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cyzaki

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HMS Fame
« on: November 07, 2010, 12:41:30 am »
Having completed my voyage aboard the SS Laurentic, I have decided to come aboard the HMS Fame. Mostly due to the lovely handwriting, but also because I couldn't resist the name of the ship.

I wanna live forever! I wanna learn how to fly!  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: HMS Fame
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2010, 11:28:28 am »
Well, my voyage aboard the HMS Fame has ended. Good luck to anybody else who goes aboard! I hope you like Hong Kong...  ;D

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Re: HMS Fame
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2010, 06:32:06 pm »
Congratulations!!!

What is your next ship, should you decide to accept this mission?

All best

don

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Re: HMS Fame
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2010, 06:44:37 pm »
I'm on the New Zealand at the moment, after a brief jaunt on the Carnarvon before I decided I just couldn't read the writing  ;D

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Re: HMS Fame
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2011, 07:45:17 pm »
I've decided to give Carnarvon another go  ;D

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Re: HMS Fame
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2012, 12:01:52 pm »
Hello old thread!  ;D

Aberdeen, Hong Kong

A literally unbelievable temperature of 134F at 4 pm. It was 100F at noon and 89F at 8 pm.
http://s3.amazonaws.com/oldweather/ADM53-41466/ADM%2053-41466-021_0.jpg

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Re: HMS Fame
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2012, 12:09:14 pm »
Can that be right?  Is that even possible anywhere on the Earth's surface?   :o

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Re: HMS Fame
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2012, 12:13:06 pm »
It's certainly possible but it seems very unlikely here.
Tamar recorded 91F in Hong Kong Harbour on that day and there was a black typhoon signal hoisted ...

From a quick Google search:
The highest recorded temperature was 57.8C, 136.0F, in Libya in 1922.
In Death Valley, California, 56.7C, 134.0F, was recorded in 1913.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2012, 04:42:51 pm by Caro »

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Re: HMS Fame
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2012, 04:37:14 pm »
Hello old thread!  ;D

Aberdeen, Hong Kong

A literally unbelievable temperature of 134F at 4 pm. It was 100F at noon and 89F at 8 pm.
http://s3.amazonaws.com/oldweather/ADM53-41466/ADM%2053-41466-021_0.jpg

Next day's temperature is 'gross' ;D
http://s3.amazonaws.com/oldweather/ADM53-41466/ADM%2053-41466-021_1.jpg

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Re: HMS Fame
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2012, 04:45:49 pm »
Oh yeah!  ::) 144F. I think the typhoon season has got to the log-keeper's head.

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Re: HMS Fame
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2012, 10:00:55 pm »
As the temperatures seem to oscillate between 'high but possible' and 'ridiculous' I wonder if they've been leaving their thermometer screen open: letting direct sunshine hit your thermometer is one way of getting stupidly high readings. We'll probably never know, unless there's a comment later in the logs saying something like "Lt Smith disciplined for using the thermometer to stir his coffee".

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Re: HMS Fame
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2012, 11:18:09 pm »
 ;D

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Re: HMS Fame
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2012, 11:24:26 am »
I would say the sun is definitely shining on the thermometer. The temperatures go stupidly high during daylight hours, then drop suddenly when night falls. I doubt the temperature varies that much in Hong Kong. Presumably there are other ships in Hong Kong at the same time that can tell us what the actual temperature was?

As an aside, if anyone fancies helping out with Fame please do - I've been working on her all morning and she hasn't gone up even 1% yet!

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Re: HMS Fame
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2012, 11:57:09 am »
The top recorded temperature for Hong Kong is around 100F so the many 100+ readings from Fame are highly improbable.
HMS Tamar, the base ship, recorded much more likely temperatures during this time. Just as well.  :)

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Re: HMS Fame
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2012, 01:32:58 pm »
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM%2053-58282/ADM%2053-58282-149_1.jpg

 HMS Rosario, also in Hong Kong, recorded 84F at 4pm on that day.