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Re: The Shipyard (Post pics of and info about the ships here)
« Reply #75 on: May 30, 2013, 09:35:43 pm »
Thanks, I forgot they put her back in service (second tour in the Navy) during the war.  The Coast Guard says of that, "Once again in the United States Antarctic Expedition of 1939-41, Admiral Byrd called upon the Bear's services."  She must have been coming back from the Antarctic. 

On a totally different note, my step-brother sent me a link today showing what history made available can be to the families of those who made the history.  This is WW2, but it is the people who interested me.

https://www.youtube.com/tv?vq=medium#/watch?v=ie3SrjLlcUY&mode=transport

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« Reply #76 on: June 05, 2013, 04:07:10 pm »
It's 1913, the Patterson has reached Maui and has put its launch to work doing soundings (at least that's where I am in the logs).  In celebration, here's a photo of the launch at work in Hawaii from 1913:



Source: http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/htmls/theb0081.htm

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« Reply #77 on: June 05, 2013, 04:25:19 pm »
What a lovely job, to be paid to go to Hawaii and spend time studying such loveliness.  :D

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« Reply #78 on: June 05, 2013, 05:59:52 pm »
Wow! Asterix - what a find! I think that's exciting -one of our boat's in action. Love it

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« Reply #79 on: July 10, 2013, 08:02:45 pm »
I recently bought a couple of photos of the Changuinola on eBay, which I'll be including with my ship history when it goes off to Gordon.  One shows the ship in dazzle camouflage, while the other is the 6" gun on the poop deck.


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« Reply #80 on: July 10, 2013, 08:21:30 pm »
Now that's editing above and beyond the call of duty!

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« Reply #81 on: August 10, 2013, 05:08:36 pm »
Here some anecdotes and the story of H.M.S. Orvieto

http://petermanchester.me.uk/index.php?page=rmsorvieto


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Re: The Shipyard (Post pics of and info about the ships here)
« Reply #82 on: August 10, 2013, 09:32:14 pm »
Hansjorg, did you send this wonderful site the transcript page on Naval-History.net?  Whether or not the edited transcript is up yet, this would give him the log scans.  And eventually the Journey Plot.

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« Reply #83 on: August 14, 2013, 04:38:37 pm »
Janet, as I am actually editing H.M.S. Orvieto I included this site at the beginning of my transcription.

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Re: The Shipyard (Post pics of and info about the ships here)
« Reply #84 on: August 14, 2013, 04:39:35 pm »
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« Reply #85 on: January 14, 2014, 02:39:07 pm »
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Crew of HMS Ebro.

Convoy Signalmen, Fourth American Convoy, HMS Ebro, March - April 1918, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.



I don't think I've ever seen so many people trying to look cool whilst wearing jauntily angled hats!

Also, a postcard depicting Ebro (not something you get every day!):

Greetings to you all.

The picture of the Signalers on Ebro includes the image of my Uncle Lewis Tom Eavis. He is sat at the front holding the two flags with a cigarette in his mouth. He also served on HMS Sapphire during the Gallipoli Campaign. Apparently the reason for the dress code was the ship was at Rio, hence the boaters and uniforms.

My Uncles war record for your information:





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« Reply #86 on: January 14, 2014, 02:52:36 pm »
Welcome flaxman. We always like to hear of a family connection to our ships.
We have finished transcribing the RN ships but you can still find them here: http://old.oldweather.org/vessels?status=all

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Re: The Shipyard (Post pics of and info about the ships here)
« Reply #88 on: January 14, 2014, 04:51:17 pm »
Rather, they were at Rio and therefore dressed for the tropics - trying to avoid heat exhaustion and sunburn.  ;)

Glad to have a descendant from one of "our" crew here.  The transcription of the Sapphire's logs at Gallipoli are at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05Sapphire1.htm

Can we interest you in American ships - Navy, Coast Guard and Survey - beginning in the mid-1800s?  The Bear, for instance, was the first ship to serve entirely in the Arctic and had to figure out what operational methods would be used up there, standards still used by the US Coast Guard today.   ;D

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« Reply #89 on: January 15, 2014, 10:41:52 am »
Many thanks for your welcomes and the links that go with them. I found the picture of the Sapphire very interesting. Do any of you have a link to a "decent" picture of the Ebro?

Another interesting fact about WW1 is my Grandfather was on the Falklands for the first part of WW1 (1915) building the Camber Railway

http://www.railwaysofthefarsouth.co.uk/11acamberrailway.html 

Apparently the railway was commissioned by the Admiralty.