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Re: RN: Links For Further Research
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2011, 05:33:04 pm »
I found this site today trying to identify the place the Southampton was going to -

http://portfocus.com/index.html

this site lists ports, harbors, etc., by country.

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Re: RN: Links For Further Research
« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2011, 11:36:29 pm »
I use these sites to decypher odd port names:

http://portfocus.com/
http://ports.com/

Portfocus lets you search by country.

Ports.com lets you search by country, contenent and "Marine Area" , ocean, bay, Straits etc

HTH & GL

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« Last Edit: July 13, 2011, 01:31:30 pm by jdulak »

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Re: RN: Links For Further Research
« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2011, 05:43:29 am »
Thanks to both of you!

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Re: RN: Links For Further Research
« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2011, 10:53:26 am »
Found this while researching an event aboard HMS Patuca.

It's the complete text of a two-volume tome called

      The Merchant Navy  by Archibald Kurd

and most of it deals with operations in the Great War.  Anyone working on an Armed Merchant Cruiser or the like will find a lot of material in it.

Vol. 1 :    http://www.archive.org/stream/merchantnavy01hurduoft/merchantnavy01hurduoft_djvu.txt

Vol. 2 :    http://www.archive.org/stream/merchantnavy02hurduoft/merchantnavy02hurduoft_djvu.txt

Have fun!
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Re: RN: Links For Further Research
« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2011, 02:41:58 pm »
Rogwherm,

You are a thoroughly bad influence.  ;D (Thanks)
This looks as though it will be as much of a deterrent to work as was the Q-ship book; so I shall retaliate with that link.
http://www.archive.org/stream/qshipstheirstory00chatuoft/qshipstheirstory00chatuoft_djvu.txt
(This sort of exchange could result in both of us being tipped the black spot.  ;) )

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Re: RN: Links For Further Research
« Reply #35 on: August 03, 2011, 12:19:33 am »
I've sought "the King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions" on several occasions. Sometimes I found the detail I wanted, other times, not.
Here is the 1913 version, complete with "grey paint" (white in the tropics) rule, fog horn/whistle signals, rules on wages and other payments, bullion carriage ... you name it:

http://ia700508.us.archive.org/10/items/kingsregulations01greaiala/kingsregulations01greaiala.pdf

and yet more ABBREVIATIONS
The following abbreviations in books and accounts signify
A.D. Artificer Diver.
C.S. A man or boy engaged for continuous service.
D. Diver.
D. Discharged.
DD. Dead.
D.P. Detained Pay.
D.S.Q. No longer borne for pay, having been in hospital or sick quarters for the full period for which pay is authorised.
E.A. Efficiency allowance.
E.P. Extension pay.
F.T. Passed Field Training
G.B. Bedding gratuity under Art. 1437.
G.C. Clothing gratuity under Art. 1436.
I G.C.B. A man wearing one good conduct badge, and so on.
G.L. Gunlayer.
G.M. Gunner's mate.
G.M. Grog money.
G.S.A. Good shooting allowance.
H.L.M. Hard-lying Money.
Invalided. Discharged from the Service on account of sickness.
L.T.O. Leading Torpedo Man.
M.P.A. Musical proficiency allowance.
Non-C.S. A man or boy entered for non-continuous service.
N.S. New system.
O.F. Qualified in oil fuel.
O.G. Outfit gratuity to chief petty officer under Art. 1436.
O.S. Old system.
P.T.I. Physical Training Instructor.
Q.A. Qualified in Armourer's work.
Q.A.E. Qualified for Artificer Engineer and noted for promotion.
Q.M. Qualified Man in Gunnery, R.M.L.I.
R. Run. (thought to signify absent when ship sailed)
R.M. Recommended for good conduct medal.
R.M.G. Recommended for good conduct medal and gratuity.
R.Q. Run, with a query.
S.A. Qualified in small arms.
S.G. Seaman Gunner.
S.S. (when signifying Engagement). A man entered for special service.
S.T. Seaman Torpedo Man.
T.B. Passed torpedo-boat training.
T.B.D. Passed destroyer course, Art. 831.
T.C. Torpedo Coxswain.
T.G.M. Torpedo Gunner's Mate.
Turbines. Qualified in turbine machinery.
V.S.A. Victualling store allowance under Art. 1455.
W.S. Working Suit to Marines.
W.S.A. Working Suit Allowance.
W.T. Wireless Telegraphy.
W.T.B. Qualified in Water Tube Boilers (" large " or " small " to be stated). "


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Re: RN: Links For Further Research
« Reply #36 on: August 03, 2011, 03:04:05 am »
I put some of these into the official forum list - although among those that indicated pay and money, I only used the only really interesting one:  G.M. ;D

Thanks for printing it.

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« Reply #37 on: August 03, 2011, 03:35:02 am »
I take it you don't mean Gunner's Mate.
Decisions about appropriateness are above my pay grade. I give you the facts, Ma'm; just the facts.

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Re: RN: Links For Further Research
« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2011, 04:59:47 am »
And I thank you for them - they are very helpful! :)

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« Reply #39 on: August 19, 2011, 11:58:46 am »
I came across something like that. Develop dedicated logbook
DESCRIPTION AND GENERAL BACKGROUND TO SHIPS
LOGBOOKS AS A SOURCE OF CLIMATIC DATA

bit of a long title

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Re: RN: Links For Further Research
« Reply #40 on: September 06, 2011, 01:59:30 pm »
In case it's of use to others - while trying to decipher the name of an American ship that has just entered harbour I found the following list "US Naval Ships listed 1900, 1910 and 1920 US Census" on genealogy.com.

http://genforum.genealogy.com/usnavy/messages/991.html

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Re: RN: Links For Further Research
« Reply #41 on: September 07, 2011, 01:08:41 am »
That is cool.  Thank you!

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« Reply #42 on: November 29, 2011, 05:30:26 am »
I just ran across this one today, and I don't think I've seen it mentioned here before.

It's the "American practical navigator: an epitome of navigation and nautical astronomy" from 1916.

http://books.google.com/books?id=IzBsAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0

It's got explanations of EVERYTHING.  I ran across it by looking for a port/lighthouse name in South Africa.  Appendix IV is awesome!  It even references those pesky church towers that are used to triangulate position.


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Re: RN: Links For Further Research
« Reply #43 on: November 29, 2011, 04:54:13 pm »
Done!

The index to Section 1 Appendix IV is amazing!

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Re: RN: Links For Further Research
« Reply #44 on: November 29, 2011, 05:35:55 pm »
Here is a wiki link for the author, Nathaniel Bowditch.  A copy of this book is still carried on every commissioned US Navy vessel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Bowditch

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