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LOG BOOK – OCTOBER 23rd 1897 TO APRIL 20th 1898


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23 October 1897

portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

LOG BOOK OF THE U.S.S. VICKSBURG, 3rd Rate, of Main battery - 6 Secondary battery - 6 Guns, COMMANDED BY A.B. H. Lillie, Commander, U.S.Navy,

Commencing October 23rd, 1897, at Portsmouth, N.H. and ending April 20th, 1898, at Norfolk, Virginia

Start of log book

A.B.H. Lillie, Commander -


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List of Officers attached to and on board of the USS Vicksburg, 3rd rate commanded by ABH Lillie, Commander USN, during the period covered by this log book from ocrober 23rd 1897 to April 20th 1898

Lillie ABH - Commander

Fox, Charles E - Lieutenant

Carrter, FS - Lieutenant

Johnson, MK - Ass.t Surgeon

Schenck, RC - Ass.t Paymaster

Hough, Henry H - Ensign

BArnes, Cassius B - Ensign

Arvell, George R - Ensign

Carter, JF - Ensign

Fletcher, W.m B - Lieutenant

Griffin, RE - PA Engineer

Price, CB - PA Engineer

List of Officers Reporting for Duty

Lillie, A.B.H., Commander - Reported 10/23/1897

Fox, Charles E, Lieutenant - Reported 10/23/1897

Carter, F.S., Lieutenant - Reported 11/23/1897

Johnson, M.K. Asst Surgeon - Reported 10/23/1897

Schenck, R.C. Asst Paymaster - Reported 11/23/1897

Hough, Hoermve H. Earsian - Reported 10/23/1897

Barnes, Cassius B - Earsian - Reported 10/23/1897

Marvell, George R - Earsian - Reported 1/6/1898

Carter, V,F, Earsian - Reported 12/15/1897

Fleterch, Gimer - Lieutenant - Reported 1/4/1898

Griffin, R.e. - P.A. Engineer - Reported 10/23/1897

Price, C. B. -Leiutenant - Reported 3/30/1898

Lillie, ABH - List of Officers - commander

Fox, Charles E. - Lieutenant

Carter, FS - Lieutenant

Johnson, MK - Ass't Surgeion

Schenk, RC - Ass't Paymaster

Hough, Henry H - Ensign

Barnes, Cassius B - Ensign

Marvell, George R - Ensign

Griffin, R. E. - PA Engineer

Price, C. B. - PA Engineer

Carter, J.F. - Ensign

Fletcher, WmB - Lieutenant

List of Officers Attached to and on board of the USS Vicksburg, 3rd Rate, commanded by A. B. H. Lillie, Commander, USN during the period covered by this Log Book, from October 23rd, 1897, to April 20, 1898.


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23 October 1897

uss vicksberg

Lat 34.7, Long 135.1

List of officers who have died, been detached or transferred on board of USS Vicksburg


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23 October 1897

Complement of Petty officers, Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, Landsmen, Boys, and Marines on board of the USS Vicksburg, 3rd rate


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Description of Instruments used for Meteorological Observations and their location, &c

Description of Instruments used for Meteorological Observations


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23 October 1897


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Complement of USS Vicksburg (Training Ship)


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Description of Instruments used for Meteorological Observations and their location, &c

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Mercurial Barometer - J...H.T.Gorrie, N.G. #5755

..eroid Barometer - J.H.Gorrie NM #55

...ermometer, (dry bulb) - J.H.Gorrie NM #3890

...ermometer (wet bulb) (psychrometer) - Io do #3889


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Armament of the USS Vicksburg, Main Battery

Secondary Battery

Boat armament

Small Arms

Armament Log

Main Battery - 6 4inch Mark IV Rapid Fire Brown 13 3/4 lbs Common Pedestal Mount

Secondary - 4 Driggs Schroeder 6 pdrs, 2 heotchkiss 1 pdrs, 1 Colt Automatic 6mm machine gun

Small Arms - 90 6m/m Les straight pull rifles, 50 colts DA revolvers, 4 Lee magazine rifles, 2 22 cal winchester rifles


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Deviation of the Standard Compass N° 3191 on board of USS Vicksburg



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1897


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portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3


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23 October 1897

Received fromUSRS "Wabash" a draft of 66 men and later+ a second draft of 20 men also from "Wabash"

crew mustered


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moored alongside seawall us navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

no instruments to measure weather onboard ship


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24 October 1897

Lat , Long

generally hazy, clear overhead with light breeze from SSE

Calm and light air variable in direction, cloudy

Henry H Hough - Ensign making reports


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moored alongside seawall us navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3


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25 November 1897

Receiving stores as per allowance books in all departments

coal: 80 tons 1840 pounds - bituminous coal

coal: 80 tons & 1840 lbs - bituminous coal

coal: 83 Tons and 1840 pounds - Bituminous Coal

coal: 80 tons and 1840 pounds - bituminous coal


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moored alongside seawall us navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

No instruments on board


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26 October 1897

Lat , Long

coal: 86 tons -

receiving stores in all departments, 19 boxes of medical supplies

coal: 86 tons -

coal: 86 Tons -

Commences and until 4 am Clear and pleasant, with light airs from ENE Signed Henry H. Hough Ensign, US Navy

From 4 to 8 am Clear and pleasant with light airs from ENE. At 7.45 began coaling ship. Henry H. Hough Ensign, US Navy

From 8 am to Meridian. Light airs and breezes from ENE. Clear coaling ship and receiving stores in all departments. Received 19 boxes medical stores. O.B. Barnes, Ensign, US Navy

From Meridian to 4 pm. Light airs from East. Clear. Receiving stores in all departments, coaling ship. O.B. Barnes, Ensign, US Navy

coal: 86 Tons -

From 4 to 8 pm. Calms. Clear. Took on board during day 86 Tons of coal. O.B. Barnes, Ensign, US Navy

From 8 pm to Midnight. Calms. Clear. O.B. Barnes, Ensign US Navy.


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Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 226 tons 870 lbs. -


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27 October 1897

coal: 25 tons -

Coaling ship and receiving stores

coal: 240 tons -

coal: 25 TONS - 66 lbs bread, 82 1/2 lbs beef, 82 1/2 lbs vegetables

coal: 240 1510/2240 TONS - Receiving stores in various departments

Received the following fresh provisions from general store keeper: 66 lbs bread, 82.5 lbs beef, 82.5 lbs Vegetables

Henry H Hough, Ensign - Signed Log

coal: 240 1510/2240 tons -

coal: -


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3


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28 October 1897

coal: - receiving stores in all departments

coal: - receiving stores in all departments

Commander A B H Lille - Commander of Ship

E J Allen (Seaman) - Confined to await court martial

Henry H Hough - Ensign making reports

Commander A. B. H. Lillie - Commanding


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Lat 36.8, Long -76.3


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29 October 1897

EJ Allen (seaman) - court martialed yesterday, today left ship in custody of Corporal Higgins and Private Wilson for Boston

coal: - receiving stores in various departments

coal: - receiving and stowing pay-masters stores

Commander A B H Lille - Commander of Ship

Corporal Higgins & Private Orileon - Left ship having EJ Allen (Seaman) in Charge for Boston

Corporal Higgins and Privae Silson (U.S M.C) returned from Boston, bringing receipt for the person of E J Allen (Seaman) for trial by court martial

At 6.30 Corporal Higgins and Private Wilson (USWO) left ship having E.T. Allen (seaman) in charge for Boston

Corporal Higgins - At 6.30 Corporal Higgins and Private Wilson (USWO) left ship having E.T. Allen (seaman) in charge for Boston

E. T. Allen (seaman) - At 6.30 Corporal Higgins and Private Wilson (USWO) left ship having E.T. Allen (seaman) in charge for Boston

Private Wilson - At 6.30 Corporal Higgins and Private Wilson (USWO) left ship having E.T. Allen (seaman) in charge for Boston

Corporal Higgins and Private Wilson (USMC) returned from Boston, bringing a ~~t for the person of E.T. Allen (seaman) to the U.S.N.S. Wabash for trial by court martial

Corporal Higgins - Corporal Higgins and Private Wilson (USMC) returned from Boston, bringing a ~~t for the person of E.T. Allen (seaman) to the U.S.N.S. Wabash for trial by court martial

Private Wilson - Corporal Higgins and Private Wilson (USMC) returned from Boston, bringing a ~~t for the person of E.T. Allen (seaman) to the U.S.N.S. Wabash for trial by court martial

E. T. Allen (seaman) - Corporal Higgins and Private Wilson (USMC) returned from Boston, bringing a ~~t for the person of E.T. Allen (seaman) to the U.S.N.S. Wabash for trial by court martial


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Lat 36.8, Long -76.3


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30 October 1897

Commander A B H Lille - Commander of Ship

Henry H Hough - Ensign making reports

Charles E Frox - Lieutenant making reports


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Lat 36.8, Long -76.3


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31 October 1897


Henry H Hough, Ensign USN - standing watch

Charles E. Fox - Lieutenant, USN standing watch

A B H Lillie, Commander - approved log



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1897


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Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: -


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1 November 1897

coal: - 65 lbs fresh bread, 81 1/4 each of fresh beef and vegetables

-

J.J. Byrnre - J.J. Byrnre (Boatswaine Mate 3rd Class) reported for duty.

Lieutenant Commander Harber - Lieutenant Commander Harber of the Compass office corrected compasses

Received in Paymasters Dept., the following fresh provisions for issue to crew: 65 lbs fresh bread, 81 1/4 each of fresh beef and vegetables.

J.J. Byrnes, Boatswains Mate 3rd class - reported for duty. Started fires under boiler 18 at 11 o'clock.

Charles E. Fox, Lt., US Navy

4 PM - Midnight - No change in the weather.


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Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 220 tons 470lbs -

- No Instrumentation in place, moored at seawall/dock

- Adjusting Compass

coal: 1 ton 620lbs - consumed during preceding 24hrs

coal: 220 tons 470lbs - on hand at noon


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2 November 1897

coal: - 66 lbs fresh bread, 82 1/2 lbs beef and 82 1/2 lbs vegetables

Receiving and stowing stores in all departments.

Lieutenant Hacker - Lieutenant Hacker U. S. Navy at work adjusting compasses

A.B.H Lillie - Commander

Lt. Charles E. Fox USN -

" - "

Yard Workmen - Yard Workmen on board in all departments

From meridian to 4pm - Overcast and rainy with moderate to fresh breeze from N.E. Adjusting compasses. Receiving and stowing stores in all departments. Yard workmen at work in all departments. Henry H. Hough, Ensign US Navy

From 4 to 8pm - Overcast and cloudy with moderate to fresh breeze from N.E. first 3 hours, then gentle breeze from N by E to close. Henry H. Hough, Ensign US Navy

From 8PM to Midnight - Overcast, Cloudy and rainy with light breeze to light airs from N by E. Henry H. Hough, US Navy

Examined and found to be correct. Henry H. Hough, Ensign


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 730lbs - consumed

coal: 218 tons 1980 lbs - remaining onhand

Moored to dock E

No instruments in place

Moored to dock E

No instruments in place


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3 November 1897

From 8am to meridian - Cloudy and overcast. Calm during greater part of watch. Bending sail and making preparations for sea. Charles E. Fox, Lt. US Navy

Commences and until 4 am Overcast and cloudy with light airs from NbyE and NNE Henry H. Hough. Ensign USNavy

From 4 to 8 am Overcast, cloudy and misty. Calm. Securing boats for sea last part of watch. Henry H. Hough Ensign, U.S.Navy

From 8 am to Meridian Cloudy and overcast. Calm during greater part of watch. Bending sail and making preparations for sea. Charles E. Fox Lieutenant, U.S.Navy

From Meridian to 4 PM Cloudy clearing towards sunset. Light airs from West. Bending sail and making preparations for sea. Charles E. Fox Lieutenant, U.S.Navy

From 4 pm to 8 pm Clear and pleasant light airs from WNW. Charles E. Fox Lieutenant, U.S. Navy

From 8 pm to Midnight No change in the weather. Charles E. Fox, Lieutenant, U.S.Navy


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh and at sea on trial trip

Lat 42.62, Long -70.42

coal: 1 ton 1390 lbs - consumed

coal: 217 tons - 590 lbs remaining on hand

No instruments in place

No instruments in place

No instruments in place


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4 November 1897

10.30am The board of Inspection for trial trip of this vessel of which Captain Frederick Rodgers is sentior member came on board

Captain Frederick Rodgers - senior member of the board of Inspection for the trial trip of the vessel

Commodore Resney Al. SN - saluted the broad pennant, salute was returned

From 8am to meridian - Clear and pleasant. Calm with light airs from S by W to SSE. Smooth seas. Making preparations for sea, mustered crew and found all present then, stationed men for making and shortening sail. Fourteen men from Navy Yard at work on board. Received in Pay Department 400 working trousers, 200 silk handkerchiefs, 10 P.O. caps in ordinance, ten 4 inch cartidges complete, brown powder, electric primers. At 10:30 the board of Inspection for trial trip of this vessel of which Captain Frederick Rodgers is senior member came on board. At 11:50 turned over the engines. Ships draft 13'3" forward, 12'7" aft. Lt. H. Minett, and E.E. Wright, reported for temporary duty on board. Average st~ , revolutions. Henry Minett Lt, US NAvy

300pm unmoored ship and stood out of Portsmouth Harbor

Cape Ann light W x S 5.7'

1105 pm made Highland light bearing south


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standing off and on near isle of shoals light

Lat 42.95, Long -70.38

Trial Trip


At Sea on trial trip

coal: 9 tons - consumed

coal: 208 tons 590 lbs - remaining on hand


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5 November 1897

217am Cape Cod light SSW 1/2 W dist 8.4'

End of watch Isle of Shoals light bore N 1/2 E and Cape Ann light S 1/4 W


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Lat 42.85, Long -70.68

coal: 6 tons 1830 lbs - consumed

coal: 201 tons 1000 lbs - remaining on hand


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6 November 1897

working ship between isle of shoals and new hampshire shore

Lat 22.4, Long 117.2

Charles Fox - heavy fog, 8pm to midnight was clear and pleasant

Commander A.B.H. Lillie - Commander

Commences and until 4 a.n. Light airs to light breeze from South. Standing off and on past Isle of Shoals light At 2.00 light shut in by fog bearing N by W. At end of watch the light was seen bearing (p.c.) N by W+W. Ship's head W by N.W Whistling buoy about W. by N. Got sounding 36 fathoms. Muddy bottom. Steam 112 lbs

Henry Muriett - Lieutenant, US Navy signed log

E. E. Wught - Lieutenant, US Navy signed log

rom 4 to 8 a.m. Heavy fog clearing. About 7.0 clock gentle to stiff breeze from S.W. Barometer falling slightly. At 5 a.mn. got cast to the lead. 38 fathoms ~ gravel and fine sand. At 6.00 36 fathoms same bottom. Lying to off Whistling buoy Isle of Shale. Steam 122 lbs revs 25.

8 a.m. to Meridian Generally clody and hazy with gentle to light breeze from S.W. Working ship between Isle of Shoals and New Hampshire shore. Under sail alone.

Henry H. Hough - Ensign, US Navy signed log

From Meridian to 4 P.M. Cloudy with moderate breeze from S.W. to N.W. Got ship turning circles. Furled all sail. Stood in and at 3.50 anchored in 9 fathoms water, 45 fathoms on starboard chain Bearings from anchorage Goat Island Ledge Buoy W 1/8 S., Constitution Sight S.E. 1/8 E. Ship's head W 1/2 N. All by standard compass. Steam 117 lbs. revs 83.3

Charles E. Fox - Lieutenant, US Navy signed log

From 4 to 8 P.M. Clloudy with moderate breeze from Nd and Wd. At 4.30 got underway and stood into Portsmouth harbor. At 5.15 anchored off the Navy Yard in 9 3/4 fathoms water. 45 fathoms on starboard chain. Bearings of anchorage Heavy's Island Range Light S.S.E. 1/2 E, Navy Yard ~ NE 1/2 E. Ship's head N.N.W. 3/4 W. all per standard compass.

Charles E. Fox - Lieutenant, US Navy signed log

From 8 pm to Midnight Clear and pleasant moderate breeze from W.N.W. Ship riding to the ebb tide.

Charles E. Fox - Lieutenant, US Navy signed log


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3


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7 November 1897


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

Steamer Vicksburg - Log of USS...

coal: 1 tons, 1590 lbs - Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours

coal: 196 tons, 1240 lbs - coal remaining on hand at noon


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8 November 1897

portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Commences and until 4 AM Clear and pleasant, bright starlight. Gently NWly breeze. Henry H. Hough Ensign, US Navy

From 4 to 8 AM Clear, pleasant, and cold. Light breeze to light airs from WNW. Received in Pay Department from the General Storekeeper the following fresh provisions for issue to crew. 67 lbs. fresh bread, 83.25 lbs. fresh beef, 83.25 lbs. fresh vegetables.

Robert E. Lindsay - Advanced ratings of Robert E. Lindsay Mach (cl) to Chief Machinist and Edward W. Poore (lds) to Chief ~~~man.

Edward W Poore - Advanced ratings of Robert E. Lindsay Mach (cl) to Chief Machinist and Edward W. Poore (lds) to Chief ~~~man.

From 8 AM to Meridian Light airs from WNW. Clear. At 9.30 mustered at quarters. No absentees. Yard workmen aboard in Engineer and Equipment Departments.

Francis G. Davidson - Transferred Francis G. Davidson (a lds) to Navy Yard Washington DC as per order Bureau of Navigation with log l~~~k and transfer papers.


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

Steamer Vicksburg - Log of the USS...

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, - tons, 1630 lbs

Coal remaining on hand at noon, 195 tons 1850 lbs


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9 November 1897

F. G. Davidson - At 12.45 FG Davison (app 1C) left the ship under orders to proceed to Washington DC to join the Gunnery School for Apprentices.

D. H. Sullivan - D. H. Sullivan (sea) returned on board 1.5 hours over time.

Jas. F. Dougherty - Jas. F. Dougherty (os) returned on board 10 hours over time and Bartholomew Shea (CP) 12 hours overtime.

Bartholomew Shea - Jas. F. Dougherty (os) returned on board 10 hours over time and Bartholomew Shea (CP) 12 hours overtime.

From 8 PM to Midnight Overcast and cloudy with light to gentle Wly breeze first three hours, then moderate breeze from W by N to close. Bright moonlight.

A.B.H Lillie - Commander

C B Barnes - Ensign, U. S. Navy

other: 66 lbs. bread, 82 1/2 lbs. beef, 82 1/2 lbs. vegetables - received in Pay Department from General Storekeeper

C B Barnes - Ensign, U. S. Navy

Jas F. Dougherty - absent after leave had expired

Frank Clair - absent after leave had expired

Bartholomew Shea - absent after leave had expired

Henry H. Hough - Ensign, U. S. Navy

Jeff Davidson - left ship under orders to proceed to Washington, D. C. to join the Gunnery School for Apprentices.

D. H. Sullivan - returned on board 1 1/2 hours over time.

Henry H Hough - Ensign, U. S. Navy

Henry H Hough - Ensign, U. S. Navy

Henry H Hough - Ensign, U. S. Navy

Commander A.B.H. Lillie -

Commence and until 4 A.M. Light airs from WSW. Overcast, Cloudy, rainy.

C.B. Barnes, Ensign, U.S. Navy - signed log book entry

From 4 to 8 a.m. Light airs from WSW. Overcast, Cloudy, rainy. Received in Pay Department from General Storekeeper, 66 lbs bread, 82 1/2 lbs beef, 82 1/2 lbs vegetables. Absent overtime Dougherty J.F. (os), Clair F (CA), Shea B. (CA), Ausborough J (Pvt USMC)

C.B. Barnes, Ensign, U.S. Navy - signed log book entry

From 8 AM to Meridian. Overcast. Cloudy and rainy with light Sly airs. Broke out all awnings and housed them. At 10.00 mustered at quarters; absent after leave had expired, Jas F. Doughtery (os), Frank Clair (CP), Bartholomew Shea (CP), John Ausborough (Pvt. M). Instructed divisions in their duties at quarters. Engaged in general work about the ship. Yard workmen on board at work in various Departments.

Henry H. Hough, Ensign, US Navy - signed log book entry

From Meridian to 4 P.M. Overcast. Cloudy, and rainy with light Sly airs. At 12.45. J.S. Davidson (app 1c) left the ship under orders to proceed to Washington DC to join the Gunnery School for Apprentices. D.H. Sullivan (sea) returned on board 1 hour over time. Crew engaged in general work about the ship. Yard workmen at work on board in various Departments.

Henry H. Hough, Ensign, US Navy - signed log book entry

From 4 to 8 P.M. Overcast, cloudy, and rainy with light Ely airs. Jas.F. Dougherty (os) returned on board 10 hours overtime and Bartholomew Shea (CA) 12 hours overtime.

Henry H. Hough, Ensign, US Navy - signed log book entry

From 8 P.M. to Midnight. Overcast and cloudy with light to gentle Wly breeze first three hours, then moderate breeze from W by N to close. Bright moonlight.

Henry H. Hough, Ensign, US Navy - signed log book entry

Henry H. Hough, Ensign, US Navy - signed log book page


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portsmouth nh navy yard

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 270 lbs - consumed

coal: 194 tons 1580 lbs. - 24hr prev 1 ton 270 lbs.


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10 November 1897


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portsmouth nh navy yard

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 380 lbs - consumed

coal: 193 ton 1200 lbs. - 24hr prev 1 ton 380 lbs

Coalk consumed during preceding 24 hours, 1 tons, 380 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at noon, 193 " 1200"


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11 November 1897

portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

Ausborough, John (pvt m) - absent after leave expired

Threatens Rain at 4 PM

Move ship to dry dock at 08:45

Commander A.B.H. Lillie -

Commence and until 4 A.M. Light airs from WNW. Clear. Clair, F (CP) returned 4 1/2 hours overtime and drunk.

C.B. Barnes, Ensign, U.S. Navy - signed log book entry

From 4 TO 8 a.m. Calms. Light airs from WNW and W by N. Clear. Received in Pay Department from General Storekeeper 64 lbs bread, 8 lbs beef, and 8 lbs vegetables.

C.B. Barnes, Ensign, U.S. Navy - signed log book entry

From 8 AM to Meridian. Clear, pleasant and cool. Calm. At 9:30 mustered and inspected at quarters after which exercised 1st, 2nd, powder, and marine divisions at infantry. Absent after leave had expired Ausborough Johnm (Pvt M.) A Board of Survey of which Commander R.E. Impey US Navy was senior member, convened on board for the survey of certain articles in Equipment and Navigation Departments. Yard workmen on board in various departments. Loosed sail to dry at 8.45.

Henry H. Hough, Ensign, US Navy - signed log book entry

From Meridan to 4 P.M. Overcast and cloudy, threatening rain. Calms and light ely airs. Furled sail at 1.00 and unbent main and mizzen gaff topsails, main topmast stay sail and flying jib. Engaged in general work about the ship.

Henry H. Hough, Ensign, US Navy - signed log book entry

From 4 to 8 P.M. Clearing weather with light Ely airs.

Henry H. Hough, Ensign, US Navy - signed log book entry

From 8 P.M. To Midnight Overcast and cloudy with rain last part. Gentle Ely breeze.

Henry H. Hough, Ensign, US Navy - signed log book entry


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portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 1590 lbs - consumed

coal: 191 ton 1850 lbs. - 24hr prv 1 ton 1590 lbs


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12 November 1897

naval shipyard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

private John Ausborough USMC - returned on board

Mild Surge 8 PM to midnight, overcast


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portsmouth nh navy yard

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 160 lbs - consumed

coal: 190 ton 1690 lbs - 24hr prev 1 ton 160 lbs


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13 November 1897

portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 2070 lbs - consumed

Coalk consumed during preceding 24 hours, 1 tons, 2070 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at noon, 189" 1860"


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14 November 1897

Commander A.B.H. Lillie -

Commence and until 4 A.M. Cloudy with moderate to fresh breeze in squalls from N.W.

Henry H. Hough, Ensign, US Navy - signed log book entry

From 4 to 8 AM Cloudy with moderate to fresh breeze in squalls from N.W. decreasing in force latter part of watch. Received in Pay Department from the General Storekeeper, the following fresh provisions for issue to crew, 65 lbs bread, 81 1/4 lbs earch of fresh beef and vegetables.

Henry H. Hough, Ensign, US Navy - signed log book entry

From 8 A.M. to Meridian. Moderate, stiff and fresh breezes from N.W. Clear. At 9.30 mustered at quarters, absentees as follows:- J. Hood (W.T.) Wm Gleason, (Ldr) absent overtime. Commanding Officer inspeted crew and ship.

C.B. Barnes, Ensign, U.S. Navy - signed log book entry

From Meridian to 4 P.M. Moderate to stiff and fresh breezes from N.W. Clear. J Hood (W.T.) returned on board 8 1/3 hours overtime.

C.B. Barnes, Ensign, U.S. Navy - signed log book entry

From 4 to 8 P.M. Moderate breezes from N.W. Clear.

C.B. Barnes, Ensign, U.S. Navy - signed log book entry

From 8 P.M. to Midnight. Light airs from N.W. Clear.

C.B. Barnes, Ensign, U.S. Navy - signed log book entry

Henry H. Hough, Ensign, US Navy - signed log book page


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 270 lbs - consumed


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15 November 1897

portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

FJ Blakely (App 1cl) & Wm J Gleason (Lds) - absent after leave expired


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portsmouth nh navy yard

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 2180 lbs - consumed


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16 November 1897

portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

WJ Gleason (lds) & FJ Blakely (App 1cl) - absent overtime

F J Blakely - Absent

W J Gleason - Absent


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portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 160 lbs - consumed

coal: 186 tons 1490 lbs -


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17 November 1897

Patrick A Hogan (app 3 cl) - transferred to the Naval Hospital Portsmouth, NH, for medical treatment

3 men transfered on board from U S S Dolphin

one seaman transfered to local Naval hospital

one seaman discharged from Navy by reason of purchase (lamp lighter $48.00)

WJ Gleason (Lds) & FJ Blakely (App 1cl) - absent after leave expired

Philip Hebron (WRC), Samual K Ball (M Att), John Granthin (M Att) - boarded from USS Dolphin

Patrick Q Hogan (App 2cl) - to hospital

John J Quirk - discharged

W J Gleason - AWOL

FJ Blakely - AWOL

Commences and until 4 a.m. Gentle to stiff breezes from N.W. Overcast.

C.B. Barnes, Ensign, U.S. Navy - signed log book entry

From 4 to 8 a.m. Stiff breezes moderating to gentle breezes from N.W. Overcast and cloudy. Received in Pay Department from General Storekeeper 62lbs bread.

C.B. Barnes, Ensign, U.S. Navy - signed log book entry

From 8 a.m. to Meridian. Clear and pleasant with gentle to stiff breeze from N.W. At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters, absent after leave had expired, W. J. Gleason (Lds.) and F. J. Blakey (App. 1 cl). Instructed all divisions in their duties at quarters. Yard workmen at work on board in various Departments. The following men reported on board for duty from the USS Dophin, Philip Hebron (W.R.C.), Samuel K. Ball (M. ath), John Granthin (M. ath), all papers to be received by mail.

Henry H. Hough, Ensign, US Navy - signed log book entry

From Meridian to 4 P.M. Fair, pleasant weather with gentle to light N.Wly breeze. Engaged in general work about the ship. Transferred Patrick O. Hogan (App. 3 cl) to the U.S. Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, N.H. for medical treatment. Yard workmen at work on board in various departments.

Henry H. Hough, Ensign, US Navy - signed log book entry

From 4 to 8 P.M. Cloudy first hour, then clear and pleasant to close. Gentle breeze from N.W. Discharged from this ship and from the U.S. Naval Service by order of the Bureau of Navigation and by reason of purchase, John J. Quirk (Lamplighter) amount of purchase $48.00

From 8 P.M. to Midnight. Clear and cold, bright starlight and moonlight. Light N.Wly airs.

Henry H. Hough, Ensign, US Navy - signed log book entry

Henry H. Hough, Ensign, US Navy - signed log book page


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 1260 lbs - consumed

coal: 185 TON 230 LB - 24hr prev 1 ton 1260


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18 November 1897

Wm J Bleason (Lds), Frank J Blakely (App 1cl), Edw J Manning (Lds), John J Woodcock (App 2cl) - absentees


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 2 tons 450 lbs - consumed


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19 November 1897

Wm Glidden (Lds) - returned on board

Wm J Gleason (Lds), Frank J Blakely (App 1cl), Edw J Manning (Lds), John J Woodcock (App 2cl) - absent after leave expired

John Hood (Or~) - reduced to 2nd class for 1 month

Wm H Glidden (Lds) - reduced to 2nd class 1 month

Private Mahoney - 2 weeks restriction

Charles S McCormack (Lds) as yeoman 2nd class & Burton F Morehouse (Lds) as yeoman 3rd class - acting appointments


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 380 lbs - consumed


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20 November 1897

Isiak Wilbur Jr (App 10) - discharged


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1740 lbs - consumed


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21 November 1897

Absent after leave had expired W.m G Gleason, Frank Blakley, Edw. J MAnning, John J Woodcock. Sent out offers of reward of ten dollars each for the apprehension and delivery on board tis vessel, within two weeks from date, each of the above named absentees

4 sailors AWOL. Captian offers $10.00 reward for apprehension & delivery n board for each man

Wm J Gleason (Lds), Frank J Blakely (App 1cl), Edw J Manning (Lds), John J Woodcock (App 2cl) - absent after leave expired, reward of $10 each for apprehension


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 710 lbs - consumed


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22 November 1897

F J Blakely App 1 cl. - returned on board 159 hours overtime

Wm Gleason (Lds), Frank J Blakely (App 1cl), Edw J Manning (Lds), John J Woodcock (App 2cl) - mustered at quarters

FJ Blakely (App 1 cl) - returned on board


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 160 lbs - consumed


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23 November 1897

Lieut F S Carter US Navy - reported for duty on board as NAvigator of this vessel

Lt. F S Carter - reported for duty as navigator

Wm J Gleason (Lds), Edw J Manning (Lds), John J Woodcock (app 2cl) - absent after leave expired

Carl L Larssen - acting appointment from sailmaker to sailmakers mate

Anton H Jockninsen - acting appointment from quartermaster 1st class to botswains mate

Henry W Charrette - acting appointment from seaman to gunners mate 3rd class

Lieutenant FS Carter US Navy - reported on board as navigator


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 1040 lbs - consumed


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24 November 1897

Ord J Gleason (Lds) - was declared deserter from the US Naval Service from November 14th, 1897, order of the Commanding Officer

coal: 19 Tons 420 Lbs. -

WJ Gleason (Lds), EJ Manning (Lds), JJ Woodcock (App 2cl) - absent without leave

WJ Gleason (Lds) - deserter


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 2090 lbs - consumed


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25 November 1897

Thanksgiving

Edw J Manning (Lds) and John J Woodcock (App 2cl) - absent after leave expired


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moored alongside seawall us navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 180 lbs - consumed


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26 November 1897

EJ Manning (Lds) & JJ Woodcock (A 2cl) - absent without leave

P McClure (sea) - left ship without authority


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portsmouth nh navy yard

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 tons 710 lbs - consumed


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27 November 1897

Edw. J Manning (Ldsd) and John Woodcock (Ap. 2 cl) - Absent after leave had expired. By order of the commanding officer sent ashore an offere of $10 reward for the apprehension and delivery on board this ship at this port within two weeks of Patrick Mc Clure (seaman) who left the ship without authority

Edw J Manning (lgs) & John J Woodcock (Ap 2cl) - absent after leave expired

Patrick McClure (seaman) - $10 reward for apprehension


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moored alongside seawall us navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 2200 lbs - consumed


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28 November 1897

Edw. J Manning (Ldsd) and John Woodcock (Ap. 2 cl) - declared deserters from November 18th from this vessel and the United States Naval Service

P McClure (sea), EJ Manning (Lds), JJ Woodcock (A 2cl) - absentees

EJ Manning (Lds) & JJ Woodcock (A 2cl) - deserters


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portsmouth nh navy yard

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 160 lbs - consumed


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29 November 1897

Patrick McClure (sea) - absent without leave


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portsmouth nh navy yard

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 1040 lbs - consumed


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30 November 1897

P McClure (sea) - absent without leave



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1897


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 710 lbs - consumed


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1 December 1897

P McClure(Sea) - absent without leave

Sold at auction the effects of WJ Gleason (Lds) and EJ Manning (Lds) realizing 1.80 from the former's and 2.50 from the latter's effects

Edward J Manning (Lds) - returned on board 13 days and 17 hours overtime

P McClure (sea) - absent without leave

Paymaster Joseph Foster US Navy - relieved from duty

Paymaster Robert C Schenck US Navy - reported for duty

WJ Gleason (Lds) & EJ Manning (Lds) - sold at auction the effects of

Edw J Manning (Lds) - returned on board


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 160 lbs - consumed


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2 December 1897

Edward J Manning (Lds) - reduced to 4th class with 3 months restriction

Edward J Manning (Lds) - reported on board

p McClure (sea) - absent without leave


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 tons 1590 lbs - consumed


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3 December 1897

Patrick McClure (sea) - deserter


50874e6c09d4090755015601: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_052_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 tons 1260 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d4090755015603: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_052_1.jpg)


4 December 1897

Lieut CS fox and Asst. Surgeon MK Johnson - reception on board


50874e6c09d4090755015605: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_053_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 2070 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d4090755015607: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_053_1.jpg)


5 December 1897

WW Mitchell (~), JP Lynch (Lds), FK Ranftle (Lds), John Revel (M Att), Henry L Chenot (O Sea) - absent after leave expired

FK Ranftle (Lds) & John Revel - returned on board

WW Mitchell (sea), JP Lynch (Lds),Henry L Chenot (O Sea) - returned on board


50874e6c09d4090755015609: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_054_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 tons 270 - consumed


50874e6c09d409075501560b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_054_1.jpg)


6 December 1897


50874e6c09d409075501560d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_055_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 490 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d409075501560f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_055_1.jpg)


7 December 1897

Patrick M Rodgers, USMC - confined by order of the Commanding Officer to await action for being asleep on post

GE Petry (Cox), N McBuley (Cox), J Dempsey (cox), SC Mogensen (OM 3C), G Walsh (sea), PW Kruger (sea), H McClelland (sea), MH Keranis (A 1C), PJ Kenney (A 1C), AG Johnson (A 1C), HR Ellenberger (A 1C), EA Campbell (A 1C), J Donovan (A 1C), RF Nowell (A 1C), J Muck (A 2C), JL Baart (C Mach), J Bryce (Mach 1c), FA Luyt (CP), JH Purdy (CP) - received from USS Lancaster

Thomas Shugrue (OM 3C), Jaakop Paldanius (sea) - received from USRS Wabash

Private Patrick M Rodgers USMC - await action for being asleep on post


50874e6c09d4090755015611: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_056_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1850 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d4090755015613: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_056_1.jpg)


8 December 1897

Patrick M Rogers, USMC - sentenced 7 days solitary confinement with full rations and reduced to 4th class with three months restriction for sleeping on watch

A Wilson (Pvt M) - absent without leave, returned on board 3 hours overtime

PM Rogers (Pvt M) - 7 days solitary confinement with full rations and reduced to 4th class with 3 months restriction for sleeping on watch


50874e6c09d4090755015615: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_057_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 820 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d4090755015617: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_057_1.jpg)


9 December 1897

Installed a new aneroid barometer

GeoWalsh (sea) - absent after leave expired


50874e6c09d4090755015619: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_058_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 710 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d409075501561b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_058_1.jpg)


10 December 1897

N Thierney (Bm 1cl), WH Touchfield (Bm 2 cl), JW Madden (Cox), WG Averill (Cox), WA Cooks (Cox) - received from USS Lancaster


50874e6c09d409075501561d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_059_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 380 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d409075501561f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_059_1.jpg)


11 December 1897

George Walsh (sea) - absent after leave had expired

Pvt P Cannon - left ship without permission


50874e6c09d4090755015621: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_060_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 tons 1370 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d4090755015623: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_060_1.jpg)


12 December 1897

G Wallsh (sea) - absent without leave


50874e6c09d4090755015625: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_061_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 1040 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d4090755015627: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_061_1.jpg)


13 December 1897

Geo Walsh (sea), Bart Shea (CP), John Walsh (CP) - Absent after leave expired

Bart Shea (CP) & J Walsh (CP) - brought on board by police


50874e6c09d4090755015629: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_062_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 160 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d409075501562b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_062_1.jpg)


14 December 1897

G Walsh (sea) - absent without leave

RF Norvell (A 1cl) - leave of absence

J Mahoney (Pvt M) - punishment: second class for one month for being under the influence of liquor

P Cannon (Pvt M) - punishment: fourth class for six weeks for leaving ship

G Walsh (sea) - returned on board


50874e6c09d409075501562d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_063_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 2180 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d409075501562f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_063_1.jpg)


15 December 1897

Private PM Rogers (USMC) & Ensign JF Carter (USN) - reported for duty

CA Liesigang (GM 1cl) & SW Williams (GM 3cl) - reported to duty from USS Lancaster


50874e6c09d4090755015631: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_064_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1960 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d4090755015633: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_064_1.jpg)


16 December 1897


50874e6c09d4090755015635: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_065_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 1260 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d4090755015637: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_065_1.jpg)


17 December 1897

G Walsh (Sea) - reduction to 4 class for 3 months and 3 months deprivation of leave

J Walsh (CP) - reduction to 2nd class for 1 month

B Shea (CP) - reduction to 2nd class for 1 month

EE Haugland (OM 2cl) - received from USS Lancaster


50874e6c09d4090755015639: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_066_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1960 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d409075501563b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_066_1.jpg)


18 December 1897


50874e6c09d409075501563d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_067_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 1370 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d409075501563f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_067_1.jpg)


19 December 1897


50874e6c09d4090755015641: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_068_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 270 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d4090755015643: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_068_1.jpg)


20 December 1897

draft of 44 men transferred to USRS "Vermont" New York (list of names follows)


50874e6c09d4090755015645: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_069_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 270 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d4090755015647: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_069_1.jpg)


21 December 1897

oil: 180 gallons - lard oil for navigation supplies

Wm Seats (M at A 3c) - absent over leave


50874e6c09d4090755015649: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_070_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 160 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d409075501564b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_070_1.jpg)


22 December 1897

Wm Seats MAA3c - leave expired


50874e6c09d409075501564d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_071_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 1040 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d409075501564f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_071_1.jpg)


23 December 1897

Wm Seats (MAA 3c) - absent over leave


50874e6c09d4090755015651: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_072_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 tons 380 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d4090755015653: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_072_1.jpg)


24 December 1897

Seats, Wm (MA A 3c) - absent without leave


50874e6c09d4090755015655: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_073_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 930 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d4090755015657: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_073_1.jpg)


25 December 1897

Wm Seats (MAA3c)m MJ Barrey (Lds) - absent over leave


50874e6c09d4090755015659: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_074_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 380 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d409075501565b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_074_1.jpg)


26 December 1897

Wm Seats (MAA3c), Barry MJ (Lds), AJ Hebron (WRC) - absent without authority


50874e6c09d409075501565d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_075_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 160 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d409075501565f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_075_1.jpg)


27 December 1897

Wm Seats (MAAA3c), MJ Barry (Lds), JV Purdy (CP), PV Hebron (WRC) - absent over leave

JH Purdy and P Hebron - returned on board

Wm Stevens (Ch 2 m) - reduced to 4th class for 3 months for being under the influence of liquor on duty

PV Hebron WRC - reduced to 4th class for 3 months for lying and remaining 46 hours over leave


50874e6c09d4090755015661: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_076_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 930 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d4090755015663: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_076_1.jpg)


28 December 1897

Wm Seats (MAA3c), MJ Barry (Lds) - absent over leave without authority

M OLeary (CCM), SF Casety (Bks) - returned from leave

LJ Mahoney (SC3c) - absent without leave

Baart JL (Ch Mech0 - returned on board 7 hours overtime


50874e6c09d4090755015665: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_077_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 600 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d4090755015667: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_077_1.jpg)


29 December 1897

Wm Leats (MAA3c), MJ Barry (Ldg), LJ Mahoney (sc 3c) - absent without leave


50874e6c09d4090755015669: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_078_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 tons 930 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d409075501566b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_078_1.jpg)


30 December 1897

Wm Leats (MAA3c), MJ Barry (Lds), Mahoney LJ (Sc3c) - absent without authority

JH Purdy (CP) - reduced to 3rd class for 3 months

GD Ross (CBM), Jochiersuer (BM1c) - returned from leave


50874e6c09d409075501566d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_079_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 tons 2020 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d409075501566f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_079_1.jpg)


31 December 1897

heavuìy snow fall

Wm Leats (MAA3c) - declared deserter

TJ Mahoney (SC3c) - absent without leave



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1898


50874e6c09d4090755015671: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_080_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1960 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d4090755015673: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_080_1.jpg)


1 January 1898

HM Clelland (sea), CA Lielsegang (GM1c) - absent overtime

CA Liesagang (GM1c) - returned


50874e6c09d4090755015675: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_081_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 160 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d4090755015677: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_081_1.jpg)


2 January 1898

TJ Mahoney (SC3c), SF Haudiau (Lds) - absent after leave expired


50874e6c09d4090755015679: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_082_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 380 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d409075501567b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_082_1.jpg)


3 January 1897

TJ Mahoney (SC3c), SF Haudrau (Lds), DH Sullivan (sea) - absent without leave

DH Sullivan (sea) - returned


50874e6c09d409075501567d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_083_0.jpg)


moored alongside sea wall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 tons 710 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d409075501567f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_083_1.jpg)


4 January 1898

Alliance - in lower river

LJ Mahoney (SC3c), SF Haudeau (Lds) - absent without authority

Lieut WB Fletcher USN - reported for duty

SF Haudiau (Lds) - returned on board


50874e6c09d4090755015681: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_084_0.jpg)


moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 41.87, Long -69.78

coal: 3 tons 1570 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d4090755015683: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_084_1.jpg)


5 January 1898

making passage to newport ri

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

Alliance - Standing into Portsmouth inner harbor at end of 8AM watch

LJ Mahoney (SC3c) - declared deserter

USS Alliance - passed


50874e6c09d4090755015685: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_085_0.jpg)


making passage from portsmouth nh to newport ri

Lat 41.20, Long -70.93

coal: 10 tons 1740 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d4090755015687: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_085_1.jpg)


6 January 1898

S S Constellation - Narragansett Bay

S Taylor (CMAA), WL Shute (ofc 2), NN Sinclair (Lni sc), I Ferrgeson (sea), HRJ Deucuoure (Lds) - from USRS Watash


50874e6c09d4090755015689: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_086_0.jpg)


moored at buoy off training station newport ri

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

coal: 2 tons 1000 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d409075501568b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_086_1.jpg)


7 January 1898


50874e6c09d409075501568d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_087_0.jpg)


moored to buoy off training station newport ri

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

coal: 1 ton 1700 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d409075501568f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_087_1.jpg)


8 January 1898


50874e6c09d4090755015691: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_088_0.jpg)


moored to buoy off training station newport ri

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6


50874e6c09d4090755015693: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_088_1.jpg)


8 January 1898

Sullivan DH (sea) - punishment 3rd class 3 months

Haudiau SF (Lds) - punishment 3rd class 3 months restriction


50874e6c09d4090755015695: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_089_0.jpg)


moored to buoy off training station newport ri

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

coal: 1 ton 930 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d4090755015697: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_089_1.jpg)


9 January 1898


50874e6c09d4090755015699: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_090_0.jpg)


moored to bouy off training station newport ri

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

coal: 1 ton 710 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d409075501569b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_090_1.jpg)


10 January 1898

coal: 50 Tons -


50874e6c09d409075501569d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_091_0.jpg)


moored to buoy off training station newport ri

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

coal: 305 tons -

coal: 55 Tons - total of 105 tons

coal: 1 ton 1480 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d409075501569f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_091_1.jpg)


11 January 1898


50874e6c09d40907550156a1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_092_0.jpg)


moored to buoy off training station newport ri

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

coal: 1 ton 380 lbs - consumed

coal: 1 ton 380 lbs - consumed


50874e6c09d40907550156a3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_092_1.jpg)


12 January 1898


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moored to buoy off training station newport ri

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

coal: 1 ton 1040 lbs - consumed


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13 January 1898

AH Johnson ch MAA and BF Morehouse painter - received from USS Vermont

FR Harper (Lds) - received from USS Wabash


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moored to buoy off training station newport ri

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

coal: 1 ton 780 lbs - consumed

coal: 221 tons 1560 lbs - 24hr prv 1ton 780 lbs.


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14 January 1898

Taking on stores at Newport, R.I.


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moored to buoy off training station newport ri

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

coal: 1 ton 820 lbs - consumed

coal: 220 ton 740 lbs - 24hr prev 1 ton 820 lbs


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15 January 1898

Preparing for sea.

Commences and until 4 A.M. Calm then light airs from S.E. Generally overcast.

W.B. Fletcher, Lieut. U.S. Navy - signed log book entry

From Meridian to 4 P.M. Overcast cloudy, rainy, misty last hour. Gentle to moderate breeze from South and S.S.E. Barometer falling. Lieut W.B. Fletcher inspected devises in after part of ship and Ensign J.F. Carter mechanical devices in after part of ship in accordance with Art. 1564 Naval Regulations.

W.B. Fletcher, Lieut. U.S. Navy - signed log book entry

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F.S. Carter Lieut Navigator - signed log book page


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moored to buoy off training station newport ri and making pass

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6


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16 January 1898

newport ri

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

water very phosphorescense

Left Newport R.I. for St. Thomas, West Indies.

3.33 pm Brenton's Reef Lightship bearing E dist 0.125'

6.20 pm lost Gay Head Light bearing NE by N.

Water very phosphorescence

Geo R. Maxwell Ensign, U.S. Navy - signed log book entry

From 8 A.M. to Meridian. Overcast, cloudy fair. Light increasing to gentle and moderate breeze from N. to N.N.E. At 9:30 Commanding Officer inspected ship and creat quarters. At 11:10 made General Signal-Int. 4560 to "Constellation" answered at 11:30 by Constellation "Affirmative" Started fires in Boiler "A" at 11:30. Fires under two Boilers at close.

W.B. Fletcher, Lieut. U.S. Navy - signed log book entry

From Meridian to 4 P.M. Cloudy and pleasant. Gentle breeze from N.N.E. Barometer rising. At 2:30 having turned over engines and tested steering gear and annunciator called all hands unmoor ship. At 3:00 slipped buoy and stood out of Newport Harbor. At 3:33 took departure Brenton's Reef Lightship bearing East distant 1/8 mile (AC 76.3) Signals:- Vicksburg to Constellation at 2:00 (Gen'l Signal) Int. 4890 Answered from Constellation by affirmative. At 3:45 set jib and foretopmain staysail, main topsail and spanker. At mid of watch under sail and steam. Ave steam 1500 C Ave. Rve 116 At 3:231 put over patent log reading 74.0 At 3:33 set course S.E. by S. (per standard compass) Ship's draft forward 14 ft 1 in. Aft 12 ft 1 inches

Geo R. Maxwell Ensign, U.S. Navy - signed log book entry

From 4 `to 6 P.M. Fair and pleasant. Gentle breeze from N.E. by N. At 4:10 mustered at quarters. Set foresail and fore topsail. At sunset sighted Gay Head Light bearing S. by W. At 6:20 lost Gay Head Light bearing N.E. by N. At end of watch under steam in two boilers and all sail except top gallant sail on course S.E. by S. (p.s.c.) p. log 1.8 Ave steam 143 lbs Ave rev 108

J.F. Carter Ensign, US Navy - signed log book entry

From 8 P.M. to Midnight. Fair, cloudy, overcast last half. Gentle to moderate breeze from N.E. by N. with light snow last hour. At 8 changed the course to S.S.E. (p.c.) At 11:50 hauled down Foretopmaintaysail. At close under steam and jib, foresail, fore topsail, main topsail and spanker. Sighted three steamers during watch. Av. steam 137 lbs. Ave revs -

W.B. Fletcher, Lieut. U.S. Navy - signed log book entry

Water very phosphorescence

F.S. Carter Lieut Navigator - signed log book page


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17 January 1898

at sea making passage from newport ri to st thomas west indies

Lat 38.65, Long -68.72

coal: 11 tons 1190 lbs - consumed

coal: 206 tons 1120 lbs - 24hr prev 11 tons 1190 lbs.

At sea making passage from Newport, R.I. to St. Thomas, West Indies

Coalk consumed during preceding 24 hours, 11 tons, 1190 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at noon, 206" 1120"


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17 January 1898

at sea enroute to st thomas wi

Lat 13.2, Long -59.6

Readings of pat log found unreliable, probably from seaweed, first two hours

Commences and until 4 AM Cloudy and clearing. Barometer rising. Gentle NNWly breeze. Under steam and on course SSE. At 1:00 took in main topsail. At 3:00 took in spanker. At end of watch under jib foretopsail and foresail. Av steam 173 lbs. revs 108.6

Geo R. Marvell Ensign, US Navy - signed log entry

From 4 to 8 AM Cloudy, peasant weather, threatening snow at end of watch. Barometer rising. Moderate breeze from NNW, and N by W. Under steam and square sail to topsails on course SSE. At end p. log 47.1 Ave steam 145 lbs. Ave revs 109.

JF Carter Ensign, US Navy - signed log entry

From 8 AM to Meridian. Moderate breeze from NNW. cloudy, snowing. Variable weather. Course SSE during whole watch. Under steam and following sail - jib foresail and foretop-sail. At 9:30 mustered at quarters. Exercised both AM drill periods as per routine. Ave steam 130 lbs. Ave revs 108.

CB Barnes Ensign, US Navy - Signed log entry

From Meridian to 4 PM. Fair, cool, light now. Moderate breeze from NNW to NNE. Steering SSE (p.c.) until 1:30 then SSE 1/2 E (p.c.) rest of watch. Carried out routine of instruction 3rd and 4th periods. Under steam with jib, foresail and fore topsail. Ave steam 135. Ave revs 106. At 3:30 orders given to stop firing.

WB Fletcher Lieut US Navy - Signed log entry

From 4 to 6 PM Cloudy. Barometer rose slightly. Moderate breeze from NNE but veering and hauling two points each side. At end of watch undersame sail as in previous watch on course SE by S. Under steam. Ave steam 105 lbs. Ave revs 85 Changed course at 5:30 from SSE 1/2 E to SE by S. At 4:30 orders given to fire up.

Geo R. Marvell Ensign, US Navy - Signed log entry

From 6 to 8 PM. Cloudy, pleasant weather. Barometer steady. Moderate breeze from NNW and N by W. Under steam, jib and square sail to topsails, on course SE by S p. log at end 61.5 Ave steam 145 lbs. Ave revs 110

JF Carter ensign, US Navy - Signed log book entry

From 8 PM to Midnight. Moderate breezes from N. Cloudy and cool. Course SE by S (p.c.) during whole watch. Readings of pat. log found unreliable probably from seaweed first two hours. Under steam both Boilers and sail as follows; jib foresail and fore topsail. Ave steam 127 lbs. Ave revs 105

CB Barnes Ensign, US Navy - Signed log entry

FS Carter Lieut Navigator - Signed log page


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18 January 1898

at sea making passage from newport ri to st thomas west indies

Lat 35.78, Long -65.83

coal: 10 tons 2220 lbs - consumed

coal: 195 ton 1140 lbs - 24hr prev 10 ton 2220 lbs.


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18 January 1898

Course: SEbS

At 12:15 stopped engines to discover exact direction of wind.


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18 January 1898

at sea

Lat 33.50, Long -63.08

coal: 8 tons 1750 lbs - consumed

coal: 186 Ton 1630 lbs. - 24hr prev 8 ton 1750 lbs

At sea making passage from Newport, R.I. to St. Thomas, West Indies

Coal consumed during preceding 24 hours, 8 tons, 1750 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at noon, 186" 1630"


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19 January 1898


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20 January 1898

at sea

Lat 33.40, Long -61.67

coal: 1 ton 160 lbs - consumed

coal: 185 ton 1470 lbs - 24hr prev 1 ton 160 lbs .


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20 January 1898

Niel McAuley (Cox'n) - honorably discharged


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at sea

Lat 32.40, Long -60.25

coal: 1 tons 1370 lbs - consumed

coal: 184 ton 100 lbs - 1 ton 1370 lbs.

Coal consumed during preceding 24 hours, 1 tons, 1370 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at noon, 184" 100"


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21 January 1898

Thomas Gunter, Sip's cook 4th cl - palced in solitary confinement on bread and water for 5 days for neglect of duty and disobedience of orders

Thomas Gunter (ship's cook 4th cl) - placed in solitary confinement on bread and water for 5 days for neglect of duty and disobedience of orders. punishment mitigated to be allowed 2 hours exercise on spar deck each day

Niel McCauly - enlisted for 3 years as coxwain

Thomas Gunter - ships cook - Placed in solitary on bread & water for 5 days for neglect of duty and disobedience.

From 8 A.M. to Meridian. By order of Commanding Officer Thomas Gunter (ships cook 4th cl) was placed in solitary confinement on bread and water for 5 days for neglect of duty and disobedience of orders. His punishment was mitigated as follows: to be allowed two hours exercise on spar deck each day.

Enlisted for three years as Coxwain in the US Naval Service, Niel McCauley.


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position at 8 am

Lat 30.90, Long -58.78

2180 Lbs coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 2180 lbs - consumed

coal: 183 ton 160 lbs. - 24hr prev 2180 lbs.


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22 January 1898

Inspection required by USN Article 1594 was made by Lt. Fox & Fletcher, Ens. Maxwell & Stough & Asst. Surgeon Johnson.


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position at 8 am

Lat 29.42, Long -58.95

1 Ton 600 Lbs coal used past 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 600 lbs - consumed

coal: 181 ton 1800 lbs - 24hr prev 1 ton 600 lbs


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23 January 1898

Anna H Bell British - Bound for Galveston

Anna K Bell, british steamer - sighted

At daylight sighted a square rigged vessel on the horizon to the E'd, steering an E'ly course and lost sight of her before the close of the watch.

At 9:30 mustered at quarters. The Captain inspected the ship and crew at quarters.

At 1:00 sighted steamer port quarter, Anna H. Bell, British. Signaled Vicksburg's number, where are you bound, answer Galveston. Report as well. The "Bell" signaled What is your longitude, Answer 59o. Signaled Goodbye.

Anna H. Bell - Sighted and signaled to.


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at sea making passage from newport ri to st thomas west indies

Lat 28.63, Long -58.32

1960 Lbs coal used past 24 hours

coal: 1960 lbs - consumed

coal: 180 ton 2080 lbs - 24hr prev 1960 lbs.


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24 January 1898

Lowered spanker gaff to work on peak.

Exercised third period as per routine, engaged fourth period in getting spanker gaff aloft, the dasher block having been refitted.

At 5:00 mustered at quarters and served out clean hammocks.


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at sea making passage from newport ri to st thomas west indies

Lat 26.73, Long -57.57

1 Ton 165 Lbs coal used past 24 hours

coal: 1 tons 165 lbs - consumed

coal: 179 ton 1915 lbs - 24prev hr 1 ton 165 lbs


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25 January 1898

Alternately clearing and cloudy. Fresh breeze from W. by S. Frequent strong squalls and drizzling rain. Lightning to the N.E. By the wind, starboard tack under jib, foresail, main topsail and shanker. Course to be made S.W. by S.

Stiff and fresh breezes from W'd cloudy and squally. Close hauled starboard tack under jib, foresail, trysail and spanker. Heading S.S.W. and S. by W~W. Port watch scrubbed hammocks.

Passing rain squalls first hour, then cloudy, clearing partly and becoming pleasant at close. Moderate to strong breeze from West, hauling to N.W. by N. at close. At 9:30 inspected at quarter then exercised until 10:45 instructing apprentices in Lee 6 millimeters magazine rifle and in setting up exercise. At 8:45 set fore topmast staysail. At close under job, fore topmast staysail, foresail, main trysail and spanker. By the wind, then steering the course S.W. by S. (p.c.) Plog at close 54.7

Clear and pleasant. Barometer rising slowly. Stuff NWly breeze. Exercised apprentices as per routine. At end of watch under same sail as in previous watch on course S.W. by S. (p.s.e.)

Clear and pleasant, bright starlight and moonlight last part. Moderate breeze from N.W. by N. and N.N.W. Under sail alone with jib, fore topmast staysail, foresail, main trysail and spanker set, steering course S.W. by S (p.s.e.) At 5:00 mustered at quarters and turned in scrubbed hammocks.

Clear and pleasant. Moderate breeze from N.W. by N. and N.N.W. Under sail as in previous watch on course S.W. by S. At 12:00 p log read 24.9


Commander A.B.H Lillie -

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at sea making passage from newport ri to st thomas west indies

Lat 25.12, Long -58.47

1 Ton 585 Lbs. coal used past 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 585 lbs - consumed


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26 January 1898

T Gunter (SC 4th cl) - released from confinement

LIght and gentle breezes from N.W'd. Clear and pleasant course S.W. by S. Running free wind on starboard quarter under jib fore topmast staysail, foresail, trysail and spanker.

Fair and very pleasant. Gentle breeze falling to light airs from North. At 4:30 sighted a steamer standing to N'd and E'd At 4:45 took in main trysail, and at 6:45 took in spanker. At close under jib, fore topmast staysail and foresail. Steering the course S.W. by S. (p.c.) Watch scrubbed hammocks. Hauled in pat log at 6:45 reading 47.9

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from North. Barometer steady. At 9:30 mustered at quarters. At 9:40 sounded fire bell and crew went to fire quarters. At 10:00 sounded alarm to abandon ship stationed crews. At 10:00 by order of Commanding Officer released T. Gunter (S.C. 4th cl.) from confinement by reason of expiration of punishment. At 10:00 changed course from S.W. by S. to S.S.W. At end of watch under jib, fore topmast staysail, foresail on course S.S.W. Exercised apprentices going aloft. Very long heavy swell running from the Northward.

T. Gunter (S.C. 4th cl.) - Released from confinement by order of Commanding Officer by reason of expiration of punishment

Clear and pleasant. Wind very light and very variable in direction, steadying last hour to S.W. by Ws. Exercised apprentices of the watch at small arms and later gave them instruction in seamanship. At 3:30, the wind freshening a little and steadying in direction, set main trysail and spanker. At 4:00 ship steering ~ a course of S. by E. (p.s.e.) under jib, fore topmast staysail, foresail, main trysail and spanker. Ship rolling easily, though deeply at times, to a long Nly swell.

Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from S.W. and S.W. by W. At 4:00 set main topmast staysail. At end of watch under jib fore topmast staysail, main topmast staysail, foresail, main trysail and spanker. By the wind on starboard tack, p log 56.9 At 5:00 mustered at quarters, served out clean bags.

Gentle breezes from S.W. by W. and W.S.W. Clear and pleasant. Closehauled on starboard tack under jibs fore topmast staysail, main topmast staysail, foresail, trysail and spanker. Course S. by E. 1/4 E. first two hours, S. 3/4 E last two hours.

At 4:30 sighted a steamer standing to N and E

At 10:00 changed course from SW by S to SSW.

At 9:40 sounded fire bell and crew went to fire quarters. At 10:00 sounded alarm to abandon ship stationed crew. At 10:00 by order of Commanding Officer released J. Hunter (????) from confinement by reason of enpination of punishment.

T. Gunter (S.C. 4th cl) released from confinement by reason of expiration of punishment


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at sea making passage from newport ri to st thomas west indies

Lat 23.55, Long -58.05

1 Ton 585 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 585 lbs - consumed


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27 January 1898

FB French (App 3cl) - punishment for sleeping on life buoy lookout, 10 hours extra duty

CW Petit (App 3 cl) - punishment for being behind mast while on cathead lookout, 10 hours extra duty

FB French (App 3cl) - punishment for sleeping on life buoy lookout, 10 hours extra duty

CW Petit (App 3 cl) - punishment for being behind mast while on cathead lookout, 10 hours extra duty

Starlight clear and pleasant. Moderate breeze from W. by S. then West. Occasional swell from N'd. Under jib, fore and main topmast staysails, foresail, main trysail and spanker. By the wind starboard tack until 2:00, then steering the course S.S.W. ~ P. log at close 99.3

Cloudy and pleasant. Modersate breeze from West hauling to W.S.W. last hour. Barometer normal. Standing by the wind on starboard tack on course S.S.W. first hour, after that going off as far as South last hour. At end of watch under jib, foresail, fore and main topmast staysails, main trysail and spanker.

Clear and pleasant first part, cloudy third hour then squally and rainy to close. Gentle breeze from W.S.W. first three hours, then moderate from S.W. by W., shifting to W.S.W. again last last hour in a stiff squall, to which took in the main topmast staysail. At 9:30 sounded call to General Quarters and exercised all divisions, divisions ready as follows: surgeon's 1 minute, paymaster's 2 minutes, engineer's 3 minutes, powder 4 1/2 minutes, 1st 5 minutes. At 10:30 secured and at 11:45 exercised at collision drill without putting collision mat overboard. At close of watch under jib, fore topmast staysail, foresail, main trysail, and spanker, steering full and by unable to make ship's course of S.S.W. (p.s.c.)

Frequent passing rain squalls with fresh breezes, clear and pleasant at close. Gentle to moderate breeze from W.S.W. Overhauled battery. Instructed apprentices in seamanship. At 2:45 the outer band of main trysail span carried away, upon examination found a large flaw in the iron. Took in main trysail. Lowered main trysail gaff to make necessary repairs. At end of watch under head sails, foresail and spanker, by the wind on starboard tack p log 50.5

Gentle and moderate breezes from W.S.W. and W. Clear and pleasant. By the wind on starboard tack under jib, fore topmast staysail, foresail and spanker heading S. 1/2 W. first hour and S by W. last three hours. At 5:15 mustered at quarters. Commanding Officer awarded following punishments: to wit - F. B. French (App 3 cl) sleeping on life buoy lookout, 10 hours extra duty, C. W. Petit (App 3cl) behind mast while on ~head lookout, 10 hours extra duty.

F.B. French (App 3cl) - received punishment of 10 hours extra duty for sleeping on life buoy lookout

C.W. Petit (App 3cl) - received punishment of 10 hrs extra duty for behind mast while on ~land lookout

Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from W. by S. and West. By the wind starboard took under jib, fore topmast staysail foresail and spanker. Not making the course S.W. (p.c.) but heading S by W 1/4 W (p.c.) at close. Moon set at 10:42

From 4 to 8 P.M. Gentle and moderate breezes from W.S.W. and W. Clear and pleasanat. By the wind on starboard tack under jib, fore topmast staysail, foresail and spanker heading S. 0.5W. first hour and SbyW. last three hours. At 5:15 mustered at quartier. Commanding Officer awarded following punishments: to wit - R.B. French (App 3 l.) sleeping on life buoy lookout, 10 hours extra duty, C.W. Petit (App 3 l.) behind mast while on cathead lookout, 10 hours extra duty.


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at sea making passage from newport ri to st thomas west indies

Lat 22.07, Long -57.47

1775 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 1775 lbs - consumed


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28 January 1898

Hodges S (A 3cl), Stollmeyer JS (A 3cl), Jones JN (A 3cl), VanDyke MB (A 3cl), Carr WM (lds), Robesion J (SC 4cl) - 6 hours extra duty punishment for having clothing in lucky bag

Clear. Bright starlight. Barometer normal. Gentle breeze from W. by S. Course S.W. but not making closer than S. by W. At end of watch under jib, fore topmast staysail, foresail and spanker, closehauled on starboard tack.

Clear and pleasant with gentle to light breeze from W. by S. Under same sail as previous watch steering full and by on starboard tack.

Clear and pleasant. Light increasing to gentle breeze from W.S.W. At 9:30 mustered at quarters. Exercised at "Aim and away" and at "setting-up". At end of watch, by the wind, starboard tack under jib, fore topmast staysail, foresail, and spanker. p log 3.5

Moderate breezes from W.S.W. Clear and pleasant. By the wind on starboard tack heading S 1/4 W. and S. 1/4 E. under jib, fore topmast staysail, foresail and spanker. Exercised at routine drills.

Clear and pleasant. Moderate breeze from W.S.W. Moderate swell from W'd. Under jib, foretopmast staysail, foresail and spanker. By the wind starboard tack heading South (p.c.) at close. The course being S.W. At 5:15 mustered at quarters. Having completed repairs on outer band for ~ of main trysail gaff, sent it aloft at 5:30. By order of the Commanding Officer the following punishments were awarded. Rodgers, Ss (A 3cl), Stollmeyer, J. ~ (A 3cl) Jones, J. N. (A. 3cl), VanDyke, M.B. (A 3cl.), Carr, W.M. (~) and Robesion, J. (S.C.4cl) six hours extra duty each. For having clothing in lucky bag.

Rodgers, S (A 3cl) - given punishment

VanDyke M.B. (A 3cl) - given punishment

Jones, J.N. (A 3cl) - given punishment

Stollmeyer, J. N. (A 3cl) - given punishment

Carr, W.M. (~) - given punishment

Robesion, J. (SC 4cl) - given punishment

Clear and pleasant. Barometer rising. Moderate breeze from W.S.W. first hour hauling to S.W. by W. Course S.W. by W. At end of watch under jib, fore topmast staysail, foresail, main trysail and spanker closehauled on starboard tack, standing to S'd and E'd Main trysail set at 9:00.


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noon

Lat 20.77, Long -56.52

1 Ton 690 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 690 lbs - consumed


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29 January 1898

Clear and bright starlight with gentle breezes from S.W. by W. Full and by on starboard tack under jib, fore topmast staysail, foresail, main trysail and spanker. Unable to make ship's course of S.W. by W.

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from S.W. by W. By the wind, starboard tack, under same sail as previous watch. Course to be made S.W. by W.

Gentle breeze from S.W. and S.W. by W. Clear and pleasant. General field day. By the wind on starboard tack heading S. by E. 1/2 E. to S.S.E. ~ E. Pat. log at end of watch 83.2

Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from S.W. Long swell from N.N.W. By the wind starboard tack, not making the course S.W. by W. (p.c.) Heading S.S.E. 1/4 E. (p.c.) at close. Crew engaged overhauling clothing. The Executive Officer and Chief Engineer made the monthly inspection of compartments etc. The Executive Officer and Surgeon inspected the living spaces. Ensign J. F. Carter inspected mechanical appliances aft, and Ensign H. H. Hough those forward. Ensign G.R. Maxwell inspected compartments aft, and Lieut. W.B. Fletcher the same forward all in a accordance with ~it 1564 Navy Regulations.

Ensign J. F. Carter - inspected mechanical appliances aft

Ensign H. H. Hough - inspected mechanical appliances forward

Ensign G. R. Maxwell - inspected aft compartments

Lieut. W.B. Fletcher - inspected forward compartments

Clear. Bright moonlight. Barometer rising. At 5:15 mustered at quarters. At end of watch standing close hauled on starboard tack to S'd and E'd under jib, foretopmast staysail, foresail, main trysail and spanker.

Clear and pleasant bright moonlight. Light breeze from S.W. by S. Under sail alone, same sail as in previous watch, close hauled on the starboard tack standing off to the S'd and E'd.


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at sea making passage from newport ri to st thomas west indies

Lat 20.20, Long -56.30

1250 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 1250 lbs - consumed

coal: 174 ton 1510 lbs - 24hr prv. 1250


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30 January 1898

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from S.W. by S. By the wind starboard tack, under jib, fore topmast staysail, foresail, main trysail and spanker.

Light breezes from S.W. by S. and S. by W. Clear and pleasant. Bright starlight first part. By the wind starboard tack heading S.E. ~ S. and S. by E. At 7:40 wore ship heading W. by S. Set topsail and top gallant sail. At end of watch close hauled port tack under all head and fore sails, trysail and spanker.

Fair and very pleasant, slightly hazy. Long swell at times from N'd. Gentle breeze from South. At 8:20 set main topmast staysail and main and mizzen gaff topsails. At 9:30 the Commanding Officer inspected the ship, with crew at quarters. Steering the course W. by S. (p.c.) At close, under all square sail and all fore and aft sail except the flying jib. P. log at close 39.0. At 9:45 key to one of bevel gear wheels of hand steering gear in wardroom came out and gear wheel slipped off rod, wheel was replaced and keyed.

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from S. by W. Barometer fell slightly. Long swell from N'd Under same sail as in previous watch, close hauled on port tack not quite making the course W. by S. (p.s.c.).

Clear and pleasant, bright starlight last part. Calm and light airs from S. by W. first part, then light airs from S. by E. third hour, freshening to light breeze from S.E. by S. last hour. At 5:30 hauled in patent log reading 53.6 and at 7:30 put it out again reading 53.6. Under sail alone at close steering course W. by S. (p.s.c.) with jib, fore and main topmast staysails, all square sail, main trysail and spanker and both gaff topsails set. At 5:15 mustered at quarters.

Clear and pleasant. Bright moonlight. Light to gentle breeze veering and hauling between S.E. and E.S.E. At 9:50 took in gaff topsails, main trysail and spanker. At end of watch under jib, fore and main topmast staysails, and all square sail. p. log 65.5.


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at sea making passage from newport ri to st thomas west indies

Lat 19.68, Long -57.88

1 Ton 165 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 165 lbs - consumed

coal: 173 tons 1345 lbs. - 24hr prev 1 ton 165 lbs.


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31 January 1898

Light and gentle breezes from S.E. and S.S.E. Clear and pleasant bright moon and starlight. Running free, wind on port quarter under jib, fore topmast staysail, all square sail and main topmast staysail. Course W. by S.

Fair and very pleasant, slightly hazy. Gentle increasing to moderate breeze from S.E. then E.S.E. Occasional moderate swell from N'd. At 6:35 hauled down fore topmast staysail. At close under jib, square sails and main topmast staysail. Steering the course W. by S. (p.c.) P.log at close 96.5. Commenced distilling at 6:45.

Clear and pleasant. Barometer high. Moderate breeze from ESE. At 9:30 mustered at quarters and afterwards held divisional drills as per routine. Sent boys of watch over fore topmast head at 11:30. At end of watch on course W. by S. (p.s.c.) under jib, all square sail, and main topmast staysail. Distilling. Moderate swell from N'd and light swell from S.E.

Clear and pleasant. Ship rolling easily. Moderate breeze from E.S.E. Instructed apprentices of the watch in seamanship and in signals. Under same sail as previous watch steering course W by S. (p.s.c.) Distilling.

Clear and pleasant. Moderate breeze from E. by S. No change in sail. On course W. by S. At 5:15 mustered at quarters. At 8:00 P. log read 56.7

Moderate and stiff breezes from E.S.E. Clear, pleasant and bright moonlight. Running free wind on port quarter heading S. by W. under jib, all squall sails, and main topmast staysail. At end of watch pat. log 81.7. At 8:50 went to General Quarters. Secured at 9:25.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1898


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noon

Lat 19.25, Long -60.05

1 Ton 585 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 585 lbs - consumed

At sea making passage from Newport, R.I. to St. Thomas, West Indies

Coal consumed during preceding 24 hours, 1 tons, 585 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at noon, 172" 760"


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1 February 1898

Fair and pleasant. Moderate to strong breeze from E.S.E. Moon set at 2.10. Under jib, main topmast staysail and square sails. Steering W. by S. (p.c.). Pat log at close 6.4

Cloudy and pleasant. Barometer normal. Stiff E.S.E'ly breeze. Under same sail as in previous watch standing on course W. by S. (p.s.c.).

Clear and pleasant with moderate to stiff breeze from E.S.E. Ship rolling 20o at times to a long N'ly swell. Under sail alone, with jib, all square sail and main topmast staysail set. At 9:30 mustered and inspected at quarters after which exercised at company drill. At 12:00 changed course to W. 3/4 S. (p.s.c.) by order of the Commanding Officer. At meridian pat. log read 56.3

Fair and pleasant. Moderate to stiff breeze from E. by S. Under sail as in previous watch on course W. 3/4 S. At 1:30 exercised apprentices, 1st Div. at Pistols, 2nd Div. at single sticks. At 2:30 instructed apprentices in maritime spike seamanship. At 4:00 p. log read 80.3.

Moderate to stiff breezes from E.S.E. and S.S.E. Clear and pleasant. At 5.15 mustered at quarters. At 7:20 set trysail and spanker. At end of watch running free wind on port quarter heading W. 3/4 S. under jib, all square sail trysail and spanker and main topmast staysail.

Moon and starlight. Moderate to strong breeze from E.S.E. to S.E. Moderate swell from S'd and E'd. Ship rolling easily and deeply at times. Under jib, main topmast staysail, square sails, main trysail and spanker. Steering W. 3/4 S. (p.c.) Pat. log at close 33.6

From Meridian to 4 P.M. Fair and pleasant. Moderate to stiff breeze from E by S. Under sail as in previous watch on course W 3/4 S. At 1:30 exercised apprentices, 1st Div. at Pistols, 2nd Div. at single sticks. At 2:30 instructed apprentices in martine spike seamanship. At 4:00 p log read 80.3

J. Harter, Ensign, U.S. Navy - signed log book entry


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noon

Lat 18.83, Long -62.88

935 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 935 lbs - consumed


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2 February 1898

Sombrero Light House sighted one point on starboard ten miles distant

Fair and pleasant. Barometer falling. Moderate breeze from S.E. by E. gradually shifting toward the East. At end of watch under sail alone on course W. 3/4 S. (p.c.) jib, all square sail, main topmast staysail, main trysail and spanker. Moon set at 3.00.

Fair, pleasant weather with moderate breeze from E.S.E. and E. by S. Under sail alone as in previous watch excepting main trysail which was taken in at 7:50. Ship on course W. 3/4 S. (p.s.c.).

Fair and pleasant. Moderate breeze from E.S.E. Under jib, square sail, main topmast staysail and spanker, on course W. 3/4 S. (p.s.c.) until 9:30 when changed to W. 1/2 S. (p.s.c.) p. log 90.9 At 9:30 mustered at quarters. Instructed apprentices in the use of Lee rifle, after which required each one to fire five rounds with ball cartridge. At 9:45 clewed up top gallant sail and clewed down topsail in order to set up on topmast rigging. Set up post topmast rigging. At 12:00 set fore topsail and fore topgallant sail. At 12:00 p. log read 7.3. All gun cylinders except forward 6 pounders and after 4 inch on gundeck were filled, and inspected by Ordnance Officer. Expended 460 rounds 6 mm ball cartridges.

Moderate breeze from E. by S. and E.S.E. Clear and pleasant. At 12:05 changed course to W.S.W. 1/2 W. (p.c.). At 12:20 set main trysail. At 12:45 changed course to W.S.W. (p.c.) pat. log reading 11.8. At end of watch heading W.S.W. (p.c.) running free under jib, main topmast staysail, all square sail, trysail and spanker. Pat. log 34.0 Exercised at routine drills. At 3:52 sighted Sombrero Light House one point on starboard bow about ten miles distant.

Fair and pleasant. Slightly hazy. Moderate to strong breeze from E. by S. Moderate swell from E'd. At 4:07 changed the course from W.S.W. (p.c.) to W. 1/2 S. (p.c.), at 5:00 changed the course to S.W. by W. 1/2 W. (p.c.) and at 5:55 to South (p.c.) When Sombrero Light bore S.S.E. 1/2 E. (p.c.) distant 1.3 miles the p. log read 45.0 At 4:25 took in main trysail, and at 5:05 took in spanker. At 6:05 set main topsail and spanker and at 6:30 took in top gallant sail, fore topsail and foresail and furled them. At 7:00 hauled down main topmast staysail, and set fore topmast staysail. At close under jib, fore topmast staysail main trysail and spanker. Steering the course South (p.c.) at close, pat. log 57.9 Sombrero Light ~ (p.c.) N. by E. 1/2 E. at 8:00. Ship's head South (p.c.)

Cloudy and fair. Barometer steady. Stiff breeze from East. At 9:10 lost Sombrero Light bearing N. by E. (p.c.) At end of watch on course S.S.E. (p.s.c.) Under jib fore topmast staysail, main trysail and spanker.


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at sea making passage from newport ri to st thomas west indies

Lat 17.98, Long -63.58

1670 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 1670 lbs - consumed


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3 February 1898

saba island sexe

Lat 52.8, Long -128.5

Saba Island sighted SE x E

Generally clear and pleasant with occasional passing clouds. Light passing showers second hour. Moderate to strong breeze from E. by S. During the first hour passed a steamer bound to the N'd. At 12:00 changed course to S. by E. (p.s.c.) and at 2:00 changed course to S. (p.s.c.) both changes made by order of the Commanding Officer. Under sail alone with jib, fore topmast staysail, main trysail and spanker set. Moon set at 3:55

Generally fair and pleasant. Moderate to fresh breeze from East. Passing rain squalls to windward. On course South (p.s.c.) until 7:00 when wore ship to N.N.E; set foresail before wearing. Hauled up foresail after going about. At 5:40 sighted Saba Island bearing S.E. by E. At 5:55 Saba Island bore S.E. by E. 1/4 E ~ p. log 93.3. At end of watch under jib fore topmast staysail, main trysail and spanker on course N.N.E. (p.s.c.) p. log 99.2

Light, gentle and stiff breezes from E'd variable and squally. Cloudy rainy variable weather. Course N. by E. 1/2 E. and N.N.E. At 9:30 exercised at General Quarters with ammunition. Expended ammunition as follows: -- 6, 4 in common shell, 4, 6 ~ stee shell, 2, 6~ common shell. Hauled down jib twice during watch to squalls. At end of watch under fore topmast staysail, trysail and spanker. Pat. log 9.3.

Clear and pleasant, light passing shower first hour. Gentle breeze from E. by N. and E.N.E. Choppy sea becoming smoother. At 12:25 set jib. At close under jib, fore topmast staysail, main trysail and spanker. Steering N.N.E. (p.c.) until 12:30 after that North (p.c.) Small vessel in sight to E'd at 2:00.

Cloudy and pleasant. Moderate breeze from E.N.E. hauling to E. by N. Barometer normal. At 4:30 mustered at quarters. At 7:00 wore ship standing at 7:30 on course S.S.E. (p.s.c.) At end of watch on course S.S.E. (p.s.c.) under jib, fore topmast staysail, main trysail and spanker. At 6:50 sighted white flash light from aloft bearing E.N.E. 1/4 E. (p.s.c.).

Clear and pleasant, bright moonlight. Very light passing shower second hour. Gentle to moderate breeze from E. by N. and East. At 10:20 changed course to South (p.s.c.) by order of the Commanding Officer, p. log 33.0. Under jib, fore topmast staysail, main trysail and spanker entire watch and steering at close, course S. (p.s.c.).

During the first hour passed a steamer bound to the N'd

At 6:50 sighted white flashlight from aloft bearing ENE 1/4 E


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at sea making passage from newport ri to st thomas west indies

Lat 17.42, Long -63.95

2090 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 2090 lbs - consumed


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4 February 1898

Fair and pleasant. Moderate breeze from East. Under jib fore topmast staysail, main trysail and spanker, on course South (p.s.c.) At 4:00 p. log read 50.6

Moderate and stiff breezes from E. Variable weather. Close hauled on port tack under jib, fore topmast staysail, trysail and spanker heading S. (p.c.). At end of watch Pat log 66.7.

Fair and pleasant. Moderate to strong breeze from East. At 9:30 inspected at quarters, then exercised batallion sections at small arms. First period. Second period engaged in painting lower decks. Steering the course South (p.c.) under jib, fore topmast staysail, main trysail and spanker. Pat. log at close 84.

Cloudy and very pleasant. Barometer falling. Moderate to stiff breeze from East. Exercised apprentices as per routine. At 1:15 wore ship and at 1:30 stood on course North (p.s.c.). At end of watch under jib, fore topmast staysail main trysail and spanker on course North (p.s.c.).

Clear and pleasant with moderate to stiff breeze from East. At 5:15 mustered at quarters. Under jib, fore topmast staysail, main trysail and spanker entire watch steering North (p.s.c.). Pat log at close 11.4

Fair and pleasant. Bright moonlight. Moderate breeze from East. Under jib, fore topmast staysail, main trysail and spanker, on course North (p.s.c.) until 9:45, then changed to N. by E. (p.s.c.) p. log 18. At 12:00 p. log read 23.7

Commander A. B. H. Lillie - Commanding


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at sea making passage from newport ri to st thomas west indies

Lat 18.20, Long -64.20

coal: 10 tons - received by excess

2195 Lbs.coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 2195 lbs - consumed

coal: 179 tons 590 lbs. - 24hr prv 10 tons 2195 lbs.


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5 February 1898

Lat , Long

Lieut F S Carter, US Navy - was releived of the practical navigational work of the ship by Lieut W B Fletcher US Navy on account of the unsatisfactory performance of his duties

Virgin Islands spotted to the North West

W B Fletcher assumed navicational duties

F S Carter relieved of practical navigational work of the ship for unsatisfactory performance of his duties.

Commanding Officer Lieutenant FS Carter US Navy - relieved of the practical navigational work of the ship by Lieutenant WB Fletcher US Navy on account of the unsatisfactory performance of his duties

Gentle and moderate breeze from E. Clear and pleasant. Bright moonlight. On starboard tack under jib, fore topmast staysail, trysail and spanker. Course N. by E. Changed course to N. at 12:20 pat log 24.3

Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from East. At 4:00 made out the Virgin Islands to the N'd and W'd. At 6:15 wore ship p log 43.6. to S'd and E'd around at 6:22. Steering N.(p.c.) until 6:15 after that by the wind port tack. Heading S.S.E. (p.c.) at close. At close the highest point of Tortola to the Westward bore W.N.W. 1/2 W. (p.c.). The highest point of Virgin Gorda N.W. (p.c.) and the right tangent of Virgin Gorda N.N.W. 1/2 W. (p.c.).

Clear and pleasant. Moderate breeze from East. Barometer normal. Crew cleaning ship. At 10:00 changed course from full and by to South (p.s.c.). At end of watch standing on course South (p.s.c.) under jib, fore topmast staysail, main trysail and spanker. By order of the Commanding Officer Lieutenant F.S. Carter, U.S. Navy was relieved of the practical navigational work of the ship by Lieutenant W. B. Fletcher, U.S. Navy on account of the unsatisfactory performance of his duties. Executive Officer and Surgeon inspected holds and living spaces. Bread room was broken out and double bottom under it inspected. At end of watch highest point of Virgin Gorda bore N.N.W. 1/4 W. (p.s.c.) Tortola N.W. by W. (p.s.c.) St Johns W.N.W. 1/8 W. (p.s.c.) ships head South.

Lt. F.S. Carter - relived of navigational duties due to unsatisfactory performance

Lt. W.B. Fletcher - took over ship navigational duties

Clear, pleasant weather with gentle breeze from East. Under jib, fore topmast staysail, main trysail and spanker steering course South (p.s.c.) Cleaning ship and touching up bare spots with paint. Lieutenant C.E. Fox, Executive, and Asst. Surgeon M. K. Johnson made inspection of holds and storerooms; Lieutenant W. B. Fletcher and Ensign G.R. Marvell of compartments, and Ensigns H.H. Hough and J.F. Carter of mechanical devices. Pat. log at close 53.7.

Lt. C.E. Fox - made inspection of holds

Asst Surgeon M.J. Johnson - made inspection of holds

Ensign H.H. Hough - made inspection of mechanical devices

Ensign G.R. Maxwell - made inspection of compartments

Lt W.B. Fletcher - made inspection of compartments

Ensign J.F. Carter - made inspection of mechanical devices

Fair and pleasant. Gentle breeze from East. Under jib, fore topmast staysail main trysail, and spanker on course South until 6:10, ten wore ship to N. by E. At 5:15 mustered at quarters. The Captain investigated reports and awarded the following punishments: Goodwich, J. (A. 3ex.) 12 hours extra duty for losing hammock. Missel, O. (A 3 cl.) 12 hours extra duty for smoking cigarettes, Radecke H.G. (A. 3cl.) deprived of 1st liberty for leaving post without permission; Gibbons D.A. (A. 3cl.) 12 hours extra duty for sitting down on life buoy lookout; Averill, W.G. (Cox'n), Lisegang, C.A. (G.M, 1 cl.), Dolan, D.J. (C.P.); and Fitzgerald, J. (F. 1cl.) all reduced to the 4th. conduct class for 3 months, and 3 months restriction for being drunk on broad ship.

Goodrich, J. (A, 3ex.) - given 12 hours extra duty for losing hammock

Missel, O. (A, 3cl) - given 12 hours extra duty for smoking cigarettes

Radecke, H.G. (A. 3cl) - deprived of liberty for leaving post without permission

Gibbons, D.A. (A. 3cl) - given extra duty for sitting down on life-buoy lookout

Lisegang, C.A. (G.M., 1cl.) - reduced to 4th conduct class for being drunk on board ship

Averill, W.G. (Cox'n) - reduced to 4th conduct class for being drunk on board ship

Dolan, D.J. (C.P.) - reduced to 4th conduct class for being drunk on board ship

Fitzgerald, J. (F. 1cl.) - reduced to 4th conduct class for being drunk on board ship

Gentle breezes from S.S.E. Clear, pleasant. Bright moonlight. Course N. by E. At 11:00 wore ship. At end of watch under jib, fore topmast, staysail, trysail and spanker. Course S. 1/2 W.


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at anchor charlotte amelia st thomas danish west indies

Lat 18.32, Long -64.63

2 Tons 970 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 2 tons 970 lbs - consumed

At anchor, Charlotte Amelia, St. Thomas, Danish West Indies.

coal: 176 tons 1860 lbs. - 24hr prv 2 ton 970 lbs


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6 February 1898

st thomas

Lat 13.2, Long -59.6

Duke of Idinburgh - Russian ship anchored in St. Thomas

U S S Consul - Anchored in St. Thomas

Ingolf - Danish gunboat anchored in St. Thomas

Clear and pleasant weather, bright moonlight. At 1:00 took in main trysail and brought the ship by the wind, lying to off the Virgin Islands. At 2:00 started fires in boiler B. At end of watch ship lying to under fore topmast staysail jib and spanker, heading South; Virgin Gorda N. (p.c.) distant about 18 miles. Gentle breeze from E.S.E.

Fair and very pleasant. Barometer normal. Light to moderate breeze from E.S.E. At 5:45 took in spanker and set foresail, fore topsail, and fore topgallant sail and stood on course N.W. by W. (p.s.c.). At 6:30 took in fore topmast staysail. At end of watch on course N.W. by W. (p.s.c.) heading in for St. Thomas Island under all square sail and jib.

Fair, pleasant weather with gentle S.E'ly breeze first part, then light airs and breezes from W.N.W. At 9:30 the Commanding Officer inspected the ship with the crew at quarters, after which published the Articles for the better Government of the Navy and held General Muster. Made preparation for port. At 8:15 changed course to N.W. by W. 1/4 W. at 10:50 to West, then various courses to close standing in for St. Thomas. At 10:45 shortened and furled all sail, and coupled up propeller and at 11:01 went ahead on engines. At 11:40 Frenchman's cap bore N.E. by N. (p.s.c.). At close of watch ship to S'd of St. Thomas harbor standing for its entrance, open ahead, under the conn of the Commanding Officer. Average steam while steaming 130 lbs revs 83.3.

Fair and warm. Light breeze from South and E.S.E. Standing into harbor of St. Thomas, uder steam in two boilers. At 12:45 stopped engines: Harbor Master came on board and piloted ship into anchorage in St. Thomas. At 1:05 anchored in 3 1/2 fathoms water, soft bottom, and veered to 20 fathoms on starboard chain. Bearings at anchor Lt. House S. by E. 1/8 E, Ruined Mill E. 1/8 S, Fort Christian Clock Tower N.N.W. 7/8 W. Ship's head S.S.E. (all p.s.c.) Draft of ship 13 ft 2 in forward, 12 ft. aft. Officers from the Russian ship Duke of Edinburgh and the Danish gunboat Ingolf made the usual boarding calls on board. Sent an officer to call on the U.S. Consul and to return the calls of the Duke of Edinburgh and the Ingolf. Allowed fires to die out in boiler A. Fires lighted in boiler B.

Duke of Edinburgh - officers from Russian ship Duke of Edinburgh made port calls

Ingolf - officers from Danish gunship Ingolf made port calls

Cloudy and warm with heavy passing shower last hour. Light airs and breezes variable in direction.

Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from W.N.W. Calm last hour.


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at anchor charlotte amelia st thomas danish west indies

Lat 18.3, Long -64.9

1250 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 1250 lbs - consumed


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7 February 1898

Pretoria, British steamer - Boarded and received bag of mail

Clear and pleasant. Variable light airs from S'd and E'd.

Generally cloudy with calms and light airs from E.S.E. Engaged in cleaning ship. At 8:00 A.M. saluted the port of St. Thomas with 21 guns, Danish flag at the main, which salute was returned gun for gun by the shore battery.

Clear and warm. Light S'ly breeze. The U.S. Consul paid an official visit to the ship. Fired a salute of 7 guns in honor of the U.S. Consul when he left the ship. The Captain returned the call of the U.S. Consul and made an official call on the Governor of the Danish West Indies. Boarded the British steamer Pretoria, from New York and received a bag of mail. Engaged in scrubbing the ship's side.

Pretoria - British steamer boarded by Vicksburg crew who received bag of mail

Light breezes from S. Clear and pleasant. Commanding Officer made official call upon Danish Gunboat Ingolf and Russian Cruiser (Duke of Edinburgh) Received on board in Pay Department from J. H. Frechtenburg and Co., 1800 lbs bread.

Ingolf - Commanding Officer calls on Danish gunboat Ingolf

- Commanding Officer calls on Duke of Edinburgh

Clear and pleasant. Light air and breezes from S.E. and E.N.E. At 5:45 mustered at quarters. Sent liberty party on shore.

Calms. Clear and pleasant.

From 4 to 8 A.M. Engaged in cleaning ship. At 8:00 A.M. saluted the port of St Thomas with 21 guns, Danish flag at the main, which salute was returned gun for gun by the shore battery.

U.S. Consul - The U.S. Consul paid an official visit to the ship. Fired a salute of 7 guns in honor of the U.S. Consul when he left the ship

Governor of the Danish West Indies - The captain made an official call on the Governor of the Danish West Indies

Pretoria - Boarded the British steamer Pretoria from New-York and received a bag of mail.

Ingolf - Commanding Officer made official call upon Danish Gunboat Ingolf and Prussian Cruiser (Duke of Edinburgh)

Duke of Edinburgh - Commanding Officer made official call upon Danish Gunboat Ingolf and Prussian Cruiser (Duke of Edinburgh)

From 4 to 8 P.M mustered at quarter. Sent Liberty party on shore


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at anchor charlotte amelia st thomas

Lat 18.3, Long -64.9

1 Ton 270 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 270 lbs - consumed


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8 February 1898

CH Schafer (A 3cl) - while unshipping the wardroom ladder, accidentally fell from the gundeck to the wardroom, striking on the back of his head. Upon examination, the doctor decided that no serious injury had been done to him.

NV Deplitch (a 3cl) - absent overtime

NV Deplitch (a 3cl) - returned on board drunk, 3 hrs overtime

Cloudy pleasant weather; overcast last 2 hours. Calms and light N'ly breeze. English steamer Pretoria left the harbor at 2:30.

Pretoria - British steamer left the harbor at 2:30

Cloudy and pleasant. Light variable airs. C.H. Schafer (A. 3Cl.) while unshipping the wardroom ladder, accidentally fell from the gundeck to the wardroom, striking on the back of his head. Upon examination, the doctor decided that no serious injury had been done to him. Received in Pay Department 57 lbs fresh beef, 1225 lbs vegetables, 1225 lbs bread.

C.H. Schafer - fell from the gundeck, striking his head; doctor examined him and found no serious injury

Light airs from N by W. Cloudy, pleasant weather. At 9:30 mustered at quarters, no absentees. Exercised at infantry drill. The captains of the Russian cruiser Duke of Edinburgh and the Danish gunboat Ingolf, made official calls upon the Vicksburgh. Engaged in running out half deck guns, touching up ship's side and paying monthly money.

Duke of Edinburgh - captain made official call on the Vicksburg

Ingolf - captain made official call on the Vicksburg

Fair and pleasant, light variable breeze. Crew engaged in setting up lower rigging, and in touching up with paint outside. Sent a liberty part of men and boys ashore. The American consul visited the ship unofficially. Sent 2nd cutter with apprentices for instruction in rowing, Ensign Barnes in charge.

Ensign Barnes - in charge of apprentices' rowing instruction

Light airs and breezes from N.N.W. and N. by W. Clear and pleasant. At 5:40 mustered at quarters. ~V. Deplitch (A. 3Cl) absent overtime.

~.V. Deplitch (A. 3cl) - absent overtime

Cloudy pleasant weather, light breeze from N, hauling to N.E. by N. V Deplitch (A 3c) returned on board drunk, 3 hrs. overtime.

V. Deplitch - returns on board drunk, 3 hours overtime

Pretoria - English steamer Pretoria left the harbor at 2:30

C.H. Schafer (a. 3cl) while unshipping the wardroom ladder accidentally fell from the gundeck to the wardroom, striking on the back of his head. Upon examination the doctor decided that no serious injury had been done to him. -

At 9:30 mustered at quarters, no absentees

Exercized at infantry drill

Duke of Edinburgh - The captains of the Russian cruiser Duke of Edinburgh and the Danish gunboat Ingolf made official calls upon the Vicksburg

Ingolf - The captains of the Russian cruiser Duke of Edinburgh and the Danish gunboat Ingolf made official calls upon the Vicksburg

Engaged in running out half deck guns

American consul - The American Consul visited the ship unofficially

Sent 2nd cutter with apprentices for instruction in rowing

N.V. Deplitch - At 5:40 musterd at quarters. N.V. Deplitch (a. 3 cl.) absent overtime

V. Deplitch - V. Deplitch (a. 3 cl.) returned on board drunk, 3 hrs overtime


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at anchor charlotte amelia st thomas danish west indies

Lat 18.3, Long -64.9

890 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 890 lbs - consumed


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9 February 1898

Carter, F S - Resumed navigational duties

Lieut FS Carter - resumed his duties in the practical navigational work of the ship from which he was relieved on the 5th inst.

CS McCormack (yeo 2cl) - jumped overboard about 11:00, was picked up by Lieut FS Carter US Navy in a shore boat and by order of Commanding Officer was placed under charge of master at arms for safe keeping

Cloudy. Barometer normal. Light breeze with gentle squalls from N.N.E. and N.E.

Gemtle to moderate breezes from N.E. Clear and pleasant. Received in Pay Department 57 lbs Beef, 122 1/2 lbs. Bread and 122 1/2 lbs Vegetables.

Clear and very pleasant. Gentle to moderate then gentle breeze from North to N.N.E. At 9:40 mustered at quarters, then exercised 1st and 2nd divisions at boats. Engaged in setting up rigging squaring ratlines and breaking out hold. Also painting outside of ship. Received on board in Equipt. Department for steaming purposes 7700 gals of fresh water. By order of the Commanding Officer, Lieut. F.S. Carter resumed his duties in the practical navigational work of the ship. From which he was relieved on the 5th inst. The Danish Gunboat "Ingolf" left the harbor.

Lt. F.S. Carter - Carter resumed his duties in the practical navigational work of the ship, by order of the Commanding Officer

Ingolf - the Danish Gunboat left the harbor

Clear and pleasant. Barometer normal. Light breeze from N.N.E. Finished breaking out and cleaning for hold. Received in Pay Department following provisions: - 504 lbs. corned beef, 264 lbs. roast beef, 1000 lbs. salt pork, 2059 lbs. sugar, 444 lbs. tinned vegetables. Received in Equipt. Department for steaming purposes 2200 gals fresh water. Lost 2nd cutters flag and part of staff on account of breaking staff on gun, coming alongside.

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze and light airs from N.N.E. and North. Cleaned bilges in hold compartment A5 and in A.8. painted iron work and restowed magazine and hold. The Danish Gunboat "Ingolf" returned into the harbor.

Ingolf - the Danish gunboat returned to the harbor

Clear and pleasant. Barometer normal. Light Northerly airs and breezes. O.S. McCormack (Yeo, 2nd cl.) jumped overboard about 11:00, was picked up by Lieut. F.S. Carter, U.S. Navy in a shore boat and by order of Commanding Officer was placed under charge of master at arms for safe keeping.

O.S. McCormack (Yeo, 2ndCl.) - jumped overboard, but was picked up by Lt. F.S. Carter and placed under charge of master at arms for safe keeping

Lt. F.S. Carter - picked up Yeoman McCormack (who had jumped overboard) in shore boat and returned him to the Vicksburg


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at anchor charlotte amelia st thomas danish west indies

Lat 18.3, Long -64.9

1880 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 1880 lbs - consumed


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10 February 1898

CS McCormack (yeo 2 cl) - confined in cell for safe-keeping

Clear and pleasant, bright moonlight. Light N'ly airs.

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from N. by W. to N.N.E. Received in Pay Department, - 98 lbs of fresh Bread, and 122 1/2 lbs each of fresh Beef and Vegetables.

Clear. Barometer steady. Light breeze from North. At 9:30 mustered at quarters and afterwards exercised boat's crews until 11:15. By order of Commanding OFficer confined C.S. McCormack (Yeo. 2Cl) in cell for safe keeping. Received in Construction Department 150 feet lumber.

C.S. McCormack (Yeo, 2Cl) - confined to cell by order of Commanding Officer

Generally clear and pleasant with light Nly airs and breezes. Engaged in rattling and tarring down rigging. Exercised 1st and 2nd cutters, whale boats and jig's crews at boats under oars. Received from J. Levi & Son the following articles in Construction Department - 118 Carriage Bolts, 144 Stove Bolts, 5 1/2 lbs Iron Washers, 1 Bar Flat Iron, 77 lbs, 2 Jars Caustic Soda, 100 lbs. Sal Soda, 5 lbs. Ultramarine Blue, 20 Gals Turpentine, 1 Gal. Soldering Fluid ~ Soldering Iron and 1 pair Gas Pliers and from J. Levi & Son the following articles in Steam Engineering Department; 6 lbs. Marline, 2 Brass Plugs and 1 Casting for shape.

Cloudy with light passing shower about 6:00. Barometer normal. Light to gentle breeze from North. At 5:45 mustered at quarters. Liberty party returned. Received in Engineer Department 30 feet 3/4" Iron pipe, 12 Brass plugs and 5 lbs Marline.

Generally clear and pleasant with light passing showers last three hours. Light to moderate breeze in puffs from N'd.


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at anchor charlotte amelia st thomas danish west indies

Lat 18.12, Long -64.47

1 Ton 2160 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 2160 lbs - consumed


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11 February 1898

Nerissa: English yacht - entered harbour and anchored

The dry bulb of psychrometer was broken

Cloudy, pleasant weather. Light breeze from North.

Cloudy and pleasant. Barometer normal. Light N.N.E. breeze. Received in Pay Department following fresh provisions: 294 lbs. Bread, 122 1/2 lbs. Beef and 122 1/2 lbs. Vegetables. While rigging in 2nd cutter bolts of topping lift drew out of trestle thus nothing holding it one end.

Fair, pleasant weather with heavy passing shower first hour. Light breeze from N.N.E. At 8:45 the English yacht Nerissa entered the harbor and anchored. Sent a boarding officer on board of her. At 9:30 mustered and inspected at quarters, after which exercised as follows. 1st division pistols and signals, 2nd division single sticks and signals, powder division pistols and signals. The American consul visited the ship unofficially. The Commanding Officer visited unofficially the Danish gunboat Ingolf. Made preparations for sea. Ship's draft is 13'3" forward, 12'11" aft.

Nerissa - English yacht entered the harbor

Ingolf - Commanding Officer made an unofficial visit to the Ingolf

Fair and warm. Light to gentle breeze from N.N.E. and N.E. Made preparations fro getting underway. At 1:22 got underway. The circulating pump became heated and stuck. At 1:28 came to with port anchor. Overhauled circulating pump. At 1:44 got underway again, Under steam in both boilers, casting to port, under head sails. Stood out of harbor of St. Thomas conned by Captain. Steering various courses until 3:00, when South of Frenchmans Cap, went to General Quarters and put over target. During remainder of watch steaming around target and engaged in target practice with main and secondary battery (port guns) at ranges varying between 450 and 1500 yards. Carried away target with after 4~ gun on gun deck. During target practice, the dry bulb of psychrometer was broken. Tested magazine and shell~ flood cocks.

Gentle breezes from N.E., N.N.E. and N. by E. Clear and pleasant. Sounded retreat from General Quarters at 4:30. Expended ammunition as follows: 12-4in. common shell, 33-6 pounder and 12-1 pounder. At 5:00 put over pat log reading 86.8. At 5:40 let steam die out and at 6:40 uncoupled propeller, shifted to hand steering gear and made sail stopping engines. Course during whole of watch E. by S. (p.c.). At end of watch under jib, fore topmast staysail, all square sail, trysail and spanker running free on port tack heading E. by S. (p.c.), pat. log read 108.5. By order of the Commanding Officer the following punishments were awarded: Olsen, E.F. (A. 3cl) offense gross carelessness and destroying library book; ordered to pay for the book. Missel, Otto (A. 3Cl.) impertinence to Chief Boatswain's mate, profane language to Chief Bos'n's Mate, Shirking and disrespectfull conduct to Officer of deck, 5 days on bread and water solitary confinement. Radecke, N.G.E (A. 3cl.) offense, asleep in punt during morning watch while all hands were at work; 12 hrs extra duty. Deplitek, V.L. (A. 3cl) offense 3 hrs overleave, drunk, quarantined at next port, McCormack, C.S. (Yeo, 2Cl.) offense returning from liberty unfit for duty and attempting to leave ship without permission; 4th class 3 months and 3 months restriction. Donovan, ~ offense attempting to give liquor to a man in sentry's charge, 4th class 3 months and 3 months restriction. ~ and Blanchard, G.S. (A. 3Cl) all having dirty clothes at A.M. inspection; 12 hrs ~

Olsen, E.F. - punished for gross carelessness and destroying library book

Missel, Otto - punished for impertinence and profane language

Radecke, N.G.E. - punished for being asleep in punt during morning watch

Deplitek, V.L. - punished for being overleave and drunk

Donovan, R.~ - punished for attempting to give liquor to a man under sentry's charge

Blanchard, G.S. - punished for having dirty clothes at inspection

Light passing rain squall first half, then pleasant. Gentle to moderate breeze from N.N.E. then ~ E. by N. Smooth sea. Under jib, fore topmast staysail, all square sail, main topsail and spanker. Steering the course E. by S. (p.s.c.) Moon rose at 10:20 p. log at close 36.6 Allowed fires to die out in boiler.


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noon

Lat 17.02, Long -63.52

3 Tons 515 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 3 tons 515 lbs - consumed


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12 February 1898

Islands of Saba, Eustasius, St.Kitts, and Nevis in sight on the port beam and bow

Cloudy. Barometer falling. Light to gentle breeze from N.N.E. At 12:10 changed course to SE. 1/2 E. (p.s.c.) and took in top gallant sail. At 1:00 changed course to S by E (p.s.c.) At end of watch on course S by E (p.s.c.) Under jib fore topmast staysail, foresail, fore topsail, main trysail and spanker.

Cloudy, squally with frequent passing showers. Wind Nd and Ed very variable in direction and also in force. Barometer rising rapidly last two hours. At 5:55 changed course to S. 1/2 W. (p.s.c.) P log 73.4. At 5:00 took in main trysail and fore topmast staysail, the wind drawing well aft. At 6:20 sighted high land of Saba Island bearing N.E. by E. 1/2 E. (p.s.c.) Third hour wind fell light and hauled to N.E. by E. Set fore topgallant sail at 6:30 At close of watch under all square sail, jib and spanker steering course S. 1/2 W (p.s.c.) pat log at close 80.4.

Clear and pleasant. Wind light and baffling first hour, followed by fresh breeze from N.E. At 9:15 set fore topmast staysail and main trysail. On course S. 1/2 W. until 9:10, then changed to S.S.E. p log 85.1; at 9:45 changed to S.E. p log 88.3. At 11:00 changed to S.S.E. p log 96.1. At 11:15 sighted St. Eustasius and St. Kitts, bearing E.N.E. and East respectively. At end of watch under jib, fore topmast staysail, all square sail, main trysail and spanker on course E.S.E. p log 1.1. Saba Island bearing N.N.E. 3/4 E, St. Eustasius N.E. 7/8 E. St. Kitts (highest point) E.N.E.

Gentle breezes from N.E. and N.E. by E. Clear and pleasant. Running free on port tack under jib, fore topmast staysail, all squaresail, trysail and spanker. Course E.S.E. 1/2/ S. and E.S.E. At end of watch course E.S.E. pat. log 17.5. Inspections as required by regulations made by Lieut. Fletcher, U.S.N., Ensign Marvell U.S.N. Ensign H.H. Hough U.S.N. Ensign J.F. Carter U.S.N. and the Executive and medical officers.

Lieut. Fletcher - made inspection

Ensign Marvell - made inspection

Ensign H.H. Hough - made inspection

Ensign J.F. Carter -

Clear and very pleasant. Gentle breeze from N.E. by N. and N.N.E. Smooth sea. The islands of Saba, St. Eustasius, St. Kitts and Nevis, in sight until dark on the port beam and bow. At 5:55 tacked to the Nd and Wd and then again to Ed around at 6:20. Steering E.S.E (p.s.c.) until 5:55 and after tacking, full and by port tack. Heading East (p.c.) at close under jib, fore topmast staysail, all square sail, main trysail and spanker. P log at close 38.2.

Clear. Barometer normal. Light breeze from N.N.E and N.E. by N. At 11:35 sighed Mountserrat Island bearing East ship's head E. 3/4 S. (p.s.c.) At end of watch standing full and by on port tack to course East (p.s.c.) under same sail as in previous watch.


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at sea making passage from st thomas to st kitts english west indies

Lat 17.05, Long -62.62

1250 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 1250 lbs - consumed


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13 February 1898

At sunset; Rodanda Island bore N88E, nevis N40E, St.Eustasius N11W

Fair, pleasant weather with light to gentle breeze from N.E. by N, freshening last hour to moderate breeze. At 12:05 hauled in pat log and put it out again at 12:20 reading 59.4 having tacked ship to the Nd and Wd in the meantime. Steering full and by to close under all square sail, jib, fore topmast staysail, main trysail and spanker making course N.W. (p.s.c.). pat. log at close 73.7.

Fair and pleasant. Moderate breeze from N.E. and N.N.E. Same sail as in previous watch. At 5:40 made out Nevis, St. Kitts, and St. Eustasius on starboard beam and later Saba and Montserrat, on starboard bow and quarter respectively. On course N.W. until 6:00, then headed off to N.W. 1/2 W. by the wind. At 7:15 tacked ship to E. 1/2 N. At 8:00 Nevis, bore N.E. by E 1/~ E. Mt. Misery N. by E. 3/4 E., St. Eustasius North (all p.s.c.) p. log 93.

Gentle breezes from N.N.E., puffy and variable. Clear and pleasant. By the wind port tack heading E. 1/2 S. and E by S., under jib, fore topmast staysail, all square sail, trysail and spanker. At end of watch pat. log 13.2. At 9:30 mustered at quarters. Commanding Officer inspected crew and ship.

Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from N.E. by N. and N.N.E. Smooth sea. Steering by the wind port tack until 2:00 when tacked to Nd and Wd. Pat. log 22.4. Rest of watch steering full and by starboard tack. Under jib, fore topmast staysail, all square sail, main trysail and spanker. Pat log at close 29.3.

Clear. Barometer normal. Gentle to moderate breeze from N.N.E. hauling to N.E. by N. towards end of watch. At 5:45 mustered at quarters and served out clean bags to crew. At sunset Rodanda Island bore N. 88 E., Nevis N. 40 E. and St. Eustasius N. 11 W, ship's head N.W., all p.s.c. At end of watch under same sail as in previous watch standing closehauled on starboard tack to Nd and Wd.

Clear, pleasant bright starlight. Moderate breeze from N. by E. and N.N.E. Steering full and by as in previous watch until 10:30 when tacked ship to the Ed. Took in patent log while working ship. At 11:00 changed course to S.E. by E 1/2 E (p.s.c.) p log 68.4 by order of Commanding Officer. Took in top gallant sail at same time. At close under jib, fore topmast staysail, foresail, fore topsail main trysail and spanker.


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noon

Lat 16.62, Long -62.50

1 Ton 60 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 60 lbs - consumed


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14 February 1898

Bearings of highest points of islands: Saba N19W, St.Eustasius N3W, St.Kitts N13E, Nevis N51E, Redonda N88E.

Fair and pleasant. Moderate to gentle breeze from N.N.E and N.E. by N. Under jib, fore topmast staysail, foresail, fore topsail, main trysail and spanker, on course S.E. by E. 1/2 E. At 4:00 p. log read 93.2

Gentle breezes from N.E. variable. Clear and pleasant. Watch scrubbed bags. On port tack running free first part, latter part wind hauling ahead. At end of watch closehauled port tack under jib, foretopmast staysail, foresail, fore topsail, trysail and spanker, course S.E. by E. 1/2 E. pat log 12.0.

Clear and very pleasant. Moderate then gentle breeze from N.N.E. Steering the course S.E. by E. 1/2 E. until 9:16 then tacked to Nd and Wd around at 9:24 steering full and by starboard tack rest of watch. Islands of St. Kitts, Nevis, Redonda, Montserrat, and Guadaloupe in sight during watch from Nd and Ed to Sd and Ed. Hauled in p. log at 9/16 reading 20.7 and put it over at 9:25. Inspected at quarters at 9:40 then drilled and instructed first and second periods as per routine. Under jib, fore topmast staysail, foresail, fore topsail, main trysail and spanker. p. log at 12:00 33.1.

Cloudy and pleasant. Barometer falling. Gentle to moderate breeze from N.N.E. veering to N.E. Exercised apprentices as per routine. At end of watch standing full and by to Nd and Wd under same sail as in previous watch. Bearings of highest points of islands as follows: Saba N. 19 W. St. Eustasius N. 3 W. St. Kitts N. 13 E. Nevis N. 51 E. Redonda N. 88 E. ship's head N. 40 W. all p.s.c. Filled 60 cartridges 6 D.S.R.F. for saluting purposes.

Partly cloudy, clearing towards close. Gentle breeze from N.E. and N.E. by E. At 5:15 mustered at quarters and turned in scrubbed bags. Exercised all apprentices at setting up and at double timing around the deck. Under sail alone steering full and by, with jib, fore topmast staysail, foresail, main trysail and spanker set. At dark sighted a light on starboard beam which was obscured before a bearing of it could be taken. The Commanding Officer assigned punishments as follows - Saulie, C.O. (A, 3 cl), Goodrich, J. (A 3cl), and Robischon, A.A. (A. 3 cl.) offense in each case - "Shirking, when ordered to lay aloft; each deprived of one liberty. Grimes, J.K. (A. 3cl), offense, "insolence and profanity, deprived of two liberties, Holmes, J.H. (A. 3cl), offense "profanity at instruction," deprived of two liberties, Radecke, H.G.E. (A. 3cl), offense, "profanity on quarter-deck", deprived of two liberties, Brady E.A. (A. 3cl.), offense, smoking cigarettes, 12 hrs. extra duty. Larned, W.A. (A, ~cl), offense, "Clothing in lucky bag, 12 hrs extra duty. Bock, L.H. (A. 3cl.) offense, "disobedience of orders"; 12 hrs extra duty. Van Dyke, M.B. (A. 3cl), Deplitch, V.L (A 3Cl) and Blanchard, G.S.(A 3cl.), offense in each case, "No shoes at quarters"; given 6 hrs extra duty. And O'Donnel, Geo. (C.P.) offense returning from liberty unfit for duty, reduced to 3rd class for one month.

Cloudy and pleasant. Gentle breeze from N.E. by E. By the wind starboard tack under jib, fore topmast staysail, foresail, fore topsail, main trysail and spanker, making N. 1/2 W. until 9:30, then tacked ship heading S.E. by E. 1/2 E. At 9:50 took in and furled foresail and fore topsail and spanker on course S.E. p. log 82.1


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noon

Lat 17.13, Long -62.88

2090 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 2090 lbs - consumed


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15 February 1898

Bearings of islands at Meridian: Saba, St. Eustasius N27W, Mount Misery, St.Kitts N25E, Nevis, Redonda 70E

Gentle and moderate breezes from N.E. by E. Cloudy and pleasant. Running free on port tack under jib, fore topmast staysail, trysail and spanker heading S.E. Nevis off port beam at end of watch, pat. log reading 92.3.

Fair and very pleasant. Gentle breeze from N.E. to E.N.E. Under jib, fore topmast staysail, main trysail and spanker. Steering S.E. (p.c.) until 6:52 then wore to Nd and Wd around at 7:15 steering N. by W. 1/4 W. (p.s.) rest of watch. Islands of Saba, St. Estasius, St. Kitts, Nevis, Redonda and Montserrat in sight at close. Pat. log not reading correctly, reading 96.0 at close.

Cloudy and very pleasant. Barometer normal. Light breeze from E. by S. and S. by N. At 9:30 mustered at quarters. Afterwards exercised crew in company drill, and then apprentices in firing 22 cal. rifle at target. At 9:15 set main topmast staysail. At end of watch under jib, fore topmast staysail, main topmast staysail, main trysail and spanker on course North (p.s.c.) having changed course at 8:00 from N. by W. 1/4 W. At end of watch following bearings of islands were taken. Saba, St. Eustasius N. 27 W., Mount Misery, St. Kitts, N. 25 E., Nevis, Redonda 70 E. ship's head North. (p.s.c.)

Fair, pleasant weather with moderate breeze from E. by N. At 1:30 sounded drill call and exercised apprentices at sub calibre practice with Winchester 22 cal rifle, expending during the day 420 rounds of 22 cal. ball cartridges. At 2:45 called "all hands make sail". Exercised at making, reefing and furling sail until 4:00 running off to N.N.W. during exercise. At close of watch under jib, fore and main topmast staysails, main trysail and spanker, steering full and by on starboard tack. Land in sight along starboard bow, beam and quarter being islands of St. Eustasius, St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat. Saba Island on port bow. Pat. log at close 17.8.

Fair and pleasant. Gentle breeze from E.N.E. Same sail as previous watch. By the wind starboard tack until 5:00 when wore ship to Sd and Ed. At 5:15 mustered at quarters and exercised apprentices at "setting up."

Gentle and moderate breezes from E.N.E. Clear and pleasant. By the wind on port tack under jib, fore and main topmast staysails, trysail and spanker. Course S.E. 1/2 S. At end of watch pat. log read 33.6.


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st kitts

Lat 17.22, Long -62.90

2 Tons 340 Lbs coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 2 tons 340 lbs - consumed


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16 February 1898

Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from E.N.E. Steering S.E. 1/2 S. until 2:00 when wore to Nd, around at 2:15. By the wind starboard tack rest of watch. Heading N. 3/4 E. (p.c.) at close. Under jib, fore and main topmast staysails, main trysail and spanker.

Cloudy and pleasant. Barometer normal. Light breeze from E. by N. At 4:00 started fires in boiler A. At 6:45 took in all sail. At 7:15 coupled propeller, and at 7:45 turned over engine and tested all appliances, connecting up steam steering gear. At end of watch bearings as follows - Saba NNW, Nevis E.S.E. 3/4 E.

Clear, pleasant and warm with gentle breeze from E. by N. At 8:00 went ahead on the engines and set course E.N.E. (p.s.c.) for St. Kitts. Steering various courses under the conn of the Commanding Officer until 10:18 A.M. at which time stopped the engines and came to with starboard anchor. Weighed anchor at 10:25 and moved farther in, coming to again at 10:47 with starboard anchor in 6 fathoms hard bottom, bearings from anchorage Custom House Cupola N. 12oS, Battery Point W. Horseshoe Point E by S. Ship's head E. by N. Veered to 15 fathoms chains at water's edge. Made preparations for port. Sent an officer to the U.S. Consulate. At 11:15 the U.S. Vice Consul visited the ship. Ship's draft 13' forward 12'10" aft. Lost overboard the lower grating and fender to port gangway while rigging it out, ship's head N. 74o S. at the time.

Clear and warm. Gentle to light breeze from E. by N. Fired a salute of 5 guns in honor of the U.S. Consular Agent when he left the ship. Hoisted out steam and sailing launches.

Clear and pleasant with light to gentle breeze from E.N.E. At 5:40 mustered at quarters after which exercised apprentices at double time and at setting up drill. By order of the Commanding Officer released Otto Missel (App. 3cl.) his term of confinement having expired. The Commanding Officer assigned the following punishments - H.E. Smith (Ap, 2cl) offense, "On deck asleep while watch was working," "asleep on cathead lookout" and smoking cigarettes; 5 days Bread and water. Peter F. Everts (App. 3cl) offense, "Stealing", quarantined at St. Kitts. M.B. Van Dyk (App. 3cl), W.W. Greble (App. 3cl) and W.H.Maitland (App. ~cl) offense in each case "no stops on bags" - 12 hrs extra duty. Leo Burns (App. 3cl) offense, "profanity, deprived of two liberties. W.P. Broman (App 3cl.) offense - "failing to report ~" 12 hrs extra duty. H.C. Moholland (App. 3cl) offense, "not scrubbing bag. 12 hrs extra duty. Sent steam cutter on trial trip in neighborhood of ship and later hauled fires to repair leak in water pipe. Veered to 22 1/2 fathoms chain at water's edge.

H.S. Smith - punished for sleeping on watch and smoking cigarettes - 5 days bread and water

Peter F. Everts - punished for stealing and quarantined at St. Kitts

W.W. Greble - punished

W.H. Maitland - punished

M.B. Van Dyke - punished

Leo Burns - punished

W.P. Broman - punished

H.C. Moholland - punished

Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from E.N.E.


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st kitts english west indies

Lat 17.3, Long -62.8

1040 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 1040 lbs - consumed


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17 February 1898

USS Maine - Receivd intelligence of disaster at Havanna

Clear and pleasant. Gentle and moderate breezes from E.N.E.

Fair weather threatening rain at times. Moderate to gentle breeze from E.N.E. Received in Pay Department from T.A.R. Morton, 98 lbs bread and 122 1/2 lbs each of beef and vegetables.

T.A.R. Morton - Vicksburg acquired provisions from Morton

Fair and pleasant. Gentle to moderate breeze from E.N.E. At 9:30 went to "general quarters." At 10:30 exercised 1st and 2nd cutters under oars. The Captain made an official call on the Govenor of the Leeward Islands and the Administrator of St. Kitts.

Moderate breezes from N.E. by E. Clear and pleasant. Apprentices exercised at boats under oars. Govenor of Leeward Islands and Administrator of St. Kitts made official visit to ship. Received by Captain and Officers in dress uniform. Crew at quarters. Upon leaving a salute of seventeen guns was fired with British flag at fore.

Cloudy, with passing rain squalls; clearing last hour. Moderate breeze from N.E. by E. and N.E. by N. At 5:45 mustered at quarters.

Gentle moderate stiff and fresh breezes from N.E. Squally with rain. Received intelligence of disaster to U.S.S. Maine at Havanna.

U.S.S. Maine - Vicksburg received word of disaster in Havana


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at anchor st kitts english west indies

Lat 17.3, Long -62.8

2090 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 2090 lbs - consumed


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18 February 1898

Half masted colors in obedience of telegraphic orders from Navy Department owing to accident to USSS "Maine"

Caribee - British steamer - Arrived with mail in quarantine

At 8:00 half masted colors in obedience to telegraphic orders from Navy Department owing to accident to USS Maine

Clouds, with passing rain, and squalls. Moderate to strong breeze from N.E. by E.

Cloudy. Passing rain squalls. Moderate to stiff breeze from N.E. by E. Received in Pay Department 98 lbs. fresh bread, 122 1/2 lbs. beef, 122 1/2 lbs. vegetables. At 8:00 half masted colors in obedience to telegraphic orders from Navy Department owing to accident to U.S.S. Maine.

U.S.S. Maine - Vicksburg puts colors at half mast in obedience to order from Navy regarding USS Maine accident

Moderate breezes from N.E. by E. and E. Clear and pleasant. At 9:30 mustered at quarters. Exercised at infantry. 2nd and 3rd sections ashore for target practice. Half masted colors as per order. American, Dutch and French flags at consulates also half masted. British Steamer "Caribee" arrived with mail in quarantine.

Caribee - British steamer arrives at St. Kitts with mail in quarantine

Cloudy with passing showers second hour. Moderate to gentle breeze from East and E.N.E. Served out clothing and small stores. Sent 1st and 2nd sections ashore for target practice. Distilling. Engaged in cleaning and touching up with paint the ship's outside. Boarded the British Steamer Caribee. Exercised apprentices remaining on board at small arms.

Caribee - Vicksburg crew boards

Gentle breezes from E.N.E. Pleasant and generally clear. Expended 490 rounds 6-mm cartridges and 250 revolver cartridges.

Fair, cloudy. Gentle to moderate breeze from E.N.E. Light rain third hour.


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st kitts english west indies

Lat 17.3, Long -62.8

1 Ton 165 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 165 lbs - consumed


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19 February 1898

Fair and pleasant. Barometer normal. Gentle breeze from E.N.E.

Gentle breezes from E.N.E. Clear and hot. Field day. Received in Pay Department 98 lbs Fresh Bread.

Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from E.N.E. Engaged in cleaning ship.

Fair and pleasant. Barometer normal. Light breeze from E.N.E. and East. In accordance with Art. 156471 B Regulations 1897, Lieut. W.B. Fletcher, U.S. Navy inspected forward half of ship and Ensign H.H. Hough inspected appliances for safety of ship in forward half. Sent liberty party ashore.

Lieut. W.B. Fletcher - inspected forward half of ship

Ensign H.H. Hough - inspected appliances for safety of ship in forward half

Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from E. by N. and E.N.E. Liberty party apprentices returned on board. Ensign Marvell inspected compartments in after part o ship in accordance with Art 1564 Navy Regulations.

Ensign Marvell - inspected compartments in after part of ship

Cloudy with passing shower first hour. Barometer steady. Light breeze from E.N.E.


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at anchor st kitts english west indies

Lat 17.3, Long -62.8

1 Ton 585 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 585 lbs - consumed


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20 February 1898

Clear and pleasant. Starlight. Light breeze from E.N.E. freshening at times to moderate breeze.

Clear and pleasant. Gentle then light breeze from E.N.E. Received in Pay Department 98 lbs Fresh Bread, and 122 1/2 lbs each of fresh beef and vegetables.

Fair and pleasant. Light breeze from E.N.E. Barometer rising. At 9:30 mustered at quarters and Commanding Officer inspected ship and crew.

Clear and pleasant with gentle to light breeze from E.N.E. Sent liberty party of apprentices ashore.

Clear. Barometer steady. Light breeze from N.E. Apprentice liberty party returned.

Clear, pleasant and bright starlight. Passing shower third hour. Light to gentle breeze from E.N.E.


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at anchor stkitts english west indies

Lat 17.3, Long -62.8

2090 Lbs. consumed past 24 hours

coal: 3090 lbs - consumed


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21 February 1898

Lieut Fox appointed as Senior Member on Board to investigate into the accident to JJ Mckeough , while at target practice on shore

McKeough, App. 3rd class - Injured by the explosion of the breech and chamber of a Lee straight full 6mm rifle

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from E.N.E.

Clear. Barometer normal. Light E.N.E. breeze. Received in Pay Department 98 lbs Fresh Bread, 122 1/2 lbs each of Beef and Vegetables

Clear and pleasant with light to gentle breeze from E.N.E. At 9:30 mustered and inspected at quarters, after which exercised 1st and powder divisions at singlesticks, 2nd division at infantry. Then exercised all apprentices at single-sticks. At 9:10 J.J. McKeough (App. 3Cl.) was brought on board for medical assistance, having been injured by the explosion of the breech and chamber of a Lee straight pull 6mm rifle

J.J. McKeough - injured during arms training

Sir:- (I)-You are hereby appointed Senior Member of a Board to investigate into all the circumstances of the accident to J.J. McKeough, App. 3rd class, while at target practice on shore this morning. (2)-You will make a report in writing and will state full clearly and concisely as possible, all the facts of the case and will give an opinion as to the cause of the accident and will include in your report a statement as to the character of the injury received as determined by the Medical Officer. (3)-Lieut. W.B. Fletcher and Ensign H.H. Hough are hereby appointed members of the Board to whom you will please show this order. Respectfully, (Signed) A.B.H. Lillie, Commander, U.S. Navy, Commanding.

Lieut. W.B. Fletcher - appointed board member of committee investing accident of McKeough

H.H. Hough - appointed board member of committee investigating accident of McKeough

Lieut. C.E. Fox - Letter regarding J.J. McKeough's accident during target practice


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Lat 17.3, Long -62.8


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21 February 1898

Medical report about the injury received by JJ McKeough; signed Moukton K Johnson Ass. Surg US Navy

Sir:- In accordance with your order of this date, regarding the injury received by McKeough, John Joseph (A. 3.C), I have to report as follows:- A small punctured wound of about an quarter of an inch in diameter was found on the right side of the frontal bone about one inch in the right of the mid line and about one inch above the right eyebrow. The wound was enlarged to about one inch in length in order to make a more intelligent diagnosis, but on account of the profuse hemorrhage very little could be seen; but by the use of the probe it was discovered that the bone was splintered to a slight extent. After a very careful examination no foreign substance was found nor any wound of the brain discovered. Very respectfully, (Signed) Moulton K. Johnson, Asst. Surgeon, U.S. Navy.

Moulton K. Johnson - surgeon attended to J.J. McKeough (injured during rifle exercises)


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st kitts english west indies

Lat 17.3, Long -62.8


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21 February 1898

Conclusions of the Board of Enquiry into the accident to JJ Mckeough

Sir:- (I)-In obedience to your order of this date, herewith prefixed marked "A", the Board met it 1.00 P.M.:-Present Lieutenants, C.E. Fox and W.B. Fletcher, and Ensign H.H. Hough. (2)-After carefully considering the circumstances, and examining the piece, the Board has come to the following conclusions:- (a)-CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACCIDENT. About 9.00 A.M. of Feb. 21-1898, J.J. McKeough, App. 3rd.Class was firing at an Army B target ashore, at a range of three hundred yards, with the Lee straight pull 6m/m service rifle. He had fired eight rounds, and while in the act of pulling the trigger and firing the ninth round, the left side of the receiver was split or broken open, and the butt and left side of barrel cover split and shattered. The boy was injured more or less seriously: see report of Surgeon prefixed marked "B". There still remained in the magazine of the rifle one charge which was not affected. But one small piece of metal, and several wood splinters were recovered, the piece of metal being the rear end of extractor. Diligent search was made for lost parts but owing to the character of the ground, none others were found. (b)-CONDITION OF RIFLE. (NO.2796)- Left side of receiver split open, bent out of shape, and a portion blown away; stock split off; part of barrel cover split off; extractor blown out and broken, but small piece of rear end recovered; trigger guard screw broken (Fig.8,Plate X), magazine and trigger guard consequently sprung; small centre lug on bolt (d,Fig.1,plate 8) broken off and lost; bolt and firing mechanism apparently in good condition.

Lieut. C.E. Fox - investigating rifle accident

Ensign H.H. Hough - investigating rifle accident

Lieut. W.B. Fletcher - investigating rifle accident

J.J. McKeough - injured in rifle exercise


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Lat 17.3, Long -62.8


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21 February 1898

Conclusions of the Board of Enquiry into the accident to JJ Mckeough- page 2 - signed C.E. Fox, W. B. Fletcher & H.H. Hough

The exploded cartridge still remains unextracted, and the gun has been left as nearly as possible in the exact condition in which it was found, excepting that a dummy cartridge has been substituted for the ball cartridge remaining in the magazine. Figures and plates refer to "Description & Nomenclature issued by Bureau". (c)-CAUSE OF ACCIDENT. An examination of the rifle immediately after the accident showed that although the bolt had been properly closed the explosion was primarily due to the blowing out of the left side of the head of the cartridge case while in chamber of bore. The left side of the receiver was evidently too weak to withstand the strain, probably due to some structural defect. Portions of the break are discolored, but this may have been caused by the action of the powder gases and we cannot state positively that there is any flaw in the metal. Every precaution was taken to prevent accident and the crew of the Vicksburg have had careful training in the use of this rifle. We therefore conclude that no member of the personnel, either officer or man, is responsible for this casualty. Very respectfully, (Signed)- Charles E. Fox, Lieut., U.S. Navy. W.B. Fletcher, Lieut., U.S. Navy. Henry H. Hough, Ensign U.S. Navy.

Charles E. Fox - Signed investigation document

W.B. Fletcher - signed investigation document

Henry H. Hough - signed investigation document


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Lat 17.3, Long -62.8


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21 February 1898

JJ Mckeough - was brought on board for medical assistance having been injuried by the explosion of the breech and chamber of a Lee streight pull 6 mm rifle while in the act of firing at a target on shore. Nature of wound, punctured wound in right frontal bone slightly fracturing the bone

JJ McKeogh (App 3cl) - was brought on board for medical assistance, having been injured by the explosion of the breech and chamber of a Lee straight pull 6mm rifle while in the act of firing at a target on shore, nature of wound, punctured wound in right frontal bone, slightly fracturing the bone

LP Weldon (App 3cl) - was standing near by, received at the same time a very slight flesh wound just over right collar bone, due to a flying fragment.

-while in the act of firing at a target on shore, nature of wound, punctured wound in right frontal bone, slightly fracturing the bone. L.P. Neldon (App 3cl) who was standing near by, received at the same time a very slight flesh wound. ~irst over right collar bone, due to a flying fragment. Expended in Ordnance Department 270 rounds 6 mm. and 225 rounds 38 cal. revolver ammunition.

Cloudy to windward. Gentle breeze from East hauling to E.S.E. last hour. Exercised 1st and 2nd sections at signals all other boys at boats under oars. Board, Lieut C.E. Fox, senior member, met to inquire into the accident by which J.J. McKeough (App. 3Cl.) was injured this day.

Lieut. C.E. Fox - met to discuss rifle accident involving J.J. McKeough

Generally cloudy with very heavy and frequent passing showers last three hours. At 5:30 mustered at quarters, after which exercised apprentices at double time and at setting up. Made preparations for dressing ship at sunrise. By order of the Commanding Officer released from confinement and restored to duty ~.E. Smith (App.3cl) his term of confinement having expired.

~.E. Smith (App.3cl.) - released from confinement, his term of punishment having expired

Fair and pleasant. Gentle breeze from E.N.E.


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at anchor st kitts english west indies

Lat 17.3, Long -62.8

2090 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 2090 lbs - consumed

Coal consumed during preceding 24 hours, 2090 lbs

Coal remaining on hand at noon, 158" 1075"


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22 February 1898

Dressed ship rainbow at sunrise in honor of the Anniversary of the birth of George Washington 1st President of the United States

Gentle breezes from E.N.E. Clear and pleasant.

Clear and pleasant with gentle breeze from E.N.E. Dressed ship rainbow at sunrise in honor of the Anniversary of the birth of George Washington 1st President of the United States. Received in Pay Department 98 lbs. of fresh bread for issue to crew.

Clear and warm. Gentle breeze from East. At 9:30 mustered at quarters.

Gentle breezes from E. Clear and pleasant. At 12:00m. fired National Salute 21 guns. Crew engaged in holiday sports.

Clear and pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from East.

Light and gentle breezes from NEd. Variable. Clear and pleasant.


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at anchor stkitts english west indies

Lat 17.3, Long -62.8

1 Ton 270 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 270 lbs - consumed


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23 February 1898

HE Radecke (App 3cl) - punishment for fighting at mess, 12 hours extra labor

JH Holmes (A 3c) - punishment for dirty clothing at Sunday inspection, 12 hours extra labor

Fair, passing showers third hour. Gentle to moderate breeze from E.N.E.

Clear and pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from E.N.E. Received in Payroll Department 98 lbs fresh bread.

Gentle and moderate breezes from E. Clear and pleasant. At 9:30 mustered at quarters. Exercised at small arms and single sticks both drill periods. 1st and 2nd sections ashore for target practice. Expended ammunition as follows: 300 - 6mm. Ball cartrdiges, 330 - 38 Cal. Ball Cartridges.

Clear and warm. Gentle breeze from E.N.E. Exercised 3rd period. 1st. section of Battalion at Infantry. 2nd section at single sticks, 3rd section at Boats. 4th period. 1st section at Signals, Second section at Ordnance Instruction, 3rd Section at Boats.

Light and gentle breezes from E.N.E. Clear and pleasant. At 5:40 mustered at quarters and exercised at double time and setting up drill. Commanding Officer awarded following punishments, to wit: H.E. Radecke (App. 3cl.) fighting at mess 12 hrs. extra duty; J.H. holmes (A. 3c) dirty clothing at Sunday inspection, 12 hrs extra duty.

H.E. Radecke - punished for fighting at mess

J.H. Holmes - punished for dirty clothing at Sunday inspection

Starlight, pleasant. Gentle then moderate breeze from E.N.E.


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st kitts english west indies

Lat 17.3, Long -62.8

1180 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 1180 lbs - consumed


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24 February 1898

Clear and pleasant. Barometer normal. Light E.N.E. breeze. Royal Mail Steamer came in about 12:45 and left at 3:30.

Gentle breezes from E.N.E. Clear and pleasant. Received in Pay Department 98 lbs. Bread, 122 1/2 lbs. Vegetables and 122 1/2 lbs. Beef. 1st and 3rd sections left ship for shore target practice.

Clear and pleasant with gentle breeze from E.N.E. At 9:30 mustered and inspected at quarters, after which exercised apprentices at pistols. During second drill period apprentices engaged in general work about the ship. 1st and 3d sections returned on board at 12:00. The Ordnance Officer tested magazine and shell room flood cocks and found them in good condition. Expended in Ordnance Department 340 rounds 6 mm ball cartridges and 300 rounds 38 cal ball cartridges.

Fair pleasant weather, gentle to moderate breeze from E. hauling to E.N.E. At 1:35 sent the 2nd section of apprentices ashore for target firing in charge of Ensign Marvell. At 1:40 sent 2nd cutter in charge of Ensign Hough and sailing Launch in charge of Lieut. Fletcher to exercise under sail. The boats returned at 3:17. The following damages ensued at target practice: Rifle No 375, 6mm, elevator spring shaft and pin broken; revolver No 1322, cal 38, chamber cracked.

Ensign Hough - led practice under sail

Ensign Marvell - led target practice ashore

Lieut. Fletcher - led practice under sail

Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from E.N.E.

Clear and pleasant. Barometer normal. Gentle breeze from E.N.E.


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Lat 17.3, Long -62.8

2195 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 2195 lbs - consumed


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25 February 1898

Madiana British steamer - Left the harbor

British Steamer Madiana - left the harbor

Bright starlight. Gentle breeze from E.N.E.

Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from East and E.N.E. At 7:30 3rd section of apprentices left the ship to fire at target with 6 mm rifles. Received in Pay Department 98 lbs. Fresh bread and 122 1/2 lbs each of fresh beef and vegetables.

Clear and pleasant. Barometer normal. Gentle breeze from East. At 9:00 sent 1st section infantry ashore for revolver practice. At 9:30 mustered at quarters and exercised apprentices in small arms and Powder Division in single-sticks. Executive Officer and Chief Engineer inspected compartments and mechanical devices. Expended at target practice 30 rounds 6 mm ball cartridges, 180 rounds revolver 38 cal cartridges.

Generally clear and pleasant with gentle Ely breeze. At 1:30 sounded drill call and exercised apprentices at pistols and single sticks, then at signals. At 2:30 sent 2nd. infantry section ashore for rifle practice in charge of Ensign Marvell. Engaged in overhauling whaleboat's falls and in general work about the ship.

Ensign Marvell - led rifle practice ashore

Clear and pleasant. Barometer normal. Gentle breeze from East. Second section returned from target practice. Expended 150 rounds 6 mm rifle ball cartridges.

Clear and pleasant with gentle Ely breeze. British Steamer Madiana left the harbor at 11:00

Madiana - the British steamer left the harbor at 11:00


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st kitts english west indies

Lat 17.3, Long -62.8

1 Ton 690 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 690 lbs -


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26 February 1898

Fair and pleasant. Gentle breeze from East.

Fair and pleasant. Barometer normal. Light breeze from East. Received in Pay Department 98 lbs. fresh bread.

Generally cloudy with light Ely breeze. Cleaning ship.

Cloudy. Light breeze from E. by S. Sent liberty party on shore. The inspections required by Art 1594 Navy Regulations were made by Lieuts Fox and Fletcher, Ensigns Marvell, Hough and Carter, and Asst. Surgeon Johnson.

Ensign Hough - conducted inspections

Ensign Marvell - conducted inspections

Lieut. Fox - conducted inspections

Lieut. Fletcher - conducted inspections

Ensign Carter - conducted inspections

Asst. Surgeon Johnson - conducted inspections

Cloudy with light breeze from E. by S. and E. At 5:40 mustered at quarters after which exercised apprentices at double time and setting up.

Fair and pleasant. Light breeze from E.N.E.


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st kitts english west indies

Lat 17.3, Long -62.8

1 Ton 165 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 165 lbs - consumed


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27 February 1898

Faymouth Castle - British Steamer - Entered the harbor and anchored

Clear and pleasant. Gentle breezes from E.N.E.

Cloudy with light passing showers. Gentle to light breeze from E.N.E. The British Steamer Taymouth Castle entered the harbor and anchored. Received in Pay Department for issue to crew 98 lbs. bread, 122 1/2 lbs. each of beef and vegetables.

Taymouth Castle - British steamer enters harbor

Cloudy. Gentle breeze from E.N.E. At 9:30 mustered at quarters. The Captain inspected the ship and crew at quarters.

Light breezes from E.N.E. Cloudy and pleasant.

Fair and pleasant. Light breeze from E.N.E.

Light and gentle breezes from E.N.E. Clear and pleasant. Bright moonlight.


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at anchor st kitts english west indies

Lat 17.3, Long -62.8

1 Ton 165 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 165 lbs - consumed


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28 February 1898

Cloudy, light breeze from E.N.E. Passing rain and overcast last hour.

Cloudy; passing rain squalls. Light breeze from E.N.E. Received in Pay Department 98 lbs. Fresh Bread and 122 1/2 lbs. each of Beef and Vegetables.

Gentle breezes from E.N.E. and E. Clear and pleasant. At 9:30 mustered at quarters. Exercised at single sticks and manual of arms. Second period exercised at gunnery instruction. 2nd and 3rd sections went ashore for target small arms. Bates (App. 3Cl.) returned on board from target practice drunk.

Bates (App. 3Cl) - returned drunk from target practice

Fair, warm pleasant. Gentle breeze from East then E.S.E. Exercised 3rd period. 1st section boats. 2nd section single sticks. 3rd section pistols. 4th period. 1st section boats, 1st and 2nd divisions Battery. Received on board in Construction Department four (4) brass hooks with staples and 12 brass hasps with fixtures. Steam launch lost flag and staff overboard.

Light and gentle breezes from E.S.E. Cloudy and warm. At 5:40 mustered at quarters. Exercised at double time and setting up drill.

Cloudy. Fair pleasant. Gentle breeze from E.S.E. Light swell from Sd and Ed. Canadian mail steamer left the harbor at 11:30.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1898


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st kitts english west indies

Lat 17.3, Long -62.8

2090 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours

coal: 2090 lbs - consumed


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1 March 1898

Clear. Barometer steady. Gentle E.S.E. breeze.

Cloudy warm. Gentle breezes from E.S.E. Received in Pay Department 98 lbs. Bread.

Cloudy, then clearing and warm. Gentle breeze from E.S.E. At 8:30 2nd and 3rd sections of Battalion left the ship to fire at target at Frigate Bay with rifle and revolver. At 9:30 inspected at quarters, then exercised 1st and 2nd periods as per routine. Received on board £500.- sterling in Pay Department.

Fair pleasant weather, gentle to moderate breeze from E.S.E. Sent 2nd cutter out with apprentices in charge of Ensign Hough and exercised under sail. At 3:35 sailing launch and 2nd cutter returned in charge of Ensign Carter and Ensign Marvell from target practice. 2nd and 3rd sections having completed revolver and rifle prize competitions for the quarter ending March 31st. Expended in Ordnance Department 500 ball cartridges, 6 mm. and 190 ball cartridge, revolver cal. 38- Sent liberty party ashore.

Ensign Hough - led exercises under sail

Ensign Carter - returned from exercises

Ensign Marvell - returned from exercises

Fair and pleasant. Gentle breeze from E.S.E. By order of Commanding Officer the following punishments were awarded - Missel, O. (app. 3cl.) For deliberate disobedience of orders, 5 days solitary confinement on bread and water. Deplitch, V.L. (A, 3Cl.) and Greble, W.W. (A. 3Cl) For smoking cigarettes 12 hours extra duty each. Batest, G.H. (A. 3cl) returning from target practice drunk. Quarantined at "Martinique" and "Trinidad". Smith, H. E. (A. 3Cl) Attempting to leave ship contrary to orders. 12 hours extra duty. Jennings, W.O. (A. 3Cl) Dirty clothing Sunday inspection. 8 hrs extra duty.

O. Missel - punished for disobedience of orders

V.L. Deplitch - punished for smoking cigarettes

W.W. Greble - punished for smoking

G.H. Bates - punished for returning from target practice drunk

H.E. Smith - punished for attempting to leave ship contrary to orders

W.O. Jennings - punished for dirty clothing during Sunday inspection

Cloudy and pleasant. Barometer steady. Gentle breeze from E.S.E.


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at anchor stkitts english west indies

Lat 17.3, Long -62.8

1 Ton 375 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 375 lbs - consumed


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2 March 1898

Solent - Royal Mail Steamer - Left the harbor for Barbadoes

Clear and pleasant, bright moonlight and starlight. Gentle to light breeze, from E.S.E.

Fair and pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from E.N.E. to E.S.E. Received in Pay Department 98 lbs. Fresh bread.

Fair pleasant weather, gentle to moderate breeze from E.N.E. At 9:00A.M. Royal Mail steamer "Solent" left the harbor for Barbadoes. At 8:40 Battalion was formed and inspected, and at 9.25 left the ship in Sailing Launch. 1st and 2nd cutters, Whale Boat and Steam Launch, being towed by the latter to Frigate Bay for exercise in Valley Firing. The Paymaster brought on board in English coin five hundred pounds Sterling (£500-) to pay crew. Expended in Valley Firing 880 rounds ball cartridge 6 m/m.

Solent - British steamer left harbor for Barbados

Fair, pleasant and warm with gentle breeze from E.S.E. The battalion returned at 12.45. At 2.00 called "Away all boats armed and equipped for distant service." Lowered and provided all boats, formed column abreast ship, then discharged and hoisted boats.

Cloudy. Light passing showers first hour. Barometer normal. At 5.40 mustered at quarters and afterwards ran apprentices around deck and exercised them at setting up drill for 10 minutes.

Cloudy with gentle Ely breeze increasing to moderate breeze at times third hour.


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st kitts english west indies

Lat 17.3, Long -62.8

1 Ton 1320 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 1320 lbs - consumed


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3 March 1898

Fair and pleasant. Gentle to moderate breeze from E.N.E.

Cloudy and pleasant. Barometer rising. Moderate breeze from E.N.E. Received in Pay Department following fresh provisions 98 lbs. bread, 122 1/2 lbs. beef, 122 1/2 lbs. vegetables.

Fair, pleasant weather with moderate breeze from E.N.E. At 9:30 exercised at fire quarters, divisions ready as follows, 1st 3 min, 2nd 2 1/2 min, powder 3 1/4 min. engineer's 3 3/4 min. paymaster's 2 min., surgeon's 2 min., navigator's 2 minutes. All secured in 14 minutes. Then exercised at Abandon Ship, providing and lowering all boats. Measured freeboard of boats and then secured. Tested flood cocks and found them in good condition.

Fair and warm. Moderate breeze from E.N.E. At 1.30 called away all boats, and exercised under oars at fleet tactics, after which exercised under sail. Sent liberty party on shore.

Clear, pleasant and warm with gentle Ely breeze. At 5.40 mustered at quarters after which exercised apprentices at double time and at setting up drill.

Cloudy, passing rain squalls first two hours. Gentle to moderate breeze from East.


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at anchor stkitts english west indies

Lat 17.3, Long -62.8

1985 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1985 lbs - consumed


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4 March 1898

Gentle and moderate breezes from E. Clear and pleasant.

Fair and pleasant with gentle to moderate breeze from East and E.N.E. Received in Pay Department for issue to crew, 98 lbs. bread and 122 1/2 lbs each of beef and vegetables.

Cloudy and threatening rain. Moderate breeze from E.N.E. At 9:30 mustered at quarters. Exercised 1st Div. at Pistols, 2nd Div. at single sticks during first period. 1st and 2d Divs. at Signals during second period. Laid out target on starboard quarter steam and sailing launches engaged in target practice with 1 pd. guns at 1000 to 500 yds. range. Expended 20 rounds 1pds ammunition.

Moderate and stiff breezes from E.N.E. Clear and pleasant. Expended 250 rounds 6m/m ammunition. Drilled at rifles. Sent sailing launch to Frigate Bay with rifle team.

Fair and pleasant. Moderate breeze from E.N.E. and East. At 5.40 mustered at quarters.

Moderate and stiff breezes from E.N.E. Clear and pleasant, bright moonlight.


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at anchor st kitts english west indies

Lat 17.3, Long -62.8

1 Ton 60 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 60 lbs - consumed


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5 March 1898

WF Shute (Yeo 1 cl) - absent without leave

Fair, moonlight. Gentle to moderate and strong breeze in puffs from E by N. Passing rain third hour.

Cloudy with passing showers. Received in Pay Department 98 lbs fresh bread.

Moderate and stiff breezes from E by N. First part cloudy with passing rain squalls second part clear and pleasant. Cleaning ship. W.F. Shute (Yeo. 1Cl) absent without authority.

W.F. Shute (Yeo. 1Cl) - Absent without authority

Lieut. W.B. Fletcher - Conducted inspections

Fair and pleasant. Moderate to stiff breeze from East. Lieut. W.B. Fletcher, Ensign G. R. Marvell, Ensign H.H. Hough made the usual weekly inspections the two former of living spaces and store rooms. The latter of mechanical appliances forward. The Executive Officer and Surgeon inspected the hold and living spaces in accordance with regulations.

Ensign H.H. Hough - Conducted inspections

Ensign G.R. Marvell - conducted inspections

Light gentle and moderate breezes from E. Clear and pleasant.

Moon and starlight. Moderate and gentle breeze from E.N.E.


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at anchor stkitts english west indies

Lat 17.3, Long -62.8

1 Ton 165 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 165 lbs - consumed


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6 March 1898

Clear and pleasant. Moderate breeze from E.N.E. Barometer normal.

Gentle breezes from E.N.E. Clear and pleasant. Received in Pay Department 98 lbs. Bread, 122 1/2 lbs. Beef, 122 1/2 lbs. Vegetables.

Clear and pleasant, warm. Gentle breezes from East. At 9:30 Commanding Officer inspected ship with crew at quarters. After which assembled all hands aft, delivered to the following named: Shugrue, Thos. (OM 2c) G.C. Badge #6637; Charlisle, Chas. (Sea) G.C. Badge #10627 and Hansby, P. (S.C. 1c.) G.C. Badge Bar #9692 then read the articles for the Government of the Navy and mustered the crew. The following named were absent without leave: -Shute, W.F. (Yeo.1c) Petry, Geo E. (Cox.) Cook, W.A. (Cox.) Sinclair, W.H. (GM.3C) Bengston, O. (M.A.A. 2C)

Thomas Shugrue - received badge

P. Hansby - received badge

Charles Carlisle - received badge

W.F. Shute - AWOL

O. Bengston - AWOL

W.A. Cook - AWOL

W.H. Sinclair - AWOL

George Petry - AWOL

Clear. Barometer falling. Gentle breeze from East. Sent liberty party ashore.

Clear and pleasant. Gentle and light breeze from East. Missel, Otto (~) released from confinement and restored to duty by order of Commanding OFficer. Bengston, O. (M.A.A. 2cl) returned on board 10 1/2 hours late from liberty.

Bright moonlight. Barometer normal. Gentle E.N.E. breeze. W.H. Sinclair (G.M. 3c) was brought on board by Asst. Surgeon M. K. Johnson, U.S.N. with injured leg. 14 hours overtime. By order of Commanding Officer placed E. McManus (F.2c) in irons and in cell for safe keeping, he being violently drunk.


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st kitts english west indies

Lat 17.3, Long -62.8

1880 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1880 lbs - consumed


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7 March 1898

Clear and pleasant, bright moonlight. Gentle to light breeze from East.

Fair and pleasant. Light breeze from E.N.E. to E. by S. McManus, e. (F.2cl.) being sober was released from confinement for safe keeping. Petry, Geo. E. (Cox.) returned on board 24 hours overtime. Received in Pay Department 98 lbs. of fresh bread, and 122 1/2 lbs. each of fresh beef and vegetables.

Clear and pleasant. Barometer normal. Gentle breeze from E.S.E. At 9:30 mustered at quarters. Absentees Shute, W.F. (Apr 1Cl) Cook, W.A.(Cox) McLaren, E. (A ~) At 9.00 a reward of ($10.00) ten dollars was offered for the delivery on board for each of Shute, W.F. (A~ 1Cl) and Cook W.A. (Cox). At 11.15 both were brought on board, by shore police and rewards paid. By order of Comdg Officer Robison J (SC 4 Cl) was ratted (Sc 3Cl) and Handran S.F. (Ld) was rated (Sc. 4cl) from this date. Diversions were exercised as follows. 1st period Powder and Nov. in small arms, 1st single sticks, 2nd Pistols, 2nd period Powder and 1st at great guns 2nd instruction at battery. Commenced distilling at 9.00.

Shute, W.F. (Apr 1Cl) - missing from boat, then brought back by shore police

Cook, W.A. (Cox) - missing from boat, brought back by shore police

Handran. S.F. - rated SC 4Cl by order of commanding officer

Robision, J. - rated Sc 3l by commanding officer

Clear and pleasant with gentle breeze from E by S. At 12.45 sent ashore an officer of ten dollars reward for the apprehension and delivery on board of E.McLaren (Ai~) This reward was paid to the local police, the other named absentee having been brought on board at 2.00pm. Exercised all boats at fleet tactics under oars and later exercised all boats under sail.

E. McLaren - brought aboard ship by local police after being missing

Clear and pleasant. At 5.40 mustered at quarters and exercised apprentices

Clear and pleasant, with light Ely breeze.


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st kitts english west indies

Lat 17.3, Long -62.8

1 Ton 1425 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

1 Ton 1425 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 1425 lbs - consumed

coal: 1 ton 1425 lbs - consumed

coal: 1 ton 1425 lbs - consumed


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8 March 1898

Fair and pleasant. Light breeze from East.

Cloudy. Barometer steady. Light breeze from East first half, dying out and hauling to N.N.E. Rec'd in Pay Dept. 98 Lbs fresh bread.

Clear and pleasant with light airs to light breeze from N.N.E. first hour, then light breeze from E.S.E. to close. At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters, after which exercised at battalion drill, battalion lightly equipped. By order of Commanding Officer, the following punishments were assigned. Goodrich, J. (A 3-C) Offense "deliberate disobedience of orders" 5 days sal, conf bread and water. Maitland, W.G. (A 3-C) offense, "Lying to Master at Arms," 12 hours extra duty. Glidden, W. H. (Lds), offense "Insolence to Master at Arms," 12 hours extra duty. Statemeyer, J.H. (A 3-C) offense "profanity," deprived of two liberties. Deplitch V.L. (A-3-C) and Roberts, W. G. (A-3-C) offense, "Wilful disobedience of orders" in each case and both assigned 12 hours extra duty. McCandless J. (A-3-C) offense, "skylarking with steam whistle" 12 hours extra duty, Petry G.E. (cox) offense, 24 hours overleave, 3rd class 3 months; Beugston Oscar (M.A.~2-C) Offense, 10 hours overleave, 3rd class 2 months, Shute W.F. (Yeo, 1-C), offense, 52 hours overleave, 4th class 3 months and 3 months restriction; Cooke W.A. (Cox) offfense, 28 hours overleave 4th class 3 months; Halland, Geo F. (Apothecary) offense, "returning from liberty drunk" 3rd Class 6 ~, McManus, Edw. (J-26) offense, "returning from liberty drunk and disorderly" 4th class, 3 months. McLaren, Edw. (Ailer) Offense 6 hours overleave, 2nd class 6 ~.

Maitland, W.G. - punished for lying to Master at Arms

Glidden, W.H. - punished for insolence to Master at Arms

Statemeyer, J.H. - punished for profanity

Deplitch, V.L. - punished for willful disobedience of orders

Roberts, W.G. - punished for willful disobedience of orders

McCandless, J. - punished for skylarking with steam whistle

Petry, G.E. - punished for being 24 hours overleave

Beugston, Oscar - punished for being 10 hours overleave

Shute, W.J. - punished for being 52 hours overleave

Cooke, W.A. - punished for being 28 hours overleave

Holland, Geo. F. - punished for returning from liberty drunk

McManus, Edw. - punished for returning from liberty drunk and disorderly

McLaren, Edw. - punished for returning 6 hours overleave

Clear and warm, light breeze from E.S.E. At 1.30 exercised Divisions at Battery. At 2.30 instructed apprentices in marlin spike seamanship.

Clear and pleasant with light breeze from E.S.E. and East. At 540 mustered at quarters after which exercised apprentices at double time and at setting up.

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from East.


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at anchor stkitts english west indies

Lat 17.3, Long -62.8

1880 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1880 lbs - consumed

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours...360 gallons

Water distilled during the preceding 24 hours . . . 60 gal

Water remaining on hand fit for use at noon . . . 600 gallons

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours . . . 1880 lbs

Coal remaining on hand at noon . . . 142 tons, 210 lbs


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9 March 1898

Light breezes from E.S.E. Clear and pleasant. Bright moonlight.

Clear and pleasant, bright moonlight first part. Light breeze from E., E by S and E.S.E. Received in Pay Department 98 lbs. bread for issue to men.

Clear and warm. Light to gentle breeze from E.S.E. At 9.30 went to fire quarters "fire aft"

Gentle breezes from E.S.E. and S.E. Clear and pleasant. Secured boats and prepared ship for sea. Examined and lowered life buoys found them in good condition.

Cloudy. Gentle breeze from E.S.E. At 5.40 mustered at quarters. Received in Pay Dep't 294 lbs bread, 122 1/2 lbs beef, 122 1/2 lbs vegetables.

Light airs and breezes from E.S.E. Clear and pleasant. Bright moonlight.


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making passage from stkitts english west indies to stpierre martinique french west indies

Lat 17.23, Long -62.83

2 Tons 1915 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 2 tons 1915 lbs - consumed


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10 March 1898

Cloudy and warm. Calm and light airs from E.S.E. then N.W.

Cloudy, drizzling. Calms and light variable airs. Sent down top gallant yard. Making preparations for sea.

Light airs from W.S.W. Clear and warm. Hoisted in steam launch. sent aloft topgallant yard. Went to quarters at 950 Cleared ship for action sounded retreat. Connected steam steering gear. At 11:12 got underway and stood out. At end of watch under steam alone, heading W.S.W. at about 6 knots Draft forward 12 ft 6 in Aft 12 ft 8 in.

Warm. Calm to light airs from S.W. Steaming W.S.W. (p.c.) until 2. At 1.25 sounded to general quarters. Divisions ready as follows. 1st Div 6m. 2nd Div 5m. Pow Div 3m Surgeons and Paymasters Divisions 1m each Navigators 2m and Engr's Div 7 m. At 2- put over great gun target and from two until 3 engaged in steaming around the target. At about 1500 yds distance and firing with Main and secondary batteries. Expended 12 rounds of 4" ammunition, 32 rounds of 5 pdr and 12 of 1 pdr. Engaged from 3 until 4 in securing from "Clear Ship for action" Steering SW (pc) last hour ~ steam 140 ~ revs. 64. Tested flood cocks and found them in working order.

Cloudy. light variable airs. Barometer steady. At 5.15 mustered at quarters and exercised apprentices. At 5.30 disconnected propeller, and set all square sails. jib fore topmast staysail, main trysail and spanker, at 7 took in spanker. Ship not under steerage way after 540. Navigator swinging ship betwen 4 & 5. By order of Comd'g Officer cell door was opened during night. ~ in "A." Boiler allowed to die out

Partly cloudy at times first part, clearing with bright moonlight last part. Calms and occasional light airs from N.N.W. first two hours. then light airs and light breezes from N.N.E. to close under all square sail, jib and fore topmast staysail.


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noon

Lat 16.68, Long -63.02

1 Ton 1110 Lbs. coal consumed prerceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 1110 lbs - consumed


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11 March 1898


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noon

Lat 16.37, Long -62.97

1 Ton 585 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 585 lbs - consumed


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12 March 1898

St.Kitts, Nevis, and Montserrat in sight at 8AM, to NofE and E


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noon

Lat 14.77, Long -61.47

1 Ton 270 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 270 lbs - consumed


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13 March 1898

sighted martinique

Lat 14.7, Long -61.0

St.Lucia, Martinique, and Dominica on port bow, beam, and quarter 9:30AM

Bright moon and starlight. Gentle breeze from NW by N. Under jib, fore topmast staysail and all square sail. Steering S.E. 1/2 S (pc) Pat. log at close 35-8

Clear. Barometer rising. Gentle breeze from NW by N. At daylight sighted high land bearing from NE to E by N at 600 sighted high land bearing E.S.S all psc. ships head SE 1/2 S (psc) under same sail as in previous watch.

Clear and pleasant with gentle breeze from N.W. by N and NW. At 9.30 the Comdg Officer inspected the ship and the crew at quarters. Under all square sail, jib and fore topmast staysail. Islands of St. Lucia, Martinique and Dominico on port bows beam and quarters. By order of Com'dg Officer, released J. Goodrich (A 3-C) and restored him to duty, his term of confinement having expired.

J. Goodrich - released from confinement

Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from NW by W. At 12.30 brought ship by the wind on starboard tack and set main trysail and spanker. Martinique in sight on port quarter.

Gentle breezes from N.W. by W. and WNW. Clear and pleasant. On Port tack by the wind heading S.W. 3/4 W SW 1/2 W, SW and SW 1/2 S all (pc.) under all sail but gaff topsails and main topmast staysail at end of watch pl 9.80

Fair and pleasant. Gentle and light breeze from WNW and NW by W. Moon rose at 11.25 Steering full and by starboard tack until 11.30 then tacked to North around at 11.45. Heading NNE. (pc) at close. Steering full and by Under all sail except main topmast staysail and gaff topsails.


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at sea making passage from st kitts to st pierre martinique french

Lat 14.38, Long -62.13

1775 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1775 lbs - consumed


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14 March 1898

martinique in sight on starboard bow

Lat 14.7, Long -61.0

Martinique in sight on starboard bow 8PM

Clear. Barometer steady. Light breeze from N.W. At end of watch standing full and by to Nd and Ed under sail alone. Following sail on ship at end of watch: - jib, fore topmast staysail, foresail, fore topsail, fore topgallant sail main trysail and spanker.

Clear and pleasant. Bright moonlight first part. Calms and light N.W. airs first three hours, then very light airs from W.N.W. to close. Under same sail as in previous watch.

Clear and warm. Light breeze from W.N.W. At 9:30 mustered at quarters. Exercised 1st Div. at Single-sticks, 2d Div. Gunnery, Powder Div. Infantry. At 10.30 Exercised 1st Div at Gunnery, 2d Div Pistols, Powder Div. Instruction in Seamanship. The Captain awarded the following punishments:- Bock, L. H. (A 3C) Solitary confinement on bread and water for 5 days for attempting to strike the Master at Arms. Deplitch, V.L. (A. 3C) 12 hrs. extra duty for having no shoes on at quarters; Moholland, H.L. (A. 3c) and Schafer, H.C. (A. 3C) 6 hrs. extra duty for innatention at drill; Wester, T.C. (A. 3c) 12 hrs extra duty for profanity and shirking work; Roberts, W.C. (A. 3C) 12 hrs. extra duty for carelessness, losing bucket overboard; Gordon, L. (A 3C) 12 hrs extra duty for leaving station before being regularly relieved. Under same sail as in previous watch on course N.W. by N. Bock, L. H. (A 3c) was placed in solitary confinement on bread and water for 5 days in accordance with punishment awarded this day.

Bock, L.H. - punished with solitary confinement for attempting to strike master at arms

Moholland, H.L. - punished for inattention at drill

Deplitch, V.L. - punished for having no shoes on at quarters

Wester, T.C. - punished for profanity and shirking work

Schafer, H.C. - punished for inattention at drill

Roberts, W.C. - punished for carelessness and losing bucket overboard

Gordon, L. - punished for leaving station without being relieved

Gentle breezes from W.N.W. and N.W. by W. Clear and pleasant. Exercised first period at making and taking in topgallant sail. 2nd period at signals. Until 3:00 running three and four points free on port tack heading N.E. by N. At end of watch same course by the wind port tack under all plain sail but main topmast staysail and gaff topsails.

Fair and pleasant. Light breeze from N.W. At 5.15 mustered at quarters. Under all sail except main topmast staysail, and gaff topsails. Steering the course N.W. (p.c.)

Clear and pleasant. Barometer steady. Ship under sail alone standing full and by to N.E. ny N (p.s.c.) Same sail as in previous watch. Island of Martinique in sight on starboard bow. General Quarters at 8.44 P.M. divisions reported as follows, Surgeon's Div. 1 min, Paymaster's Div. 1 min, 10 sec Navigator's Div. 1 min 25 sec., Powder Div. 4min., Engineer's Div. 4 min, 1st Div. 5 min, and 2nd Div. 5 minutes.


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noon

Lat 14.78, Long -61.33

2 Tons 1390 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 2 tons 1390 lbs - consumed


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15 March 1898

st pierre french west indies

Lat -10.0, Long 39.7

Came to anchor off St.Pierre, Martinique 1:56PM

Generally clear and pleasant. Moon rose at 12.30. Light airs and breezes from N.W. by N. At 12.15 tacked ship to the Sd and Wd. and took in and furled fore topgallant sail. Steering full and by on starboard tack until close, making W.S.W. (psc) under jib fore topmast staysail, foresail, fore topsail, main trysail and spanker. Island of Martinique in sight astern.

Fair and pleasant. Calms and light airs, increasing to gentle breeze from N.N.W. at end of watch. No change in sail. No steerageway until 7.30 when wore ship, heading for North end of Martinique. Started fires in boiler "A" at 7:00.

Light breezes from N. and N. by W. Cloudy pleasant. At 8:10 set main trysail and main topmast staysail. By the wind, port tack heading N.E. 1/2 E, E.N.E 1/2 E, E.N.E. (p.c.). At 9:30 mustered at quarters. No drills. Preparing to come to anchor. At 10:15 shortened and furled sail. At 11:00 proceeded under steam alone heading N.E. by E. 1/4 E. heading for St. Pierre.

Clear and pleasant, warm. Light breeze from North and West. Stood in for anchorage off St. Pierre, Martinique and at 1.56 came to anchor in 15 1/2 fathoms of water sticky bottom veering to 45 fms. at the water's edge on starboard cable. Allowed fires to die out in Boiler "B" fires retained under Boiler "A" for auxiliary purposes. Sent an officer on shore to call on the United States Consul. Draft of ship 12 feet 4 in. forward, 12 feet 6 in. aft.

Light breezes from W. and N.W. Clear and warm. At 5:40 mustered at quarters, exercised double time twice around the decks and setting up drill.

Clear, starlight. Light breeze from N.E.


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at anchor st pierre martinique french west indies

Lat 14.7, Long -61.0

1880 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1880 lbs - consumed


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16 March 1898


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noon

Lat 15.18, Long -61.73

3 Tons 1380 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 3 tons 1380 lbs - consumed


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17 March 1898

At noon, northern end of Dominica abeam

At 4PM Guadaloupe Id. on starboard beam


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noon

Lat 17.62, Long -64.90

10 Tons 500 coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 10 ton 500 lbs - consumed


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18 March 1898

St.Croix highland sighted at 8:15AM

St. Thomas sighted ahead on course NxE 1:30PM

Came to anchor into Charlotte Amalia 6:10PM


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at anchor stthomas dwi and at sea making passage from st thomas

Lat 19.15, Long -65.38

3 Tons 480 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 3 tons 480 lbs - consumed


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19 March 1898

Received 50 Tons Welsh coal

Exchanged officer boarding calls with Italian Man of War Aetna

At 11:48AM got underway


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20 March 1898

noon

Lat 21.02, Long -66.98

9 Tons 1840 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 9 tons 1840 lbs - consumed


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20 March 1898


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noon

Lat 24.32, Long -69.53

9 Tons 1740 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 9 tons 1740 lbs - consumed


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21 March 1898


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noon

Lat 27.92, Long -71.80

10 Tons 100 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 10 tons 100 lbs - consumed


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22 March 1898


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noon

Lat 31.60, Long -72.93

10 Tons 200Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 10 tons 200 lbs - consumed


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23 March 1898


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noon

Lat 35.38, Long -74.00

10 Tons 600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 10 tons 600 lbs - consumed


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24 March 1898

leak in engine room due to carrying away of a 2 1/2" suction pipe to shaft flushing pump which flooded engine room

leak in engine room repaired

water very phosphorescent after dark


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noon

Lat 36.97, Long -75.93

9 Tons 1440 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

9 Tons 1440 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 9 tons 1440 lbs - consumed


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25 March 1898

City of Augusta - Signalled without response, 6AM

Sighted Cape Henry lights bearing about W3/4N 11:25AM

Came to anchor at Hampton Roads 2:32PM

USS Terror - Passed and came to anchor at entrance to Norfolk Channel 9PM


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at anchor hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3

1 Ton 960 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 960 lbs - consumed


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26 March 1898

USS Massachusetts - Came to anchor in the Roads 7:55AM

USS Terror - Left the Roads and went to Norfolk

USS Puritan - Transferred 14 apprentices to the Puritan

USS Massachusetts - Got underway and proceeded to Newport News.

USS Terror - Came down Elizabeth River and went to sea 5:55PM

USS Massachusetts -

USS Puritan -

USS Terror -


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at anchor hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3

1 Ton 1040 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 1040 lbs - consumed


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27 March 1898

USS Puritan - Passed on her way out to sea 9:30AM

USS Puritan -


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at anchor hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3

2 Tons 3300 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 2 tons 3300 lbs - consumed


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28 March 1898

List of men transferred to USRS "Franklin"

USRS Franklin -

USRS Franklin -


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at anchor hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


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28 March 1898


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at anchor hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3

1740 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1740 lbs - consumed


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29 March 1898

Carter, J F - Detached from duty and ordered to USS Mayflower.

USS Mayflower -


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at anchor hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3

1 Ton 50 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 50 lbs - consumed


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30 March 1898

PA Engr Claude B Price - reported on board for duty

PA Engr RS Griffin - detached from this ship (to USS Mayflower)


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at anchor hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3

1 Ton 270 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 270 lbs - consumed


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31 March 1898

USS Columbia - Came in from sea and anchored west of Vicksburg 9:15AM

USRS Morrill - Came in from east and proceeded up the Elizabeth River

USS Columbia -



LOGS FOR APRIL 1898


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at anchor hampton roads and moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3

3 Tons 1290 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 3 tons 1290 lbs - consumed


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1 April 1898

6AM Got underway and stood up Elizabeth River for Portsmouth Navy Yard.

8:30AM Mooring ship alongside Navy Yard sea wall

George Davis (F 2c) - rated (F 1c)

Chas Carlisle (sea) and Wm Fletcher (App 2c) - transferred to US naval hospital


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth va

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

1960 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1960 lbs - consumed


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2 April 1898

Torpedo boat Rodgers - Went into commision


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth va

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

2070 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 2070 lbs - consumed


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4 April 1898

USS Vesuvius - Moored ahead of this ship 11AM


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth va

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

1 Ton 710 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 710 lbs - consumed


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5 April 1898


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth va

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

1 Ton 50 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 50 lbs - consumed

coal: 1 tons, 50 lbs. - used - 91 tons, 1095 lbs, remaining


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6 April 1898

A.B.H. Lillie - Commander, US Navy

Commenses until 4 ct. M. Moderate breezes from N. Cloudy and Cold Barometer rising. C.B. Barns, Ensign, US Navy

From 8 ct. M. to Meridian Clear and cool. Gentle breezes from north, then N.N.W. The following named absent without leave. Fergson T. (sea) and Pheiffer, E. H. (c.std.) By order of the commanding officer a reward of $10 was offered the authorities for the apprehension and delivery on board of each of the above named. Sent down the fore and foretop sail yards, and stowed them with foregallent mast and foregallent yard in sparehouse. Engaged in getting running anf standing pear ready for stowage in yard. The following yard workman engaged on board in construction. Eight caulkers, one machinist with one helper. In Steam Engineering - 2 machinists, helpers, boiler maker. W.E. Fletcher, Lieut., US Navy

From 4 to 8 ct. M. Gentle and moderate breezes from Nth clear and cold. C.B. Barns, Ensign, US Navy

From 4 to 8 pm, Clear and cool. Light Breeze then light airs from N.W. Yard workmen engaged as during forenoon. Caulkers working until seven o'clock Engineers people during watch. W.B. Fletcher, Lieut., US Navy

From 8pm to Midnight Clear and cool. Light airs from S.S.W. Two machinists with helpers at work in Engineering Department with 10.- W.B. Fletcher, Leiut., US Navy

From Meridian to 4 pm Clear and cool. Light breeze from North. Received in Pay Department for drinking and cooking purposes 800 gals of fresh water. Tested flood-cochs and found them in working order. Yard workmen engaged on board as during forenoon. Engaged in painting spare ite, sent down main and mizzen topmasts. Sent running and standing rigging to sail loft. Received from The Marine Barracks. One Sergent, Two Corporals, and nine Privates, with accouterments, and stores. Liesgang, c. ct. (---.1c) was transformed to U.S.R.S. Franklin with bag hammock and necessary transfer paper. W.B. Fletcher, Lieut., US Navy

Examined and found to be correct. F.S Carter, First Navigator


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth va

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

1 Ton 50 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 50 lbs - consumed

coal: 1 ton 50 lbs used - Remaining at noon, 90 tons 1045 lbs


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7 April 1898

Lighter "Alice" while coming alongside struck the foward port 4" R.F. gun,, and caused slight damage to training gear

From 4 to 8 am Clear and cool. Strong breeze from North. Seven caulkers commenced work at 7:20. Received in Pay Department 72 lbs. bread and 90 lbs. each of cheese, beef, and vegetables. W.B. Fletcher, Luit., US Navy

From 4 to 8 pm Fair and plesant. barometer normal. light breeze from N.N.W. T Fergson (Sea) returned on board 81 hrs overtime in a drunkin condition and was by order of Commanding Officer, placed in a cell for safe keeping. Received from magazine 44 percussion primed base fused common shells 4", 55 AP 6 pdr. shells 14 1pdr common shell. Lighter "Alice" while coming along side struck the forward port 4" RF gun, and caused slight damage to training gear. No other damage ascertainable. Transferred accounts and papers of following named men to U.S.R.S Franklin. Pomeroy J.F. (ck. yes), Carlisle, C. (Sea), Houck E.C. (lds.), Tobin, G.T. (lds.) Geo R. Maxwell, Ensign, US Navy

Commences and until 4 am Clear and cool. Moderate to strong breeze from North. W. B. Fletcher, Luiet., US Navy

Examined and found to be correct F.J. Carter, First Navigator

From 8 am to Maridian Clear and pleasant. Barometer normal. Moderate breeze from N. W. and N. N. W. Crew engaged in sending down main and mizzen topmost rigging. Sent all square sails, gaff topsails and main topmast stay sail to loft and received two main trysails. Engaged in painting ship. Yard workmen aboard in Steam Engineering and Construction Stahl, U. S. N. was senior member examined leakes in different underwater compartments. Absent without leave T. Fergson (Sea) and E. H. Pfiffer (c. Stwd.) Geo R. Maxwell, Ensgin, US Navy

From Meridian to 4 pm Clear and pleasant. Barometer normal. Light breeze from N.N.w. Same yard workmen on board as in previous watch. Crew engaged in painting and sending rigging to loft. Geo R. Maxwell, Ensign US Navy

A.B.H. Lillie - Commander US, Navy

From 8 pm to Midnight Clear and Pleasant. Barometer steady light breeze from N.W. Caulkers knocked off work about 9:45 others at 10:00 Geo R. Maxwell Ensign, US Navy


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth va

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

510 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1960 lbs - consumed

Steamer Vicksgurg - Moored slong side sea wall, Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA

coal: - Water remaining on hand fit for use at noon, 510 gallons

coal: 1960 lbs - coal consumed during the proceeding 24 hrs.

coal: 89 tons 1960 lbs. - Coal remaining on board at noon


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8 April 1898

WF Shute (Yeo 1c) - given acting appointment as Chief Yeoman

From 8pm to midnight light Airs from SE. Clear and plesant. bright moonlight. C.B. Barnes, Ensign, US Navy

Examined and found to be correct F S Carter, First Navigator

Commences and until 4 am Clear. Barometer normal. Gentle Breeze from N.W. Goe. R. Maxwell

From 4 am to 8 am Clear, barometer rising. light breeze from NW three caulkers at work. received in pay Department 71 lbs. bread, 78 3/4 lbs. beef, 78 3/4 lbs. vegetables. geo R. Maxwell, Ensign US Navy

from Meridian to 4 pm Light breezes from NW and N. clear and pleasant. Received from U.S.R.S Franklin with bags, hammock and transfer papers. W.F.Shute (Yeo 1c) given acting appointment as Cheif Yeoman. painted all ship boats. Sent ashore refrigerators. Yard workmen as in previous watch. Received on board 6000 gals fresh water. C.B. Barnes, Ensign, US Navy

From 8 am to Meridian light breezes from N.W. Clear and pleasant. Received in ordanance department, 20185 rounds 6 m/m in clips, 800 6 m/m and 729 .38 calibre revolver ammunition. received from U.S.R.S Constillation T.F. Ward (App 2c) with bag and hammock, transfer papers to follow in the mail. T.F. Fergson (sea) Released from confinement by order of commanding officer. Engaged in making set of new signal flags. Cooke W.A. 9Lox) Absent overtime. Yard workmen on board in Steam Enginerring and Construction. C.B. Barnes, Ensign, US Navy

From 4 to 8 pm Light airs and breezes from n. clear and plesant. received on board in Construction following articals vig: - 4 boxes brass screws, 10 lbs chrome yellow, 10 lbs ultra marine blue, 20 gallons alcohol, 5 gallons turpentine, 30 gallons linseed oil, and 23 lbs rivets. W.A.cooke (Cox) brought on board by corporal of yard having been under the influence of liquor 11 hrs overtime. C.B.Barnes, Ensign, US Navy

A.B.H.Lillie - Commander, US Navy


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth va

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

2070 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 2070 lbs - consumed

other: 175 - Water received during the proceeding 24 hours

other: 510 Gallons - Water remaining at noon

other: 175 Gallons - Water expended during the proceeding 24 hours

coal: 2070 lbs - Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours

Vicksburg - Steamer

coal: 88 tons 1495 lbs - Coal remaining on hand at noon


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9 April 1898

navy yard

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

coal: 133 Tons 1280 Lbs. -

From 4 to 8 am, Light airs from SE. clear and plesant. Coal Lighter came alongsid at 7:30. C B Barnes, Ensign, US Navy

A.B.H.. Lillie - Commanding Officer, US Navy

Commenses and until 4 am, Light airs from SE. Clear and Plesant. C B Barnes, Ensign, US Navy

from 8 to Meridian, Fair and Plesant. light airs and light breeze from SE. engaged in coaling ship. received in Pay Department 73 lbs Fresh breadand 90 lbs each of fresh beef and vegetables. Also, 300 white hats, 200 knife lanyards and 1028 spools of silk. by prder of commanding Officer the following named Apps. c3) were advanced to Apps c2) From the 2nd inst. Odell, H.M., Evans Fred K., Singer H., Saulir, C. O., Kruger John, Jones J. N., Allen J. E., Naker, L. F., Bates G. A., Spahr, G. McDonald, L.d.a., Holmes, Gordon, Fyfe Edgar, DuBois W.F., Gallagher F., Savage, W.H., Larned, W.A., Claptor, J.A., Pierson R., Jones, J.R., Pfiffer E. (CStwd) Absent without leave. W B Fletcher, Lieut., US Navy

From Miredian to 4 pm, Cloudy and fair. light breeze from SW and SSW. Engaged coaling ship. received on baord 2655 gallons of fresh water in equipt. Department. received in Equipment Department (Nav) 1 clock, 1 comparing watch, ans 1 paychrometer and case in place of same articals condemmed and sent to storehouse. W B Fletcher, Lieut., US Navy

from 4 to 8 pm Overcast and cloudy. Light breeze from SSW. Concluded coaling at six havong received 133 1280/2240 tons of coal. Received on board, with bags, hammock, and necessary transfer papers, from the U.S.R.S. Franklin, Robert A. Harris (Lds) and Robt Jefferson (Lds). By order of Commanding Officer transferred Allen J. Whitted (Mess Att) with bag, hammock and necessary transfer papers to the U.S.R.S Franklin. W.B. Fletcher, Lieut., NS Navy

examined and found to be correct F S Carter, Lieut. Navigator, US Navy

From 8pm to midnight Overcast Cloudy. light breeze from SSW and SW. W B Fletcher, Leiut., US Navy


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth va

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 133 tons 1280 lbs -

1 Ton 380 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 380 lbs - consumed

Vicksburg - Steamer Ship, US Navy

other: - Water expended in the previous 24 hours 200 gallons

coal: 133 tons, 1280 lbs, - Coal received in the last 24 hours

other: - Water Distilled 0

other: - Water remaining on hand fit for use at noon, 310 gallons

coal: 1 ton, 380 lbs - Coal expended in the previous 24 hours

coal: 87 tons 1115 lbs - Coal remaining at noon


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10 April 1898

A.B.H. Lillie - Commander, US Navy

From 4 to 8 am, Fair and cloudy. light breeze from SSW. Crew engaged in cleaning ship. W.B. Fletcher, Lieut., US Navy

from Meridian to 4 pm, Cloudy and plesant. Barometer fell slightly. light aire from Sth and wst. Received from U.S.R.S Franklin, with bag , hammock, and necessary transfer papers, israel woodward(Mess Attendent) sent liberty party ashore. U.S.S. Vesuvius came out of dry dock and moores to dock, and tested dynamite guns. Geo. R. Maxwell, Ensign US Navy

Commences and until 4 am, overcast and cloudy. light breeze from SSW., W.B. Fletcher, Lieut., US Navy

from 8 am to Meridian, cloudy Barometer steady. light airs from SSW. Crew engaged in cleaning ship. Absent without leave, E.H. Pfiffer (C Stwd). Ceo R. Maxwell, ensign, US Navy

from 8 pm to midnight, clear. Barometer steady. light airs from SW. Geo. R. Maxwell

Examined and forund to be correct, F.S.Carter, Lieut. Navigator


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth va

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

1300 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1300 lbs - consumed

coal: 220 tons 1095 lbs. - 24hr prev 1300 lbs.


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11 April 1898

U S Torpedo boat Rodgers - Left the yard

USS Vesuvius - Left the yard

H Pheiffer, cabin steward USN - dishonorably discharged

Edward H. Pferiffer - dishonorable discharge, undesirable for service.


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth va

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

1 Ton 1370 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 1370 lbs - consumed

coal: 218 ton 1965 lbs - 24hr prev 1 ton 1370 lbs.


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12 April 1898

USS Montgomery - hauled ahead and allowed this ship to swing our head in to dock 10AM

C.E. Fox - Detached from ship to USTB Morris at Bristol R.I.

W.B. Fletcher - To USS Massachusetts

Lt.W.B.Fletcher, USN - Detached and ordered to USS Massachusetts.

Lt. C.E.Fox - Transfer to U.S.T.B. as inspector. Bristol, R.I.


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth va

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

1 Ton 1810 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 1810 lbs - consumed

other: - Water Distilled 0

other: - Water remaining on hand fit for use at noon, 110 gallons

coal: 1300 lbs - coal consumed during the proceeding 24 hrs.

coal: 220 tons, 1095 lbs - Coal remaining on board at noon

other: - Water expended in the previous 24 hours 200 gallons

Vicksburg - Steamer Ship, US Navy


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13 April 1898

J.C. Cresap Lt. - Reported on board for duty as executive officer.

From 8 am to Meridian. Fair and plesant light breeze from NNE. Barometer falling. At 9:30 musterd at quarters and found following absent without leave, R.C. Harris (lds). by order of Commanding Officer a reward of ten(10) dollars was offered to the athorities of Nofolk Va. for the apprehension and delivery on baord this vessel of Robert C. Harris(Lds) US Navy. Commander Lillies and Lieutenant Carter apperaed before the Court of Inquiry in Navy Yard. Geo. R. Maxwell, Ensign, US Navy

From Meridian to 4 pm. Cloudy. Barometer falling. Light airs from Nth and Est. Officers before before Court of Inquiry returned. Geo R. Maxwell, Ensign, US Navy

Commenses and until 4 am, Light breezes from NW. Clear and plesant. C.B. Barnes, Ensign, US Navy

From 4 to 8 am, Light airs and breezes from NW and NNW. Clear and plesant. Upon inspection found that R. C. Harris (lds) was out of ship withour authority. Received in Pay Department 73 lbs fresh bread. C.B. Barnes, Ensign, US Navy

S.B.H. Lillie - Commanding Officer, US Navy

From 4 to 8 pm Overcast, barometer falling. Light airs from SE. Lieut. J.C. Cresap USN, reported on board for duty as executive officer. Geo R. Maxwell, Ensign, US Navy

From 8 pm to midnight. Fair and plesant. Barometer steady. light airs from South. Geo. R. Maxwell, Ensign, US Navy


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth va

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

2180 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 2180 lbs - consumed

other: - Water remaining on hand fit for use at noon, 397 gallons

coal: 216 tons 215 lbs - Coal remaining at noon

other: - Water Distilled 0

coal: 2180 lbs - Amount of coal consumed in the last 24 hours

other: - Water expended in the previous 24 hours 233 gallons


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14 April 1898

USS Katahdin - Came up to the yard 6PM

From 4 to 8 am, Overcast and rainy. Barometer falling rapidly. Light breeze from East and SE. Received in PAy Department, 73 lbs. Bread, 91-1/4 lbs. Beef, and 91-1/4 lbs. vegetables. Geo. R. Maxwell, Ensign, US Navy

From 8 pm to Midnigh. generally cloudy with light NWly breeze. Henry H. Hough, Ensign, US Navy

From 8 am to Meridian. Cloudy with light breeze from SE and West. At 9:30 mustered and inspected at quarters after which division officers stationed and exercised their divisions at various duties. Absent without leave, Robert C. HArris, (lds) henry H. Hough, Ensign, US Navy

Examined snd found to be correct., FS Carter, Lieut. Navigator.

A.B.H. Lillie - Commander

From 4 to 8 pm. Cloudy overcast and rainy with slight to light NWly breeze. Restowed fore hold. The U.S.S. Kalahdin came to the yard at 6:00. Henry H. Hough, Ensign, US Navy

Commenses and until 4 am. Cloudy. Baromeeter falling rapidly. Light breeze from SE. Geo. R Maxwell, Ensign US Navy

From Meridian to 4 pm. Cloudy with gentle NWly breeze. Crew engaged in general work and breaking out fore hold to pump bilge and to overhaul main fold and valves to compartment A5. Henry H Hough, Ensign, US Navy


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth va

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

1300 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1300 lbs - consumed


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15 April 1898

coal: 21 Tons - 9:25AM


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moored alongside seawall navy yard portsmouth va

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

1960 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1960 lbs - consumed


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16 April 1898

USS Sioux - Came in and moored to Navy Yard dock.


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moored alongside ordnance dock navy yard portszmouth va

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

1 Ton 1040 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 1040 lbs - consumed


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17 April 1898


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moored alongside ordnance dock navy yard portsmouth va

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

1520 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1520 lbs - consumed


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18 April 1898

Towed down river by Wahneta and anchored off Naval Hospital 2:38PM

Clear and pleasant with light Sly breeze.

Clear and pleasant with light Sly breeze. Received in Pay Department 73 lbs. bread for issue to crew also 91 1/4 lbs. each of beef and vegetables.

Light airs and breezes from W. Clear and pleasant. At 9:30 mustered at quarters. R.C. Harris (Lds.), C. Linden (Sea), W.A. Larned (App. 2Cl) and R. Pierson (App. 2C) absent without authority. C. Linden (Sea) returned aboard at 11:00. Exercised at General Quarters. By order of Comdg. Officer reward of $10.00 offered for W.A. Larned (App 2Cl) and R. Pierson (App 2Cl).

C. Linden - absent without permission, returned aboard

W.A. Larned - absent without permission

R. Pierson - absent without permission

R.C. Harris - absent without permission

Light airs from W. and N.E. Clear and pleasant. At 2:15 left ordnance dock in tow of Wahneta went down river and at 2:38 anchored off Naval Hospital. Moored to 30 fathoms. Navigator took soundings finding nothing under 4 fms within swinging distance. Bearings of anchorage - Ships Head N.W. by N. Hospital Light N.W. by N. Hospital Building N.W. by W. 5/8 W. Town Point N.N.E. Tangent to City Wharf E.S.E. 1/2 E. Draft forward 13' 11" aft 13'.

Wahneta - tows Vicksburg down river

Variable light breezes from E'd. Clear and pleasant. At 5:40 mustered at quarters. Absentees R.C. Harris (Lds.) W.A. Larned (App. 2C) and R. Pierson (App. 2C) without leave. Served out bags.

Gentle and moderate breezes from E.S.E. Cloudy and cool.


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anchored off naval hospital norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

1740 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1740 lbs - consumed


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19 April 1898

H.H. Hough - Ordered immediately to dutyin connection with the U.S.T.B Morris.

S.Ely breezes variable in force and direction. Overcast and cloudy.

Light airs from Ed. Overcast. Received in Pay Dept. 73 lbs. fresh bread.

Overcast with rain first half. Clearing second half. Barometer falling. Calms and light S.W. airs. At 9:30 mustered at quarters And exercised gun divisions at battery drill and powder divisions at stations. Absent without leave Harris R.C. (Lds.) Larned W.A. (A. 2C) Pierson R. (A. 2C). Two firing pins had points broken and one had point bent at exercise.

R.C. Harris - absent without leave

W.A. Larned - absent without leave

R. Pierson - absent without leave

Cloudy. Barometer falling. Moderate breeze from South. Exercised apprentices and quartermasters at signals. By order of the Commanding Officer the following punishments was assigned, viz: -Jochumsen, A.H. (B.M. FC.) offense, 3 hours overleave; 1 month 2nd class. Manning, E.J. (Lds) offense, 24 hours overleave; 3rd class 3 months. Smith, W.B. (Sh-wright) offense, 26 hours overleave; 3 months 3rd class. Bates, G.H. (A2c) offesne, 48 hours overleave, drunk; 3 months 4th class, and 3 months restriction. Averill, W.G. (Cox) offense, 6 hours overleave; 2 months 2 class. O'Donnell, Geo. (C.P.); and Dolan D.J. (C.P.) each 29 hours overleave; 3 months 4th class respectively. Petry, George E. (Cox) offense, 48 hours overleave; 3 months 4th class, and 3 months restriction. McLaren, Edward (Oiler), offense, 6 hours overleave; 6 weeks 2nd class. Ferguson, Thomas (Sea) offense, 81 hours overleave and drunk; 3 months 4th class, and 3 months restriction. Cooke, W.A. (Cox) offense, 9 hours overleave; 2 months 3rd class. Sullivan, D.H. (Sea), offense, 4 hours overleave; 1 month 2nd class. Odell, H.M. (A2-C) offense, clothing in lucky bag; 8 hours extra duty. Grimes, J.K. (A-2-C.) offense, not answering call for whale boat and impertinent to Officer of the deck; 12 hours extra duty. McDonald, J.A. (A-2-C) offense, impertinence to Master-at-Arms; 12 hours extra duty. Battery F, 4th U.S. Artillery passed ship at 3:30 on board barge, disembarked at Portsmouth.

A.H. Jochumsen - punished for being overleave

E.j. Manning - punished for being overleave

W.B. Smith - punished for overleave

G.H. Bates - punished for being overleave

Geo. O'Donnell - punished for being overleave

W.G. Averill - punished for being overleave

George E. Petry - punished for being overleave

D.J. Dolan - punished for overleave

Thomas Ferguson - punished for being overleave

Edward - punished for being overleave

W.A. Cooke - punished for being overleave

D.H. Sullivan - punished for being overleave

H.M. Odell - punished for overleave

J.K. Grimes - punished for not answering call for whale boat

J.A. McDonald - punished for impertinence to Master-at-Arms

Cloudy. Barometer steady. Moderate breeze from South. at 5:45 mustered at quarters. Same absentees as in forenoon watch. Turned in clean bags. Ensign H.H. Hough, U.S. Navy was detached from this ship and ordered immediately to duty in connection with the U.S. T.B. Morris at Bristol, R.I.

H.H. Hough - detached from Vicksburgh and ordered to Bristol, R.I.

Overcast and rainy. Light airs from SSW. Barometer steady.


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anchored off naval hospital norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8


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20 April 1898

USS Osceola - Passed down with barge in tow.

USS Oscula - USS Oscula passed down with a barge in tow



LOG BOOK – APRIL 21st 1898 TO OCTOBER 15th 1898


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List of Officers attached to and on board of the USS Vicksburg, 3rd rate commanded by ABH Lillie, Commander USN, during the period covered by this log book from April 21st 1898


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List of officers who have died, been detached or transferred on board of US Steamer Vicksburg from April 21st 1898


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Complement of Petty officers, Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, Landsmen, Boys, and Marines on board of the USS Vicksburg, 3rd rate


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Description of Instruments used for Meteorological Observations and their location, &c


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Armament of the USS Vicksburg, Main Battery

Secondary Battery

Boat armament

Small Arms


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tables of deviation of the Standard compass N° 3191 on board of USS Vicksburg


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moored off norfolk

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

1 Ton 820 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 820 lbs - consumed


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21 April 1898

USS Hatahdin - Passed down river

USTB Rodgers - Passed down river


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moored off norfolk virginia

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

1080 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1080 lbs - consumed


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22 April 1898

USS Wampetuck - Passed down river with barge in tow.


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1 Ton 270 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 270 lbs - consumed


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23 April 1898

USS Hamilton - Passed down the river

Carter, Fidelio S. - Detached from duty and placed on waiting orders.

USS Morril - Passed down the river.

Stewart, John W. - Reported for duty on board.

USS Hudson - Passed down the river.

USS Merrimac (Collier) - Passede down the river.


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moored off norfolk virginia

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

1 Ton 270 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 270 lbs - consumed


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24 April 1898

Senn, T.J. Ens. - Reported on board for duty.


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moored off norfolk virginia

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

860 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 860 lbs - consumed


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25 April 1898


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noon

Lat 36.82, Long -75.75

3 Tons 1840 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 3 tons 1840 lbs - consumed


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26 April 1898

USS Montgomery - Passed at 6:30AM bound down.


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noon

Lat 34.00, Long -76.30

11 Tons 750 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 11 tons 750 lbs - consumed


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27 April 1898

W H Touchfield (Bm 2nd cl) - was swept overboard and was drowned; life buoy was dropped, but by order of Commanding officer no boat was lowered owing to the condition of the sea

Touchfield, W. H. - Was swept overboard and was drowned.

vivid lightning phosphorescent sea

WH Touchfield (Bm 2c) - swept overboard and drowned

vivid lightning phosphorescent sea

WH Touchfield (Bm 2c) - swept overboard and drowned


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8am

Lat 33.37, Long -76.92

5 Tons 970 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 5 tons 990 lbs - consumed


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28 April 1898


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noon

Lat 31.27, Long -79.93

10 Tons 460 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 10 tons 460 lbs - consumed


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29 April 1898

Held sale of effects WH Touchfield (B M 2 cl) and realized 46 dollars


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noon

Lat 27.72, Long -80.03

11 Tons 750 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 11 tons 750 lbs - consumed


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30 April 1898

5:03PM Jupiter light abeam



LOGS FOR MAY 1898


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at sea making passage fro norfolk va toward key west fla

Lat 24.67, Long 147.8

11 Tons 1630 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 11 tons 1630 lbs - consumed


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1 May 1898

The Executive Officer accompanied by the Senior Medical Ofiicer made weekly inspection of living spaces, holds and store rooms and found their sanitary condition to be good


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at sea making passage fro norfolk va toward key west fla

Lat 24.67, Long 147.8

coal: 11 tons 1630 lbs - consumed


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1 May 1898


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at anchor off key west florida

Lat 30.0, Long 48.5

3 Tons 1840 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 3 tons 1840 lbs - consumed


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2 May 1898

USS New York - Official visit maed by the Captian.


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at anchor off key west florida

Lat 30.0, Long 48.5

coal: 30 tons -

1 Ton 1700 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 1700 lbs - consumed


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3 May 1898

coal: 20 Tons - From schooner Morris W. Child


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at anchor off key west fla and making passage to havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

1 Ton 1810 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 1810 lbs - consumed


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4 May 1898

coal: 70 Tons - Finished 10AM

At 1PM stood out of Key West Harbor

At 1:30PM "Ordered Blockade Duty off Havana" by Commander in Chief


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at sea making passage from key west to havana and on blockade duty off havana

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

8 Tons 1200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 8 tons 1200 lbs - consumed


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5 May 1898

At 7:20AM made out Havana and Morro Castle.

Spanish schooner "Orienta" - boarded


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blockade duty off havana

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

7 Tons 1020 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 7 tons 1020 lbs -


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6 May 1898

5:20PM Two batteries on shore fire three shots at this vessel with no hits.

Man 'o War French Flagship "Mangrove" - saluted


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blockade duty off havana

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

7 Tons 1020 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 7 tons 1020 lbs - consumed


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6 May 1898

French Flagship "Mangrove" - saluted


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on blockade duty off havana harbor

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

6 Tons 1830 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 6 tons 1830 lbs - consumed


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7 May 1898

At 7.30 "Morrell" signalled "A strange vessel in sight" bearing WSW. At 7.40 went ahead full speed after strange vessel which was made out to be a schooner. At 7.50 Signalled to "Morrel" "Board strange vessel"

At 8AM Fired on schooner. This ship fired on by shore batteries. Three sets of signal balliards and starboard jacobs ladder carried away.

Elevating gear of foward forecastle gun disabled by its own action.

At 11:20PM Boarded schooner Fernandito


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on blockade duty off havana harbor

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

6 Tons 1940 Lbs. consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 6 tons 1940 lbs - consumed


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8 May 1898


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blockading havana harbor

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

5 Tons 2090 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 5 tons 2090 lbs - consumed


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9 May 1898

Newport - boarded steamer and took her in tow

Lafayette French steamer - Allowed to pass out of blockade


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blockading havana harbor

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

6 Tons 950 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 6 tons 950 lbs - consumed


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10 May 1898


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off havana

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 6 tons 950 lbs - consumed


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10 May 1898

Wasp - Sighted at 1:10AM


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blockading havana harbor

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

6 Tons 2070 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 6 tons 2070 lbs - consumed


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11 May 1898

HMS Talbot - 10:45AM Left Havana harbor bound for Nassau


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blockading havana harbor

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

6 Tons 310 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 6 tons 310 lbs - consumed


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12 May 1898

Triton - Tug owned by New York World stopped and identified

Gussie - Of New Orleans from Key West bound for Cuba


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blockading havana harbor

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

5 Tons 2200Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 5 tons 2200 lbs - consumed


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13 May 1898

Tug Dewey - Of the N.Y. Herald. 10PM spotted and stopped


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blockading havana harbor

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

7 Tons 250 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 7 tons 250 lbs -


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14 May 1898

British America - At 6:10AM stopped and searched

USS Mayflower - At 10:10AM signaled " The Cape de Verde fleet has arrivede at Martinique "

Albis Norwegian steamer - At 2PM stopped and boarded. N.Y. to Mexico. Allowed to proceed


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14 May 1898

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Alphouso XII - Spanish three mast gunboat


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blockading havana harbor

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

8 Tons 1200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 8 tons 1200 lbs - consumed


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15 May 1898

USS Dolphin - Flying Commodore's pennant


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blockading havana harbor

Lat 23.23, Long -82.12

7 Tons 140 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 7 tons 140 lbs - consumed


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16 May 1898

George R. Marvell - Promoted to Navigator

Ensign GR Marvell USN - made navigator


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off havana

Lat 23.30, Long -82.42

6 Tons 290 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 6 tons 290 lbs - consumed


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17 May 1898

Somers N. Smith tug -

Hamilton cutter - At 9:30 AM exchanged pennants


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blockading havana harbor

Lat 23.27, Long -82.48

6 Tons 730 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 6 tons 730 lbs - consumed


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18 May 1898


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blockading havana harbor

Lat 53.30, Long -82.38

5 Tons 2090 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 5 tons 2090 lbs - consumed


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19 May 1898


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off havana

Lat 23.27, Long -82.52

6 Tons 176 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 6 tons 176 lbs - consumed


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20 May 1898


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blockading havana harbor

Lat 23.30, Long -82.47

5 Tons 1210 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 5 tons 1210 lbs - consumed


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21 May 1898


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blockading havana harbor

Lat 23.27, Long -82.55

5 Tons 990 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 5 tons 990 lbs - consumed


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22 May 1898


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blockading havana harbor and at sea

Lat 23.30, Long -81.82

6 Tons 2050 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 6 tons 2050 lbs - consumed


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23 May 1898


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noon

Lat 22.87, Long -78.97

11 Tons 420 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 11 tons 420 lbs - consumed


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24 May 1898

USS New Orleans - Sighted at daybreak

USS Montgomery - At 1PM joined squadron


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noon

Lat 22.82, Long -78.83

5 Tons 290 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 5 tons 2090 lbs - consumed


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25 May 1898

USS Visuvius - At 7:30AM joined squadron

USS Cincinnatti - At 7:30AM joined squadrton


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noon

Lat 23.30, Long -81.48

6 Tons 2160 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 6 tons 2160 lbs - consumed


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26 May 1898


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noon

Lat 23.40, Long -80.67

5 Tons 1210 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 5 tons 1210 lbs - consumed


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27 May 1898


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noon

Lat 23.38, Long -80.95

5 Tons 1210 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 5 tons 1210 lbs - consumed


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28 May 1898

USS Detroit - At 1:30AM joined squadron


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noon

Lat 23.60, Long -80.67

5 Tons 880 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 5 tons 880 lbs - consumed


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29 May 1898

USS Oregon - At 11:30AM joined squqdron


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noon

Lat 23.43, Long -80.87

7 Tons 1460 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 7 tons 1460 lbs - consumed


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30 May 1898


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noon

Lat 23.47, Long -80.65

5 Tons 220 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 5 tons 220 lbs - consumed


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31 May 1898

USS Panther - Joined squadron



LOGS FOR JUNE 1898


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noon

Lat 23.33, Long -80.65

6 Tons 1610 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 6 tons 1610 lbs - consumed


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1 June 1898

USS Miantonomah - At 9PM joined squardon

M Krueger (app 2c) - for sleeping while on lookout, solitary confinement on bread and water for 5 days


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noon

Lat 23.67, Long -81.13

5 Tons 980 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 5 tons 980 lbs - consumed


50874e6e09d409075501590f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_053_1.jpg)


2 June 1898


50874e6e09d4090755015911: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_054_0.jpg)


at sea and at cay piedras

Lat 23.28, Long -80.22

coal: 25 tons - 1500 lbs -

5 Tons 110 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 5 tons 110 lbs - consumed


50874e6e09d4090755015913: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_054_1.jpg)


3 June 1898

coal: 80.25 tons -


50874e6e09d4090755015915: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_055_0.jpg)


at sea and at cay piedras

Lat 23.25, Long -80.20

4 Tons 1580 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 4 tons 1580 lbs - consumed


50874e6e09d4090755015917: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_055_1.jpg)


4 June 1898

coal: 198 tons - Total coaling past 2 days


50874e6e09d4090755015919: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_056_0.jpg)


at sea and at cay piedras

Lat 23.37, Long -81.20

5 Tons 880 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 5 tons 880 lbs - consumed


50874e6e09d409075501591b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_056_1.jpg)


5 June 1898


50874e6e09d409075501591d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_057_0.jpg)


at sea and at cay piedras

Lat 23.32, Long -81.25

5 Tons 420 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 5 tons 420 lbs - consumed


50874e6e09d409075501591f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_057_1.jpg)


6 June 1898

HC Wester (app 2c) - 5 days solitary confinement on bread and water for stealing


50874e6e09d4090755015921: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_058_0.jpg)


at sea on blockade off havana

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

6 Tons 1720 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 6 tons 1720 lbs - consumed


50874e6e09d4090755015923: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_058_1.jpg)


7 June 1898


50874e6e09d4090755015925: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_059_0.jpg)


on blockade off havana

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

8 Tons 1090 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 8 tons 1090 lbs - consumed


50874e6e09d4090755015927: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_059_1.jpg)


8 June 1898

Arcadia of Christiana - At 3:20PM, Stopped, boarded, and allowed to proceed


50874e6e09d4090755015929: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_060_0.jpg)


at blockade off havana and making passage to key west florida

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

10 Ton 890 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 10 tons 870 lbs - consumed


50874e6e09d409075501592b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_060_1.jpg)


9 June 1898


50874e6e09d409075501592d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_061_0.jpg)


at sea making passage to key west and at anchor off key west fla

Lat 30.5, Long 117.1

6 Tons 620 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 6 tons 620 lbs - consumed


50874e6e09d409075501592f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_061_1.jpg)


10 June 1898

John B Blish - Reported on board for duty as Executive Officer


50874e6e09d4090755015931: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_062_0.jpg)


at anchor off key west fla

Lat , Long

1 Ton 50 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 50 lbs - consumed


50874e6e09d4090755015933: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_062_1.jpg)


11 June 1898

USS Lancaster -

Wm M Bird - Aground near ship


50874e6e09d4090755015935: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_063_0.jpg)


2070 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 2070 lbs - consumed


50874e6e09d4090755015937: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_063_1.jpg)


12 June 1898


50874e6e09d4090755015939: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_064_0.jpg)


at anchor off key west fla

Lat , Long

1 Ton 160 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 160 lbs - consumed


50874e6e09d409075501593b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_064_1.jpg)


13 June 1898

DJ Dolan (CP) - for disobedience of orders, 5 days solitary confinement on bread and water

George O'Donnell (CP) - for falsefying against an officer, reduced to 3rd conduct class for 3 months and restricted from liberty


50874e6e09d409075501593d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_065_0.jpg)


at anchor off key west fla

Lat , Long

1 Ton 1920 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 1920 lbs - consumed


50874e6e09d409075501593f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_065_1.jpg)


14 June 1898


50874e6e09d4090755015941: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_066_0.jpg)


at anchor off key west fla

Lat , Long

1 Ton 820 Lbs. oal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 820 lbs - consumed


50874e6e09d4090755015943: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_066_1.jpg)


15 June 1898


50874e6e09d4090755015945: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_067_0.jpg)


at anchor off key west fla

Lat , Long

1 Ton 160 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 160 lbs - consumed


50874e6e09d4090755015947: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_067_1.jpg)


17 June 1898


50874e6e09d4090755015949: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_068_0.jpg)


at anchor off key west fla

Lat , Long

coal: 25 tons -

1 Ton 490 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 490 lbs - consumed


50874e6e09d409075501594b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_068_1.jpg)


18 June 1898

coal: 65 tons -

coal: 172 Tons -


50874e6e09d409075501594d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_069_0.jpg)


at anchor off key west fla and making passage to havana

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 40 tons -

1 Ton 820 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 820 lbs - consumed


50874e6e09d409075501594f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_069_1.jpg)


19 June 1898


50874e6e09d4090755015951: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_070_0.jpg)


at sea making passage from key west toward havana and on blockade off havana harbor

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

7 Tons 250 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 7 tons 250 lbs - consumed


50874e6e09d4090755015953: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_070_1.jpg)


20 June 1898


50874e6e09d4090755015955: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_071_0.jpg)


on havana blockade

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

5 Tons 110 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 5 tons 110 lbs - consumed


50874e6e09d4090755015957: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_071_1.jpg)


21 June 1898

A white flashing light was sighted bearing about ENE


50874e6e09d4090755015959: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_072_0.jpg)


on havana blockade

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

5 Tons coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 5 tons 50lbs - consumed


50874e6e09d409075501595b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_072_1.jpg)


22 June 1898

list of punishments


50874e6e09d409075501595d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_073_0.jpg)


on havana blockade

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4


50874e6e09d409075501595f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_073_1.jpg)


22 June 1898


50874e6e09d4090755015961: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_074_0.jpg)


on havana blockade

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

5 Tons 225 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 5 tons 225 lbs - consumed


50874e6f09d4090755015963: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_074_1.jpg)


23 June 1898


50874e6f09d4090755015965: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_075_0.jpg)


on havana blockade

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 4 tons 2020 lbs - consumed

4 Tons 2020 Lbs coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e6f09d4090755015967: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_075_1.jpg)


24 June 1898

Honduras brig Amapala - boarded, bound for Trujillo with refugees from Havana

Amapala - Honduras, no cargo, refugees, have seized.


50874e6f09d4090755015969: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_076_0.jpg)


on havana blockade

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 5 tons 330 lbs - consumed

5 Tons 330 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e6f09d409075501596b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_076_1.jpg)


25 June 1898


50874e6f09d409075501596d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_077_0.jpg)


on havana blockade

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

5 Tons 880 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 5 tons 880 lbs - consumed


50874e6f09d409075501596f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_077_1.jpg)


26 June 1898


50874e6f09d4090755015971: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_078_0.jpg)


on havana blockade

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

5 Tons 660 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 5 tons 660 lbs - consumed


50874e6f09d4090755015973: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_078_1.jpg)


27 June 1898

H Odell (app 2c) - 12 hours extra duty for letting go life buoy at sea


50874e6f09d4090755015975: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_079_0.jpg)


on havana blockade

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

4 Tons 2020 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 4 tons 2020 lbs - consumed


50874e6f09d4090755015977: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_079_1.jpg)


28 June 1898

GP Cooper (app 2cl) - solitary confinement on bread and water for 5 days for smuggling on liquor board


50874e6f09d4090755015979: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_080_0.jpg)


on havana blockade

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 5 tons 550 lbs - consumed

5 Tons 550 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e6f09d409075501597b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_080_1.jpg)


29 June 1898


50874e6f09d409075501597d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_081_0.jpg)


on havana blockade

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 5 tons 1320 lbs - consumed

5 Tons 1320 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e6f09d409075501597f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_081_1.jpg)


30 June 1898



LOGS FOR JULY 1898


50874e6f09d4090755015981: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_082_0.jpg)


on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 6 tons 660 lbs - consumed

6 Tons 660 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e6f09d4090755015983: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_082_1.jpg)


1 July 1898

bright moonlight


50874e6f09d4090755015985: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_083_0.jpg)


on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 5 tons 2200 lbs - consumed

5 Tons 2200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e6f09d4090755015987: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_083_1.jpg)


2 July 1898


50874e6f09d4090755015989: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_084_0.jpg)


on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 5 tons 220 lbs - consumed

5 Tons 220 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e6f09d409075501598b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_084_1.jpg)


3 July 1898


50874e6f09d409075501598d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_085_0.jpg)


on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

5 Tons 1100 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 5 tons 1100 lbs - consumed


50874e6f09d409075501598f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_085_1.jpg)


4 July 1898

bright moonlight


50874e6f09d4090755015991: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_086_0.jpg)


on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

5 Tons 880 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 5 tons 880 lbs - consumed


50874e6f09d4090755015993: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_086_1.jpg)


5 July 1898


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5 July 1898

Continued from preciding page

bright moonlight


50874e6f09d4090755015999: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_088_0.jpg)


on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 4 tons 640 lbs - consumed

4 Tons 640 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e6f09d409075501599b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_088_1.jpg)


6 July 1898

bright moonlight


50874e6f09d409075501599d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_089_0.jpg)


on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 4 tons 940 lbs - consumed

4 Tons 940 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e6f09d409075501599f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_089_1.jpg)


7 July 1898


50874e6f09d40907550159a1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_090_0.jpg)


on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 4 tons 825 lbs - consumed

4 Tons 825 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e6f09d40907550159a3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_090_1.jpg)


8 July 1898

Howell - Commodore, Flagship San Francisco

D'Estang - French man of war. 3PM entered Havana harbor.


50874e6f09d40907550159a5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_091_0.jpg)


on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 4 tons 540 lbs - consumed

4 Tons 640 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e6f09d40907550159a7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_091_1.jpg)


9 July 1898


50874e6f09d40907550159a9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_092_0.jpg)


on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 3 tons 1880 lbs - consumed

3 Tons 1880 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e6f09d40907550159ab: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_092_1.jpg)


10 July 1898


50874e6f09d40907550159ad: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_093_0.jpg)


on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 4 tons 740 lbs - consumed

4 Tons 740 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e6f09d40907550159af: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_093_1.jpg)


11 July 1898


50874e6f09d40907550159b1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_094_0.jpg)


on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 4 tons 2140 lbs - consumed

4 Tons 2140 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e6f09d40907550159b3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_094_1.jpg)


12 July 1898


50874e6f09d40907550159b5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_095_0.jpg)


on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 5 tons 200 lbs - consumed

5 Tons 250 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e6f09d40907550159b7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_095_1.jpg)


13 July 1898


50874e6f09d40907550159b9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_096_0.jpg)


on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 4 tons 340 lbs - consumed

4 Tons 340 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e6f09d40907550159bb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_096_1.jpg)


14 July 1898

Empress Maria Theresa - Austrian man of war, entered Havana harbor


50874e6f09d40907550159bd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_097_0.jpg)


on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 4 tons 1140 lbs - consumed

4 Tons 1140Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e6f09d40907550159bf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_097_1.jpg)


15 July 1898

Norwegian bark "Frieda' - boarded by 'Mayflower,' allowed to proceed

Frieda - Norweigen Bark, boarded and released


50874e6f09d40907550159c1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_098_0.jpg)


on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 5 tons 710 lbs - consumed

5 Tons 710 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e6f09d40907550159c3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_098_1.jpg)


16 July 1898


50874e6f09d40907550159c5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_099_0.jpg)


on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 5 tons 660 lbs - consumed

5 Tons 660 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e6f09d40907550159c7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_099_1.jpg)


17 July 1898

Dorathea - Arrived from Key West


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on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 5 tons 550 lbs - consumed

5 Tons 550 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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18 July 1898


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on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 6 tons 290 lbs - consumed

6 Tons 290 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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19 July 1898

at 5.40 battery fired two shot at Vicksburb both passing just over and falling 300 to 500 yards beyond

At 6.50 four shot from DEdado Battery #3 at Vicksburgh. All falling over from 200 to 400 yds.

5:40 battery fired two shots at Vicksburg, both passing just over and falling 300 to 500 yards behind

6:50 four shots were fired from Dedado Battery #3 at Vicksburg, all falling over from 200 to 400 yards


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on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 6 tons 290 lbs - consumed


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19 July 1898

4 shots fired from Vidado Battery #3, all falling over, from 200 to 400 yards


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on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 5 tons 1870 lbs - consumed

5 Tons 1870 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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20 July 1898


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on havana blockade

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 5 tons 1870 lbs - consumed

5 Tons 1870 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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21 July 1898

Orient - Russian. Overhauled, then let proceed


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on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 6 tons 290 lbs - consumed

6 Tons 290 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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22 July 1898


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on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 7 tons 1020 lbs - consumed

7 Tons 1020 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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23 July 1898

Steamer "Wanderer" - reported that she had been engaged in landing arms and munitions for the insurgents

steamer 'Wanderer' - landed arms and munitions for insurgents


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on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 7 tons 250 lbs - consumed

7 Tons 250 Lbs. cvoal consumed preceding 24 hours


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24 July 1898


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on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 5 tons 1760 lbs - consumed

5 Tons 760 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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25 July 1898


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on blockade off havana and making passage to key west fla

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 6 tons 840 lbs - consumed

6 Tons 840 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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26 July 1898

vivid lightning


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at sea making passage to key west and at anchor off key west fla

Lat 30.5, Long 117.1

coal: 5 tons 2200 lbs - consumed

5 Tons 2200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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27 July 1898

Ensign ~J Samp USN - detached from duty on this ship and ordered to the USS Hawk

W Stevens (ch 2 M), John Bryce (Mch 1 cl) - honorably discharged

WG Averill (cox) and RJ Donovan (Lds) - ordinary discharge

Princton, Lancaster - Exchanged numbers with

Senn, T J - Transferred to USS Hawk


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at anchor off key west florida

Lat 30.0, Long 48.5

coal: 1630 lbs - consumed

1630 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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28 July 1898

coal: 120 Tons - From Schr. Henry J Smith


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at anchor off key west fla

Lat , Long

coal: 1630 lbs - consumed

1630 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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29 July 1898

coal: 220 Tons total -


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at anchor off key west fla

Lat , Long

coal: 220 tons -

coal: 1 ton 1480 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 1480 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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30 July 1898

6:30 waterspout visible to westward for about 10 minutes


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at anchor off key west fla

Lat , Long

coal: 1 ton 50 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 50 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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31 July 1898



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1898


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at anchor off key west fla

Lat , Long

coal: 1 TON 50 LBS - consumed

1 Ton 50 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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1 August 1898


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at anchor off key west fla

Lat , Long

coal: 1 ton 580 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 580 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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2 August 1898

Ensign JR Harrell, USN - reported on board for duty

MS Gresham (Pvt M) - who had returned tight from liberty jumped overboard. R Jefferson (lds) jumped over to assist him.


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at anchor off key west fla

Lat , Long

coal: 1 ton 2050 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 2050 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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3 August 1898


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at anchor off key west fla and making passage to havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 1 ton 2180 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 2180 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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4 August 1898


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making passage from key west to havana and on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 7 tons 910 lbs - consumed

7 Tons 910 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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5 August 1898


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5 August 1898

Continued from preceeding page


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on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 5 tons 1540 lbs - consumed

5 Tons 1540 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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6 August 1898


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on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 4 tons 720 lbs - consumed

4 Tons 720 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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7 August 1898


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on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 4 tons 590 lbs - consumed

4 Tons 590 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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8 August 1898


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on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 4 tons 2130 lbs - consumed

4 Tons 2130 Lbs. coal consumed precedeing 24 hours


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9 August 1898


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on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 4 tons 325 lbs - consumed

4 Tons 325 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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10 August 1898

Windom, Silvia - Joined squadron


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on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 4 tons 325 lbs - consumed

4 Tons 325 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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11 August 1898


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on blockade off havana cuba

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 6 tons 1825 lbs - consumed

6 Tons 1825 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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12 August 1898


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on blockade off havana cuba and making passage toward mataugas

Lat 23.1, Long -82.4

coal: 4 tons 1360 lbs - consumed

4 Tons 1360 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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13 August 1898


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making passage towards piedras and at anchor off cay piedras and making passage towards key west fla

Lat 30.5, Long 117.1

coal: 8 tons 1600 lbs - consumed

8 Tons 1600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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14 August 1898

USS Morrill - Sighted at 5:20AM off Matanzas


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making passage toward key west and at anchor off key west fla

Lat 30.5, Long 117.1

coal: 4 tons 900 lbs - consumed

4 Tons 900 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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15 August 1898


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at anchor off key west fla

Lat , Long

coal: 1520 lbs - consumed

1520 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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16 August 1898

George D Ross (chief boatswain 2mate) - honorably discharged


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at anchor off key west fla

Lat , Long

coal: 60 tons -

coal: 4 tons 678 lbs - consumed

4 Tons 678 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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17 August 1898

coal: 60 Tons -


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at anchor off key west fla and making passage toward newport ri

Lat 24.43, Long -81.73

coal: 3 tons 1730 lbs - consumed

3 Tons 1730 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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18 August 1898

Punishment assigned

Kimball W.W. , Winslow, Herbert - Came on board as passengers.


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at anchor off key west fla and making passage toward newport ri

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6


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18 August 1898


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making passage from key west fla toward newport ri

Lat 28.22, Long -79.70

coal: 13 tons 1220 lbs - consumed

13 Tons 1220 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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19 August 1898


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noon

Lat 32.45, Long -78.65

coal: 13 tons 230 lbs - consumed

13 Tons 230 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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20 August 1898


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noon

Lat 35.62, Long -73.88

coal: 14 tons 300 lbs - consumed

14 Tons 300 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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21 August 1898


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noon

Lat 39.50, Long -72.22

coal: 14 tons 300 lbs - consumed

14 Tons 300 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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22 August 1898


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making passage toward newport ri and at anchor off block id and moored to buoy at neweport ri

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

coal: 14 tons 1620 lbs - consumed

14 Tons 1620 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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23 August 1898


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moored to buoy off newport ri

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

coal: 2 tons 240 lbs - consumed

2 Tons 240 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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24 August 1898


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moored to buoy off newport ri

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

coal: 1 ton 570 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 570 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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25 August 1898

AW Johnson (ch Mata) - honorably discharged


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moored to buoy off newport ri

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

coal: 1 ton 820 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 820 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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26 August 1898

Ensign JR Harrell - detached and ordering home


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making passage towards newport ri at anchor off block id and moored to buoy at newport ri

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

coal: 1 ton 50 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 50 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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27 August 1898

Janus Dempsey (Hclg Coxswain) - honorably discharged


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at anchor off newport ri and making passage to fort pond bay and return

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

coal: 3 tons 1400 lbs - consumed

3 Tons 1400 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e6f09d4090755015a7b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_144_1.jpg)


28 August 1898


50874e6f09d4090755015a7d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_145_0.jpg)


at anchor off newport ri and making passage toward portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 7 tons 1900 lbs - consumed

7 Tons 1900 Lbs.coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e6f09d4090755015a7f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_145_1.jpg)


29 August 1898


50874e6f09d4090755015a81: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_146_0.jpg)


making passage from newport ri towards portsmouth and moored to dok at navy yard off portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 8 tons 980 lbs - consumed

8 Tons 980 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e6f09d4090755015a83: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_146_1.jpg)


30 August 1898


50874e6f09d4090755015a85: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_147_0.jpg)


moored to dock at navy yard portsmouth nh

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 1 ton 710 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 710 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e6f09d4090755015a87: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_147_1.jpg)


31 August 1898



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1898


50874e6f09d4090755015a89: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_148_0.jpg)


moored to dock at navy yard kitery me

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

coal: 1 ton 710 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 710 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e6f09d4090755015a8b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_148_1.jpg)


1 September 1898


50874e6f09d4090755015a8d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_149_0.jpg)


moored alongside navy yard kitteryme

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

coal: 1630 lbs - consumed

1630 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e6f09d4090755015a8f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_149_1.jpg)


2 September 1898


50874e6f09d4090755015a91: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_150_0.jpg)


moored alongside of navy yard kittery me

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

coal: 1710 lbs - consumed

1710 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e6f09d4090755015a93: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_150_1.jpg)


3 September 1898


50874e6f09d4090755015a95: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_151_0.jpg)


moored alongside of navy yard kittery me

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

coal: 1850 lbs - consumed

1850 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e6f09d4090755015a97: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_151_1.jpg)


4 September 1898


50874e6f09d4090755015a99: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_152_0.jpg)


moored alongside of navy yard kittery me

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

coal: 1850 lbs - consumed

1850 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015a9b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_152_1.jpg)


5 September 1898


50874e7009d4090755015a9d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_153_0.jpg)


moored alongside of navy yard kittery me

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

coal: 2 tons 450 lbs - consumed

2 Tons 450 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015a9f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_153_1.jpg)


6 September 1898


50874e7009d4090755015aa1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_154_0.jpg)


moored alongside of navy yard kittery me

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

coal: 1960 lbs - consumed

1960 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015aa3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_154_1.jpg)


7 September 1898


50874e7009d4090755015aa5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_155_0.jpg)


moored alongside of navy yard kittery me

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

coal: 1960 lbs - consumed

1960 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015aa7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_155_1.jpg)


8 September 1898


50874e7009d4090755015aa9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_156_0.jpg)


moored alongside of navy yard kittery me

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

coal: 1410 lbs - consumed

1410 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015aab: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_156_1.jpg)


9 September 1898


50874e7009d4090755015aad: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_157_0.jpg)


moored alongside of navy yard kittery me

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

coal: 1410 lbs - consumed

1410 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015aaf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_157_1.jpg)


10 September 1898


50874e7009d4090755015ab1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_158_0.jpg)


moored alongside navy yard kittery me

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

coal: 1850 lbs - consumed

850 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015ab3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_158_1.jpg)


11 September 1898

USS Annapolis - 11AM Came in and anchored


50874e7009d4090755015ab5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_159_0.jpg)


moored alongside navy yard kittery me

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

coal: 1 ton 50 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 50 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015ab7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_159_1.jpg)


12 September 1898

Ensign Mark St. C Ellis USN - reported on board for duty


50874e7009d4090755015ab9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_160_0.jpg)


moored alongside of navy yard kittery me

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

coal: 1960 lbs - consumed

1960 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015abb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_160_1.jpg)


13 September 1898

Svend C Morgunsen (SM3C USN) - honorably discharged


50874e7009d4090755015abd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_161_0.jpg)


moored alongtside of navy yard kittery me and making passage to newport ri

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

coal: 760 lbs - consumed

760 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015abf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_161_1.jpg)


14 September 1898

coal: 40 Tons -


50874e7009d4090755015ac1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_162_0.jpg)


making passage to newport ri through vineyard sound and moored to buoy at newport ri

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

coal: 9 tons 1380 lbs - consumed

9 Tons 1380 lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015ac3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_162_1.jpg)


15 September 1898


50874e7009d4090755015ac5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_163_0.jpg)


moored to buoy off training station newport ri

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

coal: 1 ton 1370 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 1370 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015ac7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_163_1.jpg)


16 September 1898


50874e7009d4090755015ac9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_164_0.jpg)


moored to buoy off training station newport ri

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

coal: 1 ton 500 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 500 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015acb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_164_1.jpg)


17 September 1898


50874e7009d4090755015acd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_165_0.jpg)


moored to buoy off training station newport ri

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

coal: 1 ton 400 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 400 Lbs coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015acf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_165_1.jpg)


18 September 1898


50874e7009d4090755015ad1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_166_0.jpg)


moored to buoy off training station newport ri

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

coal: 1 ton 520 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 520 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015ad3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_166_1.jpg)


19 September 1898

received from training station 72 apprentices 3rd class


50874e7009d4090755015ad5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_167_0.jpg)


moored to buoy off training station newport ri

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

coal: 1 ton 1150 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 1150Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015ad7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_167_1.jpg)


20 September 1898


50874e7009d4090755015ad9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_168_0.jpg)


moored to buoy at newport ri and making passage to norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 2 tons 1660 lbs - consumed

2 Tons 1660 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015adb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_168_1.jpg)


21 September 1898


50874e7009d4090755015add: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_169_0.jpg)


making passage from newport ri to norfolk va

Lat 38.47, Long -74.27

coal: 10 tons 200 lbs - consumed

10Tons 200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015adf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_169_1.jpg)


22 September 1898


50874e7009d4090755015ae1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_170_0.jpg)


making passage to and anchored at norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 10 tons 700 lbs - consumed

10 Tons 700 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015ae3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_170_1.jpg)


23 September 1898


50874e7009d4090755015ae5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_171_0.jpg)


anchored off norfolk navy yard

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 2 tons 230 lbs - consumed

2 Tons 230 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015ae7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_171_1.jpg)


24 September 1898

Grove, - Reported for duty

Johnson, M. K. - Detached


50874e7009d4090755015ae9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_172_0.jpg)


anchored off norfolk navy yard

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 1740 lbs - consumed

1740 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015aeb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_172_1.jpg)


25 September 1898

USS Newport - Anchored above this vessel


50874e7009d4090755015aed: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_173_0.jpg)


anchored off norfolk navy yard

Lat 36.8, Long 32.6

coal: 1540 lbs - consumed

1540 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015aef: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_173_1.jpg)


26 September 1898

USS Puritan, USS Terror - Came up river


50874e7009d4090755015af1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_174_0.jpg)


coal: 1 ton 2070 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 2070 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015af3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_174_1.jpg)


27 September 1898


50874e7009d4090755015af5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_175_0.jpg)


moored to dock at navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 1 ton 620 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 620 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015af7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_175_1.jpg)


28 September 1898


50874e7009d4090755015af9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_176_0.jpg)


moored to dock at navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 1 ton 720 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 720 Lbs, coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015afb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_176_1.jpg)


29 September 1898

USS Manning - Came along our port side and moored to us


50874e7009d4090755015afd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_177_0.jpg)


moored to dock at navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 1 ton 1710 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 1710 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015aff: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_177_1.jpg)


30 September 1898

J Moyer (P&F) USN - discharged

Ensign Mk Harrison USN - reported for duty

EA Cuddy SC4C USN - honorably discharged

Harrison, M.K. - Reported for duty on board



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1898


50874e7009d4090755015b01: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_178_0.jpg)


moored to dock navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 1760 lbs - consumed

1760 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015b03: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_178_1.jpg)


1 October 1898


50874e7009d4090755015b05: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_179_0.jpg)


moored at dock navy yard narfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 1520 lbs - consumed

1520 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015b07: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_179_1.jpg)


2 October 1898

passing showers

USS Lebanon - Left dock and stood down river


50874e7009d4090755015b09: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_180_0.jpg)


moored at dock navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 1 ton 180 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 180 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015b0b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_180_1.jpg)


3 October 1898

CF McCormack (Yeo 2 cl) - punishment of 3 days solitary confinement on bread and water for having made a fraudulent general pass for the navy yard gate using the ships seal

Marvell, George, R. - Transferred to USS Yankton


50874e7009d4090755015b0d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_181_0.jpg)


moored at navy yard dock norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 1980 lbs - consumed

1980 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015b0f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_181_1.jpg)


4 October 1898


50874e7009d4090755015b11: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_182_0.jpg)


moored to dock navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 1210 lbs - consumed

1210 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015b13: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_182_1.jpg)


5 October 1898


50874e7009d4090755015b15: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_183_0.jpg)


moored to dock navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8


50874e7009d4090755015b17: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_183_1.jpg)


5 October 1898


50874e7009d4090755015b19: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_184_0.jpg)


moored at dock navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 1540 lbs - consumed

1540 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015b1b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_184_1.jpg)


6 October 1898


50874e7009d4090755015b1d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_185_0.jpg)


moored at dock navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 2200 lbs - consumed

2200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015b1f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_185_1.jpg)


7 October 1898


50874e7009d4090755015b21: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_186_0.jpg)


moored to dock navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 1650 lbs - consumed

1650 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015b23: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_186_1.jpg)


8 October 1898

JM Maddery (cox) - honorably discharged

F Koenig (ChMA), GW Kimmette (Im 1c), J Holbrow (IM 3c) - honorably discharged

coal: 90 Tons -


50874e7009d4090755015b25: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_187_0.jpg)


moored to dock navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 90 tons -

coal: 1870 lbs - consumed

1870 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015b27: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_187_1.jpg)


9 October 1898


50874e7009d4090755015b29: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_188_0.jpg)


in dry dock navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 200 lbs - consumed

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015b2b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_188_1.jpg)


10 October 1898


50874e7009d4090755015b2d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_189_0.jpg)


in dry dock navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 200lbs - consumed

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


50874e7009d4090755015b2f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_189_1.jpg)


11 October 1898

Charles J Jenson (lds) - discharged, physically unfit for service


50874e7009d4090755015b31: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_190_0.jpg)


in dry dock navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 200 lbs - consumed

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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12 October 1898


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in dry dock navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 200 lbs - consumed

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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13 October 1898


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in dry dock navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 200 lbs - consumed

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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14 October 1898

WH Glidden (lds), C Grassner (cox), H Eakens (m att) - declared deserters


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in dry dock navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 200 lbs - consumed

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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15 October 1898



LOG BOOK – OCTOBER 16th 1898 TO APRIL 1st 1899


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~ Start date should read 10/16/1898


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Received April 11th 1899 Examined 8 OK


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Commencing October 16th 1898 at Norfolk, Virginia; Ending April 2nd 18999 at Havana, Cuba


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List of Officers attached to and on board of the USS Vicksburg, 3rd rate commanded by ABH Lillie, Commander USN, during the period covered by this log book from October 16th 1898 to April 2nd 1899

Lillie ABH - commander

Cresao Hanes C - Lieutenant

Blish Hohn B - Lieutentant

Barnes Cassius B - Ensign

Baldwin F P - Ensign

Ellis M St C - Ensign

Harrison W K - Ensign

Schenck Robt C - Ass't Paymaster

Grove W B - Ass't Surgeon

Price Claud - P Ass't Engineer

Roper W G - Naval Cadet

Offley D N - P A Engineer


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List of officers who have died, been detached or transferred on board of USS Vicksburg during the period covered by this log book from october 16th 1898, to April 2nd 1899

Price C B (P A Engineer) - detached December 16th '98 and ordered to Newport News Va


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Complement of Petty officers, Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, Landsmen, Boys, and Marines on board of the USS Vicksburg, 3rd rate December 2nd 1898, date of sailing from Hampton Roads Va


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Description of Instruments used for Meteorological Observations and their location, &c

Mercurial Barometer / T and H Green NY / 5155 / in captains cabin / Aug 1 98 / US Weather Services Barometer at Key West Fa / 0.1 to high

Aneroid Barometer / J H Green NY / 55 / on mizzen mast on great deck / Oct 1898 Aug 11 98 / by maker 1897 US Weather Service Barometer at Key West Fla / 0.10 to high

Thermometer (dry bulb) / J H Green NY / 3890 / Hammock rail on quarter deck / Feb 1 98 / by maker / none

Thermometer (wet bulb) / JH Green NY / 3889 / Hammock rail on quarter deck / Feb 1 98 / by maker / none


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Armament of the USS Vicksburg, Main Battery

Secondary Battery

Boat armament

Small Arms


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tables of deviation of the Standard compass N° 3191 on board of USS Vicksburg


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in dry dock navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 200 lbs - consumed

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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16 October 1898


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in dry dock navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 200 lbs - consumed

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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17 October 1898


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in dry dock navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 200 lbs - consumed

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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18 October 1898


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in dry dock navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 200 lbs - consumed

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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19 October 1898


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in dry dock navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 200 lbs - consumed

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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20 October 1898


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moored to dock navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 200 lbs - consumed

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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21 October 1898


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moored to dock navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 1520 lbs - consumed

1520 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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22 October 1898


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in dry dock navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 1 ton 50 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 50 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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23 October 1898


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moored to dock at and anchored in stream off navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 1 ton 490 lbs - consumed

490 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours1 Ton


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24 October 1898

JL Baart (ch mech) USN - honorably discharged


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anchored in stream opposite naval hospital norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 1 ton 710 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 710 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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25 October 1898


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anchored opposite naval hospital norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 1 ton 600 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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26 October 1898

Edward J Manning Landsman, USN - general court martial found guilty of assaulting and striking another person: 2 months confinement, extra duties, lose all pay except $3/month for prison expenses

Charles J Miller Gunner's Mate first class US Navy - general court martial found guilty of striking another person and conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline, reduced to next lower rating, confined for three months, lose all pay except $3/month for prison expenses, perform extra duties


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26 October 1898

Continued from preceeding page


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anchored off norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 2070 lbs - consumed

2070 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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27 October 1898


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anchored off norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 1 ton 1260 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 1260 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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28 October 1898


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anchored off norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 1 ton 710 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 710 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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29 October 1898


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anchored off norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 1 ton 126 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 1260 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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30 October 1898


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anchored off norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 1 ton 270 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 270 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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31 October 1898

bright moonlight until daylight



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1898


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anchored off norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

coal: 1 ton 2030 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 2030 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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1 November 1898

USS Wilmington - Passed, going to yard

USS Solace - Passed out


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anchored off norfolk va and at hampton roads va and proceeding to sea

Lat 37.93, Long -75.95

coal: 2 tons 890 lbs - consumed

2 Tons 890 Lbs. oal consumed preceding 24 hours


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2 November 1898


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anchored off norfolk va and at hampton roads va and proceeding to sea

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


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2 November 1898

bright moonlight

USS Montgomery - Came in and anchored at 8:30 AM


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noon

Lat 36.67, Long -73.20

coal: 8 tons 1860 lbs - consumed

8 Tons 1860 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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3 November 1898


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noon

Lat 36.35, Long -69.22

coal: 11 tons 640 lbs - consumed

11 Tons 640 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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4 November 1898


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noon

Lat 35.85, Long -65.98

coal: 11 tons 750 lbs - consumed

11 Tons 750 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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5 November 1898


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noon

Lat 35.95, Long -63.05

coal: 8 tons 2410 lbs - consumed

8 Tons 2410 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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6 November 1898


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noon

Lat 34.37, Long -61.80

coal: 11 tons 640 lbs - consumed

11 tons 640 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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7 November 1898

Bright starlight with lightning to Nd


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noon

Lat 31.62, Long -60.30

coal: 6 tons 2160 lbs - consumed


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8 November 1898


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noon

Lat 29.10, Long -58.70

coal: 1850 lbs - consumed

1850 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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9 November 1898

aneroid barometer dropped and injured; recording the mercurial barometer after 10 am

Barometer dropped by accident and injured ; recording the mecurial barometer after 10AM.


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Lat 29.10, Long -58.70


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9 November 1898


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noon

Lat 26.75, Long -56.92

coal: 1 ton 600 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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10 November 1898

After 9AM recording the Ameriods barometer.


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noon

Lat 24.87, Long -55.62

coal: 1 tons 1390 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 1390 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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11 November 1898


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noon

Lat 22.63, Long -24.72

1 Ton 800 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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12 November 1898

bright starlight


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noon

Lat 20.93, Long -54.67

coal: 2070 lbs - consumed

2070 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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13 November 1898


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noon

Lat 19.72, Long -54.92

coal: 1 tons 50 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 50 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

1 Ton 50 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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14 November 1898


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noon

Lat 19.18, Long -55.32

coal: 1 ton 50 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 50 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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15 November 1898


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noon

Lat 18.05, Long -55.93

coal: 1 ton 160 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 160 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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16 November 1898


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noon

Lat 16.33, Long -57.10

coal: 1 ton 600 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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17 November 1898

bright starlight

bright starlight


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noon

Lat 13.95, Long -58.50

coal: 1 ton 380 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 380 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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18 November 1898


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at sea off barbados wi and at anchor off bridgetown barados wi

Lat 12.93, Long -59.65

coal: 2 tons 670 lbs - consumed

2 Tons 670 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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19 November 1898

USS Annapolis, HMS Talbot, Proserpine, Alert & Pallas - in harbor

USS Annapolis - In Bridgetown harbor

HMS Talbot, Proserpine, Alert, Pallas - In Bridgetown harbor


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bright starlight


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at anchor off bridgetown barbadoes wi

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6

coal: 1 ton 270 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 270 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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20 November 1898

bright starlight


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at anchor off bridetown barbados wi

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6

coal: 1 ton 1110 lbs - consumed

1 Ton 1110 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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21 November 1898


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at anchor off bridgetown barbados wi

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6

coal: 2070 lbs consumed -

2070 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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at anchor off bridgetown barbados wi

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6

1 Ton 490 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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23 November 1898

SMS Grier - At anchor in the harbor at day break.


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at anchor off bridgetown barbadoes wi

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6

2180 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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24 November 1898


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at anchor off bridgetown barbados wi

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6

1 Ton 600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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25 November 1898

HMS Pallas - Got under way and steamed out at 7AM


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at anchor off bridgetown barbados wi

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6

1 Ton 270 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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26 November 1898

A H Jochinson (BM 1st cl) - at 2.00 am under the influence of liquor jumped overboard, but came in over the boom without assistance


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General court marital order N 115


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at anchor off bridgetown barbadoes wi

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6

1 Ton 490 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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27 November 1898


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at anchor off bridetown barbados wi and at sea making passagetowards trinidad wi

Lat 12.90, Long -59.75

2 Tons 1440 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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28 November 1898

USS Annapolis - 7:40AM Got under way and stood out of harbor

HMS Pallas - 7AM Left the harbor

Annapolis - made time and uniform signal

H.M.S. Pallas - left the harbor.

Royal Mail steamer - came in at 6 am.


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noon

Lat 11.43, Long -61.10

1980 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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29 November 1898

Annapolis - about 1500 yards astern of


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standing into the gulf of paria and at anchor off port of spain trinidad bwi

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5


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30 November 1898

boca grande channel and up to port spain

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

G.T. Smith (App 3 cl) - the following punishments were assigned Offense 11 days 5 hours over liberty. Returning from liberty under influence of liquor. Punishment quarantined at Trinidad.

Apprentice 3 cl. Edw B. Cox - Offense 16 hours over liberty.

R. Pierson - 16 hours over liberty.

WA Reed - 7 hours over liberty

FC Lillie - 7 hours over liberty

Annapolis - made signal

Lieut Cresap - as Commanding Officer left ship with the Commander of the Annapolis to visit the Governor of Trinidad. The US Consul visited the two.


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standing into the gulf of paria and at anchor off port of spain trinidad

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

3 Tons 1180 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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30 November 1898

Light airs from E.S.E. shifting to E. and E.N.E. Clear and pleasant. Steering various courses through Boca Grande ~ and up to Port Spain making 70 ~ Slowed to 45 Rus. at 2.45 and to 35 at 3.45. Put on one blower at 2:00 and took it off at 3.00. At end of watch heading NE by E. (psc) into Port Spain ~ steam ~ Revs.

Partly cloudy. Bar. rising Light SEly airs. Stopped engines at 4.20 At 5.00 event ahead half speed. Steaming into Trinidad with Commanding Officer and Navigator at conn. At 7.00 came to with Strbd anchor in 4 1/4 fms mud bottom. 15 fathoms chain. having shifted anchor bering too close to Annapolis. Bearing Light house NE by E 1/4 E. Hospital Tower NE 1/2 E. Ships head S.S.W. Signaled Annapolis "Interrogatory 1211. Answered "granted" wigwag as per signal record book.

Annapolis - signaled to ship

Cloudy and passing showers with light breezes from E.S.E. Barometer steady. Shipping riding to tide and wind forward gig at 9: o'clock and rigged out Steam launch. Hauled down head sails at 10 o'clock in obedience to signal from Annapolis. Shipped awning stanchions and spread awnings at 9.45 By order of the Commanding Officer the following punishments were assigned G.T. Smith (appr 8 cl) Offense 11 days 0 hours over liberty. Returning from liberty under influence of liquor Punishment quarantined at Trinidad. F.A. Foley (Appr 3 cl) Offense Returning from liberty under influence of liquor. Punishment Quarantined at Trinidad. Apprentices 3 cl Edw. B Cox and R. Pierson Offense 16 hours over liberty Punishment 3rd class 3 months and W.A. Reed and F.~ Lillie (appr 3 cl) Offense 7 hours over liberty Punishment 2nd class 2 months

G.T. Smith - punished for being over leave and returning drunk

F.A. Foley - punished for returning from liberty drunk

Edw. B Cox - punished for returning late from liberty

R. Pierson - punished for returning late from liberty

W.A. Reed - punished for returning late from liberty

F.~. Lillie - punished for returning late from liberty

Cloudy to fair. Passing showers first hour. Light breezes from E.N.E. and E. At 1.25 Annapolis signal 5955 when called all hands shorter sail. 1.35 Inspected apprentices bags. At 4.45 Annapolis made signal 776. L~ Cresah, as Commanding Offcer left the ship with the Commander of the Annapolis to visit the Governor of Trinidad. The U.S. Consul visited the two. United States ships and a salute of seven guns was fired in his honor American flag at fore when he left the Annapolis.


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Clear and pleasant with light breezes from East. Barometer rising. Ship riding to wind and tide. At 5.10 The Royal Mail Steamer Eden and at 6 the Venezuelan Steamer went out of the harbor.

Royal Mail Steamer Eden - left the harbor

Venezuelan steamer - left the harbor

Clear and bright moonlight. Light airs from East and E.N.E.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1898


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at anchor off port of spain trinidad bwi

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

1 Ton 360 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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1 December 1898


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at anchor off port of spain trinidad bwi

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

vicksburg - 3rd rate

coal: 1900 lbs - coal consumed


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12 February 1898

8 pm to midnight. Calm and light airs from Est. Clear and Pleasant. CB Barnes, Ensign, USN

ABH Lillie - Commander, US Navy

4 to 8 pm. Clear and pleasant light airs from NE and East. crew engaged in overhauling boats. Sent liberty party ashore at 5:30. Mustard at quarters at 5:30 and exercised at setting up drill. Wigwagged Annapolis "Permission to truce up awnings" answer "yes" Made G S Int. 2983 "Granted" at 6:30 allowed fire to die out in B boiler. TP Baldwin, Ensign

Commencing and until 4 am. Light airs from EWE and ESE. Cloudy with light rain last hour. CB Barnes, Ensign, USN

Meridian to 4 pm. Clam and variable breezes from nth. Overcast, cloudy with frequent rain squalls. at 2:00 mustered at quarters overhauled boats. CB Barnes, Ensign, USN

8 am to Meridian, Overcast with passing showers. Clearing last hour. At 8:10 Annapolis made wigwag signal "Why did you not loose sail to a bowline" answered "signal was misunderstood." She then made "haul out bowline after breakfast." Hauled out bowline at 9: at 9:30 mustered at quarters at 10: following motion of Service Officer called away all boats for exercise under oars. At 11:05 Annapolis wigwagged "recall all boats and furl sail" a rain squall passed over and she made no start. Wigwagged "Shale the we furl sail now" she answers" one o'clock" Made routine signal at 10 and 12 sick 1 abutes 0 coal on hand 122 expended .1. While overhauling forward port six powder perts lost overboard. Small flaps of upper half port. TP Baldwin, Ensign, USN

Examined and found to be correct, JB Blish, Lieutenant, USN

4 to 8 am. Cloudy Easterly light airs at 6:00 Annapolis made time and dress signal 6351. An English Steamer Carrier at 4 Rec'd for issue in Pay Dept. 100 lbs bread and 125 lbs each of beef and vegetables. At 7:50 Annapolis signal prep 5455. and at 7:53 5455 when loosed, sail as color evaluation. WK Harrison, Ensign, USN


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at anchor off port of spain trinidad bwi

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

1700 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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3 December 1898


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at anchor off port of spain trinidad bwi

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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4 December 1898


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port of spain trinidad

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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5 December 1898


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6 December 1898

at anchor off port of spain trinidad bwi

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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6 December 1898


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at anchor off port of spain trinidad underway in the gulf of paria and at anchor off point brea trinidad bwi

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

3 Tons 480 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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7 December 1898

Annapolis - Annapolis made G.S. 4890. Following her motions got under way and stood out of harbor

Annapolis - At 14.50 Annapolis wigwagged "A good place to drop your target when you are ready" and at 17 "maintain a distance of 5 miles ? - ? - ? practice"

Annapolis - Underway steaming astern of Annapolis. At 1.00 received signal "take greater distance" Steamed away five miles from Annapolis


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at anchor off point bren trinidad and making passage thence to st lucia

Lat 11.02, Long -61.75

2 Tons 620 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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8 December 1898

Anapolis - At 7:00 Anapolis made time signal 6351

Made sick: 1; absentee 0

Anapolis - At 11:30 hoisted XXX and got underway. Steamed out following motions of Anapolis

E Wood - The Captain awarded the following punishments:E Wood offence smoking cigaretteses out of hous, Punishment deprived of smoking one week


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Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

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at sea making passage from point brea trinidad towards st lucia

Lat 12.32, Long -61.83

4 Tons 1840 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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9 December 1898

at 1130pm sighted st vincent light bearing about east

Lat 12.1, Long -61.7


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at sea making passage from pt brea trinidad towards port castries st lucia

Lat 14.02, Long -61.02

4 Tons 1840 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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10 December 1898


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at anchor at port castries st lucia wi

Lat 14.0, Long -61.0

1500 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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11 December 1898

R M S Esk - Came into harbor at 6:30AM

Annapolis - At 6.55 Annapolis made signals 6374 and 5263.

RNS Esk - RNS Esk came into harbor at 6.30

At 9.30 the commanding officer inspected the ship and crew at quarters. The executive officer and the surgeon made weekly inspection of holds, living spaces and store rooms and found their sanitary condition to be good.

- An English steamer left the harbor at 8.30

Annapolis - liberty party of crew and apprentices ashore and a visiting party to the Anapolis at 9.

J. Nelson - By order of the commanding officer, confined J. Nelson (sea) for safe keeping to await investigation for using abusive language to a petty offiicer


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anchored at port castriesw i moored alongside coal wharf and again at anchor

Lat 14.0, Long -61.0

1800 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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12 December 1898

coal: 105 tons - Pocahontas coal

coal: 105 Tons - Pocahontas coal


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at anchor at port castries wi

Lat 14.0, Long -61.0

600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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13 December 1898

- An English steamer came in

P.J. Murphy (sea) - Captain awarded following punishments. Offence: not going in cutter when called away. Punishment 1 month additional 4th class

John Nelson (Sea) - offence: not going in cutter when called away. Punishment 1 month additional 2nd class

Governor of St. Lucia - At 11:00 the governor of St. Lucia made official call on Vicksburg and was received with usual honor

D.H. Sullivan (Sea) - offence: not going in cutter when called away. Punishment 1 month additional 4th class

A. S. Da Costa - A. S. Da Costa was released from confinement by order of the captain. Term of confinment having expired.

Conrath F. C. (appr. 3 cl) - Conrath F. C. (appr. 3 cl) was placed in solitary confinementon bread and water for five days by order of captain for refusing to obey orders of officer of deck.

J. Nelson (sea) - J. Nelson placed in confinement for five days for mullering at the mast when dismissed by captainby order of captain

At 3:30 signalling Vicksburg to Annapolis "Permission to pipe down wash clothes". Annapolis to Vicksburg" Granted"


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at anchor at port castries wi

Lat 14.0, Long -61.0

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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14 December 1898

British steamer Iona - At 2PM, left harbor


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at anchor at port castries wi

Lat 14.0, Long -61.0


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14 December 1898

Dutch gunboat Suriname - At 1:30PM left harbor


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at anchor at port castries st lucia making passage thence towards martinique and at anchor off fort defrance martinique wi

Lat 14.18, Long -61.07

1 Ton 860 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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15 December 1898


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French cruiser Dubordien - At anchor in harbor


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at anchor off fort de france martinique wi

Lat 14.6, Long -61.1

1 Ton 1060 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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16 December 1898

C.N. Offby - Reported for duty on board this vessel

C.B. Price - Relieved and ordered to duty at Newport News Shipbuilding Company


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at anchor off fort de france martinique wi

Lat 14.6, Long -61.1

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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17 December 1898


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at anchor off fort de france martinique wi

Lat 14.6, Long -61.1

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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18 December 1898

Fulton - French Man of war - Came in at 6:30AM


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at anchor off fort de france martinique wi

Lat 14.6, Long -61.1

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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19 December 1898


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at anchor off fort de france martinique wi and at sea making passage thence toward st kitts wi

Lat 14.68, Long -61.20

2 Tons 520 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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20 December 1898


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at sea making passage from fort de france martinique towards st kitts wi

Lat 15.92, Long -61.92

1 Ton 960 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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21 December 1898


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at sea making passage from fort de france martinique towards st kitts wi

Lat 15.95, Long -61.97

1 Ton 460 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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22 December 1898


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at sea making passage from fort de france martinique towadrs st kitts and at anchor off bassi terre st kitts wi

Lat 17.00, Long -62.62

2 Tons 120 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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23 December 1898


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at anchor off basse terre st kitts w i

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7

1800 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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24 December 1898


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at anchor off basse terre st kitts w i

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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25 December 1898


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at anchor off basse terre st kitts wi

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7

600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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26 December 1898


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at anchor off basse terre st kitts wi

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7

600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 197 tons 1640 lbs. - 24hr prev 600 lbs.


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27 December 1898


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at anchor off basse terre st kitts w i

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7

600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 600 lbs -


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28 December 1898


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at anchor off basse terre st kitts w i

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7

600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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29 December 1898

Esk - Mail steamer, left harbor.


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at anchor off basse terre st kitts w i

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7

1 Ton 260 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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30 December 1898


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at anchor off basse terre st kitts wi

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7

1 Ton 160 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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31 December 1898



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1899


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at anchor off basse terre st kitts w i

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7

600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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1 January 1899


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at anchor off basse terre st kitts w i

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7

600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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2 January 1899

Duart Castle - English steamer, came into and left harbor


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at anchor off basse terre st kitts wi

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7

600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 600 lbs consumed - 194tons & 560lbs remained at noon


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3 January 1899

W. B. H. Lillie - Commander

Liberty party returning

Ensign Barnes - left ship for record firing practice ashore

Ensign Barnes - Led the target practice party

1st Division exercised. Extra duty men engaged. Target practice party in charge of Ensign Barnes returned. Reported B. Barrning count not be found when leaving shore. Permission to send men aloft GRANTED

B. Barning - Could not be found after target party


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at anchor off basse terre st kitts w i

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7

600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 193 TONS 2200LBS - REMAINING ON HAND AT NOON


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4 January 1899

Esk - Mail steamer, came into port

W. B. H. Lillie - Commander


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at anchor off basse terre st kitts w i

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7

1100 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours 1100 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at noon, 193 " 1166"


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5 January 1899

4 to 8 AM An English schooner came in. Received in Pay Dept. for issue 100 lbs bread 125 each of beef and vegatables at 5:00 Annabolis made prep. and execution 6144. Sent aloft topgallant yard.

H.B. Baldwin Ensign U.S.N. - Signed log entry

8 AM to Meridian At 9.3, mustered at quarters and excercise3d at infantry. At 8.30, firing party consisting of 1st and 2nd sections of battalion organization, under the command of Ensign W.K. Harrison, USN left ship for range. Captain awarded the following punishments Harry Heise (a3C) Offense Falsehood and not reporting to Exec. Officer for examination Punishment, Caution. B Buschek (a 3C) Losing hammock, Caution. J.W. Truesdale (Cox) Under influence of liquor while on duty, having whiskey in boat. Insolent and disrespectful to an Officer, 5 days brig on b and w. sol. conf. 4th class. D.H. Sullivan (Sea). Drunk on duty. 7 days confinement, outside brig, full rations.

C.B. Barnes, Ensign USN - Signed log entry

Meridian to 4 P.M. Had drill for apprentices as follows. 1st division signals 2nd division seamanship. Signal men. signals. Annapolis signaled at 3.20, "Steamer Hartfort will leave tomorrow evening for US of America. Mail will close ashore at 3.45 P.M."


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at anchor off basse terre st kitts w i

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7

1400 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 192 tons 1940 lbs. - 24hr prev 1400 lbs.


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6 January 1899


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at anchor off basse terre st kitts wi

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7

1 Ton 960 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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7 January 1899

Commander A.B.N. Lillie - Commander

F.J. Murringkeit - Being intoxicated and ordered to take charge of his boat, jumped overboard from the gangway and swam to his boat. He was put under charge of sentry to await action of Commander officer


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at anchor off basse terre st kitts wi

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7

600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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8 January 1899

Liberty party returning

B. Floyd (WRC) - absent without leave


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at anchor off basse terre st kitts wi

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7

600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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9 January 1899

Received for issue in Pay Department 125 lbs each of meat and vegatables and 100 lbs bread

B. Floyd (WRC) - returned from liberty 24 hours overtime

T. Anderson ~ ~ ~ ~ was sent on shore to answer a summons from the Police Court as Witness. He returned at noon. -

Ensign Harrison USN - left ship with Colt automatic gun for target firing ashore


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basse terre st kitts wi

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7

600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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10 January 1899

Raining at end of watch

Received for issue in Pay Department 100 lbs bread

At 4:00, boat race started between Vicksburg gigs crew and cusom house crew over three mile course to wind ward. Viscksburg won by 3m and 44 sec.


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at anchor off basse terre st kitts w i

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7

600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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11 January 1899

J Morton - Received from J Morton in Pay Dept 100 lbs fresh bread

Annapolis - signaled 'Furl sail' at 11:30 and the order was complied with


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at anchor off basse terre st kitts w i

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7

600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours- 250 gallons

Coal consumed- 600 lbs; coal remaining- 190 tons, 220 lbs


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12 January 1899


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at anchor off basse terre st kitts wi

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7

600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 189 tons 1860 lbs. - 24 hr prev 600 lbs


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13 January 1899

Madiana - U S Mail Steamer, Came into port 5:20AM

U.S. Mail Steamer MADIANA, came into port at 05:20.

Took on load of fresh water.

U.S. Mail Steamer MADIANA, came into port at 05:20.

Took on load of fresh water.


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at anchor off basse terre st kitts wi

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7

1 Ton 2000 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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14 January 1899

Annapolis - At 7:00, Annapolis made signal 635 Rec'd for issue in Pay Dept. 100 lbs bread

At 10:00 a shooting party of officers left the ship to shoot a target match with the volunteer force of St. Kitts.

Preparing for reception given by U.S.S Vicksburg to people of St. Kitts. Ships lost shoot by nine points.

Many visitors on board attending a reception of the officers.


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at anchor off basse terre st kitts w i

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7

1 Ton 760 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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15 January 1899

J. T. McCeisker (A3C) & J.G Moor (A3C) - Returned from liberty 14 hours overtime

D.H. Sullivan (Sea) - Was found to be absent from the ship without permission

F.J. Scribner (A3C) - Released from confinement his term having expired

C. Sullivan (A3C) - Placed in sol. conf. on b and w. for 5 days for profane language to P.O.

H. McClelland (Sea) - Was brought on board by City Police, having been absent from ship without permission

D.H. Sullivan (Sea) - Was brought on board by town police. By order of Commanding Officer a reward of 2pounds was paid for his arrest and delivery on board.


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at anchor off basse terre st kitts and at sea making passage thence towards st croix wi

Lat 17.33, Long -62.25

1 Ton 560 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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16 January 1899

J. Marton - Received in Pay Dept. from J. Marton 100 lbs break, 125 lbs beef and 125 lbs vegetables

McCormack C. H. (Yeo 2 C) - Returned having been overleave 14 hours

Annapolis - Annapolis signaled wigwag at 10:30 "Have report changes of officers since last date of sailing sent over"

Annapolis - At 1:50 Annapolis made signal "prep. get underway, under sail take position astern". At 1:55 she hoisted executionary signal. At. 2:05 Annapolis got under way. At 2:12 we got under way. Ship following Annapolis.

Moon shining after sunset

Annapolis - Steering in wake of and about 600 yards astern of the Annapolis


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by bearings

Lat 17.57, Long -64.48

2000 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

At sea, making passage from St. Kitts towards St. Croix and at anchor off Fredericksted, St. Croix W. I.


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17 January 1899

At 7:00, Annapolis signaled uniform same as yesterday. Under scandalized foretopsail only.

Msr C Ellis Ensign USN - Signed log entry

At 10:30 Annapolis made signal 27C. The following punishments were awarded by Commanding Officer Holland GF (Hosp.St'd) Offense, Dirty clothes locker & Bulkheading Executive Officer, & Failing to address Executive Officer properly & Failing to take bedding on deck to air when ordered. Punishment 2nd conduct class. J. W. Mackey (SC 3C) Swearing loudly at galley. 3rd class. J. Murnigkirt (Coxn) Drunk and unfit for duty. Jumped overboard and swam to boat. 3rd class. Buck Floya (URC) 24 hours overleave, 3rd class 3 months. J.W. Mackey (SC 3C) 5 1/2 hours overleave, 2nd class 6 weeks. F.W. Welsh (CP) Leaving launch on 10 am trip. Liquor in possession while on duty on shore. 2nd class P.J. Murphy (Sea) In-subordinate launguage to Exec. Officer at mast. Criticizing Captian's discrimination about liberty. 3rd class H McClelland and DH. SULLIVAN (Seamen) Left ship without permission. Brought on board by Police. Each 4th cl 3 mos & 3 mos quar. lose 1 days pay. C.S. McCormach (Yeo. 2C) Under influence of liquor; unfit for duty 14 hours overleave Surly and defiant language to Exe Officer. Erasing entry in liberty book, to conceal 14 hours overleave. Pay bills contract at St. Kitts. W.I. 4th cl 3 mos. & 3 mos. quarantine. Ship following Annapolis and steering courses WNW1/4W. NW by W3/4W. Under jib and reefed topsail, with topsal yard on cap and redf tackles hauled out, to prevent over-taking the Annapolis.

W. G. Roper Naval Cadet USN - Signed log entry

W.K. Harrison Ensign USN - Signed log entry


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at anchor off frederiksted st croix w i

Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

800 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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18 January 1899

U S Consul Maroni - Visited ship


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at anchor off frederiksted st croix wi

Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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19 January 1899

F. P. Baldwin, Ensign, USN - Signed log entry

O. C. Jackson -

4 to 8 AM Light airs and breezes from Sea. Clear and Pleasant. Unbent and sent below all sail. Rec'd in Pay Dept. from O.C. Jackson 100 lbs bread, 125 lbs beef and 125 lbs vegatables

8 AM to Meridian Clear. Pleasant. Bar. rising. Light Ely breeze. No quarters or drill on account of preparations being made to paint ship. Annapolis signaled wigwag. "Go ahead with painting hull and spars as soon as you are ready." Made routine signals at 10:00.

Meridian to 4 PM Cloudy and pleasant with gentle breezes from E.S.E. Barometer rising slowly. Crew engaged in painting spars straw color, and re~ading rust spots about the ship. Tested magazine flood cocks, and found them to be in good condition.

J B Blish Lieutenant USN - Sign log page


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Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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20 January 1899

Midnight to 4 pm. Rainy. Bar steady. Light Ely breeze.

4 to 8 am. Generally cloudy and pleasant with light airs from East. Barometer rising slowly.

8 am to meridian. Fair to cloudy and threatening rain at end. Light and gentle breezes from East.

Meridian to 4 pm. Overcast and threatening. Light to gentle breeze from East.

4 to 8 pm. Light airs and breezes from East. Clear and pleasant.

8 pm to midnight. Generally clear and pleasant with bright moonlight. Light airs from East. Barometer steady.


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at anchor off frederiksted st croix w i

Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

2200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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21 January 1899

Commences and until 4 W. M. Clear and cool light airs and breezes from E and NE. Moon set at 1.30. Started fires in Boiler at at 1.15

J.K. Baldwin - Ensign W.S.N.

C.B. Barnes - Ensign, WSN

Meridian to 4 PM. Clear. pleasant. Bar. falling. Gentle Ely breeze Crew engaged in painting ship. Ensigns Baldwin and Ellis reported weekly inspection of compartments and mechanical devices.

W.S. Rif~er - Naval Cadet, W.S.N.

J.K. Baldwin - Ensign. W.S.N.


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at anchor off frederiksted st croix wi

Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

1 Ton 360 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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22 January 1899

4 to 8 A.M. Clear. Warm. Bar steady. Light Ely airs. Annapolis signalled at 7. Umiform for crew white dress Uniform for Officers dress with white trousers. Received in Pay Dept from C.O. Jackson, 100 lbs bread, 125 lbs beef and 125 lbs vegatables.

8 AM to Meridian Generally clear and pleasant with gentle breezes from East. Barometer steady. Mustered all divisions at quarters at 9.30. No absentees. The Executive Officer and Senior Medical Officer made weekly inspection of all holds living spaces and store rooms, and found their sanitary condition to be good. Stopped distilling. H. McClellan (Sea) released from sentry's charge, by order of the Captain.

Meridian to 4 P.M. Cloudy and warm. Light and gentle breeze from E.N.E. Passing showers at 2:30. The commanding Officer of troups, visited the ship officially.

4 to 8 P.M. Clear and pleasant. Light airs to light breezes from E.N.E. At 4.15, a Dutch Steamer flying Danish flag, at fore and main came in and anchored, leaving almost immediately. Allowed fires to die out in Boiler "A". A.H. Thompson (Cabin Corp) while coming alongside from liberty in a ships boat crushed and bruised the first and second fingers of his left hand on the lower gangway grating

8 P.M. to Midnight Partly cloudy and pleasant with light airs to light breezes from E.N.E. Barometer steady. Bright moonlight Moderate ground swell. Liberty party returning.


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at anchor off frederiksted st croix w i

Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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23 January 1899

Commander A. B. H. Lillie - Under the Command of --

Received for issue 125 lbs each of meat and vegetables, 100 lbs bread

Annapolis - Signals: 7:00, Annapolis, 6391, 7:06, 5264


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at anchor off frederiksted st croix wi

Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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24 January 1899

Madiana - Steamer, left at 7:30AM


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Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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25 January 1899

Commences and until 4 am. Fair and cool. Light to moderate breezes with light squalls from East.

4 to 8 am. Cloudy and from end of first hour rainy. Gentle breezes from East.

8 am to meridian. Cloudy and pleasant with light rain during first part of watch with light to moderate breezes from Ed. Barometer falling slowly.

Meridian to 4 pm. Clear and pleasant with light passing showers at 2.00. Gentle to moderate breeze from ENE.

4 to 8 pm. Light and gentle breezes from ESE. Clear and pleasant.

8 pm to midnight. Generally clear and pleasant with light to gentle breezes from Ed. Barometer steady.


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Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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26 January 1899

Rec'd in pay dept. for issue 100 lbs bread, and 120 lbs each of meat and vegetables

Annapolis - At 8:00, in obedience to signal from Annapolis, sent up fore topgallant mast, and main and mizzant top masts.

Flood cocks tested. Found in good condition.


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at anchor off frederiksted st croix wi

Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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27 January 1899


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at anchor off frederiksted st croix wi and underway making passage towards st thomas and at anchor in st thomas harbor wi

Lat 17.85, Long -64.90

1 Ton 160 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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28 January 1899


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at anchor st thomas harbor wi

Lat 13.2, Long -59.6

2200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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29 January 1899

Costa Rican ;British steamer - Came into port 10AM

H M S Moltke - Visited by Captian and visiting party

Annapolis - Comdg. Officer paid an official visit to the Annapolis. 10 AM. report to the Annapolis 3 sick and no absentees

Costa Rican - British Steamer Costa Rican came in at 10:40.

Dschiged - The Captain paid an Official visits to H ~ M.S. Moltke and the Russian man-of-war, Dschiged.

H.M.S. Moltke - Sent liberty party ashore and visiting party to H.M.S. Moltke.

E. Field (appr 3C) - C. P. Tolson (a3C) C.F. Sternberg (a3C) and E Field (appr 3 C) returned from liberty overtime, the two last drunk.

C. F. Sternberg (a3C) - C. P. Tolson (a3C) C.F. Sternberg (a3C) and E Field (appr 3 C) returned from liberty overtime, the two last drunk.

C. P. Tolson (a3C.) - C. P. Tolson (a3C) C.F. Sternberg (a3C) and E Field (appr 3 C) returned from liberty overtime, the two last drunk.


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at anchor st thomas harbor wi

Lat 13.2, Long -59.6

1 Ton 360 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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30 January 1899

S S Flandria - Came in to port

Annapolis - At 1:30, in obedience to signal,4826, from Annapolis, furled sail.

S.S. Flandria - The German S.S. Flandria came in.

A.S. Cuppers a3C - A S. Cuppers a3C Lying in order to get another to do his work.

A. Dacosta (a3C) - A. DaCosta Inattention on drill.

J. J. Hopkins - The Captain awarded punishments as follows: J. J. Hopkins (a3C) S~~ in the lucky bag.

J. W. McKinney a3C - J. W. McKinney a3C Lying to Capt. of part of whip to avoid work.

H. Nederlander Yeo. 3.C. - H. Nederlander Yeo 3.C. Lying to Master at arms.

J.C. Cleveland(apprs 3C) - C.H. Anderson and J.C. Cleveland (apprs 3C) Loud and noisy talking at sail drill.

Jos. G. Moore a3C - Jos. G. Moore a3C abusiveand vulgar language towards Coxin Murmingkeit and insolence to Officer of deck.

T.C. Conrath a~C - T.C. Conrath a~CShirking on gun deck, and attemptingto deceive O. of deck.

C.H. Anderson - C.H. Anderson and J.C. Cleveland (apprs 3C) Loud and noisy talking at sail drill.

Coxin Murmingkeit - Jos. G. Moore a3C abusiveand vulgar language towards Coxin Murmingkeit and insolence to Officer of deck.

R.E.Gulliford a3C - R.E. Gullford a3C Shirking.

I A Alse~ a~C - I A Alde~ a~C Careless sweeping.

E.J. Manning(Lds) - E.J. Manning (Lds) Under influence of liquor.

Edm. Field a3C - Edm. Field a3C disrespect and refusing to salute Officer of the deck when ordered.

W. Santrini a3C - W. Santrini a3C Disobedience of orders and disrespectful of Officer of deck 4 hours extra duty.

A.L. Waters a~C - A.L.Waters a~C Skylarking in ranks

C.W. Sternberg a3C - C.W. Sternberg a3C 3 1/2 hour overleave drunk.

W. McCanless a3C - W. McCanless a3C Not answering boat call.

C.P. Tolson a3C - C.P. Tolson a3C 2 1/2 hours overleave.

S. ~ S. Moltke - A committee from the wardroom mess of the S. ~ S. Moltke called on the Officers..


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at anchor st thomas harbor wi

Lat 13.2, Long -59.6

1 Ton 1260 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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31 January 1899

N Y Y C Yacht Fleur de Ley - Came in to port 5:30PM



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1899


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Lat 13.2, Long -59.6

1 Ton 260 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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1 February 1899

S S Pritoria - Came in at 7AM

French SS Manonbia - Came in early afternoon

S.S. Pretoria - S.S. Pretoria came in at 7.

Annapolis - Annapolis shifted berth to coal dock.

Richard Summerville - No. 52 Edward Lyons, from Landsman to Lamplighter, No.354, Richard Summerville from Lamplighter to Landsman.

Edward Lyons - No. 52 Edward Lyons, from Landsman to Lamplighter, No.354, Richard Summerville from Lamplighter to Landsman.

S. S. Manoubia - French S. S. Manoubia came in.

W R Cook - B. Floyd. WR. Cook, placed in sentry charge, by order of the Comdg. Officer, for being drunk on board.

B. Floyd - B. Floyd. WR. Cook, placed in sentry charge, by order of the Comdg. Officer, for being drunk on board.


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at anchor at st thomas harbor and making passage thence toward and at anchor off sw cay culebra island

Lat 18.25, Long -65.10

1 Ton 360 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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2 February 1899

Lat 18.27, Long -65.10

B.J. Loyd (W..R. L) - Released from confinement

Fleur de Lye - The yacht Fleur de Lye left the harbour at 9:00


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bearings noon

Lat 18.23, Long -65.33

1 Ton 160 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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3 February 1899

Annapolis - At 1:35, got target on board and started ahead for the Annapolis.


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at anchor off palonimos island and making passage thence towards and at anchor at san juan porto rico

Lat 18.43, Long -65.68

2 Tons 520 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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4 February 1899

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Annapolis - At 9:25 got underway under sail, with Annapolis in obedience to signal, and from their to 10:25 steering various courses to round Cape San Juan.

Edw. Field (a3C) - Edw. Field (a3C) Offense Not scrubbing clothes as ordered.

R P Fitzpatrick a3C - R P Fitzpatrick a3C No leggings.

R.E.Gulliford a3C - R.E.Gulliford a3C, Repeated neglect of work cleaning deck improper language to Exec. Officer.

R. C. H. Schroeder a3C - R. C. H. Schroeder a3C Not knowing station after having it read out to him on the quarter deck.

D. F. Archambeault a3C - D. F. Archambeault a3CRefusing to obey orders of M. at Arms.

Buck Floyd uRC - Buck Floyd uRC Under the influence of liquor.

P J Murphy (Sea) - P J Murphy (Sea) Under the influence of liquor: no liberty.

J. W. McKinney a3C - J. W. McKinney a3C Smoking cigarettes

J. T. McCusker a3C - J. T. McCusker a3C. Smoking cigarettes.

W. A. Poat a3C - W.A. Poat a3C Smoking Cigarettes

Albert Williams (C ~ Yer.) - Albert williams (C~Yer.) Improper answersto Exec. Officer when interrogated.

F P Baldwin - ensigns F P Baldwin and W. St. C. Ellis made regular weekly inspection of compartments and mechanical devices.

W. St. C. Ellis - ensigns F P Baldwin and W. St. C. Ellis made regular weekly inspection of compartments and mechanical devices.


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at anchor at san juan porto rico

Lat 41.1, Long -8.6

1 Ton 360 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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5 February 1899

Alphonso XIII Spanish steamer - Came into port 2:25PM. Left port 6:30PM

Lilie - ~~gwag to Annapolis "Can I give crew liberty here" signed Lillie

Annapolis - ~~gwag to Annapolis "Can I give crew liberty here" signed Lillie.

E. Field a3C - By order of Comdg. Officer released J G. Moore a3C from confinement his term having expired and confinedE. Field a3C for punishment previously assigned

J G. Moore a3C - By order of Comdg. Officer released J G. Moore a3C from confinement his term having expired and confinedE. Field a3C for punishment previously assigned.

Alphonso XIII - The Spanish steamer Alphonso XIII,came into port at 1:45, having on board many Spanish troops.

Panther - Liberty party ashore and visiting party to the Panther.r


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at anchor at san juan porto rico

Lat 41.1, Long -8.6

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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6 February 1899

Peoria - Left at early daylight

U S Army transport Michigan - Cmae into harbor, 9:30AM

Alphonso XII Spanish transport - Came into port 10:40AM, went out immediatley

Michigan - At 9.30 the US Army transport Michigan came into the harbour

Alphonso XII - At 10:40, the Spanish transport Alphonso XII, came into port, but went out immediately

..proceeded to shift berth to astern of the Panther. Let go stbd anchor at 3.50


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at anchor at san juan porto rico

Lat 41.1, Long -8.6

1600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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7 February 1899

Arcadia - American steamer, came into port 7AM

U S Transport Chester - Came into port

Arcadia - The American steamer Arcadia came into port at 7 o'clock and a German steamer at 7.30

US Ensign - US Ensign at the fort at 10

US Transport Chester - US Transport Chester came in


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at anchor at san juan porto rico

Lat 41.1, Long -8.6

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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8 February 1899

Annapolis - Signals:7:50 Annapolis prep 6144; 7:55, 6144; 7:30, Panther 6351.

Panther - Signals: 7:50, Annapolis prep 6144; 7:55, 6144; 7:30, Panther 6351.

J. W. Truesdale (Cox) - 1. Absentees at 9:30 AM J. W. Truesdale (Cox)

J. T. McCusker a3C - Absentees J. W. Truesdale (Cox), T. McCusker, a3C and J. G. Moore (a3C)

J. G. Moore (a3C) - Absentees J.W. Truesdale (Cox) J. T. McCusker, a3C and J. G. Moore (a3C)


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at anchor at san juan porto rico

Lat 41.1, Long -8.6

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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9 February 1899

General F D Grant - Paid official visit to ship.

J. G. Moore (a3C) - Absentees J. G. Moore a3C and J. T. McCusker a.3.C. over liberty.

J. T. McCusker a3C - Absentees J. G. Moore a3C and J. T. McCusker a.3.C., over liberty.

General F.D. Grant - General F.D. Grant paid official visit to this vessel and to the Annapolis.

Annapolis - General F.D. Grant paid official visit to this vessel and to the Annapolis.


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Lat 41.1, Long -8.6

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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10 February 1899

Panther - Panther signaled 6153, uniform same as yesterday, and Annapolis "Send up topgallantyard and mast and main and mizzen topmasts and loose sail.

Annapolis - Panther signaled 6153, uniform same as yesterday, and Annapolis "Send up topgallant yard and mast and main and mizzen topmasts and loose sail.

J. G. Moore (a3C) - J. G. Moore a3C returned 38 1/2 hours overtime.

J. T. McCusker a3C - J. T. McCusker a3C and E. P. Langbien Yeo 3C, absent from ship without permission.

E. P. Langbien Yeo. 3. C. - J. T. McCusker a3C and E. P. Longbien Yeo. 3. C., absent from ship without permission.

E. Field a3C - E. Field a3C, released from confinementby order of Comdg Offocer his term of confinement being up.

J. W. McKinney a3C - J.W. McKinney a3C was placed in solitary confinement on bread and water for five daysfor persistant disregard of orders and shirking, and the following punishments were inflicted for offenses specified.

M. A. Polt a.3.C. - M.A. Polt a.3.C. Offense absent from station at furling sail.

S.F. Williams a3C - S.F. Williams absent from station at furling sail.

F.C. Lillie (a3C) - Climbing thru gun port from boat.

C.B. Applegate (a3C) - C.B. Applegate (a3C) Disregarding orders of Exec. Offcer.

C.H. Jackson (a3C) - C.H. Jackson (a3C) Skylarking on deck after being warned.

T.C. Conrath (a3C) - T.C.Conrath (a3C) Loud talking on quarter deck.

R.P. Fitzpatrick - B.L. Harris, W.L. McCanless, C.P. Tolson and R.P. Fitzpatrick apprentices 3. C. 4 hours overleave.

B.L. Harris - B.L. Harris, W.L. McCanless, C.P. Tolson and R.P. Fitzpatrick apprentices 3. C. 4 hours overleave.

C.P. Tolson - B.L. Harris, W.L. McCanless, C.P. Tolson and R.P. Fitzpatrick apprentices 3. C. 4 hours overleave.

W.L.McCanless - B.L. Harris, W.L. McCanless, C.P. Tolson and R.P. Fitzpatrick apprentices 3. C. 4 hours overleave.

J. W. Truesdale (Cox) - J.W. Truesdale (Cox) 24 hours overleave 3rd class 3 mos.

C. Sullivan a3C - C. Sullivan a3C Dirty clothes stowed in hammock nettings.

C.D. Corning - W. ~autrin and C D. Corning (appres. 3C.)Blankets in lucky bag.

W Vautrin - W. Vautrin and C D. Corning (appres. 3C.)Blankets in lucky bag.

T.J. Scribner a3C - T.J. Scribner a3C Skylarking in formation.

D. Archambeault (a3C) - D. Archambeault (a3C) Skylarking in formation.

W.A. Fischer a3C - W.A. Fischer a3C Very slow obeying orders of Officer of deck and Master at Arms.

R.E. Crawford a3C. - R.E. Crawford a3C. 4 hours overleave: out of ship without permission

R.E.Gulliford a3C - R.E. Gulliford a3C Not manning rope at drll, impertinent and insubordinate manner.


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Lat 41.1, Long -8.6

2100 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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11 February 1899

Michigan - Army transport - Left harbor 7:15 AM

Valencia - German steamer - Came into port 6:50AM

U S S Peoria - Came into port


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at anchor at san juan porto rico

Lat 41.1, Long -8.6

1800 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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12 February 1899


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Lat 41.1, Long -8.6

2200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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13 February 1899

USS Panther - Received, 300 Lbs. of rice

Ms M Ellis Ensign USN - Signed log entry

8:00 in obiedience to signal from Annabolis loosed sail.

9:30, Mustered at quarters absen-tees EP Longbrew (YSC) and J.T. McCusker, Jos. G. Moore, R. P. Fitzpatrick, and C. P. Tolson, (apprs. 3C) Exercised boats under oars and sails and instructed in use of Thompsons Sounding Machine. At 10:00 made sick & absen-ees 5. At 12:00, made coal report 167-0.

~ at 1:30 Be ready to get underway at 9 AM tomor-row, under steam one boiler. V. to A. Permission to send men aloft. A. to V. 'Granted'. Making preparations for sea. Received in Pay Dept from USS Panther 300 lbs Rice.


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at anchor at san juan porto rico

Lat 41.1, Long -8.6

1 Ton 160 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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14 February 1899

R.E. Crawford a3C. - At 6:00 found R.E. Crawford (a.3.C.) and W. McCanless (a3C) to be absent from the ship without authority.

W. McCanless a3C - At 6:00 founR.E. Crawford (a.3.C.) and W. McCanless (a3C) to be absent from the ship without authority.

R.E.Gulliford a3C - At 6:45 R.E. Gulliford (a.3.C) fell from fore jacobs ladder a height of 15 ft.

R.P. Fitzpatrick - E.P.Langbien (Yeo.3C.) R.P. Fitzpatrick, J.T. McCusker, J. G. Moore, R.E.Crawford, C. P. Tolson, and W. McCanless (apprs. 3C.)

E.P. Langbien (Yeo.3C.) - E.P.Langbien (Yeo.3C.) R.P. Fitzpatrick, J.T. McCusker, J. G. Moore, R.E.Crawford, C. P. Tolson, and W. McCanless (apprs. 3C.)

J.T. McCusker - E.P.Langbien (Yeo.3C.) R.P. Fitzpatrick, J.T. McCusker, J. G. Moore, R.E.Crawford, C. P. Tolson, and W. McCanless (apprs. 3C.)

J.G. Moore - E.P.Langbien (Yeo.3C.) R.P. Fitzpatrick, J.T. McCusker, J. G. Moore, R.E.Crawford, C. P. Tolson, and W. McCanless (apprs. 3C.)

W. McCanless - E.P.Langbien (Yeo.3C.) R.P. Fitzpatrick, J.T. McCusker, J. G. Moore, R.E.Crawford, C. P. Tolson, and W. McCanless (apprs. 3C.)

R.E. Crawford - E.P.Langbien (Yeo.3C.) R.P. Fitzpatrick, J.T. McCusker, J. G. Moore, R.E.Crawford, C. P. Tolson, and W. McCanless (apprs. 3C.)

C.P. Tolson - E.P.Langbien (Yeo.3C.) R.P. Fitzpatrick, J.T. McCusker, J. G. Moore, R.E.Crawford, C. P. Tolson, and W. McCanless (apprs. 3C.)

J. W. McKinney a3C - J.W. McKinney(a.3.C.)being removed from the brig and placed under sentrys charge.

Annapolis - Annapolis wigwagged "Prepare to get under way at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning."


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at anchor at san juan pr and making passage thence towards and at anchor off palominos pr

Lat 18.53, Long -66.02

2 Tons 320 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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15 February 1899

J. G. Moore (a3C) - J.G. Moore (a3C)being sober was removed from brig and placedunder sentrys charge,

J.W. McKinney (a3C) - and J.W. McKinney (a3C) placed in brig again, by order of the Captain

Annapolis - At 8:55, began to get underway, in obedience to signal from Annapolis.

J. G. Moore (a3C) - By order of the Commanding Officer released and restored to duty the following: J. T. McCusker (a3C) J.G. Moore (a3C) R. P. Fitzpatrick (a3C) C.P. Tolson (a3C) R.E. Crawford (a3C) and W. L. McCanless (a3C)

J. T. McCusker a3C - By order of the Commanding Officer, released and restored to duty the following: J.T. McCusker (a3C) J.G. Moore (a3C) R. P. Fitzpatrick (a3C) C.P. Tolson(a3C) R.E. Crawford (a3c) and W.L. McCanless (a3c)

R.P. Fitzpatrick - By order of the Commanding Officer released and restored to duty the following: J. T. Mccusker (a3C) J.G. Moore (a3C) R. P. Fitzpatrick (a3C) C.P. Tolson (a3C) R.E. Crawford (a3C) and W.L. McCanless (a3C)

W.L.McCanless - By order of the Commanding Officer, released and restored to duty the following: J.T. McCusker (a3C) J.G. Moore (a3C) R.P. Fitzpatrick (a3C) C. P. Tolson (a3C) and W.L. McCanless (a3C)

C.P. Tolson - By order of the Commanding Officer, released and restored to duty the following: J. T. McCusker (a3C) J. G. Moore (a3C) R.P. Fitzpatrick (a3C) C.P. Tolson (a3C) R. E. Crawford (a3C) and W.L. McCanless (a3C) ss

R.E. Crawford a3C. - By order of the Commanding Officer released and restored to duty the following: J.T. McCusker(a3C) J.G. Moore (a3C) R. P. Fitzpatrick (a3C) C.P. Tolson (a3C) R. E. Crawford (a3C) and W.L. McCanless (a3C)

E.P. Langbien (Yeo.3C.) - E.P. Langbien (Yeo.3C.) still absent without leave.

D. Marshall - D. Marshall(a3C) Offense:Disregard of order to bring bag on deck.

C.H. Jackson (a3C) - Profane and disrespectful language: not answering repeated calls: Skylarking on deck when awning being spread.

C.B. Applegate (a3C) - C.B. Applegate (a3C) Not obeying order of Capt. part of ship: 2 hours extra duty.

H.V.Swearingen - H.V, Swearingen,F.A. Foley, G.R. Traver,J.H. Constantine, A. Archambeault, E.B. Cox, J.J. Scribner, J.G. Tuthill and R. Pierson (apprs. 3. C.)Not answering repeated calls:

F. A. Foley - H.V, Swearingen,F.A. Foley, G.R. Traver,J.H. Constantine, A. Archambeault, E.B. Cox, J.J. Scribner, J.G. Tuthill and R. Pierson (apprs. 3. C.)Not answering repeated calls:

G.R. Traver - H.V, Swearingen,F.A. Foley, G.R. Traver,J.H. Constantine, A. Archambeault, E.B. Cox, J.J. Scribner, J.G. Tuthill and R. Pierson (apprs. 3. C.)Not answering repeated calls:

J.H. Constantine - H.V, Swearingen,F.A. Foley, G.R. Traver,J.H. Constantine, A. Archambeault, E.B. Cox, J.J. Scribner, J.G. Tuthill and R. Pierson (apprs. 3. C.)Not answering repeated calls:

D. Archambeault (a3C) - H.V, Swearingen,F.A. Foley, G.R. Traver,J.H. Constantine, A. Archambeault, E.B. Cox, J.J. Scribner, J.G. Tuthill and R. Pierson (apprs. 3. C.)Not answering repeated calls:

E.B. Cox - H.V, Swearingen,F.A. Foley, G.R. Traver,J.H. Constantine, A. Archambeault, E.B. Cox, J.J. Scribner, J.G. Tuthill and R. Pierson (apprs. 3. C.)Not answering repeated calls:

T.J. Scribner a3C - H.V, Swearingen,F.A. Foley, G.R. Traver,J.H. Constantine, A. Archambeault, E.B. Cox, J.J. Scribner, J.G. Tuthill and R. Pierson (apprs. 3. C.)Not answering repeated calls:

R. Pierson - H.V, Swearingen,F.A. Foley, G.R. Traver,J.H. Constantine, A. Archambeault, E.B. Cox, J.J. Scribner, J.G. Tuthill and R. Pierson (apprs. 3. C.)Not answering repeated calls:

J.G. Tuthill - H.V, Swearingen,F.A. Foley, G.R. Traver,J.H. Constantine, A. Archambeault, E.B. Cox, J.J. Scribner, J.G. Tuthill and R. Pierson (apprs. 3. C.)Not answering repeated calls:

C.W. Jones - E.B. Cox, F.A. Foley, W. McCanless and C. W. Jones (apprs 3 C.) Not manning boat when boat was called away until after word was passedby word of mouth, causing much delay.


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Annapolis - At 3:00 Annapolis made C39.

J. W. McKinney a3C - J.W.McKinney (a3C) has term of confinement havingexpired was released and restored to duty.


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at anchor off palominos p r

Lat , Long

2 Tons 1220 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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16 February 1899

Commander A. B. N. Lillie - Ship's commander

Annapolie - made signal 6357

Annapolie - landed combined battalions


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at anchor off palominos pr

Lat , Long

1 Ton 760 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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17 February 1899

E.P.Langlrin - Sold at auction, the effects of E.P.Langlrin Yio.sb. Sum received for same,$10.45


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at anchor off palominos pr and underway making passage thence towards laguaira venezuela

Lat 18.15, Long -65.63

2 Tons 480 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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18 February 1899

9.06 Followed the Annapolis through the channel to the westward of Largr Bank, Lavandars and Crab Island


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noon

Lat 15.88, Long -65.57

1 ton 60 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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19 February 1899

Annapolis - Following "Annapolis" on course S. by E. under plain sail, except topgallant sail, main topmast staysail and gaff topsails.


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at sea

Lat 13.72, Long -65.20

1 Ton 160 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours

coal: 1 ton 160 lbs. - 24hr prev.


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20 February 1899


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making passage from palominos pr towards labuaira venezuela

Lat 11.50, Long -66.05

1 Ton 140 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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21 February 1899

the headland on orchillar island sighted on starboard bow at 930

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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noon

Lat 10.70, Long -66.50

1 Ton 1150 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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22 February 1899

1:10PM Steamed into La Guyasa

Annapolis - At 6:00 Annapolis filled away, heading toward us.

I.B. Aldrina.3.C. - I.B. Aldrin a.3.C. Offense sleeping on life buoy watch after repeated warnings.

JW Mackey S.C. 3Cl - JW Mackey S.C. 3Cl Stowing clothing in mess locker, contrary to repeated warning.

Caroias - Steamer "Caroias" shifted berth at 7:00.


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at anchor off la guayra ven

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

1 Ton 140 Lbs. coal consmed preceding 24 hours


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23 February 1899

Bernard Wall - British steamer - At 7AM, came in

Mid to 4 am. Clear. Calm to light airs from SW. Bar falling.

4 to 8 am. Clear. Pleasant. Bar. rising. Calm.

8 am to meridian. Cloudy and pleasant with light to gentle breezes from ENE. Barometer steady.

Meridian to 4 pm. Clear and pleasant, with moderate breezes from ENE. Barometer falling.

4 to 8 pm. Clear nd pleasant with gentle breezes to light airs from ENE. Barometer steady.

8 pm to mid. Clear and pleasant with light airs from ENE. Barometer steady.


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at anchor off la guayra ven

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

200CLbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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24 February 1899


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at anchor off la guayra ven

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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25 February 1899

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Royal mail steamer Avon - Came in

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Annapolis - At 7:00 Annapolis made signal 6351.

Lieut. J B Blish U.S.N. - Lieut. J B Blish U.S.N., Asst. Sugeon W.B Groo~ U.S.N.and Ensign C B Barnes U.S.N., returned from leave

Asst. Surgeon W.B Groo~ U.S.N. - Lieut. J B Blish U.S.N., Asst. Sugeon W.B Groo~ U.S.N.and Ensign C B Barnes U.S.N., returned from leave

Ensign C B Barnes U.S.N. - Lieut. J B Blish U.S.N., Asst. Sugeon W.B Groo~ U.S.N.and Ensign C B Barnes U.S.N., returned from leave

R.N. Savon - R.N. Savon left the harbor.

F P Baldwin - Ensigns F.P. Baldwin and M.St.C.Ellis,U.S.N. made weekly inspection of compartments and mechanical devices and found them in good condition.

M.St.C.Ellis - Ensigns F. P. Baldwin and M.St. C. Ellis, U.S.N. made weekly inspection of compartments and mechanical devices and found them in good condition.

E.B. Cox (a3C.) - Absentees E.B.Cox(a3C.) Apprentice Cox returned at 7:00PM 1 1/2 hour overtime


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at anchor off la guayra ven

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

1080 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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26 February 1899

Bearing of anchorage. Breakwater Light N2W. Santa Barfaca Bastion N65E.


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at anchor off la guayra ven

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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27 February 1899

I.B.Alden (a3C) - Wm

Wm.E. Wood(a3C) - Wm.E.Wood (a3C) and I. B. Alden(a3C) returnedon Board havingbeen absent from the ship 14 hours overleave.

F. Murnigkeit (Cox) - F.Murnigkeit (Cox) was placed in solitary confinement on bread and water for five days for disobedience of orders.

Annapolis - At 6:05 Annapolis made signal 614.


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at anchor off la guayra ven

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

1740 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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28 February 1899

Venetia - German steamer - Came in at 6:30AM

Venetia - German Steamer "Venetia" came in at 6:30.

I.B.Alden (a3C) - I.B. Alden (a3C) Insolence to Petty Officer.

J. J. Hopkins - J.J. Hopkins a3C Insolence to petty Officer.

Harry Heise a3C - Harry Heise a3C. Not obeying order of Coxn.

H. Rathkamp a.3.C. - H. Rathkamp a.3.C. Not sweeping deck when piped.

Wm.E. Wood(a3C) - Wm.E Wood a.3.C. 14 hours overliberty drunk.

R.P. Fitzpatrick - R.P.Fitzpatrick a.3.C. Not obeying order of Boatswain's Mate.

D. F. Archambeault a3C - D.F.Archambeault a.3.C. Not cleaning bright work after repeated orders to do so.

Annapolis - At 10 o'clock Annapolis made signals 241 and 2 num.

Wm.E. Wood(a3C) - By order of the Com'd'g Officer, Wm. E. Woods (a.3.C.) was released from confinement at 9:00.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1899


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at anchor at la guayra venezuela and underway making passage thence towards kingston jamacia

Lat 11.00, Long -67.30

1600Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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1 March 1899

Annapolis - At 1:55 got underway, by signal from Annapolis and steamed out until 3. lyingto off harbor, waiting for Annapolis which ship seemed to have trouble with her ground tackle.


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noon

Lat 11.92, Long -68.33

2 Tons 560 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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2 March 1899

Mid to 4 am. Clear moonlight. Bar falling. Gentle ENEly breeze.

4 to 8 am. Cloudy and pleasant with light to moderate breezes from ENE. Barometer rising slowly. At 7.15 land sighted from masthead two points from port bow.

8 am to meridian. Cloudy and squally about horizon, with brisk rain squall first hour. Gentle breeze from East. At 11.15 sighted clumps of land, bearing about N 1/2 W.

Meridian to 4 pm. Cloudy with passing squalls and rain. At 1.15 Buen Ayre in sight on starboard beam, Curacao on port beam. At 2.00 Little Curacao Light House sighted bearing WSW 3/4 W.

4 to 8 pm. Moderate breezes from ENE. Clear and pleasant.


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noon

Lat 11.95, Long -68.33

2 Tons 560 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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2 March 1899

Annapolis - Following Annapolis on course NW1/4N.

John Nelson(sea) - John Nelson(sea) Insubordinate language to C.L.B.Mate.

B.L. Harris - B.L.Harris a.3.C. Not obeying orders of M. at A.

L.W. Thomas - L.W. Thomas.S.C.4C. Improper language to M. A A.

C.H. Jackson (a3C) - C.H. Jackson a.3.C. Skylarking at quarters: 2 hours extra duty.

I.B.Alden (a3C) - I.B.Alden(a3C) Drying clotheson fireroom hatch.


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from laguajra to kingston jamacia

Lat 13.95, Long -69.82


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3 March 1899


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noon

Lat 16.13, Long -71.28

200Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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4 March 1899


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at sea making passage from la guayra ven towards kingston jamacia

Lat 17.83, Long -73.37

970 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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5 March 1899

Annapolis - At 2:50 Annapolis made signal 29.C.


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noon

Lat 17.93, Long -74.28

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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6 March 1899


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noon

Lat 17.82, Long -75.93

2 Tons 1680 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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7 March 1899

6:54PM, anchored in Kingston Harbor

Annapolis - Following in wake of Annapolis, under all plain sail.


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at anchor off port royal and underway thence towards and at anchor off kingston jamaica bwi

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

3 Tons 2060 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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8 March 1899

100 steamed into kingston harbour

Lat 22.4, Long 114.2

H M S Urgent - In port

H M S Intrepid - In port

Secured at 9.41-30 Exercised collision drill at 9:54. Secured at 10:04 At 8:00 the Annapolis fired a salute of 21 guns to the Port and one of 11 guns to the Commodore Commmanding the station.

Bearings from anchor Church Clock Tower N 11 E. Chickisee Beacon N 63 W, Ships head SE by E


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at anchor off kingston jamaica wi

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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9 March 1899


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at anchor off kingston jamaica b wi

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

970 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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10 March 1899


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at anchor off kingston jamaica b wi

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

1 Ton 600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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11 March 1899


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at anchor at kingston jamacia bwi

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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12 March 1899

Annapolis - At 7:00, Annapolis made uniform and time signal,6374 and 5263.

J. Scanlon(G.M. 1.C) - J. Scanlon (G.M. 1.C) absent without authority.

F P Baldwin - Ens. F.P. Baldwin, U.S.N. and Ens. M. St. C. Ellis U.S.N. made required inspections and found condition as noted in hull book.

M.St.C.Ellis - Ens.F.P. Baldwin U.S.N. and Ens. M. St. C. Ellis USN. made required inspectionsand found condition as noted in hull book.


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at anchor at kingston jamaica bwi

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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13 March 1899

H M S Intrepid - Left at 9AM


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at anchor at kingston jamaica bwi

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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14 March 1899

Midway - Royal Mail Steamer, left port 2:20PM

Annapolis - Annapolis Signaled at 8,"6351" uniform same as yesterday

J.Nelson Sea - By order of the Commanding Officer J.Nelson Sea was placed in sentry's charge for being drunk and disorderly.

N. Tierney (B.M.1.C) - N. Tierney (B.M.1.C) put under sentrys charge for safekeeping by order of the Comdg. officer.


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at anchor at kingston jamaica bwi

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

500 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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15 March 1899

SS Adula - British. Left harbor

Annapolis - By signal from Annapolis, fidded masts sent up topgallant yard and loosed sail at 10, and at 10:20 furled sail.

J.A. Emperor(a3C) - J.A. Emperor (a3C) Offense Not obeying Capt part of Ship.

D. F. Archambeault a3C - D.F. Archambault a3C Shirking Throwing fruit leavings in boat at gangway.

F. A. Foley - F.A. Foley and E.B. Cox (apprs. 3C) Not manning boat falls: falsehood concerning call for same.

E.B. Cox - F.A. Foley and E.B. Cox (apprs. 3 C) Not manning boat falls: falsehood concerning calls for same.

Thos. Curran (Lds) - Thos. Curran (Lds)1/2 hour overleave drunk.

S. Richichi (M.Att) - S. Richichi (M.Att) Not taking chair below when ordered: acting surly about same.

W.A. Reed (a3C) - W.A. Reed (a3C) Mimicing Exec. Officer when in charge of deck.

Br.S.S. Adiela - Exchanged salutes with Br.S.S. Adiela going out.


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at anchor at kingston jamaica bw i

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

200 Lbs. coal consumed past 24 hours


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16 March 1899

SS Cayomono - British. Came into port

BR.S.S. Cayomona - Exchanged salutes with Br.S.S. Cayomona coming in

Annapolis - At 9:00, received signal from Annapolis, "The exercises for this morning will be shifting topsails"

W.A.Cook (Cox) - Mustered quarters at 9:30 Absentees A. Mooney(BM2C) and W.A.Cook (Cox.).

A. Mooney (BM2C) - Mustered quarters at 9:30 Absentees A. Mooney(BM2C) and W.A.Cook (Cox.).

Auburndale - Sent Officer to board American Bark "Auburndale".


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at anchor at kingston jamaica bwi

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

1740 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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17 March 1899

Atlas Line Str. Alleghany - Came in at 7AM

4 to 8 AM Clear and pleasant. Light variable airs. The Atlac Line Str. Alleghany came in at 7 AM. Received in Pay Dept. for issue 98 lbs bread, 123 3/4 lbs each of meat and vegatables. At 8:00, in obedience to signal from Annapolis, loosed sail and crossed top gallant yard.


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at anchor at kingston jamaica bwi

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

1 Ton 710 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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18 March 1899

Annapolis -

I. N. Frieling - placed in solitary confinement

Annapolis - Loosed sail at 11:50 in obedience to signal from Annapolis.

C.H. Jackson (a3C) - C. H. Jackson (a3C) was released from confinementby order of the Comdg Officer, his term of confinement having expired.

Baldwin - Ensigns Ellis and Baldwin reported weekly inspection of compartments and mechanical devices.

Ellis - Ensigns Ellis and Baldwin reported weekly inspection of compartments and mechanical devices.

J.H.Frieling (a3C) - By order of the Commanding Officer, J.H. Frieling (a3C) was placed in Solitary confinement on bread and water, for five days for deliberate disobedience of orders.


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at anchor at kingston jamaica b a i

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

420 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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19 March 1899

SS Paris - American, came into port 10AM

English tramp steamer - came into port

SS Paris (American) - came into port


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at anchor at kingston jamaica bwi

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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20 March 1899

Adula - British steamer came in

Annapolis - At 7 o'clock Annapolis made signals 6391 and 5264, and at 7:50 signal 5455.

A Valent (G.M. 2C) - The Commanding Officer inflicted punishments as follows, A Valent (G.M.2C) N.Tierney (B.M.1.C) Thos. Ellis (M.A 3C) 2hours overleave.

N. Tierney (B.M.1.C) - The Commanding Officer inflicted punishments as follows, A Valent (G.M.2C) N.Tierney (B.M.1.C) Thos. Ellis (M.A 3C) 2hours overleave.

Thos. Ellis (M.A.3C) - The Commanding Officer inflicted punishments as follows, A Valent (G.M.2C) N.Tierney (B.M.1.C) Thos. Ellis (M.A 3C) 2hours overleave.

Adula - British steamer Adula came in

S.S. Paris - The S.S. Paris left harbor and appeared to anchor outside of Port Royal.

U.S.S. Chicago - This vessel supposed to be the U.S.S. Chicago, expected here to meet to Paris.


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at anchor at kingston jamacia bwi

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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21 March 1899

Zeeland - Dutch Man-of-war came into harbor

Zeeland - The Dutch man-of-war 'Zeeland' came into harbour firing salutes of twenty-one and eleven guns while passing Port Royal

J.Cuddy (BM 2C) and R.Monks (Sea) - By order of the Captain a reward of Ten dollars each was offered for the delivery on board of J.Cuddy (BM 2C) and R.Monks (Sea) absent from the ship without permission.

T.Cuddy - At 5:45 T Cuddy (BM2C) was brought off to the ship drunk by the Water Police and a reward of five dollars was paid for the asisst and delivery.

R.Monks - R.Monks (Sea) was brought off groggy by the water police and a reward of ten dollars was paid for his asisst and delivery.


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at anchor kingston jamaica and underway making passage thence towards port royal jamaica and at anchor there

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

1 Ton 50 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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22 March 1899

steamed to port royal and at 610 came to starboard anchor

Lat 29.9, Long -1.5

Thos. Cuddy and Robt. Monks - By order of the Commanding Officer the following punishments were assigned Thos. Cuddy (BM2C), 10.5 HOURS Overleave, Drunk, 3rd class two months, Robt. Monks (Sea) 11.5 hours overleave, groggy, 3rd class, two months.


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noon

Lat 17.90, Long -76.15

4 Tons 1030 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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23 March 1899

Steaming out of harbour.


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noon

Lat 19.87, Long -75.23

6 Tons 730 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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24 March 1899

USS Indiana - In harbor

USS Texas - In harbor

USS Brooklyn - In harbor

USS Eagle - In harbor

USS Collier Lebanon - In harbor

USS Marblehead - In harbor

USS Detroit - In harbor

USS Machias - In harbor

USFS New York - In Guantanamo harbor

USS Chicago - Passed preceedind to east

Sighted land at 5:40

At 9:30 anchored in Guantanamo harbour in 7 fathoms water, soft bottom

USFS New York, USS Brocklyn, USS Indiana, USS Texas, USS Detroit, USS Marblehead, USS Machias, USS Eagle, US Collier Lebanon - The following ships in the harbour...

Annapolis - Got underway and followed Annapolis out of harbour

USS Chicago passed proceeding to Ed. -


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at anchor in harbor of santiago de cuba

Lat 20.0, Long -75.8

3 Tons 190 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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25 March 1899

USS Yankton - Came up the harbor

The Flagship - The Flagship came in at 7:15.

U.S.S. Yankton - A German steamer came in and the U.S.S. Yankton come up the harbor.

Annapolis - Annapolis made Uniform signal 735 at 7, and the New York made 682, at 7:35.

New York - Annapolis made Uniform signal 735 at 7, and the New York made 682 at 7:35.

F.P. Baldwin - Ensigns F.P. Baldwin U.S.N. and M.St. C. Ellis U.S.N. maderequired weekly inspection of compartments.

M.St.C. Ellis - Ensigns F.P. Baldwin U.S.N. and M.St. C. Ellis U.S.N. made required weekly inspection of compartments.

C.N.Offley - Quarterly hull board of which Passed Assistant C.N.Offley is senior member made required inspection


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at anchor in harbor of santiago de cuba

Lat 20.0, Long -75.8

1 Ton 490 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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26 March 1899

J. Mulligan(B.M.) - By order of the Commanding Officer J. Mulligan(B.M.) was place in Sentr's charge for being drunk and disorderly on board.


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at anchor in harbor of santiago de cuba and underway making passage thence towards havana cuba

Lat 19.93, Long -76.00

2 Tons 450 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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27 March 1899

USS Yankton - got underway at 7:10 AM

Yankton - Yankton got underway at 7:10.

Annapolis - At 7:50, Annapolis to Vicksburg wigwag.

J. Mulligan(Boilermaker) - J. Mulligan (Boilermaker) releasedfrom Sentrys charge by order of the Commanding Officer.

Oquendo - At 11:10 sighted the wrecked Oquendo and passed very close to her.

Viscaya - Until 1:10, steaming in the wake of the Annapolis and making course W1/2N, then stopped near the wreck of the Viscaya at Ascerraderoe and proceeded to land crew and apprentices alongside to visit the wreck.

R. Pierson (a2C) - Last boat returned at 3.40, when mustered at quarters and found R. Pierson (a2C)absent, but he was brought on board at 3.50 by one of Annapolis boats.


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noon

Lat 19.55, Long -77.93

5 Tons 1100 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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28 March 1899

Annapolis - Following in wake of Annapolis.

B.L. Harris(a3C) - B.L.Harris (a3C)Disrespectful to Officer of deck.

J.Martin(G.M.3C) - J.Martin(G.M.3C) and O. Willberg (GM3C) 1 1/4 hours overleave.

O Willberg(GM3C) - J.Mar

James Mulligan (B.M. ~) - James Mulligan (B.M.~)Returning from liberty drunk.

C.D. Corning(a3C.) - C.D. Corning(a3C.)Returning from liberty drunk.

D. F. Archambeault (a3C) - D.F. Archambeault (a3C) Insubordinate languageand criticising regulations of ship in presence of Executive Officer.

F.C. Lillie (a3C) - F.C. Lillie (a3C) Insolent and insubordinate to Petty Officer.

F.C. Conrath(a3C) - F.C. Conrath (a3C) Insubotdinate conduct in boat: leaving boat without permission.

Jos. G. Moore a3C - Jos. G. Moore(a3C) Disrespectful to Officer of deck.


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noon

Lat 19.67, Long -78.53

1 Ton 710 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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29 March 1899

Mid to 4 am. Partly clear and pleasant. Bright moonlight. Light airs from ESE. Barometer falling.

4 to 8 m. Fair to cloudy. Bright moonlight until dawn. Calm and light NEly airs.

8 am to meridian. Cloudy and threatening rain first part. Clear and pleasant last part. Light airs from E x N, shifting at 11 to gentle breeze from SE.

Meridian to 4 pm. Light breezes from Sed. Clear and hot.

4 to 8 pm. Clear. Warm. Bar. steady. calm and light variable airs.

8 pm to mid. Cloudy and raining latter part of watch. Calm to gentle breezes from NE. Barometer steady.


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noon

Lat 20.33, Long -80.47

5 Tons 130 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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30 March 1899

Annapolis - ..following in wake of Annapolis


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noon

Lat 20.90, Long -82.87

4 Tons 260 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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31 March 1899

Annapolis - On course W 5/8N in wake of Annapolis



LOGS FOR APRIL 1899


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Lat 21.90, Long -84.98


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1 April 1899

sighted cape san antonio 3 pts on stbd bow

Lat 22.8, Long 113.6

- By order of the Commanding Officer the following punishments were assigned. L.B.Adams (A.B.C) ¬¬¬¬; leaving his signal station when ordered to remain 4 hours extra duty. B.L.Adams (ABC) Setting down on 'setting up' drill. 2 hours extra duty.Lying: 2 hours extra duty Leaving signel station when ordered to remain 12 hours extra duty


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LOG BOOK – APRIL 2nd 1899 TO MAY 24th 1899


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Log book of the USS "Vicksburg" commencing April 2nd 1899 at Sea: Lar 23 08N, Long 82 30W; ending May 24th, 1899


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List of Officers attached to and on board of the USS Vicksburg, 3rd rate commanded by ABH Lillie, Commander USN, during the period covered by this log book from April 2nd 1899

Lillie, ABH, Commander, Cresap JB Lieutenant, Blish JB, Lieutenant, Harrison WR, Ensign, Baldwin TP, Ensign, Baines CB, Ensign, Ellis M St C, Ensign, Rober WG, Navel Cadet, Offley CN, Passed Assist. Engineer, Schinck RC Passed Asst Paymaster, Grove WV Assist Surgeon, Yaldborough, Assist Paymaster - List of Officers

Commander A.B.H. Lillie -


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List of officers who have died, been detached or transferred on board of USS Vicksburg during the period covered by this log book from April 2nd 1899


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Complement of Petty officers, Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, Landsmen, Boys, and Marines on board of the USS Vicksburg


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USS Vicksburg Description of Instruments used for Meteorological Observations and their location, &c


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Armament of the USS Vicksburg

Primary

Secondary

Boat armament

Small Arms


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Deviation of the Standard Compass N° 3191 on board of USS Vicksburg


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at sea making passage from santiago towards havana and moored to buoy in havana harbor

Lat 23.13, Long -82.50

7 Tons 140 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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2 April 1899

Lt. Cresap - Placed under suspension

Alphonso XIII - Spanish Merchant steamer, came in

Annapolis - Following in the wake of the Annapolis, under steam alone, both boilers making 90 Revolutions.

Lieutenant J.C.Cresap - By order of the Commanding Officer, Lieutenant J.C. Cresap, U.S.N., was placed under suspension to await further consideration fordefiance of the authority of the Commanding Officer, and for gross disobedience of orders.

Alphonso XIII - The spanish merchant steamer Alphonso XIII, came in.


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moored to buoy in havana harbor and at sea making passage towards tampa florida

Lat 23.35, Long -82.27

400 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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3 April 1899

Lieut J c Crosap, US - Commanding Officer furnished him with a copy of a report made against him to the Secretary of the Navy for misconduct on the second Inst. in the meridien to 4 pm watch and he was also informed by letter that he would remain under suspension to await action by the Department

Annapolis - At 5, the Annapolis fired a salute of eleven guns, returned by the Resolute with seven.

Resolute - At 5, the Annapolis fired a salute of eleven guns, returned by the Resolute with seven.

Lieut.J.C. Cresap - Commanding Officer furnished Lieut. J.C. Cresap, U.S.N. with a copy of a report made against him to the Secretary of the Navy for misconduct on the 2nd Inst. in the Meridan to 4 P.M. watch and he was also informed by letter that he would remain under suspsnsion to await action by the Department.


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3 April 1899


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noon

Lat 24.65, Long -82.55

2 Tons 2210 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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4 April 1899

Annapolis - Under steam during watch but stopped from 4:15 to 4:30 (during which time pat.log. was hauled in), waiting for Annapolis to starrt ahead under steam and making courses N by W 3/4N and NNW 3/4 W.


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at sea making passage from havana cuba towards tampa florida and at anchor off st petersburg tampa bay florida

Lat 27.15, Long -82.70

5 Tons 1890 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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5 April 1899

Annapolis - Under steam alone steering in wake of Annapolis, making course N by W.


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at anchor off st petersburg florida

Lat 30.0, Long 48.5

1 Ton 200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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6 April 1899

Mid to 4 am. Overcast, cloudy and cool. Moderate to stiff breezes from ENE. Barometer falling slowly.

4 to 8 am. Cloudy and cool. Stiff to moderate breezes from East. Barometer rising slowly.

8 am to meridian. Cloudy. Moderate to gentle breezes from East. Set clock back 25 minutes.

Meridian to 4 pm. Fair to cloudy. Light breezes from ESE and SE.

4 to 8 pm. Cloudy to clear and bright starlight. Light and gentle breezes from ESE.

8 pm to mid. Clear and bright starlight. Lightning. Moderate to stiff breezes from ESE.


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at anchor off st petersburg florida

Lat 30.0, Long 48.5

2 Tons 2210 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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7 April 1899


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at anchor off st petersburg fla

Lat 22.6, Long 59.5

1 Ton 340 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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8 April 1899

F.P. Baldwin - At 6, the 1st Div. in charge of Ensign F.P.Baldwin, U.S.N. left the ship for small arm. target practice.

Annapolis - At 7:30 loosed sail with the Annapollis, in obedience to signal.

C.P. Tolson a3C - C.P. Tolson(a3C) and R. P. Fitzpatrick (a3C) Left firing party without permission.

R.P. Fitzpatrick - C.P. Tolson (a3C) and R.P. Fitzpatrick (a3C) Left firing party without permission.

C.B.Barnes - At 1:00 firing parties in charge of Ens.C.B.Barnes, U.S.N. and Ens. M. St.C. Ellis, U.S.N. left ship for range.

M.St.C.Ellis - At 1:00 firing parties in charge of Ens.C.B.Barnes, U.S.N. and Ens. M. St.C. Ellis, U.S.N. left ship for range.


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at anchor off st petersburg fla

Lat 22.6, Long 59.5

1 Ton 2210 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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9 April 1899

Meridian to 4 P.M. Clear, cool, Bar falling. Gentle NWly breeze. Thomas F. Ward, (A. 2C.) was changed in rating from Apprentice 2nd Class to Apprentice 1st Class by order of the Commanding Officer, to take effect from this date.

8 PM to Mid. Clear. Cool Bar. steady. Light MWly airs. P. Peerson (A 2C) C B. Applegate (A 3C) S. F. Williams (A 3C) C. W. Sternberg (A 3C), returned 4 1/2 hours overleave.


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at anchor off st petersburg florida underway proceeding thence towards and at anchor off quarnatine station tampa bay florida

Lat 55.0, Long 15.2

1 Ton 380 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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10 April 1899

H. Rathkamp a.3.C. - H. Rathkamp, C H Jackson and E Field(Apprs 3C) returned on board 14 hours overleave.

E. Field a3C - H. Rathkamp, C.H.Jackson, and E Field(Apprs. 3 C) returned on board 14 hours overleave.

C.H. Jackson (a3C) - H. Rathkamp, C.H. Jackson, and E Field (Apprs 3 C) returned on board 14 hours overleave.

Annapolis - Following astern the Annapolis, the Captain at the Conn.


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at anchor off quarintine station tampa bay and underway proceeding thence towards keywest

Lat 87.40, Long -82.85

2 tons 1880 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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11 April 1899

Annapolis - At 7:00,Annapolis made uniform and time signal 735.

Chas. P. Tolson(a3C) - Chas. P. Tolson (a3C) Gross negligence on duty: 3 days sol. conf. on b + w.

R.P. Fitzpatrick - R.P. Fitzpatrick (a3C) Left firing party without permission, attempting to desert while on shore.

Wm a Cooke(Coxin) - Wm a Cooke(Coxin) Drunk on duty ashore with firing party:

John J Horan(Mach 1.C) - John J. Horan(Mach 1.C) 1 1/2 hoursoverleave:2nd class 1 month.

Edward Field - Edward Field, Chas. H. Jackson, H. Rathkamp (Apprs. 3C.) 14 hours overleave:4th class.

Chas. H. Jackson - Edward Field, Chas. H. Jackson, H. Rathkamp (Apprs. 3C.) 14 hours overleave:4th class.

H. Rathkamp - Edward Field, Chas. H. Jackson, H. Rathkamp (Apprs. 3C.) 14 hours overleave:4th class.

C.B. Applegate (a3C) - C.B.Applegate, C.W. Sternberg S F. Williams (Apprs. 3Cl.) Robert Pierson(Appr 2 C) 4 1/2 hours overleave, 3rd class.

Robt. Pierson(Appr2C) - C.B. Applegate, C.W. Sternberg, S F. Williams (Apprs.3C) Robert Pierson (Appr 2C)4 1/2 hours overleave, 3rd class.

S F. Williams - C.B. Applegate, C.W. Sternberg, S F. Williams (Apprs.3C) Robert Pierson (Appr 2C)4 1/2 hours overleave, 3rd class.

C.W.Sternberg - C.B. Applegate, C.W. Sternberg, S F. Williams (Apprs.3C) Robert Pierson (Appr 2C)4 1/2 hours overleave, 3rd class.

H.V.Swearingen - H.V. Swearingen and C.H. Jackson,(Apprs 3C) No Lanyard at Sunday inspection: 2 hours extra duty.

C.H. Jackson - H.V.

J. T. McCusker a3C - J. T. McCusker(a3C) dirty clothes at quarters: 2 hours extra duty.

D. F. Archambeault (a3C) - D.F.Archambeault(a3C) Disrespectful to Officer of deck: using very obscene language.

R.E.Gulliford a3C - R.E. Gulliford(a3C) Applying vile epithet to M. at Arms.


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Annapolis - Following in wake of Annapolis, under steam alone, one boiler.


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at sea making passage from tamp bay towards ant at anchor off key west fla

Lat 24.30, Long -82.45

7 Tons 1480 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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12 April 1899

Annapolis - On course S 1/2E and S 3/4E in wake of Annapolis.


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at anchor off key west florida

Lat 30.0, Long 48.5

1 Ton 2080 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours.


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13 April 1899

USS Nashville - 7AM, made time and dress

Nashville - At 7 Nashville made time and dress:736, 706,716, but later Annapolis made wigwag signal "Uniform same as yesterday"

Annapolis - At 7 Nashville made time and dress:736, 706,716, but later Annapolis made wigwag signal "Uniform same as yesterday"

T.H.S. Mangrove - T.H.S. Mangrove went alongside coal lighter.


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at anchor moored to naval station wharf and again at anchor in key west harbor florida

Lat 54.2, Long -165.6

600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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14 April 1899

R C Schenck, Assistant Paymaster - U.S.N. , transferred to Marine Hospital, Key West.

finished coaling at 4:10PM, having taken 127 Tons, 1500 Lbs.

Tug Nazinsca~ - At 5:30, Tug Nazinsca~ came alongside on Port Quarter and secured.

coal: about 10 tons - Commenced coaling at 6:40 and coaled till 7:20 taking in about 10 tons.

Nashville - At 7:30 Nashville made time signal 735.

R.P. Fitzpatrick - Confined R.P. Fitzpatrick (a3C) for safekeeping while alongside dock.

C.P. Tolson a3C - C.P.Tolson (a3C) released from confinement by order of Captain because of expiration of sentence.

R.C.Schenck U.S.N. - Asst Paymaster R.C.Schenck U.S.N. transferred to Marine Hospital, Key West, by order of

coal: 127 tons 1500 lbs. - At 4:10,finished coaling having taken 127 Tons 1500 lbs.

A. Williams (Ch.Yeo.) - A. Williams (Ch.Yeo.) found under influence of liquor, placed in brig for safekeeping, by order of Captain.


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at anchor off key west florida

Lat 30.0, Long 48.5

600 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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15 April 1899

A. Williams(Ch.Yeo.) - A.Williams (Ch. Yeo.) released from brig and returned to duty by order of the Captain.

Annapolis - At 3:30 halfmasted colors, following Annapolis.

Ellis - Ensigns Baldwin and Ellis made weekly inspection of compartments

Baldwin - Ensigns Baldwin and Ellis made weekly inspection of compartments

H J. Rawlinson - H.J. Rawlinson was transferred to the Naval Hospital at Pensacola Navy Yard in accordance with recommendation of a Medical Board of Survey.


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Lat , Long

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16 April 1899

Ellis - Ensign Ellis made weekly inspection of compartments and mechanical devices

C.H. Jackson (a3C) - C.H. Jackson(a3C) placed in brig for safe keeping, Offense Jumping ship and abandoning the dinghy at the wharf.


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at anchor off key west fla

Lat , Long

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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17 April 1899

C.H. Jackson (a3C) - By order of the Commanding Officer released C.H.Jackson,(a3C) but later placed in solitary confinementon bread and water for 5 days,as punishment for misconduct as specifiec below, and by same authority, confined.

B.L. Harris(a3C) - B.L.Harris (a3C) in single irons for 5 days for offenses as specified.

H.Hilton(a3C) - H. Hilton(a3C) shirking duty as messenger to the Officer of the deck.

T.J. Scribner a3C - T.J.Scribner(a3C) Dirty clothes at quarters: using abusive language to Petty Officer:Not obeying order of Officer of Deck Out of uniform at sunday inspection.

C.H.Anderson(a3C) - C.H.Anderson(a3C)Lying down when onl ife buoy watch:6 hours extra duty.

M.C. Moran(a3C) - M.C. Moran (a3C) Leaving station on cathead lookout, sitting down behind fife rail.

J. W. McKinney a3C - J.W. McKinney(a3C) Smoking cigarettes on gun deck.

Edward Field - Edward Field(a3C) Deliberately slack obeying orders.

Ira B. Alden(a3C) - Ira B. Alden, (a3C) Intentionally slow in obeying order to man steam launch.


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at anchor off key west fla

Lat , Long

200 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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18 April 1899


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at anchor off key west fla

Lat , Long

1 Ton 1150 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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19 April 1899

Annapolis - At 7:00, Annapolis made time and dress signal 684 and

W.K. Harrison - Ensign W.K. Harrison, U.S.N.assumed duties of paymaster of this vessel by order of Comdr.

C.F. Archambeault (a3C) - C.F.Archambeault (appr.3C) placed in confinement outside of brig by order of Captain to await his action.


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at anchor off key west and underway making passage thence towards gardiners bay long island ny

Lat 24.53, Long -81.05

1 Ton 1590 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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20 April 1899

Annapolis - Called alllhands up anchor and steamed out of the harbor South East passage folowing the Annapolis with Commanding Officer and Navigator at the Conn.

Paymaster Schenck - 8:55 "Condition of Paymaster last evening regarded as serious" 9:00 "Have you made report to Bureau of Medicine of the transfer of Paymaster Schenck to Hospital:Article 665 Paragraph 6, Navy Regulations;To Com. Off.

Lieut.Cresap - Repair on board with all papers on Lieut. Cresap's case,

D. F. Archambeault (a3C) - D.F.Archambeault (a3C) was released from confinement and awarded punishment as follows: 5 days solitary confinement on bread and water for cursing the M.of A. and disobedience of orders.


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sighted alligator reef light at 930 and at end of watch it bore abeam pl619

Lat 51.2, Long 1.4

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Annapolis - At 7:55 Annapolis signalled course NE by E 3/4E.


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at sea making passage from key west towards gardiners bay li

Lat 26.00, Long -79.85

6 Tons 1060 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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21 April 1899

sighted carysfort reef lt at 225 sametime alligator reef lt disappeared

Lat 56.2, Long -3.0

Annapolis - Following in wake of Annapolis under steam alone one boiler.


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at sea making passage from key west towards gardiners bay li

Lat 28.42, Long -79.83

7 Tons 910 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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22 April 1899

Annapolis - Following in wake of Annapolis, and steering courses N1/4E, N3/4E, and N by E.

C.H. Jackson (a3C) - By order of the Commanding Officer, released from confinement C.H.Jackson(a3C) and B L Harris (a3C)their term of confinement being up, and placed in solitary confinement , on bread andwater for five days, D F Archambeault(a3C) Offense, Cursing Master at arms and disobedience to orders.

B.L. Harris(a3C) - By order of the Commanding Officer, released from confinement C.H. Jackson(a3C) and B L Harris(a3C) their term of confinement being up and placed in solitary confinement, on bread and water for five days, D F Archambeault(a3C) Offense Cursing Master at arms and disobedience of orders.

D. F. Archambeault (a3C) - By order of the Commanding Officer, released from confinement, C.H. Jackson(a3C) and B L Harris(a3C) their terms of confinement being up and placed in solitar confinement, on bread and waterfor five days, D F Archambeault(a3C) Offense, Cursing Master at arms and disobedience of orders.

F.P. Baldwin - Ensigns F.P. Baldwin and M St.C.Ellis US.N. made weekly inspection of compartments and mechanical devices for the management and safety of the ship.

M.St.C.Ellis - Ensigns F.P. Baldwin and M St.C. Ellis US.N. made weekly inspection of compartments and mechanical devices for the management and safety of the ship.


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at sea making passage from key west towards gardiners bay li

Lat 31.07, Long -78.72

5 Tons 1110 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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23 April 1899

Annapolis - On course NE3/4N. in wake of Annapolis.


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noon

Lat 33.08, Long -76.62

6 Tons 640 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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24 April 1899

Annapolis - Following in wake of Annapolis under steam and sail two boilers.


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noon

Lat 35.97, Long -73.62

6 Tons 290 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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25 April 1899

Annapolis - Following in the wake of the Annapolis under steam and sail two boilers.

I.B.Alden (a3C) - I.B.Alden(a3C)Smoking on quarterdeck.

C.P. Tolson a3C - C.P.Tolson(a3C)Very dirty language to M.at A. utter disregard of orders of Officer of Deck.

A.S.DaCosta(a3C) - A.S. DaCosta(a3C) Spitting on deck.

W.L.McCanless(a3C) - W.L.McCanless(a3C) Smoking cigarettes out of hours.

R.P.Fitzpatrick(a3C) - R.P.Fitzpatrick(a3C) Shirking:reading on masthead lookout 6 hours extra duty

J.T. McCusker(a3C) - J.T.McCusker(a3C)Absent from muster.

John G. Tuthill(a3C) - John G. Tuthill(a3C) 1 1/4 hours late relieving orderly watcy:slinging hammock on wrong billet.

C.W.Jones(a3C) - C.W.Jones(a3C) Refusing to obey orders of B.Mate.

J.C.Cleveland(a3C) - J.C.cleveland(a3C) Spitting on quarterdeck.

Edward Field(a3C) - Edward Field(a3C) Persistently refusing duty.

C.H. Jackson (a3C) - C.H.Jackson(a3C) Not washing himself as ordered in the morning watch.

D. F. Archambeault (a3C) - By order of the Captain, D.F. Archambeault (a3C) was released from confinement, the remainder of his term being remitted.

M.A. Post(a3C) - At 5:45, M.A.Post(a3C) fell overboardfrom abreast the starboard fore tack bumpkin, caught on the life boat sea painter, and was helped up the sea ladder before the life boat coud be lowered.


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at sea making passage from key west towards gardiners bay li

Lat 38.07, Long -72.73


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26 April 1899

Annapolis - Following in wake of Annapolis under steam and sail, two boilers.


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at sea making passage from key west fla towards gardiners bay and at anchor in greenport harbor ny

Lat 41.05, Long -71.82

6 Tons 400 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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27 April 1899

steaming into greenpoort liharbor under two boilers in the wake of the annapolis with the captain at the conn until 432 when we anchored in 11 34 fathoms water hard bottom fathoms

Lat 56.0, Long -4.8

Annapolis - Caught Annapolis whistle at 12:50, for a few minutes, when lost it, and again at 3:48 very plainly, at which time changed course from N 20 E whichhad been steering to N 26 E, pl,~4,5 she bearing about NE by E from us.


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at anchor at greenport li and under way at target practice off gardiners island and at anchor in bostwicks bay ny

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

3 Tons 1070 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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28 April 1899

Annapolis - At 9:15 got underway, by signal from Annapolis, and following in her wake, steamed out into Gardiners Bay,when received signal to carry out duty assigned; whereupon parted Company with Annapolis,the latter soom coming to anchor in Gardiners Bay,and proceeded out, around Gardiners Pt. comint to at 11:26 with Stbd.anchor in 11 3/4 fms veering to 30 fms chain. on the following bearings: Little Gull Id:Lt,North, Plum Id.Light WNW1/4W. Ships head E by North.

Naval Cadet Roper - At 12:30 sent gig and whale boat out in charge of Naval Cadet Roper, to take stations for plotting fall of shots, when proceeded with sub-calibre practice, until boats were ready.


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at anchor at bostwicks bay and underway proceeding thence towards new york

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

1 Ton 820 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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29 April 1899

at end of watch stratford shoal light ahead swledge lt two points ford stbd beam faulkners island lt on stbd quarter

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

Lieut. J.B. Blish - Lieut. J.B. Blish and {P.A Engr.C N Offley made monthly inspection of all compartments, water tight doors and mechanical devices for the management and safety of the ship and found their efficiency to be good.

P.A Engr. C. N. Offley - Lieut. J.B. Blish and P.A Engr. C.N.Offley, made monthly inspection of all compartments, water tight doors and mechanical devices for the management and safety of the ship and found their efficiency to be good.

F.P. Baldwin - Ensigns F.P. Baldwin and M. St.C. Ellismade weekly inspection of compartments and mechanical devices, and found them in good condition.

M.St.C.Ellis - Ensigns F. P. Baldwin and M.St. C. Ellis, made weekly inspection of compartments and mechanical devices and found them in good condition.


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underway making passage from bostwicks bay towards new york and at anchor off oyster bay and again in hampstead harbor

Lat 40.7, Long -73.6

4 Tons 700 Lbs. coal consumed preceding 24 hours


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30 April 1899

bearings from anchorageexecution rock ltho and prospect buoy in rangewnw14wpsc maretinicock pt ene14e psc ships head s by e psc

Lat 38.5, Long 32.6

Annapolis - Following in wake of Annapolis steering various courses.



LOGS FOR MAY 1899


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1 May 1899

at 253 passed the navy yard and the annapolis fired a salute of 13 guns

Lat 67.8, Long -2.9

Annapolis - Sent down all light spars by order of the Annapolis

Yosemite - The U.S.S. Yosemite, Badger and the New Orleans were at anchor in the Yard.

Badger - The U.S.S. Yosemite, Badger and the New Orleans were at anchor in the Yard.

New Orleans - The U.S.S. Yosemite, Badger and the New Orleans were at anchor in the Yard.


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at anchor off tompkinsville staten island

Lat 40.6, Long -74.2


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2 May 1899

Rear Admiral W.L.Sampson - At 2 00 the North Atlantic Squadron under the command of Rear Admiral W.L. Sampson U.S.N. come in and moored off Tompkinsville.

U.S.S. Brooklyn - At 3 00 ~~ shifted berth to clear the U.S.S. Brooklyn.

J. Delory - By order of the Comdg. Officer the following changes in rating has been made on the books of this vessel, to take effect from May 1, 1899. J.Delory, from Act'g M.a.A.2 cl. to Act'g Chf.M.a.A.

J.J. Warren - By order of the Captain and in compliance with orders #16742 and 167433, dated Apl 3, 1899, Harry Nederlander Yeo.3 cl.) and J.J.Warren (Lds), were discharged from this vessel and from the Service.

Harry Nederlander - By order of the Captain and incompliance with orders #16742 and 167433, dated Apl 3, 1899, Harry Nederlander Yeo.3 cl.) and J.J.Warren (Lds), were discharged from this vessel and from the Service.

Annapolis - "Annapolis" ~~~~ of us also dragged and narrowly missed fouling the "New York".

New York - "Annapolis" ~~~~ of us alsodragged and narrowly missed fouling the "New York".

Heavy scuall. Lightning and thunder. Drug anchor.


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at anchor tompkinsville staten island

Lat 40.6, Long -74.2


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3 May 1899

Church tower NNW 1/2 ¬¬¬¬ Robbins Reef NNE (fosc) Ships head S 1/2 W (fosc)


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at anchor off tompkinsville staten island

Lat 40.6, Long -74.2


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4 May 1899


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at anchor off tompkinsville staten island

Lat 40.6, Long -74.1


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4 May 1899


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at anchor off tompkinsville staatn island

Lat 40.6, Long -74.2


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5 May 1899

B.L. Harris - Absentees:C.Wellberg(~~M.3C) W. Truesdale(Cox.) D.F.Archambeault, B.L.Harris, C. P. Tolson, R.P. Fitzpatrick (App's 3C)

C.Willberg - Absentees:C.Willberg(~~M.3C) W. Truesdale(Cox.) D.F.Archambeault, B.L.Harris, C. P. Tolson, R.P. Fitzpatrick (App's 3C)

C.P. Tolson - Absentees:C.Willberg(~~M.3C) W. Truesdale(Cox.) D.F.Archambeault, B.L.Harris, C. P. Tolson, R.P. Fitzpatrick (App's 3C)

D.F.Archambeault - Absentees:C.Wellberg(~~M.3C) W. Truesdale(Cox.) D.F.Archambeault, B.L.Harris, C. P. Tolson, R.P. Fitzpatrick (App's 3C)

W. Truesdale (Cox) - Absentees:C.Wellberg(~~M.3C) W. Truesdale(Cox.) D.F.Archambeault, B.L.Harris, C. P. Tolson, R.P. Fitzpatrick (App's 3C)

Comdr.C.H.Stockton - At 9:30 Comdr.C.H. Stockton U.S.N. came on board to investigate a report made by Comdr A.B.H. Lillie U.S.N. against Lieut J.C. Cresap U.S.N.

R.P. Fitzpatrick - Absentees:C.Willberg(~~M.3C) W. Truesdale(Cox.) D.F.Archambeault, B.L.Harris, C. P. Tolson, R.P. Fitzpatrick (App's 3C.)

Lieut.J.C. Cresap - At 9:30 Comdr.C.H. Stockton U.S.N. came on board to investigate a report made by Comdr A.B.H. Lillie U.S.N. against Lieut J.C. Cresap U.S.N.

Comdr. A.B.H. Lillie - At 9:30 Comdr.C.H. Stockton U.S.N. came on board to investigate a report made by Comdr A.B.H. Lillie U.S.N. against Lieut J.C. Cresap U.S.N.

New York - Rec'd signal from the "New York"

Smith J.(~~) - Smith J.(~~)Left the ship on 5 days leave.


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at anchor off tompkinsville staten island

Lat 40.6, Long -74.2


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6 May 1899

at end of watch heading for sandy hook light ship

Lat 12.8, Long 59.5

J.W.Truesdale(Cox) - J.W.Truesdale(Cox) returned to the ship 24 hrs. over time.

S.~ Larkin(C Yeo.) - S.~ Larkin(C.Yeo.) left the ship on 7 days leave and J D. Pennington (~~)left the ship on 5 days leave.

J D. Pennington(~~) - S.~ Larkin(C.Yeo.) left the ship on 7 days leave and J D. Pennington (~~)left the ship on 5 days leave.

Ensign Baldwin - Ensign Baldwin U.S.N. made weekly inspection of compartments and mechanical devices for the management and safety of the ship and found them to be in good condition.


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at sea making passage toward boston and at anchor off vineyard horn

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1


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7 May 1899

Commences and until 4 am. Light and gentle breezes from SW. Clear and pleasant. At 3.30 Shinscock light bore abeam distant 11 miles.

4 to 8 am. Cloud, cool and misty. Gentle breezes from SW to WSW. Bar steady. Sighted Montauk light house at 7.10. Montauk light house abeam at 8 o'clock.

8 to meridian. Clear and fine weather. Hazy about horizon. Gentle to moderate breezes from SW. Had Block Id (SE) light abeam at 10.14 distant 5 miles.

Meridian to 4 pm. Clear and cool. Hazy around horizon. Moderate breeze SW.

4 to 8 pm. Stiff and moderate breezes from Wd. Generally clear. At 4.30 took in all sail and steamed into Vineyard Island. Bearings of anchorage wharf S 1/2 W, East ? light house NE x E. Fog setting in.

8 pm to midnight. Gentle breezes from SW. Cloudy and foggy.


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ata anchor off vinyard haven

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0


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8 May 1899

R.P. Fitzpatrick - D.F.Archambeault,R.P.Fitzpatrick, C.P.Tolson, and B.L.Harris (Apprs 3C) absent.

C.P. Tolson - D.F.Archambeault,R.P.Fitzpatrick, C.P.Tolson, and B.L.Harris (Apprs 3C) absent.

B.L. Harris - D.F.Archambeault,R.P.Fitzpatrick, C.P.Tolson, and B.L.Harris (Apprs 3C) absent.

D.F.Archambeault - D.F.Archambeault,R.P.Fitzpatrick, C.P.Tolson, and B.L.Harris (Aprs 3C) absent.

Willberg O.(~~Mr.3C) - Willberg O (~~Mr.3C) 15 hrs. over leave.

Truesdale, J.W. (Cox.) - Truesdale, J.W. (Cox.) 24 hrs. overleave.

Menningkeit, F.(Cox.) - Menningkeit F.(Cox.)1 hr over leave,

McClelland H.(Sea) - McClelland H.(Sea) 1 hr over leave


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at anchor off vineyard haven under way making passage toward boston and at anchor at nantucket sound

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1

coal: 2 tons, 1550 lbs. -


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9 May 1899


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at anchor in nantucket sound making passage toward boston and at anchor off navy yard bostonmass and moored to dock navy yard bostonmass

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1

coal: 6 tons, 1830 lbs. -


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10 May 1899


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moored to dock at navy yard boston mass

Lat Navy Yard, Boston Mass., Long -71.1


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11 May 1899


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moored to dock at navy yard boston mass

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1


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12 May 1899

C.P. Tolson - Absentees. W.B.Smith(S.W.) C.P.Tolson, B.L.Harris, D.F.Archambeault, R.P. Fitzpatrick,(App's.3C)

B.L.Harris - Absentees. W.B.Smith(S.W.) C.P.Tolson, B.L.Harris, D.F.Archambeault, R.P. Fitzpatrick,(App's.3C)

W.B.Smith(S.W.) - Absentees. W.B.Smith(S.W.) C.P.Tolson, B.L.Harris, D.F.Archambeault, R.P. Fitzpatrick,(App's.3C)

D.F.Archambeault - Absentees. W.B.Smith(S.W.) C.P.Tolson, B.L.Harris, D.F.Archambeault, R.P. Fitzpatrick,(App's.3C)

R.P. Fitzpatrick - Absentees. W.B.Smith(S.W.) C.P.Tolson, B.L.Harris, D.F.Archambeault, R.P. Fitzpatrick,(App's.3C)

Lt. Comdr.J.H.Delano - Board of survey of vehicleLt. Comdr J.H.Delano, U.S.Navyis senior member met on board in Ordinance

J Feaster - Board of survey of vehicle ~~~ Coonstruction J Feaster USN is senior member met on board in Construction

Comdr. J.E.Pillsbury - Board of survey of vehicle Comdr.J.E.Pillsbury USN is senior member met on board in Equipt.

JR Baston - Board of survey of vehicle Chief Engn JR Baston, USN is senior member met on board in Navigation.


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moored to dock at navy yard boston mass

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1


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13 May 1899

Harris,L.B. - Absentees:Archambeault D.F., Fitzpatrick,R.,Harris, L.B.,Tolson C.P.,App3c

Tolson C.P. - Absentees:Archambeault D.F., Fitzpatrick,R.,Harris, L.B.,Tolson C.P.,App3c

Fitzpatrick,R. - Absentees:Archambeault D.F., Fitzpatrick,R.,Harris, L.B.,Tolson C.P.,App3c

Archambeault D.F. - Absentees:Archambeault D.F., Fitzpatrick,R.,Harris, L.B.,Tolson C.P.,App3c

Walter T. Howard, Lds. - Walter T.Howard, Lds. for Barber was discharged by purchase from the U.S.Naval service with ordinary discharge.

W.T.Grove - Asst. Long~~ W.T. Grove left the ship on 7 days leave.

D. Pennington (H.App) - D.Pennington (H. App) returned from leave.


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moored to dock at navy yard boston mass

Lat Navy Yard, Boston, Mass., Long -71.1


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14 May 1899

W.B.Smith(S.W.) - Absentees: W.B.Smith (S.W.) A. Moonsy(BM.2c) S.C.Williams (S.C.4c) J.T.Kerr (S.C.2c) J.E.Lynch ~~M)

A.Moonsy(BM.2c) - Absentees: W.B.Smith (S.W.) A. Moonsy(BM.2c) S.C.Williams (S.C.4c) J.T.Kerr (S.C.2c) J.E.Lynch ~~M)

S.C.Williams (S.C.4c) - Absentees: W.B.Smith (S.W.) A. Moonsy(BM.2c) S.C.Williams (S.C.4c) J.T.Kerr (S.C.2c) J.E.Lynch ~~M)

J.T.Kerr(S.C.2c.) - Absentees: W.B.Smith (S.W.) A. Moonsy(BM.2c) S.C.Williams (S.C.4c) J.T.Kerr (S.C.2c) J.E.Lynch ~~M)

J.E.Lynch~~M) - Absentees: W.B.Smith (S.W.) A. Moonsy(BM.2c) S.C.Williams (S.C.4c) J.T.Kerr (S.C.2c) J.E.Lynch ~~M)


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moored to dock at navy yard boston

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1


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15 May 1899


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moored to dock at navy yard boston

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1


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16 May 1899

Floyd B(W.K.C.) - Absentees:Smith, H.B.(L.Hr.) Moonsy A(B.M. 2c.) Floyd B (W.K.C.) Haas J J (C.G.M.)

Moonsy(B.M.2c.) - Absentees:Smith, H.B.(L.Hr.) Moonsy A(B.M. 2c.) Floyd B (W.K.C.) Haas J J (C.G.M.)

Smith,H.B.(L.Hr.) - Absentees:Smith, H.B.(L.Hr.) Moonsy A(B.M. 2c.) Floyd B (W.K.C.) Haas J J (C.G.M.)

Haas J J (C.G.M.) - Absentees:Smith, H.B.(L.Hr.) Moonsy A(B.M. 2c.) Floyd B (W.K.C.) Haas J J (C.G.M.)

Bresuchau, P.F.(CP.) - Bresuchau P.F.(CP.) confined in the brig for safe keeping until ~~ under the influence of whiskey

Truesdale J.W. (Cox.) - Truesdale J.W. (Cox) placed in ~~ irons outside the brig for safe keeping for being tight and assaulting the quatermaster on watch.


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moored to dock at navy yard boston

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1


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17 May 1899

W.B.Smith(S.Wr.) - Absentees W.B.Smith(S.Wr.) A.Moonsy(BM2c) B. Floyd(WKC.)D H Sullivan(Sea) and F.J.Welch(C.P)

A. Mooney(BM2c) - Absentees W.B.Smith(S.Wr.) A.Mooney(BM2c) B. Floyd(WKC.)D H Sullivan(Sea) and F.J.Welch(C.P)

F.J.Welch(C.P) - Absentees W.B.Smith(S.Wr.) A.Moonsy(BM2c) B. Floyd(WKC.)D H Sullivan(Sea) and F.J.Welch(C.P)

D H Sullivan(Sea) - Absentees W.B.Smith(S.Wr.) A.Moonsy(BM2c) B. Floyd(WKC.)D H Sullivan(Sea) and F.J.Welch(C.P)

B.Floyd(WRC.) - Absentees W.B.Smith(S.Wr.) A.Mooney(BM2c) B. Floyd(WRC.)D H Sullivan(Sea) and F.J.Welch(C.P)


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moored to dock at navy yard boston

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1


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18 May 1899

W.B.Smith(S.Wr.) - Absentees W.B.Smith(S.Wr.) B.Floyd (WKC) A. Moonsy(BM2c)

B.Floyd(WRC.) - Absentees W.B.Smith(S.Wr.) B.Floyd (WRC) A. Moonsy(BM2c)

A. Mooney(BM2c) - Absentees W.B.Smith(S.Wr.) B.Floyd (WRC) A. Mooney(BM2c)


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moored to dock at navy yard boston

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1


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19 May 1899

W.B.Smith(S.W.) - Absentees W B Smith(SW.) A Mooney (BM2c) B. Floyd(WKC) F.W.Welch (C.P.) E. Petit (A.3c) A.G.B.Sloane (A.3c) and N.Tierney(BM.1c.)

A.Mooney(BM2c) - Absentees W B Smith(SW.) A Mooney (BM2c) B. Floyd(WKC) F.W.Welch (C.P.) E. Petit (A.3c) A.G.B.Sloane (A.3c) and N.Tierney(BM.1c.)

B.Floyd(WKC.) - Absentees

F.W. Welch(C.P.) - Absentees W B Smith(SW.) A Mooney (BM2c) B. Floyd(WKC) F.W.Welch (C.P.) E. Petit (A.3c) A.G.B.Sloane (A.3c) and N.Tierney(BM.1c.)

E Petit(A.3c) - Absentees

N. Tierney(BM.1c) - Absentees W B Smith(SW.) A Mooney (BM2c) B. Floyd(WKC) F.W.Welch (C.P.) E. Petit (A.3c) A.G.B.Sloane (A.3c) and N.Tierney(BM.1c.)

A.G.B.Sloane(A.3c) - Absentees W B Smith(SW.) A Mooney (BM2c) B. Floyd(WKC) F.W.Welch (C.P.) E. Petit (A.3c) A.G.B.Sloane (A.3c) and N.Tierney(BM.1c.)


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moored to dock at navy yard boston

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1


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20 May 1899

W.B.Smith(S.Wr. - Absentees: W B Smith(S.Wr. A Moonsy (BM2c) B Floyd(WKC.)

A. Mooney(BM2c) - Absentees: W B Smith(S.Wr. A Mooney (BM2c) B Floyd(WKC.)

B.Floyd(WRC.) - Absentees: W B Smith(S.Wr. A Mooney (BM2c) B Floyd(WRC.).)


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moored to the dock at navy yard boston mass

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1


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21 May 1899

A. Mooney(B.M.2ndC.) - Absentees A.Mooney(B.M.2nd C.) and Buck Floyd (Wardroom cook.

Buck Floyd (Wardroom cook - Absentees A.Mooney(B.M.2nd C.) and Buck Floyd (Wardroom cook.


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moored to dock at navy yard boston mass

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1


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22 May 1899


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moored to dock at navy yard boston mass

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1


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23 May 1899

B.Floyd W.Room Cook - Absent A. Mooney(B.M.2ndC.) and B.Floyd,W. Room Cook.

A. Mooney(B.M.2ndC.) - Absent A. Mooney(B.M.2ndC.) and B.Floyd,W. Room Cook.

Engaged in final preparations for going out of commission.

Edmond Petit - By order of the Bu. of Navigation discharged from the Naval service the following Apprentices (3rd class) for ~~ aptitude and as being undesirable for reenlistment;viz: Wm. d Snyder, Frederick J. Scribner, Alexander G.B. Sloane and Edmond Petit.

Alexander G.B.Sloane - By order of the Bu. of Navigation discharged from the Naval service the following Apprentices (3rd Class) for ~~ aptitude and as being undesirable for reenlistment;viz: Wm.D Snyder, Frederick J. Scribner, Alexander G.B. Sloane, and Edmond Petit.

Frederick J. Scribner - By order of the Bu.of Navigation discharged from the Naval service the folowing Apprentices (3rd Class) for ~~ aptitude and as being undesirable for reenlistment;viz: Wm.D.Snyder, Frederick J. Scribner, Alexander G.B.Sloane and Edmond Petit.

Wm.D.Snyder - By order of Bu. of Navigation discharged from the Naval service the following Apprentices (3rd Class) for ~~ aptitude and as being undesirable for reenlistment;viz: Wm.D.Snyder, Frederick J. Scribner, Alexander G.B. Sloane and Edmond Petit

S.C.Williams (S.C. 4C.) - The following one year men were given honorable dischatges and furnished transportation and subsistence to their houses as per Department orders viz; thomas Ellis (M.ar A.3rdC), S.C. Williams(S.C.4C.) and J.W. Mackey (S.c.3rd.C.)

Thomas Ellis(M.at A.3rd.C.) - The folowing one year men were given honorable discharges and furnished transportation and subsistence to their houses as per Department orderviz; Thomas Ellis(M.at A.3rd C), s.C. Willliams (S.C.4C.) and J.W.Mackey (S.C.3rd. C.)

J.W. Mackey (S.C.3rd.C.) - The following one year men were given honorable discharges and furnished transportation and subsistence to their houses as per Department order viz; Thomas Ellis(M.ar A.3rdC), S.C. Williams(S.C.4C.) and J.W. Mackey(S.C.3rd.C.)


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moored to the dock at boston navy yard

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1


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24 May 1899

B Floyd(WR Cook) - By order of the Commanding Officer,B Floyd (WRCook) was declared a deserter from this ship and from the Naval Service to date from the 15th inst.

Transferred to USRS. Wabash for transportation to the USRS. Vermont with bags, hammocks, and necessary paper: ~~Lipsking(W A Stm) S Hirota (MAtt),S Takahashi(MAtt), S Richichi (MAtt), J Bong(MAtt) R Somerville(Lds), C B Phillips(ShCk4Cl). T.F.Ward(App1Cl).JD Pennington(HospApp1Cl)Alfred Johnson Painter.

At 12.00 Captain M.L.Johnson USN.inspected the ship. At 12:12 by order of the Navy Dept the ship was put out of commissionwith customary ceremonies, officers and crew being mustered on the quarter deck and the ship turned over to the Yard Authorities represented by Captain M L Johnson USN. Granted 10 days leave with order to report to different receiving ships as follows:- to the "Vermont";A Williams(Ch Yeo), C H C Watting(Ch QM), G.J.Fridel(Pr Y) P Hausley(St Ck1C) G.Y.Holland(Hosp Stew) MC Sutton(Sea) T.Curran (Lds) K.L.Larson(SMM)j. Martin(GM3C)P.W.Krieger(MrA1C) J.Delong(MrA2C) G Murmingkeit(Cox) O. Hillberg(QM2C)J.H. Truesdale(Cox)T.Gibson(GM2C)J.M Scanlon(GM 1C) T Anderson(QM2C)N McAuley (Cox) L A Thomas(SLCk4C) J.S Larkin(ChYeo): To report to the USRS "Franklin";J Mulligan (Boilermaker) S.T.Casey(Blacksmith) AH Jochumsen(BM1C) JA McClintock (CP) MRJacobs(Lds); To the USRS"wabash";P.T.Busnahan(CP),C,J,Brown(MAtt) AW.Arvidram(Cox), T Cuddy(BM2C)J Hargett(Cabin Stew),J. Harris(F 1C) WJ Hay(Ch Mach.), JF Kerr(St ck2C)J E Lynch (ChBM), E J Manning(Lds)A.Monks(Sea) B Murphy(CP) E. McLaren(Oiler) E F McManus (F1C) E W PoorChYeo)T Shugrue(QM1C) DH Sullivan(Sea) A H Thompson(Cabin Cook)N Tierney(BM1C)F. W. Helah(C.P.). To the U.S.R.S. "Richmond" J H Cole(F2C), H McClelland(Sea)C.S.McCormack (Yeo 2ndClass)J.J.Horan(Mach 1Cl). Transferred to the U.S.R.S. "Wabash" for discharge J Lachish(Cox). The officers were detached and ordered as follows: By order of the Dept dated May 13, Commander A B H Lillie USN. to home and await order;Lieut J.B. Blish USN. Ens M StC Ellis USN all to the USS "Buffalo". By order of dated May22, P.A.Engr C.N.Offleyto the US~S "New York". By order dated May 10. Asst.Serg WB GroveUSN to the USS "Brooklyn" By order dated May16 AsstPaymaster M R GoldboroughUSN home and to settle accounts and Naval Cadet W G Roper USN to the USS. Potomac.


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[Logs for May 25th 1889 to September 23rd 1900 not included]