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1. Latitude/longitude, including for days in port, show representative decimal positions for each day, as calculated by the Old Weather project's analysis program. As such, they differ by varying amounts from the positions recorded, usually at noon, in the log pages. In addition, some latitudes/longitudes have been amended in edited logs for errors in the logs, for errors in identifying locations by the analysis program, or simply for greater accuracy. In all cases, refer to the log-page scans for the positions as originally recorded. Not all log pages contain this information and the ships' positions have therefore often been estimated.

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LOG BOOK – JANUARY 15th 1887 TO JULY 22nd 1887


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List of Officers attached to and on board of the USS Thetis, commanded by Captain W H Emroy USN during the period covered by this log-book from January 15th, 1887

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List of officers who have died, been detached or transferred on board of USS Thetis during the period covered by this Log-Book from January 15th 1887, to July 22nd, 1887


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Complement of Petty officers, Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, Landsmen, Boys, and Marines on board of the USS Thetis at first commissioning January 15th, 1887


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


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Armament of the USS Thetis


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tables of deviation of the Standard compass N° 13859 on board of USS Thetis



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1887


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15 January 1887


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16 January 1887


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17 January 1881


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18 January 1887


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19 January 1887


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20 January 1887

J.T. Spriggs Landsman - Received from USS Vermont

USS Vermont - Received J.T. Spriggs from


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navy yard new york

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0


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21 January 1887

Mid to Merid. Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from North.

Merid to Mid. Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from NW hauling to light airs from NE.


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navy yard new york

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0


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22 January 1887

thick gof at 11.30pm

Mid to merid. Light breeze from NE. Generally clear.

Merid to mid. Clear light NE breeze. Thick fog at 11.30.


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23 January 1887


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24 January 1887

Commences and till Merid. Overcast and rainy Yard workmen and ships crew working on board during the forenoon Sent down top gallant Masts. Received in Equip. Dept Galley and wardroom cooking utensils. Fire in starboard donkey boiler T G Dewey Ensign, U.S.N.

Merid to Mid Rainy until 4 P.M. Afterward, clearing with moderate breeze from N. Workmen from Yard continuing work on board. Ships company cleaning ship until 3.30. when returned to receiving ship. Received in Equip. Dept 12 Scrubbing brushes. Transferred to Naval Hospital. Michael Kivelehen Seaman for treatment Fire in starboard donkey boilr E Simpson Ensign U.S.N.

Michael Kivelehen Seaman - Transferred to Naval Hospital. Michael Kivelehen Seaman for treatment

Commences and till merit. Overcast and rainy.

Merid to mid. Rainy until 4 pm. Afterward clearing with moderate breeze from N.


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navy yard new york

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25 January 1887

Mid to Merid Clear and pleasant. Light Northerly breeze. Yard workmen continuing work on board. Crew at general work about the ship. Received in Equip. Dept 6 Marline. Spikes. Fire in starboard donkey boiler E Simpson Ensign U.S.N.

Merid to Mid Clear and pleasant Yard workmen continuing work on ship. American ship windlass companies men engaged in putting bed plate down. Fire in starboard donkey boiler. Received on board. Stationary for Navigator from Navigation Dept. 1 Hand Lantern 2 Cabin with stands

P. A Surgeon. D. N. Bertolette - P. A Surgeon. D. N. Bertolette, and Ensign Roger Welles. reported for duty on this vessel

Ensign Roger Welles - P. A Surgeon. D. N. Bertolette, and Ensign Roger Welles. reported for duty on this vessel

Received from Navg. Dept. 2 Manhattan box deck lamps. 1 Wardroom. Lamp.

Harvey Stanley. Landsman. - Received from U.S.S. Vermont. Harvey Stanley. Landsman.

U.S.S. Vermont -

Mid to merid. Clear and pleasant.

Merid to mid. Clear and pleasant.


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26 January 1887

Mid. to Merid. Overcast and cloudy with drizzling rain during forenoon. Crew engaged in cleaning ship and in helping with steam windlass. Continuing work on ship.

Received in. Equip. Dept. 1. Cabin. Coffee Boiler 9. Plated Candlesticks 1 Water Whips 1 Pennant tackle

Julius Larson. Seaman. - Received from U.S.S. Vermont Julius Larson. Seaman.

Lighted fires in main boiler - but as plug blew out hauled them. M. C. Gorgas. Ensign, U.S.N.

U.S.S. Vermont -

Merid to Mid Overcast and cloudy Rainy first hour turning to snow later. Yard men and crew at work during afternoon. Fire in starboard donkey boiler. TG Dewey, Ensign, U.S.N.

Mid to merid. Overcast and cloudy with drizzling rain during forenoon.

Merid to mid. Overcast and cloudy. Rainy first hour turning to snow later.


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27 January 1887

Commences + till Merid. Clear and cold Light breeze from N. Workmen and crew employed on board during forenoon Ensign. R. F. Lopez reported on board for duty Received in Navigation Dept. 1. Clock. At 4 AM started fires under main boiler and at 8.55 started engines for dock trial Received in Equip Dept 120 fathoms 6 in manilla Hawser (825 lbs) 1 boatswains Call TG Dewey Ensign, U.S.N.

Ensign. R. F. Lopez - reported on board for duty

Merid. to. Mid. Clear and pleasant Light breeze from N.W. Yardmen at work on board - Men employed in cleaning ship. Continued dock trial of engines. until 2 P.M. Banked fires for the night Received Henry A. Collins. Lands. from U.S.S. Vermont and Harrison Vaughan Landsman Roger Welles Jr. Ensign. U.S.N.

Henry A. Collins. Lands. - Received Henry A. Collins. Lands. from U.S.S. Vermont and Harrison Vaughan Landsman

U.S.S. Vermont -

Harrison Vaughan Landsman - Received Henry A. Collins. Lands. from U.S.S. Vermont and Harrison Vaughan Landsman


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28 January 1887

Mid. to Merid. Overcast to clear and pleasant Men employed in cleaning ship. Navy Yard workmen employed on board. Received. from. U.S.S. Vermont. Arnold. H. Ritz. Landsman. and Richard. B. Daugherty. Landsman. Steam on main boiler for heating ship. Roger Welles Jr. Ensign U.S.N.

U.S.S. Vermont -

Arnold. H. Ritz. Landsman. - Received. from. U.S.S. Vermont. Arnold. H. Ritz. Landsman. and Richard. B. Daugherty. Landsman.

Richard. B. Daugherty. Landsman. - Received. from. U.S.S. Vermont. Arnold. H. Ritz. Landsman. and Richard. B. Daugherty. Landsman.

Merid to Mid Generally overcast Navy Yard men at work on board. Spread fires 2.p.m. for engine trial. Banked fires at 2.50pm Received in Equipment Department 1 Foreward Forecastle Awning. 1 After Forecastle Awning 1 Foreward Maindeck Awning 1 After Maindeck Awning 1 poop Awning 1 Cat fall R. F. Lopez. Ensign. U.S.N.

in navy yard


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29 January 1887

Mid to Merid Overcast. Raining during forenoon. Navy Yard men at work on board Received 6 Holy Stones in Equipment. Fires in main boiler awaiting engine trial R. F. Lopez. Ensign. U.S.N.

Merid to Mid Rainy and disagreeable. Light breeze from N.NW. hauling to Eastward. Crew washing down decks Workmen from Yard continuing work between decks. Steam in Port donkey boiler for heating ship. Fires in main boiler dying out after engine trial. E Simpson Ensign. U.S.N.

awaiting engine trial


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30 January 1887

Mid to Merid Overcast and foggy. Light breeze from South and East. Steam in port donkey boiler E Simpson Ensign, U.S.N.

Merid to Mid Cloudy light South Easterly breeze. Steam in Port donkey boiler. M.C. Gorgas Ensign U.S.N.


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Lat 40.7, Long -74.0


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31 January 1887

Mid to Merid. Clear with gentle easterly breeze. Workmen continuing work on ship. Crew cleaning ship Received, Handy billy from Equipment Dept. J.A. Plumber "Seaman" Ed. Stevenson "Seaman" absent without leave. Steam in port donkey boiler M.C. Gorgas. Ensign. U.S.N.

J.A. Plumber "Seaman" - J.A. Plumber "Seaman" Ed. Stevenson "Seaman" absent without leave.

Ed. Stevenson "Seaman" - J.A. Plumber "Seaman" Ed. Stevenson "Seaman" absent without leave.

Merid to Mid. Clear and pleasant with gentle breeze. from East Commanding officer left ship for Washington in obedience to the orders of Secretary. of the Navy. Received for use on board. 3,000 Gallons of fresh water Navy Yard workmen and crew employed on board during the afternoon. Steam in port donkey boiler. TG Dewey Ensign. U.S.N.

Seaman AWOL

took on 3000 gal frsh water



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1887


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1 February 1887

Mid to Merid John A. Plumber. "Sea" Edward Stevenson "Sea" C.E. Lake "Q.M." abscent without leave. J.M. Cunningham "Q.M." returned from liberty under the influence of liquor Yard men working on board during forenoon. Crew engaged in scraping berth deck. Steam in port donkey boiler T.G.Dewey Ensign. U.S.N.

John A. Plumber. "Sea" - John A. Plumber. "Sea" Edward Stevenson "Sea" C.E. Lake "Q.M." abscent without leave.

Edward Stevenson "Sea" - John A. Plumber. "Sea" Edward Stevenson "Sea" C.E. Lake "Q.M." abscent without leave.

C.E. Lake "Q.M." - John A. Plumber. "Sea" Edward Stevenson "Sea" C.E. Lake "Q.M." abscent without leave.

J.M. Cunningham "Q.M." - returned from liberty under the influence of liquor

Merid. to Mid. Overcast. Gentle Northerly breeze. Yard men at work on board. Crew engaged in scraping berth deck. J.A. Plumber. "Sea". E. Stevenson. "Sea" and. C.E. Lake "Q.M." absent without leave. Received Charles. Briggs. "Landsman" from U.S.S. "Vermont" and. Emille Lavealle, 1'st Class Apprentice from the "New Hampshire." for bugler. Steam in port donkey boiler Roger Welles. Jr. Ensign. U.S.N.

Charles. Briggs. "Landsman" - Received Charles. Briggs. "Landsman" from U.S.S. "Vermont"

U.S.S. "Vermont" -

Emille Lavealle, 1'st Class Apprentice - from the "New Hampshire." for bugler.

"New Hampshire." -


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2 February 1887

Mid to Merid. Overcast and stormy. gentle breeze from. N.E. Navy Yard men at work on board. Men engaged in scraping berth deck. J.A. Plumber. "Sea" E. Stevenson "Sea" and . C. E. Lake. "Q.M." absent without leave. Steam in port donkey boiler Roger Welles. Jr. Ensign. U.S.N.

J.A. Plumber. "Sea" - J.A. Plumber. "Sea" E. Stevenson "Sea" and . C. E. Lake. "Q.M." absent without leave.

E. Stevenson "Sea" - J.A. Plumber. "Sea" E. Stevenson "Sea" and . C. E. Lake. "Q.M." absent without leave.

C. E. Lake. "Q.M." - J.A. Plumber. "Sea" E. Stevenson "Sea" and . C. E. Lake. "Q.M." absent without leave.

Merid to Mid. Overcast and hailing. Gentle breeze from N.E. Navy Yard men at work on board. Received in Navigation Dept 8 push buttons. 4 Leclanché Cells. and fittings 3 Electric bells. 5 lbs wire. 1 ~ shaped button. 1/2 Yard wire 1 Ship's Stamp C. E. Lake "Q.M." returned from leave 40 hours overtime. C. A. Wittgren. "Sea" left the ship on a weeks leave. Steam in port donkey boiler R. F. Lopez Ensign. U.S.N.

C. E. Lake "Q.M." - returned from leave 40 hours overtime.

C. A. Wittgren. "Sea" - left the ship on a weeks leave.


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3 February 1887

Mid to Merid Overcast and rainy. Navy Yard men at work on board. J. C. Robinson "Sea" absent without leave. E. Stevenson. "Sea" and J. A. Plumber. "Sea" absent without leave Steam in port donkey boiler R. F. Lopez. Ensign. U.S.N.

J. C. Robinson "Sea" - absent without leave.

E. Stevenson. "Sea" - absent without leave

J. A. Plumber. "Sea" - absent without leave

Merid to Mid Overcast and rainy. Clearing towards midnight. Gentle breeze from East. Workmen from Yard continuing work on board. Crew cleaning ship. Steam in port donkey boiler E Simpson Ensign. U.S.N.


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4 February 1887

Mid to Merid. Clear and pleasant. Moderate breeze from N.W. Workmen from Yard continuing work on board. Started fires at 4 A.M. on Main boiler and tried steam Capstan. Hove up 45 Fathoms on each chain out of locker. Received in Equipment Department 1 Foresail and 1 Mainsail and bent them temporarily to try lead of gear. Cleaning out water tanks. J. C. Robinson "Sea" absent without leave. E. Stevenson "Sea" and J. A. Plumber "Sea" absent without leave. Steam in port donkey boiler E Simpson Ensign U.S.N.

J. C. Robinson "Sea" - absent without leave.

E. Stevenson "Sea" - absent without leave.

J. A. Plumber "Sea" - absent without leave.

Merid to Mid. Clear and pleasant. Moderate N.W. breeze. Yard workmen continuing work on ship. A Board of Inspection consisting of Chief Engineer Moore Lieuts Speyers and Arnold, Assistant Engineer Salisbury inspected steam windlass. Stowed bower chains in lockers, and banked fires in boiler, Set Fore and Main sail to determine lead of tacks and sheets: then furled unbent and stowed them below. Crew cleaning water tanks and shifting ballast from forward coal bunker into fore hold. Received 1 Wooden 20 pdr Gun carriage from Ordnance Department. Received 16 Boats falls blocks. Fire in port donkey boiler dying out M. C. Gorgas Ensign. U.S.N.

Chief Engineer Moore - A Board of Inspection consisting of Chief Engineer Moore Lieuts Speyers and Arnold, Assistant Engineer Salisbury inspected steam windlass.

Lieus Speyers - A Board of Inspection consisting of Chief Engineer Moore Lieuts Speyers and Arnold, Assistant Engineer Salisbury inspected steam windlass.

Lieut Arnold - A Board of Inspection consisting of Chief Engineer Moore Lieuts Speyers and Arnold, Assistant Engineer Salisbury inspected steam windlass.

Assistant Engineer Salisbury - A Board of Inspection consisting of Chief Engineer Moore Lieuts Speyers and Arnold, Assistant Engineer Salisbury inspected steam windlass.


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5 February 1887

Mid to Merid Cloudy and cool. Light westerly breeze. Workmen at work on ship. Crew engaged in shifting pig iron from forward coal bunkers into fore hold. Wm Schultz. "O. Sea" was placed in double irons for three days by order of Commanding officer for shirking. Edward Stevenson "Sea" returned from liberty 121 hours overtime. J. Johnson. "Sea" 1 hour overtime and. W. E. Graves 1.5 hours overtime. Fires in 3 furnaces of main boiler for heating ship. M. C. Gorgas Ensign U.S.N.

Wm Schultz. "O. Sea" - was placed in double irons for three days by order of Commanding officer for shirking.

Edward Stevenson "Sea" - returned from liberty 121 hours overtime.

J. Johnson. "Sea" - 1 hour overtime

W. E. Graves - 1.5 hours overtime.

Merid to Mid Cloudy and cool. Yard workmen employed on board during afternoon. Crew engaged in cleaning up ship. J. C. Robinson "Sea" absent without leave. John A. Plumber returned from liberty 126 hours overtime. Received on board the following articles for cabin 1 set (complete No 22) china, glass and plated ware. 2 mattresses, 2 pillows. 2 toilet sets. 1 set cooking utensils, 1 set linen (table and bed.) also 5 Boatswains calls. from Equip. Dept. Fires in 3 furnaces of main boiler for heating ship. TG Dewey Ensign. U.S.N.

J. C. Robinson "Sea" - absent without leave.

John A. Plumber - returned from liberty 126 hours overtime.


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6 February 1887

Mid to Merid. Overcast and cloudy. Light breeze from S.W. Fires in main boiler for heating ship. T.G. Dewey. Ensign. U.S.N.

Merid to Mid. Overcast and cloudy. Light breeze from S.W. Fires in main boiler for heating ship. Roger Welles. Jr. Ensign. U.S.N.


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7 February 1887

Mid to Merid Overcast and rainy. Light breeze from N.E. J. C. Robinson "Sea" returned 98 hours overtime and C. Behrens. "Sea" 2.5 hours overtime. C. A. Wittgren. "Sea" returned from leave. Received in Construction Dept. the following articles viz 7. Deck Chests. 1 Carpenter's Chest and tools 1 Turpentine Chest 1 Alcohol Chest 6. Cabin Chairs 1 Wardroom Table 60 (lbs) Red Lead Received from rigging loft 4 forecastle jiggers and 1 boat block Yard men employed on board. Fires in main boiler Roger Welles. Jr. Ensign. U.S.N.

J. C. Robinson "Sea" - returned 98 hours overtime

C. Behrens. "Sea" - 2.5 hours overtime.

C. A. Wittgren. "Sea" - returned from leave.

Merid to Mid Overcast and rainy. Light breeze from N.E. Yard men at work on board. Fires in main boiler. R. F. Lopez. Ensign. U.S.N.


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navy yard new york

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8 February 1887

Mid to Merid Overcast and rainy. C Schroeder (1. C. Fire) and W. Coggeshall (CH) absent without leave. Released Wm. Schultz. (OS) from confinement by order of Commanding officer. The number of Navy Yard men at work on board is as follows. 5 Shipwrights, 5 Joiners. 3 pipe fitters, 1 helper, 1 pipe lagger, 1 pipe painter, 1 Machinist, 1 Apprentice, 1 Boiler maker, + 1 helper. Fires in main boiler R F Lopez. Ensign. U.S.N.

Merid to Mid Overcast foggy and disagreeable. Crew on board from receiving ship during working hours. Cleaning forward tank. Workmen on board from Navy Yard continuing work as follows:- 5 Shipwrights, 5 Joiners. 3 pipe fitters, 1 helper, 1 Pipe lagger, 1 pipe painter, 1 Machinist 1 Apprentice 1 Boiler maker 1 helper. Fires in main boiler E.Simpson Ensign. U.S.N.


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navy yard new york

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9 February 1887

Mid to Merid. Clear and very pleasant. Moderate breeze from N.W. Crew cleaning ship. Received in Construction Dept. Carpenters Tools. The following men from Navy Yard working on board. 1 Ship fitter, 2 Helpers, 5 Shipwrights, 3 Joiners, 2 Apprentices 1 Machinist, 1 Helper, 1 Boiler maker, 1 Apprentice, 1 Painter, 1 Painter, 3 Pipe fitters, 1 Helper, 1 Block maker, 1 Helper, C. Schroder (1. C. Fire) absent without leave. Wm. Coggeshall (Coal Heaver) returned from liberty 24 hours overtime. Fires in main boiler. E Simpson Ensign. U.S.N.

C. Schroder (1. C. Fire) - absent without leave.

Wm. Coggeshall (Coal Heaver) - returned from liberty 24 hours overtime.

Merid to Mid. Clear and pleasant. Gentle N.W. breeze. Crew cleaning ship. Received in Construction Department box of carpenter's tools and 1 grindstone with axle badly bent, 1 bridge frame. Secured top gallant masts up and down the masts. The following men working on board. In Construction Department. in cabin 2 painters, 1 Joiner, 2 Apprentices, on tiller ropes, 1 block maker, 1 Apprentice, on main hold canopy 1 Ship wright, 1 Apprentice, on hammock racks, 2 Carpenters1 fastener, on ice chests, 1 joiner, in fore hold, 2 caulkers, 1 apprentice, 4 Carpenters, 2 apprentices, engine room, 1 boiler maker, 1 helper, 1 Machinist, 1 Apprentice, Steam windlass, 2 painters, 1 pipe fitter. Fires in main boiler. M.C. Gorgas. Ensign. U.S.N.


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navy yard new york

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10 February 1887

Mid to Merid. Clear and pleasant. light Easterly breeze. Crew at miscellaneous jobs about ship. Following yard workmen on board. 9 shipwrights, 1 fastener, 2 Apprentices, 3 joiners and 2 Apprentices, in construction Dept. In Steam Engineer Department. 1 copper smith, 1 helper, 1 boiler maker, 1 helper, 1 machinist, and 1 apprentice, Received 1 chartroom skylight and 1 after main hatch skylight. Received in Equipment Department Linoleum for cabins, 10 Air Curtains, 4 door curtains, 1 window curtain, 1 carpet. Fires in main boiler. M.C. Gorgas Ensign. U.S.N.

Merid to Mid. Generally cloudy. light breeze from S.W. The following men were employed on board during afternoon:- 3 joiners, 2 apprentices, 9 shipwrights, 1 fastener, 2 apprentices, 1 painter, 1 pipe fitter, 1 helper, 1 boiler maker, 1 Machinist, 1 helper, 1 apprentice, Received on board in construction 11 belaying pins, and in Navigation 6 electric buttons, and 1 coil of wire, C. Schroeder. (1. C. Fire) returned from liberty 57 hours overtime. 3 fires under main boiler for heating ship. T.G.Dewey Ensign. U.S.N.

C. Schroeder. (1. C. Fire) - returned from liberty 57 hours overtime.


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navy yard new york

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11 February 1887

Mid to Merid. Overcast and cloudy. light breeze from S.W. Crew employed during forenoon cleaning ship. The following yard men working on board, 3 joiners, 2 apprentices, 12 shipwrights, 2 fasteners, 2 apprentices, 1 machinist, 1 apprentice, 1 boiler maker, 1 helper. Received the following articles in Equipment -: 1 coil (1 in) manilla, 1 coil spun yarn, 1 coil 15 thread hemp, 1 coil 12 thread hemp, 6 cocoa mats, In construction 59 galvinized iron belaying pins, 3 fires under main boiler for heating ship, T.G. Dewey Ensign. U.S.N.

Merid to Mid. Overcast and rainy, gentle breeze from S.W. The following yard men at work on board, 12 shipwrights, 2 fasteners, 2 apprentices, 3 joiners, 2 apprentices, 1 machinist, 1 apprentice, 1 boiler maker, 1 helper, Received in Equip. Dept. 1 coil 6 thread and 1 coil 9 thread stuff. 2 snatch blocks and main hatch hood. Received in Navig Dept. 2 Cabin lamps. Steam in main boiler for heating ship. Roger Welles Jr. Ensign. U.S.N.


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navy yard new york

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12 February 1887

Mid to Merid. Clear, pleasant and cool. Stiff breeze from N.W. The following yard men at work on board. 12 shipwrights, 2 fasteners, 2 apprentices; 6 joiners, 3 apprentices; 1 Machinist; 1 boiler maker, 1 helper; 1 apprentice, 1 plumber. Received the following articles in Equip. Dept. 9 wardroom rugs, 2 cabin rugs, 1 doz corn brooms, 1 doz hickory brooms; in Navig. Dept. 4 Cabin lamps with fixtures complete - and 1 Navig. Watch; in Construction Dept. 1 wardroom transom, 1 cabin skylight, Fires in all the furnaces of main boiler. Roger Welle,s Jr. Ensign. U.S.N.

Merid to Mid. Cloudy and cool. moderate breeze from West. The following Navy Yard men at work. 12 shipwrights, 2 fasteners, 2 apprentices, 6 joiners, and 3 apprentices, 1 machinist, 1 boiler maker, 1 helper, and 1 apprentice, 1 plumber, Received in Equipment. 1 hemp 1 steel 4 in, 1 manilla 5.25, 18 in, + 11 in. hawser, R. F. Lopez. Ensign. U.S.N.


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navy yard new york

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13 February 1887

Mid to Merid. Clear and pleasant, stiff breeze from N.W. R. F. Lopez. Ensign. U.S.N.

Merid to Mid Clear and cool, moderate breeze from N.W. E Simpson Ensign. U.S.N.


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navy yard new york

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14 February 1887

Mid to Merid. Clear and cool, gentle breeze from South and West. Crew on board during working hours sending down tglt and royal rigging and shipping fish davits. Received in Construction Department 1 force pump. F. Herms. "Sea" and W. Schultz "O Sea" absent without leave. The following men from Navy Yard working on board 1 painter, 8 shipwrights, 9 joiners, 1 pipe lagger, 4 plumbers, 4 helpers, 1 pipe fitter, 1 helper, 1 machinist, 1 helper, 1 boiler maker, 1 apprentice, 1 coppersmith, E Simpson Ensign. U.S.N.

F. Herms. "Sea" - F. Herms. "Sea" and W. Schultz "O Sea" absent without leave.

W. Schultz "O Sea" - F. Herms. "Sea" and W. Schultz "O Sea" absent without leave.

Merid to Mid Clear, gradually becoming cloudy. Crew sending royal and tglt gear on the wharf. Following workmen on board. 1 painter, 6 shipwrights, 8 joiners, 6 men in Equip Dept. 1 pipe fitter, Assistant Paymaster J. Q. Lovell U.S.N, reported for duty on board. Received in Construction. 2 cabin arm chairs, 1 desk, 1 bureau, 1 table, F. Herms "Sea" returned 9 hours overtime. Steam in Main boiler heating ship. M.C. Gorgas. Ensign. U.S.N.

Assistant Paymaster J. Q. Lovell U.S.N - reported for duty on board.

F. Herms "Sea" - returned 9 hours overtime.


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navy yard new york

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15 February 1887

Mid to Mid Overcast and rainy. clearing towards noon. Crew cleaning ship. Wm. Schultz "O Sea" absent overtime Following men from Equip. Dept. 3 shipwrights, 4 joiners, 6 men from Engineer's Dept. Steam in main boiler for heating ship. M.C. Gorgas. Ensign. U.S.N.

Wm. Schultz "O Sea" - absent overtime

Merid to Mid Cloudy, gentle breeze from West, Crew engaged in cleaning up ship. - The following yard workmen employed on board during afternoon:- 4 shipwrights, 2 apprentices, 6 joiners, 3 apprentices, 1 boiler maker, 1 helper, 1 machinist, 1 apprentice, and 1 pipe fitter and helper, Thomas Pray, "M A" returned from liberty 156 hours overtime. T.G.Dewey. Ensign. U.S.N.

Thomas Pray, "M A" - returned from liberty 156 hours overtime.


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navy yard new york

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16 February 1887

Mid to Merid. Overcast and cloudy. Light breeze from North and West. Received on board one canvas cover for cabin floor and one for wardroom. The following yard workmen employed on board during forenoon, 8 shipwrights, 2 apprentices, 6 joiners, 3 apprentices, 2 caulkers, 1 apprentice, 1 boiler maker, and helper, 1 machinist, 1 apprentice, 1 carpenter, 1 blockmaker, 2 sailmakers, 4 plumbers, The Comdg officer returned on board from temporary duty in Washington. Fires in donkey boiler for heating purposes. W. Schultz "O Sea" absent overtime. T.G.Dewey. Ensign U.S.N.

W. Schultz "O Sea" - absent overtime.

Merid to Mid Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from N.W. Received in Navig Dept. Cabin stationary. and the following stores 30.5 bbls pork, 14.5 bbls beef, 4 bbls vinegar, 4 bbls molasses, 14 kegs pickles, The following yard workmen employed on board. 5 shipwrights, 1 apprentice, 2 caulkers, 2 apprentices, 6 joiners, 3 apprentices, 1 painter, 4 plumbers, 4 helpers, 1 boiler maker and helper, 1 machinist, 1 apprentice, 1 carpenter, 1 blockmaker, Fires in donkey boiler for heating purposes. Roger Welles, Jr. Ensign. U.S.N.

W Schultz - W Schultz "Osea" absent overtime


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navy yard new york

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17 February 1887

Mid to Merid. Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from N.W. The following Yard men at work on board. 5 shipwrights, 2 fasteners. 1 apprentice; 4 Plumbers, 3 helpers; 1 tinsmith, 2 caulkers, 2 apprentices; 5 joiners, 3 apprentices; 1 machinist, 1 apprentice; 1 boiler maker, 1 helper; 1 carpenter. Received the following stores in Pay. Dept. 38 boxes of Coffee, 12 boxes of Tomatoes, 10 boxes of butter, 4 bbls rice; 10 bbls of Flour. Received in Construction Dept 7 chairs. Started fires in main boiler at 4.00 A.M. C. Wittgren "Sea" and Wm. Schultz "O Sea" absent overtime. Roger Welles Jr. Ensign. U.S.N.

C. Wittgren "Sea" - C. Wittgren "Sea" and Wm. Schultz "O Sea" absent overtime.

Wm. Schultz "O Sea" - C. Wittgren "Sea" and Wm. Schultz "O Sea" absent overtime.

Merid to Mid. Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from N.W. Navy Yard men at work on board. 5 shipwrights, 2 fasteners, 1 apprentice, 4 plumbers, 3 helpers, 1 tinsmith, 2 caulkers, 2 apprentices, 6 joiners, 3 apprentices, 1 machinist, 1 apprentice, 1 boilermaker, 1 helper. and 1 carpenter. Received in Paymasters. Department. 17 bbls Granulated Sugar. 12 half bbls split peas, 9 bbls beans, 5 half bbls bacon. Banked fires. R. F. Lopez. Ensign. U.S.N.

Received the following stores ~i Pay. Dept. 38 boxes of coffee, 12 boxes of tomatoes, 10 boxes of butter, 4 bbls rice; 10 bbls of flour.

Received in Paymaster's Department. 17 bbls Granulated Sugar, 12 half bbls split peas, 9 bbls ham, 5 half bbls bacon. Bar~ed Fires.


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navy yard new york

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18 February 1887

Mid to Merid. Overcast and rainy. Gentle breeze. from East. Navy Yard men at work on board. 5 shipwrights, 2 fasteners, 1 apprentice, 4 plumbers, 3 helpers, 1 tinsmith, 2 caulkers, 2 apprentices, 6 joiners, and 3 apprentices, 1 machinist and apprentice, 1 boiler maker, and 1 helper, 1 carpenter. Received in Navigation Dept. 2 steering binnacles, 1 standard, and 1 chronometer case. Received in Pay Dept. 6 Kegs of bacon, 29 boxes of canned vegetables, 20 boxes oatmeal, 21 boxes preserved meat; 5 boxes of tea, 11 boxes bacon, 4 boxes cranberry sauce, 2 boxes evaporated peaches, 3 boxes evaporated apples. Banked fires. C. Wittgren Sea. W. Schultz O Sea. absent overtime. R F Lopez. Ensign. U.S.N.

C. Wittgren Sea. - C. Wittgren Sea. W. Schultz O Sea. absent overtime.

W. Schultz O Sea. - C. Wittgren Sea. W. Schultz O Sea. absent overtime.

Merid to Mid. Overcast and rainy until 8pm. Afterwards clearing. Moderate to light breeze from South. Received in Steam Eng. Dept. 6 bbls oil. Received in P + C. Dept. 19 bbls bread. Crew on board during working hours. The following men from Yard working on board:- 3 plumbers, 3 apprentices, 2 painters, 4 shipwrights, 1 helper, 1 pipe fitter, 1 helper, 2 caulkers, 2 boys, 6 joiners, 2 apprentices, 1 machinist, 1 apprentice, 1 boiler maker, 1 helper, 1 coppersmith. Fires banked in main boiler. Tested Starboard donkey boiler. E Simpson Ensign. U.S.N.

Received in Navigation Dept. 2 steering binnacles, 1 standard, and 1 chronometer ~ase.

Received in Pay Dept. 6 Kegs of bacon, 29 boxes of canned vegetables, 50 boxes oatmeal, 21 boxes preserved meat; 5 boxes of tea, 11 boxes bacon, 4 boxes cranberry sauce, 2 boxes evaporated peaches, 3 boxes evaporated apples.

C. Wittgren and W. Schultz - C. Wittgren Sea. W. Schultz Osea. absent overtime

Tested Starboard donkey boiler.


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navy yard new york

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19 February 1887

Mid to Merid. Clear and very pleasant. Light Westerly breeze At 8.30 Am received from the Receiving Ship "Vermont" the crew of this vessel with their bags and hammocks. Received in Equipment Department. 200 hammocks, 200 white bags, 6 Bradawls, 2 Sailmakers prickers, 2 hammers, 2 sailmakers knives, 1 2 ft rule, 100 fish hooks, 1 set stencil letters and numbers, Received in Construction Department. 1 scuttle butt, 1 harness cask, 30 Spit Kits, 1 steep tub, 15 bread kits, 1 starting tub, 1 vegetable tub, 12 camp stools, 1 mess table, Received in P.+C. Dept. 20 mess kettles, 20 mess pans, 25 pots, The following men from Navy Yard at work on board. 6 joiners, 3 apprentices, 2 painters, 6 shipwrights, 4 plumbers, 1 helper, 2 caulkers, 2 boys, 1 boiler maker, 1 helper. Fires banked under main boiler. Crew at odd jobs about the deck. C.A. Wittgren. "Sea" and W. Schultz. "O Sea" absent overtime. E Simpson Ensign. U.S.N.

C.A. Wittgren. "Sea" - C.A. Wittgren. "Sea" and W. Schultz. "O Sea" absent overtime.

W. Schultz. "O Sea" - C.A. Wittgren. "Sea" and W. Schultz. "O Sea" absent overtime.

Merid to 4P.M. Clear and pleasant. gentle breeze from West. Received in Construction Dept. 2 camp chairs, 1 signal chest, and 1 turpentine chest, Received in Pay Dept. 5 matresses, 1 bale of working suits, 1 bale of woolen socks, 1 bale of undershirts, 1 bale of drawers, 2 ~ safes, 1 box stationary, 1 set of yeomans stores, Yard workmen employed on board same as forenoon watch. Transferred John Johnson "Sea" to Naval Hospital N.Y. for treatment Commanding officer and Ensign. M.C. Gorgas left the ship on leave for 2 days. Roger Welles, Jr. Ensign. U.S.N.

John Johnson "Sea" - Transferred John Johnson "Sea" to Naval Hospital N.Y. for treatment

Ensign. M.C. Gorgas - Commanding officer and Ensign. M.C. Gorgas left the ship on leave for 2 days.

4 pm to Mid. Clear and pleasant. Light Westerly breeze. Yard workmen continuing work on board. At 4.30 pm sent liberty party ashore. Steam in main boiler for heating purposes. T.G.Dewey. Ensign. U.S.N.

C.A. Wittgren and W. Schultz - C.A. Wittgren "Sea" and W. Schultz. "oSea" absent overtime.

M.C. Gorgas - Ensign M.C. Gorgas left the ship on leave for 2 days.


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navy yard new york

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20 February 1887

Commences and till 8 Am Generally overcast. Gentle breeze from N. Fires under main boiler for heating purposes. T.G.Dewey, Ensign. U.S.N.

8 Am to Merid Overcast and threatening rain. Gentle breeze from North. Fires in main boiler for heating purposes. Commanding officer inspected ship with crew at their different parts of the ship. at 9.30. W. Schultz. "O Sea" and C Wittgren "Sea" absent overtime. Roger Welles Jr. Ensign. U.S.N.

W. Schultz. "O Sea" - W. Schultz. "O Sea" and C Wittgren "Sea" absent overtime.

C Wittgren "Sea" - W. Schultz. "O Sea" and C Wittgren "Sea" absent overtime.

Merid to 4 Pm. Overcast. gentle breeze from North and West Banked fires. R. F. Lopez. Ensign. U.S.N.

4 Pm to Mid. Overcast and stormy. Gentle breeze from North and West. Ensign. M.C. Gorgas returned from leave. Steam in main boiler for heating purposes. Roger Welles, Jr. Ensign. U.S.N.

Ensign. M.C. Gorgas - returned from leave

W. Schultz and C. Wittgren - W. Schultz "OSea" and C Wittgren "Sea" absent overtime

M.C. Gorgas - M.C. Gorgas returned from leave.


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navy yard new york

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21 February 1887

Mid to 8 Am. Overcast and snowing. Gentle breeze from the North'ard and West'ard. Called all hands at 6.00 Am. Roger Welles, Jr. Ensign. U.S.N.

8 Am to Merid. Overcast. Gentle breeze from North'ard and West'ard. Received in Equipment Dept. 8 fids, 8 heavers, 2 sets of harbor clothes lines and 30 marline spikes, Navy Yard men at work. 1 machinist, 1 apprentice, 1 boiler maker, 1 helper, 2 carpenters, 3 plumbers, 3 helpers, 6 shipwrights, 2 fasteners, 1 apprentice, 6 joiners, 3 apprentices, 2 painters, 2 ship fitters, 2 gun carriage builders. Banked fires, C Wittgren "Sea" and Wm. Schultz "O Sea" absent overtime. R. F. Lopez. Ensign. U.S.N.

C Wittgren "Sea" - C Wittgren "Sea" and Wm. Schultz "O Sea" absent overtime.

Wm. Schultz "O Sea" - C Wittgren "Sea" and Wm. Schultz "O Sea" absent overtime.

Merid to 4 Pm. Overcast. gentle breeze from North'ard and West'ard Received in P.+C. Dept Clothing and small stores. The following men from Navy Yard working on board. 1 machinist, 1 apprentice, 1 boiler maker, 1 helper, 2 carpenters, 4 plumbers, 2 helpers, 6 shipwrights, 2 fasteners, 1 apprentice, 6 joiners, 3 apprentices, 4 painters, 2 ship fitters, 2 gun carriage builders, 2 coopers, 1 helper. Fires banked. E Simpson Ensign. U.S.N.

4 Pm to Mid. Overcast and threatening. Light breeze from North'ard and East'ard. Commanding officer returned from leave R. F. Lopez. Ensign. U.S.N.

C Wittgren and W Schultz - C Wittgren "Sea" and W Schultz "OSea" absent overtime.

Commanding officer returned from leave


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navy yard new york

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22 February 1887

Mid to 8 Am. Overcast and hailing. Light breeze from East to South West. At sunrise all vessels at yard dressed ship. R. F. Lopez. Ensign. U.S.N.

8 Am to Merid. Foggy and drizzling rain first part of watch clearing towards noon. Gentle breeze from West. At noon battery on Cob Dock fired a salute of 21 guns. Fires banked. Wm. Schultz "O Sea" and C Wittgren "Sea" absent without leave. E Simpson Ensign. U.S.N.

Merid to 4 pm. Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from South. TG Dewey Ensign. U.S.N.

4 Pm to Merid. Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from North. E Simpson Ensign. U.S.N.

At sunrise all vessels at yard dressed ship.

W Schultz "OSea" and C Wittgren "Sea" - W Schultz "OSea" and C Wittgren "Sea" absent without leave.


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navy yard new york

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23 February 1887

Mid to 8 Am. Clear and very pleasant. Light breeze from North'ard and East'ard. Executed morning orders. E Simpson Ensign. U.S.N.

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from East North East. The following Yard men at work on board. 1 boiler maker, 1 helper, 1 machinist, 1 apprentice, 1 carpenter, 6 shipwrights, 1 apprentice, 2 fasteners, 4 plumbers, 8 joiners, 2 apprentices, 5 painters, The following articles were received on board from Navigation Stores. 6 small lamps (store room) 2 spare lamps (Binnacle), 11 hand lanterns, 16 spare globes, 2 dark lanterns, 6 spare globes, 2 feeders, 15 gross wicking (Manhattan burners) 1 tray, 1 pair scissors, 1 pricker. 3 lbs spun wick, 1 Navigators lamp, 9 lbs arming for lead, 1 deep sea lead line reel, 2 snatch blocks, 3 sand cups, Leads 1 - 80 lb, 1 - 25 lb, 3 - 7 lb 4 logs chips and toggles, 4 lines, 1 registering taffrail log, 1 spare line, 34 lbs coasting line, 1 max and min thermometer, 4 chronometers, 2474 Dent, 994 Negus, 1305 Negus and 1796 Frodsham. The following Paymaster's stores received on board. 3 years allowance small stores for 125 men. P.J. Mangan "O Sea". C. Wittgren. "Sea" W.E. Graves. "Sea" and Wm. Schultz "O Sea" absent without leave. Navig stores rec. 2 spare rotators. 175 fths hand lines. 135 lbs or 210 fths deep sea line. T.G.Dewey Ensign. U.S.N.

P.J. Mangan "O Sea" - P.J. Mangan "O Sea". C. Wittgren. "Sea" W.E. Graves. "Sea" and Wm. Schultz "O Sea" absent without leave.

C. Wittgren. "Sea" - P.J. Mangan "O Sea". C. Wittgren. "Sea" W.E. Graves. "Sea" and Wm. Schultz "O Sea" absent without leave.

W.E. Graves. "Sea" - P.J. Mangan "O Sea". C. Wittgren. "Sea" W.E. Graves. "Sea" and Wm. Schultz "O Sea" absent without leave.

Wm. Schultz "O Sea" - P.J. Mangan "O Sea". C. Wittgren. "Sea" W.E. Graves. "Sea" and Wm. Schultz "O Sea" absent without leave.

Merid to 4 pm. Overcast and cloudy. Light breeze from South East. The same yard men at work as in forenoon watch. Received the following articles in Navigation Dept.:- 1 fog horn. 1 speaking trumpet. 1 ~ fog horn. 1 Trowbridge registering log. 2 signal kits, 18 rocket staves, 2 red. 2 green, and 4 white lanterns; 1 spare red, 1 spare green + 2 spare white shades; 2 red, 2 green, 2 white spare running light shades; 2 coston pistols, 2 signal pouches, 2 frogs for pistols; 2 red and 2 green side lights for steam launches; 29 quires log paper. 1/2 ream regulation. 1/2 ream letter paper; 1 binnacle compass 3 manhattan lamps with fittings. Returned three Walton lamps. Received 4,650 gallons water. P.J. Mangan. "O Sea", W.E. Graves. "Sea", Wm. Schultz. "O Sea" and C. Wittgren "Sea" absent without leave. Roger Welles, Jr. Ensign. U.S.N.

4 Pm to Mid. Generally cloudy, with snow and rain last two hours of watch. Light airs from S.E. The Comdg officer left the ship on a weeks leave. T.G.Dewey, Ensign. U.S.N.

The following articles were received on board from Navigation Stores. 6 s~~ale lamps (store room) 2 spare lamps (Binnacle), 11 hand lanterns, 16 spare globes, 2 dark lanterns, 6 spare gloves, 2 feeders, 15 ~~~s wicking. (Manhattan burners) 1 tray, 1 pair scissors, 1 pricker, 3 lbs spun wick, 1 Navigation lamp, 9 lbs ar~~ig for lead, 1 deep sea lead line reel, 2 snatch blocks, 3 sand cups,

Leads 1 -80 lb, 1 - 25 lb, 3 - 7 lb, 34 lbs ~oas~~ig l~~i, 1 max and min thermometer, 4 chronometers

P.J. Mangan, C Wittgren, W.E. Graves, and W Schultz - P.J. Mangan "OSea". C. Wittgren. "Sea" W.E. Graves "Sea" and W Schultz "OSea" absent without leave

P.J. Mangan and W.E. Graves and W Schultz and C. Wittgren - P.J. Mangan "OSea", W.E. Graves "Sea", W Schultz. "OSea" and C. Wittgren "Sea" about without leave.


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navy yard new york

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24 February 1887

Commences and till 8 Am. Cloudy rainy and foggy. Light breeze from S.E to SW. W E Graves returned from liberty 23.5 hours overtime. C. Leary "Sea" 30 minutes overtime. T.G.Dewey, Ensign. U.S.N.

W E Graves - returned from liberty 23.5 hours overtime.

C. Leary "Sea" - 30 minutes overtime.

8 Am to Merid. Cloudy. to clear and pleasant last part of watch. Stiff breeze from West. Crew engaged in scraping spar deck. The Following workmen employed on board. 1 machinist, 1 apprentice; 1 carpenter, 1 apprentice; 1 plumber, 3 apprentices; 3 joiners, 3 apprentices; 2 painters, 1 apprentice, 1 gun carriage builder. P.J. Mangan. "O Sea" absent without leave. Fires in main boiler for heating purposes. C Wittgren "Sea" and Wm. Schultz "O Sea" declared deserters from date by order of Comdg. officer. Rec. 1 box Medical Stores. Roger Welles, Jr. Ensign. U.S.N.

P.J. Mangan. "O Sea" - absent without leave.

C Wittgren "Sea" - C Wittgren "Sea" and Wm. Schultz "O Sea" declared deserters from date by order of Comdg. officer.

Wm. Schultz "O Sea" - C Wittgren "Sea" and Wm. Schultz "O Sea" declared deserters from date by order of Comdg. officer.

Merid to 4 pm. Clear and pleasant. Fresh breeze from West. The following Navy Yard men at work. 1 machinist, 1 apprentice; 1 plumber, 3 apprentices; 3 joiners, 3 apprentices; 2 painters, 1 apprentice; 1 gun carriage builder. P.J. Mangan. "O Sea" absent without leave. Banked fires. Received in Navigation Dept. 2 sextants, 2 octants, 2 pair binoculars, American Ensigns. 1 No. 3, 1 No 4, 1 No 5, 3 No 6, 1 No 7, 3 No 8. Narrow Pennants. 1 No 2, 1 No 3, 2 No 4, 2 No 5, 2 No 6. Union Jacks. 2 No 4. Senior officer marks. 1 No 2 and 1 No 4. 1 Danger Flag No 2. 1 Telegraph Flag No 2. 1 Dispatch Flag No 2. 1 Quarantine Flag No 2. Foreign Ensigns. England 1 No 2. France 1 No 2. Germany 1 No 2. Spain 1 No 2. Chile 1 No 2. Peru 1 No 2. Uruguay 1 No 2. Brazil 1 No 2. Bunting 40 Yds red 18 in. 10 Yds red 4.5 in. 40 Yds white 18 in. 10 Yds white 4.5 in. 20 Yds blue 18 in. 5 Yds blue 4.5 in. 10 Yds white muslin. 15 Yds Raven duck No 12. 4 papers sewing needles. 8 spools sewing cotton. 1 lb assorted linen thread. 10 lbs white line assorted. 4 lbs cotton twine. 1/2 lb wax. 50 spare paper bags. 7 lbs camphor. 50 lbs signal halliards. 2 wooden toggles. 4 bbls lard oil. R. F. Lopez. Ensign. U.S.N.

4 pm to Mid. Clear and cool. Strong wind from the North'ard and West'ard. Roger Welles, Jr, Ensign. U.S.N.

W.E. Graves - W.E Graves returned from liberty 23 1/2 hours overtime.

C. Leary - C. Leary "Sea" 30 minutes overtime.

P.C. Mangan - P.C. Mangan "OSea" absent without leave.

C Wittgren and W Schultz - C Wittgren "Sea" and W Schultz "OSea" declared deserters from da~ by order of Comdg. officer.

P.J. Mangan - P.J. Mangan "OSea" absent without leave.

Received in Navigation Dept. 2 sextants, 2 re~ants, 2 pair binoculars.


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25 February 1887

Mid to 8 Am. Clear and cold. Strong wind from N.W. P.J. Mangan "O Sea" absent without leave. Roger Welles Jr. Ensign. U.S.N.

P.J. Mangan "O Sea" - absent without leave.

8 Am to Merid. Clear and cold. Fresh breeze from N.W. Received in Equipment Dept. Tgt and royal standing rigging, sent it aloft. Received in Construction 1 set of carpenters tools and 3 halliard blocks. The following Navy Yard men at work, 3 pipe fitters, 1 gun carriage maker, 1 machinist, 1 helper, 2 apprentices, and 2 apprentice joiners. Banked fires. P. Mangan. "O Sea" absent without leave. Received in Navigation Dept, 1 box drawing instruments, 1 box water colors, 2 scale, 2 pr paralel rulers, 1 doz mapping pens, 2 doz drawing pencils, 2 doz thumb tacks, 1 sheet drawing paper. R. F. Lopez. Ensign. U.S.N.

Merid to 4pm Clear and cold. Gentle breeze from North and West. Sent up tglt masts to fit tglt and royal rigging. The following men from Navy Yard working on board:- 1 gun carriage maker 1 machinist, 1 helper, 2 pipe fitters, 7 riggers, 2 joiners apprentices. Fires Banked. E Simpson Ensign. U.S.N.

4pm to Mid. Overcast and threatening. Moderate breeze from North and East. R. F. Lopez. Ensign. U.S.N.

P.J. Mangan - P.J. Mangan "OSea" absent without leave.


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26 February 1887

Merid to 8 Am. Overcast and threatening. Gentle breeze from S.E. Banked fires. R. F. Lopez. Ensign. U.S.N.

8 Am to Merid. Overcast and snowing. Gentle breeze from S.E. Received in Construction Dept. 1 grindstone, 8 boat boxes complete, 14 quires emery cloth, 3 boring bits. Received in Navig Dept 1 wheel cover. Men from Navy Yard working on board:- 1 gun carriage builder, 2 laborers, 3 pipe fitters, 1 painter, 1 machinist, 1 helper. Fires P. Mangan. "O Sea" absent without leave. E Simpson Ensign. U.S.N.

Merid to 4pm. Overcast and snowing with rain last hour of watch. Stiff breeze from S.E. Carl. J F. Schmidt "Sea" was transferred to this ship from the "Vermont" with clothing and accounts. Received on board the following construction stores: 10 sheets copper 10 sheets brass, 2 sides pump leather, 1 side bellows, leather, 1/2 doz rolls cotton, 5 lb glue, 5 lb 1 in copper tacks, 1 box cup hooks, 6 pr 4 in butt hinges, 6 pr 3 in butt hinges, 1/2 gross belt rivits, 6 gross 3/4 in escutcheon pins, 2 gross 5/8 in flat head brass screws, 1 gross 1 in flat head brass screws, 4 gross 1.5 in flat head brass screws, 4 gross 2 in flat head brass screws, 1 gross 3 in flat head brass screws, 15 lb 3/4 in copper tacks, 500 deck plugs. The following men at work on board:- 1 machinist, 1 helper, 1 pipe fitter, and 3 joiner apprentices. Fires under main boiler. TG Dewey Ensign. U.S.N.

Carl. J F. Schmidt "Sea" - Carl. J F. Schmidt "Sea" was transferred to this ship from the "Vermont" with clothing and accounts.

"Vermont" - Carl. J F. Schmidt "Sea" was transferred to this ship from the "Vermont" with clothing and accounts.

4pm to Mid Raining until 9 Pm. Afterwards clearing. Light breeze from South to West. Fires under main boiler for heating ship. E Simpson Ensign. U.S.N.


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27 February 1887

Mid to 8 Am. Clear and pleasant. Light to fresh breeze from N.W. Fires on main boiler for heating ship. E Simpson Ensign. U.S.N.

8 Am to Merid Clear and pleasant. Fresh breeze from N.W. At 9.30 Comdg. officer inspected ship and crew at quarters. P.J. Mangan "O Sea" absent without leave. At 10.30 sent church party ashore. Fires under main boiler. TG Dewey Ensign. U.S.N.

Merid to 4 Pm. Cloudy to clear with passing snow squalls. Strong wind from West. Sent liberty party ashore at 1.15 Pm. Fires in main boiler for heating purposes. Roger Welles, Jr. Ensign. U.S.N.

4 PM to Mid. Clear and cold. Wind from N.W. blowing very fresh in squalls. Fires under main boiler. TG Dewey Ensign. U.S.N.

Comdg. Officer inspected ship and crew at quarters.

P.J. Mangan - P.J. Mangan "OSea" absent without leave.


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28 February 1887

Fires in main boiler for heating purposes

Mid to 8 Am. Clear and cold. Stiff breeze from N.W. TG Dewey Ensign. U.S.N.

8 Am to Merid Clear and cold. Stiff Northwesterly wind. The following Yard men employed on board 1 plumber, 3 app; 2 painter app, 1 gun carriage maker; 1 machinist, 1 helper. P.J. Mangan "O Sea" absent without leave. Received the following stores in Equipment Dept. 54 small, 5 large holystones; 112 hickory, 66 corn brooms, 24 scrub, 11 clamp brushes, 4 long handles, 2 short handle tar. brushes, 3 white wash, 2 dust brushes; 2 hatchets, 70 bath bricks, 18 tin candle sticks, 1 cock stop, 2 conductor points, 3 drying stones, 48 hand grenades, 36 pears hooks and eyes, 18 ft suction hose, 4 hose nozzles, 2 hose couplings, 4 hose bands, 1 hose expander. Fires in main boiler for heating purposes. Roger Welles, Jr. Ensign U.S.N.

P.J. Mangan "O Sea" - absent without leave.

Merid to 4 Pm. Clear and cold. Fresh to stiff breeze from N.W. The following Navy Yard men at work. 1 gun carriage maker, 2 painter app. 1 machinist, 1 helper, 1 plumber, 3 helpers. Received in Equipment. 80 hose expanders, 2 sides pump leather, 2 pick axes, 15 rings, 50 scrapers, 1 carpenters sling, 3 spades, 32 squilgees and handles, 40 squilgee plates, 4 shovels, 2 new trucks, 4 brass turn buckles, 12 expanding rings, 1 junk axe, 1 wooden commander, 14 lbs 15 thread, manilla, 74 lbs 15 thread, hemp. 48 lbs 18 thread, manilla, 50 lbs 18 thread, manilla. 21 lbs 1.5 in, manilla, 37 lbs, 1.5 in hemp, 20 lbs 1.75 in, manilla, 30 lbs 1.75 in hemp, 165 lbs 2 in. manilla, 60 lbs 2 in hemp, 185 lbs 2.25 in manilla, 53 lbs 2.25 in hemp, 198 lbs. 2.5 in manilla, 90 lbs 3 in manilla, 162 lbs. 3 in hemp, 108 lbs, 3.25 in manilla, 358 lbs 3.25 in hemp, 92 lbs 3.5 in manilla, 74 lbs 3.5 in hemp, 94 lbs 3.75 in hemp. 164 lbs 4 in. hemp, 364 lbs 4.5 in hemp, 276 lbs 4.75 in hemp, 80 lbs cod line, 86 lbs 3 yarn spun yarn, 62 lbs marline, 28 lbs marline white, 92 lbs round land, 29 lbs ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ R. F. Lopez. Ensign U.S.N.

4 Pm to Mid. Clear and cold. Stiff wind from N.W. Comdg officer returned from leave at 7.15 pm. Fires in main boiler for heating purposes. Roger Welles Jr. Ensign. U.S.N.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1887


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1 March 1887

Mid to 8 Am. Overcast and snowing. Moderate breeze from N.E. Roger Welles, Jr. Ensign. U.S.N.

8 Am to Merid Overcast and snowing most of the watch. Light breeze from N.E. Fires banked. P. Mangan "O Sea" absent without leave. Received in Equipment. 1 reel for wire, 4 poop man ropes, 4 gangway man ropes, 4 forecastle man ropes, 4 steerage man ropes, 4 bbls lime, 500 Yds old canvas, 40 old hammocks, Navy Yard men at work:- 9 shipwrights, 2 app, 1 machinist, 1 helper, 2 painters app, 1 gun carriage maker, 6 joiners, 3 app. R. F. Lopez. Ensign. U.S.N.

P. Mangan "O Sea" - absent without leave.

Merid to 4 pm Overcast. Light breeze from N.E. Shifted Berth alongside the Enterprise. Received in Ordnance Dept 1 - 53 m.m five barrel revolving Hotchkiss Gun + Carriage. Mounted by Yard men. Received in P + C Dept. Ham, Corned Beef + Flour. The following men form Navy Yard at work on board 9 shipwrights, 2 apprentices, 1 machinist, 1 helper, 2 painters apprentices, 6 joiners and 3 apprentices, While hauling over, the guides + cylinder head of the starboard cylinder of the steam winch broke in three pieces. Fires banked. Rec in Equip Dept 20 sets hand + leg irons + 8 hose spanners. Received in Navigation Dept 1 doz Nautical books. E Simpson Ensign. U.S.N.

Enterprise - Shifted Berth alongside the Enterprise.

4 pm to Mid Overcast. Light breeze from NE. Received from "Vermont" Bernard Hanlon (Coal Heaver) R. F. Lopez. Ensign. U.S.N.

"Vermont" - Received from "Vermont" Bernard Hanlon (Coal Heaver)

Bernard Hanlon (Coal Heaver) - Received from "Vermont"

P Mangan - P Mangan "OSea" absent without leave.

Vermont - Received from "Vermont" Bernard Haulon (Coal Heaver)

Bernard Haulon - Received from "Vermont" Bernard Haulon (Coal Heaver)


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2 March 1887

Mid to 8 Am Overcast and cool. Light breeze from North'ard + East'ard R. F. Lopez. Ensign. U.S.N.

8 Am to Merid. Clear and very pleasant. Light airs from North Got port bower anchor on the bow. Fitted reefing jackstay on main yard. Crew at odd jobs about deck and aloft. Received in Construction Dept 1 ships bell, and 4 doz chair tips. In Ordnance Dept one gatling Gun tripod complete + one Hotchkiss gun cover. In Navig Dept 2 boxes and 1 package charts, In Equip Dept 6 sets Boat Grips. The following men from Navy Yard at work on board:- 1 spar maker, 1 rigger, 1 painter, 2 painters apprentices, 1 calker, 3 pipe fitters, 5 plumbers, 3 joiners, 2 apprentices, 6 shipwrights, 2 fasteners, 1 Engineer's Carpenter. P. Mangan "O Sea" absent without leave. E Simpson Ensign. U.S.N.

P. Mangan "O Sea" - absent without leave.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from N.W. Crew employed about deck + aloft. The following Yard men at work on board:- 1 spar maker, 1 rigger, 1 painter, 2 appr. 3 pipe fitters, 6 shipwrights, 2 fasteners, 2 appr., 3 joiners, 2 appr., 1 Carpenter, 1 machinist, 1 apprentice + 5 plumbers. TG Dewey Ensign. U.S.N.

4 P.M. to Mid. Clear + very pleasant. Light breeze from N.W. Fires banked. E Simpson Ensign, U.S.N.

P. Mangan - P. Mangan "OSea" absent without leave.


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navy yard new york

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3 March 1887

Mid. to 8 A.M. Generally clear + pleasant, becoming overcast last two hours of watch. carried out morning routine. Sent down top gallant masts. Fires banked. E Simpson Ensign, U.S.N.

8 A.M. to Merid. Overcast + cold. Light breeze from N.E. Crew engaged about deck + aloft. The following Yard men working on board:- 4 shipwrights, 1 apprentice, 2 fasteners, 1 spar-maker, 3 painters, 2 apprentices, 1 calker, 2 pipe fitters, 1 apprentice, 1 machinist, 3 plumbers, 2 helpers, 9 joiners, + 2 ordnance carpenters. Received the following articles on board:- In equipment, - 6 harpoons, 3 grains, 15 white bags, 8 cots, 1 clamp brush, 1 barrel Stockholm tar, 2 barrels charcoal, 5 boat tarpaulins, 1 set galley utensils, 1 barrel tar oil, 1 seine + outfit of stationary. Also 1 set of boat falls + painters. Fires under main boiler. TG Dewey Ensign. U.S.N.

Mer. to 4 P.M. Overcast + cold. Gentle N.E'ly breeze. Same Yard men employed on board as in previous watch. Commanding Officer left the ship on leave. Received in equipment:- 1 barrel tar. + 1 barrel sand. Received in Construction, all boat blocks + leaders. Fires in main boiler for heating purposes. Roger Welles, Jr Ensign U.S.N.

4 P.M. to Mid. Overcast + cold. Light breeze from N.E. Same Yard men at work as previous watch. Sent liberty party ashore at 5.15. Fires in main boiler. TG Dewey Ensign U.S.N.

Commanding Officer left the ship on leave.


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4 March 1887

Mid. to 8 A.M. Overcast + cloudy. Gentle breeze from N. TG Dewey Ensign, U.S.N.

8 A.M. to Merid. Overcast + cloudy. Gentle N'ly breeze. The following Yard men were employed on board:- 11 joiners, 2 painters, 2 apprentices, 4 shipwrights, 2 plumbers + 2 helpers, 1 machinist, 1 apprentice, 1 carpenter, 1 helper. Received in equipment:- 700 lbs junk, 75 fms. 3.5 inch hemp, 2 swinging candlesticks. Fires in main boiler for heating purposes. Roger Welles, Jr. Ensign, U.S.N.

Mer. to 4 P.M. Overcast + cloudy. Light breeze from N. +. E. _ Navy Yard men at work on board:- 11 joiners, 4 shipwrights, 2 painters, 2 apprentices, 2 plumbers, 2 helpers, 1 machinist, 1 apprentice, 1 carpenter, 1 helper _ Received in Pay. Dept. 100 Rubber boots _ Banked fires. R. F. Lopez. Ensign, U.S.N.

4 P.M. to Mid. Clear + cold. Gentle N'ly breeze. The same Yard men employed on board as in previous watch until 5 P.M. Fires banked in main boiler. Roger Welles Jr. Ensign, U.S.N.


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5 March 1887

Mid. to 8 A.M. Clear + cold. Gentle N'ly breeze. _ Banked fires. P.J. Mangan (O.S.) declared a deserter from this date. Roger Welles Jr Ensign, U.S.N.

P.J. Mangan (O.S.) - declared a deserter from this date.

8 A.M. to Merid. Cloudy + cold. Gentle breeze from N.E. Navy Yard men at work:- 11 joiners, 2 painters, 2 apprentices, 2 plumbers, 2 helpers, 1 machinist, 1 apprentice, 1 carpenter, 1 helper, 4 shipwrights. Received in Medical Dept., 1 set of books. Received in equipment:- 4 launches falls, (spare), 4 awning jiggers, 2 fore clothes lines whips, 2 mizzen + 2 main clothes line whips, 50 hammock lashings, 40 sea gaskets, 2 bull ropes for awnings, 2 clothes line jiggers, 1 clear hawse rope, 2 main pendant tackles, 1 fore top pendant, 1 clear hawse pendant, 1 deck tackle, 2 thwartship tackles, 2 fore pendant tackles, 1 fore storm staysail sheet, 6 rigging luffs, 1 main storm staysail sheet, 1 stock + bill tackle, 1 boat line, 1 storm mizzen staysail halliard + downhaul, 2 main yard whips, 1 cat back, 1 main top pendant, 1 mizzen top pendant, 1 fore topgallant yard rope, 1 main topgallant yard rope, 2 fore yard whips, 24 boat grummets, Dinghy's + 7 sets of boat's rigging + trailing lines, 1 wire hawser, 2 buoy ropes, 2 main tacks, 2 main sheets, 2 fore tacks, 2 fore sheets, 2 grab ropes, 1 fore royal tripping line, 1 main royal tripping line, 1 fore topgallant tripping line, 1 main topgallant tripping line, 2 shear head guys, 4 deck stoppers, 24 assorted straps, 1 main hanging mat, 2 jib sheets, 2 flying jib sheets, 4 awning jiggers, 2 relieving tackles, 1 spare set of lanyards, 1 fish pendant, 8 boat grapnels, 6 boat anchors, 1 dip hook, 1 awning spreader, 3 boat chains, 3 anchor grapnels, 2 buoy grapnels, 1 fish hook, 4 buoys, 30 chain hooks, 1 box small articles, 1 spare club link, 1 mooring swivel, 2 main quarter mats, 1 main rigging mat, 1 fore hanging mat 2 fore quarter mats, 1 fore rigging mat. J. McDonal (Cox). C Shroeder (1 C.F.), F.Sime (2 C.F.) absent without leave. R. F. Lopez. Ensign U.S.N.

J. McDonal (Cox) - J. McDonal (Cox). C Shroeder (1 C.F.), F.Sune (2 C.F.) absent without leave.

C Shroeder (1 C.F.) - J. McDonal (Cox). C Shroeder (1 C.F.), F.Sune (2 C.F.) absent without leave.

F.Sune (2 C.F.) - J. McDonal (Cox). C Shroeder (1 C.F.), F.Sune (2 C.F.) absent without leave.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Overcast and cold. Light breeze from N.+ E. Finished stowing running rigging below. Rec'd in Dept O.+G. 1 Hotchkiss appurtenance box. + 1 sponger. Sent liberty party ashore at 2 o'clock. The following men from Navy Yard at work on board:- 3 ship fitters, 8 joiners, 3 apprentices, 4 shipwrights, 2 fasteners, 2 painters, 2 apprentices, 2 calkers, 1 machinist, 1 apprentices._ Fires banked E Simpson Ensign U.S.N.

4 P.M. to Mid. Overcast + snowing. Light breeze from N.xE. R. F. Lopez, Ensign. U.S.N.

P.J. Mangan - P.J. Mangan (OS) declared a deserter from this date.


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6 March 1887

Mid. to 4 A.M. Overcast + rainy; misty. Light breeze from N'd + E'd R. F. Lopez. Ensign, U.S.N.

8 A.M. to Merid. Overcast, misty, + disagreeable. Light breeze from N. + E. At 9.30 had quarters for inspection_ The following men absent without leave:- Edward Stevenson, (Sea). + B. Dennard, (O.S.) Simes (2.C.F.) Schroeder (1 C.F.) + J. McDonald (Cox). Fires banked. E Simpson Ensign, U.S.N.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Overcast + cloudy Light airs from N.E. At 1.15 sent liberty party ashore _ B. Dennard (O.S.) returned from liberty, 5 hours overtime. TG Dewey Ensign, U.S.N.

B. Dennard (O.S.) - returned from liberty, 5 hours overtime.

4 P.M. to Mid. Overcast + cloudy _ Light airs from N.E. Fires banked. E Simpson Ensign, U.S.N.

Edward Stevenson, B. Dennard, ~ri~es, Schroeder, and J. McDonald - The following are absent without leave: - Edward Stevenson, (Sea). + B. Dennard, (O.S.) ~ri~es (2 C.F.) Schroeder (1 C.F.) + J. McDonald (Cox).

B. Dennard - At 1.15 sent liberty party ashore - B. Dennard (O.S.) returned from liberty 5 hours overtime.


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navy yard new york

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0


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7 March 1887

Mid. to 8 A.M. Overcast + foggy. Calm. Executed morning routine. Fires banked. E Simpson Ensign, U.S.N.

8 A.M. to Merid. Overcast + misty. Calm. The following Yard men at work on board:- 8 joiners, 2 apprentices, 2 painters, 1 apprentice, 2 calkers, 4 shipwrights, 2 fasteners, 2 iron workers, 1 apprentice, 1 plumber, 1 apprentice. - The following named men absent without leave:- E. Stevenson, (Sea). C. Schroeder (1 C.F.) F.A. Simes (2.C.F.). J. MacDonald, (Cox). Received on board in Navigation:- 18 rockets, 18 blue lights, 1 pair parallel rulers. In Construction:- 12 cork fenders. In Equipment:- 2 suits of sails; 1 set boat sails, covers + awnings; 1 set deck awnings, 1 companion tarpaulin, 3 binnacle covers, 6 sets gaskets, 5 sail covers, 1 mast head cover, 1 mizzen mast cover, + 5 awning ~. 4 reel covers, 4 awning curtains, 5 skylight covers _ P.A. Surgeon Bertolette left the ship on a week's leave of absence. TG Dewey Ensign, U.S.N.

E. Stevenson, (Sea) - The following named men absent without leave:- E. Stevenson, (Sea). C. Schroeder (1 C.F.) F.A. Simes (2.C.F.). J. MacDonald, (Cox).

C. Schroeder (1 C.F.) - The following named men absent without leave:- E. Stevenson, (Sea). C. Schroeder (1 C.F.) F.A. Simes (2.C.F.). J. MacDonald, (Cox).

F.A. Simes (2.C.F.) - The following named men absent without leave:- E. Stevenson, (Sea). C. Schroeder (1 C.F.) F.A. Simes (2.C.F.). J. MacDonald, (Cox).

J. MacDonald, (Cox) - The following named men absent without leave:- E. Stevenson, (Sea). C. Schroeder (1 C.F.) F.A. Simes (2.C.F.). J. MacDonald, (Cox).

P.A. Surgeon Bertolette - left the ship on a week's leave of absence.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Overcast. Light variable airs. The following men at work:- 8 joiners, 2 apprentices, 2 painters, 1 apprentice, 2 calkers, 4 shipwrights, 2 fasteners, 2 iron workers, 1 apprentice, 1 plumber, 1 apprentice _ Banked fires. R.F. Lopez. Ensign, U.S.N.

4 P.M to Mid. Overcast + foggy _ Calms + light variable airs _ Received on board 1 box Paymaster's blanks _ The Commanding Officer reported his return from leave. Fires banked. TG Dewey Ensign, U.S.N.


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navy yard new york

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

coal: 1.56 - tons


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8 March 1887

Mid. to 8 A.M. Overcast + foggy, clearing last hour of watch, with gentle breeze from N.W. Fires banked under main boiler for heating purposes. TG Dewey Ensign, U.S.N.

8 A.M. to Mer. Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from W'd. The following Navy Yard men at work:- 8 joiners, 2 apprentices, 2 painters, 1 apprentice, 4 shipwrights, 2 fasteners, 1 plumber, 2 calkers, Received in Construction:- 12 deck buckets, + 30 vinegar + molasses kegs. J. MacDonald (Sea). + F.A. Simes (2 C.F.) returned on board 76 hours overtime. C. Schroeder (1 C.F.) Absent without leave also E. Stevenson, (Sea). R. F. Lopez. Ensign, U.S.N.

J. MacDonald (Sea) - J. MacDonald (Sea). + F.A. Simes (2 C.F.) returned on board 76 hours overtime.

F.A. Simes (2 C.F.) - J. MacDonald (Sea). + F.A. Simes (2 C.F.) returned on board 76 hours overtime.

C. Schroeder (1 C.F.) - C. Schroeder (1 C.F.) Absent without leave also E. Stevenson, (Sea).

E. Stevenson, (Sea) - C. Schroeder (1 C.F.) Absent without leave also E. Stevenson, (Sea).

Mer. to 4 P.M. Clear, pleasant + cool. Gentle N.W'ly breeze. The same Yard men employed on board as in previous watch _ Banked fires in main boiler for heating purposes. Roger Welles, Jr. Ensign, U.S.N.

4 P.M. to Mid. Clear + cool. Gentle breeze from N.W. Banked fires. R. F. Lopez. Ensign, U.S.N.

J. MacDonald and F. A. Sime - J. MacDonald (Sea). + F. A. Sime, (2 C. F.) returned on board 76 hours overtime.

C. Schroeder and E. Stevenson - C. Schroeder (1 C.F.) absent without leave also E. Stevenson, (Sea)


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navy yard new york

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0


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9 March 1887

E. Stevenson and C. Schroeder - E. Stevenson (Sea) + C. Schroeder (1 C.F.) absent without leave.

Coal barge secured alongside at 4 20 P.M.

Mid. to 8 A.M. Clear + cool. Light breeze from E'd Banked fires. E. Stevenson, (Sea) + C. Schroeder (1 C.F.) absent without leave. R. F. Lopez. Ensign, U.S.N.

8 A.M. to Merid_ Clear + pleasant to cloudy. Gentle E'ly breeze _ Bent sail _ Banked fires in main boiler for heating purposes _ The following Yard men employed on board:- 4 shipwrights, 2 apprentices, 3 calkers, 1 boy, 3 plumbers, 1 boy, 13 joiners, 1 carpenter, 1 coppersmith, 1 machinist, 1 helper. Roger Welles, Jr. Ensign, U.S.N.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Overcast + cool _ Light breeze from S'ly + E'd _ Finished bending sail _ Spread awnings fore + aft to try their fit _ The following men from Navy Yard working on board:- 4 shipwrights, 2 fasteners, 13 joiners, 2 stove fitters, 3 plumbers, 2 apprentices, 2 painters, 1 machinist, 1 coppersmith, 1 helper, 2 calkers, 1 helper _ Fires banked _ E Simpson Ensign, U.S.N.

4 P.M. to Mid_ Overcast + cool, raining during last part _ Gentle breeze from N'd Coal barge secured alongside at 4.20 P.M. Banked fires in main boiler. Roger Welles, Jr Ensign, U.S.N.


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navy yard new york

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0


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10 March 1887

R. Scott, L Bednarsh, and E. Stevenson - R. Scott, (Cab. Hld ~Du~~ast (Sea) L. Bednarsh (Sea). absent without leave - also E. Stevenson, (Sea).

Commanding Officer left ship on one week's leave.

Minnesota - Received the following apprentices, with their bap ha~~~schs + accounts from the Training Ship Minnesota

Mid. to 8 A.M. Overcast + cloudy. Rain. Gentle N.E'ly breeze _ Banked fires in main boiler. Roger Welles, Jr, Ensign, U.S.N.

8 A.M. to Merid. Raining + disagreeable until 10.30. - afterwards clearing _ Gentle breeze from N.E. to N. The following men from Navy Yard at work on board:- 7 joiners, 2 apprentices, 2 calkers, 2 helpers, 3 painters, 1 ship fitter, 1 machinist, 1 helper, 1 coppersmith. Fires banked _ R. Scott, (Cap. Hld) F. Dumont (Sea) L. Bednarsky (Sea) absent without leave also E. Stevenson, (Sea). E Simpson Ensign, U.S.N.

R. Scott, (Cap. Hld) - R. Scott, (Cap. Hld) F. Dumont (Sea) L. Bednarsky (Sea) absent without leave also E. Stevenson, (Sea).

F. Dumont (Sea) - R. Scott, (Cap. Hld) F. Dumont (Sea) L. Bednarsky (Sea) absent without leave also E. Stevenson, (Sea).

L. Bednarsky (Sea) - R. Scott, (Cap. Hld) F. Dumont (Sea) L. Bednarsky (Sea) absent without leave also E. Stevenson, (Sea).

E. Stevenson, (Sea) - R. Scott, (Cap. Hld) F. Dumont (Sea) L. Bednarsky (Sea) absent without leave also E. Stevenson, (Sea).

Merid. to 4 P.M. Clear + pleasant. Fresh breeze from N. Commenced coaling at 1.15 P.M. + received on board during watch 38 tons of coal. Commanding Officer left ship on one week's leave. TG Dewey Ensign U.S.N.

coal: 38 tons -

4.P.M. to Mid. Clear + pleasant _ Fresh breeze from N. At 6 stopped coaling Received on board 59 tons:- Received the following apprentices, with their bags hammocks + accounts from the Training Ship Minnesota:- Fires banked. P. Herbison D Maloney F.A. Wells E.G. Mack O. E. Reh J.F. Treanor A.G. Lefferts F. Harmon H.N. Holdaway N.W. Heins E Simpson Ensign, U.S.N.

coal: 59 tons -

Training Ship Minnesota - Received the following apprentices, with their bags hammocks + accounts from the Training Ship Minnesota

P. Herbison D Maloney F.A. Wells E.G. Mack O. E. Reh J.F. Treanor A.G. Lefferts F. Harmon H.N. Holdaway N.W. Heins - Received the following apprentices, with their bags hammocks + accounts from the Training Ship Minnesota:- P. Herbison D Maloney F.A. Wells E.G. Mack O. E. Reh J.F. Treanor A.G. Lefferts F. Harmon H.N. Holdaway N.W. Heins


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navy yard new york

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0


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11 March 1887

F. Dumant, ~ Be~narsks - F. Dumant (Sea) returned aboard 23 1/2 hours overtime, ~ Be~narsks (Sea) 24 hours overtime

coal: 75 1/2 tons -

coal: 30 tons -

W. B. Proctor - Tranferred W B. Proctor (Sh W.) to Naval Hospital

coal: 13 tons -

Mid. to 8 A.M. Clear + cold. Fresh breeze from N+W. At 5.30 commenced coaling ship. Received during watch 32.5 tons. F Dumont (Sea) returned aboard 23.5 hours overtime. + L. Bednarsky (Sea) 24 hours overtime. Fires banked. E Simpson Ensign, U.S.N.

coal: 32.5 tons -

F Dumont (Sea) - F Dumont (Sea) returned aboard 23.5 hours overtime.

L. Bednarsky (Sea) - 24 hours overtime.

8 A.M. to Merid. Clear + cold. Fresh breeze from N.+W. Received in Construction:- 2 Mess Chests. Crew engaged in coaling ship, Received on board 75.5 tons. The following Yard men at work:- 4 shipwrights, 2 fasteners, 11 joiners, 1 coppersmith, 1 machinist, 1 apprentice, 2 calkers, 1 painter. R. Scott, (C.H.) + E. Stevenson (Sea)., absent without leave. Fires banked. TG Dewey Ensign, U.S.N.

coal: 75.5 tons -

R. Scott, (C.H.) - R. Scott, (C.H.) + E. Stevenson (Sea)., absent without leave.

E. Stevenson (Sea) - R. Scott, (C.H.) + E. Stevenson (Sea)., absent without leave.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Clear + cold. Fresh breeze from N.W. Crew engaged in coaling ship. Received 30 tons of coal. Transferred Wm. B. Proctor (Sh. W.) to Naval Hospital, N.Y. The following Yard men employed on board:- 5 ship wrights, 2 fasteners, 11 joiners, 1 coppersmith, 1 machinist, 1 apprentice, 2 calkers, 1 painter. Banked fires. Roger Welles, Jr. Ensign, U.S.N.

coal: 30 tons -

Wm. B. Proctor (Sh. W.) - Transferred Wm. B. Proctor (Sh. W.) to Naval Hospital, N.Y.

4.P.M. to Mid. Clear + cool, strong breeze from N.W. Crew engaged in coaling ship _ Received on board 13 tons of coal. The Same Yard ~ workmen employed on board as in previous watch. Fires banked unde main boiler. TG Dewey Ensign, U.S.N.

coal: 13 tons -


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navy yard new york

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0


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12 March 1887

coal: 18 tons -

coal: 36 tons - Total 222 tons coal taken from barge

E. Stevenson - E. Stevenson, (Sea) absent without leave

J. J. Howard - J. J. Howard, (O.S.) ~ate~ Ship's Writer

Mid. to 8 A.M. Clear + cool _ Light breeze from N.W. Received on board 18 tons coal _ Fires banked. TG Dewey. Ensign U.S.N.

coal: 18 tons -

8 A.M. to Merid. Clear + cool _ Moderate N.W.'ly breeze _ Crew finished coaling ship, having taken on board 36 tons during watch, making a total of 222 tons. taken from barge. The following Yard men employed on board:- 5 shipwrights, 2 fasteners, 2 calkers, 2 apprentices, 2 painters, 7 joiners, 1 machinist, 1 apprentice 1 carpenter_ E. Stevenson, (Sea) absent without leave _ Fires banked. G.G. Howland, (O.S.) rated Ships Writer. Roger Welles, Jr. Ensign, U.S.N.

coal: 222 tons - Crew finished coaling ship, having taken on board 36 tons during watch, making a total of 222 tons. taken from barge.

E. Stevenson, (Sea) - absent without leave

G.G. Howland, (O.S.) - rated Ships Writer.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Clear + pleasant. Moderate breeze from N.W. The following Yard men at work:- 5 shipwrights, 2 fasteners, 2 calkers, 2 apprentices, 2 painters, 1 machinist, 1 apprentice, 1 carpenter, 7 joiners _ Banked fires R. F. Lopez. Ensign, U.S.N.

4.P.M. to Mid. Clear + cool. Gentle N.W.'ly breeze _ Same Yard men employed on board as in previous watch _ Sent liberty party on shore at 5.45 P.M. Banked fires Roger Welles. Jr. Ensign. U.S.N.


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navy yard new york

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0


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13 March 1887

E. Stevenson - E. Stevenson (Sea) absent without leave

Mid. to 8 A.M. Clear + pleasant. Gentle N'ly breeze _ Banked fires in main boiler. Roger Welles, Jr. Ensign, U.S.N.

8 A.M. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze from N.W. Banked fires. Inspected ship + crew at quarters _ E. Stevenson, (Sea) absent without leave. Banked fires. R. F. Lopez. Ensign, U.S.N.

E. Stevenson, (Sea) - absent without leave.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Generally clear, - cloudy last hour of watch _ Sent liberty party ashore at 3.45 P.M. Fires banked. E Simpson Ensign, U.S.N.

4 P.M. to Mid. Overcast, threatening. Light breeze from S'd _ Banked fires. R. F. Lopez. Ensign, U.S.N.


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navy yard new york

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0


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14 March 1887

D. Berger - D. Berger (Q.M.) was placed in confinement for 5 days on break + water for sleeping on watch, by order of commanding officer

E. Stevenson, and J. Su~ian - E. Stevenson (Sea) + J Su~ian (O.S.) absent without leave.

Mid. to 8 A.M. Clear + pleasant _ Light breeze from N'd, Banked fires. D. Berger (Q.M). was placed in confinement for 5 days on bread + water for sleeping on watch, by order of commanding officer. R. F. Lopez. Ensign U.S.N.

D. Berger (Q.M). - was placed in confinement for 5 days on bread + water for sleeping on watch, by order of commanding officer.

8 A.M. to Merid. Bright + pleasant. Light breeze from N. Crew setting up top gallant masts, + at odd jobs about the deck _ Received aboard 5400 gallons fresh water. Received in Construction Dept:- 24 lbs 1.5 in. finishing nails, 1 lbs 1.25 in- do - 1/2 ~ 1 in brads, 2 doz. padlocks, 2 prs wooden climb screws, 1 bundle oakum (50 lbs) 2 chopping blocks, 1 anvil block, 1 bear trap, 9 small traps, 8 ice chisels, 1/2 doz ice saws, 100 deck spikes, 4 grabbing hoes, 9 brass belaying pins, 5 pick axes, + 5 spare handles, 16 deck buckets, 4 spit kids, 11 port keys, 5 lbs copper wire lbs assorted nails _ The following men from Navy Yard at work on board:- 5 shipwrights, 2 fasteners, 2 calkers, 1 boy, 1 coppersmith, 1 apprentice, 1 laborer, 12 painters, 9 joiners, 2 joiner apprentices _ Fires banked _ H.W. Holdaway (App) N.W. Heins (App) E. Stevenson (Sea) + J. Simons (O.S) absent without leave. E Simpson Ensign, U.S.N.

H.W. Holdaway (App) - H.W. Holdaway (App) N.W. Heins (App) E. Stevenson (Sea) + J. Simons (O.S) absent without leave.

N.W. Heins (App) - H.W. Holdaway (App) N.W. Heins (App) E. Stevenson (Sea) + J. Simons (O.S) absent without leave.

E. Stevenson (Sea) - H.W. Holdaway (App) N.W. Heins (App) E. Stevenson (Sea) + J. Simons (O.S) absent without leave.

J. Simons (O.S) - H.W. Holdaway (App) N.W. Heins (App) E. Stevenson (Sea) + J. Simons (O.S) absent without leave.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Clear + pleasant, _ fresh breeze from N. Crew engaged in bending staysails + doing odd jobs about ship _ The following Yard men working on board during afternoon:- 14 painters, 4 shipwrights, 2 fasteners, 2 calkers, 1 apprentice, 9 joiners, 2 apprentices, 1 machinist 1 helper, 2 pipe fitters, 1 boat-builder + 1 carpenter. Received in Ordnance the following articles:- 2 powder flasks, 20 lbs potash, 1 swab, 2 screw winches, 2 arm chests, 5 extractors, 5 cut offs, 5 firing pin screws, 5 trigger pins, 5 cartridge stop pins, 5 main springs, 5 ma~ springs, 5 headless shell extractors, 5 tumble punches, 5 screw drivers, 51 slings, 75 waist belts, 40 revolver frogs, 35 cartridge boxes (revolver) 50 cartridge boxes (rifle) 35 cutlasses + scabbards, 35 cutlass frogs, 1/2 gal. armorer's oil, 1 gal tin can, 35 single sticks, 1 dust brush + pan, 2 paint brushes, 1 armorer's tool chest (complete except chisel) 1 copper vise, 4 saddlers awls, 1 claw hammer, 1 saddler's hammer, 1 shoe knife, 8 locks, 40 yds. muslin (target) 6 rat tail files, 1 oz shoe thread, 2 Gatling guns (Cal. 38. Short Nos 8 + 29) 1 fired carriage No 68, 2 tripod mounts (complete) 1 rail mount (complete) 2 spare article boxes (complete). 2 covers for Gatling guns _ Received in Construction:- 16 wooden pins, 1 arrow spear, 4 hacklers, 3 brass deck keys, 2 doz steel belaying pins, 2 set hatch bars, 15 cans lamp black, 1 box black lead 8 kegs white lead, 6 kegs black paint, 1 keg black paint (small) 1 keg red lead, 1 bbl Resin, 1 bbl pitch, 1 bbl turpentine, a barrel paint oil, 1 cask paint oil (small) 2 tins 5 gals each, Brown Japan, 1 tin 5 galls coach varnish, 2 cans 5 galls ea Dur~ varnish, 1 can 1 gall Japan dryer _ 1 box whiting. Received in Equipment:- 1 fore topgallant mast rope, 1 main - do - 1 fore topgallant heel rope, 1 main - do - 1 fore ~ whip, 1 main - do - 1 fore topgallant - do - 1 main topgallant - do - 5 Windsail halliards, 5 crowfoot, 2 Gin blocks. The Com'd'g officer + P.A. Surgeon Bertolette reported their return from leave. T.G. Dewey. Ensign U.S.N.

P.A. Surgeon Bertolette - The Com'd'g officer + P.A. Surgeon Bertolette reported their return from leave.

4 P.M. to Mid. Clear + cold. Stiff to very fresh breeze from N.W. Fires banked. E Simpson Ensign U.S.N.


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navy yard new york

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0


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15 March 1887

N. W. Heins, J. Simons and E. Stevenson - N. W. Heins (App). J. Simons (O.S.) + E. Stevenson (Sea) absent without leave.

Mid. to 8 A.M. Clear + cold. Fresh breeze from N.W. H.W. Holdaway (App) returned aboard 25 hours overtime. Fires banked. E Simpson Ensign, U.S.N.

H.W. Holdaway (App) - returned aboard 25 hours overtime.

8 A.M. to Mer. Clear + cold. Fresh breeze from N.W. Crew engaged in odd jobs about deck. The following Yard men at work during forenoon:- 4 shipwrights, 11 joiners, 2 apprentices, 13 painters, 1 machinist, 1 helper, 2 calkers, 2 boys. Received in Construction the following stores:- 2 Kegs French Yellow. 5 Kegs White Paint, 1 tin Venetian Red Paint, 1 tin Burnt Umber, 3 tins Yellow Ochre, 1 tin Italian Burnt Sienna 3 tins Chrome Green, 3 tins, English Vermilian, 2 tins Italian Raw Sienna, 2 tins Ultramarine Blue, 1 tin Raw Umber, 1 tin Patent Dryers, 2 tins Indian Red. N.W. Heins (App). J. Simons (O.S.) + E. Stevenson (Sea) absent without leave. Fires banked _ TG Dewey Ensign, U.S.N.

N.W. Heins (App) - N.W. Heins (App). J. Simons (O.S.) + E. Stevenson (Sea) absent without leave.

J. Simons (O.S.) - N.W. Heins (App). J. Simons (O.S.) + E. Stevenson (Sea) absent without leave.

E. Stevenson (Sea) - N.W. Heins (App). J. Simons (O.S.) + E. Stevenson (Sea) absent without leave.

Mer. to 4 P.M. Clear + cold. Moderate breeze from N.W. The following Yard workmen employed on board:- 13 painters, 3 shipwrights, 3 machinists, 2 helpers, 1 pipe fitter, 1 apprentice, 13 joiners _ Received in Construction Dept.:- 6 chain chocks, 10 capstan bars, 2 anchor bars. Banked fires. Roger Welles, Jr. Ensign. U.S.N.

4 P.M. to Mid. Clear + cold. Moderate breeze from N.W. Fires banked _ TG Dewey Ensign. U.S.N.


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navy yard new york

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0


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16 March 1887

E. Stevenson, N.W. Heims, and J. Simons - E. Stevenson (Sea)., returned from liberty 9 days, 23 hours overtime. N.W. Heims, (App). + J. Simons (O.S) Absent without leave

N.W. Heims and J. Simons - N.W. Heims (App) + J. Simons (O.S.) about without leave.

Mid. to 8 A.M. Clear + cold. Moderate breeze from N.W. E. Stevenson (Sea), returned from liberty 9 days, 23 hours overtime. N.W. Heins, (App). + J. Simons (O.S.) Absent without leave _ Fires Banked. TG Dewey Ensign, U.S.N.

E. Stevenson (Sea) - returned from liberty 9 days, 23 hours overtime.

N.W. Heins, (App) - N.W. Heins, (App). + J. Simons (O.S.) Absent without leave

J. Simons (O.S.) - N.W. Heins, (App). + J. Simons (O.S.) Absent without leave

8 A.M. to Merid. Clear + cold to overcast. Moderate N.Wly breeze. Received in Construction Dept.:- 2 to~ chests. In Navigation Department:- 1 Photographic outfit. In Equipment Dept.:- 1 Cabin water cooler. The following Yard men employed on board:- 7 joiners, 3 shipwrights, 16 painters, 2 machinists, 1 helper, 1 boy, 2 block makers. Banked fires in main boiler. N.W. Heins (App) + J. Simons (O.S.) absent without leave. Roger Welles Jr Ensign. U.S.N.

N.W. Heins (App) - N.W. Heins (App) + J. Simons (O.S.) absent without leave.

J. Simons (O.S.) - N.W. Heins (App) + J. Simons (O.S.) absent without leave.

Mer. to 4 P.M. Clear + cold. Moderate breeze from N.W. Received in Pay Dept:- 200 rain suits, 100 Petty Officers Shirts, 24 Mess men caps. Navy Yard men at work:- 7 joiners, 16 painters, 2 machinists, 1 helper, 3 shipwrights, 2 block makers. Banked fires. R. F. Lopez. Ensign, U.S.N.

4 P.M. to Mid. Clear + cold. Moderate breeze from N.W. Same Yardmen employed on board as in previous watch. Banked fires. Roger Welles Jr. Ensign. U.S.N.


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navy yard new york

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0


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17 March 1887

Richard Sheen - Richard Sheen (OS) escaped from the brig where he had been placed for safe keeping.

Commanding Officer left ship on leave.

Mid. to 8 A.M. Clear + cold. Gentle N.W'ly breeze. Richard Speer (OS) escaped from the brig where he had been placed for safe keeping. Banked fires. Roger Welles, Jr. Ensign, U.S.N.

Richard Speer (OS) - escaped from the brig where he had been placed for safe keeping.

8 A.M. to Merid. Fair + cool. Gentle breeze from N.W. Received in Construction Dept:- 12 boat breakers, 12 bridles, 12 boat buckets, 107 lbs. sheet brass, 1086 lbs. sheet zinc, 100 lbs. galvanized nails, 45 paint brushes, 10 sash brushes, 6 seam brushes, 3 varnish brushes. Banked fires. N.W. Heins (App) + J. Simons (O.S.) absent without leave. The following men at work:- 8 painters, 7 joiners, 2 App. 2 ship fitters, 2 steam fitters, 1 carpenter, 1 machinist 1 Apprentice R. F. Lopez. Ensign, U.S.N.

N.W. Heins (App) - N.W. Heins (App) + J. Simons (O.S.) absent without leave.

J. Simons (O.S.) - N.W. Heins (App) + J. Simons (O.S.) absent without leave.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Overcast + cool. Light breeze from N.W. Received in Construction Dept.:- 2 empty 40 Gall. Casks, 2 empty 12 gall. casks, 3 single blocks 4 in, 3 single blocks 5 in, 4 single blocks 6 in, 4 single blocks 7 in, 3 single blocks 8 in., 3 single blocks 9 in, 1 single block 10 in, 3 double blocks 4 in., 3 double blocks 5 in, 4 -do- 6 in, 4 -do- 7 in. 3 -do- 8 in. 3 -do- 9 in. 1 -do- 10 in., 1 -do- 11 in., 1 cat block, 1 shoe block, 1 ensign Halliard block, 1 sister block, 1 snatch block, 15 bull's eyes, 2 toggles, 1 dead eye L.R. 1-do- M.R. 1-do- L. Top R, 1-do- M. Top R, 1 set pump boxes, 25 sheaves assorted _ Received in Equipment Dept.:- 10 harpoon handles, 1 fish kettle, 1 kneading trough, 1 soapstone griddle, 1 cleaver, 1 cook's knife + fork, 1 iron spoon, 1 pastry board, 6 baking cups, 1 copper tea kettle, 1 iron -do- 2 frying pans, 2 sauce pans, 5 pie plates, 1 collender, 1 sieve, 1 strainer, 1 cake lifter, 1 chopping knife 1 dredge box, 1 dish pan, 1 iron griddle, 1 baking pan, 1 roasting pan, 1 iron pot, 1 waffle iron, 1 dust brush, 1 knife box, 1 gridiron 1 wire griddle, 1 steamer, 1 chopping board, 1 rolling pin, 1 frying pan, 1 knife board, 1 coffee mill, 200 fms 1.5 in Manila, 74 lbs. 1 small tormentor, 9 lengths leading hose, (Linen), 15 bbls. sand. Fires banked. Commanding Officer left ship on leave _ The following Yard men at work:- 8 painters, 7 joiners, 2 Apprentices, 2 ship fitters, 2 steam fitters, 1 carpenter, 1 machinist, 1 apprentice. Received from Receiving Ship "Vermont" Frank Thomas (Lds) E Simpson Ensign, U.S.N.

Frank Thomas (Lds) - Received from Receiving Ship "Vermont" Frank Thomas (Lds)

"Vermont" - Received from Receiving Ship "Vermont" Frank Thomas (Lds)

4 P.M. to Mid. (16'th) Clear + cold _ Moderate breeze from N.W. (17'th) Overcast + snowing Moderate breeze from E. Banked fires R. F. Lopez. Ensign, U.S.N.


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navy yard new york

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0


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18 March 1887

John W. ~~nfan - John W. ~~nfan (Los) received form U.S.R.S. "Vermont."

Vermont - John W. ~~anfan (~os) received from U.S.R.S. "Vermont."

N.W. Heims and J. Su~ims - N.W. Heims (App) + J Su~ims (O.S.) absent without leave

N.W. Heims - N.W. Heims (App). returned from liberty 4 days 4 hours overtime.

Vermont - Received from "Vermont" with accounts H. Booth (O.S.)

H. Booth - Received from "Vermont" with accounts H. Booth (O.S.)

Mid. to 8 A.M. Cloudy. Moderate breeze from N.+E. Banked fires. Jos. W. Morgan (Lds) received from U.S.R.S. "Vermont." R. F. Lopez. Ensign, U.S.N.

Jos. W. Morgan (Lds) - Jos. W. Morgan (Lds) received from U.S.R.S. "Vermont."

U.S.R.S. "Vermont." - Jos. W. Morgan (Lds) received from U.S.R.S. "Vermont."

8 A.M. to Merid. Cloudy. Moderate breeze from N'd. N.W. Heins (App) + J. Simons (O.S) absent without leave _ Crew working at odd jobs about deck _ Received in Equipment Dept:- 1 shear fall block _ Received in Construction Department:- 4 - 10 Gal. Cans, + 6 cot frames _ The following men from Navy Yard at work on board:- 6 joiners, 2 Apprentices, 6 painters, 2 steam fitters, 1 carpenter, 1 machinist, 1 apprentice, 2 shipwrights, 2 ship fitters _ Fires banked. E Simpson Ensign. U.S.N.

N.W. Heins (App) - N.W. Heins (App) + J. Simons (O.S) absent without leave

J. Simons (O.S) - N.W. Heins (App) + J. Simons (O.S) absent without leave

Merid. to 4 P.M. Cloudy + cool. Moderate breeze from N. The following Yard men working on board during afternoon:- 6 painters, 6 joiners, 2 apprentices, 1 machinist, 1 apprentice, 2 shipwrights, 2 pipe fitters _ N.W. Heins (App). returned from liberty 4 days 4 hours overtime _ Received from "Vermont" with accounts H. Booth (O.S.) Fires banked. T.G. Dewey Ensign, U.S.N.

N.W. Heins (App) - N.W. Heins (App). returned from liberty 4 days 4 hours overtime

H. Booth (O.S.) - Received from "Vermont" with accounts H. Booth (O.S.)

4 P.M. to Mid. Cloudy + cool; light to moderate breeze from N. Fires banked. E Simpson Ensign, U.S.N.


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navy yard new york

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19 March 1887

Mid. to 8 A.M. Cloudy. Moderate breeze from N'd + W'd Executed morning routine. Fires banked. Lieut Emory returned aboard from leave _ Fires banked. E Simpson Ensign, U.S.N.

Lieut Emory - returned aboard from leave

8 A.M. to Merid. Generally clear. Gentle breeze from N.W. The following Yard men at work on the ship:- 6 painters, 2 fasteners, 1 machinist, 1 apprentice, 1 pipe fitter, 1 helper + 7 joiners. Jas. Shaw (C.B.M) J. Simons, (O.S.), absent without leave. Fires banked. T.G. Dewey Ensign, U.S.N.

Jas. Shaw (C.B.M) - Jas. Shaw (C.B.M) J. Simons, (O.S.), absent without leave.

J. Simons, (O.S.) - Jas. Shaw (C.B.M) J. Simons, (O.S.), absent without leave.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Clear + warmer. Gentle N.W'ly breeze. Received in Construction Dept.:- all the pulling boats with awning stanchions, boat hooks, boat boxes, and lumber _ The same Yard men employed as in previous watch _ Banked fires. Roger Welles Jr Ensign, U.S.N.

4 P.M. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze from N.W. Received on board in Construction:- Outfit of boat spars + oars _ Sent liberty party ashore at sunset _ Fires banked. T.G. Dewey Ensign, U.S.N.


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navy yard new york

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20 March 1887

J. A. Plumber and Henry Booth - By order of the Commanding Officer confined J. A. Plumber, (Sea) + Henry Booth (O.S.) to await trial by Court Martial.

J. Shaw, P.J. Herbeim, D.W. Craehen - The following men absent without leave:- J. Shaw (C.B.W.), P.J. Herbeim, (App), + D.W. Craehen (2 C.F.)

P. Boyle - P. Boyle (1 C.F) returned from liberty 11 hours overtime

II 8 A.M. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Light N'ly breeze _ At 10.30 the Commanding Officer inspected the ship with crew at quarters _ By order of the Commanding Officer confined J. A. Plumber, (Sea) + Henry Booth (O.S.) to await trial by Court-Martial _ Banked fires. The following men absent without leave:- J. Shaw (C.B.M), P.J. Herbison, (App), + D. McCraeken (2 C.F.) _ Roger Welles Jr Ensign, U.S.N.

J. A. Plumber, (Sea) - By order of the Commanding Officer confined J. A. Plumber, (Sea) + Henry Booth (O.S.) to await trial by Court-Martial

Henry Booth (O.S.) - By order of the Commanding Officer confined J. A. Plumber, (Sea) + Henry Booth (O.S.) to await trial by Court-Martial

J. Shaw (C.B.M) - The following men absent without leave:- J. Shaw (C.B.M), P.J. Herbison, (App), + D. McCraeken (2 C.F.)

P.J. Herbison, (App) - The following men absent without leave:- J. Shaw (C.B.M), P.J. Herbison, (App), + D. McCraeken (2 C.F.)

D. McCraeken (2 C.F.) - The following men absent without leave:- J. Shaw (C.B.M), P.J. Herbison, (App), + D. McCraeken (2 C.F.)

Mer. to 4 P.M. Clear + pleasant - Light breeze from N.W. R F. Lopez. Ensign U.S.N.

4 P.M. to Mid. Clear + pleasant _ Light N.W'ly breeze _ At 6.30 P.M. the Honorable Secretary of the Navy left the ship _ P. Boyle (1 C.F) returned from liberty 11 hours overtime _ Banked fires _ Roger Welles, Jr. Ensign, U.S.N.

Secretary of the Navy - At 6.30 P.M. the Honorable Secretary of the Navy left the ship

I Mid. to 8 A.M. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze from N'd T.G. Dewey Ensign, U.S.N.


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navy yard new york

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21 March 1887

Mid. to 8 A.M. Overcast + cloudy. Foggy. Light S.E'ly breeze. Banked fires. G Seaman (B.M) returned from liberty 24 hours overtime _ Roger Welles, Jr Ensign. U.S.N.

G Seaman (B.M) - G Seaman (B.M) returned from liberty 24 hours overtime

8 A.M. to Merid. Clear + pleasant _ Light breeze from S.E. Banked fires. At 9.30 inspected at quarters _ Exercised at sail drill. The following men absent without leave:- A. Erickson, (Sea), J. Larsen, (Sea), T. Kelleher (C.M) J. White (C.H) D. McCracken (2 C.F.), + J. Shaw (C.B.M). Received in Construction:- 1 crystal glass cutter. P.J. Herbison (App) absent without leave. R. F. Lopez. Ensign, U.S.N.

A. Erickson, (Sea) - A. Erickson, (Sea), J. Larsen, (Sea), T. Kelleher (C.M) J. White (C.H) D. McCracken (2 C.F.), + J. Shaw (C.B.M).

J. Larsen, (Sea) - A. Erickson, (Sea), J. Larsen, (Sea), T. Kelleher (C.M) J. White (C.H) D. McCracken (2 C.F.), + J. Shaw (C.B.M).

T. Kelleher (C.M) - A. Erickson, (Sea), J. Larsen, (Sea), T. Kelleher (C.M) J. White (C.H) D. McCracken (2 C.F.), + J. Shaw (C.B.M).

J. White (C.H) - A. Erickson, (Sea), J. Larsen, (Sea), T. Kelleher (C.M) J. White (C.H) D. McCracken (2 C.F.), + J. Shaw (C.B.M).

D. McCracken (2 C.F.) - A. Erickson, (Sea), J. Larsen, (Sea), T. Kelleher (C.M) J. White (C.H) D. McCracken (2 C.F.), + J. Shaw (C.B.M).

J. Shaw (C.B.M) - A. Erickson, (Sea), J. Larsen, (Sea), T. Kelleher (C.M) J. White (C.H) D. McCracken (2 C.F.), + J. Shaw (C.B.M).

P.J. Herbison (App) - P.J. Herbison (App) absent without leave.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Cloudy. Light breeze from E'd Crew printing ship outside _ Placed J. A. Plumber (Sea) + H. Booth (O.S.) in Confinement on bread + water for 5 days by order of Commanding Officer for leaving ship without permission. 2 joiners, 1 painter, 2 shipwrights, at work on board from Navy Yard. Fires banked. D. McCracken (2 C.F.) returned aboard 32 hours late, + Jerry White returned 8 hours overtime. E Simpson Ensign, U.S.N.

J. A. Plumber (Sea) - Placed J. A. Plumber (Sea) + H. Booth (O.S.) in Confinement on bread + water for 5 days by order of Commanding Officer for leaving ship without permission.

H. Booth (O.S.) - Placed J. A. Plumber (Sea) + H. Booth (O.S.) in Confinement on bread + water for 5 days by order of Commanding Officer for leaving ship without permission.

D. McCracken (2 C.F.) - D. McCracken (2 C.F.) returned aboard 32 hours late

Jerry White - Jerry White returned 8 hours overtime.

4 P.M. to Mid. Overcast and rainy. Light breeze from S.E. Banked fires. The Commanding Officer left the ship on leave T. Kelleher (C.M) returned on board 14 hours overtime. R. F. Lopez. Ensign, U.S.N.

T. Kelleher (C.M) - T. Kelleher (C.M) returned on board 14 hours overtime.

Mid to 8 am. Overcast and cloudy. Foggy. Light SEly breeze.

8 am to merid. Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from SE.

Merid to 4 pm. Cloudy. Light breeze from E.

4 pm to merid. Overcast and rainy. Light breeze from SE.


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navy yard new york

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22 March 1887

Mid. to 8 A.M. Overcast snowing + raining. Banked fires. R. F. Lopez. Ensign, U.S.N.

8 A.M. to Merid. Rainy + disagreeable. Fresh breeze from N.E. J. Shaw (C.B.M.) returned aboard 73 hours overtime, and A. Erickson (Sea) 27.5 hours overtime. The following men absent without leave:- R. Bjorkman (Qr. Gr) J.W. Durfey (Mach) C. Christian, (Sea). J. Larsen, (Sea). J. Simons (O.S), E. Stevenson (Sea). P.J. Herbison (App.), + M.H. Perkins (B'Smith) E Simpson Ensign, U.S.N.

J. Shaw (C.B.M.) - J. Shaw (C.B.M.) returned aboard 73 hours overtime, and A. Erickson (Sea) 27.5 hours overtime.

A. Erickson (Sea) - J. Shaw (C.B.M.) returned aboard 73 hours overtime, and A. Erickson (Sea) 27.5 hours overtime.

R. Bjorkman (Qr. Gr) - The following men absent without leave:- R. Bjorkman (Qr. Gr) J.W. Durfey (Mach) C. Christian, (Sea). J. Larsen, (Sea). J. Simons (O.S), E. Stevenson (Sea). P.J. Herbison (App.), + M.H. Perkins (B'Smith)

J.W. Durfey (Mach) - The following men absent without leave:- R. Bjorkman (Qr. Gr) J.W. Durfey (Mach) C. Christian, (Sea). J. Larsen, (Sea). J. Simons (O.S), E. Stevenson (Sea). P.J. Herbison (App.), + M.H. Perkins (B'Smith)

C. Christian, (Sea) - The following men absent without leave:- R. Bjorkman (Qr. Gr) J.W. Durfey (Mach) C. Christian, (Sea). J. Larsen, (Sea). J. Simons (O.S), E. Stevenson (Sea). P.J. Herbison (App.), + M.H. Perkins (B'Smith)

J. Larsen, (Sea) - The following men absent without leave:- R. Bjorkman (Qr. Gr) J.W. Durfey (Mach) C. Christian, (Sea). J. Larsen, (Sea). J. Simons (O.S), E. Stevenson (Sea). P.J. Herbison (App.), + M.H. Perkins (B'Smith)

J. Simons (O.S) - The following men absent without leave:- R. Bjorkman (Qr. Gr) J.W. Durfey (Mach) C. Christian, (Sea). J. Larsen, (Sea). J. Simons (O.S), E. Stevenson (Sea). P.J. Herbison (App.), + M.H. Perkins (B'Smith)

E. Stevenson (Sea) - The following men absent without leave:- R. Bjorkman (Qr. Gr) J.W. Durfey (Mach) C. Christian, (Sea). J. Larsen, (Sea). J. Simons (O.S), E. Stevenson (Sea). P.J. Herbison (App.), + M.H. Perkins (B'Smith)

P.J. Herbison (App.) - The following men absent without leave:- R. Bjorkman (Qr. Gr) J.W. Durfey (Mach) C. Christian, (Sea). J. Larsen, (Sea). J. Simons (O.S), E. Stevenson (Sea). P.J. Herbison (App.), + M.H. Perkins (B'Smith)

M.H. Perkins (B'Smith) - The following men absent without leave:- R. Bjorkman (Qr. Gr) J.W. Durfey (Mach) C. Christian, (Sea). J. Larsen, (Sea). J. Simons (O.S), E. Stevenson (Sea). P.J. Herbison (App.), + M.H. Perkins (B'Smith)

Merid. to 4 P.M. Overcast + cloudy. Snow + rain first three hours of watch. Moderate breeze from N.E. Received on board in Equipment:- One set of awnings, awning curtains + boat cushions _ In Ordnance received one field carriage for Gatling gun + ordnance stores _ In Construction:- 45 panes of glass + 15 gals. Varnish. Making preparations for moving ship to coal dock. At 3.20 spread fires, + at 3.40 started engines ahead. C. Christian (Sea) returned from liberty 32 hours overtime. TG Dewey Ensign, U.S.N.

C. Christian (Sea) - C. Christian (Sea) returned from liberty 32 hours overtime.

4 P.M. to Mid. Clearer + colder. Stiff breeze from N.N.W. Tug "Catalpa" came alongside + at 4.15 helped shift berth to coal dock. Received on board in Equipment Dept:- 139 Yards No. 5 Cotton Canvas + 100 ft. linen leading hose. At 5.25 banked fires. Sent liberty party ashore at 7.30. E Simpson Ensign, U.S.N.

Tug "Catalpa" - Tug "Catalpa" came alongside + at 4.15 helped shift berth to coal dock.


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navy yard new york

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0


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23 March 1887

Mid. to 8 A.M. Clear + cool. Stiff breeze from N.+W. Executed morning routine. R. Bjorkman (Qr.Gr.) returned aboard 24 hours overtime. M.H. Perkins (B'Smith). 23.5 hours overtime _ J. Larsen (Sea). 48 hours overtime. Fires banked. E Simpson Ensign, U.S.N.

R. Bjorkman (Qr.Gr.) - R. Bjorkman (Qr.Gr.) returned aboard 24 hours overtime.

M.H. Perkins (B'Smith) - M.H. Perkins (B'Smith). 23.5 hours overtime

J. Larsen, (Sea) - J. Larsen (Sea). 48 hours overtime.

8 A.M. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze from N.W. The following Yard men at work on board:- 2 fasteners, 2 joiners, + 9 calkers. Crew engaged in getting stores on board, + preparing ship for sea _ By order of Commanding Officer, J. Simons, (O.S.). + E. Stevenson, (Sea). were declared deserters, and their effects turned in to the Paymaster _ The following men absent without leave:- J.W. Durfey, (Mach). + P.J. Herbison (App). Fires banked. N.W. Heins (App) absent without leave TG Dewey Ensign, U.S.N.

J. Simons, (O.S.) - By order of Commanding Officer, J. Simons, (O.S.). + E. Stevenson, (Sea). were declared deserters, and their effects turned in to the Paymaster

E. Stevenson, (Sea) - By order of Commanding Officer, J. Simons, (O.S.). + E. Stevenson, (Sea). were declared deserters, and their effects turned in to the Paymaster

J.W. Durfey, (Mach) - The following men absent without leave:- J.W. Durfey, (Mach). + P.J. Herbison (App).

P.J. Herbison (App) - The following men absent without leave:- J.W. Durfey, (Mach). + P.J. Herbison (App).

N.W. Heins (App) - N.W. Heins (App) absent without leave

Merid. to 4 P.M. Overcast + cloudy. Moderate breeze from N.+W. Preparing ship for sea _ Received stores in Navigation Dept. as follows:- 1 Sir Wm. Thompson's sounding machine, 1 Barometer, 6 Thermometers, 1 Wet + 1 Dry bulb Thermometer, 4 Boat Compasses, 1 Clock, 1 Tell tale, 1 Course Indicator, 1 Alidade, 1 Dumb Compass + tripod, 6 bbls Oil, Ship's library, 11 Sheets Drawing Paper , + 1 aneroid barometer. Received in Ordnance Department:- 1 box stationary, 10 fms ~, 120 fms lanyard stuff. Received in Equipment Department:- 6 wash bowls 6 pitchers, 1 chamois skin. Received 3775 gals. of water. Banked fires Roger Welles, Jr. Ensign, U.S.N.

4 P.M. to Mid. Clear + pleasant _ Light breeze from N.+W. Crew engaged in making preparations for sea, + in getting stores on board. T.G. Dewey Ensign, U.S.N.

Mid to 8 am. Clear and cool. Stiff breeze from N + W.

8 am to merid. Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from NW.

Merid to 4 pm. Overcast and cloudy. Moderate breeze from N + W.

4 pm to mid. Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from N + W.

Mid to 8 am. Clear and cool. Stiff breeze from N + W.

8 am to merid. Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from NW.

Merid to 4 pm. Overcast and cloudy. Moderate breeze from N + W.

4 pm to mid. Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from N + W.

Mid to 8 am. Clear and cool. Stiff breeze from N + W.

8 am to merid. Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from NW.

Merid to 4 pm. Overcast and cloudy. Moderate breeze from N + W.

4 pm to mid. Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from N + W.

Mid to 8 am. Clear and cool. Stiff breeze from N + W.

8 am to merid. Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from NW.

Merid to 4 pm. Overcast and cloudy. Moderate breeze from N + W.

4 pm to mid. Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from N + W.

Mid to 8 am. Clear and cool. Stiff breeze from N + W.

8 am to merid. Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from NW.

Merid to 4 pm. Overcast and cloudy. Moderate breeze from N + W.

4 pm to mid. Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from N + W.

Mid to 8 am. Clear and cool. Stiff breeze from N + W.

8 am to merid. Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from NW.

Merid to 4 pm. Overcast and cloudy. Moderate breeze from N + W.

4 pm to mid. Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from N + W.


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navy yard new york

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24 March 1887

got under way from off ellis island at 215

Lat 30.6, Long 114.8

Commences + till 8 A.M. Clear + pleasant; light breeze from S.W. Sent down royal yards + housed top gallantmasts preparatory to going under East River Bridge. Spread fires at 6.30 + at 7 left dock, + stood down East River, Executive Officer Conning. At 7.50 came to with port anchor off Ellis' Island in 9 fms. of water + veered to 45 fms. on port chain. J.W. Durfey (Mach) returned from liberty 40 hrs. overtime. Received for passage to Norfolk a draft of 42 men from the Receiving ship. James Murphy, (Sea), + Francis P.H. Lingg were transferred to this vessel from the "Vermont" with their clothing + accounts. Draft forward 13'6", aft 17' At 7.55 banked fires. Harvey Stanley (Lds) absent without leave. T.G. Dewey, Ensign, U.S.N.

J.W. Durfey (Mach) - J.W. Durfey (Mach) returned from liberty 40 hrs. overtime.

James Murphy, (Sea) - James Murphy, (Sea), + Francis P.H. Lingg were transferred to this vessel from the "Vermont" with their clothing + accounts.

Francis P.H. Lingg - James Murphy, (Sea), + Francis P.H. Lingg were transferred to this vessel from the "Vermont" with their clothing + accounts.

Vermont - James Murphy, (Sea), + Francis P.H. Lingg were transferred to this vessel from the "Vermont" with their clothing + accounts.

Harvey Stanley (Lds) - Harvey Stanley (Lds) absent without leave.

8 A.M. to Mer. Clear + cool. Moderate breeze from S.W. Taking in ammunition. Sent up top gallant masts. Secured boats for sea. Banked fires. P.J. Herbison (App). absent without leave. also N.W. Heins. Roger Welles Jr. Ensign, U.S.N.

P.J. Herbison (App) - P.J. Herbison (App). absent without leave. also N.W. Heins.

N.W. Heins - P.J. Herbison (App). absent without leave. also N.W. Heins.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Cloudy + cool; moderate breeze from S. Got under way from off Ellis' Island at 2.15 Standing down River. R. F. Lopez. Ensign, U.S.N.

4 to 6 P.M. Cloudy + cool; stiff to moderate breeze from S. Bar'm. falling. Steaming out of New York Harbor, Navigator Conning. Passed U.S.F.S "Richmond" Standing in under Steam + Sail _ Signalled "Permission to proceed to sea," answered "Granted." Swung ship for Compass deviation. At 5.53 took departure from Scotland Lightship close aboard, Patent Log reading 0 + shaped course S 1/4 W (p.c.) Running under steam alone _ P.L at end of watch, 0.3. E Simpson Ensign, U.S.N.

U.S.F.S "Richmond" - U.S.F.S "Richmond" Standing in under Steam + Sail

6 to 8 P.M. Clear + pleasant; moderate breeze from S. Under steam alone; engine making 62 revolutions. On course S 1/4 W (p.c.) At end of watch Navesink Lights bore N x W 3/4 W (true). Pat Log 11.8. Barometer falling. TG Dewey Ensign, U.S.N.

8 P.M. to Mid. Cloudy to overcast fresh breeze from S. Barometer falling. Course S 1/4 W (p.c.) under steam alone Sighted Barnegat Light at 9.30. Lost sight of Navesink Lights at 10 + Barnegat at 11.40. Coal Steam Revolutions 62 Roger Welles Jr. Ensign, U.S.N.

Commences and till 8 am. Clear and pleasant; light breeze from SW. at 6.30 am left dock. At 7.50 came to with port anchor off Ellis Island.

8 am to mer. Clear and cool. Moderate breeze from SW.

Merid to 4 pm. Cloudy and cool; moderate breeze from S. Got under way at 2.15 pm.

4 to 6 pm. Cloudy and cool; stiff and moderate breeze from S, bar'm falling. At 5.53 took departure from Scotland Lightship close aboard.

6 to 8 pm. Clear and pleasant; moderate breeze from S. At end of watch Navesink Lights bore N + W 3/4 W (true). Barometer falling.

8 pm to mid. Cloudy and overcast, fresh breeze from S. Barometer falling. Sighted Barnegat Light at 9.30. Lost sight of Navesink Lights at 10 and Barnegat at 11.40.


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at sea bound from new york to norfolk

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0


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25 March 1887

at 1130 sighted winter quarter shoal light bearing two points on port bow

Lat 29.9, Long 45.0

Mid. to 4 A.M. Cloudy + cool; fresh breeze from S.S.W., + S.W. Barometer rising. Under steam. R. F. Lopez. Ensign, U.S.N.

4 to 8 A.M. Clear + very pleasant; stiff breeze hauling from W.S.W to W.N.W _ Barometer rising slowly _ ship pitching easily to moderate sea from S+W Course S 1/4 W. At 5.30 set jib, fore + main topmast staysails, + spanker. At 6 changed course S.S.W 3/4 W Pat Log 46.6 + at 7.15 to S.WxS Pat. Log 53.3 Pat. Log at end of watch 56.1 P.J. Herbison (App) + N.W. Heins (App) absent without leave. E Simpson Ensign, U.S.N.

P.J. Herbison (App) - P.J. Herbison (App) + N.W. Heins (App) absent without leave.

N.W. Heins (App) - P.J. Herbison (App) + N.W. Heins (App) absent without leave.

8 A.M. to Merid. Generally clear; moderate breeze from W.N.W to W. At 9.45 set flying jib, mizzen top gallant, ~ staysails + main T'gallant + royal staysails + foresail _ At 9.30 called all hands to quarters for inspection. At 10.20 took in + furled main royal staysails, + mizzen topgallant staysail + hauled up foresail. Barometer rising. At end of watch Patent Log read 78.7. On course S.W. by S(pc) during watch. T.G. Dewey, Ensign U.S.N.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Clear + pleasant, moderate breeze from W.N.W to N.W. Barometer rising. Slowed down at 1 + started at 1.55 to clear boiler tubes. By order of Com'd'g Officer released + restored to duty J.A. Plumber (Sea) + Henry Booth (O.S.) _ under steam + fore + aft sail + foresail. The course S.W. x S (pc) during watch _ Roger Welles, Jr. Ensign, U.S.N.

J.A. Plumber (Sea) - By order of Com'd'g Officer released + restored to duty J.A. Plumber (Sea) + Henry Booth (O.S.)

Henry Booth (O.S.) - By order of Com'd'g Officer released + restored to duty J.A. Plumber (Sea) + Henry Booth (O.S.)

4 to 6 P.M. Clear + pleasant; gentle breeze from N.W. At 4 made sail to topgallant sails; at 6 took in all sail. At 4.30 changed course to S.W 1/2 S. (p.c.) At 8 Pat. Log 116 R. F. Lopez. Ensign, U.S.N.

6 to 8 P.M. Clear + very pleasant; light breeze from N.W. falling calm + changing to light airs from S.S.E.. Barom. steady. sea smooth At 6.30 changed course S.W. (p.c) + at 7 to W.N.W 1/4 W (p.c.) At 7.30 changed course to S.W. (p.c.) At 8 Pat Log 129. E Simpson Ensign, U.S.N.

8 P.M. to Mid. Clear + pleasant; light breeze from S.W. Haze covered horizon _ At 8.10 stopped engines for 10 minutes to get sounding. Found bottom in 18 fms. fine white sand. At 9 changed course to S.W. 3/4 S (p.c.) At 10.00 stopped engines for ten minutes for a sounding. Got bottom in 10 fms. fine white sand. At 10.45 made Assateague Light bearing two points on starboard bow. At 11.30 sighted Winter Quarter Shoal Light bearing two points on Port bow. Changed course to S 1/4 W (p.c.) At 11.40 stopped engines to cool them; took a sounding + found bottom in 10 fms. At 11.55 started ahead with engines. At end of watch on course S 1/4 W (p.c). Patent Log reading 152.1 _ Barometer steady. T.G. Dewey, Ensign, U.S.N.


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fort norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8

Standing up Elizabeth River

At anchor; heading east.


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26 March 1887

Commences until 4 am. Clear and misty and hazy. Light S to SE breeze. Barometer steady. At 1.30 Winter Quarter Shoal light disappeared. Last sight of Assateague Light at 11.50.

4 to 8 am. Clear and pleasant, light airs from SE. Barometer rising. At 5.00 sighted Hog Island light two points on starboard bow. At 6.30 sighted Cape Charles Light on starboard bow.

8 am to merid. Clear and very pleasant. Hazy horizon. Calm first two hours. Light airs to light breeze from NW last two hours. Barometer falling. Standing into Hampton Roads.

Merid to 4 pm. Clear and pleasant, standing up Elizabeth River. At 2.00 came to with port anchor off Fort Norfolk.

4 to 6 pm. Clear and pleasant. Gentle ENE breeze. Barometer rising.

6 to 8 pm. Clear and pleasant. Light and gentle breeze E. Barometer rising.

8 pm to mid. Clear and very pleasant. Bright starlight. Gentle to light breeze from E. Barometer rising first hour, afterward steady.


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at anchor off fort norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8


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27 March 1887

Roger Willis, Jr. -


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28 March 1887

navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8


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28 March 1887


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29 March 1887

navy yard norfolk virginia

Lat 36.8, Long 147.8


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29 March 1887

navy yard norfolk virginia

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3


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30 March 1887

navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8


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30 March 1887

navy yard norfolk virginia

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3


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31 March 1887

navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8


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31 March 1887

navy yard norfolk virginia

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3



LOGS FOR APRIL 1887


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1 April 1887

navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8


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1 April 1887

navy yard norfolk virginia

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

Commences and until 8 am. Overcast and cloudy. Light and gentle breezes from NW to N. Barometer rising.

8 am to merid. Overcast and threatening rain. Light to gentle N breezes. Barometer falling slightly.

Mer to 4 pm. Overcast, raining and hailing. Gentle breeze from N x E. Barometer falling.

4 pm to Mid. Overcast with rain, hail and snow during watch. Gentle N x E breeze. Barometer steady.


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2 April 1887

navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8


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2 April 1887

navy yard norfolk virginia

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3


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3 April 1887

navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8


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3 April 1887

navy yard norfolk virginia

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3


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navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8


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4 April 1887

Mid to 8 am. Clear and very pleasant. light breeze hauling from South to SW.

8 am to merid. Clear and pleasant, moderate breeze from SW blowing fresh in squalls.

Merid to 4 pm. Clear and pleasant. Moderate SW breeze. Barometer falling.

4 pm to mid. Clear and pleasant. gentle to light breeze from South.


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navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8


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5 April 1887

Commences and til 8 am. Generally overcast, with light drizzling rain last part of watch.

8 am to merid. Clear and pleasant; gentle NW breezes. Barometer falling.

Merid to 4 pm. Overcast. Gentle to moderate breeze from NW. Barometer rising.

4 pm to mid. Overcast to clear and cool. Gentle to moderate NW to NNW breezes. Barometer rising.


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6 April 1887

navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8


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6 April 1887

navy yard norfolk virginia

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3


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7 April 1887

navy yard norfolk va

Lat -43.0, Long 147.8


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7 April 1887

navy yard norfolk virginia

Lat 36.8, Long -76.3

coal: 4 tons - returned to coal pile


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8 April 1887

at anchor hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


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8 April 1887

hampton roads virginia

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


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9 April 1887

hampton roads virginia

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


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9 April 1887

hampton roads virginia

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


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10 April 1887

chesapeake bay virginia

Lat 37.0, Long -76.0


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10 April 1887

chesapeake bay virginia

Lat 37.0, Long -76.0


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at anchor hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


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11 April 1887


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chesapeake bay

Lat 37.0, Long -76.0


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12 April 1887

Merid to 8 am. Clear and very pleasant. light breeze from SW hauling to moderate breeze from NE. Barometer rising.

8 am to merid. Clear and pleasant; gentle breeze from ENE. Got underway at 9.15 and steamed out of the harbor.

Merid to 4 pm. Clear and pleasant, with light mist round horizon; gentle E x S breezes. Barometer falling.

4 pm to mid. Clear and pleasant; light breeze from ESE. At 4.45 squared away and stood in for anchorage at Hampton Roads. At 6.15 came to with starboard anchor off Fortress Monroe.


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13 April 1887

hampton roads virginia

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


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13 April 1887

hampton roads virginia

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


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at anchor hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


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14 April 1887


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at anchor hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


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15 April 1887

Mid to 8 AM: Cloudy, light to gentle breeze fom SE. Barometer falling. At 4:30 swung to ebb.

USS Dispatch - came in and at anchor at 7

8 AM to Merid: Overcast and pleasant, light easterly airs. Barometer falling. Swung to flood at 11:30. At 9:30 dat quarters for inspection. Distilling with both available boilers. At 9:15 USS Dispatch went to sea.

Merid to 4 PM: Overcast. Light breeze from NE. Barometer falling. Sent party ashore in dinghy for land. Fire banked under main boiler. Distilling with both auxiliary boilers.

4 PM to Mid: Cloudy last four hours of watch raining with thunder and lightening. Barometer falling. Distilling with both auxiliary boilers. At 8 allowed fires to die and under main boiler.


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at anchor hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3

coal: 2 -


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16 April 1887

distilling with both aux boilers


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at anchor hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


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17 April 1887


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at anchor hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


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18 April 1887


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at anchor hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


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19 April 1887

clearing and cool; light breeze light air hailing from north to W by S barometer rising. Fires under both ??? boilers for heating ship


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hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


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20 April 1887


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at anchor hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


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21 April 1887


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at anchor hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


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22 April 1887


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at anchor hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


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23 April 1887


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at anchor hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


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24 April 1887

mid to 8am; generally overcast, light airs from south hauling and increasing to moderate breeze from ne. barometr rising. execute morning routine. fires in both donkey boilers. at 5.45 swung to flood tide.

8 am to merid. generally overcast with moderate ne breeze . at 9.30 had prelimenary quarters for inspection followed immidiately by an inspection by the commanding officer of the ship and crew at quarters. commenced to swing to ebb at 10.30. low fires in both aux.boilers. H.Booth (OS) & C.Forest (OS) absent without leave.

merid to 4pm; overcast and cloudy. gentle north to ne breezes. barometer falling. ship completed swinging to ebb tide at 12.15. sent liberty party on shore at 1.15. fires in both donkey boilers.

4pm to mid; clear and pleasant. light airs fm se and sse. swung to flood tide at 5. and to ebb at 11.15. low fires under both aux.boilers.


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at anchor hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


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25 April 1887


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at anchor hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


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26 April 1887


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hampton roads

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3

Cancelled (Entered in foregoing page)

Cancelled (Entered in foregoing page)

Cancelled


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See foregoing page

See Foregoing Page


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hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


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27 April 1887


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at anchor hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


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28 April 1887

Mid to 8 am. Overcast with occasional rain; light breezes from SW and SSE. Barometer falling.

8 am to merid. Overcast but pleasant; gentle breeze from SSW increasing to fresh breeze towards end of watch. Barometer falling.

Merid to 4 pm. Overcast and cloudy; sqally and rainy.

4 pm to midnight. Overcast, rainy and squally. Lightning in the horizon to windward. Stiff breeze from SSW to WSW with frequent squalls equal in force to a moderate gale. Barometer falling. 8 pm - mid: Generally cloudy; fresh to moderate breeze from SW.


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at anchor hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


5145bbe0a2fc8ee892000353: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_113_1.jpg)


29 April 1887


5145bbe0a2fc8ee892000355: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_114_0.jpg)


at anchor hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


5145bbe0a2fc8ee892000357: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_114_1.jpg)


30 April 1887



LOGS FOR MAY 1887


5145bbe0a2fc8ee892000359: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_115_0.jpg)


hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


5145bbe0a2fc8ee89200035b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_115_1.jpg)


1 May 1887

SS Constellation - Towed out by tug


5145bbe0a2fc8ee89200035d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_116_0.jpg)


hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


5145bbe0a2fc8ee89200035f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_116_1.jpg)


2 May 1887


5145bbe0a2fc8ee892000361: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_117_0.jpg)


hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


5145bbe0a2fc8ee892000363: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_117_1.jpg)


3 May 1887


5145bbe1a2fc8ee892000365: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_118_0.jpg)


at anchor hampton roads virginia usa

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


5145bbe1a2fc8ee892000367: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_118_1.jpg)


4 May 1887

hazy horizon


5145bbe1a2fc8ee892000369: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_119_0.jpg)


at anchor hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3


5145bbe1a2fc8ee89200036b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_119_1.jpg)


5 May 1887

Mid to 8 AM: stasy, light air from SSE by SW. Barometer rising. At 2.30 swing is flood. Dietilling with starboards dunker bioler. R. G. Lifsey

8 AM to Merid: Clear + warm, lazy horizon. Light air from SW, Barometer falling slowly - At 9.30 bad quarters for inspection. Driller:- 185 Div. Sometimes is houling Nothkis 53 m m fun. 200 Dir Shohuchinus in loading + firing Stotchkins swafigine rifle. 30 Dir. Amen nature of Fathing gun. Powder Div, Ditues at Stalines, Fires unter starboards drunky boiler.

Mid to 4 PM: Clear + very warm. Light air from west first haze of walded + light air to light huge from East late five hours. Swung to flood at 3.00 fires under starboard drunky boiler for dietilling.

4 PM to Mid: Generally clear + pleasant. Light to gentle breeze hauling from East to SSW barometer unelleady. Distilling with starboard drunky boiler swung to left at 9.00


5145bbe1a2fc8ee89200036d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_120_0.jpg)


at anchor hampton roads va

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3

coal: 1 tons 1080 lbs. -


5145bbe1a2fc8ee89200036f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_120_1.jpg)


6 May 1887

misty around horizon


5145bbe1a2fc8ee892000371: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_121_0.jpg)


Lat 36.58, Long -75.40


5145bbe1a2fc8ee892000373: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_121_1.jpg)


7 May 1887

430 am up anchor and steamed out of harbor

Lat 38.5, Long -28.6


5145bbe1a2fc8ee892000375: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_122_0.jpg)


Lat 35.05, Long -72.87


5145bbe1a2fc8ee892000377: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_122_1.jpg)


8 May 1887

misty horizon


5145bbe1a2fc8ee892000379: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_123_0.jpg)


Lat 33.72, Long -69.85


5145bbe1a2fc8ee89200037b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_123_1.jpg)


9 May 1887


5145bbe1a2fc8ee89200037d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_124_0.jpg)


Lat 32.17, Long -66.42


5145bbe1a2fc8ee89200037f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_124_1.jpg)


10 May 1887


5145bbe1a2fc8ee892000381: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_125_0.jpg)


at sea hampton roads to bridgetown barbados

Lat 29.58, Long -64.92


5145bbe1a2fc8ee892000383: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_125_1.jpg)


11 May 1887


5145bbe1a2fc8ee892000385: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_126_0.jpg)


5 October 1887

Lat 27.07, Long -63.45


5145bbe1a2fc8ee892000387: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_126_1.jpg)


12 May 1887


5145bbe1a2fc8ee892000389: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_127_0.jpg)


at sea bound from hampton roads virginia to bridgetown barbadoes

Lat 24.57, Long -62.18


5145bbe1a2fc8ee89200038b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_127_1.jpg)


13 May 1887

Mid to 4 am. Clear and pleasant; light Easterly airs. Barometer falling.

4 am to 8 am. Clear and pleasant; light airs to light breeze from East. Barometer steady.

8 am to merid. Cloudy but pleasant; light breeze from East to E x S. Barometer steady. At 11 set the clock ahead 9 minutes.

Merid to 4 pm. Clear but pleasant; light breeze to light airs from SE x E and SSE.

4 pm to 6 pm. Overcast but pleasant. Light breeze from ESE. Barometer steady.

6 pm to 8 pm. Overcast; light breeze from ESE. Barometer steady.

8 pm to merid. Generally clear overhead; cloudy horizon. Light breeze from ESE to SE. Barometer steady.


5145bbe1a2fc8ee89200038d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_128_0.jpg)


Lat 21.90, Long -60.97


5145bbe1a2fc8ee89200038f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_128_1.jpg)


14 May 1887


5145bbe1a2fc8ee892000391: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_129_0.jpg)


Lat 19.82, Long -59.98


5145bbe1a2fc8ee892000393: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_129_1.jpg)


15 May 1887


5145bbe2a2fc8ee892000395: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_130_0.jpg)


Lat 18.45, Long -59.63


5145bbe2a2fc8ee892000397: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_130_1.jpg)


16 May 1887

lightning on horizon from SW to SE


5145bbe2a2fc8ee892000399: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_131_0.jpg)


Lat 16.97, Long -59.25


5145bbe2a2fc8ee89200039b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_131_1.jpg)


17 May 1887


5145bbe2a2fc8ee89200039d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_132_0.jpg)


Lat 14.82, Long -59.07


5145bbe2a2fc8ee89200039f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_132_1.jpg)


18 May 1887


5145bbe2a2fc8ee8920003a1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_133_0.jpg)


bridgetown barbadoes

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6


5145bbe2a2fc8ee8920003a3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_133_1.jpg)


19 May 1887


5145bbe2a2fc8ee8920003a5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_134_0.jpg)


at anchor bridgetown barbadoes

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6


5145bbe2a2fc8ee8920003a7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_134_1.jpg)


20 May 1887

squally around horizon

W. E. Graves (Sea) - The following are absent without leave:

F. A. Sime (2 Cl. F.) - The following are absent without leave:

J. E. Cannon (Oiler) - The following are absent without leave:

G. Ribman (Los) - The following are absent without leave:

M. Scanlan (Sea) - The following are absent without leave:

T. C. Christian (Sea) - The following are absent without leave:

The Commanding Officer paid an official visit to the U.S. Consul

J. E. Cannon (Oiler) - W. E. Graves (Sea), J. E. Cannon (Oiler) and M. Scanan (Sea) returned aboard 11 hours overtime.

W. E. Graves (Sea) - W. E. Graves (Sea), J. E. Cannon (Oiler) and M. Scanan (Sea) returned aboard 11 hours overtime.

M. Scanlan (Sea) - W. E. Graves (Sea), J. E. Cannon (Oiler) and M. Scanan (Sea) returned aboard 11 hours overtime.


5145bbe2a2fc8ee8920003a9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_135_0.jpg)


bridgetown barbadoes

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6


5145bbe2a2fc8ee8920003ab: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_135_1.jpg)


21 May 1887

C. Christian (Sea) - C. Christian (Sea) returned on board 24 hours overtime.

F. A. Sime (2 Cl. F.) - The following crew absent without leave: - F. A Sime (2 Cl. F.) G. Robinson (Lt.) F. Dumond (BM), H. W. Holdaway (Aff.) C. Olsen (O.S.) L. Bedmarsh (Sea).

G. Robinson (Lt) - The following crew absent without leave: - F. A Sime (2 Cl. F.) G. Robinson (Lt.) F. Dumond (BM), H. W. Holdaway (Aff.) C. Olsen (O.S.) L. Bedmarsh (Sea).

F. Dumond (BM) - The following crew absent without leave: - F. A Sime (2 Cl. F.) G. Robinson (Lt.) F. Dumond (BM), H. W. Holdaway (Aff.) C. Olsen (O.S.) L. Bedmarsh (Sea).

C. Olsen (O.S.) - The following crew absent without leave: - F. A Sime (2 Cl. F.) G. Robinson (Lt.) F. Dumond (BM), H. W. Holdaway (Aff.) C. Olsen (O.S.) L. Bedmarsh (Sea).

L. Bedmarsky (Sea) - The following crew absent without leave: - F. A Sime (2 Cl. F.) G. Robinson (Lt.) F. Dumond (BM), H. W. Holdaway (Aff.) C. Olsen (O.S.) L. Bedmarsky (Sea).

H. W. Holdaway (Aff.) - The following crew absent without leave: - F. A Sime (2 Cl. F.) G. Robinson (Lt.) F. Dumond (BM), H. W. Holdaway (Aff.) C. Olsen (O.S.) L. Bedmarsh (Sea).


5145bbe2a2fc8ee8920003ad: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_136_0.jpg)


bridgetown barbadoes

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6


5145bbe2a2fc8ee8920003af: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_136_1.jpg)


22 May 1887

H.W. Holdawg (Aff) - H.W. Holdawg (Aff) returned aboard 24 hours overtime.


5145bbe2a2fc8ee8920003b1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_137_0.jpg)


at anchor bridgetown barbadoes

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6


5145bbe2a2fc8ee8920003b3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_137_1.jpg)


23 May 1887

coal: 23.5 tons -

coal: 61 2/3 tons -

coal: 164 tons - finished coaling having taken on board 164 tons

coal: 164 tons -


5145bbe2a2fc8ee8920003b5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_138_0.jpg)


at anchor bridgetown barbadoes

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6


5145bbe2a2fc8ee8920003b7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_138_1.jpg)


24 May 1887


5145bbe2a2fc8ee8920003b9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_139_0.jpg)


at anchor bridgetown barbadoes

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6


5145bbe2a2fc8ee8920003bb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_139_1.jpg)


25 May 1887


5145bbe2a2fc8ee8920003bd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_140_0.jpg)


Lat 12.92, Long -59.47

coal: -


5145bbe2a2fc8ee8920003bf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_140_1.jpg)


26 May 1887

C. Schmidt - returned aboard 12 1/2 hours overtime

C. Schmidt - confined


5145bbe3a2fc8ee8920003c1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_141_0.jpg)


Lat 12.10, Long -57.92


5145bbe3a2fc8ee8920003c3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_141_1.jpg)


27 May 1887

Roger Welles Jr. -


5145bbe3a2fc8ee8920003c5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_142_0.jpg)


Lat 10.98, Long -56.00


5145bbe3a2fc8ee8920003c7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_142_1.jpg)


28 May 1887


5145bbe3a2fc8ee8920003c9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_143_0.jpg)


Lat 9.88, Long -53.97


5145bbe3a2fc8ee8920003cb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_143_1.jpg)


29 May 1887


5145bbe3a2fc8ee8920003cd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_144_0.jpg)


at sea

Lat 8.33, Long -51.97


5145bbe3a2fc8ee8920003cf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_144_1.jpg)


30 May 1887


5145bbe3a2fc8ee8920003d1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_145_0.jpg)


Lat 7.13, Long -50.12


5145bbe3a2fc8ee8920003d3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_145_1.jpg)


31 May 1887



LOGS FOR JUNE 1887


5145bbe3a2fc8ee8920003d5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_146_0.jpg)


Lat 5.87, Long -48.05


5145bbe3a2fc8ee8920003d7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_146_1.jpg)


1 June 1887


5145bbe3a2fc8ee8920003d9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_147_0.jpg)


Lat 4.52, Long -46.10


5145bbe3a2fc8ee8920003db: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_147_1.jpg)


2 June 1887


5145bbe3a2fc8ee8920003dd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_148_0.jpg)


Lat 3.18, Long -43.33


5145bbe3a2fc8ee8920003df: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_148_1.jpg)


3 June 1887


5145bbe3a2fc8ee8920003e1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_149_0.jpg)


at sea

Lat 1.23, Long -41.20


5145bbe3a2fc8ee8920003e3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_149_1.jpg)


4 June 1887

squally around horizon

F. Harman - lookout duty was reduced by two days

N.M. Plummer - given lookout duty after being asleep on duty


5145bbe3a2fc8ee8920003e5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_150_0.jpg)


Lat -0.12, Long -38.83


5145bbe3a2fc8ee8920003e7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_150_1.jpg)


5 June 1887


5145bbe3a2fc8ee8920003e9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_151_0.jpg)


steamer thetis

Lat -1.87, Long -36.55


5145bbe3a2fc8ee8920003eb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_151_1.jpg)


6 June 1887

lightning around horizon


5145bbe4a2fc8ee8920003ed: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_152_0.jpg)


Lat -3.10, Long -34.98


5145bbe4a2fc8ee8920003ef: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_152_1.jpg)


7 June 1887


5145bbe4a2fc8ee8920003f1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_153_0.jpg)


Lat -4.53, Long -53.93


5145bbe4a2fc8ee8920003f3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_153_1.jpg)


8 June 1887

squally around horizon


5145bbe4a2fc8ee8920003f5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_154_0.jpg)


Lat -6.27, Long -34.17


5145bbe4a2fc8ee8920003f7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_154_1.jpg)


9 June 1887


5145bbe4a2fc8ee8920003f9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_155_0.jpg)


at sea bound from bridgetown barbados to rio de janiero brasil

Lat -8.22, Long -34.12


5145bbe4a2fc8ee8920003fb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_155_1.jpg)


10 June 1887


5145bbe4a2fc8ee8920003fd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_156_0.jpg)


Lat -10.20, Long -34.15


5145bbe4a2fc8ee8920003ff: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_156_1.jpg)


11 June 1887


5145bbe4a2fc8ee892000401: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_157_0.jpg)


Lat -12.80, Long -34.77


5145bbe4a2fc8ee892000403: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_157_1.jpg)


12 June 1887


5145bbe4a2fc8ee892000405: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_158_0.jpg)


Lat -15.53, Long -35.45


5145bbe4a2fc8ee892000407: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_158_1.jpg)


13 June 1887

Mid to 4 am. Clear and pleasant; moderate breeze from SE.

4 am to 8 am. Generally cloudy; gentle breeze from SE. Strengthening to a stiff breeze at 6.30 in squalls. Barometer steady.

8 am to merid. Cloudy with passing rain squalls; moderate to fresh breeze from SE. Barometer rising.

Merid to 4 pm. Clearing and pleasant; stiff to gentle breeze from SE. Barometer steady.

4 pm to 6 pm. Clear and pleasant; gentle breeze from SE.

6 pm to 8 pm. Clear and pleasant; gentle breeze from SE. Barometer steady.

8 pm to mid. Clear and pleasant; gentle breeze from SE. Barometer steady.


5145bbe4a2fc8ee892000409: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_159_0.jpg)


Lat -18.27, Long -35.35


5145bbe4a2fc8ee89200040b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_159_1.jpg)


14 June 1887

Set clock back one minute.

Exercised prisoners.


5145bbe4a2fc8ee89200040d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_160_0.jpg)


Lat -20.27, Long -38.18


5145bbe4a2fc8ee89200040f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_160_1.jpg)


15 June 1887


5145bbe4a2fc8ee892000411: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_161_0.jpg)


at sea bound from bridgetown barbados to rio de janiero brazil

Lat -21.97, Long -40.48


5145bbe4a2fc8ee892000413: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_161_1.jpg)


16 June 1887

French steamer - At 2.45 passed a French steamer bound to the ~-Eastward

Exercised prisoners on deck from 5.30 to 6.15

F. Thomas - By order of Commanding officer, F. Thomas (~) is to stand two hours watch from midnight to 2 Am for three consecutive nights for neglect of duty.


5145bbe4a2fc8ee892000415: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_162_0.jpg)


at sea bound from bridgetown barbados to rio de janeiro brazil and at anchor

Lat 13.1, Long -43.2


5145bbe4a2fc8ee892000417: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_162_1.jpg)


17 June 1887

Lat , Long

Boarding Officers from USS Lancaste, Brazilian man-of-war " ~", Italian corvette "Flavio Gioia" paid customy offers of assistance


5145bbe4a2fc8ee892000419: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_163_0.jpg)


rio de janeiro brazil

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2


5145bbe5a2fc8ee89200041b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_163_1.jpg)


18 June 1887

Wue Hhuar - Command

U.S. Navy -

R. F. Lopez - Name

ESinpeor - Name

J. T Drury - Name

ESiupser - Name

R. P. Johwimmer - Navigator

Some random writing on the page


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at anchor rio de janeiro brazil

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

Slaner "Thetis" - Name

other: 346 gallons - Water expended during the preceding 24 hours,

coal: 2 ton 455 lbs. - Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours.

coal: 169 " 925 " - Coal remaining on hand at Noon,


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19 June 1887


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rio de janeiro brazil

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

coal: 1 tons 1930 lbs. - Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours

coal: 165 tons 1235 lbs. - Coal remaining on hand at Noon


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20 June 1887


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at anchor rio de janeiro brazil

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

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21 June 1887

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coal: -

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at anchor rio de janeiro brazil

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2


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22 June 1887


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at anchor rio de janeiro brazil

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2


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23 June 1887

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at anchor rio de janeiro brazil

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

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24 June 1887

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at anchor rio de janeiro brazil

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

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25 June 1887


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at anchor rio de janeiro brazil

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2


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26 June 1887


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at anchor rio de janeiro brazil

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2


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27 June 1887

Received in Medicla Department: 5 bottled terpene carbolic acid & 5 kegs sulphate of iron


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at anchor rio de janeiro brazil

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 151 " 1465 "


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28 June 1887

Examined and found to be correct. M.P. ~, Ensign + Navigator.


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at anchor rio de janeiro brazil at sea

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2


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29 June 1887

at 515 took departure raza island light house bearing true nw 14 n distant 2 miles

Lat 51.8, Long -176.6

Lieut. Wm H. Emory Jr -

M. C. Gorgas Ensign USN -

R. F. Lopez Ensign, USN -

Merid. to 4 P.M. Clear + pleasant. calm to light airs from NE. Barometer steady. At 1.15 spread fires. At 1.45 made Gen. Sig. 4890, Flagship answered 904.At 1.50 hove up port anchor. At 2.00 let go starboard anchor, engine not turning over on account of hot condenser. At 2.50 hove up starboard anchor + got under way. Stood out of harbor Navigator in charge. At 3.00 Flagship signalled International Code B.Q.R. answered R.S.J. Unbent starboard chain + got both anchors on the bow. U.S. Consul visited the ship. Swinging ship for compass deviation. Ship's draft 13.6 forward 15.6 aft.

J. Dolen (OS) - was discharged from Naval Service by reason of expiration of enlistment

E. Simpson Ensign, USN -

At 5.30 released prisoners for 45 minutes for exercise on deck.

T. G. Dewey, Ensign, USN -

R. P. Schwerin Ensign + Navigator -


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noon

Lat -24.50, Long -44.77


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30 June 1887

M. Scanlan (Sea) - was confined in double irons by order of Commanding Officer to await trial by Court Martial. M. Scanlan (Sea) + James M. Cunningham (Sea) were furnished with copies of specifications against them.

James M. Cunningham (Sea) - M. Scanlan (Sea) + James M. Cunningham (Sea) were furnished with copies of specifications against them.

J. Dolen - was reshipped as an ordinary seaman for three years.

4 P.M. to 6 P.M. Clear + pleasant; light airs backing from South to East. Barometer falling. Sea smooth. Steaning on course SW 5/8 W (p.c.) At 5.30 took in fore + aft sail. Exercised prisoners. Steam 43.5 Rev. 55.

Roger Welles Jr Ensign, USN -



LOGS FOR JULY 1887


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position at noon

Lat -26.18, Long -47.28

Log of the United States Steamer "Thetis", 4 ~ Rate, At Sea, bound from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to ~, ~..

Variation of the Compass by Azimuth observed at 8 am " 2o 00' 00"

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 5545"

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 8 tons 1380 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 132 " 1815 "


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1 July 1887

James M. Cunningham (Sea) - The following Officers detailed by the Commanding Officer met at 10 A.M. for the trial by Summary Court Martial of James M. Cunningham (Sea) + Michael Scanlan (Sea):- R. F. Lopez, Ensign, USN, Senior Member, Ensigns M. C. Gorgas + T. G. Dewey, Members + Asst Paymaster J. Q. Lovell, Recorder At 11.55 the Court adjourned till 1 P.M.

Michael Scanlan (Sea) - The following Officers detailed by the Commanding Officer met at 10 A.M. for the trial by Summary Court Martial of James M. Cunningham (Sea) + Michael Scanlan (Sea):- R. F. Lopez, Ensign, USN, Senior Member, Ensigns M. C. Gorgas + T. G. Dewey, Members + Asst Paymaster J. Q. Lovell, Recorder At 11.55 the Court adjourned till 1 P.M.

R. F. Lopez, Ensign, USN - The following Officers detailed by the Commanding Officer met at 10 A.M. for the trial by Summary Court Martial of James M. Cunningham (Sea) + Michael Scanlan (Sea):- R. F. Lopez, Ensign, USN, Senior Member, Ensigns M. C. Gorgas + T. G. Dewey, Members + Asst Paymaster J. Q. Lovell, Recorder At 11.55 the Court adjourned till 1 P.M.

Ensign M. C. Gorgas - The following Officers detailed by the Commanding Officer met at 10 A.M. for the trial by Summary Court Martial of James M. Cunningham (Sea) + Michael Scanlan (Sea):- R. F. Lopez, Ensign, USN, Senior Member, Ensigns M. C. Gorgas + T. G. Dewey, Members + Asst Paymaster J. Q. Lovell, Recorder At 11.55 the Court adjourned till 1 P.M.

Ensign T. G. Dewey - The following Officers detailed by the Commanding Officer met at 10 A.M. for the trial by Summary Court Martial of James M. Cunningham (Sea) + Michael Scanlan (Sea):- R. F. Lopez, Ensign, USN, Senior Member, Ensigns M. C. Gorgas + T. G. Dewey, Members + Asst Paymaster J. Q. Lovell, Recorder At 11.55 the Court adjourned till 1 P.M.

Broke out bilge plank in middle coal bunker to clean bilge + overhauled bilge pumps.

Asst Paymaster J. Q. Lovell - The following Officers detailed by the Commanding Officer met at 10 A.M. for the trial by Summary Court Martial of James M. Cunningham (Sea) + Michael Scanlan (Sea):- R. F. Lopez, Ensign, USN, Senior Member, Ensigns M. C. Gorgas + T. G. Dewey, Members + Asst Paymaster J. Q. Lovell, Recorder At 11.55 the Court adjourned till 1 P.M.

At 1.00 Court Martial convened + at 2.45 adjourned.

6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Cloudy but pleasant; light breeze backing from NE to NNW. Barometer steady. Steaming on course S by W 5/8 W (p.c.) At 6.30 set fore sail, fore topmast staysail, fore + main topsails + topgallant sails. At 7.45 set jib + spanker. Steam 49.7 Rev. 57.5


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at sea bound from rio de janeiro brazil to montevideo uruguay

Lat -28.13, Long -48.07


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2 July 1887

Vessel pitching deeply to rough head sea.

Vessel pitching deeply at times. The Dinghy was somewhat damaged by being knocked by the sea, as the stern of the ship dipped.

Exercised prisoners for 45 minutes.

8 P.M. to Mid. Weather moderating; clear sky. Fresh to stiff breeze from SSW. Barometer rising; rough sea. Steaming on course S by W 5/8 W (p.c.). At 11.00 - 20 inches in well. Pumped her out. Steam 55 Rev 51


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at sea bound from rio de janeiro brazil to montevideo uruguay

Lat -28.93, Long -48.28


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3 July 1887

Mid. to 4 A.M. Partly cloudy but pleasant. Stiff to moderate breeze from SSW. Long swell from SW by S. At 11 sounded well + found 21 inches Pumped out bilge. Steaming on course S by W 5/8 W (p.c.) during watch. Steam 51 Rev. 50

At 10.00 Commanding Officer inspected ship + crew at quarters, called "all hands to muster" + read Articles for Better Government of Navy.

At 5.00 found 15 inches in well. Pumped out bilge.

At 5.30 released prisoners for 45 minutes for exercise on deck.


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at sea bound from rio de janeiro brazil to montevideo uruguay

Lat -31.18, Long -50.22


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4 July 1887

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Generally clear. Light breeze from the SW by S. Long swell from Southward. At sunrise hoisted ensign at peak in honor of the day. Released prisoners for half an hour to scrub clothes. At 5.00 sounded well + found 15 inches. Pumped out bilge. Steaming on course SWbyS (p.c.) during watch. Steam 55 Rev. 60


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Lat -33.18, Long -51.98


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5 July 1887

8 A.M. to Merid. Clear + pleasant; gentle breeze frm SEbyE. At 9.00 took a sounding + found bottom in 26 fathoms. - fine sand. At 9.20 set square sails on the foremast. At 9.30 went to quarters for inspection. At 10 set flying jib + main topgallant staysail. On course SWbyS (p.c.) during watch Steam 51 Rev. 60. At 11 set clock back 10 minutes.


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at sea bound from rio de janeiro brazil to montevideo uruguay at anchor off flores island

Lat -35.00, Long -55.05


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6 July 1887

at 745 sighted san josé ignacio light on starboard bow

Lat 35.8, Long 114.2

Read sentence of summary court martial

J Cunningham, sea - confinement in double irons for 30 days on bread & water, except full rations avery fifth day

M. Scanlan, sea - confinement in double irons for 30 days

James M. Cunningham (Sea) - At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters + called "all hands to muster." Read sentence of Summary Court Martial in the case of James M. Cunningham (Sea) + M. Scanlan (Sea) which convened on board this vessel on the 1'st inst. Sentence in the case of J. Cunningham:- To be confined in double irons for 30 days on bread + water except full rations every fifth day, + , subject to the approval of the Honorable Secretary of the Navy, to lose all pay that may become due him during this time amounting to $25 dollars. Sentence in the case of M. Scanlan (Sea):- To be confined in double irons for 30 days. Placed James M. Cunningham (Sea) + M. Scanlan (Sea) in confinement in double irons in obedience to sentence of Summary Court Martial.

M. Scanlan (Sea) - At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters + called "all hands to muster." Read sentence of Summary Court Martial in the case of James M. Cunningham (Sea) + M. Scanlan (Sea) which convened on board this vessel on the 1'st inst. Sentence in the case of J. Cunningham:- To be confined in double irons for 30 days on bread + water except full rations every fifth day, + , subject to the approval of the Honorable Secretary of the Navy, to lose all pay that may become due him during this time amounting to $25 dollars. Sentence in the case of M. Scanlan (Sea):- To be confined in double irons for 30 days. Placed James M. Cunningham (Sea) + M. Scanlan (Sea) in confinement in double irons in obedience to sentence of Summary Court Martial.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Partly cloudy but pleasant. Light airs from East shifting to gentle breeze from North. At 2.15 sighted Flores Light bearing 1/2 point on starboard bow. Wind hauled to NNW at 3.30. Took in square sail. On course W 1/2 S (p.c.) during watch. At 4 changed course to WNW 3/4 W (p.c.) At end of watch, under steam, head sails + spanker. Steam 50.5 Rev. 60.


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at anchor off flores island at sea bound form rio de janeiro brazil to montevideo at anchor montevideo

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2


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7 July 1887

at 950 got underway stood in for harbor of montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2

Boarding Officers from Italian Corvette "Amerigo Vespucci", Argentine gun-boat "Chacabuco" and Brazilian ship "Trapano" made usual offers of courtesy. Enaing Lopes returned then visits & called on the Italian flagship "San Sebasianero"

Health Officers boarded vessel at 7.50

Ensign Lopez - Ensign Lopez returned these visits + called on the Italian flagship "San Sebastianero."

Italian Corvette "Amerigo Vespucci" - Boarding Officers from Italian Corvette "Amerigo Vespucci," Argentine Gun-boat "Chacabuco" and Brazilian Ship "Trajano" made usual offers of courtesy.

Argentine Gun-boat "Chacabuco" - Boarding Officers from Italian Corvette "Amerigo Vespucci," Argentine Gun-boat "Chacabuco" and Brazilian Ship "Trajano" made usual offers of courtesy.

Brazilian Ship "Trajano" - Boarding Officers from Italian Corvette "Amerigo Vespucci," Argentine Gun-boat "Chacabuco" and Brazilian Ship "Trajano" made usual offers of courtesy.

Italian flagship "San Sebastianero" - Ensign Lopez returned these visits + called on the Italian flagship "San Sebastianero."

Ensign Gorgas - left ship to make an official call on U.S. Minister.

4 P.M. to Mid. Clear + pleasant; light to gentle breeze from NE. Barometer falling.


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montevideo uruguay

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2


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8 July 1887

Mid. to 8 A.M. Clear + pleasant; light airs to gentle breeze from NNE. Barometer rising. At 9.15 started fires in port donkey boiler.

Italian Corvette "Amerigo Vespucci" - Commanding Officer left ship to pay official visits on the Italian Admiral, the Italian Corvette "Amerigo Vespucci", the Argentine Gun-boat "Chacabuco" + the Brazilian Man-of-War "Trajano".

Brazilian Man-of-War "Trajano" - Commanding Officer left ship to pay official visits on the Italian Admiral, the Italian Corvette "Amerigo Vespucci", the Argentine Gun-boat "Chacabuco" + the Brazilian Man-of-War "Trajano".

"Chacabuco" - Officer from "Chacabuco" called + notified the Commanding Officer that they will dress ship + fire a salute at noon to-morrow in celebration of their Independence Day.

G. E. Gicher (O.s.) - reported expiration of his term of enlistment.


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montevideo uruguay

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2


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9 July 1887

At 8 dressed ship rainbow fashion, Argentine Republic Flag at main in honor of their Independence Day.

8 A.M. to Merid. Clear + pleasant; light airs from North. The Captains of the Brazilian + Italian Men of War paid official calls on the Commanding Officer. Hoisted ashes into lighter from shore. Sent a boarding officer to offer the customary civilities to a newly arrived Uruguayan gun-boat. Six shore carpenters at work on coal bunkers. Fires under port donkey boiler.

L. Bednarsky (Sea) - By order of Commanding Officer put L. Bednarsky (Sea) + W. E. Graves (Sea) in double irons for being under the influence of liquor.


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montevideo uruguay

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2


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10 July 1887

rat island n 78 w

Lat 42.2, Long 41.7

Mid. to 8 A.M. Overcast + squalls; stiff to very fresh breeze from SEbyE. Rough sea. At 6.40 let go port anchor + veered to 15 fathoms on port chain + 60 fathoms on starboard chain. Got swinging booms alongside + counter braced yards. Barometer falling slightly till seven when it began to rise.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Overcast + rainy weather. Blowing moderate to heavy gale from SE. Ship making fair anchorage. At 2.00 veered to 75 fathoms on starboard chain + 30 fathoms on port chain. Bent buoy rope to "Bear". Sea long and heavy from SE. Hawse open + clear. Bearings of anchorage (mag) Ship's head, SE Rat Island, N 7/8 W Lobos Point W 3/4 S.

4 P.M. to 6 P.M. Overcast rainy + squally. Blowing a gale from SEbyE. Ship riding easily with equal strain on both cables, to heavy sea from SE.

8 P.M. to Mid. Weather overcast + rainy. A strong gale from SE to SEbyE with heavy squalls. Vessel riding well to her chain. Ship heading to wind Heavy sea from SE. Barometer fell .02

steam whaleboat the "Bear" - At 11.50 the steam whaleboat the "Bear" which had been riding astern easily, without shipping any water as far as could be seen, foundered at her moorings. She was buoyed in previously as a precautionary measure.


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montevideo uruguay

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2


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11 July 1887

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Gale from SE with rain. Heavy sea running. At 5.30 streamed the buoy to "Bear". 6.50 ordered steam on main boiler. Ship showed by ranges to have dragged slightly during the night. Chains taut, but motion easy. Hawse open + clear to SE. Barometer rising 30.18 to 30.20.

"Bear" - At 5.30 streamed the buoy to "Bear".

8 A.M. to Merid. Overcast rainy + squally. Blowing a gale from SE with heavy sea from same direction. At 9.15 started fires under main boiler, + at 9.45 sent down topgallant yards + housed topgallant masts. Barometer falling slowly. Hawse open + clear to SE + taut; ship riding easily.

Merid. to 8 P.M. Overcast with rain. Strong gale to fresh breeze from SE. Barometer rising. At 3.00 o'clock commenced to make preparations to allow an American whaler, which was drifting rapidly upon us, to pass our port side, - rigged in all our port boats on deck, unshipped port awning stanchions, + everything that was liable to be damaged by colliding with whaler, on port side. The whaler had previously cleared her starboard side of boats etc, set her spanker, + hauled aft starboard sheet. At 3.30 went ahead spoke Captain of bark, told him to set necessary sail to drift to port. The Captain of whaler set foresail, but braced wrong way. Bark continued dragging across our hawse, finally fouled on port bow, veered to bitter end on starboard chain, backed engines + when clear, went ahead with starboard helm, set jib with starboard sheet aft to clear bark. When she was broad off starboard bow, ships again swung together jibs were hauled down, spanker set, engines stopped Bark set jib + kept apart about twenty feet. Got up + passed nine inch manila hawser to bark, as soon as fast went ahead full speed, starboard helm, heaving in both chains at same time, tripping the bark's anchors with our chains. Bark then went astern + held on by our hawser, where she continued during night. Secured chains with 60 fathoms starboard anchor, 15 fathoms port anchor; kept fires. When vessels fouled each other, our dolphin striker was knocked out of place, starboard outrigger for jib guy was bent, starboard ~ chain carried away. As far as could be seen the bark lost spanker, after quarter davits, + two boats were smashed Vessels fouled each other about 3.30 + were clear of each other about 7 o'clock


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montevideo uruguay

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2


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12 July 1887

cerro light house nw by w 38 w mag

Lat 52.1, Long -174.4

"Bear" - At 2.00 black buoy to "Bear" went adrift, the line parting.

American whaler riding easily to hawser at starboard quarter.

W. Neild (1 C.F.) - The following men absent without leave:-

P. Boyle (1 C.F.) - The following men absent without leave:-

M. O'Donnell, (CH) - The following men absent without leave:-

J. E. Cannon (Oiler) - The following men absent without leave:-

Uruguayan Gun-boat "Rivera" - A boarding officer from the Uruguayan Gun-boat "Rivera"

Crew overhauling + remarking bower chains.

W. Neild (1 C.F.) - returned from liberty five hours overtime

The American barque Augustine Kobbe - was towed into the harbor with her colors hoisted union down. Sent an officer on board who found that she had lost both anchors, + was leaking badly. She, however, declined assistance

- Boarding officer from the Argentine Confederation Gun-boat "Chacabuco" called to return thanks for dressing ship for July 9'th

American whaler "Palmetto" - At 5.10 got underway, + towed American whaler "Palmetto" out to a clear anchorage.


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at anchor montevideo uruguay

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2


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13 July 1887

official visit of the captain of the Argentine Corvet "chacasuco"

Chacasuco - Its Captain paid an official visit to the Commanding Officier


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at anchor montevideo uruguay

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2


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14 July 1887


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at anchor montevideo uruguay

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2


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15 July 1887


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at anchor montevideo uruguay

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2


5145bbe7a2fc8ee89200048b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_191_1.jpg)


16 July 1887

coal: 516 - sacks of coal

coal: 80 tons -

coal: 620 - sacks of coal


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at anchor montevideo uruguay

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2


5145bbe7a2fc8ee89200048f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_192_1.jpg)


17 July 1887

coal: 330 tons - finished coaling having received on board 330 tons


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at anchor montevideo uruguay

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2


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18 July 1887


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at anchor montevideo uruguay

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2


5145bbe7a2fc8ee892000497: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_194_1.jpg)


19 July 1887


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at anchor montevideo uruguay

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2


5145bbe7a2fc8ee89200049b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_195_1.jpg)


20 July 1887


5145bbe7a2fc8ee89200049d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_196_0.jpg)


at anchor montevideo uruguay

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2


5145bbe7a2fc8ee89200049f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_196_1.jpg)


21 July 1887


5145bbe7a2fc8ee8920004a1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_197_0.jpg)


at anchor montevideo uruguay

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2


5145bbe8a2fc8ee8920004a3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_197_1.jpg)


22 July 1887



LOG BOOK – JULY 23th 1887 TO JANUARY 28th 1888


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Log book of the USS "Thetis" Attached to Special Service commencing July 23rd 1887 at Montevideo, Uruguay, ending January 28th, 1888 at Mars Island, California


5145bbe8a2fc8ee8920004ad: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_003_0.jpg)


List of Officers attached to and on board of the USS "Thetis", commanded by W H Emory, Commander USN, during the period covered by this log book from July 23rd 1887, to January 28th 1888

WH Emory - Lieut Cm

RP Schwerin - Ensign

RF Lopez - Ensign

E Simpson - Ensign

MC Gorgas - Ensign

TG Dewey - Ensign

R Welles - Ensign

J Lowe - Chief Engineer

DN Bertolette - PA Surgeon

JQ Lovell - Asst Paymaster


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List of officers who have died, been detached or transferred on board of USS Thetis 4th Rate, commanded by Lieut W H Emory during the period covered by this Log-Book from July 23rd 1887 to January 28th 1888


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Complement of Petty officers, Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, Landsmen, Boys, and Marines on board of the USS Thetis at first commissioning January 15th, 1887


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

Mercurial barometer: Jas Green (maker #1450, pilot house Jan 20 1888 date last comparison, compared to standard at Naval Observatory Mare Island California, error +.03 in

Aneroid barometer: pilot house, Jan 20 1888 date of last comparison, compared to mercurial on board, error +.08 in


5145bbe8a2fc8ee8920004b5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_005_0.jpg)


Armament of the USS Thetis 4th rate

Primary

Secondary

Boat armament

Small Arms


5145bbe8a2fc8ee8920004b7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_005_1.jpg)


Deviation of the Standard Compass N° on board o fthe

blank page


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at anchor montevideo uruguay and at sea

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2


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23 July 1887


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at sea bound form montevideo uruguay to valparaiso chile

Lat -36.70, Long -56.13


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24 July 1887

bright starlight


5145bbe8a2fc8ee8920004c1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_008_0.jpg)


Lat -39.58, Long -57.85


5145bbe8a2fc8ee8920004c3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_008_1.jpg)


25 July 1887

bright moonlight

bright starlight

Relatively cloudy weather


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Lat -42.28, Long -60.02

coal: 346 tons 2020 lbs. -


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26 July 1887

- Sighted


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Lat -45.05, Long -62.47


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27 July 1887

bright starlight

at 0200 set main topmast staysail; under steam and sail; steam 545 Rev 63; course SbyW 3/4 W

Steam 53, Rev 62. Released prisoners to scrub clothes

At 0930 took in main topsail and flying jib; set clock back 15 minutes;at noon change course to SbyW 1/4 W


5145bbe8a2fc8ee8920004cd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_011_0.jpg)


Lat -47.45, Long -63.68


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28 July 1887


5145bbe8a2fc8ee8920004d1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_012_0.jpg)


at sea

Lat -49.53, Long -65.42


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29 July 1887

bright moonlight

Lieut Wm H Smay Jr -

R F Lopez -

Dewey -

Roger Welles Jnr -

E Simpson -

B P Schwinn -


5145bbe9a2fc8ee8920004d5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_013_0.jpg)


Lat -51.38, Long -66.65


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30 July 1887


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from montevideo uruguay

Lat -52.08, Long -68.00


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31 July 1887



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1887


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at anchor cape virgines in magellan strait bound from montevideo to valparaiso at anchor in st jago bay magellan strait

Lat 36.1, Long 73.9


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1 August 1887


5145bbe9a2fc8ee8920004e1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_016_0.jpg)


at anchor off st jago bay magellan strait in magellan strait bound from montevideo to valparaiso at anchor sandy point chili magellan strait

Lat 15.5, Long 41.7


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2 August 1887

Lat , Long


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at anchor sandy point chili magellan strait

Lat 69.8, Long 41.7


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3 August 1887


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at anchor sandy point magellan strait in magellan strait bound from montevideo to valparaiso at anchor port famine magellan strait

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6


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4 August 1887


5145bbe9a2fc8ee8920004ed: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_019_0.jpg)


at anchor port famine magellan strait in magellan strait bound from from montevideo to valparaiso at anchor in fortescue bay magellan strait

Lat -12.4, Long 130.8


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5 August 1887


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at anchor in fortescue bay magellan strait in magellan strait from montevideo to valparaiso at anchor in glacier bay field anchorage magellan strait

Lat 15.5, Long -3.0


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6 August 1887


5145bbe9a2fc8ee8920004f5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_021_0.jpg)


at anchor in field anchorage glacier bay magellan strait in magellan strait bound from montevideo to valparaiso at anchor at port tamar magellan strait

Lat 15.5, Long 32.6


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7 August 1887


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at anchor at port tamar magellan strait in magellan strait in smyth channel bound from montevideo to valparaiso at anchor in bay smyth channel

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6


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8 August 1887


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at anchor n isthmus bay smyth channel in smyth channel in collingwood strait in sarmiento channel bound from montevideo to valparaiso at anchor in maque harbor sarmiento cahnnel

Lat 22.4, Long 114.2


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9 August 1887


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at anchor uazue sarmiento channel

Lat 22.4, Long 114.2


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10 August 1887


5145bbeaa2fc8ee892000505: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_025_0.jpg)


at anchor in maque harbor sarmiento cahnnel in sarmiento channel inocente channel conception channel bound from montevideo to valparaiso at anchor in hugh bay conception channel

Lat 43.7, Long 114.2


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11 August 1887


5145bbeaa2fc8ee892000509: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_026_0.jpg)


at anchor in hugh bay conception channel in conception channel wide channel grapple reach bound from montevideo to valparaiso at anchor at port grapller grappler reach

Lat 43.7, Long 32.6


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12 August 1887


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at anchor at port grappler grappler reach in grappler reach and in reach english narrows messier channel bound fom montevideo to valparaiso at anchor in connor cove messier channel

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6


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13 August 1887


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at anchor in connor cove messier channel in messier channel in jarn bay in the gulf of peneas at sea bound from montevideo to valparaiso

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2


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14 August 1887


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Lat -45.20, Long -76.42


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15 August 1887


5145bbeaa2fc8ee892000519: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_030_0.jpg)


Lat -43.00, Long -76.00


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16 August 1887


5145bbeaa2fc8ee89200051d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_031_0.jpg)


uruguay to chili

Lat -41.87, Long -75.82


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17 August 1887


5145bbeaa2fc8ee892000521: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_032_0.jpg)


uruguay to chili

Lat -40.18, Long -75.63


5145bbeaa2fc8ee892000523: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_032_1.jpg)


18 August 1889

Mid to 4 a.m. Generaly overcast; passing rain squalls + lightning. moderate to fresh from NW by N. Barometer rising. moderate Sea. Steam ? Rev. 84.

4 a.m. to 8a. m. Clearing; Lightnig to Northward + Eastward first two hours of watch. Passing chain at 6.10. Stiff to moderate Wind blowing in squalls from N. W. by N. Barometer rising Broken Sea. Steaming on course N by W 1/4 W (f.c) Excenter moving routine. Steam 55 Rev. 56.

8 am to mid. clear + pleasant; stiff Wind from Nw by N. at 9.15 set fock and aft sail, but not making the course took them in again at 10.00. at end of watch a course N by W 1/4W (b.c) Barometer steady. Steam 54 Rev. 55

mid to 4 pm Clear + pleasant, to overcast. Stiff to moderate Wind from NW by N + NNW. Barometer steady. Under steam alone on course N by W 1/4 W (b.c.) Steam 55 Rev. 555

4pm to 6 pm Overcast + rainy, moderate Wind from NNW. Broken irregular sea.Steam 55 Rev 56 Barometer falling.

6pm to 8 pm Overcast, rainy, + disagreable. Fresh Wind blowing in very heavy sqalls from N by W Barometer falling. Rough Sea. Steaming on course N by W 1/4 W (b.c.) Steam 55 REv. 56.

8pm to mid Overcast + squalls with heavy rain most of watch. Wind fresh huge increasing to a gale from N by W. Rough sea. at 10.45 the ship lost steerage way and fell off to NW .hauled out foot of shanker to bring her head up to the course. The sail split almost immediatly. the lee sails caried away and it was necessary to cut the sail adrift to prevent it beeing blown overboard. Brought out storm mizzen from sail room and prepared to bend it. battened down at 11.00 At end of watch ship heading NW by W (b.c.) tavels under steerage way. Barometer falling. Steam 54 Rev. 55. Wind moderating back end of watch.

Mid to 4 a.m. Generaly overcast; passing rain squalls + lightning. moderate to fresh from NW by N. Barometer rising. moderate Sea. Steam ? Rev. 84.

4 a.m. to 8a. m. Clearing; Lightnig to Northward + Eastward first two hours of watch. Passing chain at 6.10. Stiff to moderate Wind blowing in squalls from N. W. by N. Barometer rising Broken Sea. Steaming on course N by W 1/4 W (f.c) Excenter moving routine. Steam 55 Rev. 56.

8 am to mid. clear + pleasant; stiff Wind from Nw by N. at 9.15 set fock and aft sail, but not making the course took them in again at 10.00. at end of watch a course N by W 1/4W (b.c) Barometer steady. Steam 54 Rev. 55

mid to 4 pm Clear + pleasant, to overcast. Stiff to moderate Wind from NW by N + NNW. Barometer steady. Under steam alone on course N by W 1/4 W (b.c.) Steam 55 Rev. 555

4pm to 6 pm Overcast + rainy, moderate Wind from NNW. Broken irregular sea.Steam 55 Rev 56 Barometer falling.

6pm to 8 pm Overcast, rainy, + disagreable. Fresh Wind blowing in very heavy sqalls from N by W Barometer falling. Rough Sea. Steaming on course N by W 1/4 W (b.c.) Steam 55 REv. 56.

8pm to mid Overcast + squalls with heavy rain most of watch. Wind fresh huge increasing to a gale from N by W. Rough sea. at 10.45 the ship lost steerage way and fell off to NW .hauled out foot of shanker to bring her head up to the course. The sail split almost immediatly. the lee sails caried away and it was necessary to cut the sail adrift to prevent it beeing blown overboard. Brought out storm mizzen from sail room and prepared to bend it. battened down at 11.00 At end of watch ship heading NW by W (b.c.) tavels under steerage way. Barometer falling. Steam 54 Rev. 55. Wind moderating back end of watch.


5145bbeaa2fc8ee892000525: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_033_0.jpg)


Lat -39.33, Long -75.65


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19 August 1887

Mid to 4 A.M. // Overcast, squally and rainy. Strong gale to very fresh breeze from [??]/ Barometer falling. Rough Sea. Ship lying to m starboard tack during first three hours of watch, but at 3:00 set course to N by W 1/4 (f.c.) Steam 55.5 Rev. 54 // Roger Willis Jr. // Ensign, [???]


5145bbeaa2fc8ee892000529: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_034_0.jpg)


Lat -37.72, Long -75.08


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20 August 1887


5145bbeaa2fc8ee89200052d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_035_0.jpg)


Lat -35.80, Long -73.73


5145bbeaa2fc8ee89200052f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_035_1.jpg)


21 August 1887


5145bbeba2fc8ee892000531: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_036_0.jpg)


valparaiso

Lat -33.37, Long -72.28


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22 August 1887


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at anchor valparaiso chili

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6


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23 August 1887


5145bbeba2fc8ee892000539: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_038_0.jpg)


valparaiso chili

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6


5145bbeba2fc8ee89200053b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_038_1.jpg)


24 August 1887

Chilian Corvette "O'Heffians" - Their Captain paid an official visit to the Commanding Officer

Representative of the Civilian Admiral paid an official visit to the Commanding Officer


5145bbeba2fc8ee89200053d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_039_0.jpg)


at anchor valparaiso chili

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6


5145bbeba2fc8ee89200053f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_039_1.jpg)


25 August 1887

engaged in coaling ship

Surgeon D.I. Bertolette - left with captain on 5 day leave


5145bbeba2fc8ee892000541: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_040_0.jpg)


valparaiso chili

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6


5145bbeba2fc8ee892000543: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_040_1.jpg)


26 August 1887


5145bbeba2fc8ee892000545: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_041_0.jpg)


at anchor valparaiso chili

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6


5145bbeba2fc8ee892000547: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_041_1.jpg)


27 August 1887


5145bbeba2fc8ee892000549: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_042_0.jpg)


valparaiso chili

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6


5145bbeba2fc8ee89200054b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_042_1.jpg)


28 April 1887


5145bbeba2fc8ee89200054d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_043_0.jpg)


at anchor valparaiso chili

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6

At anchor


5145bbeba2fc8ee89200054f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_043_1.jpg)


29 August 1887


5145bbeba2fc8ee892000551: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_044_0.jpg)


at anchor valparaiso chili

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6

coal: 354tons 1427lbs - 1ton 1760lbs consumed during previous 24hrs


5145bbeba2fc8ee892000553: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_044_1.jpg)


30 August 1887


5145bbeba2fc8ee892000555: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_045_0.jpg)


at anchor valparaiso chili at sea

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6

Steamer "Thetis" -


5145bbeba2fc8ee892000557: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_045_1.jpg)


31 August 1887



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1887


5145bbeba2fc8ee892000559: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_046_0.jpg)


Lat -30.82, Long -72.18


5145bbeba2fc8ee89200055b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_046_1.jpg)


1 September 1887

bright moonlight


5145bbeca2fc8ee89200055d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_047_0.jpg)


Lat -27.80, Long -74.00


5145bbeca2fc8ee89200055f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_047_1.jpg)


2 September 1887

J. Larcen - About without leave

J. Dooley - About without leave

W.E. Greaves - About without leave

F. dummond - About without leave

C. Lea~~ - About without leave

C. FAesk - About without leave

J.G. ~~~~ - About without leave

J. Sullivan - About without leave

T. Riley - About without leave

T. Legg~t~ - About without leave

H.W. Holdawa~ - About without leave

D.P. Maloney - About without leave

C. Schroeder - About without leave

C. Jefferson - About without leave

D. Berger - About without leave

F.A. S~i~~ - About without leave

G. Robinson - About without leave


5145bbeca2fc8ee892000561: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_048_0.jpg)


Lat -24.87, Long -73.68


5145bbeca2fc8ee892000563: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_048_1.jpg)


3 September 1887

Multiple crew members found absent without leave and confined in irons


5145bbeca2fc8ee892000565: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_049_0.jpg)


Lat -21.80, Long -74.45


5145bbeca2fc8ee892000567: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_049_1.jpg)


4 September 1887


5145bbeca2fc8ee892000569: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_050_0.jpg)


Lat -19.05, Long -75.33


5145bbeca2fc8ee89200056b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_050_1.jpg)


5 September 1887


5145bbeca2fc8ee89200056d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_051_0.jpg)


Lat -16.25, Long -76.08


5145bbeca2fc8ee89200056f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_051_1.jpg)


6 September 1887


5145bbeca2fc8ee892000571: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_052_0.jpg)


callas peru

Lat -12.88, Long -77.17

At Sea, bound from Valbar~iao, Chili, to Callas, Peru & ~~ Auchu, Callas


5145bbeca2fc8ee892000573: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_052_1.jpg)


7 September 1887


5145bbeca2fc8ee892000575: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_053_0.jpg)


at anchor callao peru

Lat 30.0, Long 48.5


5145bbeca2fc8ee892000577: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_053_1.jpg)


8 September 1887


5145bbeca2fc8ee892000579: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_054_0.jpg)


at anchor callao peru

Lat 30.0, Long 48.5


5145bbeca2fc8ee89200057b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_054_1.jpg)


9 September 1887

Mid to 8 am. Overcast and misty with occasional drizzling rain. Calm to light airs from SE and South. Barometer rising; falling from 12 to Mid, rising from Mid to 4 am.

8 am to merid. Overcast and misty. Light airs and light breeze from South. Barometer rising.

Merid to 4 pm. Overcast, light breeze from South and SSE. Barometer falling.

4 pm to mid. Generally overcast; light airs from SSE, falling calm. Barometer steady.


5145bbeca2fc8ee89200057d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_055_0.jpg)


at anchor callao peru

Lat 30.0, Long 48.5


5145bbeca2fc8ee89200057f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_055_1.jpg)


10 September 1887


5145bbeca2fc8ee892000581: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_056_0.jpg)


callas peru

Lat 30.0, Long 48.5

0 gallons water expended during preceding 24 hours 260 gallons.

Water distilled during preceding 24 hours 200 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 2933 gallons.

Coal consumed during preceding 24 hours 1 tons 1205 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon 272 tons 1917 lbs.


5145bbeca2fc8ee892000583: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_056_1.jpg)


11 September 1887


5145bbeca2fc8ee892000585: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_057_0.jpg)


at anchor callao peru

Lat 30.0, Long 48.5


5145bbeca2fc8ee892000587: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_057_1.jpg)


12 September 1887


5145bbeca2fc8ee892000589: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_058_0.jpg)


at anchor callao peru

Lat 30.0, Long 48.5


5145bbeca2fc8ee89200058b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_058_1.jpg)


13 September 1887


5145bbeda2fc8ee89200058d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_059_0.jpg)


at anchor callao peru

Lat 30.0, Long 48.5


5145bbeda2fc8ee89200058f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_059_1.jpg)


14 September 1887


5145bbeda2fc8ee892000591: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_060_0.jpg)


at anchor callao peru

Lat 30.0, Long 48.5


5145bbeda2fc8ee892000593: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_060_1.jpg)


15 September 1887


5145bbeda2fc8ee892000595: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_061_0.jpg)


at anchor callao peru

Lat 30.0, Long 48.5

coal: 3 tons - 510 lbs


5145bbeda2fc8ee892000597: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_061_1.jpg)


16 September 1887


5145bbeda2fc8ee892000599: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_062_0.jpg)


at anchor callao peru at sea

Lat 30.0, Long 48.5


5145bbeda2fc8ee89200059b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_062_1.jpg)


17 September 1887


5145bbeda2fc8ee89200059d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_063_0.jpg)


Lat -10.07, Long -79.48

coal: 393 tons 122 lbs. -


5145bbeda2fc8ee89200059f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_063_1.jpg)


18 September 1887


5145bbeda2fc8ee8920005a1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_064_0.jpg)


from callao peru to san francisco ca

Lat -7.85, Long -81.73


5145bbeda2fc8ee8920005a3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_064_1.jpg)


19 September 1887


5145bbeda2fc8ee8920005a5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_065_0.jpg)


from callao peru to san francisco ca

Lat -5.60, Long -84.12


5145bbeda2fc8ee8920005a7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_065_1.jpg)


20 September 1887


5145bbeda2fc8ee8920005a9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_066_0.jpg)


Lat -3.43, Long -86.18


5145bbeda2fc8ee8920005ab: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_066_1.jpg)


21 September 1887


5145bbeda2fc8ee8920005ad: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_067_0.jpg)


Lat -1.20, Long -88.40


5145bbeda2fc8ee8920005af: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_067_1.jpg)


22 September 1887


5145bbeda2fc8ee8920005b1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_068_0.jpg)


Lat 1.57, Long -89.93


5145bbeda2fc8ee8920005b3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_068_1.jpg)


23 September 1887


5145bbeda2fc8ee8920005b5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_069_0.jpg)


Lat 3.92, Long -92.32


5145bbeda2fc8ee8920005b7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_069_1.jpg)


24 September 1887


5145bbeda2fc8ee8920005b9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_070_0.jpg)


Lat 6.22, Long -94.28


5145bbeda2fc8ee8920005bb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_070_1.jpg)


25 September 1887


5145bbeda2fc8ee8920005bd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_071_0.jpg)


Lat 8.17, Long -96.02


5145bbeea2fc8ee8920005bf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_071_1.jpg)


26 September 1887

rain squalls around horizon

Overcast with drizele

Overcast with drizele


5145bbeea2fc8ee8920005c1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_072_0.jpg)


8 aill

Lat 9.88, Long -97.38

coal: 301'' 967'' - remaining on hand at Noon

coal: 10 tons 385 lbs. - consumed during 24 hours


5145bbeea2fc8ee8920005c3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_072_1.jpg)


27 September 1887

rain squalls passing around horizon

rain squalls around horizon

E Suirksors - rain and lightning storms, Steam 43 Rev 53

T.G. Wewry - lightning, Steam 52 Rev 57

rainy and cloudy throughout

none

Roger Welles Jr. - sea is smooth, Steam 55.5 Rev 57

R.F. Lopey - cloudy and warm Steam 56.5 Rev 60

E Suirspsoir - cloudy and light air and rain, Steam 56 Rev 60

G Derwey - cloudy, Steam 56 Rev 60

- sea smooth, cloudy, light air, Steam 49 Rev 56


5145bbeea2fc8ee8920005c5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_073_0.jpg)


Lat 11.42, Long -98.70


5145bbeea2fc8ee8920005c7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_073_1.jpg)


28 September 1887

lightning around horizon


5145bbeea2fc8ee8920005c9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_074_0.jpg)


Lat 13.63, Long -100.52


5145bbeea2fc8ee8920005cb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_074_1.jpg)


29 September 1887

Lat , Long


5145bbeea2fc8ee8920005cd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_075_0.jpg)


Lat 16.03, Long -102.87


5145bbeea2fc8ee8920005cf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_075_1.jpg)


30 September 1887



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1887


5145bbeea2fc8ee8920005d1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_076_0.jpg)


Lat 18.22, Long -105.02


5145bbeea2fc8ee8920005d3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_076_1.jpg)


1 October 1887

heavy squalls on horizon to eastward with thunder and lightning

lightning about the horizon

heavy squalls on horizon to eastward with thunder and lightning

lightning about the horizon


5145bbeea2fc8ee8920005d5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_077_0.jpg)


Lat 19.47, Long -107.10


5145bbeea2fc8ee8920005d7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_077_1.jpg)


2 October 1887


5145bbeea2fc8ee8920005d9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_078_0.jpg)


Lat 21.83, Long -109.20


5145bbeea2fc8ee8920005db: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_078_1.jpg)


3 October 1887


5145bbeea2fc8ee8920005dd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_079_0.jpg)


Lat 23.90, Long -111.37


5145bbeea2fc8ee8920005df: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_079_1.jpg)


4 October 1887


5145bbeea2fc8ee8920005e1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_080_0.jpg)


Lat 25.18, Long -112.85


5145bbeea2fc8ee8920005e3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_080_1.jpg)


5 October 1887


5145bbeea2fc8ee8920005e5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_081_0.jpg)


Lat 26.62, Long -114.03


5145bbeea2fc8ee8920005e7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_081_1.jpg)


6 October 1887


5145bbeea2fc8ee8920005e9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_082_0.jpg)


Lat 28.20, Long -115.12


5145bbeea2fc8ee8920005eb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_082_1.jpg)


7 October 1887


5145bbeea2fc8ee8920005ed: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_083_0.jpg)


thetis

Lat 29.83, Long -115.87


5145bbefa2fc8ee8920005ef: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_083_1.jpg)


8 October 1887


5145bbefa2fc8ee8920005f1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_084_0.jpg)


Lat 31.92, Long -116.95


5145bbefa2fc8ee8920005f3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_084_1.jpg)


9 October 1887

hazy horizon

hazy about horizon


5145bbefa2fc8ee8920005f5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_085_0.jpg)


at anchor point lama underway from point lama to san diego california and at anchor san diego california

Lat 32.7, Long -117.2


5145bbefa2fc8ee8920005f7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_085_1.jpg)


10 October 1887


5145bbefa2fc8ee8920005f9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_086_0.jpg)


at anchor san diego california

Lat 32.7, Long -117.2


5145bbefa2fc8ee8920005fb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_086_1.jpg)


11 October 1887


5145bbefa2fc8ee8920005fd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_087_0.jpg)


at anchor san diego california

Lat 32.7, Long -117.2


5145bbefa2fc8ee8920005ff: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_087_1.jpg)


12 October 1887


5145bbefa2fc8ee892000601: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_088_0.jpg)


at anchor san diego california at sea

Lat 32.7, Long -117.2


5145bbefa2fc8ee892000603: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_088_1.jpg)


13 October 1887


5145bbefa2fc8ee892000605: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_089_0.jpg)


Lat 34.17, Long -119.43

310 gallons of water expended during the preceding 24 hours


5145bbefa2fc8ee892000607: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_089_1.jpg)


14 October 1887


5145bbefa2fc8ee892000609: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_090_0.jpg)


Lat 35.25, Long -120.93

coal: 146"1242 - remaining at noon

328 gallons of water expended during preceding 24 hours

coal: 10 tons 425 lbs. -


5145bbefa2fc8ee89200060b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_090_1.jpg)


15 October 1887


5145bbefa2fc8ee89200060d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_091_0.jpg)


Lat 37.02, Long -122.35


5145bbefa2fc8ee89200060f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_091_1.jpg)


16 October 1887


5145bbefa2fc8ee892000611: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_092_0.jpg)


at anchor off point bonita underway bounf to san francisco at anchor san francisco california

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4


5145bbefa2fc8ee892000613: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_092_1.jpg)


17 October 1887


5145bbefa2fc8ee892000615: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_093_0.jpg)


at anchor san francisco california

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4


5145bbefa2fc8ee892000617: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_093_1.jpg)


18 October 1887


5145bbefa2fc8ee892000619: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_094_0.jpg)


at anchor shanghai china

Lat 37.8, Long 121.5


5145bbf0a2fc8ee89200061b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_094_1.jpg)


19 October 1887


5145bbf0a2fc8ee89200061d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_095_0.jpg)


at anchor san francisco and underway bound from san francisco to mare island navy yard and at anchor mare island navy yard

Lat 38.1, Long -122.4


5145bbf0a2fc8ee89200061f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_095_1.jpg)


20 October 1887


5145bbf0a2fc8ee892000621: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_096_0.jpg)


at anchor mare island navy yard

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


5145bbf0a2fc8ee892000623: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_096_1.jpg)


21 October 1887


Very calm weather and the barometer was falling


5145bbf0a2fc8ee892000625: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_097_0.jpg)


at anchor mare island navy yard

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


5145bbf0a2fc8ee892000627: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_097_1.jpg)


22 October 1887

Lief Wu H. Guny Jr. - US Navy

baRTOMETER FALLING fLOOD AT 12:30.

Bartometer falling. Flood at 12:30


5145bbf0a2fc8ee892000629: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_098_0.jpg)


at anchor mare island navy yard

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3

coal: 895 lbs -


5145bbf0a2fc8ee89200062b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_098_1.jpg)


23 October 1887


5145bbf0a2fc8ee89200062d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_099_0.jpg)


at anchor mare island navy yard

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


5145bbf0a2fc8ee89200062f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_099_1.jpg)


24 October 1887


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at anchor mare island navy yard

Lat 0.02, Long -0.02

~~ Anchor, Ma~~ Sl~~ Navy Yard


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25 October 1887


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at anchor and in dry dock navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


5145bbf0a2fc8ee892000637: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_101_1.jpg)


26 October 1887


5145bbf0a2fc8ee892000639: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_102_0.jpg)


in dock navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


5145bbf0a2fc8ee89200063b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_102_1.jpg)


27 October 1887


5145bbf0a2fc8ee89200063d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_103_0.jpg)


mare island navy yard

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


5145bbf0a2fc8ee89200063f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_103_1.jpg)


28 October 1887


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mare island navy yard

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


5145bbf0a2fc8ee892000643: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_104_1.jpg)


29 October 1887


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in dock navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


5145bbf1a2fc8ee892000647: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_105_1.jpg)


30 October 1887


5145bbf1a2fc8ee892000649: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_106_0.jpg)


mare island navy yard

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


5145bbf1a2fc8ee89200064b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_106_1.jpg)


31 October 1887

Lieut. H. Enway Jr. -

J.A. Plumber - The following crew went absent without leave from the Receiving Ship:- J.A. Plumber (B~.) P.J. Green (O.S.) C. Olsen (O.S.) W. Coggeshall (C.H.) W. Muller (O.S.) F. Hasman (App) J. Bannet (Lds) T.J. Pray (M at a.)

P.J. Green (O.S.) - went absent without leave from the Receiving Ship

C. Olsen (O.S.) - Went absent without leave from the Receiving Ship

W. Coggeshall (C.H.) - Went absent without leave from the Receiving Ship

J. Bannet (Lds) - Went absent without leave from the Receiving Ship

W. Muller (O.S.) - Went absent without leave from the Receiving Ship

F. Hasman (App) - Went absent without leave from the Receiving Ship

T.J. Pray (M at a.) - Went absent without leave from the Receiving Ship



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1887


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mare island navy yard

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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1 November 1887


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mare island navy yard

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


5145bbf1a2fc8ee892000653: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_108_1.jpg)


2 November 1887


5145bbf1a2fc8ee892000655: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_109_0.jpg)


mare island navy yard

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


5145bbf1a2fc8ee892000657: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_109_1.jpg)


3 November 1887

R. Bjorkman (Sea.) - By Order of Commanding Officer rated R. Bjorkman (Sea) to Quatermaster


5145bbf1a2fc8ee892000659: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_110_0.jpg)


in dock navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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4 November 1887


5145bbf1a2fc8ee89200065d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_111_0.jpg)


mare island navy yard

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


5145bbf1a2fc8ee89200065f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_111_1.jpg)


5 November 1887


5145bbf1a2fc8ee892000661: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_112_0.jpg)


in dock navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


5145bbf1a2fc8ee892000663: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_112_1.jpg)


6 November 1887


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in dock and at the wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


5145bbf1a2fc8ee892000667: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_113_1.jpg)


7 November 1887

Lively - Tug "Lively" towed ship to coal dock where made fast.


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at the wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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8 November 1887


5145bbf1a2fc8ee89200066d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_115_0.jpg)


at the wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


5145bbf1a2fc8ee89200066f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_115_1.jpg)


9 November 1887

coal: about 12 Tons - At 6.15 commenced coaling ship. Received during watch about 12 Tons.

coal: 23 Tons - Crew engaged in coaling ship Received on board during watch 23 Tons.

coal: 24 Tons - Took in about 24 Tons of coal.

coal: 6 Tons - Received on board about 6 Tons of Coal.


5145bbf1a2fc8ee892000671: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_116_0.jpg)


at the wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


5145bbf1a2fc8ee892000673: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_116_1.jpg)


10 November 1887

coal: 9 Tons - Received on board about 9 Tons of coal.

coal: 22 Tons - Received 22 Tons during watch


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at the wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


5145bbf2a2fc8ee892000677: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_117_1.jpg)


11 November 1887

coal: 69 Tons 430 lb -


5145bbf2a2fc8ee892000679: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_118_0.jpg)


mare island navy yard

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


5145bbf2a2fc8ee89200067b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_118_1.jpg)


12 November 1887

At 11.10 started fires under main boiler.

At 2.50 started engines for dock trial.

At 4.45 finished dock trial of engines + banked fires under main boiler.


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at the wharf navy yard mare island underway bound to san francisco at anchor san francisco

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4


5145bbf2a2fc8ee89200067f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_119_1.jpg)


13 November 1887

Fires banked under main boiler.

At 8.00 spread fires under main boiler, + at 9.00 cast off lines and left navy yard Dock for San Francisco, 1st Launch towing astern.

W. Coggeshall (C.H.) - absent without leave.

"Duquesne" - Received a boarding officer fromthe French vessel "Duquesne," + returned the call.


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at anchor san francisco california

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4


5145bbf2a2fc8ee892000683: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_120_1.jpg)


14 November 1887

"Duquesne" - The Commanding Officer paid an official visit to the French vessel "Duquesne" + the French Admiral paid an official visit to this ship.

W. Coggeshall (C.H.) - W. Coggeshall (C.H.) absent without leave & declared a deserter from the U.S. Naval Service.


5145bbf2a2fc8ee892000685: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_121_0.jpg)


at anchor san francisco california

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4


5145bbf2a2fc8ee892000687: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_121_1.jpg)


15 November 1887

"Duquesne" - French Flagship "Duquesne" fired salute of 9 guns Russian Flag at fore.


5145bbf2a2fc8ee892000689: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_122_0.jpg)


at anchor san francisco california underway and at anchor off sausalito cal san francisco to sitka

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4


5145bbf2a2fc8ee89200068b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_122_1.jpg)


16 November 1887

French Flagship Duquesue - got underway in tow


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at anchor aff sausalito california and at sea bound to port townsend wash san francisco to sitka

Lat -8.7, Long 115.2


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17 November 1887

Mid to 4 am. Overcast, light breeze from WSW.

4 am to 8 am. Overcast to clear and pleasant. Light variable airs. Barometer rising.

8 am to merid. Hazy; light airs to light breeze from NW to WSW. Barometer steady. At 9.35 hove up anchor and got underway.

Merid to 4 pm. Clear overhead, hazy horizon. Gentle breeze from W x N to WNW. Barometer falling slowly. Standing out of harbor. At 12.43 took departure from Whistling Buoy.

4 pm to 6 pm. Cloudy and cool; gentle breeze from W x N. Point Reyes Lt bore NE distant 6.3 miles.

6 pm to 8 pm. Clear and pleasant; gentle breeze from NW x W. Barometer rising.

8 pm to mid. Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from NW x W and WNW. Barometer rising. At 11.45 sighted Point Arena Light.


5145bbf2a2fc8ee892000691: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_124_0.jpg)


Lat 39.87, Long -124.42

At sea bound from San Francisco to Port Townsend, Washington


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18 November 1887

444 pm mendocino light house 65 miles

Lat , Long


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Lat 42.75, Long -124.88


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19 November 1887

hazy horizon


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at sea passing from san francisco to port townsend washington

Lat 45.58, Long -124.30


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20 November 1887

noon cape lookout bore se by e distance 19 miles

Lat 15.5, Long -127.9


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Lat 47.72, Long -124.78


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21 November 1887


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in the strait of fuca bound from sna francisco cal to port townsend washington at anchor port townsend san francisco to sitka

Lat 48.1, Long -122.8


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22 November 1887


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at anchor port townsend washington

Lat 48.1, Long -122.8


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23 November 1887


5145bbf3a2fc8ee8920006a9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_130_0.jpg)


southern end san juan island

Lat 52.6, Long -128.5


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24 November 1887


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at anchor departure bay vancouvers island at the coal wharf san francisco sitka

Lat 49.7, Long -125.7


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25 November 1887


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at the coal wharf departure bay vancouvers island san francisco to sitka

Lat 49.7, Long -125.7


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26 November 1887


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at the coal wharf departure bay vancouvers island and at mooring departure bay san francisco to sitka

Lat 49.2, Long -123.1


5145bbf3a2fc8ee8920006b7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_133_1.jpg)


27 November 1887

departure bay vancouver island bc

Lat , Long

coal: 15 tons taken on board -

coal: 16 tons taken on board -


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at mooring departure bay standing through stratis of genfian and at anchor oyster bay vancouvers ilans san francisco to sitka

Lat 49.7, Long -6.0


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28 November 1887


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at anchor oyster bay vancouver island standing through straits of discovery passage seymour narrows johnstone straits race passage queen charlotte sound san francisco to sitka

Lat 49.7, Long -125.7


5145bbf3a2fc8ee8920006bf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_135_1.jpg)


29 November 1887

At 11-45 commenced heaving up anchor.

teaming into Discovery Passage.

Steaming up Discovery Passage And through Seymour Narrows. Steam 60 Revs 66

Steaming through Discovery Passage, Johnstone Straits And Race Passaage. Steam 60 Revs 65

et fore topsail at 755

At 11-30 passed Pulteney Point, Malcolm Island, And entered Queen Charlotte Sound

At 8-00 set fore topgallant sail, 8-30 main topsail, 11-30 set fore sail,fore and main topsail stay sails and main top gallant sail.


5145bbf3a2fc8ee8920006c1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_136_0.jpg)


sarah island

Lat 37.8, Long -128.5

coal: - Coal consumed preceding 24 hrs 10 tons 840 lbs

coal: - Coal remaining on hand at Noon 332 tons 2057 lbs


5145bbf3a2fc8ee8920006c3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_136_1.jpg)


30 November 1887

Lieut. Comdr W.H. Evry Jr. - Command

Overcast and Raining



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1887


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from san francisco to sitka

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4


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1 December 1887

7-00 underway, steamed up Klemtu Passage

Steaming through Tolmie Channel And Graham Reach

Passed through Frazer and McKay Reaches

Steamed through Wright Sound and entered Grenville Channel

J Townsend - J Townsend Released from confinement by order of Commanding officer

H Vaughan - H. Vaughan released from confinement by order of Commanding Officer

Grenville Channel under steam

Steaming through Grenville Channel and Arthur Passage


5145bbf3a2fc8ee8920006c9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_138_0.jpg)


from san francisco to sitka

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4


5145bbf3a2fc8ee8920006cb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_138_1.jpg)


2 December 1887

midnight to 4 am passing thru chatham sound alaska

Lat 55.5, Long 0.5


5145bbf4a2fc8ee8920006cd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_139_0.jpg)


from san francisco to sitka

Lat 56.0, Long -2.7


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3 December 1887

03/12/1887 -

Passing through Clarence Sound

Entered Fredrick Sound

Standing through Prince Fredrick Sound


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on passage prince fredrick sound at anchor sitka

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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4 December 1887

Standing up Prince Frederick Sound and Chatham Strait

At 5.30 exchanged numbers with U.S.S Pinta and requested to anchor. Permission was granted.

CAt 5.40 came to in 7 fthoms with starboard anchor

An officer from U.S.S Pinta visited the ship with the usual offers of courtesy


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at anchor sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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5 December 1887


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at anchor sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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6 December 1887

Fire under both donkey boilers distilling

Commanding Officer of the U.S.S Pinta paid an official visit to the ship

J Brennan (C.H) - Transfered to Pinta with bag and hammock

Distilling with both donkey boilers

J Niae (AB) - Transfered to Pinta with bag and hammock

C.C Lang - Transfered to Pinta with Bag and Hammock

Stores Transfered to U.S.S Pinta-stores received for transportation Navy Yard

At 2-00 stopped distilling and blew out boiler tubes

Commeced distilling at 600


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at anchor sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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7 December 1887

Fires under both donkey boilers Distilling

At 9-30 inspected crew at quarters

Cleaned Port Aft water tank


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at anchor sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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8 December 1887

Fires under both donkey boilers Distilling

At 9-30 mustered crew for inspection

On Paymasters requisition approved by Commanding Officer transferred the following stores to the U.S.S Pinta:- $ Boxes salt water soap, 100lbs red lead and 60 watch caps

Hauled fires under Port donkey boiler for repairs


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at anchor sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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9 December 1887

Fires under Starboard donkey boiler for heating ship

At 9-30 mustered at quarters

Lifeboat party went ashore


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at anchor sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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10 December 1887


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at anchor sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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11 December 1887

Overcast & drizzling; light airs to light breeze from East. Barameter falling. banked fires. Distilling

Overcast & drizzling rain; light breeze from east. Barameter steady. At 9:45 preliminary quarters - At 10:00 Commanding Officer inspected ship & crew at quarters. Fires banked under main boiler. Distilling.

Overcast & misty with rain first hour of watch. Calm & light variable airs. Fires banked under main boiler. Distilling. Barometer rising.

Overcast, light airs to fresh breeze from S.S.W. blowing in squalls equal in force to moderate gale - Barameter rising - At 9:30 let go ~ anchor under foot, & spread fires. Engine ready to answer stroke of bell - Distilling -


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schulge cove fish bay peril strait litha to can francisco

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4

at Anchor


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12 December 1887


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from sitka to san francisco

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4


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13 December 1887


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hoonab alaska

Lat -10.0, Long 39.7


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14 December 1887


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hooniah alaska

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4


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15 December 1887


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juneau alaska

Lat -22.3, Long -122.4


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16 December 1887


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at anchor juneau alaska sitka to san francisco

Lat -22.3, Long 166.4


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17 December 1887


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at anchor juneau alaska sitka to san francisco

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4

293

380 "

distilled

3688 "

3 440

218" 952"


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18 December 1887


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juneau alaska

Lat -22.3, Long 166.4

439

distilled

390

3639

2 440

215 512


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19 December 1887

Lieut. Cmdr W. H. E~, Jr. -

Mid. to 4 AM Overcast, with heavy fall of snow first two hours; flight breeze from SE. Barometer steady - Fires low banked. Distillling.

4 AM to Mid. Overcast + snowing; light airs to light breeze from SE. Barometer falling. Banked fires. Distilling.

8 AM to Mid. Overcast + misty; light airs to light breeze from SE. Barometer falling. At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Fires low banked. Distilling. Cleaned bilges.

Merid. to 4 PM Overcast + snowing; light breeze from SE. Barometer falling. Governor Swineford, accompanied by members of the Alaskan Press, visited the ship. Fires low banked. Distilling.

4 PM to 8 PM. Overcast + snowing; raining last hour. Light breeze from SE to light airs from East. Squally last hour. Barometer steady. Fires low banked - Distilling.

8 PM to Mid. Overcast + rainy; light airs to moderate breeze from SE to ESE blowing stiff squalls. Fires banked. Distilling. Barometer falling.


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at anchor juneau alaska sitka to san francisco

Lat 37.8, Long 166.4

306

370

3703

3 440

212 72


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20 December 1887

Mid. to 4 AM. Overcast + rainy; moderate breeze from ESE blowing very fresh in squalls. Barometer falling. Low banked fires. Distilling.

4 AM to 8 AM. Overcast; heavy rain during all of watch. Gentle breeze to light airs from ESE with moderate squalls first two hours of watch. Barometer falling. Fires low banked. Distilling.

8 AM to Merid. Overcast + raining; light airs from ESE to moderate breeze from East, blowing fresh in squalls. Fires banked. Distilling.

Merid. to 4 PM. Overcast + rainy; moderate to stiff breeze, strengthening to very fresh breeze in squalls from East. Barometer falling. At 1.00 let go the port anchor + veered to 30 fathoms on port chain, + to 60 fathoms on starboard chain. Low banked firest. Distilling.

4 PM to 8 PM. Overcast + raining; moderate to stiff breeze from East blowing very fresh in squalls. Barometer falling. Fires banked. Distilling.

8 PM to Mid. Overcast + raining; stiff to moderate breeze from East blowing very fresh in squalls. Barometer falling. Low banked fires. Distilling.


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juneau alaska

Lat -22.3, Long -122.4

260

distilled

390

3833

3 900

208 1412


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21 December 1887

Mid. to 4 AM. Overcast, raining, + squally; gentle to fresh beeze in squalls from East. Barometer steady. Low banked fires. Distilling.

4 AM to 8 AM. Overcast + raining; moderate breeze from East. Barometer steady. Fires banked. Distilling.

8 AM to Merid. Overcast + raining; gentle to light breeze from East. Barometer rising. At 9.30 hove up port anchor, + hove in to 45 fathoms on starboard chain. Low banked fires. Distilling.

Merid. to 4 PM. Overcast; raining first part of watch. Light breeze from East. Barometer rising. At 12.50 turned engines over. At 1.00 steam reported ready. Hove up starboard anchor + stood out of Juneau Harbor conned by Pilot. Stopped off Douglas City + first the Governor aboard the "Idaho." Passing through Stephen's Passage during watch. Steam 60 Rev. 60.

4 PM to 6 PM. Overcast + misty; light airs from NNE to SE. Barometer rising. Steaming to Southward through Stephen's Passage, Pilot conning. At 4.30 anchored in Taku Bay in 18 1/2 fathoms water 30 fathoms on starboard chain. Low banked fires. Distilling.

6 PM to 8 PM. Overcast, rainy; light airs from NE. Barometer rising. Fires banked. Distilling.

8 PM to Mid. Overcast + raining; light airs from NE to North. Barometer rising. Banked fires. Distilling.


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at anchor taku harbor alaska and at anchor ese of proley point lindarbey peninsulas

Lat -10.0, Long 39.7


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22 December 1887


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from sitka to san francisco

Lat -10.0, Long -132.6


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23 December 1887


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fishing station tongass narrows

Lat 32.1, Long -132.6


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24 December 1887

At 9.00 came to anchor in Naka Bay. At 9.30 got underway


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wards cpve tongass narrows

Lat 55.4, Long 119.9


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25 December 1887

tangars narrows

Lat 55.4, Long -131.8


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from sitka to san francisco

Lat 37.8, Long 32.6


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26 December 1887


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cardena bay pennedy island arthur passage

Lat 54.7, Long -122.4


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27 December 1887


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5 October 1890

from sitka to san francisco

Lat 54.7, Long 167.7


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28 December 1887

steaming through graham reach pilot conning

Lat 53.7, Long 117.1

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast + snowing; light breeze from NNW + calm. Barometer falling. Fires banked.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast; light to gentle breeze from ENE to SE. Barometer steady. Called port watch at 4.20.

Steam 60. Rev. 59.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + squally; snowing first two hours. Gentle to very fresh breeze from SE to NE. Barometer rising. At 9.30 had quarters for inspection.

Steam 58. Rev. 60.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Cloudy; overcast first hour. Light snow squall second hour. Wind blowing in heavy squalls from force of moderate gale to stiff breeze down the Reache varying from North to ENE. Barometer rising.

Steam 57. Rev. 59.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Overcast; gentle breeze from NE shifting to light airs from SE last hour of watch.

Barometer rising. Steam 53. Rev. 57.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast, light breeze from ESE to East. Barometer rising.

Steam 53. Rev. 57.

8 p.m. to Mid. Cloudy; light breeze from East. Barometer falling.

Steam 53. Rev. 57.


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standing through milband sound seafort channel plumper channel lama passage fitz hugh sound south passage new channel queen charlotte sound broughton strait at anchor alert bay cormorant island broughton strait sitka to san francisco

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4


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29 December 1887

standing down lama passage fitzhugh sound pilot conning

Lat 51.5, Long -128.5

bright moonlight

bright moonlight

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear + cool. Bright moonlight. Stiff to light breeze from NE to ENE blowing in squalls, during first three hours of watch. Barometer falling, then rising.

Steam 59. Rev. 60.5.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Generally clear. Gentle breeze to strong gale from NE. At 6.00 set fore + main topsails, foresail, jib, + fortopmast staysail. At 6.45 shortened sail to heavy squall, + furled everything except foretopmast staysail. At 7.30 set foresail + jib.

At end of watch under steam foresail, jib, + foretopmast staysail. Barometer falling. Steam 58. Rev. 58.

8 a.m. to Merid. Cloudy. Light breeze from NNW to NNE to moderate breeze from NE last hour. Barometer steady. At 8.10 clewed up foresail + hauled down head sails. At 9.15 set them again. At 9.30 mustered at quarters. At 10.20 Navigator set clock ahead 24 minutes.

Steam 52. Rev. 48.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy + cold. Light to gentle breeze from ENE to ESE. Barometer rising. At 2.00 took in foresail. At 2.30 took in jib + foretopmast staysail.

Steam 54. Rev. 58.5.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cloudy + cool. Moderate breeze from EbyS. Barometer rising.

Steam 52. Rev. 56.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze from East.

Swept boiler tubes. Barometer steady. Steam 53. Rev. 55.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Bright moonlight. Gentle to light breeze from East + SE. Barometer rising.

Low banked the fires.


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at anchor alert bay standing through broughton strait johnstone strait lyman narrows discovery passage into strait of georgia at anchor oyster bay sitka to san francisco

Lat 50.6, Long -126.9


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30 December 1887

steaming to eastward through johnstone strait pilot conning

Lat 50.5, Long -126.1

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear + cold, light airs form SE to East. Barometer rising.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear + cold; gentle to light breeze from East. Barometer rising.

Steam 55. Rev. 57.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant: light airs from East.

At 8.00 set clock ahead 8 minutes. Steam 52. Rev. 56.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant; light airs from NW. Barometer rising.

Steam 47.5. Rev. 54.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cloudy + pleasant; light airs from West. Barometer rising.

Low banked fires.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear + pleasant; light airs from WNW to West. Barometer rising. Fires low banked.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear first part, clouding towards end of watch. Light airs from SW. Fires low banked. Barometer rising.


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at anchor oyster bay strait of georgia

Lat 49.3, Long -123.8


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31 December 1887

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy to overcast; light airs from West. Barometer rising. Low banked fires.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + snowing; light airs from SW to SE. Barometer falling. Low banked fires.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + snowing; light airs from East to SE. Barometer falling. Fires banked low.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast + snowing first two hours, turning into rain last two hours. Light airs to moderate breeze from SE blowing fresh in squalls last hour. At 3.45 veered to 60 fathoms on port chain. Barometer falling. Low banked fires.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Overcast + raining; moderate breeze from SE blowing very fresh in squalls. Barometer falling. Low banked fires.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast + raining; gentle breeze to light airs from SE. Barometer rising. Low banked fires.

8 p.m. to Mid. Cloudy. Moon showing at intervals. Barometer rising. Light variable airs. Fires low banked.



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1888


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at anchor oyster bay georgia strait standing through georgia strait x at anchor at wharf departure bay vancouvers island sitka to san francisco

Lat 49.9, Long -125.7


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1 January 1888

steamed to eastward through gulf of georgia pilot conning x at 230 let go starboard anchor in departure bay off coal wharf

Lat 55.1, Long -6.0

Mid. to 4 a.m. Partly cloudy but pleasant. Light airs from South + SW. At 3.30 spread fires under main boiler. Barometer rising.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear + Pleasant, light airs from South. Barometer rising.

Steam 53. Rev. 56. On heaving up port anchor found one arm broken off shab at elbow.

8 a.m. to Merid. Cloudy + pleasant; light to moderate breeze from SW. Barometer rising. At 10.00 Commanding Officer inspected ship + crew at quarters. Called, "All hands to muster" + read Articles for Better Government of Navy.

Cock-billed fore + main yards. Steam 53. Rev. 58.

A. Enckson (Sea) - By order of Com'd'g Officer A. Enckson (Sea) was rated Sail-maker's mate.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy but pleasant; light airs from SW to West. Barometer rising.

Ran lines to wharf, hove anchor up to hawse-pipe, + hauled in to wharf, + secured port side alongside. Lowered all boats + anchored them inside of wharf. Rigged in port davits. Made preparations for coaling ship. At 3.00 hauled fires under main boiler + started fires under both donkey boilers.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Clear + pleasant; light airs from West. Fires under both donkey boilers. Barometer falling.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear + pleasant; calm. Barometer falling. Fires under both donkey boilers.

8 p.m. to Mid. Cloudy + pleasant; calm. Barometer rising. Fires under both donkey boilers.


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departure bay bc

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 300 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 1960 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 1 tons 200 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 110 " 232 "


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2 January 1888

coal: 103 tons - received during the day

bright moonlight

Under the command of Lieut. Comd. W. H. Emory, Jr.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Overcast + calm; Barometer rising. Fires under both donkey boilers.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Overcast + raining. Calm. Made preparations for coaling ship. Fires under both donkey boilers.

8 A.M. to Mid. Overcast + raining first hour to clear + pleasant last hour of watch. Light airs from S.W. Barometer rising. At 9.00 crew commenced to coal ship, + took on board about 50 Tons during watch.

coal: 50 Tons -

O.E. Reh (S.A. 2nd Cl) - rated to Seaman Apprentice 1st Class

Fires in both donkey boilers.

A.S. Mullen(S.A. 2nd Cl) - rated to Seaman Apprentice 1st Class

A.F. Lefferts(1st Cl a) - rated to Seaman Apprentice 2nd Class

E.J. Mack(1st Cl. A) - rated Seaman Apprentice 2nd Class

J.F. Treanor (1st Cl a) - rated Seaman Apprentice 2nd Class

~ R. Wells (1st Cl. B) - rated to Seaman Apprentice 2nd Class

Merid. to 4 P.M. Overcast + raining first hour; clear + pleasant last part of watch. Lugaged in coaling ship. Fires under both donkey boilers

coal: 50 Tons -

4 P.M. to 6 P.M. Generally clear + pleasant. Light airs from West.

At 4.30 stopped coaling ship.

coal: 103 Tons - Received during day

Barometer falling.

6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Clear + pleasant. Light air from West. Fires under both donkey boilers. Barometer steady.

8 P.M. to Mid. Generally clear + pleasant.

Bright moonlight.

Light airs from West. Barometer rising. Fires in both donkey boilers.


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departure bay bc

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 320 gallons

water received during the preceding 24 hours, 4300 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 6210 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, tons 2200 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 109 " 272 "


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3 January 1888

coal: 198 tons - received in total

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy + cold; light to gentle breeze from West. Barometer steady. Fires under both donkey boilers.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear + cool. Light breeze to light airs from West. Barometer rising. Fires under both donkey boilers.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from West + WSW.

coal: 39 tons - At 8.00 commenced coaling ship. Received on board during watch about 39 Tons.

Water boat alongside pumping water into tanks, having previously tested + reported good by Doctor. Fires under both donkey boilers. Barometer rising.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze from WSW to West. Barometer rising.

coal: 49 tons - Coaling ship, taking on board about 49 Tons during watch.

At 3.00 started fires in main boiler. Fires under both donkey boilers. Received 4300 gallons of fresh water.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from WSW. Barometer rising. Fires under main boiler.

coal: 198 tons 1064 lbs - Finished coaling ship. Received in all 198 Tons. 1064 lbs.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from West. Barometer steady. Fires low banked under main boiler. Allowed fires to die out in donkey boilers.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs to light breeze from West. Barometer rising. Fires low banked.


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departure bay bc

Lat 37.8, Long -6.0

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 438 gallons

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 5772 gallons

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 4 tons 1500 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 302 tons 2132 lbs.


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4 January 1888

active pass light fore hoad off starboard bow

Lat 48.9, Long -123.3

Mid. to 4 A.M. Clear cool + pleasant. Gentle breeze to light airs from West. Barometer steady. Low banked fires.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Cloudy + cold. Light airs from West. Barometer steady. Fires banked in main boilers.

8 AM to Merid. Clear + Cold. Light breeze from S.W. Barometer falling. At 8.00 o'clock ran line to buoy + hauled out from wharf. At 8.45 let go starboard anchor in 21 fathom water 30 fathoms chain. Spread fires when hauling out + banked them when ship anchord. Rigged out for davits + hoisted all boats. Crew cleaning ship. Patrick Welsh (Qr Mr.) reported expiration of his term of enlistment. Ships draft forward 15.3 aft 17.3 (before hoisting boats)

Patrick Welsh - reported expiration of his term of enlistment.

term of enlistment. Ships draft forward forward 15.3 aft 17.3 ( before hoisting boats )

Merid. to 4 P.M. Clear + pleasant; light breeze from S.W. hauling to moderate breeze from N.W. At 1.30 got underway and stood out of Departure Bay Pilot Conning. Secured all boats for sea. At 3.30 set jib, fore topmast stay-sail + spanker. Standing down Strait of Georgia, Pilot Conning. Draft 15.6 forward, 17.6 aft. Steam 58 Rev. 63. Barometer falling.

$ P.M. to 6 P.M. Clear + pleasant; moderate breeze from East to fresh breeze from E.N.E. Barometer rising. At 4.15 set flying jib + foresail. At 4.30 took in + furled all sail set. Standing down Strait of Georgia, Pilot Conning. At end of watch Fraser River Light fore three points abaft fork beam, + Active Pass Light fore hoad off starboard bow. Steam 58 Rev. 63.

6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Clear + cold. Stiff breeze from N.E. Barometer rising. At 6.45 sighted East Point Light three points on starboard bow. Steam 57 Rev. 61.

8 P.M. to Mid. Clear + cold. Very fresh to moderate breeze from N.N.E. Barometer falling. Squally first three hours of watch, bright moonlight last hour. Steamed out of Strait of Georgia through Haro Channel + at midnight entered Strait of Fuca, Pilot Conning. Steam 59.5 Rev. 63.

bright moonlight last hour


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strait of fuca

Lat 37.8, Long -122.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 342 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 5430 gallons.

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 9 tons 1420 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 291 tons 712 lbs.


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5 January 1888

ediz hook

Lat 48.4, Long -122.8

Mid. to 4 A.M. Clear + pleasant; light breeze from N.N.E. Standing across Strait of Fuca, Pilot conning. At 3.00 came to at Port Townsend with starboard anchor in 12.5 fathom boft bottom, + veered to 30 fathom at anchor ~. Low banked fires. Barometer rising.

4 A.M. to 8 AM. Clear + pleasant; gentle to moderate breeze from W.N.N. Barometer rising. Low banked fires.

8 AM. to Merid. Clear + cold; light to gentle breeze from N.N.W. Barometer falling. Low banked fires.

Merid. to 4 PM. Clear + cold. Light to gentle breeze from N.N.N. to W.N.W. Barometer rising. At 1.50 called "all hands up anchor." Got underway + stood out of Port Townsend, Navigator conning. Steaming to Westward through Strait of Fuca. At 2.28 Wilson Head Light House bearing S 3/5 W (mag) distance about 3/4 mile. put over pat. log reading 77.4 + shaped course W. by S(p.c.) At 4.00 pat. log 89 Dungeness Point Light House bearing S 3/4 E. (mag) distant 4 miles. Ships draft forward 15 feet 3 in. aft 17 ft. 6 in. Steam 58 Rev. 62 Put in jackasses + bent fore topmast staysail. At 3.30 set clock back 7 minutes. Pilot left ship.

4 P.M. to 6 P.M. Clear + pleasant; stiff breeze from N.N. by N hauling to moderate breeze from North. Standing down Strait of Fuca, navigator conning. At 4.45 made Ediz Hook, Rose Stand + Discovery Island Lights. Lost the latter light at 5.15. Set fore + aft sail at 5.30 Lost the Dungeness Light at 5.35. At end of watch on course W1/2S(f.c.) Steam 60 Rev. 64

6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Clear + pleasant; moderate breeze from North to N.E. Barometer rising. At 7.15 set foresail. Under steam fore + aft sail + foresail on course W1/2S.(p.c.) At 7.45 last sight of Race Stand Light. Steam 60 Rev. 65

8 P.M. to Mid. Clear + cold; gentle to moderate breeze from N.N.E. to E.N.E. Barometer rising. Standing out Straits of Fuca conned by navigator. At 8.00 changed course to W5/8S. (p.c.) At 9.50 sighted Cape Flattery Light 2 points in fork. bow. At 11.00 changed course to W.S.W.(mag) Pat. Log 104- Flattery light bearing S.W.7/8S.(mag). At 11.45 on outer edge of red ~. Changed course to S.W. by S(mag) Pat. log 150. Steam 60 Rev. 64.


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to san francisco cal

Lat 46.88, Long -124.60

At Sea, bound from Port Townsend, W. T. to San Francisco, Cal.

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 248 gallons

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 5182 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 13 tons 2021 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 277 " 832 "


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6 January 1888

at 430 sighted cape disappointment light house hood off front bow

Lat 22.4, Long 41.7

Mid. to 4 A.M. Clear + pleasant; moderate to stiff breeze from N.N.E. to E by N. Barometer rising. At 12.15 set topgallant sails. At 12.40 Pat. log 156.6 Flattery Light bearing E.N.E.(mag) distance 8 miles changed course from S.N. by S(f.c.) to S. by E. 5/8 E(pc) At 1.00 set spanker. At 1.20 took in + furled topgallant sails. At 1.40 set main topmast slugsail At 2.05 dipped Flattery Light. At 3.20 Pat. log reading 179 changed course to S.S.E. 7/8 E(pc) Steam 60 Rev. 65

4 AM to 8 AM. Clear + cold first part clouding latter part of watch. Moderate breeze from East by North; hauling to light breeze from SSE. At 6.00 took in + furled all sail. Barometer steady. Steam 60 Rev. 63.

8 A.M. to Merid. Generally clear + pleasant. Gentle to moderate breeze from S.E. + E.S.E. Barometer rising. At 9.30 mustered at quarters. At 10.45 set jib flying jib + main topmast staysail. Steaming on course S.S.E. 7/8 E(pc). Steam 60 Rev. 63.5.

Merid. to 4 PM. Cloudy + cold. Gentle breeze from E.S.E. to E. by N. Barometer rising. At 3.30 set foresail. Steam 60 Rev. 63

4 P.M. to 6 PM. Overcast + cold. Gentle to light breeze from E.N.E. to E. by N. Bar-ometer rising. At 4.30 sighted Cape Disappointment Light House hood off front bow Set foretopmast staysail + spanker. At 5.30 hauled up foresail. Steaming on course S.S.E 7/8 E (pc) Steam 60 Rev. 65.

6 PM to 8 PM. Cloudy, clearing towards end ofwatch. Light breeze from E. by N. At 6.50 sighted Tillamook Light on front bow. At 7.00 changed course to S by E 1/8 E(pc) Lost Cape Disappointment Light at 7.20 Under steam + fore + aft sail. Steam 60. Rev. 65

8 P.M. to Mid. Generally cloudy but pleasant. Light airs from E. by N to S.S.E. last three hours. Sea smooth. At 10.00 took in fore + aft sail. Lost Tillamook Light a 8.45. Steaming on course S. by E 1/8 E(p.c.) Barometer rising first three hours, falling the last hour. Steam 60 Rev. 65.2


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Lat 43.72, Long -124.58


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7 January 1888

Mid to 4 am. Cloudy and cold. Light to gentle breeze from E x S. Barometer rising.

4 am to 8 am. Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from E x S to light breeze from East. Barometer rising first three hours, then falling.

8 am to merid. Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from East to ENE.

Merid to 4 pm. Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from NE to moderate breeze from ENE. Barometer falling.

4 pm to 6 pm. Clear and pleasant. Moderate breeze from NNE. Barometer rising. 5.05 Sighted Cape Oxford Light on port bow.

6 pm to 8 pm. Generally clear and pleasant. Moderate breeze from NNE. Barometer rising. At 6.50 Oxford Light bore abeam.

8 pm to mid. Clear and pleasant. Moderate breeze from North yo NNW. At 8.20 lost Cape Oxford light.


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at sea bound from port townsend wt to san francisco cal

Lat 40.33, Long -124.52


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8 January 1888

at 830pm sighted point arcua light bearing ese

Lat 42.2, Long 41.7


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at sea bound from port townsen wt to san francisco cal at mooring navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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9 January 1888

at 450 sighted point rezu light brearing one eight of a point on port bow at 645 sighted south farallanes light bearing two points on starboard bow

Lat 44.9, Long 32.6

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from East + SE. Steaming on course SE5.8E (p.c.) during watch.

Barometer rising. Steam 60. Rev. 62.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from ESE to light breeze from East. Barometer rising. At 5.30 changed course to SE1/8E (p.c.); at 6.00 to SE (p.c.).

Steam 56. Rev. 61.2.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze from East. Baromter falling last hour. At 10.00 changed course to E1/2S (p.c.)

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze from ENE. Barometer falling.

Crew engaged preparing ship for port. Steam 59.5. Rev. 63.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Light variable airs + calms.

At 5.30 made fast to buoy off Navy Yard. The Commanding Officer left the ship to pay an official visit to the Commandant. Low banked fires.


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at moorings at wharf navy yard mare island cal

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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10 January 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs + breezes from NE hauling to ESE towards end of watch. At 6.30 spread fires. At 7.05 cast off from buoy + went alongside the dock.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze from East. Barometer rising first two hours, falling last hour. Hauled fires in main boiler at 8.00 _ started fires in both donkey boilers. Crew engaged in scrubbing boat covers, spar covers + clothes.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze from East to NE. Barometer falling. Fires in both donkey boilers.

4 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from NE + SSE with Calms. Barometer falling. Fires in both donkey boilers.

Harvey Stanly (Lds) - At 8.45 by order of Commanding Officer placed Harvey Stanly (Lds) in confinement for fighting + disrespect to officers.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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11 January 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Calm. Light airs from ESE at 8.00. Barometer rising.Fires in both donkey boilers.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Calm to light airs from ESE. Barometer falling last two hours. At 9.30 inspected at quarters. The following Navy Yard men at work on board in Engineer's Department: - 5 machinists, + helpers 6 Boiler-makers.

J. Shaw (Sea) - J. Shaw (Sea) B. Hanlon (C.H.) + J. Robinson (Sea) were transferred to the Hospital.

B. Hanlon (C.H.) - J. Shaw (Sea) B. Hanlon (C.H.) + J. Robinson (Sea) were transferred to the Hospital.

J. Robinson (Sea) - J. Shaw (Sea) B. Hanlon (C.H.) + J. Robinson (Sea) were transferred to the Hospital.

Fires under both donkey boilers.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear first hour, cloudy last three hours. Calm to light airs from SW. Barometer steady. Unbent sail, + stowed them in sail loft.

Patrick Walsh (Qr. Mr.) - Transferred to Receiving Ship with bag hammock + accounts for discharge, Patrick Walsh (Qr. Mr.).

The following men from Navy Yard working on board in Engineer's Department: - 5 machinists, 4 Helpers, 6 Boiler makers. Fires under both donkey boilers.

J.Q. Lovell (Asst. Pay.) - Asst. Pay. J.Q. Lovell left ship on 5 days leave of abcence.

4 p.m. to Mid. Overcast but pleasant. Calm. Barometer rising. Fires under both donkey boilers.

U.S.S. Iroquois - U.S.S. "Iroquois" came in + made fast to buoy. Commanding Officer paid an official visit to Commanding officer of U.S.S. "Iroquois".


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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12 January 1888

hazy horizon

Iroquoi - Commander of the Iroquoi returned official visit of Commanding Officer


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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13 January 1888


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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14 January 1888


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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15 January 1888


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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16 January 1888


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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17 January 1888


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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18 January 1888


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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19 January 1888


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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20 January 1888


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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21 January 1888


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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22 January 1888


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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23 January 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Overcast + foggy first part, drizzling rain + misty last part. Calm until last hour when a light breeze came from SW. Barometer steady. Fires in both donkey boilers.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast foggy + drizzling. Light breeze from SW. Barometer rising. The following Navy Yard workmen in Engineer's Department at work on board: - 3 machinists, 4 helpers, 4 boiler makers. Fires under both donkey boilers.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Misty with drizzling rain. Light breeze to light airs from SW. Barometer rising. Got thrust shaft aboard + struck it below. Receiving fresh water aboard during watch. Fired under both boilers. The following men from Yard working aboard in Engineer's Department: - 4 machinists, 4 helpers, 3 boiler-makers, 5 helpers.

4 p.m. to Mid. Overcast, misty + drizzling. Calm to light airs from SW and SWbyS. Barometer rising. Fires under donkey boilers. Total amount of fresh water during day 5300 gallons.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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24 January 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Overcast foggy + drizzling. Calm. Barometer rising. Fires in donkey boilers.

8 a.m. to Merid. Cloudy + misty. Foggy first two hours. Light airs to light breeze from East. Barometer falling. Fires under both donkey boilers. The following Yard workmen engaged aboard in Engineering Department: - 4 machinists, 4 helpers, 2 laborers, 3 boiler-makers, 3 helpers.

Merid to 4 p.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Light breeze from East. The following Yard men worked on aboard during watch: - 4 machinists, 4 helpers, 2 laborers, 3 boiler makers, + 3 helpers. Fires under both donkey boilers.

4 p.m. to Mid. Cloudy. Foggy last three hours. Light breeze from East, to light airs from SSW falling calm. Barometer falling. Fires under both donkey boilers.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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25 January 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Foggy + calm. Barometer falling. Executing morning routine. Fires under both donkey boilers.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + foggy. Calms + light airs from West. Received on board from General Storekeeper: - 6 bbls (162 gallons) Lard oil. The following Yard men were employed in the Engineer's Department: 4 machinists, 4 helpers, 3 boiler makers + 3 helpers. Fires under both donkey boilers.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Generally overcast, with fog first + last hours. Light airs from SW first part, calms + light airs from SE last part. Barometer falling first three hours rising last hour. The following Yard men employed in Engineer's Department: - 4 machinists, 4 helpers, 3 boiler-makers + 3 helpers. Fires under both donkey boilers.

4 p.m. to Mid. Generally overcast + foggy. Calm. Barometer rising. Fires under both donkey boilers.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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26 January 1888


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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27 January 1888


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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28 January 1888


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LOG BOOK – JANUARY 29th 1888 TO JULY 30th 1888


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Log book of the USS "Thetis" 4th rate commanded by Lieut Comdr Wm H Emroy, US Navy, attached to special service squadron, commencing January 29th 1888, at Mare Island California, ending July 30th 1888 at King's Island


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List of Officers attached to and on board of the USS Thetis, commanded by Captain W H Emroy USN during the period covered by this log-book from January 29th, 1888 to July 30th 1888

Wm H Emory - Lt Cmdr

RP Schwirin - Ensign

RF Lopez - Ensign

E Simpson - Ensign

MC Grogas - Ensign

TG Dewey - Ensign

Roger Welles - Ensign

John Lowe - Chief Engineer

DN Betolette - PA Surgeon

JQ Snell - Asst Paymaster


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List of Officers who have died, been attached, or transferred, on board of the USS Thetis, commanded by Captain W H Emroy USN during the period covered by this log-book from January 29th, 1888 to July 30th 1888


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Complement of Petty officers, Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, Landsmen, Boys, and Marines on board of the USS Thetis 4th rate


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

Mercurial Barometer: Maker - Jas Green, New York, 1450; Location - Pilot House; Comparison - April 1 1888 with standard at Mare Island; Error - +0.3 in

Aneroid Barometer:Maker - US Navy; Location - Pilot House; Comparison - April 1 1888 with mercurial on board; Error - +.08

Thermometer (dry bulb): Maker - US Hydrogeologic Office; Location - Pilot House

Thermometer (wet bulb): Maker - US Hydrogeologic Office; Location - Pilot House


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Armament of the USS Thetis 4th rate


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tables of deviation of the Standard compass N° 13859 on board of USS Thetis 4th rate


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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29 January 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Overcast + rainy. Calm. Light airs from East last hour. Barometer falling. Fires under both donkey boilers.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast with occasional drizzling rain. Calm. At 10.00 went to quarters for inspection.

R. Welles (Ensign) - Ensign R. Welles reported his return from leave.

Barometer falling. Fires under both donkey boilers.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast. Calm. Barometer falling first three hours, rising slightly last hour. Fires in both donkey boilers.

4 p.m. to Mid. Overcast. Calm, + light airs from SE. Fires under both donkey boilers.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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30 January 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Overcast with occasional drizzling rain. Light airs to light breeze from SEbyS hauling to South towards end of watch. Barometer falling. Fires under both donkey boilers.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast with occasional drizzling rain. Light airs from South + SSE. Barometer falling. Mustered at quarters at 9.20. The following Yard workmen employed in Engineer's Department: 3 machinists, 4 helpers, 3 boiler-makers, 4 helpers. Fires in both donkey boilers.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast + threatening rain. Light airs from SSE. Barometer steady. Following Navy Yard men employed in Engineer's Department: - 3 machinists, 4 helpers, 3 boiler-makers, 4 helpers. Fires under both donkey boilers.

4 p.m. to Mid. Overcast. Light airs from SE first two hours, calm the remainder of watch. Barometer steady. Fires in both donkey boilers.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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31 January 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Overcast with drizzling rain. Calm. Barometer falling. Fires in both donkey boilers.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + raining. Calm to light airs from SEbyE. Barometer falling last hour. At 9.30 inspected at quarters.

R. Scott (Capt. of Hold) - R. Scott (Capt. of Hold) reported his term of enlistment having expired.

The following Navy Yard men employed in Engineer's Department: - 3 machinists, 4 helpers, 3 boiler-makers, 4 helpers. Fires under donkey boilers.

G.G. Howland (Ship's writer) - G.G. Howland (Ship's writer) absent without leave.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast + rainy. Light airs from ESE. Barometer rising last hour.

Independence - Transferred to Receiving Ship "Independence" for discharge R. Scott (C. of H.) with bag hammock + accounts.

R. Scott (Capt. of Hold) - Transferred to Receiving Ship "Independence" for discharge R. Scott (C. of H.) with bag hammock + accounts.

Fires under both donkey boilers. The following men from Yard at work in Engineers Department: - 3 machinists, 4 helpers, 3 Boiler-makers, 4 helpers.

4 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + raining. Light breeze from ESE + WNW. Barometer rising. Fires banked under donkey boilers. Commanding Officer returned from leave of absence.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1888


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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1 February 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Cloudy first half, then clear + pleasant. Light breeze to light airs from WSW + West. Barometer rising.

G.G. Howland (Ship's writer) - G.G. Howland (Ship's writer) returned on board 23 hours overtime.

Fires under donkey boilers.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze to light airs from WSW. Barometer rising. At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters.

Harry Spriggs (Lds) - By order of Commanding Officer place Harry Spriggs (Lds) in confinement for five days on bread + water for insolence.

The following men from Navy Yard at work on board in Engineer's Department: 3 machinists, 4 helpers, 3 boiler makers, 4 helpers. Fires under both donkey boilers.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy + pleasant. Light breeze from SW. Barometer falling.

J. Townsend (Lds) - J. Townsend (Lds) was discharged from the Naval Service.

Fires under both donkey boilers. The following men from Navy Yard at work on board in Engineer's Department: - 3 machinists, 4 helpers, 3 boiler-makers, 4 helpers.

4 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from SW falling calm last four hours. Barometer rising. Fires under both donkey boilers.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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2 February 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Calm. Barometer rising, falling last hour. Fires under both donkey boilers. Executed morning routine.

8 a.m. to Merid. Pleasant weather. Calm. Barometer steady. Crew working on sword-mats for lanyard of lower rigging. Painter painting under side of poop-rail. Following men from Navy Yard working in Engineer's Department: - 3 machinists, 4 helpers 3 boiler makers + 4 helpers. Fires under both donkey boilers.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy + pleasant. Light airt from SEbyE to SE. Barometer rising first hour, falling last hour. Crew at odd jobs about the rigging. The following men from Navy Yard at work in Engineer's Department 3 machinists, 4 helpers, 3 boiler-makers, 4 helpers. Fires under both donkey boilers.

4 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from East; calm at midnight. Barometer falling. Fires under both donkey boilers.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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3 February 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Pleasant weather. Calm, except last two hours when light breeze from East. Barometer falling. Executed morning routine.

W.H. Lenny (Lieut. Comd'r.) - Lieut. Comdr. W.H. Lenny left the ship on leave for one week.

Fires under both donkey boilers.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze from East. At 9.30 went to quarters for inspection.

H. Spriggs (Lds) - By order of Commanding Officer released H. Spriggs (Lds) from confinement + restored him to duty.

Crew engaged in work on rigging. The following Yard men were employed in Engineer's Department during watch: - 3 machinists, 4 helpers, 3 boiler-makers, 1 helper + 2 apprentices. Fires under both donkey boilers.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Generally clear + pleasant. Light breeze from East to ENE. Barometer falling. The following Yard men employed in Engineer's Department: - 3 machinists, 4 helpers, 3 boiler-makers, 1 helper + 2 apprentices. Fire in both donkey boilers.

4 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze to light airs from ENE. Barometer rising. Fires under both donkey boilers.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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4 February 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Calm. Barometer falling. Holystoned decks. Fires under both donkey boilers.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Calm to light airs from SW last hour. Barometer rising. The following Yard men employed in Engineer's Department: - 3 machinists, 4 helpers, 3 boiler-makers, 3 helpers. Fires in both donkey boilers. Crew aired bedding.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from SW. Barometer falling. Fires under both donkey boilers. Sent liberty party ashore at 1.30. The following Yard men were employed on board during watch: - 3 machinists, 4 helpers, 3 boiler-makers, 3 helpers.

4 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from SW + calms. Barometer rising. Fires in both donkey boilers.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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5 February 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Calm. Barometer rising. Fires in both donkey boilers.

8 a.m. to Merid. Cloudy + misty. Calm. Barometer rising first hour. At 9.45 preliminary quarters. At 10.00 Commanding Officer inspected ship + crew at quarters. Called all hands to muster + read Articles for better Governement of Navy.

G. Whannell (Sea) - Found G. Whannell (Sea) + E. Edward (1st C.F.) absent without leave.

E. Edward (1.C.F.) - Found G. Whannell (Sea) + E. Edward (1st C.F.) absent without leave.

Fires under both donkey boilers.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + misty. Calm; + light airs from West + SSW last three hours. Barometer falling slowly. Fires under both donkey boilers. Sent liberty party ashore.

4 p.m. to Mid. Clear overhead. Misty horizon. Calm. Barometer rising. Fires under both donkey boilers.

G. Whannell (Sea) - G. Whannell (Sea) returned aboard 10 1/2 hours overtime.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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6 February 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Generally clear. Foggy last three hours. Barometer rising slowly. Calm. Fires under both donkey boilers.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear with increasing cloudiness towards end of watch. Calm. Rising barometer.

E. Edward (1.C.F.) - The following men absent without leave: - E. Edward (1st C.F.), J.E. Cannon (Oiler) + J. White (C.H.).

J.E. Cannon (Oiler) - The following men absent without leave: - E. Edward (1st C.F.), J.E. Cannon (Oiler) + J. White (C.H.).

J. White (C.H.) - The following men absent without leave: - E. Edward (1st C.F.), J.E. Cannon (Oiler) + J. White (C.H.).

Following men from Navy Yard at work on board: - 2 machinists + 4 helpers; 3 boiler-makers + 3 helpers. Crew engaged in rattling down rigging. Fires under both donkey boilers.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from SW. Barometer falling. Crew engaged in rattling down lower rigging. The following Yard men were employed on board during watch: - 4 machinists, 4 helpers, 3 boiler-makers, 3 helpers + 2 laborers. Fires under both donkey boilers.

4 p.m. to Mid. Clear with light SW airs until 9 P.M. when calm. Barometer steady during afternoon, falling during evening. Fires under both donkey boilers.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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7 February 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Clear until 5 a.m. when overcast + foggy. Barometer falling slowly. Light SW airs until 5 a.m. when calm; then light airs from WNW + NW. Scrubbed hammocks. Fires under both donkey boilers.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + misty. Light airs from NW. Barometer steady.

J.E. Cannon (Oiler) - The following men were absent without leave: - E. Edward (1.C.F.), J.E. Cannon (Oiler), J. White (C.H.).

E. Edward (1.C.F.) - The following men were absent without leave: - E. Edward (1.C.F.), J.E. Cannon (Oiler), J. White (C.H.).

J. White (C.H.) - The following men were absent without leave: - E. Edward (1.C.F.), J.E. Cannon (Oiler), J. White (C.H.).

Crew engaged in rattling down lower rigging. The following Yard men at work on board during watch: - 4 machinists, 4 helpers, 3 boiler-makers, + 3 helpers. Fires under both donkey boilers.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast to cloudy + pleasant. Light airs from WSW to SSW last hour. Barometer falling. The following Yard men employed in Engineer's Department: - 4 machinists, 4 helpers, 3 boiler-makers, 3 helpers. Fires in both donkey boilers. Crew engaged in rigging.

4 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from SSW. Barometer rising. Fires under both donkey boilers.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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8 February 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Overcast. Light airs from WNW. Barometer steady. Fires under both donkey boilers.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + misty. Light airs from Norht first part, falling calm second hour, + light airs from West last two hour. Barometer rising.

J. White (C.H.) - The following men absent without leave: - J. White (C.H.), J.E. Cannon (Oiler) + E. Edward (1st C.F.).

J.E. Cannon (Oiler) - The following men absent without leave: - J. White (C.H.), J.E. Cannon (Oiler) + E. Edward (1st C.F.).

E. Edward (1.C.F.) - The following men absent without leave: - J. White (C.H.), J.E. Cannon (Oiler) + E. Edward (1st C.F.).

The following Yard men employed in Engineer's Department: - 4 machinists, 4 helpers, 3 boiler-makers, 3 helpers. Fires in both donkey boilers. Crew engaged in rigging.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clearing + pleasant. Calm to light airs from SW. Barometer falling. Crew working on standing rigging + restowing after orloff. The following men from Navy Yard at work on board in Engineer's Department: - 4 machinists, 4 helpers, 3 boiler-makers, 3 helpers. Fires under both donkey boilers.

4 p.m. to Mid. Generally clear + pleasant. Light airs from SW. Barometer rising. At 4.40 went to quarters with clean hammocks. Fires in both donkey boilers.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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9 February 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Overcast. Calm + light airs from SW to NW. Barometer rising. Fires in both donkey boilers.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast. Light breeze from NW to light airs from WNW. Barometer falling slowly. Crew working at odd jobs in the rigging.

E. Edward (1.C.F.) - E. Edward (1.C.F.) returned aboard 99 1/2 hours overtime + J.C. Cannon (oiler) 75 1/2 hours overtime.

J.E. Cannon (Oiler) - E. Edward (1.C.F.) returned aboard 99 1/2 hours overtime + J.C. Cannon (oiler) 75 1/2 hours overtime.

J. White (C.H.) - J. White (C.H.) absent without leave.

The following men from Navy Yard at work on board: - 4 machinists, 4 helpers, 3 boiler-makers, 3 helpers + 2 laborers. Fires under both donkey boilers.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast. Light airs from WNW. Barometer falling. The following Navy Yard men employed in Engineer's Department: - 4 machinists, 4 helpers, 3 boiler-makers, 3 helpers. Fires under both donkey boilers.

4 p.m. to Mid. Generally overcast. Light airs from SW to WNW. Barometer rising slowly. Fires under both donkey boilers. Commanding Officer returned aboard from leave of absence.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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10 February 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Generally overcast. Drizzling rain two hours of watch. Barometer falling, then rising. Light airs from WNW falling calm. Fires under both donkey boilers.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + mist. Light rain latter half of watch. Calm. Barometer rising till 11 A.M. then falling. Following men from Navy Yard at work on board: - 4 machinists, 4 helpers, 3 boiler-makers + 3 helpers.

J. White (C.H.) - J. White (C.H.) absent without leave.

Fires under both donkey boilers.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast + drizzling. Calm. Barometer steady. The following Navy workmen were employed on board during watch: - 4 machinists, 4 helpers, 3 boiler-makers, + 3 helpers.

Manzanita - At 1.15 the Light House Steamer "Manzanita" arrived at the Yard.

Fires under both donkey boilers. Received on board 4400 gallons fresh water.

4 p.m. to Mid. Overcast, misty and with drizzling rain until 11 P.M. Calms and light airs from SE. Barometer rising, then steady last four hours. Fires under both donkey boilers.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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11 February 1888

8 A.M. to Mid. Overcast and misty. Calm. barometer steady last three hours falling ~~. The following yard ~ were ~ in ~-~:- during watch:- 3 machinists, 4 ~, 3 boiler - makers + 3 ~- J. White ~ absent without leave. Fires under both ~ boilers. ~ Dewey Ensign, U.S.N.

Mid. to 4 P.M. Overcast to cloudy. light airs from S.W. Barometer steady. The following yard men ~ in ~ ~:- 3 machinists, 4 ~, 3 boiler- makers+ 3 ~. Fires under both ~ boilers. Roger wells, Jr. Ensign U.S.N.

4 P.M. to mid. Cloudy but pleasant. light airs from S.W. and calm. barometersteady first three hours falling fast last hour. Fires under both ~ boilers. ~ dewey, Ensign, U.S.N.

Examined and found correct. ~ Ensign and navigator.


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mare island navy yard

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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12 February 1888


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mare island navy yard

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 400 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 4412 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 1 tons 120 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 193 " 772 "


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13 February 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant, to overcast misty + threatening. Calms + light airs from SW to WSW. Barometer falling first part + rising last part.

R.P. Schwerin (Ensign) - Ensign R.P. Schwerin left the ship on leave of absence for 30 days from the 15th inst.

Fires under both donkey boilers.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast first two hours, afterwards clearing + pleasant. Light airs from WSW to light breeze from North. Barometer falling first hour.

J. White (C.H.) - J. White (C.H.) absent without leave.

Fires under both donkey boilers. The following men from Yard at work on board: - 4 machinists, 4 helpers, 3 boiler-makers, 3 helpers.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast first hour, then clearing. Calm + light airs from SW + WSW. Barometer falling. Hauled fires on starboard donkey boiler. Following men from Navy Yard at work on board: - 4 machinists + 4 helpers; 3 boiler-makers + 3 helpers.

4 p.m. to Mid. Cloudy becoming overcast. Drizzling rain last hour. Barometer falling slowly. Light airs from WSW first two hours, falling calm. Fires under both donkey boilers.

J. White (C.H.) - J. White (C.H.) returned aboard 7 days 11 1/2 hours overtime.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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14 February 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Cloudy with passing showers. Calm to light airs from NE. Barometer falling, rising last hour. Fires under both donkey boilers. Executed morning routine.

8 a.m. to Merid. Cloudy. Light airs from NE + from SW last two hours. Barometer steady. Following men from Navy Yard at work on board: - 4 machinists + 3 helpers, 3 boiler-makers + 3 helpers.

J.W. Morgan (Paint) - J.W. Morgan (Paint) + M. McNamara (Sea) absent overtime.

M. McNamara (Sea) - J.W. Morgan (Paint) + M. McNamara (Sea) absent overtime.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Generally overcast with passing showers first two hours of watch. Barometer falling till 2.00 when it began to rise. The following men were employed during watch: - 4 machinists, 3 helpers, 3 boiler-makers, + 3 helpers. Fires under both donkey boilers.

4 p.m. to Mid. Clearing. Light SW airs first hour then calm. Rising barometer.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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15 February 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Clear with fog + mist during early morning; fog lifting at 7 A.M. Calm with rising barometer. Executed morning routine. Fires in port donky boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from WNW. Barometer falling. The following Yard men were employed on board during watch: - 4 machinists, 3 helpers, 3 boiler-makers + 3 helpers.

C.E. Lake (Q.M.) - C.E. Lake (Q.M.) + M. McNamara (Sea) absent without leave.

M. McNamara (Sea) - C.E. Lake (Q.M.) + M. McNamara (Sea) absent without leave.

Fires under port donkey boiler.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from SW. Barometer steady. The following Yard men employed in Engineer's Department: - 4 machinists, 3 helpers, 3 boiler-makers + 3 helpers. Fires under port donkey boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Calm. Barometer rising. Fires under port donkey boiler.

M. McNamara (Sea) - M. McNamara (Sea) returned from liberty 36 hours overtime.


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mare island navy yard

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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16 February 1888

terrestial - 1

4 mechanists -

2 appernties -

3 helpers -

4 helpers -

3 force makers -


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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17 February 1888


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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18 February 1888


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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19 February 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs to light breeze from West to SW. Barometer falling till 5 A.M. then rising. Fires under port donkey boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from SSW. Barometer rising till 11.00 when it began falling. At 10.00 the Commanding Officer inspected ship + crew at quarters. Fires under port donkey boiler.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from SW. Barometer falling. Fires under port donkey boiler. Sent liberty party ashore at 1.30.

4 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from SW. Barometer falling till 8.00 when it began to rise. Fires under port donkey boiler.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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20 February 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Calms + gentle breeze from NW. Barometer falling. Fires under port donkey boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze from NW to a moderate breeze from NNW. Barometer steady. The following Yard men employed on board: - 4 machinists, 4 helpers, 3 boiler-makers, 3 helpers, 1 shipwright, 2 apprentices, 1 machinist, 1 apprentice. Fires in port donkey boiler.

R. Scott (Capt. of Hold) - R. Scott (C of H) absent without leave.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Stiff breeze from North. Barometer falling. The following men from Yard at work on board in Engineer's Department: - 4 machinists, 4 helpers, 3 boiler-makers, 3 helpers, 1 shipwright, 2 apprentices, 1 machinist, 1 apprentice. Fires under port donkey boiler..

4 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs to moderate breeze from North. Barometer falling first part, steady last part. Fires in port donkey boiler.


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navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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21 February 1888


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navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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22 February 1888


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navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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23 February 1888


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navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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24 February 1888


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navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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25 February 1888

mist around horizon


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navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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26 February 1888


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navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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27 February 1888


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navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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28 February 1888


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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29 February 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Overcast with passing showers first part to clear + pleasant last part. Light airs from NW + NNW. Barometer rising.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from NNW to SW. Barometer rising first hour afterwards steady. At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters.

J. Connolly (C.H.) - Transferred to Receiving Ship with bag + hammock, accounts went through Commandants Office, J. Connolly (C.H.)

The following men from Navy Yard at work on board: - 3 machinists, 3 helpers, 4 laborers, 3 boiler-makers, 3 helpers, 1 shipwright, 3 apprentices. Hoisted out both donkey boiler ash pans, + an oil tank.

T.G. Dewey (Ensign) - Ensign T.G. Dewey returned aboard from two days leave of absence.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs + breeze from SW to WSW. Barometer falling. Following Navy Yard workmen on board: - 3 machinists + 3 helpers, 4 laborers, 3 boiler-makers, 3 helpers, 1 shipwright 3 apprentices.

4 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze from WSW to light airs from WNW. Having peak about 8 o'clock. Barometer rising.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1888


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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1 March 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Cloudy, overcast latter part of watch. Light airs form NW to gentle breeze from SSE. Barometer falling. Executing morning routine.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + riany. Gentle breeze from ESE to SE. Barometer falling. Flooded bilge + pumped it out. The following Yard men employed on board in Engineer's Department: - 1 machinist, 2 helpers, 3 boiler-makers, 1 helper.

F. Peterson (Sea) - F. Peterson (Sea) reported expiration of his term of enlistment.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast rainy + misty. Gentle to light breeze from SE. Barometer falling. The following Yard men were employed on board during watch: - 1 machinist, 2 helpers, 3 boiler-makers + 1 helper.

4 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + raining until 10 P.M. when clouds began to break. Light breeze from SSE then calm at 9 P.M. followed by light Southerly airs. Barometer rising.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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2 March 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Overcast + raining until 7 A.M.: then clearing. Light Southerly shifting to SW at 7.20. Barometer rising. Executed morning routine.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast first then clear remaindere of watch. Light airs + breezes from South. Barometer steady. Received on board for use in Engineer's Department - 411 lbs of zinc plates. The following Yard men were employed on board during watch: - 3 machinists, 3 helpers, 3 boiler-makers + 2 helpers.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Generally cloudy. Light to gentle breezes from SSW to West. Barometer steady. The following Yard men employed in Engineer's Department: - 3 machinists, 3 helpers, 3 boiler-makers + 2 helpers. Hoisted in the new port donkey boiler.

4 p.m. to Mid. Generally clear. Light airs from West + calm. Barometer rising slowly.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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3 March 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Generally overcast + rainy, clearing towards end of watch. Light airs + light breezes from SW shifting to NW last hour. Barometer falling until 5 o'clock when it began to rise.

8 a.m. to Merid. Generally cloudy with passing showers first hour. Light breeze from North to light airs from NNW. Barometer rising.

F. Peterson (Sea) - F. Peterson (Sea) was discharged from the Naval Service.

The following Yard men employed on board in Engineer's Department: - 3 machinists, 3 helpers, 3 boiler-makers + 2 helpers + in Construction Department: - 1 machinist, 1 apprentice.

T.G. Dewey (Ensign) - Ensign T.G. Dewey left the ship on two days leave of absence.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clearing + pleasant. Light airs from SW to SE. Barometer rising slowly. Shellaced the berth deck. The following men from Navy Yard at work on board: - 1 boiler-maker, 2 helpers, 1 machinist, 1 apprentice, 3 machinists, 3 helpers.

4 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from SW first part falling calm + light airs from SE last two hours. Barometer rising.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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4 March 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Cloudy to overcast + rainy. Light airs to moderate breeze from SE. Barometer falling.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + rainy. Moderate breeze from SE to light breeze from WSW. Barometer falling first three hours rising last hour.

L. Bednansky (C.F.C.) - L. Bednansky (C.F.C.), A. Erickson (S.M.M.) + J.F. Treaun (App) + F. Thomas (Lds) absent without leave.

A. Erickson (S.M.M.) - L. Bednansky (C.F.C.), A. Erickson (S.M.M.) + J.F. Treaun (App) + F. Thomas (Lds) absent without leave.

F. Thomas (Lds) - L. Bednansky (C.F.C.), A. Erickson (S.M.M.) + J.F. Treaun (App) + F. Thomas (Lds) absent without leave.

J.F. Treaun (App) - L. Bednansky (C.F.C.), A. Erickson (S.M.M.) + J.F. Treaun (App) + F. Thomas (Lds) absent without leave.

F. Thomas (Lds) - Offered a reward of $10 for the delivery on board of F. Thomas (Lds).

Merid. to 4 p.m. Generally rainy. Barometer rising. Light airs from SE to WSW.

J.F. Treaun (App) - A. Erickson (S.M.M.) J.F. Treaun (App) + L. Bedansky (C.F.C.) returned on board 6 hours overtime.

A. Erickson (S.M.M.) - A. Erickson (S.M.M.) J.F. Treaun (App) + L. Bedansky (C.F.C.) returned on board 6 hours overtime.

L. Bednansky (C.F.C.) - A. Erickson (S.M.M.) J.F. Treaun (App) + L. Bedansky (C.F.C.) returned on board 6 hours overtime.

F. Thomas (Lds) - F. Thomas (Lds) returned aboard 29 1/2 hours overtime.

4 p.m. to Mid. Passing rain squalls during watch. Barometer rising. Light airs from SW.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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5 March 1888


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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For LOg of March 6, 1888, see next page

For Log of March 6. 1888 See Next Page.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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6 March 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Generally clear + pleasant. Calm + falling barometer. Executed morning routine.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Calm. Barometer steady except last hour when it began to fall. At 9.30 went to quarters for inspection. Drilled 2nd Company at Infantry. The following Yard men were employed on board during watch: - 4 machinists, 4 helpers, 1 apprentice, 3 boiler-makers, 2 helpers, 4 shipwrights + 3 apprentices.

U.S.S. Iroquois - At noon the U.S.S. "Iroquois" was put out of commission.

R.B. Danghert (Eng. Yeo) - R.B. Danghert (Eng. Yeo) returned from liberty 1 3/4 hours overtime.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from WNW to WSW. Barometer rising. The following men employed on board in Engineer's Department: - 3 boiler-makers, 2 helpers, 3 machinists, 4 helpers, and in Construction Department: - 2 shipwrights, 2 apprentices, 1 machinist + 1 apprentice.

Ah Lam (C.C.) - By order of Commanding Officer Ah Lam (C.C.) was discharged from the Naval Service.

4 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from WSW + calm. Falling barometer.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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7 March 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Partly cloudy becoming overcast latter part of watch. Barometer falling slowly. Calm.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + threatening. Calm. Barometer steady. At 9.30 mustered at quarters. Drilled 1st + 2nd sections fo Artillery. The following Yard men employed on board in Engineer's Department: - 3 machinists, 4 helpers, 4 boiler-makers, 2 helpers, + in Construction Department: - 1 machinist + 1 helper.

W.A. Cook (O.S.) - The following men absent without leave: - W.A. Cook (O.S.) J. Murphy (C.F.C.) G. Anderson (O.S.) F.R. Wells (App).

G.J. Anderson (O.S.) - The following men absent without leave: - W.A. Cook (O.S.) J. Murphy (C.F.C.) G. Anderson (O.S.) F.R. Wells (App).

J. Murphy (C.F.C.) - The following men absent without leave: - W.A. Cook (O.S.) J. Murphy (C.F.C.) G. Anderson (O.S.) F.R. Wells (App).

F.R. Wells (App.) - The following men absent without leave: - W.A. Cook (O.S.) J. Murphy (C.F.C.) G. Anderson (O.S.) F.R. Wells (App).

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast + raining. Calm. Barometer falling. Receving fresj water during watch. Tested port donkey boiler to 98 lbs. Practically no leaks. Lowered both steam launches. The following men from Navy Yard at work on board: - 3 machinists, 4 helpers, 4 boiler-makers, 2 helpers, 1 machinist, 1 apprentice, 2 ship wrights, 1 apprentice. Ship's draft forward 14' 10 inches Aft 15 feet 11 inches.

4 p.m. to Mid. Overcast to clear + pleasant. Calms + light airs from East. Barometer falling first part steady last part. Received 4500 gallons of fresh water.

Ah Lam (C.C.) - [Next has red line through it] By order of Commanding Officer Ah Lam (C.C.) was discharged from the Naval Service.


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at wharf in dock navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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8 March 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Clear to overcast. Light airs from East first part to calms + light airs from NW. Barometer rising. Lowered all boats + singled lines preparatory to going into dock.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from SW to WSW. Barometer rising. At 8.30 left wharf + went to Sectional Dock in two of Navy Yard Tug. Hauled ship in dock + pumped dock out. Ship drawing when entering dock 14 geet 10 inches forward 15 feet 10 inches aft.

G. Whannell (Sea) - G. Whannell (Sea) reported expiration of term of enlistment to day.

F. Wells (App.) - The following men absent from ship without leave: - Jas. Murphy (C.F.C.) W.A. Cook (O.S.) F. Wells (App) G. Anderson (O.S.) + P. Barrevoets (O.S.).

Jas. Murphy (C.F.C.) - The following men absent from ship without leave: - Jas. Murphy (C.F.C.) W.A. Cook (O.S.) F. Wells (App) G. Anderson (O.S.) + P. Barrevoets (O.S.).

W.A. Cook (O.S.) - The following men absent from ship without leave: - Jas. Murphy (C.F.C.) W.A. Cook (O.S.) F. Wells (App) G. Anderson (O.S.) + P. Barrevoets (O.S.).

G. Anderson (O.S.) - The following men absent from ship without leave: - Jas. Murphy (C.F.C.) W.A. Cook (O.S.) F. Wells (App) G. Anderson (O.S.) + P. Barrevoets (O.S.).

P. Barrevoets (O.S.) - The following men absent from ship without leave: - Jas. Murphy (C.F.C.) W.A. Cook (O.S.) F. Wells (App) G. Anderson (O.S.) + P. Barrevoets (O.S.).

The following men from Navy Yard at work on board: - 3 machinists, 4 helpers, 3 boiler-makers, 2 helpers, 1 shipwright 1 apprentice, 1 machinist 1 apprentice.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy + pleasant. Gentle breeze from SW. Barometer steady. Finished docking ship.

G. Whannell (Sea) - G. Whannell (Sea) was this day discharged from the Naval Service by reason of expiration of enlistment.

Following men working on board from Navy Yard: - 3 machinists + 4 helpers, 3 boiler-makers + 2 helpers, 1 shipwright, 1 apprentice, 1 machinist, 1 apprentice.

U.S.R.S. Independence - Received from U.S.R.S. Independence Francis Gladwell (Lds) + Ah Tze (Lds).

Francis Gladwell (Lds) - Received from U.S.R.S. Independence Francis Gladwell (Lds) + Ah Tze (Lds).

Ah Tze (Lds) - Received from U.S.R.S. Independence Francis Gladwell (Lds) + Ah Tze (Lds).

Francis Gladwell (Lds) - Francis Gladwell (Lds) was rated Ordinary Seaman by order of Commandinf officer Ah Tze was rated Cabin Cook.

Ah Tze (Cabin Cook) - Francis Gladwell (Lds) was rated Ordinary Seaman by order of Commandinf officer Ah Tze was rated Cabin Cook.

4 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze to light airs from SW. Barometer rising.


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in dock navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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9 March 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Clear + calm. Barometer rising. Commanding Officer left ship on one week's leave of absence. Pumped out bilge.

J.Q. Lovell (Asst. Pay.) - Asst. Paymaster J.Q. Lovell left ship on one week's leave of absence.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Calm first hour; light SW airs last three. Barometer rising.

Coghlan (Commander) - Commander Coghlan U.S.N. member of board of inspection inspected fresh meat for daily issue.

Following Navy Yard men at work on board: - 3 machinists + 4 helpers; 4 ship wrights + 2 apprentices, 3 boiler-makers + 2 helpers, 1 machinist.

W.A. Cook (O.S.) - W.A. Cook (O.S.) G. Anderson (O.S.) absent without leave.

G. Anderson (O.S.) - W.A. Cook (O.S.) G. Anderson (O.S.) absent without leave.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from SW. Barometer rising. The following Yard men were employed on board during watch - 5 machinists, 4 helpers, 4 shipwrights, 2 apprentices, 3 boiler-makers + 2 helpers.

4 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from SW + West, calm last hour. Rising barometer.


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in dock navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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10 March 1888


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in dock navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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11 March 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Heavy dew during night. Calm + light airs from NW. Rising barometer.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Calms to light airs from SW. Barometer rising. Mustered at quarters at 9.30.

W.A. Cook (O.S.) - The following men absent without leave. G. Anderson (O.S.) W.A. Cook (O.S.) + J. Emmet (Sea).

G. Anderson (O.S.) - The following men absent without leave. G. Anderson (O.S.) W.A. Cook (O.S.) + J. Emmet (Sea).

J. Emmet (Sea) - The following men absent without leave. G. Anderson (O.S.) W.A. Cook (O.S.) + J. Emmet (Sea).

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from SW to East. Barometer falling slowly.

W.A. Cook (O.S.) - Offered reward of Ten Dollars for the delivery on board of W.A. Cook (O.S.) + G. Anderson (O.S.).

G. Anderson (O.S.) - Offered reward of Ten Dollars for the delivery on board of W.A. Cook (O.S.) + G. Anderson (O.S.).

4 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from East first hour. Calm remainder of watch. Barometer steady.


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in dock navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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12 March 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Heavy dew during night. Calm. Barometer falling.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Calm to light airs from ENE. Barometer rising first hours falling last hour.

J. Patrick (Sea) - Found J. Patrick (Sea) had lef ship without permission + gone aboard Receiving Ship "Independece".

Independence - Found J. Patrick (Sea) had lef ship without permission + gone aboard Receiving Ship "Independece".

Brought him aboard + placed him in confinement for five days on bread + water for disobedience of orders having citizens clothes in his possession, + for leaving ship without permission. Crew scraping outside of ship.

C. Anderson (Cox) - The following men absent without leave: - W.A. Cook (O.S.) G. Anderson (O.S.) C. Anderson (Cox) C.F. Peterson (Sea) J. Emmet (Sea).

W.A. Cook (O.S.) - The following men absent without leave: - W.A. Cook (O.S.) G. Anderson (O.S.) C. Anderson (Cox) C.F. Peterson (Sea) J. Emmet (Sea).

G. Anderson (O.S.) - The following men absent without leave: - W.A. Cook (O.S.) G. Anderson (O.S.) C. Anderson (Cox) C.F. Peterson (Sea) J. Emmet (Sea).

C.F. Peterson (Sea) - The following men absent without leave: - W.A. Cook (O.S.) G. Anderson (O.S.) C. Anderson (Cox) C.F. Peterson (Sea) J. Emmet (Sea).

J. Emmet (Sea) - The following men absent without leave: - W.A. Cook (O.S.) G. Anderson (O.S.) C. Anderson (Cox) C.F. Peterson (Sea) J. Emmet (Sea).

The following men from Navy Yard at work in Engineer's Department: - 5 machinists, 4 helpers, 4 boiler-makers, 3 helpers, 1 machinists apprentice. 4 shipwrights laying new deck over donkey boilers. At work on ship's bottom 25 calckers, 1 foreman calker, 5 oakum spinners, 3 reamers 2 apprentices.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Generally clear + pleasant. Light breeze form ENE, South to SW last two hours. The following Yard men employed in Engineer's Department: - 5 machinists, 4 helpers, 4 boiler-makers, 3 helpers, + 1 apprentice. In Construction Department: - 4 shipwrights + 1 apprentice, + 27 caulkers at work on ship's bottom.

4 p.m. to Mid. Clear + foggy last two hours. Light breeze to light airs from South. Barometer falling.


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in dock navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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13 March 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Overcast. Drizzling rain tjree hours of watch. Barometer falling. Light airs from South to SW.

8 a.m. to Merid. Cloudy but pleasant. Light airs from SSW. Barometer rising.

W.A. Cook (O.S.) - W.A. Cook (O.S.) G. Anderson (O.S.) + J. Emmet (Sea) absent without leave.

G. Anderson (O.S.) - W.A. Cook (O.S.) G. Anderson (O.S.) + J. Emmet (Sea) absent without leave.

J. Emmet (Sea) - W.A. Cook (O.S.) G. Anderson (O.S.) + J. Emmet (Sea) absent without leave.

The following men were employed on board during watch: - 4 machinists, 4 helpers, 1 apprentice, 4 boiler-makers, 3 helpers, 4 ship-wrights. Crew engaged in scraping ship's side. At work on ship's bottom: - 27 caulkers, 1 foreman caulker, 4 reamers, 6 oakum spinners, 2 apprentices.

Merid. to Mid. Cloudy + misty. Light breeze + light airs from West to WSW. Barometer falling. Crew engaged in scraping ship's side. Calkers at work on bottom 27 caulkers, 1 forman, 4 reamers, 6 oakum spinners, + 2 apprentices. At work on board: - 4 machinists + 4 helpers + 1 apprentice, 4 boiler-makers.


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in dock navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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14 March 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Cloudy + during morning watch, misty. Barometer falling until 5 A.M. Light westerly airs + calms.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from West. Barometer falling. Misty first three hours. Crew engaged in scraping ship's side. The following Yard men were at work on board during watch: - 3 machinists, 3 helpers, 4 boiler-makers, 5 helpers, 4 shipwrights, 1 apprentice, 7 oakum spinners, 4 reamers, 26 calkers, and 2 apprentices.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from West. Barometer falling. Crew engaged in scraping ship's side. The following Yard men were at work on ship during afternoon: - 3 machinists, 3 helpers, 4 boiler-makers, 5 helpers, 4 shipwrights, 1 apprentice, 26 calkers, 4 reamers, 7 oakum spinners, + 2 apprentices.

4 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Calm + light airs from SW. Barometer falling until eight when it began to rise.


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in dock navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 150 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 5062 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, tons 1700 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 182 " 802 "


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15 March 1888

Mid. to 8 A.M. Clear + pleasant. Calm. Barometer steady.

8 AM. to Merid. Clear + pleasant with a light mist. Calm to light airs from S.W. Barometer rising last hour. The following Yard men employed on board: 3 machinists, 3 helpers, 4 boiler makers, 5 helpers in Engineer's Departement. 3 shipwrights, 1 apprentice, 26 calkers, 4 seamen. 7 Oakum spinners, 2 ap-prentices in Construction Department. F. Emenek (Sea) absent without leave. By order of Commanding Officer W.A. Cook(O.S.) + G. Anderson (O.S.) men declared deserter from the Navy from duty.

F. Eve~et(Sea) - F. Emenek (Sea) absent without leave.

G. Anderson (O.S.) - By order of Commanding Officer W.A. Cook(O.S.) + G. Anderson (O.S.) men declared deserter from the Navy from duty.

W.A. Cook (O.S.) - By order of Commanding Officer W.A. Cook(O.S.) + G. Anderson (O.S.) men declared deserter from the Navy from duty.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from S.W. Barometer steady. Hoisted on board the main smoke-stack. The following Yard men em-ployed in Engineer's Department: - 3 machinists, 3 helpers, 4 boiler-makers 5 helpers, 1 apprentice, + in Construction Department:- 3 shipwrights 1 ap-prentice, 26 Calkers, 4 seamen, 7 Oakum spinners + 2 apprenticis

4 P.M. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from S.W. to Calums. Barometer steady.


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in dock navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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16 March 1888

misty horizon


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in dock navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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17 March 1888

misty horizon


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on dock navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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18 March 1888


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in dock navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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19 March 1888

Crew engaged in scraping tar from ship's bottom.


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in dock navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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20 March 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Calm. Barometer steady.

8 a.m. to Mid. Clear overhead. Hazy horizon. Barometer steady. Light airs from SE hauling by South to moderate breeze to light airs from SSW. Crew scraping outside of ship.

R. Welles (Ensign) - Ensign R. Welles left the ship on two days leave of absence.

The following men from Navy Yard at work on board during day: - Engineer's Department - 3 machinists, 3 helpers, 4 boiler-makers, 5 helpers 1 laborer. In Construction Department - 3 shipwrights, 1 apprentice, 2 shipwright apprentices, 27 calkers, 4 reamers, 7 oakum spinners, 2 apprentices, 2 apprentice painters. In Engineers Department during forenoon: - 1 coppersmith, 1 laborer.


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in dock navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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21 March 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Cloudy first part, overcast latter part of watch. Barometer steady. Light airs from SSW to light breeze from NW.

8 a.m. to Mid. Cloudy with light airs from SW to WNW. Barometer steady. Crew scraping ship outside, + also pitch on bottom. The following men from Navy Yard at work on board: - 27 calkers, 4 reamers, 7 oakum spinners, 2 apprentices, 4 shipwrights, 1 apprentice, 1 painter, 1 apprentice, 1 coppersmith, 2 laborers, 3 machinits, 3 helpers, 4 boiler makers, 5 helpers, 1 carpenter, 3 laborers.

T. Kellehan (Lds) - By order of Comd'g Off. T. Kellehan (C.M.) was disrated to Landsman. Transferred to Naval Hospital T. Kellehan (Lds).


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in dock navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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22 March 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Overcast + misty. Steady barometer. Light airs + breeze WNW.

W.H. Emory (Lieutenant Commander) - Lieut. Comd'r W.H. Emory left the ship on one week's [crossed out in red] leave of absence wiht permission to apply for an extenstion.

8 a.m. to Mid. Overcast + misty. Light airs to light breeze from WNW to SSW. Barometer rising until 5 P.M. when it began to fall.

G.E. Bradbury (Oiler) - By order of Commanding Officer transferred with bag hammock + papers G.E. Bradbury (Oiler) to the Receiving ship for discharge his term of enlistment having expired.

R. Welles (Ensign) - Ensign R. Welles reported his return from leave.

Independence - Received from the Independence three landsmen (Chinese) for special service.

The following Navy Yard workmen were employed on board during the day: - 27 calkers, 7 oakum spinners, 4 reamers, 2 apprentices, 4 shipwrights, 1 apprentice, 3 painters, 1 apprentice, 2 ship joiners, 2 apprentices, 3 machinists, 3 helpers, 4 boiler makers, 5 helpers, 1 coppersmith, 2 laborers, 1 carpenter + 2 laborers.


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in dock navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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23 March 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Overcast. Light to gentle breeze from SW. Barometer falling, till 4 o'clock when it began to rise.

8 a.m. to Mid. Generally overcast. Light breeze from West + SW to light airs from SW + WSW. Barometer rising in the A.M. steady in the P.M.

Ah Lay (Lds) - By order of Commanding officer Ah Lay (Lds) + Ah Hoh (Lds) were discharged from the Naval Service by reason of their own request.

Ah Hoh (Lds) - By order of Commanding officer Ah Lay (Lds) + Ah Hoh (Lds) were discharged from the Naval Service by reason of their own request.

The following Yad men employed on board during day: - 27 calkers, 4 reamers, 7 oakum spinners, 2 apprentices, 6 shipwrights, 1 apprentice, 1 ship joiner, 1 apprentice, 3 painters, 2 apprentices, 2 laborers, 3 machinists, 3 helpers, 4 boiler-makers, 5 helpers, 1 laborer, 1 carpenter.

U.S.R.S. Independence - Received from U.S.R.S. Independence with accounts Lim Tein (Lds).

Lim Tien (Lds) - Received from U.S.R.S. Independence with accounts Lim Tein (Lds).


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in dock navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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24 March 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Overcast to clear + pleasant last hours. Light airs from WSW + SW first half to NW last half of watch. Barometer steady.

J.Q. Lovell (Asst. Pay.) - Asst. Paymaster J.Q. Lovell, U.S. Navy left the ship on one weeks leave of absence.

8 a.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Misty horizon during evening. Light airs from NW backing to light breeze from South + hauling to WSW. Barometer steady. Crew scraping ptich from seams on ship's bottom + scraping + red leading iron work on outside. The following men from Navy Yard at work on board: - Construction Department, 27 calkers, 4 reamers, 7 oakum spinners, 2 apprentices, 2 laborers, 1 apprentice, 6 ship wrights, 1 apprentice, 4 painters, + 2 apprentices painting the cabins. In Engineer's Department 3 machinists, 3 helpers, 4 boiler makers, 5 helpers, 1 laborer, 1 carpenter.

Independence - Received from Receiving Ship Independence with their bags hammocks + accounts, J. Risk (Sea) C. Jackson (Sea) A. Frazer (Lds) J.M.S. Kackway (Sea) H.B. Peabody (O.S.) J. Ford (O.S.) M. Mailman (O.S.) W.C. Morgan (O.S.) W.D. Pennington (Lds) + J.A. Dearborn (Lds).

J. Risk (Sea) - Received from Receiving Ship Independence with their bags hammocks + accounts, J. Risk (Sea) C. Jackson (Sea) A. Frazer (Lds) J.M.S. Kackway (Sea) H.B. Peabody (O.S.) J. Ford (O.S.) M. Mailman (O.S.) W.C. Morgan (O.S.) W.D. Pennington (Lds) + J.A. Dearborn (Lds).

C. Jackson (Sea) - Received from Receiving Ship Independence with their bags hammocks + accounts, J. Risk (Sea) C. Jackson (Sea) A. Frazer (Lds) J.M.S. Kackway (Sea) H.B. Peabody (O.S.) J. Ford (O.S.) M. Mailman (O.S.) W.C. Morgan (O.S.) W.D. Pennington (Lds) + J.A. Dearborn (Lds).

A. Frazer (Sea) - Received from Receiving Ship Independence with their bags hammocks + accounts, J. Risk (Sea) C. Jackson (Sea) A. Frazer (Lds) J.M.S. Kackway (Sea) H.B. Peabody (O.S.) J. Ford (O.S.) M. Mailman (O.S.) W.C. Morgan (O.S.) W.D. Pennington (Lds) + J.A. Dearborn (Lds).

J.M.S. Kackway (Sea) - Received from Receiving Ship Independence with their bags hammocks + accounts, J. Risk (Sea) C. Jackson (Sea) A. Frazer (Lds) J.M.S. Kackway (Sea) H.B. Peabody (O.S.) J. Ford (O.S.) M. Mailman (O.S.) W.C. Morgan (O.S.) W.D. Pennington (Lds) + J.A. Dearborn (Lds).

H.B. Peabody (O.S.) - Received from Receiving Ship Independence with their bags hammocks + accounts, J. Risk (Sea) C. Jackson (Sea) A. Frazer (Lds) J.M.S. Kackway (Sea) H.B. Peabody (O.S.) J. Ford (O.S.) M. Mailman (O.S.) W.C. Morgan (O.S.) W.D. Pennington (Lds) + J.A. Dearborn (Lds).

J. Ford (O.S.) - Received from Receiving Ship Independence with their bags hammocks + accounts, J. Risk (Sea) C. Jackson (Sea) A. Frazer (Lds) J.M.S. Kackway (Sea) H.B. Peabody (O.S.) J. Ford (O.S.) M. Mailman (O.S.) W.C. Morgan (O.S.) W.D. Pennington (Lds) + J.A. Dearborn (Lds).

M. Mailman (O.S.) - Received from Receiving Ship Independence with their bags hammocks + accounts, J. Risk (Sea) C. Jackson (Sea) A. Frazer (Lds) J.M.S. Kackway (Sea) H.B. Peabody (O.S.) J. Ford (O.S.) M. Mailman (O.S.) W.C. Morgan (O.S.) W.D. Pennington (Lds) + J.A. Dearborn (Lds).

W.C. Morgan (O.S.) - Received from Receiving Ship Independence with their bags hammocks + accounts, J. Risk (Sea) C. Jackson (Sea) A. Frazer (Lds) J.M.S. Kackway (Sea) H.B. Peabody (O.S.) J. Ford (O.S.) M. Mailman (O.S.) W.C. Morgan (O.S.) W.D. Pennington (Lds) + J.A. Dearborn (Lds).

W.D. Pennington (Lds) - Received from Receiving Ship Independence with their bags hammocks + accounts, J. Risk (Sea) C. Jackson (Sea) A. Frazer (Lds) J.M.S. Kackway (Sea) H.B. Peabody (O.S.) J. Ford (O.S.) M. Mailman (O.S.) W.C. Morgan (O.S.) W.D. Pennington (Lds) + J.A. Dearborn (Lds).

J.A. Dearborn (Lds) - Received from Receiving Ship Independence with their bags hammocks + accounts, J. Risk (Sea) C. Jackson (Sea) A. Frazer (Lds) J.M.S. Kackway (Sea) H.B. Peabody (O.S.) J. Ford (O.S.) M. Mailman (O.S.) W.C. Morgan (O.S.) W.D. Pennington (Lds) + J.A. Dearborn (Lds).

J. Johnson (W.R.C.) - At his own request J. Johnson (W.R.C.) was discharged from the U.S. Naval Service.

AT HIS OWN REQUEST J JOHNSON (W.R.C.) WAS DISCHARGED FROM THE U.S. NAVAL SERVICE.


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in dock navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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25 March 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Clear overhead. Misty horizon. Light breeze from WSW falling calm. Light airs from North las two hours. Barometer falling slowly.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Calm + gentle breeze to light airs from North to SW. Barometer falling slowly. At 9.30 quarters for inspection.

W.D. Pennington (Lds) - By order of Commanding Officer W.D. Pennington (Lds) was rated (O.S.) J.A. Dearborn (Lds) to C.H. E. Edwards (1.C.F.) to oiler, D.McCracken (2.C.F.) to 1.C.F.) F.W. Bell (C.H.) to 2.C.F. Lim Tien (Lds) to Ward Room Cook.

J.A. Dearborn (Lds) - By order of Commanding Officer W.D. Pennington (Lds) was rated (O.S.) J.A. Dearborn (Lds) to C.H. E. Edwards (1.C.F.) to oiler, D.McCracken (2.C.F.) to 1.C.F.) F.W. Bell (C.H.) to 2.C.F. Lim Tien (Lds) to Ward Room Cook.

E. Edward (1.C.F.) - By order of Commanding Officer W.D. Pennington (Lds) was rated (O.S.) J.A. Dearborn (Lds) to C.H. E. Edwards (1.C.F.) to oiler, D.McCracken (2.C.F.) to 1.C.F.) F.W. Bell (C.H.) to 2.C.F. Lim Tien (Lds) to Ward Room Cook.

D. McCracken (2.C.F.) - By order of Commanding Officer W.D. Pennington (Lds) was rates (O.S.) J.A. Dearborn (Lds) to C.H. E. Edwards (1.C.F.) to oilers, D.McCracken (2.C.F.) to 1.C.F.) F.W. Bell (C.H.) to 2.C.F. Lim Tien (Lds) to Ward Room Cook.

F.W. Bell (C.H.) - By order of Commanding Officer W.D. Pennington (Lds) was rated (O.S.) J.A. Dearborn (Lds) to C.H. E. Edwards (1.C.F.) to oiler, D.McCracken (2.C.F.) to 1.C.F.) F.W. Bell (C.H.) to 2.C.F. Lim Tien (Lds) to Ward Room Cook.

Lim Tien (Lds) - By order of Commanding Officer W.D. Pennington (Lds) was rated (O.S.) J.A. Dearborn (Lds) to C.H. E. Edwards (1.C.F.) to oiler, D.McCracken (2.C.F.) to 1.C.F.) F.W. Bell (C.H.) to 2.C.F. Lim Tien (Lds) to Ward Room Cook.


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in dock navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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26 March 1888

Mid. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Calms + light airs to modarete haze from NW + North. Barometer falling until 4.00 when it began rising. The following Yard workmen employd on board during forenoon: - 27 calkers, 4 reamers, 7 oakum spinners, 2 apprentices, 1 shipjoiner, 1 apprentice, 15 painters, 1 apprentice, 8 shipwrights, 1 apprentice, 3 machinists, 3 helpers, 1 laborer, 1 carpenter, 4 boiler makers, 5 helpers, 2 laborers. Crew engaged in scraping pitch off ship's bottom + sand-papering the side.

Merid. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Gentle to light breeze from NNE + North. Barometer falling until 8 P.M. when it began to rise. The same Navy Yard workmen were employed on board during afternoon as in the morning with the addition of 2 plumbers.


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in dock navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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27 March 1888

McArthur - The U.S.C.S. McArthur & the U.S.R. Steamers "Bear" & "Rush" came up to the Island & ~ out to ~

Rush - The U.S.C.S. McArthur & the U.S.R. Steamers "Bear" & "Rush" came up to the Island & ~ out to ~

Bear - The U.S.C.S. McArthur & the U.S.R. Steamers "Bear" & "Rush" came up to the Island & ~ out to ~

Mid. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs to gentle breeze from North + NW. Rising barometer.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze + airs from North shifting to SW at meridian. Barometer rising first part, falling last part. The following Yard men employed on board: - 27 calkers, 7 oakum spinners, 4 reamers, 2 apprentices, 1 ship joiner, 1 apprentice, 8 ship-wrights, 2 apprentices, 2 laborers, 15 painters, 1 apprentice, 3 machinists, 1 helper, 2 laborers, 2 boiler-makers, 4 helpers, 2 plumbers, 1 carpenter.

U.S.C.S. McArthur - The U.S.C.S. "McArthur" + the U.R.R. Steamers "Bear" + "Rual" came up to the Island + hauled out to buoys.

Rual - The U.S.C.S. "McArthur" + the U.R.R. Steamers "Bear" + "Rual" came up to the Island + hauled out to buoys.

Bear - The U.S.C.S. "McArthur" + the U.R.R. Steamers "Bear" + "Rual" came up to the Island + hauled out to buoys.


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in dock navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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28 March 1888

At 8 hoisted colors at half mast following ~ of Navy Yard.

Mid. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze to light airs from SW. Barometer falling until last hour when it started to rise.

R.P. Schwerin (Ensign) - Ensigned R.P. Schwerin left the ship on two day's leave of absence.

8 a.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Misty horizon. Light airs to moderate breeze from SW. Barometer falling. Crew sand-papering outside of ship + paint-work inside. Re-stowed fore peak. At 8. hoisted colors at half mast following motions of Navy Yard. The following men from Navy Yard at work on board: - 28 calkers, 7 oakum spinners, 4 reamers, 2 apprentices, 20 painters, 1 apprentice, 5 ship-wrights, 2 apprentices, 2 laborers, 3 machinists, 1 helper, 2 boiler-makers, 4 helpers, 1 carpenter.


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in dock navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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29 March 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Clear + misty first part, overcast last three hours. Light breeze form West to WSW. Barometer rising slowly.

8 a.m. to Mid. Cloudy. Light to gentle breeze from SW. Barometer falling. crew engaged in sand-papering outside paint-work. Following men from Navy Yard at work on board: - 28 calkers, 7 oakum spinners, 4 reamers, + 2 apprentices, 20 painters + 1 apprentice, 2 ship joiners + 1 apprentice, 5 ship-wrights + 2 apprentices, 3 machinists + 1 helper, 2 boiler-makers + 4 helpers, 1 carpenter.


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in dock at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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30 March 1888

At 1:30 hauled out of sectional dock & hauled in ~ Navy Yard quay. At 3:00 started fires under ~ ~ boiler.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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For March 31st see next page

For March 31 see next page

For March 31 see next page.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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31 March 1888

Ths Pray - Transferred to the Naval Hospital Ths Pray (Sea) & H Stanley (Ld).

H Stanley - Transferred to the Naval Hospital Ths Pray (Sea) & H Stanley (Ld)

T. J. Pray (M at A) - By order of commanding officer T.J. Pray (M at A) was disrated to Seaman.

Mid. to 8 a.m. Overcast rainy + squally, clearing last two hours of watch. Moderate to light breeze from SW to NW. Barometer rising. Fires under port donkey boiler.

8 a.m. to Mid. Generally clear + pleasant. Light airs + breezes from SW + calm last two hours. Barometer rising. The following Yard men employed on board: - 3 machinists, 1 helper, 1 boiler-maker, 1 helper, 2 plumbers, 1 ship-joiner, 2 apprentices, 2 reamers, 4 oakum spinners, + 2 apprentices, 5 painters.

Thos. Pray (Sea) - Transferred to Naval Hospital Thos. Pray (Sea) + H. Stanley (Lds).

H. Stanley (Lds) - Transferred to Naval Hospital Thos. Pray (Sea) + H. Stanley (Lds).

At 4.00 the Commanding Officer left the ship on a week's leave of absence. Scrubbed + hoisted all boats. Received 5700 gallons of fresh water. Filled main boiler with salt water. Fires in port donkey boiler.

T.J. Pray (Sea) - By order of Commanding officer T.J. Pray (M at A) was disrated to Seaman.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1888


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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1 April 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Misty but pleasant. Calms + light variable airs. Barometer steady first pary rising last part. Fires in port donkey boiler.

8 a.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from SW to West falling calm last hour. Barometer falling. At 10.00 Commanding Officer inspected ship + crew at quarters.

J.Q. Lovell (Asst. Pay.) - Asst. Paymaster J.Q. Lovell reported his return from leave of absence.

Fires under port donkey boiler.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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2 April 1888

Patterson - At 5:30 S. S. Str. Patterson left wharf & hauled into Sectional Dock.

Mid. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from West to North. Barometer falling. At midnight started fires under main boiler. At 5.00 steam formed. At 7.59 started engine ahead on dock trial. Ran out chain mooring astern. Allowing fires to die out under port donkey boiler.

Patterson - At 5.30 C.S. Str. "Patterson" left buoy + hauled into Sectional Dock.

8 a.m. to Merid. Pleasant. Calm first hour, light airs from SW remainder of watch. Barometer steady. Steam on main boiler, ship having dock trial. At 10 A.M. stopped engine as the forward starboard quarter ~~~ carried away. At 10.30 went ahead again. Stopped engines at 11.00. Following men from Navy Yard at work on board: - 3 machinists + 1 helper, 1 boiler-maker + 1 helper, 1 carpenter, 2 ship-joiners + 1 apprentice, 28 calkers, 8 oakum spinners, 4 reamers + 2 apprentices, 1 ship-wright, 2 riggers, + 2 apprentices, 10 painters, 1 apprentice, 2 plumbers. Received 20 brass belazing pins.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from SW. Barometer falling. Fires under main boiler for steam trial. The following Yard men were employed on board during watch: - 2 riggers, 2 apprentices, 3 machinists, 1 helper, 10 painters, 1 apprentice, 2 ship-joiners, 1 apprentice, 1 ship-wright, 27 calkers, 4 reamers, 2 apprentices, 2 plumbers. Crew engaged in scraping + sand papering about ship.

4 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Barometer slowly falling. Light airs from SW to West + NW.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 200 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 5692 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 2 tons 330 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at noon, 265 " 512 "


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3 April 1888

Mid. to 8 a.m. Clear first two hours then cloudy. Light airs from NW + calms. Barometer falling. Crew engaged getting kentledge on board, + stowing in midship coal bunker. Getting ship ready for coaling.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast. Calm + light airs from West + SSW. Barometer steady. The following Yard workmen were employed on board during watch: - 27 calkers, 4 reamers, 8 oakum spinners, 2 apprentices, 2 apprentices, 3 machinists, 1 helper, 2 ship-wrights, 2 plumbers, 10 painters + 1 apprentice. Crew engaged in coaling ship. Fires under port donkey boiler.

Patterson - The Coast Survey Str. "Patterson" left the Yard at 10.30.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Generally overcast with light passing showers of rain. Light breeze from South + West. Barometer falling. The following Yard men employed on board: - 27 calkers, 4 reamers, 8 oakum spinners, 2 apprentices, 2 riggers, 2 apprentices, 2 machinists, 1 helper, 2 ship-wrights, 2 plumbers, 10 painters, + 1 apprentice. Finished coaling ship at 2.00. Breaking out fore-hold. Fires in port donkey boiler.

4 p.m. to Mid. Generally clear. Calm + light airs + breezes from West to SW. Barometer falling.

W.H. Emory (Lieutenant Commander) - Lieut. Cmdr W.H. Emory reported his return from leave.

Fires under port donkey boiler.

Mid. to 8 A.M. Clear first two hours then cloudy. Light airs from N.W. + calm. Barometer falling. Crew engaged in getting kentledge on board, + storing in midship coal bunker. Getting ship ready for coaling.

8 A.M. to Merid. Overcast. Clam + light airs from West + S.S.W. Barometer steady. The following Yard workmen were employed on board during watch: - 27 Calkers, 4 seamers, 8 oakum spinners, 2 apprentices, 2 riggers, 2 apprentices, 3 machinists, 1 helper, 2 ship. wrights, 2 plumbers, 10 painters + 1 apprentice Crew engaged in coaling ship. Fires under both donkey boiler. The Coast Survey St. "Patterson" left the Yard at 10.30

Coast Survey St. "Patterson" - left the Yard at 10.30

Merid. to 4 P.M. Generally overcast with light passing showers of rain. Light breeze from South + West. Barometer falling. The following Yard men em-ployed on board. - 27 Calkers, 4 seamen, 8 oakum spinners, 2 apprentices, 2 riggers + 1 apprentice Finished coaling ship at 2.00. Breaking out fore. hold. Fires in both donkey boilers.

4 P.M. to Mid. Generally clear. Calm + light airs + breezes from West to S.W. Barometer falling. Lieut. Comdr. W. H. Emory reported his return from leave. Fires under both donkey boilers.

Lieut. Comdr. W. H. Emory - reported his return from leave.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 200 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 5492 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, tons 2010 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 264 " 742 "


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4 April 1888

Mid. to 8 A.M. Cloudy but pleasant. Light airs from West. falling calm last two hours. Barometer rising. At 12.30 ~. At 12.45 ~ returned with F.E. C~~~ (~) + F. White (~~) + two men in ~~~. Fires under both donkey boiler.

At 12:30 missed dinghy from her moorings. At 12:45 dinghy returned with J. E Cannon (oiler) & J. White (CH) & two men in her.

J. E Cannon (oiler) - By order of commanding officer confined J.E. Cannon (oiler) and J. White (CH) in double irons to await trial by Court Martial.

J. White (CH) - By order of commanding officer confined J.E. Cannon (oiler) and J. White (CH) in double irons to await trial by Court Martial.

F W Bell - FW Bell (CG) & E Dunbar (CH) absent without leave.

E Dunbar - FW Bell (CG) & E Dunbar (CH) absent without leave.

R James - By order of commd off R James (Sea) was rated Master-at-arms.

LD Summers - Received from USRS Independance with bag, hammock & accounts

WA McGinnis - Received from USRS Independance with bag, hammock & accounts

R James - Received from USRS Independance with bag, hammock & accounts

KW Sillech - Received from USRS Independance with bag, hammock & accounts

~ Mitchell - Received from USRS Independance with bag, hammock & accounts


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 200 gallons

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 5292 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, tons 1920 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 263 " 1062 "


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5 April 1888

FW Bell (CH) - The following men absent without leave:

E Dunbar (CH) - The following men absent without leave:

P Hamilton (Sea) - The following men absent without leave:

Mid. to 8 A.M. Clear + pleasant. Calm. Barometer rising slightly. Fires in front donkey boiler.

8 A.M. to Merid. Generally clear + pleasant. Light airs from S.W. to W.S.W. Bar-ometer rising first three hours, afterwards steady. Crew storing Kentledge in fore-hold. The following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bele(2 C.H.) E. Dunbar(C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea). The following men from Navy Yard at work on board: - 10 Painters, 1 apprentice, 1 ship-~~~i~er, 27 Calkers, 8 oakum spinners, 4 seamers, 2 apprentices, 2 plumbers, 2 machinists, 1 helper, 1 painter, 3 ship-wrights, 2 apprentices, 2 riggers, 2 apprentices. At 10.30 allowed fires to die out in front donkey boiler, + started them in star-board donkey boiler.

F. W. Bele (2 C.H.) - Absent without leave

E. Dunbar (C.H.) - Absent without leave

P. Hamilton - Absent without leave

Merid. to 4 P.M. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from W.S.W. Barometer steady. Crew getting iron ballast aboard. Following men from Navy Yard at work on board: - 27 Calkers, 4 seamers, 2 apprentices, 8 oakum spinners, 5 shipwrights, 2 apprentices, 10 painters, 1 apprentice, 2 plumbers, 2 riggers, 2 apprentices, 2 machinists, 1 helper, 1 painter

4 P.M. to 8 .M. Clear + pleasant. Light airs to moderate breeze from West. Bar-ometer falling. Fires banked under starboard donkey boiler.

8 P.M. to Mid. Clear. Light breeze + airs from West. Barometer steady. Fires under strbrd. donkey boiler


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 300 gallons

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 4992 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, tons 1922 lbs.

Coal remaining at Noon, 262 " 1380 "


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6 April 1888

FW Bell (CH) - Absent without leave:

E Dunbar (CH) - Absent without leave:

H B Peabody (OS) - Absent without leave:

P Hamilton (Sea) - Absent without leave:

AL Hay - By order of Com'ng officer AL Hay (~) was discharged by reason of uncleanliness.

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from SW. Barometer steady. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant with a heavy dew. Light airs from West + NW. Barometer falling slightly. Crew engaged in breaking out main hold. Fires in starboard donkey boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear. Light SW airs + steady barometer. Crew engaged in breaking out main hold + in getting up yard + stay tackles. The catamaran was found + brought to the ship.

W.H. Emory (Lieutenant Commander) - Lieut. Cmdr W.H. Emory left the ship on indefinite leave.

Following men from Navy Yard at work on board: - 10 painters, 1 apprentice, 1 plumber, 1 helper, 27 calkers, 4 reamers, 8 oakum spinners, 2 apprentices, 1 shipwright, 1 apprentice, 2 machinists, 1 helper, 1 carpenter, 2 riggers, 1 ship-joiner,.

F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) - Absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.), E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) + H.B. Peabody (O.S.).

E. Dunbar (C.H.) - Absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.), E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) + H.B. Peabody (O.S.).

P. Hamilton (Sea) - Absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.), E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) + H.B. Peabody (O.S.).

H.B. Peabody (O.S.) - Absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.), E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) + H.B. Peabody (O.S.).

Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from SW. Barometer steady. Crew engaged in breaking out main hold. The following Yard workmen were employed on board durint watch: - 10 painters, 1 apprentice, 1 plumber, 1 helper, 26 calkers, 4 reamers, 8 oakum spinners, 2 apprentices, 1 ship-wright, 1 apprentice, 2 machinists, 1 helper, 2 riggers + 2 ship-joiners. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

Ah Hay (Lds) - By order of Comd'g officer Ah Hay (Lds) was discharged by reason of uncleanliness.

J.M. Beam (Mach.) - J.M. Beam (Mach.) was this day transferred to the Hospital with his bag + hammock + his accounts sent to the Receiving ship.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear. Gentle Wly breeze. Steady barometer. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from West + calm. Barometer falling. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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7 April 1888

Jms E Cannon (oiler) - At 10:20 a Summary Court Martial consisting of Ensigns Lopez, Dewey & Wells as members & paymaster Lovell as recorder, met on board for the trial of Jms E Cannon (oiler) & J White (CH).

J. White (CH) - At 10:20 a Summary Court Martial consisting of Ensigns Lopez, Dewey & Wells as members & paymaster Lovell as recorder, met on board for the trial of Jms E Cannon (oiler) & J White (CH).

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear + pleasant, with a heavy dew. Light breeze from SW + calms. Barometer falling slightly. Fires in starboard donkey boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear; calm first half, light Westerly airs latter part of watch. Barometer steady. Shifted anchor from starboard cat-head to berth deck under main hatch preparatory to storing in hold. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from West. Barometer steady. Crew engaged in re-stowing dry provision room, + white-washing hold.

Lopez (Ensign) - At 10.20 a Summary Court Martial consisting of Ensigns Lopes, Dewey + Welles as members, + Paymaster Lovell as recorder, met on board for the trail of Jns. E. Cannon (oiler) + J. White (C.H.).

Dewey (Ensign) - At 10.20 a Summary Court Martial consisting of Ensigns Lopes, Dewey + Welles as members, + Paymaster Lovell as recorder, met on board for the trail of Jns. E. Cannon (oiler) + J. White (C.H.).

Welles (Ensign) - At 10.20 a Summary Court Martial consisting of Ensigns Lopes, Dewey + Welles as members, + Paymaster Lovell as recorder, met on board for the trail of Jns. E. Cannon (oiler) + J. White (C.H.).

Lovell (Paymaster) - At 10.20 a Summary Court Martial consisting of Ensigns Lopes, Dewey + Welles as members, + Paymaster Lovell as recorder, met on board for the trail of Jns. E. Cannon (oiler) + J. White (C.H.).

Jns. E. Cannon (Oiler) - At 10.20 a Summary Court Martial consisting of Ensigns Lopes, Dewey + Welles as members, + Paymaster Lovell as recorder, met on board for the trail of Jns. E. Cannon (oiler) + J. White (C.H.).

J. White (C.H.) - At 10.20 a Summary Court Martial consisting of Ensigns Lopes, Dewey + Welles as members, + Paymaster Lovell as recorder, met on board for the trail of Jns. E. Cannon (oiler) + J. White (C.H.).

The following Yard workmen were employed on board during watch: - 27 calkers, 4 reamers, 8 oakum spinners, 2 apprentices, 14 painters, 1 apprentice, 1 plumber, 1 apprentice, 1 machinist, 1 helper, 1 ship-wright + 1 apprentice. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) - The following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) + H.B. Peabody (O.S.).

P. Hamilton (Sea) - The following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) + H.B. Peabody (O.S.).

E. Dunbar (C.H.) - The following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) + H.B. Peabody (O.S.).

At 11.25 the Summary Court adjourned until 9.30 A.m. April 9th.

H.B. Peabody (O.S.) - The following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) + H.B. Peabody (O.S.).

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze from SSW to WSW. Barometer steady. The following Yard men employed on board: - 27 calkers, 4 reamers, 8 oakum spinners, 2 apprentices, 14 painters, 1 apprentice, 1 plumber, 1 apprentice, 1 machinist, 1 helper, 1 ship-wright + 1 apprentice.

E. Simpson Jr. (Ensign) - Ensign E. Simpson Jr. returned from leave.

Fires in starboard donkey boiler.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs + breezes from WSW. Barometer falling. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from SW. Barometer steady. Fires in starboard donkey boiler.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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8 April 1888

Commences and until 4 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from SW falling calm. Barometer steady. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Calm + light airs from West. Barometer falling. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs + breezes from West. Barometer steady. At 9.45 mustered at quarters, + at 10.00 the Commanding Officer inspected the ship with crew at quarters.

F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) - The following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) H.B. Peabody (O.S.) + W.C. Morgan (O.S.).

H.B. Peabody (O.S.) - The following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) H.B. Peabody (O.S.) + W.C. Morgan (O.S.).

E. Dunbar (C.H.) - The following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) H.B. Peabody (O.S.) + W.C. Morgan (O.S.).

P. Hamilton (Sea) - The following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) H.B. Peabody (O.S.) + W.C. Morgan (O.S.).

W.C. Morgan (O.S.) - The following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) H.B. Peabody (O.S.) + W.C. Morgan (O.S.).

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from SW to WSW. Barometer rising last hour. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Slightly misty + pleasant. Light airs from West. Barometer falling. Fires in starboard donkey boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear overhead. Hazy horizon. Calm to light airs from SW. Barometer steady. Fires under s.tbd. donkey boiler.

Commences + until 4 A.M. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from S.W. falling Calm. Barometer steady. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Clear + pleasant. Calm + light airs from West. Barometer falling. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

8 A.M. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs + breezes from West. Barometer steady. At 9.45 ~ at quarters, + at 10.00 the Commanding Officer infected the ship with crew at quarters. The following men absent with-out leave: - F. W. Bell(2 C.F.) E. Dunbar(C.H.) P- Hamilton(Sea) H.B. Peabody(OS) + W. C. Newfair (O.S.)

F. W. Bell(2 C.F.) - Absent without leave

E. Dunbar (C.H.) - Absent without leave

P. Hamilton (Sea) - Absent without leave

H. B. Peabody (OS) - Absent without leave

W. C. Newfair (OS) - Absent without leave

Merid. to 4 P.M. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from S.W. to W.S.W. Barometer rising. last hour. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Slightly misty + pleasant. Light airs from West. Barometer falling. Fires in starboard donkey boiler.

8 P.M. to Mid. Clear overhead. Hazy layer - Calm to light airs from S.W. Barometer steady. Fires under S.t.b.d. donkey boiler.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 200 gallons

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 4392 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, tons 1920 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 260 " 100 "


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9 April 1888

trial of J Cannon & J White

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear + misty. Light SW airs. Steady barometer.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Generally clear overhead + slightly misty. Light airs from SW. Barometer steady. Fires in starboard donkey boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from SW. Barometer rising slowly. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

H.B. Peabody (O.S.) - H.B. Peabody (O.S.) returned aboard 74 3/4 hours overtime.

F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) - The following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) W.C. Morgan (O.S.).

E. Dunbar (C.H.) - The following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) W.C. Morgan (O.S.).

P. Hamilton (Sea) - The following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) W.C. Morgan (O.S.).

W.C. Morgan (O.S.) - The following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) W.C. Morgan (O.S.).

Crew restowing main hold.

R.F. Lopez (Ensign) - Summary Court Martial R.F. Lopez Ensign + Senior Member, Ensings T.G. Dewey + Roger Welles Jr. Members + Asst. Paymaster J.Q. Lovell, Recorder, reconvened aboard this vessel at 9.30 for trial of J. Cannon (Oiler) + J. White (C.H.).

T.G. Dewey (Ensign) - Summary Court Martial R.F. Lopez Ensign + Senior Member, Ensings T.G. Dewey + Roger Welles Jr. Members + Asst. Paymaster J.Q. Lovell, Recorder, reconvened aboard this vessel at 9.30 for trial of J. Cannon (Oiler) + J. White (C.H.).

Roger Welles (Ensign) - Summary Court Martial R.F. Lopez Ensign + Senior Member, Ensings T.G. Dewey + Roger Welles Jr. Members + Asst. Paymaster J.Q. Lovell, Recorder, reconvened aboard this vessel at 9.30 for trial of J. Cannon (Oiler) + J. White (C.H.).

J.Q. Lovell (Asst. Pay.) - Summary Court Martial R.F. Lopez Ensign + Senior Member, Ensings T.G. Dewey + Roger Welles Jr. Members + Asst. Paymaster J.Q. Lovell, Recorder, reconvened aboard this vessel at 9.30 for trial of J. Cannon (Oiler) + J. White (C.H.).

J. White (C.H.) - Summary Court Martial R.F. Lopez Ensign + Senior Member, Ensings T.G. Dewey + Roger Welles Jr. Members + Asst. Paymaster J.Q. Lovell, Recorder, reconvened aboard this vessel at 9.30 for trial of J. Cannon (Oiler) + J. White (C.H.).

J. Cannon (Oiler) - Summary Court Martial R.F. Lopez Ensign + Senior Member, Ensings T.G. Dewey + Roger Welles Jr. Members + Asst. Paymaster J.Q. Lovell, Recorder, reconvened aboard this vessel at 9.30 for trial of J. Cannon (Oiler) + J. White (C.H.).

Court adjourned at noon to await action of revising authority. The following men from Navy Yard at work on board: - 3 shipwrights, 27 calkers, 8 oakum spinners, 4 reamers, 2 apprentices, 15 painters, 1 apprentice, 1 machinist, 2 plumbers.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + misty. Light SW breeze. Steady barometer. Received on board medical stores + port bower anchor. Sent broken anchor ashore. Stowing main hold. Hoisted gig out of water. Following men at work on board: - 3 shipwrights, 27 calkers, 8 oakum spinners, 4 reamers + 2 apprentices, 15 painters + 1 apprentice, 1 machinist + 2 plumbers.

W.C. Morgan (O.S.) - W.C. Morgan (O.S.) returned on board 30 hours overtime.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze to light airs from SW. Barometer falling rapidly. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear with mist around horizon. Light to gentle SW breeze. Barometer falling.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Clear + misty. Light S.W airs. Steady barometer.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Generally clear overhead + slightly misty. Light airs from S.W. Barometer steady Fires in starboard donkey boiler.

8 A.M. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from S.W. Barometer rising slowly. Fires under starboard donkey boiler. H. B. Peabody (O.S.) returned aboard 74 3/4 hours overtime. The following men absent without leave: - F. W. Bell (2 C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) W.C. Newfair (O.S.) Crew restoring main hold. Summary Court Martial R.F. Lopez Ensign + Senior Member, Ensign T. G. Dewey + Roger Welles Jr. members + Asst. Paymaster J. Q. Lovell, Ree~d~~, recommenced aboard this vessel at 9.30 for trial of J. Cannon (Oiler) + J. White (C.H.) Court adjourned at noon to await action of revising authority. The following men from Navy Yard at work on board: - 3 shipwrights, 27 Calkers, 8 oakum spinners, 4 seamers, 2 apprentices 15 painters, 1 apprentice, 1 machinist, 2 plumbers.

H. B. Peabody (O.S.) - returned aboard 74 3/4 hours overtime.

P. Hamilton (Sea) - absent without leave

J. W. Bell (2 C.F) - absent without leave

E. Dunbar (C.H.) - absent without leave

W. C. Newfair (O.S.) - absent without leave

Ensign T. G. Dewey (Jr. member Court Martial) - recommenced aboard this vessel at 9.30 for trial of J. Cannon (Oiler) + J. White (C.H.)

Ensign Roger Welles (Jr. member Court Martial) - recommenced aboard this vessel at 9.30 for trial of J. Cannon (Oiler) + J. White (C.H.)

R. F. Lopez Ensign (Senior member Court martial) - recommenced aboard this vessel at 9.30 for trial of J. Cannon (Oiler) + J. White (C.H.)

Asst. Paymaster J. Q. Lovell, Re~~d~~ - recommenced aboard this vessel at 9.30 for trial of J. Cannon (Oiler) + J. White (C.H.)

J. Cannon (Oiler) - for trial

J. White (C.H.) - for trial

Merid. to 4 P.M. Clear + misty. Light S.W. breeze. Steady barometer. Received on board medical stores + port bower anchor. Sent broken anchor ashore. Storing main hold. Hoisted gig out of water. Following men at work on board: - 3 shipwrights, 27 Calkers, 8 Oakum spinners, 4 seamers + 2 apprentices, 15 painters + 1 apprentice, 1 machinist + 2 plumbers. W. C. Newfair (O.S.) returned on board 30 hours overtime.

W. C. Newfair (O.S.) - returned on board 30 hours overtime

4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze to light airs from S.W. Barometer falling rapidly. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

8 P.M. to Mid. Clear with mist around horizon. Light to gentle S.W. breeze. Barometer falling.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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10 April 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Gentle to light breeze from SW. Barometer falling. Fires banked under starboard donkey boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear overhead. Misty horizon. Barometer rising. Light airs from SW. Fires banked under starboard donkey boiler. Crew scraping pitch + paintwork.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear. Misty horizon. Calm. Steady barometer. Received on board 208 pigs of lead + stowed them in main hold. Following men at work on board: - 1 shipwright, 15 painters, 1 apprentice, 2 apprentice calkers + 1 machinist.

F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) - Following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) L. Sumner (App) A.H. Silleck (App).

E. Dunbar (C.H.) - Following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) L. Sumner (App) A.H. Silleck (App).

A.H. Silleck (App.) - Following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) L. Sumner (App) A.H. Silleck (App).

L. Sumner (App.) - Following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) L. Sumner (App) A.H. Silleck (App).

P. Hamilton (Sea) - Following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) L. Sumner (App) A.H. Silleck (App).

Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + warm. Calm + light airs from SW. Barometer falling. Crew engaged in getting coal on board, restowing hold, + scraping wood-work about ship. Fires banked under starboard donkey boiler. The following Yard men were employed on board during watch: - 14 painters, 1 apprentice, 1 machinist + 2 copper-smiths.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear + misty. Calms + light airs from West to NW. Falling barometer. Crew stowing oil barrels in main hold. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Calm. Heavy dew last hour. Fires banked under starboard donkey boiler.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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11 April 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Calm. Barometer steady. Fires in starboard donkey boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear, misty around horizon, light dew. Barometer rising. Calm. Crew cleaned off wharf abreast of ship. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + warm. Misty around horizon. Light airs from SW. Barometer steady. Crew engaged in scraping about deck + stricking wet provisions below.

E. Dunbar (C.H.) - The following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) L.D. Sumner (App) + A.H. Silleck (App).

F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) - The following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) L.D. Sumner (App) + A.H. Silleck (App).

A.H. Silleck (App.) - The following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) L.D. Sumner (App) + A.H. Silleck (App).

L.D. Sumner (App.) - The following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) L.D. Sumner (App) + A.H. Silleck (App).

P. Hamilton (Sea) - The following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) L.D. Sumner (App) + A.H. Silleck (App).

The following Yard workmen were employed on board during watch: - 2 ship-joiner apprentices, 12 painters, + 2 coppersmiths. Fires banked under starboard donkey boiler.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + warm. Light airs from SW. Barometer falling. The following Yard men employed on board: - 12 painters, 2 ship-joiner apprentices, 2 coppersmiths. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from SW falling calm + followed by light airs from NW. Barometer falling. Fires banked under starboard donkey boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from NW. Barometer steady. Fires in starboard donkey boiler.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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12 April 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Calm to light airs from WSW. Barometer steady. Fires banked under starboard donkey boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Calm. Barometer falling. Fires banked under starboard donkey boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Calm + light airs from SE. Barometer rising. The following men employed on board: - 2 ship-joiners, 3 apprentices, 12 painters, 2 coppersmiths, 1 laborer. Crew engaged in taking in wet provisions. Fires in starboard donkey boiler.

F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) - The following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) A.H. Silleck (App) L.D. Sumner (App).

E. Dunbar (C.H.) - The following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) A.H. Silleck (App) L.D. Sumner (App).

P. Hamilton (Sea) - The following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) A.H. Silleck (App) L.D. Sumner (App).

A.H. Silleck (App.) - The following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) A.H. Silleck (App) L.D. Sumner (App).

L.D. Sumner (App.) - The following men absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) A.H. Silleck (App) L.D. Sumner (App).

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + warm. Light airs from SE falling calm. Barometer steady. Receiving + storing dry provisions. Cleaned out chain locker, + sending bower chains below. Fires under starboard donkey boiler. The following Yard workmen at work on board: - 12 painters, 1 laborer.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Calm. Barometer steady. Fires in starboard donkey boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear + calm. Barometer steady. Fires banked under starboard donkey boiler.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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13 April 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear with dew. Calms + light SW airs. Steady barometer. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Calm. Barometer falling. Fires banked in starboard donkey boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + warm. Calm to light airs from SW. Barometer steady. Receiving + stowing dry provisions. Finished stowing main hold.

F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) - The following men absent from ship without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) A.H. Silleck (App) L.D. Sumner (App).

E. Dunbar (C.H.) - The following men absent from ship without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) A.H. Silleck (App) L.D. Sumner (App).

P. Hamilton (Sea) - The following men absent from ship without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) A.H. Silleck (App) L.D. Sumner (App).

A.H. Silleck (App.) - The following men absent from ship without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) A.H. Silleck (App) L.D. Sumner (App).

L.D. Sumner (App.) - The following men absent from ship without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) P. Hamilton (Sea) A.H. Silleck (App) L.D. Sumner (App).

Workmen on board from Navy Yard: - 3 ship joiners, 1 apprentice, 1 laborer. Fires banked under starboard donkey boiler.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear, warm + misty. Light WSW airs. Steady barometer. Crew getting Paymaster's stores on board. Put 270 gallons oil in starboard tank + 5 barrels in main hold. Fires under starboard donkey boiler. Following men from Navy Yard employed on board: - 3 ship joiners, 1 apprentice + 12 painters.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from WSW. Barometer rising first hour, falling last hour. Fires banked under starboard donkey boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear. Light airs from WSW increasing to light breeze from SW. Barometer steady. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 300 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 2992 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, tons 1920 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 255 " 1700 "


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14 April 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from SSW followed by calm. Barometer steady. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear + calm. Barometer rising first hour. Fires banked under starboard donkey boiler. Receiveing + stowing dry provisions.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + warm. Calms + light variable airs. Crew getting Paymaster's provisions on board. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) - Absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) + P. Hamilton (sea) A.H. Silleck (App) + L.D. Sumner (App).

E. Dunbar (C.H.) - Absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) + P. Hamilton (sea) A.H. Silleck (App) + L.D. Sumner (App).

P. Hamilton (Sea) - Absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) + P. Hamilton (sea) A.H. Silleck (App) + L.D. Sumner (App).

A.H. Silleck (App.) - Absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) + P. Hamilton (sea) A.H. Silleck (App) + L.D. Sumner (App).

F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) - By order of Commanding Officer F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) + E. Dunbar (C.H.) were this day declared deserters from the U.S. Naval Service.

L.D. Sumner (App.) - Absent without leave: - F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) + P. Hamilton (sea) A.H. Silleck (App) + L.D. Sumner (App).

E. Dunbar (C.H.) - By order of Commanding Officer F.W. Bell (2.C.F.) + E. Dunbar (C.H.) were this day declared deserters from the U.S. Naval Service.

Following men at work on board from Navy Yard: - 3 painters.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + warm. Light airs from WSW. Barometer steady. One Yard painter at work on board. Crew engaged in shifting provisions below. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear, warm + calm. Barometer falling slowly. Crew getting provisions below in after store-room. At 5.45 started fires under port boiler + began distilling from starboard boiler. At 7.30 fires were allowed to die out in starboard boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Calm. Barometer falling. Fires under both donkey boilers. Distilling.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Clear ; pleasant. Light airs from S.S.W. followed by Calm. Bar-ometer steady. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Clear ; clam. Barometer rising first hour. Fires banked under starboard donkey boiler. Receiving + storing day provisions.

8 A.M. to Merid. Clear + warm. Calms + light variable airs. Crew getting Pay-master's provisions on board. Fires under starboard donkey boiler. Absent without leave:- F. W. Bell(2 C.F.) E. Dunbar (C.H.) + P. Hamilton (Sea) A. H. Silleck (App) + L. D. Summer (App) By order of Commanding Officer F. N. Bell (2 C.F.) + E. Dunbar (C.H.) were this day declared deserter from U. S. Naval Service Following men at work on board from Navy Yard:- 3 painters.

P. Hamilton - Absent without leave

L. D. Summer (App) - Absent without leave

F. N. Bell (2 C.F.) - By order of Commanding Officer F. N. Bell (2 C.F.) + E. Dunbar (C.H.) were this day declared deserter from br. v. Naval Service

A. H. Silleck (App) - Absent without leave

E. Dunbar (C.H.) - By order of Commanding Officer F. N. Bell (2 C.F.) + E. Dunbar (C.H.) were this day declared deserter from br. v. Naval Service

Merid. to 4 P.M. Clear + warm. Light airs from W.S.W. Barometer steady. One Yard painter at work on board. Crew engaged in striking provisions below. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Clear, warm + calm. Barometer falling slowly. Crew getting provisions below in after store-room. At 5.45 started fires under front boiler + began distilling from starboard boiler. At 7.30 fires were allowed to die out in starboard boiler.

8 P.M. to Mid Clear + pleasant. Calm. Barometer falling. Fires under both donkey boilers. Distilling -


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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15 April 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs + breezes from SW. Barometer falling. Allowed fires in starboard donkey boiler to die out. Fires in port donkey boiler distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear with light send passing overhead. Light breze from SW. Barometer rising. Holystoned decks + scrubbed bright woodwork. Fires under port boiler. Distilling.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Partly cloudy but pleasant. Gentle breeze from SW + SSW. Barometer steady. At 10.00 the Commanding Officer inspected ship + crew at quarters. At 10.30 called all hands to muster + read the Articles for the Better Government of the Navy.

A.H. Silleck (App.) - The following men were absent without leave: - A.H. Silleck (App) + L.D. Sumner (App).

L.D. Sumner (App.) - The following men were absent without leave: - A.H. Silleck (App) + L.D. Sumner (App).

P. Hamilton (Sea) - By order of Commanding Officer P. Hamilton (Sea) was this day declared a deserter from the U.S. Naval Service.

Fires under port boiler. Distilling.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Generally clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze from SSW. Barometer steady. Fires in port donkey boiler. Distilling.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Misty about horizon first two hours. Gentle breeze from SSW hauling to light breeze from West + NNW. Barometer falling. Fires under port boiler. Distilling.

8 p.m. to Mid. Cloudy to overcast. Light airs from WNW. Barometer steady. Fires in port donkey boiler. Distilling.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Clear + pleasant. Light airs + breezes from S.W. Barometer falling. Allowed fires in starboard donkey boiler to die out. Fires in port donkey boiler distilling.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Clear with light send passing overhead. Light breeze from S.W. Barometer rising. Holystoned decks + scrubbed wight wood work. Fires under port boiler. Distilling.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Partly cloudy but pleasant. Gentle breeze from S.W. + S.S.W. Barometer steady. At 10.00 the Commanding Officer inspected ship + crew at quarters. At 10.30 called all hands to muster + read the Articles for the Belton Government of the Navy. The following men were absent without leave:- A. H. Silleck (App) + L. D. Summer (App). By order of Commanding Officer P. Hamilton (Sea) was this day declared a deserter from the U. S. Naval Service. Fires under port boiler. Distilling.

A. H. Silleck (App) - absent without leave

L. D. Summer (App). - absent without leave

P. Hamilton (Sea) - By order of Commanding Officer P. Hamilton (Sea) was this day declared deserter from the U. S. Naval Service.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Generally clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze from S.S.W. Barometer steady. Fires in port donkey boiler. Distilling.

4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Clear + pleasant. Misty about horizon. first two hours. Gentle breeze from S.S.W. hauling to light breeze from West + N.N.W. Barometer falling. Fires under port boiler. Distilling.

8 P.M. to Mid. Cloudy to overcast. Light airs from W.N.W. Barometer steady. Fires in port donkey boiler. Distilling.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, tons 1710 lbs.


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for April 16th see next page

For April 16th See next Page.

For April 16th See next Page.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 150 gallons.

Water distilled during the preceding 24 hours, 100 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 2642 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, tons 1710 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 254 " 310 "


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16 April 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast + cloudy. Gentle breeze from West. Barometer rising last hour. Fires banked in port donkey boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Generally overcast + cloudy. Clearing last hour of watch. Gentle to light breeze from SW. Barometer rising. Crew engaged in bending sail. Fires under port boiler. Distilling.

8 a.m. to Merid. Generally cloudy + misty clearling last hour. Light breeze from SW. Barometer steady. Received stores in Construction Equipment + Pay Department.

R. Scott (Capt. of Hold) - The following men absent without leave: - R. Scott (C of H) E.G. Mack (App) N. Mitchell (C.H.) A.H. Silleck (App) + L.D. Sumner (App).

E.G. Mack (App) - The following men absent without leave: - R. Scott (C of H) E.G. Mack (App) N. Mitchell (C.H.) A.H. Silleck (App) + L.D. Sumner (App).

N. Mitchell (C.H.) - The following men absent without leave: - R. Scott (C of H) E.G. Mack (App) N. Mitchell (C.H.) A.H. Silleck (App) + L.D. Sumner (App).

A.H. Silleck (App.) - The following men absent without leave: - R. Scott (C of H) E.G. Mack (App) N. Mitchell (C.H.) A.H. Silleck (App) + L.D. Sumner (App).

L.D. Sumner (App.) - The following men absent without leave: - R. Scott (C of H) E.G. Mack (App) N. Mitchell (C.H.) A.H. Silleck (App) + L.D. Sumner (App).

3 painters at work on board from Yard. Fires in port donkey boiler. Distilling.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze from SSW. Barometer falling. The following men from Yard at work on board: - 6 painters, 3 spar makers. Receiving + stowing Equipment, Construction + Navigation stores. Fires under port donkey boiler. Distilling.

T. Kelleber (Lds) - Received from Receiving ship with bag hammock + accounts T. Kelleber (Lds).

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Generally clear + pleasant with light mist around horizon. Light airs + breezes from SSW. Barometer falling. Fires in port donkey boiler. Distilling.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze from SSW. Barometer rising first hour, falling last hour. Fires under port donkey boiler.

T. Kelleber (Lds) - By order of Commanding Officer T. Kelleber (Lds) was rated Carpenter's Mate.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Overcast + cloudy. Gentle breeze from West. Barometer rising last hour. Fires banked in port donkey boiler.

4 A.M. to 8 P.M. Generally overcast + cloudy. Clearing last hour of watch. Gentle to light breeze from S.W. Barometer rising. Crew engaged in bending sail. Fires under port boiler. Distilling.

8 A.M. to Merid. Generally cloudy + misty clearing last hour. Light breeze from S.W. Barometer steady. Received stores in Construction, Equipment + Pay Departments. The following men absent without leave:- R. Scott (C of H) E. G. Mack (App) N. Mitchell (C.H.) A. H. Silleck (App) + R. D. Summer (App) 3 painters at work on board from Yard. Fires in port donkey boiler. Distilling -

R. Scott ( C of H) - absent without leave

E. G. Mack (App) - absent without leave

A. H. Silleck (App) - absent without leave

N. Mitchell (C.H.) - absent without leave

L. D. Summer (App) - absent without leave

Merid. to 4 P.M. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze from S.S.W. Barometer falling The following men from Yard at work on board:- 6 painters, 3 spar makers. Receiving + storing Equipment, Construction + Navigation stores. Fires under port donkey boiler. Distilling. Received from Receiving ship with bag hammock + accounts T. Kelleher (lds)

T. Kelleher (lds) - Received from Receiving ship with bag hammock + accounts T. Kelleher (lds)

4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Generally clear + pleasant with light mist around horizon. Light airs + breezes from S.S.W. Barometer falling. Fires in port donkey boiler. Distilling

8 P.M. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze from S.S.W. Barometer rising first hour, falling last hour. Fires under port donkey boiler. By order of Commanding Officer T. Kelleher (Lds) was rated Carpenter's Mate.

T. Kelleher (Lds) - By order of Commanding Officer T. Kelleher (Lds) was rated Carpenter's Mate.


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at wharf navy yard mare island

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 200 gallons.

Water distilled during the preceding 24 hours, 100 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 2542 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 1 tons 660 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 252 " 1890 "


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17 April 1888

Sentence of the trial of J Cannon (Oiler) & J White (CH), in both cases "that they be discharged from service with bad conduct discharges." Confined the rpisoners in double irons to await settlements of accounts

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear + misty. Gentle breeze from SSW. Barometer rising. Fires under starboard donkey boiler. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Generally clear + pleasant. Light breeze from SW. Barometer rising. Took on board two tons of blacksmith's coal. Fires in port donkey boiler. Distilling.

E.G. Mack (App) - The following men returned from liberty 24 hours overtime: - E.G. Mack (App) N. Mitchell (C.H.).

N. Mitchell (C.H.) - The following men returned from liberty 24 hours overtime: - E.G. Mack (App) N. Mitchell (C.H.).

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze from SW. Barometer rising slowly. Fires under port donkey boiler. Distilling. At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters.

A.H. Silleck (App.) - Found A.H. Silleck (App.) L.D Sumner (App) + H.B. Peabody absent without leave.

L.D. Sumner (App.) - Found A.H. Silleck (App.) L.D Sumner (App) + H.B. Peabody absent without leave.

H.B. Peabody - Found A.H. Silleck (App.) L.D Sumner (App) + H.B. Peabody absent without leave.

J.E. Cannon (Oiler) - Called "all hands to muster" and read Specifications + Sentence of a Summary Court Martial convened aboard this ship on the 7th inst for the trial of J.E. Cannon (Oiler) + J. White (C.H.).

J. White (C.H.) - Called "all hands to muster" and read Specifications + Sentence of a Summary Court Martial convened aboard this ship on the 7th inst for the trial of J.E. Cannon (Oiler) + J. White (C.H.).

Sentence in both cases, "That they be discharged from the service with bad conduct discharges." Confined the prisoners in double irons to await settlement of accounts.

Wm. Neild (1.C.F.) - By order of Commanding Officer. Wm. Neild (1st. C.F.) was rated Oiler + O. Johnson (Sea) was rated 2d class fireman.

O. Johnson (sea) - By order of Commanding Officer. Wm. Neild (1st. C.F.) was rated Oiler + O. Johnson (Sea) was rated 2d class fireman.

Four painters from Navy Yard at work on board.

U.S.S. Pinta - Received aboard stores in Equipment + Construction Departments for U.S.S. "Pinta".

Received medical stores aboard.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + misty with gentle to moderate breeze from SW + SSW. Steady barometer. Crew got ammunition on board for Hotchkiss gun, + one spare anchor.

H.E. Sandsen (C.H.) - Transferred H.E. Sandsen (C.H.) + P. Barrevoets (O.S.) to the Receiving ship.

P. Barrevoets (O.S.) - Transferred H.E. Sandsen (C.H.) + P. Barrevoets (O.S.) to the Receiving ship.

J.E. Cannon (Oiler) - J.E. Cannon (Oiler) + J. White (C.H.) were discharged with bad conduct discharge in accordance with sentence of a Summary Court Martial.

J. White (C.H.) - J.E. Cannon (Oiler) + J. White (C.H.) were discharged with bad conduct discharge in accordance with sentence of a Summary Court Martial.

Fires under port boiler; distilling until 3.10 P.M.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear first hour becoming overcast. Barometer steady. Gentle breeze from SSW. Put on mast 1 yard covers. At 5.40 commenced distilling with donkey boiler. At 8.00 started fires under main boiler.

J. Chapman (Sea) - Received from Receiving ship with bags, hammocks + accounts: - J. Chapman (Sea) T. Anderson (Sea) J. Marter (O.S.) E.D. Haley (Lds) J.V. Cronin (2.C.F.) J. Dawkins (C.H.) + A. Claus (C.H.).

T. Anderson (Sea) - Received from Receiving ship with bags, hammocks + accounts: - J. Chapman (Sea) T. Anderson (Sea) J. Marter (O.S.) E.D. Haley (Lds) J.V. Cronin (2.C.F.) J. Dawkins (C.H.) + A. Claus (C.H.).

J. Marter (O.S.) - Received from Receiving ship with bags, hammocks + accounts: - J. Chapman (Sea) T. Anderson (Sea) J. Marter (O.S.) E.D. Haley (Lds) J.V. Cronin (2.C.F.) J. Dawkins (C.H.) + A. Claus (C.H.).

E.D. Haley (Lds) - Received from Receiving ship with bags, hammocks + accounts: - J. Chapman (Sea) T. Anderson (Sea) J. Marter (O.S.) E.D. Haley (Lds) J.V. Cronin (2.C.F.) J. Dawkins (C.H.) + A. Claus (C.H.).

J.V. Cronin (2.C.F.) - Received from Receiving ship with bags, hammocks + accounts: - J. Chapman (Sea) T. Anderson (Sea) J. Marter (O.S.) E.D. Haley (Lds) J.V. Cronin (2.C.F.) J. Dawkins (C.H.) + A. Claus (C.H.).

J. Dawkins (C.H.) - Received from Receiving ship with bags, hammocks + accounts: - J. Chapman (Sea) T. Anderson (Sea) J. Marter (O.S.) E.D. Haley (Lds) J.V. Cronin (2.C.F.) J. Dawkins (C.H.) + A. Claus (C.H.).

A. Claus (C.H.) - Received from Receiving ship with bags, hammocks + accounts: - J. Chapman (Sea) T. Anderson (Sea) J. Marter (O.S.) E.D. Haley (Lds) J.V. Cronin (2.C.F.) J. Dawkins (C.H.) + A. Claus (C.H.).

E.D. Haley (Lds) - By order of Commanding Officer E.D. Haley (Lds) was rated Coal Heaver.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast. Barometer falling. Light WNW breeze. Fires under main + port boiler. Distilling.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Clear + misty. Gentle breeze from S.S.W. Barometer rising. Fires under port boiler. Distilling

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Generally clear + pleasant. Light breeze from S.W. Barometer rising Took on board two tons of blacksmith's coal. Fires in port donkey boiler. Dis-tilling. The following men returned from liberty 24 hours overtime:- E. G. Mack (App) N. Mitchell (C.H.)

coal: two tons - Took on board two tons of Blacksmith's coal.

E. G. Mack (App) - returned from liberty 24 hours overtime

N. Mitchell (C.H.) - returned from liberty 24 hours overtime

8 A.M. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze from S.W. Barometer rising slowly Fires under port donkey boiler. Distilling. At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. F~~~d A.H. Silleck (App) L. D. Summer (App) + H. B. Peabody absent without leave. Called " all hands to muster" and read Specifications + Sentences of a Sum-mary Court Martial commenced aboard this ship in the 7th list of the trial of J. E. Cannon (Oiler) + J. White (C.H.). Sentence in both cases, "That they be discharged from the service with bad conduct discharges. "Confined the prisoners in double rims to await settlement of accounts. By order of Commanding Officer Wm Neild (1st C. F.) was rated Oiler + D. Johnson (Sea) was rated 2? Class fireman. Four painters from Navy Yard at work on board - Received aboard stores in Equipment + Construction Department for U.S.S."Pinta" Received medical stores aboard.

L.D. Summer (App) - absent without leave

A.H. Silleck (App) - absent without leave

H. B. Peabody - absent without leave

O. Johnson (Sea) - was rated 2? Class fireman

Wm Neild (1st C. F.) - was rated Oiler

U.S.S. "Pinta" - Received aboard stores in Equipment + Construction Department for U.S.S. "Pinta"

Merid. to 4 P.M. Clear + misty with gentle to moderate breeze from S.W. + S.S.W. Steady barometer. Crew got ammunition on board for Hotchkiss gun, + one spare anchor. Transferred H. E. Scudder (CH) + P. Barrevoets (O.S.) to the Receiving ship. J. E. Cannon (Oiler) + J. White (CH) were discharged with bad conduct discharge in accordance with sentence of a Summary Court Martial. Fires under port boiler; distilling until 3.10 P.M.

H. E. Scudder (CH) - Transferred to the receiving ship.

P. Barrevoets (O.S.) - Transferred to the receiving ship

J. White (CH) - J. E. Cannon (Oiler) + J. White (CH) were discharged with bad conduct discharge in accordance with sentence of a Summary Court Martial.

J. E. Cannon (Oiler) - J. E. Cannon (Oiler) + J. White (CH) were discharged with bad conduct discharge in accordance with sentence of a Summary Court Martial.

4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Clear first hour becoming overcast. Barometer steady. Gentle breeze from S.S.W. Put on mast + yard covers. At 5.40 commenced distilling with donkey boiler. At 8.00 started fires under main boiler. Received from Receiving ship with barge, hammocks + accounts:- J. Chapman (Sea) T. Anderson (Sea) J. Morty (O.S) E. D. Holy (Lds) J. V. Cromium (2 C. F) J. Dawkins (CH) + O. Clams (CH.) By order of Commanding Officer E. D. Haley (Lds) was rated Coal Heaver

J. Chapman (Sea) - Received from Receiving ship with barge, hammocks + accounts:- J. Chapman (Sea) T. Anderson (Sea) J. Morty (O.S) E. D. Haley (Lds) J. V. Cromium (2 C. F) J. Dawkins (CH) + O. Claws (CH.)

P. Anderson (Sea) - Received from Receiving ship with barge, hammocks + accounts:- J. Chapman (Sea) T. Anderson (Sea) J. Morty (O.S) E. D. Haley (Lds) J. V. Cromium (2 C. F) J. Dawkins (CH) + O. Claws (CH.)

J. Marty (O.S.) - Received from Receiving ship with barge, hammocks + accounts:- J. Chapman (Sea) T. Anderson (Sea) J. Morty (O.S) E. D. Haley (Lds) J. V. Cromium (2 C. F) J. Dawkins (CH) + O. Claws (CH.)

E. D. Haley (Lds) - Received from Receiving ship with barge, hammocks + accounts:- J. Chapman (Sea) T. Anderson (Sea) J. Morty (O.S) E. D. Haley (Lds) J. V. Cromium (2 C. F) J. Dawkins (CH) + O. Claws (CH.)

J. V. Cromium(2 C. F.) - Received from Receiving ship with barge, hammocks + accounts:- J. Chapman (Sea) T. Anderson (Sea) J. Morty (O.S) E. D. Haley (Lds) J. V. Cromium (2 C. F) J. Dawkins (CH) + O. Claws (CH.)

J. Dawkins (CH) - Received from Receiving ship with barge, hammocks + accounts:- J. Chapman (Sea) T. Anderson (Sea) J. Morty (O.S) E. D. Haley (Lds) J. V. Cromium (2 C. F) J. Dawkins (CH) + O. Claws (CH.)

O. Clams (CH) - Received from Receiving ship with barge, hammocks + accounts:- J. Chapman (Sea) T. Anderson (Sea) J. Morty (O.S) E. D. Haley (Lds) J. V. Cromium (2 C. F) J. Dawkins (CH) + O. Claws (CH.)

E. D. Haley (Lds) - was rated Coal Heaver

8 P.M. to Mid. Overcast. Barometer falling. Light W.N.W. breeze. Fires under main + port boiler. Distilling.


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at wharf navy yard mare island at anchor san francisco

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 150 gallons.

Water distilled during the preceding 24 hours, 100 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 2492 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 3 tons 130 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 249 " 1760 "


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18 April 1888

at 1030 left navy yard stood toward san francisco at noon ship was off san pablo point

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast + cloudy. Light breeze from SW. Barometer rising. Fires under port + main boilers. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast. Light airs from SW to West. Barometer rising. Fires in main boiler, + port donkey boiler. Distilling. Executed morning routine.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast, then clearing. Misty. Light airs to gentle breeze from West. Steady barometer.

L.D. Sumner (App.) - A.H. Silleck (App.) L.D. Sumner (App) + H.B. Peabody (O.S.) absent without leave.

A.H. Silleck (App.) - A.H. Silleck (App.) L.D. Sumner (App) + H.B. Peabody (O.S.) absent without leave.

H.B. Peabody (O.S.) - A.H. Silleck (App.) L.D. Sumner (App) + H.B. Peabody (O.S.) absent without leave.

J. Battler (2.C.F.) - By order of Commanding Offcier J. Battler (2.C.F.) was rated 1st Cl. Fireman.

Ah Hoy (Lds) - Shipped for cruise (Special Service) Ah Hoy as Landsman.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Partly cloudy but pleasant. Misty. Gentle to moderate breeze from West + WSW. Barometer falling.

At 2.00 came to with port anchor in 12 fathoms + veered to 45 fathoms at the hawse. Low banked fires under main boiler. Distilling with port boiler.

Hoisted out 1st steam launch.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy + misty. Moderate to stiff breeze from WSW. Steady barometer. Fires banked under main boiler. Distilling from port boiler. Swung to ebb at 5.30.

8 p.m. to Mid. Partly clear first part, overcast + misty last two hours of watch. Moderate to light breeze from WSW. Barometer steady. Fires banked under main boiler. Distilling with port boiler.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Overcast + cloudy. Light breeze from S.W. Barometer rising Fires under port + main boiler. Distilling

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Overcast. Light airs from S.W. to West. Barometer rising Fires in main boiler, + port donkey boiler. Distilling. Executed morning routine.

8 A.M. to Merid. Overcast, then clearing. Misty. Light airs to gentle breeze from West. Steady barometer. At 10.30 left Navy Yard + stood toward San Francisco. At noon ship was off San Pablo Point. A. H. Silleck (App) L. D. Summer (App) + H. B. Peabody (O.S.) absent without leave; By order of Commanding Officer J. Battles (2 C. F) was rated 1st Cl. Fireman. Shipped for cruise (Special Service) Ab Hoy as Landsman.

L. D. Summer (App) - absent without leave

H. B. Peabody (O.S.) - absent without leave

A. H. Silleck (App) - absent without leave

J. Battles (2 C. F) - was rated 1st Cl. Fireman

Ab Hoy - Shipped for cruise (Special Service) Ab Hoy as Landsman.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Partly cloudy but pleasant. Misty. Gentle to moderate breeze from West + W.S.W. Barometer falling. Standing down towards San Francisco. At 2.00 Came to with port anchor in 12 fathoms + veered to 45 fathoms at the hawse. Low banked fires under main boiler Distilling with port boiler. Bearings of anchorage(mag):- Alcatraz Light N.W. by W 3/4 W. Yerba Buena Light N.E. by E. 7/8 E. Hoisted out 1m steam launch.

4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Cloudy + misty. Moderate to stiff breeze from W.S.W. Steady barometer. Fires banked under main boiler. Distilling from port boiler. Sway to ebb at 5.30

Swung to ebb at 5.30

8 P.M. to Mid. Partly clear first part, overcast + misty last two hours of watch. Moderate to light breeze from W.S.W. Barometer steady. Fires banked under main boiler. Distilling with port boiler.


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at anchor san francisco cal

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 150 gallons.

Water distilled during the preceding 24 hours, 100 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 2442 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 2 tons 1280 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 247 " 480 "


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19 April 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast + misty. Gentle breeze from WSW WSW. Barometer steady. Banked fires in main boiler. Distilling with port donkey boiler. Ship commenced to swing to flood at 12.45 + completed at 1.15.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + misty. Light SW breeze shifting to light airs from Southward. Steady barometer.

Bear - Hoisted out "Bear" for running boat.

Executed morning routine. Fires banked under main boiler. Distilling from port donkey boiler. Swung to ebb at 5.05.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + misty. Light breeze to light airs from WSW. Barometer steady. Went to quarters for inspection at 9.30.

A.H. Silleck (App.) - A.H. Silleck (App.) L.D. Sumner (App) + H.B. Peabody (O.S.) absent without leave.

L.D. Sumner (App.) - A.H. Silleck (App.) L.D. Sumner (App) + H.B. Peabody (O.S.) absent without leave.

H.B. Peabody (O.S.) - A.H. Silleck (App.) L.D. Sumner (App) + H.B. Peabody (O.S.) absent without leave.

Fires banked under main boiler. Distilling with port boiler.

J. Hadley (Sea) - Shipped for Guard Service J. Hadley as Seaman.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Generally cloudy + misty. Gentle breeze from West to WSW. Barometer rising. Fires banked in main boiler. Distilling with port donkey boiler. The Commanding Officer left the ship on leave of absence. Served out clothing to the crew.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Generally cloudy + misty. Overcast last hour. Gentle breeze from WSW shifting to SSE.

Silveren Kruis - At 6.30 the Dutch Corvette "Silveren Kruis" came in, anchored + fired a salute of eleven guns, U.S. Ensign at the main.

Sent an officer on board to offer the usual civilities. At 6.50 before starting to swing to the ebb tide, an English merchant ship in swinging collided with us. Neither ship sustained any injury. Swung to ebb at 7.00. Fires banked under main boiler. Distilling with port boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Generally overcast + misty. Moderate to gentle breeze from SW. Barometer falling. Banked fires in main boiler. Distilling with port donkey boiler.


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at anchor san francisco cal

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 200 gallons.

Water distilled during the preceding 24 hours, 100 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 2342 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 1 tons 1300 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 245 " 1420 "


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20 April 1888

fort alcatraz fired a salute of 21 guns in honor of the dutch man of war in the harbor the silveren kruis fired a salute of fice guns in honor of the dutch guard

Lat -17.7, Long 168.6

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy. Misty horizon. Light breeze from SW. Barometer falling firs hour. Ship swung to flood at 3.00. Fires banked under main boiler. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + misty. Light airs from SW hauling to SSE last hour. Barometer rising. Swung to ebb at 7.00. Fires banked under main boiler. Distilling with port boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast to cloudy + misty. Light airs + breezes SSE + East shifting last hour to SW. Barometer steady. Mustered at quarters at 9.30.

Silveren Kruis - At 9.00 an officer from the R. Dutch ship "Silveren Kruis" paid an official visit to this ship.

Silveren Kruis - The "Silveren Kruis" fired a salute of five gun in honor of the Dutch Consul.

Banked fires in main boiler. Distilling with port donkey boiler. Ship swinging to ebb tide during watch.

L.D. Sumner (App.) - By order of Commanding Officer A.H. Silleck (App) + L.D. Sumner (App) were declared deserters from the Naval Service.

A.H. Silleck (App.) - By order of Commanding Officer A.H. Silleck (App) + L.D. Sumner (App) were declared deserters from the Naval Service.

H.B. Peabody (O.S.) - H.B. Peabody (O.S.) absent without leave.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Misty horizon. Moderate to gentle breeze from West to SW. Barometer steady. At 12.00 spread fires under main boiler. At 1.00 got underway + shifted berth two lengths to Southward. Anchored in 12 fathoms water, 45 fathoms on starboard chain. Banked fires in main boiler. Distilling with port donkey boiler. Crew scraping paint-work.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Generally cear overhead but very misty around horizon. Gentle breeze from SW. Barometer falling. Banked fires in main boiler. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Misty horizon. Gentle breeze from SW. Barometer rising first hour, falling last hour. Fires banked under main boiler, distilling with port donkey boiler. At 8.10 swung to ebb tide.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Cloudy. Misty horizon. Light breeze from S.W. Barometer falling first hour. Ship swung to flood tide at 3.00. Fires banked under main boiler. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

Ship swung to flood tide at 3.00.

4 AM to 8 AM. Overcast + misty. Light airs from S.W. hauling to S.S.E. last hour. Bar-ometer rising. Swung to ebb at 7.00 Fires banked under main boiler. Distilling with port boiler.

Swung to ebb at 7.00

8 A.M to Merid. Overcast to cloudy + misty. Light airs + breezes S.S.E. + East shifting last hour to S.W. Barometer steady. Mustered at quarters at 9.30. At 9.00 an officer from the R. Dutch ship "Silveren Kruis" paid an official visit at this ship. Fort Alcatraz fired a salute of 21 guns in honor of the Dutch man. of. war in the harbor. The "Silveren Kruis" fired a salute of five guns in honor of the Dutch Guard. Banked fires in main boiler. Distilling with port donkey boiler. Ship swaying to ebb tide during watch. By order of Command-ing Officer A. H. Silleck (App) + L. D. Summer (App) were declared deserters from the Naval Service. H. B. Peabody (O.S.) absent without leave.

R. Dutch ship "Silveren Kruis" - At 9.00 an officer from the R. Dutch ship "Silveren Kruis" paid an official visit to this ship.

Ship swaying to ebb tide during watch.

L. D. Summer (App) - By order of Commanding Officer A. H. Silleck (App) + L. D. Summer (App) were declared deserter from the Naval Service

A. H. Silleck (App) - By order of Commanding Officer A. H. Silleck (App) + L. D. Summer (App) were declared deserter from the Naval Service

H. B. Peabody (O.S.) - absent without leave.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Clear + pleasant. Misty horizon. Moderate to gentle breeze from West to S.W. Barometer steady. At 12.00 spread fires under main boiler. At 1.00 got underway + shifted berth two lengthes to Southward. Anchored in 12 fathom water, 45 fathom on starboard chain. Banked fires in main boiler. Dis-tilling with port donkey boiler. Crew scraping paint-work

4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Generally clear overhead but very misty around horizon. Gentle breeze from S.W. Barometer falling. Banked fires in main boiler. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

8 P.M. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Misty horizon. Gentle breeze from S.W. Barometer rising first hour, falling last hour. Fires banked under main boiler, distillin with port donkey boiler. At 8.10 swung to ebb tide.

At 8.10 swung to ebb tide.


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at anchor san francisco cal

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 150 gallons

Water distilled during the preceding 24 hours, 100 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 2292 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 2 tons 1300 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 243 " 120 "


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21 April 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear + misty. Light airs + breezes from SW. Barometer steady. Banked fires under main boiler. Distilling from port boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear the first two hours, + very misty the last two hours. Light breeze from SW. Barometer steady. Fires banked in main boiler. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Misty horizon. Light breeze from South to gentle breeze form SW. Barometer rising.

H.B. Peabody (O.S.) - H.B. Peabody (O.S.) absent without leave.

Fires banked under main boiler. Distilling with port donkey boiler. Riding to ebb tide.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + misty. Moderate SW breeze. Steady barometer. The two steam launches + 1st whaleboat bringing ward-room stores on board. Fires banked under main boiler. Distilling from port boiler.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast. Moderate breeze from SW. Barometer rising, then falling slowly.

T.G. Dewey (Ensign) - Ensign T.G. Dewey returned aboard from leave of absence.

Fires banked in main boiler, distilling with port donkey boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + misty. Light to gentle SW breeze blowing in squalls. Fires banked under main boiler. Distilling from port boiler.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Clear + misty. Light airs + breezes from S.W. Barometer steady. Banked fires under main boiler. Distilling from port boiler.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Clear the first two hours, + very misty the last two hours. Light breeze from S.W. Barometer steady. Banked fires in main boiler. Distilling with port donkey boiler

8 A.M. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Misty horizon. Light breeze from South to gentle breeze from S.W. Barometer rising. H. B. Peabody (O.S.) absent without leave. Fires banked under main boiler Distilling with port donkey boiler. Riding to ebb tide.

H. B. Peabody (O.S.) - absent without leave

Riding to ebb tide.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Clear + misty. Moderate S.W. breeze. Steady barometer. The two steam launches + 1st Whaleboat bringing ward-room stores on board. Fires banked under main boiler. Distilling from port boiler.

4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Overcast. Moderate breeze from S.W. Barometer rising, the falling slowly. Ensign T. G. Dewey returned aboard from leave of absence. Fires banked in main boiler, distilling with port donkey boiler.

Ensign T. G. Dewey - returned aboard from leave of absence.

8 P.M. to Mid. Overcast + misty. Light to gentle S.W. breeze flowing in equally. Fires banked under main boiler. Distilling from port boiler.


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at anchor san francisco cal

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 200 gallons.

Water distilled during the preceding 24 hours, 100 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 2192 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 1 tons 1300 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 241 " 1060 "


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22 April 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast + misty. Light breeze from SW. Barometer falling. Fires banked under main boiler. Distilling with port boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + misty. Light breeze from SW. Barometer falling first hour. Executed morning routine. Fires banked under main boiler, distilling with port donkey boiler. At 4.10 swung to flood tide.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + misty, clearing towards end of watch. Light SW breeze increasing to moderate breeze. Steady barometer. Commanding officer inspected ship + crew at 10 A.M.

H.B. Peabody (O.S.) - H.B. Peabody (O.S.) absent without leave.

Fires banked under main + distilling from port boiler.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear overhead. Misty about horizon. Stiff breeze from WSW. Barometer steady. Fires banked under main, distilling with port boiler. Swung to ebb tide at 3.30.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Generally clear. Stiff breeze from WSW. Barometer steady. Fires banked under main + distilling from port donkey boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Cloudy + misty. Moderate breeze from WSW. Barometer falling. Fires banked under main, distilling with port boiler.

Mid. to 4 AM. Overcast + misty. Light breeze from S.W. Barometer falling. Fires banked under main boiler. Distilling with port boiler.

4 AM. to 8 AM. Overcast + misty. Ligh breeze from S.W. Barometer falling first hour. Executed morning routine. Fires banked under main boiler, distilling with port donkey boiler. At 4.10 swung to flood tide.

At 4.10 swung to flood tide.

8 AM. to Merid. Overcast + misty, clearing towards end of watch. Light S.W. breeze in-creasing to moderate breeze. Steady barometer. Commanding Officer inspected ship + crew at 10 A.M. H. B. Peabody (O.S.) absent without leave. Fires banked under main boiler + distilling from port boiler.

H. B. Peabody (O.S.) - absent without leave

Merid. to 4 P.M. Clear overhead. Misty about horizon. Stiff breeze from W.S.W. Barometer steady. Fires banked under main, distilling with port boiler. Swung to ebb tide at 3.30.

Swung to ebb tide at 3.30.

4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Generally clear. Stiff breeze from W.S.W. Barometer steady. Fires banked under main + distilling from port donkey boiler.

8 P.M. to Mid. Cloudy + misty. Moderate breeze from W.S.W. Barometer falling. Fires banked under main, distilling with port boiler.


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at anchor san francisco cal

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 150 gallons.

Water distilled during the preceding 24 hours, 100 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 2142 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 2 tons 320 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 239 " 740 "


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23 April 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy to overcast + misty. Stiff to moderate breeze from WSW. Barometer steady. Fires banked in main boiler. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast with heavy fog over city + to Westward. Sun breaking through towards eight o'clock. Moderate to gentle breeze from WSW. Barometer steady. Scrubbed hammocks. Fires banked under main boiler. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Partly cloudy + misty. Moderate to stiff breeze from WSW. At 9.20 went to quarters for inspection. Crew engaged in general work about deck + in getting Ward-room stores on board. An officer from the Dutch Corvette visited the ship to get information regarding the charts of the North Pacific Ocean. Piped down scrub hammocks at 11.00, the wind getting to fresh. One hammock was lost overboard. Swept tubes of main boiler. Fires banked under main distilling with port boiler.

H.B. Peabody (O.S.) - Absent without leave H.B. Peabody (O.S.).

Merid. to 4 p.m. Generally cloudy + misty. Moderate to gentle breeze from WSW. Barometer steady. Crew engaged in getting in Ward-room stores. Banked fires in main boiler. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast + misty. Gentle to light breeze from WSW. Barometer falling. Crew engaged in getting Ward-room stores on board + striking them below. Fires banked under main, distilling with port boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Generally overcast + misty. Light breeze from WSW. Barometer steady. Fires banked in main boiler. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Cloudy to overcast + misty. Stiff to moderate breeze from W.S.W. Bar-ometer steady. Fires banked in main boiler. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Overcast with heavy fog over city + Westward. Sun leaking through towards eight o'clock. Moderate to gentle breeze from W.S.W. Barometer steady. Scrubbed hammocks. Fires banked under main boiler. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

8 A.M. to Merid. Partly cloudy + misty. Moderate to stiff breeze from W.S.W. At 9.20 went to quarters for inspection. Crew engaged in general work abaft denk + in getting Ward-room stores on board. An officer from the Dutch Corvette visited the ship to get information regarding the charts of the North Pacific Ocean. Piped down scrub hammocks at 11.00, the wind getting too hard. The hammock was lost overboard. Swept tubes of main boiler. Fires banked under main distilling with port boiler. Absent without leave H. B. Peabody (O.S.)

An officer from the Dutch Corvette visited the ship to get information regarding the charts of the North Pacific Ocean.

H. B. Peabody (O.S.) - Absent without leave

Merid. to 4 P.M. Generally cloudy + misty. Moderate to gentle breeze from W.S.W. Barometer steady. Crew engaged in getting in Ward-room stores. Banked fires in main boiler. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Overcast + misty. Gentle to light breeze from W.S.W. Barometer falling. Crew engaged in getting Ward-room stores on board + striking them below. Fires banked under main, distilling with port boiler.

8 P.M. to Mid. Generally overcast + misty. Light breeze from W.S.W. Barometer steady. Fires banked in main boiler. Distilling with port donkey boiler.


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at anchor san francisco cal

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4


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24 April 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast. Light airs from WSW hauling to light breeze from North + backing to gentle breeze from West. Barometer steady. Fires banked under main boiler, distilling with port donkey boiler. Riding to ebb tide.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clearing weather with gentle to light breeze from West. Barometer steady. Engaged striking Ward-room stores below. Fires banked under main boiler, istilling with port boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Cloudy + misty. Gentle to stiff breeze from WSW. Barometer steady.

H.B. Peabody (O.S.) - H.B. Peabody (O.S.) absent without leave.

Crew engaged in general work about the ship. Banked fires in main boiler. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

Silveren Kruis - At 9.30 the Commanding Officer paid an official visit to the "Silveren Kruis".

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + overhead. Hazy horizon. Barometer steady. Fresh breeze to moderate gale from WSW.

Bear - Hoisted steam launch "Bear", + secured boats for sea.

Sent awnings + stanchions below. Bent tacks + sheets, + head sheets. Fires banked in main boiler, distilling with port donkey boiler. Riding to ebb tide.

4 p.m. to Mid. Clear overhead + misty around horizon. Moderate breeze strengthening to very fresh breeze from West. Barometer falling slightly. Fires banked in main boiler. Distilling with port donkey boiler. Swung to flood tide at 5.20.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Moderate to stiff breeze from WSW blowing in fresh squalls. Barometer steady. Fires banked under main boiler distilling with port donkey boiler. At 11.20 commenced swinging to ebb tide.

Mid. to 4 AM. Overcast. Light airs from W.S.W. Ranking to light breeze from North + backing to gentle breeze from West. Barometer steady. fires banked under main boiler, distilling with port donkey boiler. Riding to ebb tide.

Riding to ebb tide.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Clearing weather with gentle to light breeze from West. Bar-ometer steady. Engaged in striking Ward-room stores below. Fires banked under main, distilling with port boiler.

8 A.M. to Merid. Cloudy + misty. Gentle to stiff breeze from W.S.W. Barometer steady. H. B. Peabody (O.S.) absent without leave. Crew engaged in general work about the ship. Banked fires in main boiler. Distilling with port donkey boiler. At 9.30 the Commanding Officer paid an official visit to the "Silveren Kruis"

H. B. Peabody (O.S.) - absent without leave

"Silveren Kruis" - At 9.30 the Commanding Officer paid an official visit to the "Silveren Kruis"

Merid. to 4 P.M. Clear overhead. Hazy horizon. Barometer steady. Fresh breeze to moderate gale from W.S.W. Hoisted steam launch "Bear", + secured boats for sea. Sent an~~ifs + stanchions below. Bent tacks + sheets, + head sheets. Fires banked in main boiler, distilling with port donkey boiler. Riding to ebb tide.

Riding to ebb tide.

4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Clear overhead + misty around horizon. Moderate breeze streng-thening to very fresh breeze from West. Barometer falling slightly. Banked fires in main boiler. Distilling with port donkey boiler. Swung to flood tide at 5.20

Swung to flood tide at 5.20

8 P.M. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Moderate to stiff breeze from W.S.W. blowing in fresh squalls. Barometer steady. Fires banked under main boiler distilling with port donkey boiler. At 11.20 commenced swinging to ebb tide.

At 11.20 commenced swinging to ebb tide.


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at anchor san francisco cal

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 100 gallons.

Water distilled during the preceding 24 hours, 600 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 2042 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 1 tons 1300 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at noon, 235 " 1360 "


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25 April 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy with moderate WSW breeze blowing very hard in squalls. Banked fires under main + distilling from port boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Moderate breeze from WSW to WNW increasing to fresh breeze in squalls. Barometer steady. Banked fires in main boiler. Distilling with port donkey boiler. Ship commence swinging to flood tide at 5.45 + completed at 6.15.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Moderate to light breeze from WNW to WSW. Barometer steady. At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters.

G. Carpenter (Equip. Yeo.) - By order of Commanding Officer G. Carpenter (Equip. Yeo.) + H.B. Peabody (O.S.) were delcared deserters from the U.S. Naval Service.

H.B. Peabody (O.S.) - By order of Commanding Officer G. Carpenter (Equip. Yeo.) + H.B. Peabody (O.S.) were delcared deserters from the U.S. Naval Service.

Zilveren Kruis - Commanding Officer of "Zilveren Kruis" paid official visit on board.

Received in Construction Department from Navy Yard Tug: - 10 brass belezing fine, 2 composition scuppers + one package brass wire.

U.S.S. Pinta - For U.S.S. "Pinta" in Engineer's Department: - 1 steam pump.

Banked fires under main boiler distilling with port donkey boiler. At 11.15 commenced swinging to ebb tide.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear with cir. cum. clouds around horizon. Slight mist~~cas. Moderate breeze from WSW + steady barometer. Got catamaran in on deck-house. Fires banked under main, + distilling from port boiler.

G. Frendendorf (Lds) - Enlisted following men: - G. Frendendorf (Lds) for 3 years + J. Sieber (O.S.) + J. Peters (O.S.) for Cruise.

J. Sieber (O.S.) - Enlisted following men: - G. Frendendorf (Lds) for 3 years + J. Sieber (O.S.) + J. Peters (O.S.) for Cruise.

J. Peters (O.S.) - Enlisted following men: - G. Frendendorf (Lds) for 3 years + J. Sieber (O.S.) + J. Peters (O.S.) for Cruise.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear overhead, Hazy horizon. Moderate to light breeze from WSW + steady barometer.

Independence - Received from Receiving Ship "Independence" via tug "Monterey" M.J. Casey (mach) with bag, hammock + accounts.

Monterey - Received from Receiving Ship "Independence" via tug "Monterey" M.J. Casey (mach) with bag, hammock + accounts.

M.J. Casey (Mach) - Received from Receiving Ship "Independence" via tug "Monterey" M.J. Casey (mach) with bag, hammock + accounts.

Fires banked under main boiler distilling with port donkey boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear + misty. Calms + light variable airs. Steady barometer. Fires banked under main, + distilling from port boiler.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Cloudy with moderate W.S.W. breeze blowing very hard in squalls. Fires banked under main ; distilling from port boiler.

4 A.M. to 8 AM. Clear + pleasant. Moderate breeze from W.S.W. increasing to fresh breeze in squalls. Barometer steady. Banked fires in main boiler. Distilling with port donkey boiler. Ship commenced swinging to flood tide at 5.45 + completed at 6.15.

Ship commenced swinging to flood tide at 5.45 + completed at 6.15.

8 A.M. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Moderate to light breeze from W.N.W. to W.S.W. Barometer steady. At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. By order of Commanding Officer G. Carpenter (Equip. Lds) + H. B. Peabody (O.S.) were declared deserter from the U. S. Naval Service. Commanding Office of "Zilveren Kruis" paid official visit on board. Received in Construction Department from Navy Yard tug:- 10 iron belaying pins, 2 Compitition scuppers + one package iron wire. For U.S.S. "Pintu" in Engineer's Department:- 1 steam launch. Fires banked under main boiler distilling with port donkey boiler. At 11.15 commenced swinging to ebb tide.

G. Carpenter (Equip. Lds.) - By order of Commanding Officer G. Carpenter (Equip. Lds) + H. B. Peabody (O.S.) were declared deserter from the U. S. Naval Service.

H. B. Peabody (O.S.) - By order of Commanding Officer G. Carpenter (Equip. Lds) + H. B. Peabody (O.S.) were declared deserter from the U. S. Naval Service.

"Zilveren Kruis" - Commanding Officer of "Zilveren Kruis" paid official visit on board.

U.S.S. "Pintu" - Received for U.S.S. "Pintu" in Engineer's Department:- 1 Steam launch.

At 11.15 commenced swinging to ebb tide.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Clear with Cir. Cum. Clouds around horizon. Slight misti~~cos. Moderate breeze from W.S.W. + steady barometer. Got catamaran in on deck-house. Fires banked under main, + distilling from port boiler. Enlisted following men:- G. Freudendorf (Lds) for 3 years + J. Sieber (O.S.) + J. Peters (O.S.) for Cruise.

G. Freudendorf (Lds) - Enlisted following men:- G. Freudendorf (Lds) for 3 years + J. Sieber (O.S.) + J. Peters (O.S.) for Cruise.

J. Sieber (O.S.) - Enlisted following men:- G. Freudendorf (Lds) for 3 years + J. Sieber (O.S.) + J. Peters (O.S.) for Cruise.

J. Peters (O.S.) - Enlisted following men:- G. Freudendorf (Lds) for 3 years + J. Sieber (O.S.) + J. Peters (O.S.) for Cruise.

4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Clear overhead, Hazy horizon. Moderate to light breeze from W.S.W. + steady barometer. Received from Receiving Ship "Independence" via tug "Martenez" M. J. Casey (Mach) with bag, hammock + accounts. Fires banked under main boiler distilling with port donkey boiler.

tug "Martenez" - Received from Receiving Ship "Independence" via tug "Martenez" M. J. Casey (Mach) with bag, hammock + accounts.

"Independence" - Received from Receiving Ship "Independence" via tug "Martenez" M. J. Casey (Mach) with bag, hammock + accounts.

M. J. Casey (Mach) - Received from Receiving Ship "Independence" via tug "Martenez" M. J. Casey (Mach) with bag, hammock + accounts.

8 P.M. to Mid. Clear + misty. Calm. + light variable airs. Steady barometer. Fires banked under main, + distilling from port boiler.


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at anchor san francisco cal at sea

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4


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26 April 1888

got underway stood down the bay towards saucelito navigator conning

Lat 55.2, Long 114.2

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear: misty about horizon. Calm. Barometer steady. Fires banked under main, distilling from port boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear overhead. Misty horizon. Light airs from West to SE. Barometer rising rapidly. At 6.40 swung to flood. Hoisted steam launch at 6.30. At 6.45 spread fires under main boiler. Turned over the engines + hove short on chain. At 7.00 called "All hads up anchor."

At 7.45 commenced swinging ship for compass deviations. Ship's draft 16 ft forward, 16 ft. 6 in. aft. Stopped distilling while getting underway. Fires under port donkey boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear with misty horizon. Barometer falling. Light to moderate Westerly breeze.

At 12.00 changed course to WNW1/2W (p.c.) at Whistling Buoy + put over Pat. Log reading 0. Distilling from port boiler. Steam 63. Rev. 61. Inspected crew at 9.30 at quarters.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Misty about horizon. Barometer rising. Moderate breeze from WNW. Steaming on course WNW1/2W (p.c.). Distilling with port boiler.

A.F. Cars (Lds) - Enlisted as Landsman for Cruise A.F. Cars + by order of Commanding officer rated him Equipment Yeoman.

Steam 60. Rev. 59.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Generally cloudy + misty. Stiff breeze from WNW. Barometer rising. Steaming on course WNW1/2W (p.c.).

Distilling with port donkey. Distilling with port donkey boiler. Steam 59 1/2 Rev. 57.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Fresh breeze from WNW. Barometer falling.

Running under steam alone. Steam 60 Rev. 58. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Generally clear with misty horizon + very heavy dew. Brigh moonlight. Wind sea moderating from stiff to moderate breeze NWbyW. Barometer rising. At 11.35 soot inside of smoke stack took fire for a few moments. Distilling from port boiler. Steam 61.2 Rev. 61.8.

AF Caro - Enlisted as landsman for cruise AF Carr & by order of commanding officer rated him Equipment Yeoman.


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at sea bound from san francisco cal to esquimalt british columbia

Lat 39.28, Long -124.12


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27 April 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear with heavy mist, turning foggy last two hours of watch. Gentle breeze from WNW. Barometer rising. Steaming on course NWbyW1/8W (p.c.) during watch. Steam 60.5. Rev. 63. Distilling with port boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + very foggy. Light breeze from NWbyW. Barometer rising slichtly. Sea smooth. Steaming on course NWbyW1/8W (p.c.). At 5.00 heard a steam whistle on starboard bow; lost the sound on starboard beam at 5.10 about. Distilling with port donkey boiler. Steam 60.5 Rev. 63.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + foggy. Fog ligting last hour. Gentle to stiff breeze from NW. Barometer rising first hour. Long swell from NW. At 8 o'clock pat. log 93.5 changed course to NWbyN (p.c.). Running under steam alone. At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. At 11.45 stopped distilling with port donkey boiler. Rev 62.3 Steam 60.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy + misty first half, latter half foggy. Stiff NW breeze increasing to fresh latter half of watch. Barometer slowly falling. Moderate sea from NW. At 2.20 commenced distilling from main boiler. High land in sight on starboard beam, + bow from 2.30 until fog set in. Steaming on course NWbyN (p.c.). Steam 60 Rev. 63.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Foggy. Fresh breeze from NW. Barometer falling. Steaming on course NWbyN (p.c.). Steam 61 Rev 57 1/2. Distilling.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Foggy, but clearing last hour. Stiff breeze form NW. Barometer rising. Moderate sea. Steaming on course NWbyN (p.c.). Distilling. Steam 61.5 Rev. 58.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear overhead, foggy around horizon shutting down at intervals. Fog very thick last hour of watch, sounding fog whistle. At 8.10 Pat. Log 58.8 changed course to NW1/2N (p.c.). Barometer rising first hour, then falling. Running under steam alone. Steam 58 Rev. 62.


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at sea bound from san francisco cal to esquimalt bc

Lat 41.32, Long -124.65


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28 April 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Foggy with moon + stars overhead shining through. Steady barometer. Stiff to moderate breeze from NW toNNW. Moderate to Smooth sea. At 12.30 fog lifted for a few minutes + showing land on starboard beam. Distilling at 12.30 changed course to NW (p.c.) + at 4 A.M. changed course to NbyW3/4W (p.c.). Steam 58 Rev 61.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Foggy. Light breeze from WNW. Barometer rising. Steaming on course NbyW3/4W (p.c.) during watch. Smooth sea. Steam 55 Rev. 60. Distilling.

8 a.m. to Merid. Foggy lighting last two hours. Light breeze from North to WNW. Barometer rising first hour, steady remainder of watch. Sea smooth. Land in sight on starboard beam + bow during last two hours. Sighted two steamers last hour of watch. Steaming on course NbyW3/4W (p.c.). Distilling. Steam 55 Rev 60.4. Set clock ahead 9 minutes.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Foggy clearing at intervals. Light breeze to light airs from WNW. Barometer falling. Steaming on course NbyW3/4W (p.c.). Distilling. Steam 54 Rev. 58. Swept tubes first hour of watch. Long swell from NW.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Overcast. Foggy around horizon. Long swell from Westward. Barometer falling. WNW airs. Distilling. Steam 60 Rev. 62. Course NbyW3/4W (p.c.).

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Foggy. Light airs from WNW. Long Westerly swell. Barometer rising. Steaming on course NbyW3/4W (p.c.) during watch. At 8.00 changed course to NWbyN (p.c.). Distilling. Steam 60 Rev. 63.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + foggy. Light to gentle breeze from NW. Barometer steady. Long Westerly swell. Steaming on course NWbyN (p.c.). Distilling. Steam 60 Rev. 63.5.


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at sea bound from san francisco cal to esquimalt bc

Lat 44.02, Long -124.72

Course and distance made good since preceding noon by observations, 164 knots. - tenths.

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 330 gallons.

Water distilled during the preceding 24 hours, 352 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 4492 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 15 tons 2075 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at noon, 185 " 1775 "


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29 April 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast + foggy. Gentle to light breeze from NNW. Barometer falling first hour, afterwards steady. Long swell from West. Steaming on course NWbyN (p.c.). At 1.20 Pat Log reading 45.5 changed course to NbyW (p.c.). Distilling. Steam 60 Rev. 62.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Thick fog. Light NNW breeze. Steady barometer. Heavy swell from WSW. Course NbyW (p.c.). Steam 50 Rev 62.5. Distilling. Sighted several large whales.

Whale - Several

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast. Foggy first two hours. Barometer steady. Light breeze from NNW. Moderate swell from WSW. Steaming on course NbyW (p.c.) during watch. Distilling. Steam 59. Rev. 62.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast + misty. Light to gentle breeze from NW. Barometer falling. Long Westerly swell. Steaming on course NbyW (p.c.). Distilling. A steamer standing to the Southward passed on port beam.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Overcast. Misty horizon. Gentle breeze from NNW. Barometer steady. Long swell from WSW. Steaming on course NbyW (p.c.). Distilling. Steam 60 Rev. 62.

6 to 8 p.m. Overcast. Cloudy + misty. Gentle NNW breeze. Heavy swell from WbyS. Falling barometer. Course NbyW (p.c.). Steam 60 Rev. 60.7. Distilling.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + misty. Light breeze from NW. Long swell from WSW. Steaming on course NbyW (p.c.). Steam 57 Rev. 60. Distilling.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Overcast + foggy. Gentle to light breeze from N.N.W. Barometer falling first hour, afterwards steady. Long swell from West. Steaming on course N.W. by N (p.c) At 1.20 Pat Log reading 455 Changed Course to N by W(p.c.) Distilling Steam 60 Rev. 62.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Thick fog. Light N.N.W. breeze. Steady barometer. Heavy Swell from W.S.W. Course N by W (p.c.) Steam 50 Rev 62.5 Distilling. Sighted several large whales.

Whales - several

8 A.M. to Merid. Overcast. Foggy first two hours. Barometer steady. Light breeze from N.N.W. Moderate swell from W.S.W. Steaming on course N. by W (p.c.) during watch. Distilling. Steam 59. Rev. 62

Merid to 4 P.M. Overcast + misty. Light to gentle breeze from N.W. Barometer falling. Long Westerly swell. Steaming on course N. by W (p.c.) Distliing. A Steamer standing to the Southward passed on port beam.

4 P.M. to 6 P.M. Overcast. Misty horizon. Gentle breeze from N.N.W. Barometer steady. Long swell from W.S.W. Steaming on course N by W (p.c.) Distliing. Steam 60 Rev. 62

6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Overcast. Cloudy + misty. Gentle N.N.W. breeze. Heavy swell from W by S. Falling barometer. Course N. by W. (p.c.) Steam 60 Rev. 63.7. Distilling.

8 P.M. to Mid. Overcast + misty. Light breeze from N.W. Long swell from W.S.W. Steaming on course N by W (p.c.) Steam 59 Rev. 60. Distliing.


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at sea bound from san francisco cal to esquimalt bc

Lat 47.33, Long -124.67


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30 April 1888

at 155 sighted tillamook light bearing e14n pc at 345 sighted cape disappointment light bearing ene pc both lights remaind in sight but a few minutes

Lat 24.5, Long 118.1

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast + misty. Light airs from NW to light airs + breezes from SW. Barometer falling. Long SWly swell.

Steaming on course NbyE (p.c.). Distilling. Steam 60 Rev. 61.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Generally overcast with drizzling rain, clearing last hour of watch. Light breeze from SW. Barometer falling. At 4.00 changed course to NWbyN (p.c.) Pat. Log reading 24.3. At 4.15 set head sails + at 4.30 foresail + spanker. Long swell from SW. Distilling. Executed morning routine. Steam 60 Rev. 64.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast with occasional patches of blue sky + passing showers. Steady baromete. Long swell. Light SW breeze. At 9.30 quarters for inspection. At 11.00 set clock back 26 minutes. Steam 69. Rev 63.5. Distilling. Course NWbyN. At noon changed course to NNW1/2W. At 10.00 set fore topsail + at 12.00 took in foresail + foretopsail. Ship under spanker + headsails.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy with light breeze from SW. Barometer falling. At 2.05 Pat. Log reading 100.2 changed course to NW3/4N (p.c.) + at 2.15 Pat Log reading 1.4 changed course to NW1/2N (p.c.). Steam 60. Rev. 63. Distilling. At 3.50 took in spanker.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Overcast to cloudy + misty around horizon. Gentle breeze from WNW. Barometer steady. Long Wly swell. At 4.00 changed course to NW (p.c.) + at 5.50 to NbyW1/2W (p.c.) Pat. Log reading 25.9.

Distilling. Steam 60. Rev. 63.6. Took in + stowed head sails at 4.30.

6 to 8 p.m. Generally overcast. Gentle breeze from West. Barometer falling. Long swell from SW. Got both anchors off the bows. Steaming on course NbyW1/2W (p.c.).

Distilling. Steam 60 Rev. 63.5.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + misty. Falling barometer. Smooth sea. Gentle Westerly breeze. Course E1/2N (p.c.). When Pat. Log read 64.8 changed to E1/4N (p.c.) + at midnight to East (p.c.).

At 11[am] set clock back 26 minutes

Mid. to 4 A.M. Overcast + misty. Light airs from N.N. to light airs + breezes from S.W. Bar-ometer falling. Long S.W ~ swell. At 1.55 sighted Tillamook Light bearing E 1/4 N. (p.c.) ~ at 3.45 sighted Cabe Disappointment Light bearing E.N.E. (p.c.) Both lights remained in sight but a few minutes. Steaming on course N by E (p.c.) Distilling. Steam 60 Rev. 61

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Generally overcast with drizzling rain, clearing last hour of watch. Light breeze from S.W. Barometer falling. At 4.00 changed course to N.W. by N (p.c.) Pat. Log reading 24.3 At 4.15 set head sails + at 4.30 foresail + spanker. Long swell from S.W. Distilling. Executed morning routine. Steam 60 Rev. 64.

8 A.M. to Merid. Overcast with occasional patches of blue sky + passing showers. Steady barometer. Long swell. Light S.W. breeze. At 9.30 quarters for inspection. At 11.00 set clock back 26 minutes. Steam 59. Rev 63.5. Distilling. Course N.W. by N. At noon changed course to N.N.W. 1/2 W. At 10.00 set fore topsail + at 12.00 took in foresail + foretopsail. Ship under spanker + headsails.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Cloudy with light breeze from S.W. Barometer falling. At 2.05 Pat. Log reading 100.2 Changed course to N.W 3/4 N (p.c.) + at 2.15 Pat Log reading 1.4 changed course to N.W. 1/2 N(p.c.) Steam 60. Rev. 63. Distilling. At 3.50 took in spanker.

4 P.M. to 6 P.M. Overcast to cloudy + misty around horizon. Gentle breeze from W.N.W. Bar-meter steady. Long Wly swell. At 4.00 changed course to N.W.(p.c.) + at 5.50 to N. by W 1/2 W (p.c.) Pat. Log reading 25.9. At 5.00 sighted Cape Flattery Light-house. Distilling. Steam 60 Rev. 63.6. Took in + stowed head sails at 4.30.

6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Generally overast. Gentle breeze from West. Barometer falling. Long Swell from S.W. Got both anchors off the bows. Steaming on course N. by W 1/2 W(p.c.) At 7.50 Cape Flattery Light bearing E.S.E (mag) changed course to N.E. by E (p.c.) Pat Log 39.4. Distilling Steam 60 Rev. 63.5.

8 P.M. to Mid. Overcast + misty. Falling barometer. Smooth Sea. Gentle Westerly breeze. Course E 1/2 N (p.c.). When Pat. Log read 64.8 changed to E 1/4 N(p.c.) + at midnight to East(p.c.) At 10.50 sighted Race Island Light on port bow.



LOGS FOR MAY 1888


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at sea bound form san francisco cal to esquimalt bc at anchor esquimalt

Lat 48.4, Long -123.4

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 385 gallons.

Water distilled during the preceding 24 hours, 300 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 4445 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 9 tons 1465 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 160 " 725 "


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1 May 1888

at 400 race island light bore abeam pat log reading 882 changed course to ne pc

Lat 66.2, Long -169.8

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy. Gentle breeze from West, hauling to WNW last hour. Barometer steady. Steaming on course East (p.c.) during watch.

Steam 58 Rev. 38. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Gentle breeze from NNW to light breeze form SW. Barometer rising. At 4.00 changed course to NE (p.c.).

Came to anchor off Navy Yard at 6.35 in 7 1/2 fathoms water, + with 20 fathoms on port chain.

Watch engaged in getting ship ready for port. Distilling. Banked fires in main boiler.

H.B.M.S. Wild Swan - At 7.40 a boarding officer from the H.B.M.S. "Wild Swan" paid an official visit to this ship.

8 a.m. to Merid. Cloudy. Light breeze from SSW to SW. Barometer rising first three hours, then falling. Crew cleaning ship. Hoisted out both steam launches. Allowing fires to die out in main boiler. Stopped distilling at 10 o'clock.

H.B.M.S. Wild Swan - Commanding Officer paid official visit to H.B.M.S. "Wild Swan"

Sent officer to Victoria to notify Consul of an arrival at this port.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Generally cloudy. Gentle to moderate SW breeze. Steady barometer. Crew painting rail of deck house. Set clock ahead 19 minutes at 1.30.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Generally clear. Cloudy latter part. Gentle to light breeze from SW. Barometer rising last hour. At 7.40 started fires under starboard donkey boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear with light airs + breeze from SW. Barometer steady. Fires under starboard boiler. Served out white bags to a number of the crew.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Cloudy. Gentle breeze from West, hauling to W.N.W. last hour- Barometer steady. Steaming on course East(p.c.) during watch. At 4.00 Race Island Light bore abeam Pat. Log reading 88.2 changed course to N.E(p.c.) Steam 58 Rev. 38. Distilling.

4 AM. to 8 A.M. Cloudy but pleasant. Gentle breeze from N.N.W to light breeze from S.W. Barometer rising. At 4.00 Changed course to N.E.(p.c.) At 5.00 changed course to N.W. by N(p.c.) + stood into the harbor of Esquimalt, Navigator conning. Came to anchor off Navy Yard at 6.35 in 7.5 fathoms water, + with 20 fathom on port chain. Bearings of anchorage. Light House S.W. 3/4 S.(mag) Whale Rock W.N.W. 1/4 W(mag). Watch engaged in getting ship ready for port. Distilling. Banked fires in main boiler. At 7.40 a boarding officer from the H.B.M.S. "Wild Swan" paid an official visit to this ship.

H.B.M.S. "Wild Swan" - At 7.40 a boarding officer from the H.B.M.S. "Wild Swan" paid an official visit to this ship.

8 A.M. to Merid. Cloudy. Light breeze from S.S.W. to S.W. Barometer rising first three hours, then falling. Crew cleaning ship. Hoisted out both steam launchers. Allowing fires to die out in main boiler. Stopped distilling at 10 o'clock. Commanding Officer paid official visit to H.B.M.S. "Wild Swan". Send officer to Victoria to notify Consul of an arrival at this port.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Generally cloudy. Gentle to moderate S.W. breeze. Steady barometer. Crew painting rail of deck house. Set clock ahead 19 minutes at 1.30.

4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Generally clear. Cloudy latter part. Gentle to light breeze from S.W. Barometer rising last hours. At 7.40 started fires under starboard donkey boiler.

8 P.M. to Mid. Clear with light airs + breeze from S.W. Barometer steady. Fires under starboard boiler. Served out white bag to a number of the crew.


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at anchor esquimalt bc

Lat 48.4, Long -123.4


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2 May 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy. Light airs from SW. Barometer rising. Fires under starboard boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Cloudy. Light airs from ESE falling calm + shifting to light airs from West last hour. Barometer falling. Fires under starboard boiler. Distilling. Executed morning routine. Scrubbed bags.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast. Light airs + breeze from SE. Steady barometer. Crew painting about ship outside + in.

R.F. Lopez (Ensign) - Commanding Officer + Ensign R.F. Lopez left ship on an official visit to Governor.

Distilling from starboard boiler. Cleaned out after tank.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast. Light airs + breezes from SE + South. Barometer falling. The U.S. Consul paid an official visit to the Commanding officer. The 2d Launch in returning to the ship fauled her smoke stack with the Jacob's ladder of the swinging boom, + tore it from the boiler. Commenced distilling with starboard boiler at 3.15.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast with drizzling rain at 5.00 + at 8.00 P.M. Falling barometer. Light airs + breeze from South. Distilling from starboard boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Cloudy + calm. Barometer rising. Distilling with starboard boiler.

The 2nd launch in returning to the ship fouled her smoke stack with the Jacob's ladder of the swinging boom & tore it from the boiler.


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at anchor esquimalt bc

Lat 48.4, Long -123.4


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3 May 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Calm. Barometer steady. Distilling with starboard donkey boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Cloudy. Steady barometer. Calm. Executed morning routine + loosed sail. Distilling from starboard boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Cloudy but pleasant. Light airs from SSW + calms. Barometer steady. At 9.30 went to quarters for inspection. Drilled 2d Division with single sticks, + instruced 2st + 3d Divsions in their duties at gun. Distilling with starboard boiler.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Light airs from SE + South. Barometer rising. At 12.40 the American Consul at Victoria paid an official visit to the ship. At 3.00 the Governor of British Columbia paid an official visit to ship + left at 3.40. At 3.30 furled sail. Distilling with starboard donkey boiler.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Light airs from SSW + SW. Barometer rising. At 6.00 the U.S. Consul left the ship. Distilling with starboard donkey boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs + breezes from SW. Barometer steady. Distilling with starboard donkey boiler.

At 12:40 the American Consul at Victoria paid an official visit to the ship.

At 3:00 the Governor of British Columbia paid an official visit to ship & left at 3:30.


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at anchor esquimalt bc

Lat 48.4, Long -123.4


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4 May 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from SW hauling to WNW. Barometer rising last hour. Distilling with starboard donkey boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze from SW. Barometer rising. Scrubbed hammock. Distilling with starboard boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze from SW to South. Barometer rising. Mustered at quarters at 9.30. The Divisions drilled as follows: - 2d + 3d Divns. Infantry, Powder Divn. instruction in General + Fire Quarters.

Holmes (Colonel) - Colonel Holmes Commanding "C" Battery paid an official visit to the ship.

Distilling with starboard donkey boiler.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Generally clear + pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from SSW. Barometer rising first hour, afterward steady. Distilling with starboard donkey boiler. Piped down hammocks + at .30 went to quarters + turned them in.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Generally clear + pleasant. Light breeze from SSW to SW. Barometer steady. Stopped distilling at 7.20 + banked fires in starboard donkey boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Calms + light airs from NE. Barometer falling. Fires banked in starboard donkey boiler.

Colonel Holmes - Commanding 'C' Battery - paid an official visit to the ship


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at anchor esquimalt bc

Lat 48.4, Long -123.4


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5 May 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear. Calm with light NW airs last hour. Barometer rising. Fires banked under starboard boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from NW falling calm at 7.00 + light airs from SW last hour. Barometer rising. Light fire under starboard donkey boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from SSE to South. Barometer falling. Piped up bags + at 10.30 aired bedding. Fires banked under starboard donkey boiler.

Ah Him (Lds) - Ah Him was enlisted for the cruise as Landsman.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear. Light airs from South. Falling Barometer. Fires banked under starboard boiler.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from South. Barometer falling. Fires banked starboard donkey boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear + calm. Steady barometer. Fires banked under starboard boiler.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Clear. Calm with light N.W airs last hour. Barometer rising. Fires banked under starboard boiler.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from N.W. falling calm at 7.00 + light airs from S.W. last hour. Barometer rising. Light fire under starboard donkey boiler.

8 A.M. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from S.S.E. to South. Barometer falling Piped up bags + at 10.30 aired bedding. Fires banked under starboard donkey boiler. Ab Huis was enlisted for the cruise as Landsman.

Ab Huis - was enlisted for the cruise as Landsman.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Clear. Light airs from South. Falling Barometer. Fires banked under starboard boiler.

4 P.M to 8 P.M. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from South. Barometer falling. Fires banked starboard donkey boiler.

8 P.M to Mid. Clear + calm. Steady barometer. Fires banked under starboard boiler.


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at anchor esquimalt bc

Lat 48.4, Long -123.4

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 263 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 3500 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, tons 2200 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, .156 " 1430 "


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6 May 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Calm + light airs from NW. Barometer rising. Fires banked under starboard boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from NW falling calm + shifting to South. Barometer steady. Executed morning routine. Fires banked under starboard donkey boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Partly cloudy. Light airs from South. Steady barometer. Crew were inspected at quarters at 10 A.M. by Commanding Officer. At 10.15 had General Quarters + read Articles of war. Fires banked under starboard boiler.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Partly cloudy but pleasant. Light airs from South. Barometer falling. Fires banked under starboard boiler.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Partly cloudy. Calm. Falling barometer. Hoisted boats + prepared for sea. Fires under starboard boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Calm. At 8.05 started fires under main boiler, + allowed fires to die out under starboard boiler. Barometer falling.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Clear + pleasant. Calm + light airs from N.W. Barometer rising. Fires banked under starboard boiler.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from N.W. falling calm + shifting to South. Barometer steady. Executed morning routine. Fires banked under starboard donkey boiler.

8 A.M. to Merid. Partly cloudy. Light airs from south. Steady barometer. Crew were inspected at quarters at 10 A.M. by Commanding Officer. At 10.15 had General Muster + read Articles of War. Fires banked under starboard boiler.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Partly cloudy but pleasant. Light airs from South. Barometer falling Fires banked under starboard boiler.

4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Partly cloudy. Calm. Falling barometer. Hoisted boats + prepared for sea. Fires under starboard boiler.

8 P.M. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Calm. At 8.05 started fires under main boiler, + allowed fires to die out under starboard boiler. Barometer falling.


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at anchor esquimalt bc bound to departure bay and at anchor departure bay bc

Lat 48.4, Long -123.4

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 443 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 3057 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 6 tons 2235 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 149 " 1435 "


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7 May 1888

steamed out of equimalt harbor stood up haro straits navigator conning at 8 oclock were off mosquito pass

Lat 55.1, Long -6.0

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Calm. Barometer steady. At 3.45 turned over engines. Fires in main boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Calm + light airs from WNW. Barometer falling first hour rising last hour. At 4.00 hove up anchor + got underway.

Executed morning routine. Steam 60. Rev. 64.

8 a.m. to Merid. Generally clear. Steady Barometer until last hour then falling. Light airs from WNW falling calm.

Steam 60. Rev. 64.

Ah Tze (Cabin Cook) - Ah Tze (C.C.) absent without leave.

Drilled 1st + 3d Div. with pistols, + 2d at small arms.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Partly cloudy but pleasant. Calm with gentle breeze last hour. Barometer falling.

Steam 58. Rev. 64.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Generally cloudy but pleasant. Moderate to stiff breeze from West. Barometer falling.

Steam 55 Rev. 58.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy. Stiff to moderate breeze from West blowing in very fresh squalls. Barometer rising.

At 6.17 let go port anchor in 10 fathoms water, 30 fathoms of chain forward of windlass, about 200 yards off miner coaling pier. Low banked fires.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast. Clearing last hour. Drizzling rain at interval during watch. Moderate to light breeze from West to WSW + then to NW blowing hard in frequent squalls when at WSW. Barometer steady. Fires low banked in main boiler.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Clear + pleasant. Calm. Barometer steady. At 3.45 turned over engines. Fires in main boiler.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Clear + pleasant. Calm to light airs from W.NW. Barometer falling first hour rising last hour. At 4.00 have up anchor + got underway. Steamed out of Esquimalt Harbor + stood up Haro Straits, Navigator Conning. At 8. o'clock were off Mosquito Pass. Executed morning routine Steam 60. Rev. 64.

8 A.M. to Merid. Generally clear. Steady Barometer until last hour then falling. Light airs from W.N.W. falling calm. Ship steaming through Haro Strait + Gulf of Georgia Conned by Navigator. At noon off Actine Pass. Steam 60 Rev. 64. Ab Tre (C.C.) absent without leave. Drilled 1st+ 3rd Div. with pistols, + 2nd at small arms.

Ab Tre (C.C.) - absent without leave.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Partly cloudy but pleasant. Calm with gentle breeze last hour. Barometer falling. Steaming up Georgia Strait, Navigator conning, Steam 58. Rev. 64.

4 P.M. to 6 P.M. Generally cloudy but pleasant. Moderate to stiff breeze from West. Bar-ometer falling. Steaming in to Departure Bay anchorage. Navigator Conning. Steam 55 Rev. 58.

6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Cloudy. Stiff to moderate breeze from West blowing in very fresh squalls Barometer rising. Steamed into Departure Bay. At 6.17 let go port anchor in 10 fathoms water, 30 fathom of chain fward of windlan, about 200 yards off ris~e~ coaling pier. Low banked fires.

8 P.M. to Mid. Overcast. Clearing last hour. Drizzling rain at intervals during watch. Moderate to light breeze from West to W.S.W. + then to N.W. blowing hard in frequent squalls when at W.S.W. Barometer steady. Fires low banked in ain boiler.


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at anchor and at wharf departure bay bc

Lat 55.1, Long -6.0

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 378 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 2679 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, .4 tons 545 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 143 " 890 "


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8 May 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Partly cloudy but pleasant. Light airs to light breeze from WSW. Barometer rising; fires banked under main boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from WSW. Barometer rising. Banked fires in main boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze from WSW to WNW. Barometer rising. Fires banked under main boiler. Lowered all boats + secured them to buoy. Got up mooring lines + making preparations for coaling ship.

Ah Tze (Cabin Cook) - Ah Tze (C.C.) returned aboard 36 hours overtime.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Partly cloudy. Light breeze + airs from North + ENE. Rising barometer. At 1.15 got underway + mast fast to coal wharf. Made preparations for coaling ship. Fires dying out in main boiler.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Generally overcast. Light airs from ENE hauling to SE. Barometer falling. Fires dying out under main boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + calm. Passing shower last hour. Barometer falling. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

Mid. to 4 AM. Partly cloudy but pleasant. Light airs to light breeze from W.S.W. Barometer rising; fires banked under main boiler.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Clear + pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from W.S.W. Barometer rising. Banked fires in main boiler.

8 A.M. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze from W.S.W. to W.N.W. Bar-ometer rising. Fires banked under main boiler. Lowered all boats + seemed them to buoy. Got up mooring lines + making preparations for coaling ship. Ab Tye (C.l.) returned aboard 36 hours overtime.

Ab Tye (C.l.) - returned aboard 36 hours overtime

Merid. to 4 P.M. Partly cloudy. Light breeze + airs from North to E.N.E. Rising bar-ometer. At 1.15 got underway + made fast to coal wharf. Made pre-parations for coaling ship. Fires dying out in main boiler

4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Generally overcast. Light airs from E.N.E. hauling to S.E. Barometer falling. Fires dying out under main boiler.

8 P.M. to Mid. Overcast + calm. Passing shower last hour. Barometer falling. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.


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at wharf departure bay bc

Lat 55.1, Long -6.0

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 295 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 2384 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 1 tons 1210 lbs.


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For MAy 9th 1888 see next page

For May 9th 1888 See Next Page.

For May 9th 1888 See Next Page.


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at wharf departure bay bc

Lat 55.1, Long -6.0

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 295 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 2384 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, tons 1700 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 142 " 1430 "


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9 May 1888

coal: 37 tons -

coal: 36 tons -

coal: 37 tons -

coal: 3 1/2 tons -

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast. Calm. Falling barometer. Fires under starboard boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast. Calm + light airs from South, hauling to East at 7.00. Barometer falling.

coal: 37 tons - Commenced coaling. Received on board about 37 Tons of coal during watch.

Fires under starboard boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Generally cloudy to overcast with drizzling rain third hour of watch. Moderate to light breeze from East. Barometer falling.

coal: 36 tons - Crew engaged in coaling ship having taken on board 36 Tons up to noon.

Fires in starboard donkey boiler.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy. Gentle breeze from East to light breeze from SW. Barometer rising. Crew coaling ship. Fires under starboard donkey boiler. U.S. Consul from Nanaimo paid official visit.

coal: 37 tons - Received 37 Tons coal.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy but light WSW breeze shifting latter part of watch to light airs from NW. Barometer rising.

coal: 3 1/3 tons - Coaling ship until 5 P.M. Received 3 1/3 Tons coal.

Fires banked in starboard boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Cloudy to clear + pleasant. Light airs from West. Barometer steady. Fires in starboard donkey boiler.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Overcast. Calm. Falling barometer. Fires under starboard boiler.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Overcast. Calm + light airs from South. hauling to East at 7.00 Barometer falling. Commenced coaling. Received on board about 37 Tons of coal during watch. Fires under starboard boiler

8 A.M. to Merid. Generally cloudy to overcast with drizzling rain third hour of watch. Moderate to light breeze from East. Barometer falling. Crew engaged in coaling ship having taken on board 36 Tons up to noon. Fires in starboard donkey boiler.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Cloudy. Gentle breeze from East. to light breeze from S.W. Barometer rising. Crew coaling ship. Fires under starboard donkey boiler U.S. Consul from Nanaimo paid official visit. Received 37 Tons coal.

coal: 37 Tons -

4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Cloudy but light W.S.W. breeze shifting latter part of watch to light airs from N.W. Barometer rising. Coaling ship until 5 P.M. Received 3 1/3 Ton coal fires banked in starboard boiler.

coal: 3 1/3 Tons -

8 P.M. to Mid. Cloudy to clear + pleasant. Light airs from West. Barometer steady. Fires in starboard donkey boiler.


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at wharf departure bay bc

Lat 55.1, Long -6.0

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 336 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 2048 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, tons 1725 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 349 " 647 "


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10 May 1888

coal: 30 tons 202 lbs -

coal: 37 tons -

coal: 30 tons -

coal: 207 tons 955 lbs - received in all

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze to light airs from WNW. Barometer falling last hour. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear. Light Westerly airs. Barometer rising.

Fires under starboard boiler.

coal: 30 tons 202 lbs. - At 5 A.M. started coaling ship. Received 30 Tons 202 lbs.

8 a.m. to Merid. Generally cloudy but pleasant. Light airs + breezes from NW + West. Barometer rising.

coal: 37 tons - Received on board about 37 Tons of coal.

Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Gentle breeze from NNW to light airs from ENE. Barometer rising.

coal: - Crew engaged in coaling ship, taking on board 30 Tons during watch.

Fires in starboard donkey boiler.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from ENE to NW. Barometer steady.

coal: 207 tons 955 lbs. - At 5.20 finished coaling ship. Received in all 207 Tons 955 lbs.

Wased down decks. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from NW. Fires under starboard boiler. Barometer falling.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze to light airs from W.N.W. Bar-ometer falling last hour. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Clear. Light Westerly airs. Barometer rising. At 5 A.M. started coaling ship. Received 30 Tons 202 lbs. Fires under starboard boiler.

8 A.M. to Merid. Generally cloudy but pleasant. Light airs + breezes from N.W. or West. Barometer rising. Received on board about 37 Tons of coal. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Cloudy but pleasant. Gentle breeze from N.n.W. to light airs from E.N.E. Barometer rising. Crew engaged in coaling ship, taking on board about 30 Tons during watch. Fires in starboard donkey boiler.

4 P.M. to 8 P.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from E.N.E. ~or N.W. Barometer steady. At 5.20 finished coaling ship. Received in all 207 Tons 955 lbs. Washed drain decks. Fires under starboard donkey boiler

coal: 207 Tons 955 lbs - Received in all 207 Tons 955 lbs.

8 P.M. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from N.W. Fires under starboard boiler. Barometer falling.


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at wharf at anchor departure bay bc

Lat 55.1, Long -6.0


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11 May 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Calm. Barometer rising first three hours, falling last hour. Fires in starboard donkey boiler. Called all hands at 3.30.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Calm. Barometer rising. Fires in starboard donkey boiler. At 4.00 hauled out from coal wharf. Anchored in 22 foathoms water hard bottom with 45 fathoms on port chain. Crew scrubbing clothes + paintwork.

Geo. W. Elder - Steamer "Geo. W. Elder" came in, sent pilot aboard + steamed out to Southward.

8 a.m. to Merid. Cloudy. Light breeze from ESE + SE. Barometer slowly falling. Crew cleaning ship. Fires under starboard boiler.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast. Gentle breeze from ENE + SE. Barometer falling. Hoisted all boats except steam launches. Cleaned out forward fresh water tank. Fires under starboard boiler.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast. Light breeze from SE to light airs from ENE. Barometer steady. Fires in starboard donkey boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + calm. Steady barometer. Fires under starboard boiler.


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at anchor departure bay bc

Lat 55.1, Long -6.0

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 1532 gallons

water received during the preceding 24 hours 6100

Water remaining on hand fit for use 6180 gallons

Coal consumed during preceding 24 hours -- 1350 lbs

Caol remain on hand at Noon, 347 " (tons) 2202 lbs


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12 May 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast. Calm. Barometer steady. Fires under starboard boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Cloudy to clear + pleasant. Calm. Barometer falling. Fires in starboard boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from NW to NE. Barometer falling. Aired bedding + piped up all bags. Received fresh water on board after being tested by doctor. Received during watch 2500 gallons. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Partly cloudy. Light North Easterly airs. Falling barometer. Sent dinghy for sand. Received three bags of sand. At 3.30 piped down aird bedding. Fires under starboard boiler.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Partly cloudy but pleasant. Calm + light airs from WNW + WSW. Barometer falling. Received on board 3600 gallons of fresh water. Fires under starboard boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear + calm. Barometer rising. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

Mid to 4 am Fires under starboard boiler

T.Y. Dewey Ensign U.S.A. - posted entry

Fires in starboard boiler

T.Y. Dewey, Ensign, U.S.A. - posted entry

Aired bedding + bibs of all bags.

Received fresh water on board after being tested by doctor.

E. Simpson, Ensign, U.S.A. - made entry

Send dinghy for sand. Received three bags of sand.

Fires under starboard boiler

M.C. Gorgus, Ensign, U.S.A. - posted entry

Received on board 3600 gallons of fresh water.

T.Y Dewey, Ensign U.S.A. - authored entry

Fires under starboard dou~y boiler

E. Simpson Ensign U.S.A. - posted entry

B.P. Johnson Ensign - Navigator


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at anchor departure bay bc

Lat 55.1, Long -6.0


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13 May 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear + calm. Steady barometer. Fires under starboard boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Partly cloudy but pleasant. Calms + light breeze from WNW. Barometer rising. Fires under starboard boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Generally clear + pleasant. Light to moderate breeze from WNW. Barometer rising. At 9.45 had preliminary quarters for inspection. At 10.00 Commanding Officer inspected the ship with crew at quarters. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze from WSW to WNW. Barometer rising. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Partly cloudy. Gentle to moderate West breeze blowing fresh in squalls. Falling barometer. At 5 P.M. veered to 60 fathoms on port chain. Hoisted all boats except 3d whaleboat + dinghy + secured for sea. Fires under starboard boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Generally clear + pleasant. Moderate to stiff breezes in squalls from West to WNW. Barometer steady. At 8.45 started fires in main boiler + let the fires in starboard donkey boiler die out. Banked fires in main boiler.

mid. to 4 A.M. Clear + calm. Steady barometer. Fires under starboard boiler.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Partly cloudy but pleasant. Calms + light breeze from N.N.W. Bar-meter rising. Fires under starboard boiler.

8 A.M. to Merid. Generally clear + pleasant. Light to moderate breeze from W.N.W. Barometer rising. At 945 had preliminary quarters for inspection. At 10.00 Commanding Officer inspected the ship with crew at quarters. Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze from W.S.W. to W.N.W. Bar-ometer rising Fires under starboard donkey boiler.

4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Partly cloudy. Gentle to moderate West breeze blowing peek in squalls. Falling barometer. At 5 P.M. veered to 60 fathoms on port chain. Hoisted all boats except 3rd Whaleboat + Dingly + secured for see. Fires under starboard boiler.

8 P.M. to Mid. Generally clear + pleasant. Moderate to stiff breezes in squalls from West to W.N.W. Barometer steady. At 8.45 started fires in main boiler + let the fires in starboard donkey boiler die out. Banked fires in main boiler.


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at anchor departure bay bc standing through straits of georgio discovery passage seyman narrows johnstone straits

Lat 49.55, Long -124.53

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 500 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 5530. "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 6 tons 135 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 341 " 747 "


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14 May 1888

steaming through straits of georgia at 530 passed cape mudge entered discovery passage

Lat 50.2, Long -125.4

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Stiff breeze form West blowing in fresh squalls. Barometer steady. At 12.20 steam formed in main boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Partly cloudy. Moderate breeze from West. Rising barometer.

Steam 60 Rev. 60. Ship drawing 16 ft 3 in. forward + 17 ft 6 in aft.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Gentle to light breeze from West. Barometer steady.

Went to quarters for inspection at 9.30. Drilled 1st Division at single sticks. 2d Division with pistols + 3d + Engineer's Division at infrantry. Steam 60 Rev 65.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze from West to WNW. Barometer falling.

Steam 58. Rev. 65.5. Navigator set clock back 21 minutes at 2.00.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze from WNW. Barometer rising.

Pilot conning. Steam 58 Rev 62.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear with light WNW breeze. Misty around horizon. Steady barometer.

Steam 58 Rev. 62.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Moderate to light breeze from SW + West. Barometer steady.

Steam 60 Rev. 65.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Clear ; pleasant. Stiff breeze from West blowing in fresh squalls. Bar-ometer steady. At 12.20 steam fumed in main boiler.

4 AM. to 8 A.M. Partly cloudy. Moderate breeze from west. Rising barometer. Got underway at 6.30 + stood up Georgia Strait, Pilot Conning Steam 60 Rev. 60. Ship drawing 16 ft 3 in. forward + 19 ft 6 in aft.

8 A.M. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Gentle to light breeze from West. Barometer steady. Standing through Straits of Georgia, Pilot Conning. Went to quarters for inspection at 9.30. Drilled 1st Div-ision at single sticks, 2nd Division with pistols + 3rd + Engineer's Division at infantry Steam 60 Rev. 68.

Merid to 4 P.M. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze from West to W.N.W. Barometer falling. Steaming through Straits of Georgia, Pilot conning. At end of watch Cape Ludge bore one point on starboard bow, distanc about four miles. Steam 58. Rev. 65.5. Navigator set clock back 21 minutes at 2.00.

4 P.M. to 6 P.M. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze from W.N.W. Barometer rising. Steaming through Straits of Georgia. At 5.30 passed Cape Mudge + entered Discovery Passage. Pilot Conning Steam 58 Rev. 62

6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Clear with light W.N.W. breeze. Misty around horizon. Steady barometer. Standing through Discovery Passage + Seyman Narrows. Steam 58 Rev. 62

8 P.M. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. moderate to light breeze from S.W. + West. Barometer steady. Standing through Johnstone Strait, Pilot Conning. Steam 60 Rev. 65.4


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standing through johnstone strait broughton strait queen charlotte sound fitzhugh sound at anchor safety cove standing through fitzhugh sound

Lat 51.25, Long -127.90

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 342 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 5188 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 14 tons 1220 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 326 " 1767 "


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15 May 1888

steamed through broughton strait into queen charlotte sound at 800 deserters island bore abeam

Lat 51.5, Long -128.5

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from SW. Barometer steady.

Steam 58. Rev. 63.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from North falling calm last hour. Barometer rising.

Pilot conning. Executed morning routine. Steam 58 Rev. 60.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear; calm first hour, then light breeze from West. Barometer falling.

Steam 60 Rev. 62.1. Crew inspected at quarters at 9.30. Exercised Divisions as follows: - 1st. Infantry, 2d. Single Sticks, 3d + Engineers Aiming Drill.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + warm. Light variable airs. Barometer falling.

At 2.40 came to with port anchor in 14 fathoms + veered to 30 fathoms. Low banked fires.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from ENS. Barometer rising. Sent dinghy for sand + fishing parties ashore. Fires low banked in main boiler.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from ENE to WSW. Barometer falling. Fires low banked.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear. Falling barometer. Light airs + breezes from SW hauling to Northward.

Steam 60 Rev. 63. Steamer's mast-head light in sight astern after leaving Safety Cove.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from S.W. Barometer steady. Steaming through Johnstone Strait, Pilot Conning. At end of watch Pearse Island bore on starboard beam. Steam 58. Rev. 63.

4 a.M. to 8 A.M. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from North falling calm last hour. Barometer rising. Steamed through Broughton Strait + into Queen Charlotte Sound. At 8.00 Deserter's Island bore abeam. Pilot Conning. Executed morning routine. Steam 58 Rev. 60.

8 A.M. to Merid. Clear; Calm first hour, then light breeze from West. Barometer falling. Steaming out through Queen Charlottes Sound. Steam 60 Rev. 62.1 Crew inspected at quarters at 9.30. Exercised Divisions as follows:- 1st. Infantry, 2nd Single Sticks, 3rd + Engineers Aiming Drill.

Merid. to 4 p.M. Clear + warm. Light variable airs Barometer falling. Standing up Queen Charlotte Sound + into Fitz . Hugh Sound, pilot conning. At 2.40 came to with port anchor in 14 fathom + veered to 30 fathoms Low banked fires.

4 P.M. to 6 P.M. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from E.N.E. Barometer rising. Sent dingly for sand + fishing parties ashore. Fires low banked in main boiler.

6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from E.N.E. to W.S.W. Barometer falling. Fires low banked.

8 P.M. to Merid. Clear. Falling barometer. Light airs + breezes from S.W. hauling to Northward. At 10 P.M. got underway + stood out of Safety Cove. Ship standing up Fitz-Hugh Sound pilot conning. Steam 60 Rev. 63. Steamer's mast-head light in sight astern after leaving Safety Cove.


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standing through fitzhugh sound plumper channel lama passage seaforth channel milbank sound finlayson channel klemtoo passage tolmie channel graham grazer mckay reaches grenville channel

Lat 52.88, Long -128.53

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 246 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 4942 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 10 tons 2115 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 315 " 1892 "


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16 May 1888

steamed through finlayson channel klemtoo passage pilot conning through tolmie channel navigator conning at end of watch northern end of sarah island bore two points forward starboard beam

Lat 53.7, Long -128.6

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze from NNE to NW + calm. Barometer rising.

Steam 60 Rev. 63.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from NW to gentle breeze from North. Barometer rising.

8 a.m. to Merid. Cloudy + pleasant. Light breeze from NW. Barometer rising first hour falling last hour. At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters. Drilled 1st 3d + Engineer's Divisions at pistols + 2d Division in Small arms. Exercised apprentices at signals.

Steam 60 Rev. 64.4.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Partly cloudy. Light breeze from NW. Falling barometer.

Steam 60. Rev. 63.5.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Generally clear. Light airs from West. Barometer falling.

Steam 60. Rev. 64.5.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Generally cloudy but pleasant. Light airs from West. Barometer steady.

Steam 60 Rev. 65.5.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from West. Barometer rising.

Steam 60 Rev. 63.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze from N.N.E. to N.W. + calm. Barometer rising. Standing up Fitz-Hugh Sound, Pilot Conning. At 3.00 entered Lama Passage, + at 3.45 passed into Plumper Channel. Steam 60 Rev. 63.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from N.W. to gentle breeze from North. Barometer rising. Steaming through Lama Passage, Seaforth Channel + Milbank Sound, At end of watch entered Finleyson Channel.

8 A.M. to Merid. Cloudy + pleasant. Light breeze from N.W. Barometer rising first hour falling last hour. At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters. Drilled 1st 3rd + Engineer's Divisions at pistols + 2nd Division in Small arms. Exercised apprentices at signals. Steamed through Finleyson Channel + Klemtoo Passage, Pilot Conning, + through Tolmie Channel Navigator Conning. At end of watch Northern end of Sarah Island bore two point forward starboard beam. Steam 60 Rev 64.4.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Partly cloudy. Light breeze from N.W. Falling barometer. Ship steaming through Graham + Frazer Reaches, Navigator Conning. Steam 60. Rev. 63.5.

4 P.M. to 6 P.M. Generally clear. Light airs from West. Barometer falling. Steaming through Frazer + McKay Reaches, Navigator Conning. Steam 60. Rev. 64.5.

6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Generally cloudy but pleasant. Light airs from West. Barometer steady. Steaming through Greenvill Channel, Navigator Conning. At end of watch Lowe Inlet abeam. Steam 60 Rev. 65.5.

8 P.M. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from West. Barometer rising. Steaming through Grenville Channel. Navigator Conning, until 9.30, afterwards pilot conning. Steam 60 Rev. 63.


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standing throught grenvill channel chatham sound arthur malacca passage dixon entrence revilla gigedo channel nichols entrence port chester alaska

Lat 55.20, Long -131.30


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17 May 1888

standing up chatham sound across dixon entrance pilot conning

Lat 55.1, Long -131.1

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear first half + overcast + misty latter half of watch. Gentle to light Westerly breeze + falling barometer.

At 2 A.M. soot in smoke stack took fire causing long blaze from top of funnel for about five minutes. Steam 59. Rev. 63.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Generally cloudy but pleasant. Light variable breezes. Barometer falling until 6.00 when it began to rise.

Steam 60 Rev. 63.

8 a.m. to Merid. Cloudy + misty. Light airs from SE to South. Barometer steady.

Mustered at quarters at 9.30. The Divisions drilled as follows: - 1st, 3d + Engineer's Divisions at small swords; 2d Division with pistols. Steam 60. Rev. 64.6.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy. Light breeze from West first hour, calm last three hours. Barometer falling first hour.

Dr. J.D. Bluett - Dr. J.D. Bluett called aboard.

Banked fires.

At 1.30 set clock back 21 minutes.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Partly cloudy. Calm. Falling barometer. Fires banked in main boiler.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Calm. At 7.45 spread fires + at 7.55 turned over Engines. Barometer steady.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Calm. Barometer falling. At 8.15 low banked fires in main boiler.


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at anchor port chester alaska standing through nichols passage clarence strait snow passage sumner strait wrangell narrows wrangell strait prince frederick sound

Lat 55.90, Long -132.53


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18 May 1888

got underway steamed out of port chester steamed out of nichols passage at end of watch were entering clarence strait pilot conning

Lat 56.0, Long -132.6

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear first two hours, foggy on horizon last two hours. Heavy dew. Light airs from SW to S. Barometer falling. At 2.30 called port watch. At 2.45 spred fires + turned over engines. At 2.55 called "watch up anchor".

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear; fog along land to Eastward. Light to gentle breeze from NW. Steady barometer. Executed morning routine. Steam 60 Rev. 63.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Gentle to light breeze from WNW. Barometer rising. At 9.30 went to Fire Quarters. Divisions cast loose as follows: Navigator's 20s; 2d. 30s; Powder 45s; Engineer's 45s; 3d 1m; 1st. 6m 30s. Instructed crew at providing for Abandoning Ship.

Steam 60 Rev. 63.7. At 11.00 set clock back five minutes.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze from WNW to West. Barometer steady first three hours, falling last hour.

Steam 58.5 Rev. 62.5.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze from WNW. Barometer falling.

Steam 60. Rev. 64.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear. Light airs from WNW. Rising barometer.

Steam 60. Rev. 64.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from WNW. Barometer rising.

Steam 60 Rev. 63.5.


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standing through prince frederick sound chatham strait pogibshi channel peril neva olga straits at anchor sitka alaska

Lat 57.43, Long -135.08


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19 May 1888

steaming through peril strait pilot conning

Lat 55.0, Long 43.4

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from West + calm. Barometer steady.

Steam 60 Rev. 64.5.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Misty horizon. Calm to moderate breeze from NW. Barometer rising.

Executed morning routine. Steam 60 Rev. 64.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear, with fog lighting up the hills. Moderate NW to light West breeze. Rising barometer. set clock back 10 minutes as 10 a.m.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from West. Barometer falling.

At 3.45 went ahead "four bells".

Steam 51. Rev. 37.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze from South. Barometer rising.

Steam 60 Rev. 64.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Gentle to light breeze from South. Barometer rising.

Steam 60. Rev. 65.2.

8 p.m. to Mid. Generally clear. Light Southerly airs + calms.

Low banked fires.


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at anchor sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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20 May 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast + misty. Light airs from West. Barometer rising. Fires banked.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + misty. Light airs from West. Barometer falling Fires banked.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clearing + pleasant. Light airs from West to WSW falling calm. Barometer steady. Fires low banked. At 9.45 preliminary quarters. At 10.00 Commanding Officer inspected ship + crew at quarters.

U.S.S. Pinta - Commanding Officer paid official visit to U.S.S. "Pinta"

Piped up bags.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Generally clear. Heavy fog bank among the mountains. Light SW airs. At 1.00 P.M. hoisted out both steam launches. Fires banked in main boiler.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from WSW. Barometer steady. Low banked fires.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast last three hours. Light airs from WNW to West. Barometer falling. Fires banked in main boiler.

Pinta - Commanding Officer paid official visit to USS "Pinta"


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at anchor sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer Thetis -


coal: -

water expended during the preceding 24 hours 360 gallons

water remaining on hand for at noon 3637


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21 May 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast. Clearing last hour. Calms + light Westerly airs. Steady barometer. Fires low banked in main boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + cloudy. Fog bank hanging over mountains. Calm + light breeze from West. Barometer falling. Fires low banked. At 8.00 working party left the ship.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + cloudy. Light breeze from West. Barometer steady.

U.S.S. Pinta - Crew engaged in breaking out the stores for U.S.S. "Pinta".

Fires low banked. At 11.45 working party returned to ship.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy. Light breeze from West. Barometer rising last hour. Sent working party ashore at 1.00 to coal lighter. Party returned at 3.20.

U.S.S. Pinta - Sent Equipment, Construction, Naviagtion + Ward-room stores to U.S.S. "Pinta".

Fires banked under main boiler.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy with light Westerly breeze. Falling barometer.

Pinta - Sent coal to "Pinta" in "Pinta's" launch.

Fires banked under main boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Cloudy to overcast. Light airs from WNW to NE first half to calm last half of watch. Barometer steady. At 9.45 secured along port side of ship a lighter of coal. Low banked fires.

Lient Comdr W H Emery - Command

USS Pinta - Stores transfered to USS Pinta


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at anchor sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

- Steamer Thetis

coal: 4 tons -


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22 May 1888

Liut. Comid. Jr. -

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast. Light airs from WSW to East. Barometer rising. Fires banked in main boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + foggy. Light Easterly airs. Falling barometer.

coal: 45 tons - Coaling ship from lighter alongside. Received 45 Tons.

Fires banked in main boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + misty. Light airs from West. Barometer falling. At 9.30 sent coaling party on shore. Washed down decks.

Pinta - Received the folloowing offical wig-wag signal from the "Pinta", "Commanding Officer's compliments to Commanding officer. Come on board now and stay to lunch.

Fires banked under main boiler.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast + drizzling rain. Calm. Barometer falling. Light airs from West to WSW [crossed out with red ink]. At 2.00 sent working party on shore to fill lighter with coal. Low banked fires.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast + drizzling rain. Light airs from West to WSW. Barometer falling. At 6.15 commenced distilling. Working party returned aboard at 4.30. Fires banked under main boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast. Light airs from WSW. Barometer rising. Low banked. Distilling.


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at anchor underway at anchor sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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23 May 1888

at 130 got underway stood out the western channel through eastern channel to new anchorage off turning island

Lat 19.6, Long -127.7

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast + misty. Calm to light airs from West. Barometer steady. Low banked fires. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast first part, clearing latter part. Light airs from West to East, hauling by North. Barometer falling.

coal: 37 tons - Crew coaling ship. Emptied lighter receiving on board 37 Tons.

Distilling. Fires banked under main boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Cloudy. Misty in the valleys. Light breeze from West to light SE airs. Barometer rising. Sent light ashore + secured it. Crew claeaning ship.

Pinta - Wig-wagged to "Pinta" permission to shift anchorage 1 P.M." Answered by Gen. Sig. 904.

Fires banked under main boiler. Distilling.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast. Light airs from South.

Came to at 2.40 in 12 fathoms + veered to 30 fathoms on port chain. The vessel was put under sailing orders from 1 P.M. the 27th inst. + steam was ordered at 3 P.M. of the same day. Allowed fires to die out under main boiler. Barometer steady. Distilling.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast + drizzling rain. Light airs from SW to WSW. Barometer rising first two hours, steady last two hours. Started fires in port donkey boiler at 4.30. Distilling.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + drizzling rain. Light WSW airs. Steady barometer. Distilling from port boiler.


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at anchor sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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24 May 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast with light drizzle latter part of watch. Light airs from NE. Barometer rising. Distilling with port boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + cloudy. Light airs from NE first hour, shifting WSW. Barometer falling first two hours; steady remainder of watch. Painted smoke stack. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Cloudy + pleasant. Calm to light airs from WSW. Barometer rising. At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Drilled 1st 3d + Engineer's Divisions at single sticks, + 2d Division at pistols. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Generally cloudy. Light WSW airs + breeze. Rising barometer.

Bear - At 3 P.M. the "Bear" blew off the water guage cock while at wharf + returned in tow of the gig.

Distilling from port donkey boiler.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy. Light breeze from WSW. Barometer rising.

Pinta - Received the following official signal from "Pinta":- "To Mr. Schwerin, - what time will party go to-morrow, and how many will go? McCracken." Answered: - Two offciers; 6.30 A.M."

Schwerin - Received the following official signal from "Pinta":- "To Mr. Schwerin, - what time will party go to-morrow, and how many will go? McCracken." Answered: - Two offciers; 6.30 A.M."

McCracken - Received the following official signal from "Pinta":- "To Mr. Schwerin, - what time will party go to-morrow, and how many will go? McCracken." Answered: - Two offciers; 6.30 A.M."

Distilling with port boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast. Light airs from SW. Barometer rising. Fires under port donkey boiler. Stopped distilling on account of not being able to keep up steam in donkey boiler.


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at anchor sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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25 May 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy, clearing last hour. Light breeze to light airs from WSW + West. Rising barometer. Distilling from port boiler after 2 A.M.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Cloudy; becoming overcast + misty last two hours. Light airs from West followed by calm. Barometer rising. Stopped distilling at 5 A.M. while sweeping tubes of port boiler. At 7.30 started fires under starboard boiler + allowed fires to die out under port boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Generally overcast but pleasant. Light airs from West. Barometer rising. Had quarters at 9.30 + fire quarters immediatly afterwards, + the Divisions were reported as follows:- 1st Div. 30s; 2d Div. 40s; 3d + Powder 50S; Eng. Div. 1 min. Started distilling with starboard donkey boiler at 9.30.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy. Light airs from SW. Barometer rising. Distilling with starboard donkey boiler.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast then clearing. Light SW airs + breeze. Barometer rising.

Pinta - Sent 300 watch caps to "Pinta".

Distilling with starboard boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Cloudy but pleasant. Lights airs from ENE. Barometer rising. Distilling with starboard donkey boiler.


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at anchor sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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26 May 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy + misty horizon. Calm to light airs from NNE. Barometer steady. Fires under starboard donkey boiler, but impossible to keep enough steam for distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clearing. Light variable airs + calms. Steady barometer. Executed routine. Started fires in port boiler at 7.50, not enough steam for distilling in starboard.

8 a.m. to Merid. Generally clear. Light airs from West. At 8.00 banked fires under starboard boiler + at 9.00 commenced distilling with port boiler. Piped up all hammocks at 9.30 to air bedding. Barometer steady.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from WSW. Barometer rising. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

J.E. Lennon (Pilot) - J.E. Lennon, pilot reported on board.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze to light airs from WSW. Barometer rising. Distilling with port donkey boiler. Sent liberty party on shore.

8 p.m. to Mid. Generally clear. Light airs from WSW. Barometer rising. Distilling with port donkey boiler.


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at anchor sitka at sea bound to yakutat alaska

Lat 54.1, Long -165.8


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27 May 1888

steaming out of sitka sound pilot conning at 724 pat log 72 took departure cap edgecombe n12w mag eastern edge st lazaria island ne78e mag set course wnw 34 pc

Lat 52.1, Long -174.4

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Light airs from NE. Barometer steady. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clearing + pleasant. Light airs from NE falling calm. Barometer rising. Executed morning routine. At 4.20 stopped distilling on account of donkey boiler tubes being choked. At 2.50 banked fires from port + started them in starboard donkey boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear. Light Southerly airs increasing toward end of watch to gentle Westerly breeze. Steady barometer. At 8.05 made Gen. Sig. Int. 4560.

Pinta - "Pinta" answered 904.

At 8.05 started fires in main boiler. Fires undere starboard boiler. Crew securing boats for sea. At 10.00 usual Sunday inspection.

Bear - Hoisted catamaran on board + hoisted "Bear".

Mr. Wahl - Mr. Wahl, deputy collector was received on board for passage to Unnalaska by order of Senior Naval Officer in port.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze from West. Barometer falling. Hoisted 1st Launch, got booms alongside + made preparations for sea.

Swineford (Governor) - At 2.40 Governor Swineford, + Mr. Kastrometinoff the interpreter came on board.

Kastrometinoff (Interpreter) - At 2.40 Governor Swineford, + Mr. Kastrometinoff the interpreter came on board.

At 3.00 got underway + stood out of the harbor, pilot conning.

Pinta - The following signals were exchanged between this veel + the "Pinta":- "Thetis" made Gen. Sig. Int. 4890. Answered by "Pinta" who made 904. Answered by "Thetis" "Pinta" made Int. Sig. F.C.S.W. Answered by "Thetis" who made R.S.J. Answered by "Pinta" "Thetis" made Int. Sig. F.C.S.W. Answered by "Pinta" who made R.S.J. Answered by "Thethis".

Draft forward 16 ft. Aft. 17 ft. 9 in. Allowed fires to die out under donkey boiler. Distilling.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from WSW. Barometer falling. At 4.40 commenced to swing ship for compass error + rang one bell. At 5.10 completed + rang four bells. At 5.54 put over Pat. Log reading zero, ship's head SW1/2W (p.c.).

Distilling. Steam 60 Rev. 57.5.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Becoming overcast with misty horizon. Moderate breeze from WSW to NW. Barometer rising.

Steam 60 Rev. 57.5. Distilling.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast with light drizzle. Moderate NW breeze. Falling barometer. Sighted sail standing to Westward on port bow at 8.30. Steaming on course WNW3/4W (p.c.). Steam 60 Rev 60.


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Lat 58.12, Long -137.77


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28 May 1888

At 2:20 set clock back 13 minutes.


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at sea bound from sitka to yakutat

Lat 55.37, Long -140.05


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29 May 888

ALBATROSS - 1 (KILLED)


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at sea bound from yakutat to port etches alaska

Lat 60.3, Long -146.6


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30 May 1888

By order of Commanding officer the coal allowed a day was 10 tons.


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at sea bound from yakutat to port etches alaska

Lat 59.17, Long -144.67


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31 May 1888

sighted montague island on port bow land on starboard bow ahead at 945

Lat 54.2, Long -165.5

Hydrographic office, Divisions of meteorology. Limits of square

[The page is partly obscured by an added note.]

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Calm. Barometer rising. Steaming on course SW1/4W (p.c.). Distilling. Steam 55. Rev. 55.1.

Form B (for Meteorological data.) HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE, DIVISION OF METEOROLOGY. Limits of Square. Latitude 20°S to 25°S Longitude 40°W to 45°W. Date ship was in this square: Sept 10-11, 1887. Compiled from the log-book of the U.S.S. Tallapoosa. Commencing July 11, 1887, and ending Jany 10, 1888. No. of hours. 2, True Direction of wind. ENE, Mean force. 3. No. of hours. 5, True Direction of wind. N, Mean force. 2. No. of hours. 1, True Direction of wind. ESE, Mean force. 2. No. of hours. 1, True Direction of wind. SSE, Mean force. 1. No. of hours. 4, True Direction of wind. WSW, Mean force. 6. No. of hours. 2, True Direction of wind. WbyS, Mean force. 6. No. of hours. 2, True Direction of wind. NW, Mean force. 2. Barometer, in inches, Mean 29.94, Daily range O. -. Fahrenheit's Thermometer. Dry Bulb, Mean. 71.7, Daily range. -. Wet Bulb, Mean. 69, Daily range, -. Sea w. at surf., Mean. 69.2, Daily range. -. No. of hours of SQUALLS. Heavy. -, Moderate 6. SQUARE No. 625. No. of hours in square. 17. STORM RECORD. No. of hours. 1, True Direction of wind. WSW, Force. 8. No. of hours of Var. wind. -, Calm. -, Fog. -, Rain or Mist. 8. Compiled Sept 23 1887: by G.B. Carter Lieut U.S. Navy.

8 p.m. to Mid. Partly cloudy. Foggy last hour. At 9.30 heavy fog bank passed over ship from Westward. Light SW breeze. Steady Barometer. Steering on course NW7/8W (p.c.). Steam 55 Rev. 55. Distilling.

Bright daylight all the watch.


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at sea bound from yakutal to port etches alaska

Lat 60.3, Long -146.6

[This page is a duplicate, because the previous scan was obscured by a note, and partly obscured]


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31 May 1888

sighted montague island on port bow land on starboard bow ahead at 945

Lat 54.2, Long -165.5

Hydrographic office, Divisions of meteorology. Limits of square

[This page is a duplicate, because the previous scan was obscured by a note, and partly obscured]

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Calm. Barometer rising. Steaming on course SW1/4W (p.c.). Distilling. Steam 55. Rev. 55.1.

Form B (for Meteorological data.) HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE, DIVISION OF METEOROLOGY. Limits of Square. Latitude 20°S to 25°S Longitude 45°W to 50°W. Date ship was in this square: Sept 11, 1887. Compiled from the log-book of the U.S.S. Tallapoosa 300R. Commencing July 11, 1887, and ending Jan'y 10, 1888. No. of hours. 3, True Direction of wind. SWbyS, Mean force. 7. No. of hours. 3, True Direction of wind. SW, Mean force. 7. Barometer, in inches, Mean 30.04, Daily range O. -. Fahrenheit's Thermometer. Dry Bulb, Mean. 73.7, Daily range. -. Wet Bulb, Mean. 67.3, Daily range, -. Sea w. at surf., Mean. 69.2, Daily range. . No. of hours of SQUALLS. Heavy. -, Moderate 5. SQUARE No. 624. No. of hours in square. 6. STORM RECORD. No. of hours. 1, True Direction of wind. SW, Force. 8, 2, SWxS, 8. No. of hours of Var. wind. -, Calm. -, Fog. -, Rain or Mist. 1. Compiled Sept 23 1887: by G.B. Carter Lt U.S. Navy.

8 p.m. to Mid. Partly cloudy. Foggy last hour. At 9.30 heavy fog bank passed over ship from Westward. Light SW breeze. Steady Barometer. Steering on course NW7/8W (p.c.). Steam 55 Rev. 55. Distilling.

Bright daylight all the watch.


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at sea bound from yakutat to port etches alaska

Lat 60.3, Long -146.6

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31 May 1888

sighted montague island on port bow land on starboard bow ahead at 945

Lat 54.2, Long -165.5

Hydrographic office, Divisions of meteorology. Limits of square

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Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Calm. Barometer rising. Steaming on course SW1/4W (p.c.). Distilling. Steam 55. Rev. 55.1.

Form B (for Meteorological data.) HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE, DIVISION OF METEOROLOGY. Limits of Square. Latitude 25°S to 30°S Longitude 45°W to 50°W. Date ship was in this square: Sept 11, 12, 13, 1887. Compiled from the log-book of the U.S.S. Tallapoosa. Commencing July 11, 1887, and ending Jany 10, 1888. No. of hours. 5, True Direction of wind. N, Mean force. 3. No. of hours. 1, True Direction of wind. NNE, Mean force. 4. No. of hours. 7, True Direction of wind. NEbyN, Mean force. 6. No. of hours. 3, True Direction of wind. E, Mean force. 1. No. of hours. 3, True Direction of wind. SE, Mean force. 1. No. of hours. 3, True Direction of wind. SSE, Mean force. 1. No. of hours. 6, True Direction of wind. SbyW, Mean force. 3. No. of hours. 12, True Direction of wind. SSW, Mean force. 4. No. of hours. 7, True Direction of wind. SWbyW, Mean force. 3. No. of hours. 1, True Direction of wind. SW, Mean force. 3. No. of hours. 1, True Direction of wind. NW, Mean force. 1. No. of hours. 2, True Direction of wind. NNW, Mean force. 2. Barometer, in inches, Mean 30.27, Daily range O. 23. Fahrenheit's Thermometer. Dry Bulb, Mean. 68.7, Daily range. 10. Wet Bulb, Mean. 62.8, Daily range, 8. Sea w. at surf., Mean. 67, Daily range. 3.5. No. of hours of SQUALLS. Heavy. -, Moderate -. SQUARE No. 614. No. of hours in square. 51. STORM RECORD. No. of hours of Var. wind. -, Calm. -, Fog. -, Rain or Mist. -. Compiled Sept 23 1887: by G.B. Carter Lieut U.S. Navy.

8 p.m. to Mid. Partly cloudy. Foggy last hour. At 9.30 heavy fog bank passed over ship from Westward. Light SW breeze. Steady Barometer. Steering on course NW7/8W (p.c.). Steam 55 Rev. 55. Distilling.

Bright daylight all the watch.


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at sea bound from yakutal to port etches alaska

Lat 60.3, Long -146.6

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31 May 1888

sighted montague island on port bow land on starboard bow ahead at 945

Lat 54.2, Long -165.5

Hydrographic office, Divisions of meteorology. Limits of square

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Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Calm. Barometer rising. Steaming on course SW1/4W (p.c.). Distilling. Steam 55. Rev. 55.1.

Form B (for Meteorological data.) HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE, DIVISION OF METEOROLOGY. Limits of Square. Latitude 30°S to 35°S Longitude 45°W to 50°W. Date ship was in this square: Sept 13, 14, 1887. Compiled from the log-book of the U.S.S. Tallapoosa. Commencing July 11, 1887, and ending Jany 10, 1888. No. of hours. 4, True Direction of wind. NNE, Mean force. 5. No. of hours. 3, True Direction of wind. NEbyN, Mean force. 7. Barometer, in inches, Mean 30.05, Daily range O. -. Fahrenheit's Thermometer. Dry Bulb, Mean. 69.5, Daily range. -. Wet Bulb, Mean. 65.5, Daily range, -. Sea w. at surf., Mean. 63, Daily range. -. No. of hours of SQUALLS. Heavy. -, Moderate -. SQUARE No. 602. No. of hours in square. 7. STORM RECORD. No. of hours of Var. wind. -, Calm. -, Fog. -, Rain or Mist. 1. Compiled Sept 23 1887: by G.B. Carter Lt U.S. Navy.

8 p.m. to Mid. Partly cloudy. Foggy last hour. At 9.30 heavy fog bank passed over ship from Westward. Light SW breeze. Steady Barometer. Steering on course NW7/8W (p.c.). Steam 55 Rev. 55. Distilling.

Bright daylight all the watch.


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at sea bound from yakutat to port etches alaska

Lat 60.3, Long -146.6

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31 May 1888

sighted montague island on port bow land on starboard bow ahead at 945

Lat 54.2, Long -165.5

Hydrographic office, Divisions of meteorology. Limits of square

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Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Calm. Barometer rising. Steaming on course SW1/4W (p.c.). Distilling. Steam 55. Rev. 55.1.

Form B (for Meteorological data.) HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE, DIVISION OF METEOROLOGY. Limits of Square. Latitude 30°S to 35°S Longitude 55°W to 60°W. Date ship was in this square: Sept 15, 16, 1887. Compiled from the log-book of the U.S.S. Tallapoosa 300R. Commencing July 11, 1887, and ending Jan'y 10, 1888. No. of hours. 2, True Direction of wind. E, Mean force. 3. No. of hours. 4, True Direction of wind. ESE, Mean force. 4. Barometer, in inches, Mean 30.27, Daily range O. -. Fahrenheit's Thermometer. Dry Bulb, Mean. 68, Daily range. -. Wet Bulb, Mean. 63.5, Daily range, -. Sea w. at surf., Mean. 54, Daily range. -. No. of hours of SQUALLS. Heavy. -, Moderate -. SQUARE No. 601. No. of hours in square. 6. STORM RECORD. No. of hours of Var. wind. , Calm. , Fog. , Rain or Mist. . Compiled Sept 23 1887: by G.B. Carter Lieut U.S. Navy.

8 p.m. to Mid. Partly cloudy. Foggy last hour. At 9.30 heavy fog bank passed over ship from Westward. Light SW breeze. Steady Barometer. Steering on course NW7/8W (p.c.). Steam 55 Rev. 55. Distilling.

Bright daylight all the watch.


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at sea bound from yakutat to port etches alaska

Lat 60.3, Long -146.6

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31 May 1888

sighted montague island on port bow land on starboard bow ahead at 945

Lat 54.2, Long -165.5

Hydrographic office, Divisions of meteorology. Limits of square

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Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Calm. Barometer rising. Steaming on course SW1/4W (p.c.). Distilling. Steam 55. Rev. 55.1.

Form B (for Meteorological data.) HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE, DIVISION OF METEOROLOGY. Limits of Square. Latitude 30°S to 35°S Longitude 50°W to 55°W. Date ship was in this square: Sept 14, 15, 1887. Compiled from the log-book of the U.S.S. Tallapoosa. Commencing July 11, 1887, and ending Jany 10, 1888. No. of hours. 2, True Direction of wind. E, Mean force. 2. No. of hours. 3, True Direction of wind. ESE, Mean force. 2. No. of hours. 3, True Direction of wind. SE, Mean force. 2. No. of hours. 5, True Direction of wind. SbyE, Mean force. 2. No. of hours. 9, True Direction of wind. S, Mean force. 3. No. of hours. 6, True Direction of wind. SSW, Mean force. 5. No. of hours. 4, True Direction of wind. SWbyS, Mean force. 4. No. of hours. 1, True Direction of wind. SW, Mean force. 3. No. of hours. 2, True Direction of wind. WNW, Mean force. 3. No. of hours. 7, True Direction of wind. NW, Mean force. 7. Barometer, in inches, Mean 30.14, Daily range O. 13. Fahrenheit's Thermometer. Dry Bulb, Mean. 63.7, Daily range. 15. Wet Bulb, Mean. 59.8, Daily range, 15. Sea w. at surf., Mean. 56.6, Daily range. 6. No. of hours of SQUALLS. Heavy. -, Moderate -. SQUARE No. 602. No. of hours in square. 42. STORM RECORD. No. of hours of Var. wind. -, Calm. -, Fog. -, Rain or Mist. 10. Compiled Sept 23 1887: by G.B. Carter Lt U.S. Navy.

8 p.m. to Mid. Partly cloudy. Foggy last hour. At 9.30 heavy fog bank passed over ship from Westward. Light SW breeze. Steady Barometer. Steering on course NW7/8W (p.c.). Steam 55 Rev. 55. Distilling.

Bright daylight all the watch.


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at sea bound from yakutal to port etches alaska

Lat 59.17, Long -144.90

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31 May 1888

at 445 sighted middleton island ahead

Lat 59.4, Long -146.3

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Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Calm. Barometer rising. Steaming on course SW1/4W (p.c.). Distilling. Steam 55. Rev. 55.1.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Hazy horizon. Calm. Barometer rising. Long swell from Southward. Steaming on course SW1/4S (p.c.). Distilling. Steam 55 Rev. 56.

8 a.m. to Merid. Generally cloudy. Calms + light SSW airs. Long swell from Southward. Rising barometer. Inspected crew at quarters at 9.30; then routine drills. Changed course to WSW (p.c.) at 11.15. At 11.17 set clock back 17 minutes. Steam 55. Rev. 55. Distilling.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy, but pleasant. Light airs from SW. Long Southerly swell. Barometer rising. Steaming on course WSW (p.c.) during watch. Steam 55. Rev. 55. Distilling.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Light airs from SSW. Barometer steady. Long swell from SE. Steaming on course WSW (p.c.) Steam 55 Rev. 55. Distilling.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Hazy horizon. Light airs from SSW. Barometer rising first hour. Long swell from Southward. At 6.00 changed course to SW5/8W (p.c.) pat log 76.5. At 7.20 changed course to S5/8W pat log 84.3. At 7.30 to SW5/8W (p.c.) pat log 85.4 + at 7.50 to NW3/8W (p.c.) pat. log 87.1.

Running under steam alone. Distilling. Steam 55 Rev. 55.

8 p.m. to Mid. Partly cloudy. Foggy last hour. At 9.30 heavy fog bank passed over ship from Westward. Light SW breeze. Steady Barometer. Steering on course NW7/8W (p.c.). Steam 55 Rev. 55. Distilling.

Bright daylight all the watch.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1888


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at sea at anchor port etches alaska standing up down prince william sound at sea

Lat 60.3, Long -146.6

Course and distance made good since preceding noon by observations, 114 knots. 5 tenths.

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 344 gallons.

Water distilled during the preceding 24 hours, 336 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 4080 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 8 tons 595 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 286 " 25 "


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1 June 1888

port etches

Lat 60.3, Long -146.6

Mid. to 4 AM. Foggy first part of watch with light airs from S.W. Steaming on course N.W. 7/8 W(p.c.) At 1.45 fog lifted + showed Montague Island distanc about 12 miles. At 2.00 changed course to N by W 1/2 W(p.c.) + at 3.40 to North(p.c.). Standing in for Port Etches, pilot conning. Distilling. Steam 55. Rev. 55.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze from West + Calm. Barometer rising. Standing into Port Etches until 6.30 when brought ship to an anchor in 7 1/2 fathoms water, soft bottom, + with 22 1/2 fathoms on starboard chain. Bearings of anchorage:- Phipps Point NW. 1/4 W(true) East side of entrance S.W. by S(WS)(true). Low banked fires. Distilling.

8 A.M. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from East to light breeze from S.E. Barometer steady. At 9.30 went to fire quarters. Divisions reported water as follows:- 1'd 50's; 2'd 52's; Powder. 55's; Engineers 55's; 3'd 1'm 30's. Mustered crew at quarters. Fires low banked. Distilling

Merid. to 4 P.M. Clear with calms + light S.S.E. to S.W. breeze. Falling barometer. Smooth sea. At 2.10 Got underway with small schooner "Adventure" of Seattle in tow + stood up Prince William Sound, Navigator Conning. Steam 55 Rev. 55.

"Adventure" of Seattle - At 2.10 Got underway with small schooner "Adventure" of Seattle in tow

4 P.M. to 6 P.M. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze from West. Standing up Prince William Sound, Navigator conning. Distilling. Had in tow the schooner "Adventure" Steam 55 Rev. 55.

6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Clear + pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from West. Barometer falling. At 9.15 cast off schooner in tow, turned around, + stood out of Prince William Sound. At 7.45 set headsails. Distilling. Steam 55. Rev. 55.

8 P.M. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze from S.S.W. falling calm. Barometer falling last hour. Sea smooth. Standing down Prince William Sound. At 10.25 stopped + discharged Russian passenger + two Indians. At 10.30 started ahead, took departure Purpose Rocks bearing E 1/2 N(mag) distance 1 1/2 miles. Past over pat. log reading 46.5. At 9.20 hauled down + stowed headsails. Bent main topmast staysail Steam 55 Rev. 54 Distilling.

At 10.25 stopped + discharged Russian passenger + two Indians.


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at sea bound from port etches alaska to st paul kodiak alaska

Lat 60.3, Long -146.6


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2 June 1888


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at sea bound from port etches alaska to st paul kodiak alaska at anchor st paul

Lat 60.3, Long -146.6


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3 June 1888


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at anchor st paul kodiak alaska

Lat 57.1, Long -170.3


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4 June 1888

Governer Swinford - The executive officer left the ship in charge of the 1st launch taking Governer Swinford & party to the settlement at Afognak Island.


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at anchor st paul kodiak alaska

Lat 57.1, Long -170.3


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5 June 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Calm. Distilling with port boiler. Barometer rising.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Calm to light airs from NE last hour. Barometer falling last hour. At 7.30 loosed sail. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Hazy horizon. Barometer steady. Light airs from NE. At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Drilled 1st 3d + Engineer's Divisions at small arms; 2d Division at single-sticks. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light airs from East to light breeze from NE. Barometer steady. At 1.00 furled sail. Distilling from port donkey boiler.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Generally clear + pleasant. Light airs + breeze from North to SE. Barometer falling. The first launch returned from her trip to Afognak. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear overhead. Heavy fog bank to Northward. Light breeze from SE to gentle breeze from SSE. Barometer falling. Distilling with port donkey boiler.


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at anchor st paul kodiak alaska

Lat 57.1, Long -170.3


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6 June 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy, misty last hour. Rising barometer. Distilling from port boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + misty. Light airs from East. Barometer falling. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + foggy. Light airs from SE to NNE. Barometer falling. At 9.30 mustered at quarters. The 1st Division drilled at small-sword, 2d at Infantry; 3d + Engineer's, Pistols.

F. Berk (sea) - H. Hansen (Sea) returned from liberty 4 1/2 hours overtime, + F. Berk (Sea) 4 hrs. overtime.

H. Hansen (sea) - H. Hansen (Sea) returned from liberty 4 1/2 hours overtime, + F. Berk (Sea) 4 hrs. overtime.

Distilling with port donkey boiler.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast + misty. Light airs to light breeze from NNE. Barometer falling. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast, misty + drizzling rain. Light NE airs. Steady barometer. Distilling from port boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast, misty + drizzling. Light airs to gentle breeze from NE. Barometer steady. Distilling with port donkey boiler.


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at anchor st paul kadiak alaska and at sea bound to kenai alaska

Lat 57.1, Long -170.3


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7 June 1888

passed between apognat marmot islands at 514 pat log 936 took departure set course nbyw38w pc sea lion rocks bearing nne58e mag tanki cape nwbyw34w mag

Lat 57.1, Long -170.3

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast + misty. Light breeze from NE. Barometer rising last hour. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + misty, sun showing through occasionally. Light breeze from NE + North. Steady barometer. At 5 A.M. started fires under main boiler. Distilling from port boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Cloudy; clearing towards end of watch. Gentle breeze from NE. Barometer steady. At 9.00 commenced distilling with main boiler, fires having died out under port boiler. Hoisted in both steam launches + catamaran + secured boats for sea. Got booms alongside.

Put over pat. log reading 62.4. Draft forward 15 ft. 6 in. aft 16 ft. 9 in. Steam 55. Rev. 55.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze from NE + North. Barometer falling first three hours, rising last hour. Long swell from East. Course N1/8W (p.c.) until 2.57 when changed course to N1/4E (p.c.) pat. log 79.9. Distilling. Steam 55 Rev. 55.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Clear overhead. Misty horizon. Foggy to Soutward last hour. Gentle breeze to light airs from North. Barometer steady. Long swell from Southward. Steaming on course N1/4E (p.c.). At 4.15 pat. log 87.8 changed course to NbyW1/4W (p.c.).

Steam 55 Rev. 55.5. Distilling.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Generally clear. Fog + mist around horizon. Light airs from North. Barometer falling. Swell from Eastward. Steaming on course NbyW3/8W (p.c.). Steam 55. Rev. 55.5. Distilling.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze from NE. Steaming on course NbyW3/8W (p.c.). At 8.30 set jib, flying jib, + fore + main topmast staysails. At 10.30 pat log reading 26 changed course to NW7/8W (p.c.) + set foresail. Long swell from Eastward. Distilling. Steam 55 Rev. 55.


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at sea bound from st paul to kenai alaska at anchor off kenai

Lat 60.17, Long -151.92


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8 June 1888

steaming on course nbyw pc up cooks inlet

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze from East to light airs from NW. Barometer steady. Sea smooth. At 12.15 set foretopsail. At 2.00 took in + furled all sail. At 3.00 changed course from NW7/8W (p.c.) to NbyW (p.c.). Distilling. Steam 55 Rev. 55.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Hazy horizon. Light airs from North falling calm. Sea smooth.

Steam 55. Rev. 55.5. Distilling.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + misty around horizon. Light airs to light breeze from North. Smooth sea + falling barometer. Changed courses as follows: - At 8 A.M. pat. log 85.3 to N3/4E (p.c.) At 9 A.M. pat. log 91.1 to N1/4W (p.c.); when pat. log 99.2 to N1/2W (p.c.); pat. log 1.6 to NW (p.c.); pat. log 3.4 to N1/2W (p.c.). Steam 55. Rev. 55.1. At 9.30 quarters + stations for abandon ship.

Bear - Boats reported ready to abandon ship as follows: - 1st whaleboat, 4m; "Bear" 4m, 30s; "Achilles" 4m 30s; 3d whaleboat 5m; 4th whaleboat 5m 15s; 2d whaleboat 5m 15s; gig 6m.

Achilles - Boats reported ready to abandon ship as follows: - 1st whaleboat, 4m; "Bear" 4m, 30s; "Achilles" 4m 30s; 3d whaleboat 5m; 4th whaleboat 5m 15s; 2d whaleboat 5m 15s; gig 6m.

Set clock ahead at 11 A.M. Distilling.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Light breeze to light airs from NNW. Steaming on course N1/2W (p.c.) until 2.00 when the Navigator began conning.

Low banked fires. Distilling. Impossible to get bearings of anchorage on account of apparent inconsistencies of chart. Steam 55. Rev 53.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Calm + light airs + breezes from SE. Barometer rising. Banked fires. Distilling with main boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear. Misty around horizon. Steady barometer. Hoisted in steam launch. At 8.20 got underway shifted anchrage about three miles to southward. Anchored at 9 P.M. ship swung to flood at 10.30 [sentence crossed out in red ink]. Anchored at 9 P.M. in 8 fms water 45 fms starboard chain at windlass. Low banked fires. Distilling. Ship swung to flood at 10.30.


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at anchor off kenai standing down cooks inlet bound to coal bay alaska

Lat 60.12, Long -151.75


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9 June 1888


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at anchor coal bay alaska standing down cooks inlet shelikoff straits bound to karluk kodiak

Lat 57.4, Long -154.9


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10 June 1888


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standing down shelikoff straits bound to karluk at anchor karluk kadiak standing down shelikoff straits

Lat 57.95, Long -153.97


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11 June 1888

at 800 got underway stood out of karluk harbor navigator conning at 852 took departure cape karluk e34n mag distant 5 miles

Lat 34.2, Long -154.9

Mid. to 4 a.m. Generally clear. Misty horizon. Heavy dew. At 3.00 light fog bank passed over. Light airs from SSE to SE. Barometer falling. Sea smooth. Steaming on course S3/4W (p.c.). Steam 55 Rev 55.6. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Generally cloudy with fog over land on both side of ship. Light airs from SSE variable last hour. Barometer rising last hour. Smooth sea.

Steam 55. Rev. 55. Distilling.

8 a.m. to Merid. Cloudy. Clearing towards end of watch. Calm + light airs from NNW. At 8.30 changed course to SbyW1/2W (p.c.) + at 10.35 to SbyW (p.c.). Set jib, flying jib, foresail, foretopsail, foretop gallant sail at 10.30 + at 11.30 set main topsail + top gallant-sail. Barometer falling. Steam 55 Rev. 55. Distilling. At 9.30 went to general quarters + expended the following ammunitions: - 5 Hotchkiss shells + 140 rounds of small arm ammunition. At 11 set clock back eleven minutes.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy, with passing rain showers last hour. Gentle breeze from NbyE to light airs from SbyE. Barometer falling. At 1.20 changed course + stood into anchorage Asst. Navigator conning. At 2.30 took in flying-jib + top-gallant sails + at 2.45 took in top-sails + jib.

Fires banked, but ready to get under wat at a half hour's notice. Distilling. At 3.30 hauled in Patent Log reading 1.7.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy. Passing showers first hour. Light airs from SbyE to SW. Barometer falling. Fires banked. Distilling. Governor + party went ashore at 4.15; returned at 6.15.

8 p.m. to Mid. Cloudy. Light airs from SW + SSE. Barometer falling.

Put over patent log reading 1.7. Set course SWbyS (p.c.). At 10.30 pat. log reading 10.7 changed course to S3/4W (p.c.). Steam 55. Rev. 55.5. Distilling.


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at sea bound from karluk to ounalaska alaska

Lat 56.15, Long -155.92


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12 June 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast + cloudy, but pleasant. Light airs from SSW. Barometer falling. Sea smooth. Steaming on course S3/4W (p.c.). Land in sight on starboard beam during watch. Distilling. Steam 55. Rev. 55.6.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Cloudy. Misty horizon. Calm to light airs from SW. Barometer falling. Sea smooth. Steaming on course S3/4W (p.c.). Executed morning routine. Steam 55. Rev. 55.2. Distilling.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast first hour, then clearing. Light breeze from WSW. Steady barometer. Smooth sea. At 10.30 set fore + aft sail + sent word to Chief Engineer to increase coal consumption. Changed course as follows: - Pat. log 79.5 to S1/2E (p.c.); pat. log 90 to SSW (p.c.). Quarters + drill as per routine. Steam 58 Rev. 61.5. Distilling. Set clock back 8 minutes at 11.40.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Light breeze from WSW. Steaming on course SSW (p.c.). At 1.45 pat. log reading 105.5 changed course to SSW1/2W (p.c.) At 2.15 set fore + aft sail. Barometer falling. Steam 58 Rev. 61. Distilling.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze from WSW. Barometer steady. Steaming under fore + aft sail on course SSW1/2W (p.c.) Distilling. Steam 58 Rev. 60.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze from WSW. Barometer falling. Sea smooth. Steaming on course SSW1/2W (p.c.) all fore + aft sail set. Steam 58 Rev. 61.4. Distilling.

8 p.m. to Mid. Partly cloudy. Gentle breeze from West. Steady barometer. Smooth sea. Land in sight on starboard beam. Ship under steam + fore + aft sail. Course SSW1/2W (p.c.) Steam 58 Rev. 61.


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at sea bound from karluk kadiak to ounalaska alaska

Lat 54.13, Long -160.30


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13 June 1888

at end of watch chernabura island bore nwbyw mag

Lat 55.1, Long -152.3

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze from West. Barometer rising. Under steam + fore + aft sail on course SSW1/2W (p.c.) during watch.

Steam 60. Rev. 63. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Gentle to moderate breeze from West. Barometer rising first hour, steady remainder of watch. Smooth to modereate sea. Under steam + fore + aft sail on course SSW1/2W (pc.).

Distilling. Steam 60. Rev. 62.8.

8 a.m. to Merid. Clear + pleasant. Stiff breeze from West to moderate breeze from WbyS. Barometer rising. Moderate sea. At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. At 9.45 set foresail. Steaming on course SSW1/2W (p.c.) under foresail + fore + aft sail. At 11. set clock back 17 minutes. Steam 59.5 Rev. 62.5. Distilling.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Generally clear. Moderate breeze from West. Steady barometer. Moderate swell from West. At 12.15 took in foresail + changed course to SW1/8W (p.c.) pat. log 58. Steaming on course SW1/8W (p.c.) under fore + aft sail. Steam 60. Rev. 62.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Gentle to light breeze from West. Barometer steady. Under steam + fore + aft sail on course SW1/8W (p.c.) during watch. Steam 58. Rev. 61.8. Distilling.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze from West. Barometer steady. Long sea from WSW. Under steam + foresail on course SW1/8W (p.c.). Distilling. Steam 58. Rev. 61.4.

8 p.m. to Mid. Clear + pleasant. Heavy dew. Moderate to gentle breeze from West. Barometer steday. Long Swell from SW. Running under steam + fore + aft sail on course SW1/8W (p.c.) Distilling. Steam 60 Rev. 62.5.


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at sea bound from karluk kadiak to ounalaska alaska at anchor ounalaska

Lat 53.65, Long -164.97


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14 June 1888

steaming on throught unalga pass navigator conning

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy with gentle to light breeze from West + light dew. Steady barometer, falling last hour. Moderate swell from SW. Steaming on course SW1/8W (p.c.) with fore + aft sail set. Steam 60. Rev. 63. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Cloudy. Light airs to light breeze from WSW to WNW. At 4.30 took in fore + aft sail. Steaming on course SW1/8W (p.c.) during watch. At 7.50 set head sails + main topmast staysail. Steam 62. Rev. 65. Distilling. Barometer steady.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + cloudy. Gentle breeze from WNW. Barometer rising. Sea smooth. At 12.10 changed course to W1/4W (p.c.). Pat. log reading 85.2. Had quarters at 9.30. The Divisions drilled as follows:- 1st, 3d + Engieer's Divisions at small arms, + 2d Division at pistols. At 12.10 took in fore + aft sail. Distilling. Steam 61. Rev. 63.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy. Light passing shower about 2 o'clock. Gentle breeze from WNW to light airs from NW. Barometer rising first hour. Sea smooth. Steaming on course W1/4S (p.c.). At 12.35 Pat log 16.3 changed course to NW7/8W (p.c.). At 3.12 pat. log 33.5 changed course to NW1/4N (p.c.) Steam 60 Rev. 63.5. Distilling.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cloudy with passing showers. Smooth sea. Steady barometer. Light to gentle NW breeze. Pat log 4.0 changed course to NW3/4N (p.c.) Steaming on course. Steam 60. Rev. 63.5. Distilling.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy with passing showers. Moderate breeze from WNW. Barometer steady.

Steam 60 Rev. 63.5. Distilling.

8 p.m. to Mid. Cloudy with passing showers. Gentle to light breeze from West. Barometer rising.

At 10.13 hauled in pat. log reading 77.5. Banked fires. Distilling.


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at anchor ounalaska alaska at sea

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5


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15 June 1888


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at sea bound from alaska to island of st paul

Lat 55.45, Long -168.30


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16 June 1888


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at sea near fairbanks alaska

Lat 57.03, Long -170.35


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17 June 1888

at 100 hauled in pat log sighted usr cutter bear at anchor off st paul island

Lat 57.0, Long -170.3

USS Cutter "Bear" - sighted at anchor off St Paul. Officer from "Bear" made official visit.

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast with light breeze from NWbyN. Misty last two hours. Steaming on course NW5/8W (p.c.) during watch. Steam 55 Rev. 51.3. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + misty. Light breeze from NNW. Barometer rising. Sea smooth. At 6.10 changed course to N3/4W (p.c.) Pat. log reading 62.5 + at 6.38 changed course to N1/4W (p.c.) pat. log reading 64.7. Under steam alone. At 5.55 stopped ship + took a sounding getting bottom at 67 fms., dark brown mud. Started ahead at 6.04. At 7.52 stopped to sound getting bottom at 63 fms dark brown mud. Started ahead at 7.59. Distilling. Steam 55. Rev. 50.5.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + misty. Light breeze from NNW falling calm. Barometer rising. Sea smooth. At 10 Commanding Officer inspected ship + crew at quarters.

Powhatan - Called "all hands to muster" read Articles of war + delivered Good Conduct Medal with bar from "Powhtan" + "Thetis" to J. White (C.B.M.).

J. White (C.B.M.) - Called "all hands to muster" read Articles of war + delivered Good Conduct Medal with bar from "Powhtan" + "Thetis" to J. White (C.B.M.).

E.G. Mack (App) - By order of Commanding Officer ordered E.G. Mack (app) to go to main-top for four days on bread + water as extra lookout, (three days being for spilling water on deck, + one day for late hammock + having clothes in lucky bag), + to sleep at nights on the bridge upon his repeat to go aloft placed him in double band around bilge pump on bread + water, by order of Commanding Officer until he decides to go aloft.

Mustered crew.

At 11.45 changed course to NEbyE1/2E (p.c.) Distilling. At 10.45 stopped ship sounded 50 fms green mud.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast foggy + misty. Calm with light SW airs last hour.

U.S.R.C. Bear - At 1.00 hauled in pat. log + sighted U.S.R. Cutter "Bear" at anchor off St. Paul Island.

At 1.30 anchored in 8 3/4 fms. water, 30 fms. chain. Low banked fires. Distilling.

U.S.R.C. Bear - Officer from "Bear" paid official visit. Commanding Officer paid to official visit to "Bear".

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast + misty. Calm. Barometer rising. Low banked fires. Distilling.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + calm. Misty. Barometer rising first hour falling last hour. Vessel rolling easily to ground swell from Westward. Fires banked. Distilling.

E.G. Mack (App) - At 9 removed irons from E.G. Mack (App) + confined him below for the night.


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at anchor island st paul pribloff islands

Lat 57.1, Long -170.3


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18 June 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast + calm. Distilling. Barometer rising.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + calm.

E.G. Mack (App) - At 7.00 took the irons off E.G. Mack (App) + sent hime into the main top to commence his extra lookout duty.

Low banked the fires. Distilling. Barometer rising first three hours, falling last hour.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + misty. Light airs from SE + East. Barometer rising. Distilling. Fires banked.

Merid. to 8 p.m. Overcast + misty. Light airs from ESE to light breeze from NE. Barometer rising. Vessel rolling easily to ground swell from Westward. Fires banked. Distilling.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + foggy. Light airs + breezes from NE. Barometer rising. Distilling. Fires banked.

Mid to 4 am. Overcast and calm. Barometer rising.

4 am to 8 am. Overcast and calm. Barometer rising first three hours, falling last hour.

8 am to merid. Overcast and misty. Light airs from SE and East. Barometer rising.

Merid to 8 pm. Overcast and misty. Light airs from ESE to light breeze from NE. Barometer rising.

8 pm to mid. Overcast and foggy. Light airs and breezes from NE. Barometer rising.


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at anchor st paul pribyloff islands at sea bound to ounalaska alaska

Lat 57.1, Long -170.3


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19 June 1888

at 900 changed course to se34e pc pl 280 dalnoi point nbye mag se pt e38n mag

Lat 56.6, Long -169.8

Mid. to 4 a.m. Foggy first two hours, then overcast + misty. Light airs from NE to North. Barometer rising. Ground sweel from Westward. Fires banked. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + misty. Light airs to light breeze from North. Steady barometer. Executed morning routine. Ground swell from Westward. Distilling.

8 a.m. to Merid. Generally overcast + misty. Light to gentle breeze from NNW. Barometer rising. Low banked fires. Distilling.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy to overcast + misty. Gentle breeze from NNW. Barometer falling. Sea moderate. At 2.50 called "all hands up anchor", hove into a short scope on starboard anchor, made all sail, hove up the anchor + cast to port, + stood out of harbor under sail, Navigator conning. At 3.20 went ahead with the engines.

At 3.15 hailed up spanker. Distilling.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Overcast + misty. Gentle breeze from NNW. Barometer falling. Standing on course SE1/4E (p.c.) under steam + all plain sail except spanker. At 5.30 changed course to SSE3/4E (p.c.).

Jeanie - Sighted + exchanged numbers with the mailed steam schooner "Jeanie".

At 5.45 clewed down top gallant sails + hove to with fore topsail to the mast.

Jeanie - Lowered 3d whaleboat + sent package of letters to the "Jeanie".

Allowed fires to die down before banking fires. Distilling. Steam 61 Rev. 68.2.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast, with gentle to moderate breeze from NNW. Moderate sea + steady barometer. At 6.15 filled away on course SEbyS (p.c.) + put over pat log reading 16.0. Allowed fires to die down + at 6.55 stopped engine + uprighted screw. Ship under all sail bent except spanker + main topmast staysail. At 8.00 changed course WSE (p.c.).

Low banked fires.

8 p.m. to Mid. Generally clear. Moderate to gentle breeze from North.

E.G. Mack (App) - By order of Commanding Officer as for modified the punishment of E.G. Mack (App) as to confine him below at night.

At 9.20 set topmast staysail.

Ship under all sail bent except spanker. Fires banked. Distilling.

Jeannie - Lowered 3rd whaleboat & sent package of letters to the "Jeannie"


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at sea bound from st paul pribilof islands to alaska

Lat 55.58, Long -168.33


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20 June 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy to overcast + foggy. Gentle to moderate breeze from NbyW. Moderate sea. Barometer rising. Under square + fore + aft sail except spanker on course SE3/4E (p.c.) Distilling. Low banked fires.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + misty. Moderate breeze from NbyW to NNW. Barometer steady. Moderate sea. Standing on course SE3/4E (p.c.) under all plain sail except spanker. Exercuted morning routine. Fires low banked. Distilling.

E.G. Mack (App) - At 7.00 released E.G. Mack (App) from confinement + sent hime aloft to main top.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + misty. Moderate to fresh breeze from NbyW. Moderate sea. Falling barometer. At 11.00 stopped distilling tanks being full. Quarters at 9.30 followed by routine drills. Ship under all sail except spanker. Low banked fires. Course SE3/4E (p.c.).

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast + misty. Moderate breeze from North + NbyE. Barometer steady. At 2.00 set spanker + bent main topgallant + mizzen topmast staysails. At 3.00 set the last two named. Under all sail bent at end of watch + on course SE3/4E (p.c.). Fires low banked.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Overcast + misty. Moderate breeze from NbyE. Barometer steady. Moderate sea. Bent + set main royal staysail + mizzen topgallant staysail + mainsail. Under all sail bent at end of watch.

U.S.R.S. Bear - Made following Int. signals to U.S.R.S. "Bear" C.V.S; Q.G.B; D.W.N- + D.H.C.R; R.P.V; D.V.C.L; C.H.S.K; Q.C.B; J.S.Q. which was answered by Int. signal, V.J.W.

On course SE3/4E (p.c.).

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast + misty. Moderate to gentle breeze from NbyE. Barometer falling. Moderate sea. Course SE3/4E (p.c.). Under all square sail, headsails, main + mizzen staysails + spanker. Fires low banked.

8 p.m. to Mid. Cloudy + misty. Heavy dew. Gentle to light breeze from NbyE. Steady barometer. Smooth sea. Moon showing in blue sky overhead. Ship heading SE3/4E (p.c.) under all sails. Fires low banked.

E.G. Mack (App) - At 9 P.M. confined E.G. Mack (App) below.

EG Mack - At 7:00 released EG Mack (App) from confinement & sent him aloft to main ~.

CSRS Bear - Made following Inl. signal to CSRS "Bear" C.V.S; Q.G.B; D.W.N._ & D.H.C.R.; D.V.C.L.; C.H.S.K.;Q.C.B.; J.S.Q. which was answered by Inl. signal, V.J.W.

EG Mack - At 9 pm confined EG Mack (App) below.


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at sea bound from st paul pribiloff island to unalaska alaska at wharf unalaska

Lat 54.08, Long -166.33


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21 June 1888

at 235 anchored in 20 fathoms black sand with 60 fathoms starboard chain at 330 got underway stood in for ounalaska steam bear passing us then stopping in outer harbor to allow us to pass her

Lat 53.9, Long 16.7

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy + misty. Light breeze from North. Under sail + on course SE3/4E (p.c.) during watch. Fires low banked.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Cloudy to overcast. Light breeze from North. Barometer steady. Sea moderate. Under all sail on course SE3/4E (p.c.).

St. Paul - At 7.45 sighted A.C.C.'s steamer "St. Paul" on starboard beam.

E.G. Mack (App) - At 7.00 released E.G. Mack (App) from confinement. Sent him in main-top.

Fires low banked.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + misty. Foggy last hour. Light breeze to light airs from North. Barometer falling last hour. Moderate sea. At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Exercised 1st 3d + Engineer's Divisions at single-sticks; 2d Division, - pistols. Spread fires at 10.00 + at 10.30 started ahead under steam. Took in + furled all sail. Course SE3/4E (p.c.). At 11.00 set clock ahead 7 minutes.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Foggy, lifting at 3.30 p.m. Light airs from North. Steady barometer. Ground swell from Northward. At 12.12 changed course to South (p.c.) pat. log 7.8. At 12.25 sighted land + breakers one point on port bow. Slowed down + changed course to SWbyS (p.c.) pat. log 9.8, navigator conning. Ship running along land on port beam.

Bear - At 2.35 anchored in 20 fathoms black sand, with 60 fathoms starboard chain, + at 3.30 got underway + stood in for Ounalaska, steam "Bear" passing us, + then stopping in outer harbor to allow us to pass her.

Hauled in patent log at 2.35.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast + foggy. Light airs from N, E, + W. Barometer rising.

At 4.45 landed alongside wharf.

E.G. Mack (App) - By order of Commanding Officer placed E.G. Mack (App) in confinement for two days in double irons for abusive language to Captain of Top.

Bear - At 5.00 the "Bear" came in + made fast to mooring buoy.

Healy (Captain) - Captain Healy came on board to pay official visit to the Commanding Officer.

Allowed fires to die out under main boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + foggy. Calm + light airs from NW. Barometer falling first hour. At 9.20 started fires under port donkey boiler.

EG Mack - By order of commanding officer, placed EG Mack (app) in confinement for two days in double irons for abusive language to Captain of the Top.

Bear - At 5.00 the "Bear" came in & made fast to mooring buoy.

MA Healy - Captain Healy came on board to pay official visit to the Commanding Officer.


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alongside wharf ounalaska alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5


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22 June 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast + misty. Calm + steady barometer. Fires under port donkey boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + misty + foggy. Calm. Made preparations for coaling ship. Hoisted out 2d launch. Barometer falling. Fires under port donkey boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + foggy. Calm. Barometer steady.

coal: 45 tons - Crew engaged in coaling ship, - received on the dock 45 tons of coal.

Fires in port donkey boiler.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast + foggy. Light airs from NE. Barometer falling.

coal: 16 1/2 tons - Crew coaling ship. Received on dock during watch 16 1/2 tons.

Fires in port donkey boiler.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast + foggy. Light airs from NE + falling barometer.

coal: 1 ton - Coaling ship until 4.30 p.m. Receive one tone during watch.

Allowed men to go ashore after supper until 8 p.m. Fires in port donkey boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + foggy. Light airs from NE. Barometer falling. Fires in port donkey boiler.

coal: 45 TONS - At Unalaska, Alaska

coal: 16 1/2 tons - At Unalaska, Alaska

coal: 1 ton - At Unalaska, Alaska


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alongside wharf ounalaska alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5


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23 June 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast + foggy. Light airs from NE. Barometer falling. Fires under port donkey boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Foggy. Sun showing at intervals through fog. Light NE breeze. Steady barometer. Breakfast for crew at 7 a.m. At 7.45 started coaling. Fires under port boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Foggy. Light to gentle breeze from NE. Barometer falling.

coal: 50 tons - Received on board 50 tons of coal during watch.

C. Jackson (Sea) - C. Jackson (Sea) reported that his term of enlistment had expired.

Fires under port boiler.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast to cloudy + foggy. Gentle breeze from NE. Barometer falling.

coal: 23 1/2 tons - Crew engaged in coaling ship. Received 23 1/2 tons during watch.

Fires in port donkey boiler.

C. Jackson (Sea) - C. Jackson (Sea) was discharged, his term of enlistment having expired.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy + foggy. Gentle to light breeze from NE to North. Barometer steady. Fires under port donkey boiler.

E.G. Mack (App) - At 6.00 released E.G. Mack (App) from confinement + restored him to duty by order of Commanding Officer.

coal: 4 1/2 tons - At 4.30 stopped coaling ship. Received during watch 4 1/2 tons.

8 p.m. to Mid. Partly cloudy but pleasant. Light airs + breezes from North. Barometer falling. Fires under port boiler.

coal: 50 TONS - At Unalaska, Alaska

C Jackson - C Jackson (Sea) reported that his term of enlistment has expired.

coal: 23 1/2 tons - At Unalaska, Alaska

C Jackson - C Jackson (Sea) was discharged, his term of enlistment having expired.

EG Mack - At 6.00 released EG Mack (app) from confinement & returned him to duty by order of Commanding Officer.

coal: 4 1/2 tons - At Unalaska, Alaska


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alongside wharf ounalaska alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5


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24 June 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy to overcast + misty. Gentle breeze to light airs from NE to NNW. Barometer steady. Fires in port donkey boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Cloudy + misty. Light airs from NW. Barometer rising. Fires under port donkey boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Cloudy + misty. Light to gentle breeze from ENE to NW. Steady Barometer. At 9.45 quarters for inspection, + at 10 a.m. the Commanding Officer inspected crew + ship.

H. Spriggs (Lds) - By order of Commanding Officer confined H. Spriggs (Lds) on bread + water for three days for disobedience of orders.

Fires under port boiler.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Partly cloudy but pleasant. Gentle breeze from NE. Barometer steady. Fires under port boiler.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy + misty gentle breezes from NE to light airs from SW. Barometer rising. Fires in port donkey boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Cloudy + misty. Gentle to light breeze from SE. Rising barometer. At 10.45 a man ran away from ship on the wharf.

A. Erickson (S.M.M.) - Master-at-Arms inspected berth deck + reported A. Erickson (S.M.M.) absent from ship.

Fires under port boiler.

O.E. Reb (App.) - O.E. Reb (App) returned on board ship 1/4 hour overtime.

N.M. Plumner (O.S.) - N.M. Plumner (O.S.) returned on board one hour overtime.

H Spriggs (Lds) - By order of Commanding Officer confined H Spriggs (Lds) in ~ & water for three days for disobedience of orders.

A Erickson - At 10:45 a man ran away from ship on the wharf. Master-at-arms inspected berth deck & reported A. Erickson (S.M.W.) absent from ship.

OE Reh - OE Reh (App) returned on board ship 1/2 hour overtime.

WM Plummer (OS) - W>M> Plummer (O.S.) returned on board one hour overtime.


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alongside wharf ounalaska alaska

Lat 54.43, Long -165.43


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25 June 1888

coal: 161 1/2 tons -

Mid. to 4 a.m. Partly cloudy but pleasant. Light airs + breezes from South + SSW. Barometer rising. Fires under port boiler.

A. Erickson (S.M.M.) - At 12.10 sent master-at-arms into the village to find + return to the ship A. Erickson (S.M.M.). At 12.20 by order of Commanding Officer A. Erickson (S.M.M.) was confined in double irons for safe keeping.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Cloudy to overcast + misty. Light airs from SSW to NE. Barometer steady. Commenced coaling at 7.45. Fires in port donkey boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + misty. Light airs to light breeze from NE. Barometer steady.

coal: 161 1/2 tons - At 10.30 finished coaling ship. Received during watch 21 1/2 tons + in all 161 1/2 tons.

coal: 21 1/ tons - At 10.30 finished coaling ship. Received during watch 21 1/2 tons + in all 161 1/2 tons.

Crew cleaning ship.

U.S.R.S. Bear - At 11.00 the Revenue Steamer "Bear" got underway + steamed out of the harbor to the relief of the whaling vessel "Belvedere" disabled outside harbor.

Belvedere - At 11.00 the Revenue Steamer "Bear" got underway + steamed out of the harbor to the relief of the whaling vessel "Belvedere" disabled outside harbor.

C. Jackson (Sea) - C. Jackson was shipped as seaman for three years.

Fires under port donkey boiler.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast + misty. Steady barometer. Light NE breeze. Crew cleaning up decks + paintwork.

U.S.R.S. Bear - At 2 P.M. U.S. Revenue Steamer "Bear" towed the whale "Belvedere" into inner anchorage.

Belvedere - At 2 P.M. U.S. Revenue Steamer "Bear" towed the whale "Belvedere" into inner anchorage.

Fires under port boiler. Catted starboard anchor.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast + misty. Light breeze from NE + ESE. Barometer rising. Hoisted 2d launch on board. Received for use 800 gallons of fresh water, a sample being inspected + pronounced good by the doctor. Fires under port boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + misty. Barometer rising. Light breeze to light airs from ESE. At 8.10 started fires under main boiler. Fires under port donkey boiler.

A Erickson - At 12.10 sent Master-at-arms into the village to find & return to the ship A, Erickson (seaman). At 12.20 by order of Commanding Officer A Erickson (Seaman) was confined in double irons for safe keeping.

coal: 2 1/2 tons - At Unalaska, Alaska

Bear - At 11.00 the Revenue Steamer "Bear" got underway & steamed out of the harbor to the relief of the whaling vessel "Belvedere" disabled outside harbor.

C Jackson - C Jackson was shipped as seaman for three years.

Bear - At 2 pm US Revenue Steamer "Bear" towed the whaler "Belvedere" into inner anchorage.

Received for use 800 gallons of fresh water, a sample being inspected & pronounced good by the doctor.


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alongside wharf ounalaska at sea bound to britol bay alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5


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26 June 1888

at 230 sighted ounimak island on starboard beam

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast + misty. Rising barometer. Light airs from ESE.

Sent word to Chief Engineer to use not more than 10 tons of coal per diem.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + misty.

At 5.10 set course NbyE1/2E (p.c.) + put over patent log reading 16. At 6.00 set jib, flying jib, + fore + main topmast staysails. At 8.00 changed course to NEbyE (p.c.). Barometer steady.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + foggy. Light airs from NW first hour with calms. Barometer rising. Sea smooth. At 8.00 changed course to NEbyE (p.c.) + at 11.00 to NbyW3/4W (p.c.). Under steam alone. At 8.05 took in fore + aft sail. Navigator set clock ahead five minutes at 11.00. Steam 55. Rev. 54.7. At 1.00 the Commanding Officer ordered that ~~~ 8 tons of coal be consumed a day.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast + misty. Light airs from West to South. Barometer rising first hour. Sea smooth. Steaming on course NbyW3/4W (p.c.). At 1.45 patent log 66.0 changed course to NNE (p.c.).

Steam 55. Rev. 51.3.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Overcast + misty clearing a little toward end of watch. Steady barometer. Smooth sea. Light South airs. Steaming on course NNE (p.c.). Steam 53. Rev. 51.5.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast + misty. Light airs from SW. Barometer steady.

A. Erickson (S.M.M.) - By order of Commanding Officer released A. Erickson (S.M.M.) from confinement in double irons + confined him without irons to await trial by Summary Court Martial.

W.A. McGuinis (S.A. 2C.) - By order of Commanding Officer placed W.A. McGuinis (S.A. 2d. Cl.) in double irons for 10 days + on the restricted money list until further order for jumping coaling party.

Steaming on course NNE (p.c.) during watch. At 7.15 set jib, fore-sail, fore topsail + fore topgallant sail. Steam 53. Rev. 51.5.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + cloudy. Light breeze from SW. Barometer falling. Sea smooth.

W.A. McGuinis (S.A. 2C.) - At 9.00 W.A. McGuinis (App) was sent below to pan the night.

Under steam, + square sail and the fore + jib, on course NNE (p.c.). Steam 52. Rev. 51.3.

A Erickson - By order of Commanding Ofiicer released A Erickson from confinement in double irons & confined him without irons to await trial by Summary Court Martial.

WA McGinnis - By order of commanding officer confined W.A. McGinnis (S.A. 2 cl) in double irons for 10 days & on the restricted ~ list until further order for ~ coaling ~. e irons to await trial by Court Martial.


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at sea bound from unalaska to bristol bay alaska

Lat 56.30, Long -162.63


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27 June 1888

at 5 am amak island western side bore se12s pc

Lat , Long

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast. Light breeze from SW. Barometer rising. Sea smooth. Steaming on course NNE (p.c.) Jib, foresail, foretopsail + topgallant sail set. Steam 52. Rev. 51.2.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast. Light airs from SW hauling to NW at end of watch. Barometer falling. Smooth sea. At 5.15 took in + furled sail.

W.A. McGuinis (S.A. 2C.) - At 6 a.m. W.A. McGuinis (App) in double irons was placed on quarter deck.

Steaming on course NNE. Steam 53. Rev. 51.2.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + misty. calm. Barometer rising. At 9.30 went to quarters for inspection + afterwards had drills as follows: - 1st, 3d, + Engineer's Divisions at pistols; 2d at small arms.

H. Spriggs (Lds) - By order of Commanding Officer released H. Spriggs (Lds) from confinement + restored him to duty.

H. Vaughn (Lds) - H. Vaughn (Lds) was placed in confinement for three days on bread + water for disobedience of orders.

Steaming on course NNE (p.c.) during watch. Steam 54. Rev. 51.5. At 11.20 set clock ahead eleven minutes.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Light airs from NNW. Barometer falling. Sea smooth. At 12.10 changed course to NNE1/4E (p.c.) Steam alone. Steam 52. Rev. 51.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cloudy + pleasant. Light airs from NNW to NE. Barometer steady. Sea smooth. Steaming on course NNE1/4E (p.c.) Steam 52 Rev. 51.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy + misty. Light NE airs. Falling barometer. Smooth sea. Steaming on course NNE1/4E (p.c.) Steam 52 Rev. 51.

8 p.m. to Mid. Cloudy + misty. Light airs from NE + NNE. Barometer falling. Steaming on course NNE1/4E (p.c.) during watch. Steam 55. Rev. 51.3.

WA McGinnis - At 6 am WA McGinnis (App) in double irons was placed on quarter deck.

H Spriggs (Lds) - By order of Commanding Ofiicer released H Spriggs (~) from confinement & returned him to duty.

H Vaughan (Lds) - H Vaughan (Lds) was placed in confinement for three days on bread & water for disobedience of orders.


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at sea bound from unalaska to bristol bay alaska at anchor of cape constantine alaksa

Lat 57.83, Long -159.78


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28 June 1888

standing into entrance of nushagak river

Lat 30.5, Long 117.1

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Light breeze from NEbyN to light airs from NbyE. Barometer falling. Sea Smooth. Steaming on course NNE1/4E (p.c.) Steam 54. Rev. 50.5.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Foggy. Clearing last hour. Barometer falling. Light airs from NE falling calm. Steaming on course NNE1/4E (p.c.) Steam 53. Rev. 51.4.

8 a.m. to Merid. Cloudy. Foggy around horizon. Light NE airs. Smooth sea. Steady barometer. Quarters at 9.30, then routine drills excepting 1st Division which dismounted forecastle gun + overhauled bed plate. Steaming on course NNE1/4E (p.c.) Steam 53 Rev. 51. At 8.30 a.m. started distilling.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Misty about horizon. Light airs from NE. At 12.15 pat. log 23.6 changed course to NE1/4N (p.c.) + at 1.30 p.l. 30.2 changed course to NEbyE (p.c.). At 3.45 stopped to get cast of the lead. Found bottom at 14 fms. gray sand. Steam 54. Rev. 51. Distilling.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Clear + pleasant, with light mist around horizon. Light airs from West. Barometer steady. At 4.00 changed course to ENE1/2E (p.c.) + at 5.55 to NbyE (p.c.) Pat. log reading 55.0. At 5.55 stopped ship + got a cast of the lead in 18 fms. coarse gravel. Started ahead at 6.00. Steam 54 Rev. 51.5. Distilling.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Hazy horizon. Light airs from West. Barometer falling first hour. Steaming on course NbyE (p.c.). At 7.00 changed course to NbyW (p.c.) pat. log. 61.5, and at 7.45 to NNW1/2W (p.c.) pat. log 65.4. At 7.15 sighted land two points forward port beam. Steam 54 Rev. 51.5. Distilling.

8 p.m. to Mid. Cloudy + misty. Light airs from West then light breeze from East. Steady barometer. Smooth sea.

Anchored in 7 1/2 fathoms water with 45 fathoms starboard chain at 10 p.m. Low banked fires. Ship swung to flood at 11.15 p.m. Hauled in pat log at 10 p.m. reading 77.2. Distilling.


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at anchor off cape constantine mouth of nushagak river alaska

Lat 31.87, Long -11.0

Course and distance made good since preceding noon by observations, 60 knots. 5 tenths.

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 360 gallons.

Water distilled during the preceding 24 hours, 873 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 3905 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 4 tons 892 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 296 " 2058 "


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29 June 1888

lowered 1st steam launch 4th whaleboat at 730 the governor his interpreter ensign r welles asst pay jq lovell left the ship in charge of ensign rf lopez to visit fort alexander

Lat 66.2, Long -169.8

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy + misty. Light breeze from East. Barometer rising. Fires banked. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + misty. Light breeze to light airs from SE. Barometer steady.

R. Welles (Ensign) - Lowered 1st steam launch + 4th whaleboat, + at 7.30 the Governor, his interpreter, Ensign R. Welles, + Asst. Pay. J.Q. Lovell left the ship in charge of Ensign R.F. Lopez to visit Fort Alexander.

R.F. Lopez (Ensign) - Lowered 1st steam launch + 4th whaleboat, + at 7.30 the Governor, his interpreter, Ensign R. Welles, + Asst. Pay. J.Q. Lovell left the ship in charge of Ensign R.F. Lopez to visit Fort Alexander.

J.Q. Lovell (Asst. Pay.) - Lowered 1st steam launch + 4th whaleboat, + at 7.30 the Governor, his interpreter, Ensign R. Welles, + Asst. Pay. J.Q. Lovell left the ship in charge of Ensign R.F. Lopez to visit Fort Alexander.

At 5.30 swung to ebb tide. Depth at high water 11 fms. Distilling. Fires low banked.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + cloudy. Light airs from East. Barometer rising. Riding to ebb tide. At 9.00 tidal current 3.4 knots. At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Went to fire quarters. Divisions reported water: - 3d + Nav. 1m; Eng. 1m 15s; Powder, 1m 30s; 1st, 1m 35s; 2d, 2m. Secured: - 3d, 1m 10s; Nav. 1m; 2d, 1m 15s; 1st, 1m. 35s; Eng., 2m. Scraped spars. Distilling. Fires low banked.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast, + last hour occasional drizzling rain. Light airs from East. Light breeze from SW last two hours. Steady barometer. Ship swung to flood at 12.30 depth 8 fathoms. Crew finished scraping spars + rungs of Jacob's ladders. Slushed spars. Distilling. Fires low banked.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast with passing showers. Light breeze from West. Barometer steady. Swung to ebb at 6.00, depth 10 fms. Fires low banked.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast. Light breeze from West. Barometer rising. Riding to ebb. Fires low banked. Distilling.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Cloudy + misty. Light breeze from East. Barometer rising. Fires banked. Distilling.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Overcast + misty. Light breeze to light airs from S.E. Barometer steady. Lowered 1st Steam launch + 4th whaleboat, + at 7.30 the Governer, his interpreter, Ensign R. Welles, + Asst. Pay. J. Q. Lovell left ship in charge of Ensign R. F. Lopez to visit Fort Alexander. At 5.30 swung to ebb tide. Depth at high water 11 ftms. Distilling. Fires low banked.

Ensign R. Welles - at 7.30 the Governer, his interpreter, Ensign R. Welles, + Asst. Pay. J. Q. Lovell left ship in charge of Ensign R. F. Lopez to visit Fort Alexander.

Ensign R. F. Lopez - at 7.30 the Governer, his interpreter, Ensign R. Welles, + Asst. Pay. J. Q. Lovell left ship in charge of Ensign R. F. Lopez to visit Fort Alexander.

J. Q. Lovell - at 7.30 the Governer, his interpreter, Ensign R. Welles, + Asst. Pay. J. Q. Lovell left ship in charge of Ensign R. F. Lopez to visit Fort Alexander.

8 A.M. to Merid. Overcast + cloudy. Light airs from East. Barometer rising. Riding to ebb tide. At 9.00 tidal current 3.4 knots. At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Went to fire Quarters. Divisions reported water:- 3'd + Nav. 1'm; Eng. 1'm 15's; Powder, 1'm 20's; 1'st, 1'm, 35's; 2'd, 2'm. Secured:- 3'd, 1'm 10's; Nav. 1'm; 2'd, 1'm 15's; 1'st, 1'm 35's; Eng., 2'm. Scraped spars. Dis-tilling. Fires low banked.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Overcast, + last hour occasional drizzling rain. Light airs from East. Light breeze from S.W. last two hours. Steady barometer. Ship swung to flood at 12.30 depth 8 fathoms. Crew finished scraping spars + songs of Jacob's ladders. Slushed spars. Distilling. Fires low banked.

4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Overcast with passing showers. Light breeze from West. Barometer steady. Swung to ebb at 6.00, depth 10 fms. Fires low banked.

8 P.M. to Mid. Overcast. Light breeze from West. Barometer rising. Riding to ebb. Fires low banked. Dis-tilling.


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at anchor off cape constantine mouth of nushagak river alaska

Lat 37.1, Long -11.0

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 283 gallons.

Water distilled during the preceding 24 hours, 308 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 3930 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 2 tons 1569 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 294 " 489 "


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30 June 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy with calms followed by light breeze from West. Steady barometer. Fires low banked. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Clear + pleasant. Slightly misty about horizon. Gentle to moderate breeze from West. Barometer steady. Fires low banked. Distilling. At 6.30 began to run ebb, depth 10 1/4 fms.

8 a.m. to Merid. Pleasant weather. Misty around horizon. Moderate WSW breeze. Rising barometer. Ship riding to ebb tide.

H. Vaughn (Lds) - By order of Commanding Officer released H. Vaughn (Lds) from confinement, + confined C. Briggs (Lds) on bread + water for three days for disobedience of orders.

C. Briggs (Lds) - By order of Commanding Officer released H. Vaughn (Lds) from confinement, + confined C. Briggs (Lds) on bread + water for three days for disobedience of orders.

Aired bedding. Fires low banked in main boiler. Distilling.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Clear overhead. Hazy horizon. Moderate to stiff breeze from SW. Barometer falling. At 3.30 piped down aired bedding. Fires low banked. Distilling. At 1.30 swung to flood tide. Sounded in 7 1/2 fathoms.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pleasant weather. Stiff to moderate breeze from SW. Steady barometer. Misty around horizon. Fires low banked under main boiler. Distilling. At 7.00 swung to ebb: - depth 9 1/2 fms.

8 p.m. to Mid. Pleasant, but misty weather. Moderate breeze from WSW hauling to West last hour of watch. Fires low banked. Distilling.

H Vaughan (Lds) - By order of Commanding Ofiicer released H Vaughan from confinement.

C Briggs - Confined C Briggs (lds) to bread & water for three days for disobedience of orders.

Mid to 4 A.M. Cloudy with calms followed by light breeze from West. Steady barometer. Fires low banked. Distilling.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Clear + pleasant. Slightly misty about horizon. Gentle to moderate breeze from West. Barometer steady. Fires low banked. Distilling. At 6.30 began to run ebb, depth 10 1/4 fms.

8 A.M. to Merid. Pleasant weather. Misty around horizon. Moderate W.S.W. breeze. Rising bar-ometer. Ship riding to ebb tide. By order of Commanding Officer released H. Vanghar (Lds) from confinement, + confined C. Briggs (Lds) on bread + water for three days for disobediense of orders. Dried bedding. Fires low banked in main boiler. Distilling.

H. Vanghar (Lds) - By order of Commanding Officer released H. Vangar (Lds) from confinement

C. Briggs (Lds) - + confined C. Briggs (Lds) on bread + water for three days for disobediense of orders.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Clear overhead. Hazy horizon. Moderate to stiff breeze from S.W. Barometer falling. At 3.30 piped down aired bedding. Fires low banked. Distilling. At 1.30 swung to flood tide. Sounded in 7 1/2 fathoms.

4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Pleasant weather. Stiff to moderate breeze from S.W. Steady barometer. Misty around horizon. Fires low banked under main boiler. Distilling. At 7.00 swung to ebb:- depth 9 1/2 fms.

4 P.M. to Mid. Pleasant, but misty weather. Moderate breeze from W.S.W. hauling to West last hour of watch. Fires low banked. Distilling.



LOGS FOR JULY 1888


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at anchor off cape constantine mouth of nushagak river at sea bound to belkofski alaska

Lat 37.1, Long -11.0

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 354 gallons.

Water distilled during the preceding 24 hours, 358 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 3934 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 2 tons 224 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 293 " 465 "


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1 July 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast. Light to gentle breeze from NE. Barometer steady. At 1.30 swung to flood, 8 1/2 fathoms at slack water. Fires banked under main boiler. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Cloudy, with sun occasionally visible. Gentle breeze from NE decreasing towards end of watch to light airs. Light ground swell from SW. Steady barometer. Executed moring routine. Swung to ebb at 6.50 A.M. depth 10 1/2 fathoms. Fires low banked under main boiler. Distilling.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast. Light airs from North. Barometer steady. At 10.00 the Commanding Officer inspected ship + crew at quarters. At 10.30 mustered ship's company + read the Articles for the Better Government of the Navy. Fires low banked. Distilling.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Pleasant weather. Misty with gentle SW breeze + steady barometer. At 1.50 swung to flood, - 8 fathoms water. Fires low banked in main boiler. Distilling.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clear + pleasant. Gentle breeze form SW to light breeze from WSW. Barometer falling. Fires low banked. Distilling. 1st Steam Launch + 4th Whaleboat returned at 7.30 with Governor's party aboard. Hoisted both boats.

8 p.m. to Mid. Partly cloudy but pleasant. Light breeze from WSW + West. Barometer rising. At 9.00 got underway + set course SbyW (p.c.). Put over patent log reading 77.2. At 9.20 changed course to South (p.c.) + set head sails, + main topmast + top gallant staysails + spanker, patent log 78.6. Steam 55 Rev. 51.5. Distilling. At 11.50 got a cast of the lead + found bottom at 17 fathoms, gray sand.

Mid to 4 A.M. Overcast. Light to gentle breeze from N.E. Barometer steady. At 1.30 swung to flood. 8 1-2 fathoms at slash water. Fires banked under main boiler. Distilling.


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at sea bound from cape constantine to belkoftski alaska

Lat 57.25, Long -159.60

Course and distance made good since preceding noon by observations, 85 knots. 4 tenths.

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 366 gallons.

Water distilled during the preceding 24 hours, 440 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 4008 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 5 tons 1578 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 286 " 1127 "


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2 July 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Generally overcast. Moderate breeze from South. Barometer rising. Sea moderate. Under steam + fore + aft sail on course South (p.c.) At 3.50 stopped the ship + sounded in 28 fathoms water light gray sand. Started ahead at 3.55. Distilling. Steam 55. Rev. 51.5.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast misty + disagreeable. Moderate breeze form WSW. Barometer rising. Moderate sea. Standing on course South (p.c.) under steam + fore + aft sail. Steam 55. Rev. 51. Distilling. Put in the jackasses.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + misty. Moderate sea, + breeze from WSW. Barometer rising. Distilling. At 9 a.m. changed course to SSW3/4W (p.c.) pat. log 42.7 + took in main topmast + topgallant staysails. Quarters at 9.30. At 9.45 haulded down flying jib, + set it again after setting up stay.

W.A. McGuinis (S.A. 2C.) - By order of Commanding Officer W.A. McGuinis (App) was placed on bread + water in addition to the unexpired part of his punishment, for insubordination.

Steam 54. Rev. 51. Ship under steam head sails + spanker at end of watch. Distilling.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Generally cloudy + misty. Moderate breeze from WSW hauling to SWbyW last hour. At 3.30 took in fore + aft sail. Two tins of corned beef + one can of pease were inspected condemned + thrown overboard. Steaming on course SSW3/4W (p.c.) during watch. Steam 55 Rev 50. Distilling.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Overcast. Moderate breeze from WSW. Barometer rising. Moderate sea. On course SSW3/4W (p.c.) under steam alone. Distilling. Steam 52 Rev. 51.1.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast. Moderate breeze from WSW to WbyS. Barometer rising. Steaming on course SSW3/4W (p.c.). At 7.40 set all fore + aft sails except main royal mizzen staysails. Steam 52 Rev. 51. Distilling. Moderate sea.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast, breaking away last hour, stars occasionally visible. Heavy nimbus clouds with passing showers passing from WSW. Moderate to gentle WSW breeze. Steady barometer. Moderate sea. Ship under head sails, spanker, + main topmast + topgallant staysails + steam. Course SSW3/4W (p.c.) Steam 55 Rev. 51. Distilling.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Generally overcast. Moderate breeze from South. Barometer rising. Sea moderate. Under steam + fore + aft sail on course South (p.c.) At 3.50 stopped the ship + sounded in 28 fathoms water, light gray sound. Started ahead at 3.55. Distilling. Steam 55. Rev. 51.5.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Overcast misty + disagreeable. Moderate breeze from W.S.W. Barometer rising. Moderate sea. Standing on course South (p.c.) under steam + fore + aft sail. Steam 55. Rev. 51. Distilling. Put in the jackasses.

8 A.M. to Merid. Overcast + misty. Moderate sea, + breeze from W.S.W. Barometer rising. Distilling. At 9 a.m. changed course to S.S.W. 3/4 W(p.c.) pat. log 42.7 + took in main topmast + topgallant stay-sails. Quarters at 9.30. At 9.45 hauled down flying jib, + set it again after setting up stay. By order of Commanding Officer W. A. Mc' Ginnis(app) was placed on bread + water in addition to the confined part of his punishment, for insubordination. Steam 54. Rev. 51. Ship under steam head sails + spanker at end of watch. Distilling.

W. A. Mc' Ginnis(app) - By order of Commanding Officer W. A. Mc' Ginnis(app) was placed on bread + water in addition to the confined part of his punishment, for insubordination.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Generally cloudy + misty. Moderate breeze from W.S.W. hauling to S.W. by W last hour. At 3.30 took in fore + aft sail. Two tins of corned beef + one can of pease were inspected + Con-sumed + thrown overboard. Steaming on course S.S.W. 3/4 W(p.c.) during watch. Steam 55 Rev 50. Distilling.

Two tins of corned beef + one can of pease were inspected + Con-sumed + thrown overboard.

4 P.M. to 6 P.M. Overcast. Moderate breeze from W.S.W. Barometer rising. Moderate sea. On course S.S.W. 3/4 W(p.c.) under steam alone. Distilling. Steam 52 Rev. 51.1

6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Overcast. Moderate breeze from W.S.W. to W. by S. Barometer rising. Steaming on course S.S.W. 3/4 W(p.c.) At 7.40 set all fore + aft sails except main royal + migger stay sails. Steam 52 Rev. 51 Distilling. Moderate sea.

8 P.M. to Mid. Overcast, hauling away last hour, stars occasionally visible. Heavy nimbus clouds with passing showers passing from W.S.W. Moderate to gentle W.S.W. breeze. Steady barometer, moderate sea. Ship under headsails, spanker, + main topmast + top gallant staysails + steam. Course S.S.W. 3/4 W(p.c.) Steam 55 Rev. 51. Distilling.

stars occasionally visible


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at sea bound from cape constantine to belkoftski alaska

Lat 55.87, Long -162.93


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3 July 1888

at 1 pm sighted amak island on port bow

Lat , Long

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast, misty + squally. Passing showers last three hours. Under steam, jib, flying jib, fore + main topmasts staysail, main topgallant staysail + spanker. On course SSW3/4W (p.c.) during watch. Light to moderate breeze from WSW + WbyS. Barometer rising. Steam 53. Rev. 51.6. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast. Misty with passing showers. Moderate breeze from WbyS to gentle breeze from WSW peaking in squalls. Barometer steady; moderate sea. Under steam + fore + aft sail. Land in sight on port beam at intervals during watch. Distilling. Steam 55. Rev. 51.1.

8 a.m. to Merid. Generally overcast. Misty with passing showers. Moderate breeze from WSW. Barometer rising. Moderate sea. At 9.20 took in all fore + aft sail, + at 10.15 stowed it. At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Exercised 1st, 3d + Eng. Divisions at small arms. 2d Div. Single sticks.

W.A. McGuinis (S.A. 2C.) - By order of Commanding Officer W.A. McGuinis (App) was released from further punishment + restored to duty.

Ches. Briggs (Lds) - Alse released Ches. Briggs (Lds) from confinement by order of Commanding Officer.

F. Thomas (Lds) - Confined F. Thomas (Lds) for three days on bread + water by order of Commanding Officer for disobedience of orders.

R.F. Lopez (Ensign) - At 10.30 a Summary Court Martial consisting of R.F. Lopez, Ensign + Senior Member, T.G. Dewey + Roger Wells Jr. Ensigns + members, + Asst. Pay. J.Q. Lovell, Recorder, convened in the Cabin for the trial of August Erickson (S.M. Mate).

T.G. Dewey (Ensign) - At 10.30 a Summary Court Martial consisting of R.F. Lopez, Ensign + Senior Member, T.G. Dewey + Roger Wells Jr. Ensigns + members, + Asst. Pay. J.Q. Lovell, Recorder, convened in the Cabin for the trial of August Erickson (S.M. Mate).

Roger Welles Jr. (Ensign) - At 10.30 a Summary Court Martial consisting of R.F. Lopez, Ensign + Senior Member, T.G. Dewey + Roger Wells Jr. Ensigns + members, + Asst. Pay. J.Q. Lovell, Recorder, convened in the Cabin for the trial of August Erickson (S.M. Mate).

August Erickson (S.M.M.) - At 10.30 a Summary Court Martial consisting of R.F. Lopez, Ensign + Senior Member, T.G. Dewey + Roger Wells Jr. Ensigns + members, + Asst. Pay. J.Q. Lovell, Recorder, convened in the Cabin for the trial of August Erickson (S.M. Mate).

J.Q. Lovell (Asst. Pay.) - At 10.30 a Summary Court Martial consisting of R.F. Lopez, Ensign + Senior Member, T.G. Dewey + Roger Wells Jr. Ensigns + members, + Asst. Pay. J.Q. Lovell, Recorder, convened in the Cabin for the trial of August Erickson (S.M. Mate).

Court adjourned at 12.00 sine die. At 8 o'clock changed course to SW3/4S (p.c.). Running under steam on course during watch. Distilling. Steam 54. Rev. 50.5.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy with passing showers of light drizzling rain. Rising barometer + gentle WSW breeze. At 12.10 got sounding in 17 fathoms.

Land in sight on port beam after 1 p.m. At 1.30 set fore + aft sail + at 2.30 took them in. Ship steaming on course SW3/4S (p.c.) till pat. log read 86.8 when changed to SW (p.c.). Then, when pat. log read 88.4 changed to SW1/2W (p.c.) Steam 55. Rev. 51. Distilling.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Overcast + misty. Gentle breeze from WSW. At 5.45 pat. log reading 97.8 changed course to SW (p.c.) Barometer steady. Steam 55.0 Rev 50.8. Distilling.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast. Misty with passing showers. Gentle breeze from WSW. Barometer rising. Sea moderate. Steaming on course SW (p.c.) Distilling. Steam 55 Rev. 51.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + misty with passing showers. Gentle breeze from WSW. Barometer rising. Moderate sea. At 8.00 changed course to SW1/4S (p.c.) Running under steam alone. At 11.50 sounded in 47 fms. water gy. s. bk. sb. Distilling. Steam 55. Rev. 51.

Mid to 4 am. Overcast misty and squally. Passing showers last three hours. Light to mid breeze from WSW, W x S. Barometer rising.

4 am to 8 am. Overcast with passing showers. Moderate breeze from W x S to gentle breeze from WSW freshening in squalls. Barometer steady.

8 am to merid. Generally overcast. Misty with passing showers. Moderate breeze from WSW. Barometer rising.

Mid to 4 pm. Cloudy with passing showers of light drizzling rain. Rising barometer and gentle WSW breeze. Land in sight on port beam after 1 pm.

4 pm to 6 pm. Overcast and misty. Gentle breezes from WSW. Barometer steady.

6 pm to 8 pm. Overcast. Misty with passing showers. Gentle breeze from WSW. Barometer rising.

8 pm to mid. Overcast misty with passing showers. Gentle breeze from WSW. Barometer rising.

WA McGinnis - By order of Commanding Officer WA McGinnis (app) was released from further punishment & returned to duty.

C Briggs - Also released Chas Briggs (lds) from confinement by order of Commanding Ofiicer.

F Thomas - Confined F Thomas (lds) for three days on bread & water by order of Commanding Officer for disobedience of orders.

A Erickson - At 10.20 a Summary Court consisting of R Lopez, ensign, senior member, TG Dewey & Roger Welles, Jr. Ensigns & members, asst pay JQ Lovell, recorder, convened in the cabin for the trial of Alfred Erickson (SM mate).


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at sea bound from cape constantine to belkoftski alaska

Lat 54.35, Long -164.92


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4 July 1888

ounimak island sighted off port beam at 3 am

Lat 51.8, Long -177.8

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast + misty. Rising barometer. Gentle SW breeze. Smooth sea. At 3.30 changed course from SW1/4S (p.c.) to South (p.c.) pat log 43.6.

Increased coal consumption to 10 tons. Steam 55. Rev. 51. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + misty. Gentle breeze from SW hauling to light airs from SSW. Barometer falling. At 6.30 changed course to SbyW (p.c.) pat. log 60.1. Steam 55 Rev. 54.8 Distilling. At sunrise hoisted colors at the peak in commemoration of the day.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + misty. Light airs form South + SE with calms. Barometer steady. Sea smooth. Changed course as follows: - At 8.00 to SWbyS (p.c.); at 9.20 to SbyW (p.c.) pat. log 75.4; at 9.44 to South (p.c.) pat. log 77.8; at 10.00 to SSE (p.c.); at 10.48 to SE (p.c.) pat. log 84.1 + at 11.16 to SEbyE (p.c.). At 11.00 pat. log became faul + had to haul it in for 20 minutes. Navigator set clock back 10 minutes at 11.00. Distilling. Steam 59 Rev. 54.5.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast + misty. Drizzling rain about 3 o'clock. Calm to light airs from SE to SW. Barometer rising last hour. Sea smooth.

Steam 57 Rev. 54.5. Distilling.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cloudy + misty. Land in sight on port side. Light to gentle South breeze. Falling barometer. Between 5.30 + 6.00 set all sail except spanker + mizzen topsail staysail + weather clew of main sail. Reduced coal allowance to 6 tons per diem. Distilling. Steam 55. Rev. 45.7.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Misty about horizon. Gentle breeze from South. Barometer steady. At 7.50 hauled down mizzen topmast staysail. At end of watch under steam + all sail except mizzen topmast + topgallant staysails + spanker. Land on port hand during watch. Steam 55. Rev. 45.7. Distilling.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + misty. Gentle breeze from SSW. Barometer steady. Sea smooth. At 8.00 changed course to NE3/4E (p.c.); at 8.15 to NEbyE1/2E (p.c.) pat. log 37.6 + at 10.00 to ENE (p.c.). Under all sail except spanker + mizzen topmast staysail. At 8.30 set mizzen top gallant staysail. Distilling. Steam 53 Rev. 44.


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at sea bound from cape constantine to belkoftski at anchor belkoftski alaska

Lat 54.4, Long -164.7

At Sea, bound from Cape Constantine to Belkosftaki, & At Anchor, Belkoftski, Alaska

Course and distance made good since preceeding noon by observations 124 knots

Water expended during th epreceeding 24 hours 286 gallons

Water distilled during the preceeding 24 hours 440 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 4439 "

Coal consumed during the preceeding 24 hours 6 tons c~11 lbs

Coal remaining on hand at Noon 263 " 1177 "

At Anchor


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5 July 1888

ship standing along aliaska peninsula to eastward to belkoftski harbor conned by pilot

Lat 53.2, Long 114.2

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast + misty. Gentle breeze from SSW. Barometer falling. Sea smooth. Running under steam + all sail except mizzen topgallant staysail + spanker. Pilot conning. At 12.20 took in + stowed all staysails + mainsail.

Distilling. Steam 48 Rev. 44.4.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + misty. Gentle breeze from South. Steady barometeer + smooth sea. At 5.45 took in + furled all sail.

At 8 a.m. hauled in pated logs, - port reading 38.5 starboard 2.5. Steam 55. Rev. 44.5. Distilling.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + misty. Gentle to moderate breeze from South.

At 8.30 came to with starboard anchor in 12 fathoms + veered to 45 fathoms at the wild cat.

At 9.30 went to quarters for inspection 1st, 3d + Eng. Divisions drilled at single-sticks; 2d at pistols. Low banked fires. Distilling.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast + misty. Moderate breeze from South. Barometer steady. Ship rising easily to wind. Distilling. Low banked fires.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast + misty. Gentle breeze form South. Barometer falling. Fires low banked. Distilling.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + misty. Gentle breeze from SSE. Barometer falling. Low banked fires. Distilling.


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at anchor belkoftski alaska

Lat , Long


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6 July 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast, rainy + misty. Moderate to gentle breeze from SE to moderate breeze from SEbyE. Barometer falling. Low banked fires. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast with heavy rain during watch. Moderate breeze from SE to ESE. Barometer falling rapidly. Fires low banked. Distilling. Secured gig + 3d whaleboat for sea.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + raining. Falling barometer. Moderate breeze from East blowing perkly in squalls. Moderate sea. At 10 o'clock let go port anchor + veered to 60 fms on starboard chain, 15 fms. on port chain. Counterbrased yards.

Distilling.

F. Thomas (Lds) - By order of Commanding Officer released F. Thomas (Lds) from confinement + restored him to duty.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast foggy + rainy. Gentle to light breeze from ESE + SE. Barometer falling. Low banked fires. Distilling.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast, drizzling + foggy. Light breeze + airs from SE. Barometer falling last hour. At 7.00 hoisted port anchor to hawse pipe. Distilling. Low banked fires.

8 p.m. to Mid. Foggy + calm. Rising barometer. Fires banked + distilling.

F Thomas - By order of Commanding Ofiicer released F Thmoas (lds) from confinement & retored him to duty.


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at anchor belkoftski at sea bound to unga alaska

Lat 55.28, Long -161.78


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7 July 1888

drifted about nnw until fog lifted at 1030 showed sea lion rocks bearing sw12w mag distant 12 mile

Lat 57.1, Long -170.3

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast + foggy. Calm. Barometer rising. Fires low banked. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + foggy. Light airs from SE to NE. Barometer rising. Fished port anchor. Distilling. Fires banked in main boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Cloudy, misty horizon. Barometer falling then rising. Sea smooth. At 9.00 called "All hands up anchor."

Dora - At 8.45 sighted A.C. Co's str. "Dora" standing into Belkoftski Harbor "Dora" following astern at end of watch.

Steam 56 Rev. 55. Distilling. At 11.30 set clock ahead eight minutes.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy with sun showing occasionally. Foggy latter part of watch. Steady barometer + heavy ground swell. Light breeze from NNE shifting at 2.30 to SE. At 1.00 set all fore + aft sail + foresail + at 2.30 took them in + at 3.15 furled them. Steaming conned by pilot. Steam 60 Rev. 65. Sighted schooner ahead at 2.30. Steamer is sight astern. Distilling.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Overcast + misty. Light airs from SE.

Steam 55 Rev. 64. Distilling.

Henrietta - At 4.30 passed the English schooner "Henrietta", + answered her dip of colors.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast + very foggy. Light airs from SE. Commanding Officer conning.

Dora - Steamer "Dora" on port bow.

Long sea from SE. Distilling. Steam 56. Rev. 60.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + very foggy. Light airs from SE. Baromter steady. Long swell from Southward. Drizzling rain last hour.

Dora - At 8.14 Str "Dora" hailed us to port on helm.

Pated helm + slaved engine. At 8.20 stopped sounded in 44 fathoms water.

Fog shut down again. Ran under one bell to Northward + Eastward sounding continually in 46 fathoms. At 11.12 sighted high land off port beam. Ran within a mile of it sounding; least water at 11.55 36 fathoms. At end of watch standing under one bell to Eastward, Captain conning. Distilling. Steam 55 Rev. 33.

Dora - Sighted St "Dora" at 10.30 anchored about 1 mile North of Sea Lion Rocks in 50 fathoms water.

Hauled in patent log at 9.00.

Henrietta - At 4.30 ~ the English schooner "Henrietta"; returned her dip of colors.

Ona - Sighted St "Ona" at 10.30 anchored about 1 mile north of Sea Lion Rocks in 50 fathoms water.


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at anchor delaroff harbor unga harbor alaska

Lat 51.2, Long 1.4


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8 July 1888

at 1205 stopped engined to await better weather at 230 stood in for delaroff bay anchoring there in the outer harobr in 8 12 fathoms water 30 fathoms starboard chain at 330

Lat 35.7, Long -0.6

Mid. to 4 a.m. Rainy + thick weather. Light SE breeze. Falling barometer.

From midnight to 2.30 in 40 fathoms water every half hour.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast, foggy + rainy. Light airs from East + SE. Barometer falling. Fires low banked. Distilling.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast to cloudy. Light breeze from South to West. Barometer rising. Distilling. Fires low banked.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy + pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from SSW blowing in moderate squalls. Barometer rising. Ground swell from Eastward. Fires low anked. Distilling.

Dora - At 2.00 steamer "Dora" got underway + stood to Southward + Eastward.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy. Gentle SW to WSW breeze blowing in squalls. Rising barometer. Ground swell coming into harbor. Distilling. Fires low banked.

8 p.m. to Mid. Cloudy. Light to gentle breeze from SW freshening in squalls. Barometer steady. Long ground swell entering harbor. Distilling. Low banked fires.

Anchored at Delauff Bay


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at anchor delaroff harbor unga island alska

Lat 51.2, Long 1.4


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9 July 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast + squally. Gentle to moderate breeze from SW. Barometer falling last hour. Vessel riding easily to ground swell. Fires low banked. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + raining. Gentle SSW breeze freshening in squalls. Falling barometer. Fires low banked + distilling. Executed morning routine. Sighted schooner standing to Westward outside harbor at 8 a.m.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast foggy, rainy + squally. Moderate breeze from SSW + SW. Barometer falling. Fires low banked. Distilling.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast misty + drizzling. Gentle to light breeze from SSW. Barometer falling last hour. Distilling. Fires low banked.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast + misty with drizzling rain. Light breeze from SSW to light airs from NW. Barometer falling. Fires low banked. Distilling.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast, misty + drizzling. Light airs from NW shifting to North last hour. Barometer rising last hour. Fires low banked. Distilling.


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at anchor delaroff harbor unga island at sea bound to belkoftski at anchor belkoftski alaska

Lat 55.30, Long -161.47


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10 July 1888

got underway stood out of unga harbor standing to westward northward around unga island navigator conning

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast. Calm to light WNW + NW airs. Barometer rising last hour. At 3.50 called the port watch for getting underway. At 3.40 spread fires in main boiler. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Cloudy first two hours. Overcast + misty with passing showers last two hours. Gentle to stiff breeze from WNW to NWbyW. Barometer rising. At 4.00 called "watch up anchor."

Put in jackasses + secured boats for sea. Distilling. Steam 59. Rev. 60.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + foggy, sun occasionally visible towards end of watch. Stiff to fresh WNW breeze. Squally at intervals. Smooth to moderate sea. Barometer falling.

A. Erickson (S.M.M.) - At 9 a.m. set jib + at 9.30 went to quarters then to muster + read findings + sentence of the Summary Court Martial in the case of A. Erickson (S.M.M.) which was: - Solitary confinement for 30 days in double irons on bread + water, full rations every fifth day + to lose three months pay amounting to 123 dollars. Lose sentence of Court approved by Comm'd'g Off. that part relating to loss of pay wh. was respectfully referred to the Secretary of the Navy.

At 10 set spanker + foretopmast staysail + at 11.20 took in all sail. Ship conned curing watch by Navigator + standing to Westward. Steam 60 1/2 Rev. 60 1/2. Distilling. The above sentence was put into effect from this date by order of comdg. officer.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy. Moderate breeze to moderate gale from WbyN blowing in squalls. Ship being conned by Navigator. At 12.30 set jib + fore + main topmast staysails. At 1.30 hauled them down. Barometer rising. Distilling. Steam 60. Rev. 61.4.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy. Gentle breeze from WNW to SW + stiff breeze from NNW last hour increasing to very fresh breeze in squalls. Barometer rising first three hours, falling last hour. At 4.15 hauled in patent log reading 41.4.

At 6 hoisted + secured starboard anchor. Distilling. Fires low banked.

8 p.m. to Mid. Cloudy. Steady barometer. Moderate breeze from NNW falling to light variable airs at 10 p.m. Wind squally, very fresh in squalls. Low banked fires. Distilling. Ship swinging to variable squalls.

A Erickson - At 9am set jib and at 9.30 went to quarters then to muster & read findings & sentence of the Summary Court Martial in the case of A Erickson (SMM) which was: Solitary Confinement for 30 days in double irons on bread & water, full rations every fifth day & to lose three months pay amounting to 123 dollars. Sentance of court approved by Command'g Off. This part relating to loss of pay wh. was respectfully referred to the Secretary of the Navy.


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at anchor belkoftski at sea bound to unalaska alaska

Lat 54.68, Long -162.98


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11 July 1888

at end of watch deer island on port beam

Lat 32.2, Long 119.3

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy. Strong breeze from WNW blowing in squalls. Barometer falling. Low banked fires. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Cloudy. Light to gentle breeze from WNW increasing to stiff breeze in squalls. Barometer falling first three hours, rising last hour. Sea smooth. At 6.00 got underway + stood out of harbor, Navigator conning.

The consumption of coal limitied to 10 tons. At 7.00 set jib, fore + main topmast staysail. Distilling.

8 a.m. to Merid. Cloudy. Misty horizon. Gentle to light breeze from WNW to West. Barometer falling slowly. Sea smooth.

At 9.00 set flying jib, foresail, main topmat staysail + spanker. At 11.00 set all sail. At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Exercised 1st, 3d + Eng's Divisions at pistols; 2d Div. small-arms. Distilling. Steam 56 Rev. 55. At 11 set clock back 7 minutes.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast + misty overhead; light SSSW breeze. Steady barometer. Smooth sea. At 1.15 took in all sail + at 3.00 furled sail + lowered spanker gaff clear of smoke. At 12.40 steamed ahead full power on course SW1/4W (p.c.) Distilling. Steam 60 Rev. 62.5.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Overcast + misty. Light breeze from SSW. Barometer falling at 4.00 changed course to SWbyW (p.c.) + at 4.30 to SW1/2W (p.c.) pat log reading 103.6. Steam 60 Rev. 62. Distilling.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast drizzling + foggy. Light breeze from WbyS. Barometer falling. Sea smooth. At 6.50 changed course to WbyS (p.c.) pat. log 18.0 + at 7.28 to SW1/2W (p.c.) pat. log 21.8. Distilling. Steam 60. Rev. 62.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast misty + drizzling rain. Light to moderate breeze from SbyW to SSE. Barometer falling rapidly. Sea smooth. Steaming on course SW1/2W (p.c.). At 9.45 pat. log 35.2 changed course to SWbyW (p.c.) At 8.30 set all fore + aft sail except mizzen topmast staysail + spanker. Distilling. Steam 58 Rev. 60.


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at sea bound from belkoftski to ounalaska at ancor ounalaska alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5


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12 July 1888

at end of watch standing in for ounalaska harbor navigator conning

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast + rainy with moderate to gentle SSE breeze blowing freshly in squalls. Falling barometer. Smooth sea. At 12.05 took in flying jib + royal + topgallant staysails + at 1.15 a.m. took in all sail set. At 1.20 sighted land on bort bow + ran NW1/4W (p.c.). Engines just turning over

At 2.30 set all for + aft sail except spanker, royal staysail + mizzen topmast staysail. At 3.00 ran SWbyW1/2W (p.c.) Steam 60 Rev. 53.9. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + misty. Foggy first hour. Gentle to moderate breeze from SWbyW. At 4.30 took in fore + aft sail. At 5.00 changed course WSSW3/4W (p.c.).

Steam 58. Rev. 58.5. Distilling.

8 a.m. to Merid. Cloudy + misty. Moderate breeze from SWbyW to gentle breeze from SSW. Barometer falling. Moderate sea.

At 10.39 hauled in patent log reading 10.6.

Bear - Hoisted out "Bear".

Low banked fires.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy. Misty around the hills. Barometer falling. Gentle breeze from SSW. Fires low banked. Distilling. Took covers + gripes off boats, hoisted out catamaran + sent over side cleaners.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy. Misty in the valleys. Steady barometer. Gentle to light SSW breeze. Distilling. Fires banked.

8 p.m. to Mid. Cloudy to overcast light airs from SSW to NW. Barometer rising. Distilling. Fires low banked.


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at anchor ounalaska alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5


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13 July 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy. Misty horizon last two hours. Light breeze to light airs from NW. Barometer rising. Fires low banked. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Cloudy + misty. Light NW airs. Steady barometer. Executed morning routine. Fires low banked. Distilling.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + misty. Light airs form NW. At 9.30 went to quarters for inspection + afterwards had fire quarters. At 10.00 got underway + stood in for the inner harbor. At 10.30 shackeled starboard chain to buoy + allowed fires to die out under main boiler.

J. Chapman (Sea) - A medical board met at 11.00 for the survey of J. Chapman (Sea).

Loosed sail to dry at 11.00. Barometer steady. Distilling.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast + misty. Light breeze from NW to gentle breeze from West. Barometer rising. At 1.30 sent a coaling party of 10 men on shore in charge of Boatswain's Mate. Broke out three barrels of oil from main hold and struck it down engine room. At 3.50 took in + stowed all fore + aft sail. Distilling. Fires in main boiler died out. At 3.50 started fires in starboard donkey boiler.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy to overcast. Misty horizon. Barometer falling slowly. Light breeze from WNW to light airs from South. At 4.30 furled sail. At 5.30 went to quarters + served out clean hammocks. Fires under starboard donkey boiler. Working party returned to ship at 4.30 having filled 84 coal bags with 7 tons 705 lbs coal.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + misty. Light airs from South. Barometer rising. Fires under starboard boiler. Distilling.


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at anchor ounalaska alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 1748 gallons.

Water distilled during the preceding 24 hours, 352 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 3115 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, tons 2150 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 230 " 286 "


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14 July 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy. Light breeze from West to gentle breeze from South. Barometer rising. Distilling. Fires in starboard donkey boiler. Navigator set clock back 15 minutes at 3.00.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Generally overcast. Gentle to light breeze from South. Barometer falling slowly. Distilling. Fires under starboard donkey boiler. Scrubbed hammocks. Executed morning routine.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + misty. Light airs from South. Steady barometer. Drizzling rain from 10.30 to 11.30. Fires in starboard boiler. Distilling.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast + misty. Light airs from NNW. Barometer rising. Fires under starboard boiler. Distilling.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast + misty. Light variable airs. Barometer rising. Allowed fires in starboard donkey boiler to die out, + started fires in port donkey boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + misty. Light airs to light breeze from NNW. Barometer rising. Fires under port donkey boiler. Distilling.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Cloudy. Light breeze from West to gentle breeze from south. Barometer rising. Dis-tilling. Fires in starboard donkey boiler. Navigator set clock back 15 minutes at 3.00.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Generally overcast. Gentle to light breeze from South. Barometer falling slowly. Distilling. Fires under starboard donkey boiler. Scrubbed hammocks. Executed morning routine.

8 A.M. to Merid. Overcast + misty. Light airs from South. Steady barometer. Drizzling rain from 10.30 to 11.30. Fires in starboard boiler. Distilling.

Merid. to 4 A.M. Overcast + misty. Light airs from N.N.W. Barometer rising. Fires under starboard boiler. Distilling.

4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Overcast + misty. Light variable airs. Barometer rising. Allowed fires in starboard donkey boiler to die out, + started fires in port donkey boiler.

8 P.M. to Mid. Overcast + misty. Light airs to light breeze from N.N.W. Barometer rising. Fires under port donkey boiler. Distilling.


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at anchor ounalaska alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 285 gallons.

Water distilled during the preceding 24 hours, 120 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 2950 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, tons 1125 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 229 " 1401 "


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15 July 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast. Light airs from NW. Fires under port boiler. Distilling. Barometer rising.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast. Light airs + breezes from NW. Barometer steady. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Cloudy. Light breeze from NW to light airs + breeze from NE. Barometer rising. At 9.45 preliminary quarters. At 10 Commanding Officer inspected ship + crew at quarters. Fires under port donkey boiler. Distilling.

J.E. Lennon (Pilot) - By order of Commanding Officer J.E. Lennon, Pilot was discharged.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Pleasant weather. Light breeze ENE. Rising barometer. Sent liberty party ashore. Fires under port boiler + distilling.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy + misty. Light breeze from NNE + NE. Barometer falling. At 5.00 started fires under starboard donkey boiler + let them die out under port boiler. Commenced distilling with starboard boiler at 5.30.

8 p.m. to Mid. Generally clear + pleasant. Thick fog about 11 o'clcok. Calm to light airs from NW. Barometer rising first hour. Distilling with starboard donkey boiler.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Overcast. Light airs from N.W. Fires under port boiler. Distilling. Barometer rising.

4 A.M. to 8 A.m. Overcast. Light airs + breezes from N.W. Barometer steady. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

8 A.M. to Merid. Cloudy. Light breeze from N.W. to light airs + breeze from n.E. Barometer rising. At 9.45 preliminary quarters. At 10 Commanding Officer inspected ship + crew at quarters. Fires under port donkey boiler. Distilling. By order of Commanding Officer J. E. Leuvose, Pilot was discharged.

J. E. Leuvose, Pilot - By order of Commanding Officer J. E. Leuvose, Pilot was discharged.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Pleasant weather. Light breeze E.N.E. Rising barometer. Sent liberty party ashore. Fires under port boiler + distilling.

4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Cloudy + misty. Light breeze from N.N.E. + N.E. Barometer falling. At 5.00 started fires under starboard donkey boiler + let them die out under port boiler Commenced distilling with starboard boiler at 5.30

8 P.M. to Mid. Generally clear + pleasant. Thick fog about 11 o'clock. Calm to light airs from N.W. Barometer rising first hour. Distilling with starboard donkey boiler.


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at anchor ounalaska alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5


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16 July 1888

coal: 17 tons -

coal: 17 tons -

Mid. to 4 a.m. Generally clear. Misty in valleys. Foggy last hour. Steady barometer. Distilling from starboard donkey boiler. Stopped distilling at 3 a.m.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Foggy. Clearing overhead towards end of watch. Barometer steady. At 5.00 started fires under port boiler and let them go out under starboard boiler. Distilling.

8 a.m. to Merid. Cloudy to overcast + foggy. Light breeze from NE to light breeze + airs from North. Barometer falling. Made preparations for coaling ship. Sent starboard watch on shore to fill coal lighter. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

Dora - J. Chapman (Sea) was sent on board "Dora" for transportation to San Francisco with bag hammock + accounts for transfer to Nav. Hospital.

J. Chapman (Sea) - J. Chapman (Sea) was sent on board "Dora" for transportation to San Francisco with bag hammock + accounts for transfer to Nav. Hospital.

Dora - "Dora" sailed at 11.00.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast + misty. Light airs from NE. Barometer steady. Distilling with port donkey boiler. At 1.20 sent starboard watch ashore to bring coal on the wharf. Port watch emptied coal lighter + sent it ashore.

U.S.R.C. Rush - At 2.15 U.S.R. Cutter "Rush" came into harbor from San Francisco, and anchored inside of this vessel.

coal: 17 tons - Received 17 tons coal.

Sent boarding officer on board to extend customary curtesies.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast + misty. Steady barometer. Light NE airs.

coal: 17 tons - Coaling ship from lighter, - receiving 17 tons.

Distilling from port boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + misty. Calm. Distilling with port boiler. Barometer steady.

J Chapmann - J Chapmann (Sea) was sent aboard "Dora" for transportation to San Francisco.

Dora - J Chapmann (Sea) was sent aboard "Dora" for transportation to San Francisco.

coal: 14 tons - At Unalaska, Alaska

Rush - At 2.15 USR Cutter "Rush" came into harbor from San Francisco and anchored ~ of this vessel. Sent boarding officer on board to extend customary courtesies.

coal: 17 tons - At Unalaska, Alaska


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at anchor ounalaska alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5


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17 July 1888

coal: 17 tons -

coal: 17 tons -

coal: 16 tons -

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast + misty. Calm to light airs from ESE to SSE. Barometer falling then rising. Fires under starboard donkey boiler. At 2 stopped distilling, boiler tubes choked.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + misty. Light variable airs + calms. Steady barometer. Crew went to breakfast at 7.00. Sent port watch ashore to coal lighter at 7.45. Started fires under port boiler.

8 a.m. to Merid. Cloudy but pleasant. Calms + light airs form NNW. Barometer steady.

coal: 17 tons - Crew engaged in coaling ship. Received on board 17 tons coal.

Fires under port boiler. Commenced distilling.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Generally clear + pleasant. Light airs to gentle breeze from SE. Barometer steady.

coal: 17 tons - Sent port watch on shore as a coaling party. Received 17 tons of coal on board.

Fires in port donkey boiler. Distilling.

Jeanie - At 3.30 the "Jeanie" came in from Port Clarence, and anchored in outer harbor. Sent boarding officer on board.

U.S.R.S. Bear - At 3.00 the U.S.R.S. "Bear" sailed.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy. Misty last hour. Gentle to light breeze from SE. Barometer steady. At 5.30 port watch returned aboard. Received alongside 16 tons of coal in lighter.

Jeanie - At 5.50 "Jeanie" came in + anchored in inner harbor.

Distilling with port donkey boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + misty. Light breeze to light airs from SE. Barometer steady. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

coal: 17 TONS - At Unalaska, Alaska

coal: 17 tons - At Unalaska, Alaska

Jeannie - At 3.30 str "Jeannie" came in from Port Clarence, and anchored in outer harbor.

Bear - At 3.00 the USRS "Bear" sailed.

coal: 16 tons - At Unalaska, Alaska

Jeannie - At 5.50 "Jeannie: came in & anchored in inner harbor.


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at anchor ounalaska alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 356 gallons.

Water distilled during the preceding 24 hours, 100 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 2263 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, tons 160 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 227 " 231 "


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18 July 1888

coal: 16 tons -

coal: 17 tons -

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast. Light breeze from ESE. Barometer steady. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast. Misty + drizzling last two hours. Light breeze from SE. Barometer steady.

coal: 16 tons - Received on board from coal lighter 16 tons coal.

Rush - At 7.30 Revenue Cutter "Rush" hauled alongside the "Jeanie".

At 7.45 sent starboard watch ashore to load lighter. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

Jeanie - At 7.30 Revenue Cutter "Rush" hauled alongside the "Jeanie".

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + misty. Sun occasionally visible. Steady barometer. Light SE airs.

coal: 17 tons - Crew coaling ship. Starboard watch in coal shed; port watch aboard. Received 17 tons.

Distillin with port boiler.

U.S.R.C. Rush - Commanding Officer paid official visit on U.S.R.C. "Rush".

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast + misty. Light airs + breezes from East + NE. Barometer steady. Crew engaged in coaling ship. Distilling with port boiler.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast, rainy, + misty. Light breeze from NE + calms. Barometer steady. Finished off coaling a 5.00 + washed down the decks at 5.30. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + misty. Steady barometer + calm. Distilling with port boiler. Light drizzling rain after 11.30 p.m.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Overcast. Light breeze from E.S.E. Barometer steady. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

4 A.m. to 8 A.M. Overcast. Misty ; drizzling last two hours. Light breeze from S.E. Barometer steady. Received on board from coal lighter 16 tons coal. At 7.45 sent starboard watch ashore to load lighter. Distilling with port donkey boiler. At 7.30 Revenue Cutter "Rush" hauled alongside the "Jeanie"

coal: 16 tons - Received on board from coal lighter

Revenue Cutter "Rush" - At 7.30 Revenue Cutter "Rush" hauled alongside the "Jeanie"

"Jeanie" - At 7.30 Revenue Cutter "Rush" hauled alongside the "Jeanie"

8 A.M. to Merid. Overcast + misty. Sun occasionally visible. Steady barometer. Light S.E. airs. Crew coaling ship. Starboard watch in coal shed; port watch aboard. Received 17 tons. Distilling with port boiler. Commanding Officer paid official visit on U.S.R.C. "Rush".

U.S.R.C. "Rush" - Commanding Officer paid official visit on U.S.R.C. "Rush".

Merid. to 4 P.M. Overcast + misty. Light airs + breezes from East + N.E. Barometer steady. Crew engaged in coaling ship. Distilling with port boiler.

4 P.m. to 8 P.M. Overcast, rainy, + misty. Light breeze from N.E. + Calm. Barometer steady. Knocked off coaling at 5.00 + washed down the deck at 5.30. Distilling with port donkey boiler.

8 P.m. to mid. Overcast + misty. Steady barometer + calm. Distilling with port boiler. Light drizzling rain after 11.30 p.m.


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at anchor ounalaska at sea bound to st michaels alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 312 gallons.

Water distilled during the preceding 24 hours, 75 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 2026 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 1 tons 1585 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 344 " 130 "


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19 July 1888

at 535 took departure princess head e mag western end of ulakhta head ssw38w mag

Lat 54.0, Long -166.4

coal: 118 tons - received in all

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast with rain first part of watch. Calm. Barometer steady. Distilling with port boiler.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + misty. Calm. Barometer steady. Distilling. Allowed fires in port donkey boiler to die out + started fires in starboard donkey boiler. At 7.50 a fishing party left the ship.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + foggy. Calm to light airs from NE. Barometer rising first hour.

coal: 10 tons - Received 10 tons coal aboard in bags + stowed them on port side main deck + poop.

Received aboard provisions for crew. At 8.50 started fires under main boiler. Distilling with starboard donkey boiler.

coal: 2227 lbs - Received from shore during watch 2227 lbs coal in bags.

coal: 118 tons 1484 lbs. - Finsihed coaling. Received in all 118 tons 1484 lbs.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast + foggy. Light airs from NE. Falling barometer. Hoisted all boats except dinghy + made preparations for sea. Steam reported ready at 3.30. Distilling from starboard boiler.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Overcast + misty. Calm. Barometer falling. At 4.00 cast off from buoy + stood out of the harbor, navigator conning.

Set course NWbyW (p.c.) + put over patent log reading 10.6. Distilling. Allowed fires to die out under starboard boiler. Steam 55. Rev. 48. Coal allowance fixed at 5 tons a day.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast + misty. Calm. Barometer steady. On course NWbyW (p.c.). Steam 55 Rev. 40. Distilling.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + misty. Light airs from ENE. Barometer steady. Sea smooth. Steaming on course NWbyW (p.c.) Distilling. Steam 50 Rev. 40.2.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Overcast with rain first part of watch. Calm. Barometer steady. Distilling with port boiler.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Overcast + misty. Calm. Barometer steady. Distilling. Allowed fires in port donkey boiler to die out + started fires in starboard donkey boiler. At 7.50 a fishing party left the ship.

8 A.M. to Merid. Overcast + foggy. Calm to light airs from N.E. Barometer rising first hour. Received 10 tons coal aboard in bags + stowed them on port side main deck + poop. Received aboard provisions for crew. At 8.50 started fires under main boiler. Dis-tilling with starboard donkey boiler. Received from shore during watch 2227 lbs coal in bags. Finished coaling ship. Received in all 118 tons 1484 lbs.

coal: 2227 lbs - Received from shore during watch 2227 lbs coal in bags.

coal: 118 tons 1484 lbs - Received in all

Merid to 4 P.M. Overcast + foggy. Light airs from N.E. Falling barometer. Hoisted all boats except dinghy + made preparations for sea. Steam reported ready at 3.30. Distilling from starboard boiler.

4 P.m. to 6 P.M. Overcast + misty. Calm. Barometer falling. At 4.00 cast off from buoy + stood out of the harbor, navigator conning. At 5.35 took departure:- Prince's Head E. (mag) Western end of Ulakhta Head S.S.W. 3/8 W(mag) Set course N.W. by W(p.c.) + put over patent log reading 10.6. Distilling. Allowed fires to die out under star-board boiler. Steam 55. Rev. 48. Coal allowance fixed at 5 tons a day.

Coal allowance fixed at 5 tons a day.

6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Overcast + misty. Calm. Barometer steady. On course N.W. by W(p.c.) Steam 55 Rev. 40. Distilling.

8 P.M. to mid. Overcast + misty. Light airs from E.N.E. Barometer steady. Sea smooth. Steaming on course N.W. by W(p.c.) Distilling. Steam 50 Rev. 40.2


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at sea bound from ounalaska to st michaels alaska

Lat 55.10, Long -167.67


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20 July 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast + foggy. Light NE airs + falling barometer. Smooth sea. Distilling. Steaming on course NWbyW (p.c.) Steam 50 Rev. 40.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + foggy. Light airs from NE. Barometer rising. Sea smooth. Steaming on course NWbyW (p.c.) during watch. Steam 50 Rev. 40. Distilling.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + foggy. Light airs from SE to light breeze from SEbyS. Barometer steady. Sea smooth. At 9.00 set square sail except main sail + jib. At 10.05 set flying main royal, main mizzen topgallant staysails. At 10.07 stopped the engines + low banked fires. On course NWbyW (p.c.) under sail alone at end of watch. Distilling. At 9.30 mustered at quarters followed by Fire Quarters.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast + misty. Foggy about 3 o'clock. Light breeze from SbyE to light airs from SSE. Barometer rising slowly. Sea smooth. Standing on course NWbyW (p.c.) under all sail except fore + main + mizzen topmast staysails, mainsail + spanker. Fires low banked. Distilling. Served out clothing.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Overcast + foggy. Light breeze from SSE veering to SEbyE. Steady barometer. Smooth sea. Fires low banked. Distilling. At 5.15 set lee clew of mainsail + at 5.50 took in all fore + aft sail except jib + flying jib. Took in mainsail.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast + foggy. Light airs from SEbyE. Barometer steady. At 7.00 spread fires + at 7.15 went ahead with engines. Coal consumption fixed at 5 tons per day. Took in + furled all sail. Distilling. Steam 40 Rev. 30.5.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast. Light breeze from SSE. Barometer falling. Sea smooth. Under steam alone on course NWbyW (p.c.) Distilling. Steam 42. Rev. 39.8.


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at sea bound from ounalaska to st michaels alaska

Lat 56.43, Long -169.67


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21 July 1888

at 520 sighted otter island about 2 12 points on starboard bow at 530 pat log 1143 otter island bearing n58e true changed course to wbyn pc set mainsail all staysails except mizzen topmast staysail

Lat 57.0, Long -169.6

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast, misty + drizzling rain. Light breeze from SSE to SE. Barometer falling last hour. Sea smooth. Steaming on course NWbyW (p.c.) At 3.00 set jib + all square sail except mainsail. Steam 42.5. Rev. 45. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + foggy. Rising barometer. Light SE breeze. Smooth sea with light swell from West. Executed morning routing. Ship steaming on course NWbyW (p.c.) under fore + main topsail + topgallant sails, foresail + jib. Steam 43 Rev. 42. Distilling.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast with fog first two hours. Light to gentle breeze from SE. Smooth sea. At 10. changed course to WbyN (p.c.) + set flying jib, mainsail, + all staysails except mizzen topmast. Steam 41 Rev. 41. Distilling.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast foggy + drizzling. Moderate breeze from SE to SEbyS. Barometer falling. Sea moderate. At 12.00 changed course to NWbyW (p.c.) + hauled down all staysails set + hauled up mainsail. Steam 41 Rev. 42. Distilling.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Overcast + drizzlig. Moderate breeze from SE. Barometer steady. Moderate sea.

Steam 48 Rev. 46. Distilling.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast; foggy + drizzling. Moderate SE breeze. Steady barometer. Moderate sea. Set spanker at 6.15. Ship steaming on course WbyN (p.c.) all sail, except mizzen topmast staysail. Steam 48. Rev. 46. Distilling.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + rainy. Moderate breeze from SEbyS. Moderate sea. Barometer falling. At 8.15 allowed fires to die down under main boiler. At 8.30 patent log reading 33.1 changed course to NW3/4N (p.c.) + took in flying jib, mainsail, spanker + all staysails. Low banked fires at 8.40. At end of watch under jib + all square sail except mainsail. Distilling.


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at sea bound from ounalaska to st michaels alaska

Lat 58.48, Long -171.40


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22 July 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast, misty + drizzling. Moderate breeze from SEbyS. Barometer steady. Moderate sea. Under square sail except mainsail, + jib on course NW3/4N (p.c.) Low banked fires. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast misty + drizzling rain. Moderate breeze from SEbyS. Barometer steady. Course NW3/4N (p.c.) Under jib + all squar sail except mainsail. Fires low banked. Distilling.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + misty. Drizzling rain last hour. Moderate SEbyS breeze. Falling barometer. Moderate sea. Course NW3/4N (p.c.) Ship under jib + square sail except mainsail. At 11.00 set clock back 7 minutes. Fires low banked + distilling.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast misty + drizzling weather. Moderate breeze + sea from SEbyS. Barometer falling. On course NW3/4N (p.c.) + under jib + all square sail except mainsail during watch. Low banked fires. Distilling.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Overcast misty + drizzlig. Moderate breeze from SEbyS to SSE. Barometer falling. Moderate sea. At 5.30 set flying jib, mainsail + all staysails except mizzen topmast. Under sail alone on course NW3/4N (p.c.) Distillig. Low banked fires.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast misty + foggy. Moderate breeze from SSE to SEbyS. Barometer falling. Moderate sea. Course NW3/4N (p.c.) Under all sail except mizzen topmast staysail + spanker. At 7.15 hauled down all staysails. Distilling. Fires low banked.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast misty + foggy. Moderate to gentle SSE breeze. Moderate sea. Steady barometer. At 8.00 changed course to NNW1/4W (p.c.) + furled staysails + mainsail + took in + furled flying jib. Ship under jib + square sail except mainsail. Fires low banked. Distilling.


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at sea bound from unalaska to st michaels alaska

Lat 60.50, Long -171.22


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23 July 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast, misty, + drizzling. Moderate breeze from SSE, hauling to SEbyE at 1.45. Moderate sea. At 2.00 set mainsail. On course NNW1/4W (p.c.). Fires low banked. Distilling. At end of watch under jib + square sail. Barometer falling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast misty + raining. Moderate breeze from SEbyE. Barometer falling. Moderate sea. At 6.00 set all staysails except fore + mizzen topmast staysails. At 7.00 changed course to N1/2E (p.c.) + set fore topmast staysail + spanker. At end of watch under all sail bent except mizzen topmast staysail. Low banked fires. Distilling.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast, foggy, + raining. Moderate to stiff breeze from SEbyE. Moderate sea. Course N1/2E (p.c.). Under all sail except mizzen topmast staysail. At 10.15 took in spanker on account of weather helm. At 10.30 heard one blast of a steam whistle. Answered it but got no return. Fires low banked. Distilling.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast + foggy. Very thick at 4 p.m. Stiff SEbyE breeze. Moderate sea + falling barometer. Ship under all sail except spanker + mizzen topmast staysail. Course N1/2E (p.c.) Fires low banked. Distilling.

G. Frendendorf (Lds) - G. Frendendorf (Lds) was rated O.S. by order of Commanding Officer.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Overcast + foggy. Stiff breeze from EbyS. Moderate sea. At 5.00 changed course to NbyE (p.c.) + at 5.45 took in main royal stepsail. At end of watch under all sail except main royal + mizzen topmast staysails + spanker. Fires low banked. Distilling. Barometer steady.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast + misty. Stiff breeze form ESE. Barometer falling. Sea moderate. Under all sail bent excep main royal + mizzen topmast staysails + spanker. On course NbyE (p.c.) Low banked fires. Distilling.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + misty. Stiff breeze from ESE. Barometer rising. Rough sea. Course NbyE (p.c.) Under all sail except main royal + mizzen topmast staysails + spanker. Fires low banked. Distilling.


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at sea bound from ounalaska to st michaels at anchor off st lawrence island alaska

Lat 62.87, Long -167.87


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24 July 1888

navigator got position of ship by observation found land to be se cape st lawrence island

Lat 56.0, Long -4.8

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast + foggy. Very thick at intervals. Stiff breeze from ESE + rought sea. Wind + sea modeate at 2 a.m. + increasing again at 3.00. Rising barometer. Ship under all sail except sapnker, main royal + mizzen topmast staysails. Course NbyE (p.c.) Fires low banked. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast with dense fog. Stiff breeze from EbyS. Moderate sea. On course NbyE (p.c.) during watch. At 7.00 hauled up mainsail, clewed down topgallant sails + luffed to get a cast of the lead. Got bottom at 25 fathoms, gray sand. Filled away at 7.10 + set mainsail + topgallant sails. Cleaned fires at 7.30 + let them high banked. At end of watch under all sail except main royal + mizzen topmast staysails + spanker. Distilling. Barometer rising.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + very foggy. Moderate breeze from EbyS to gentle breeze form East. Barometer steady. Moderate sea. At 8.00 changed course to NbyE1/2E (p.c.) At 9.00 sounded in 23 fms water, coarse grey sand, + at 10.00 in 18 fms. fine gray sand with black specks At 11.00 sounded with hand lead in 16 fms + at 12.00 in 15 fms. Under all sail bent except main royal + mzzen topmast staysails + spanker. Distilling. High banked fires. At 11.00 Navigator set clock ahead 13 minutes.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast + foggy. Clearing last hour. Gentle breeze from ESE. Barometer steady. Moderate sea. At 12.10 spread fires + furled square sail. At 12.25 started ahead under steam. At 12.50 water shoaling to 7 fms. stopped + at 12.55 anchored in 5 fms water 22 1/2 fms on starboard chain. Hauled in patent log reading 72.0. At 1.45 fog lifted + showed land about 1/2 mile distant to Northward. At 2.00 got underway + stood out to 10 1/4 fms + anchored with 57 1/2 fms on starboard chain.

At 3.45 called "watch up anchor." + at four getting underway. Distilling.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Overcast + foggy. Gentle SE breeze. Steady barometer. Heavy ground swell from South. Ship steaming on allowance of coal of 10 tons per diem. Course SEbyE3/4E (p.c.). When pat. log read 74.0 changed course to SEbyS (p.c.) + at 5.30 anchored with stbd anchor in 7 1/4 fms. soft bottom 60 fms chain at wildcat. Pat. log 77.4. Distilling.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy with heavy fog hanging low. Gentle breeze + long swell from SE. At 6.45 the fog lifted enough to show high land bearing (p.c.) NEbyE. High banked fires. Distilling. Set of current (p.c.) NE, - one knot.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + foggy. Gentle to light breeze from ESE. Barometer steady. Ship riding between wind + tide, + at 11.40 commenced to swing to Sd to tide, heading East at midnight. Ground swell from ESE At 9 the distiller was reported broken + stopped distilling.

Chas. Briggs (Lds) - Chas. Briggs (Lds) stood watch on bridge for punishment.

Stationed a seaman to tent drift lead during watch. He took sounding at short intervals during watch. Having 7 fms at end of watch.


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at anchor off st lawrence island alaska

Lat 4.0, Long 9.7


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25 July 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast + foggy. Light breeze from EbyN to gentle breeze from EbyS. Barometer steady. Vessel rolling heavily to long swell from Southward. Fires high banked At 2.30 shighted land bearing E1/4S (mag) + a high peak ENE (mag). Heavy breakers on the beach. Land about ESE (mag).

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Thick fog. Gentle to light ESE breeze. Heavy ground swell from SSE. Rising barometer. Executed morning routine. Sound of breakers to Eastward.

8 a.m. to Merid. Dense fog. Light airs + breezes from ESE. Barometer rising. Vessel rolling easily to long swell from SSE. Drift lead (80 lbs) got caught on the bottom + was lost with 30 fms of line. Fires high banked.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Very foggy. Light airs from SE. Barometer rising. Long ground swell from SE. Fires high banked.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Very foggy. Light airs from SE. Barometer rising first hour. Fires high banked. Ground swell from Southward. Drift lead line cut by rocks on bottom + lost one 50 lbs lead. At 5.00 swung to flood tide.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thick fog. Light SE airs. Steady barometer. Light ground swell from SSE.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + foggy. Light airs from SSE. Vessel rolling easily to ground swell from SSE. At 11.15 the fog ligted + showed land bearing (mag.) ENE + E1/4S. At 9.30 commenced distilling. Fires high banked.


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at anchor off st lawrence island alaska at sea bound for st michaels alaska

Lat 63.35, Long -167.37


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26 July 1888

at 250 got underway stood out rounding punuk islands navigator conning

Lat -17.9, Long -168.4

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy + misty. Light airs + breezes from SE. Barometer steady. Long swell from SE.

Distilliing. Steam 58 Rev. 55.

By order of Commanding Officer the consumption of coal was limited to 10 tons a day.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Generally clear + pleasant. Foggy around horizon, clouding over last hour. Light airs from SE to NEbyN. Barometer rising. Long swell from SE first two hours.

Steaming on course ENE1/2E (p.c.) At 6.00 changed course to NNE7/8E (p.c.) patent log 88.4. Put over port patent log at 7.10 reading at 8.00 5.5. Steam 55. Rev. 54. Distilling.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + misty. Falling barometer. Light breeze from North. Smooth sea. Quarters at 9.30 then routine drills. Hoisted out crew's nest from propeller well. Steaming on course NNE7/8E (p.c.) Steam 55.5 Rev. 55. Distilling.

Set clock ahead 6 minutes at noon.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast + foggy. Light breeze from North. Barometer falling. Smooth sea. Steaming on course NNE7/8E (p.c.) during watch. Took soundings at 2.00, 3.00 + 4.00 + found bottom at 16 fms fine gray sand. Distilling. Steam 55. Rev. 54.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cloudy + foggy. Gentle breeze from North. Barometer falling. Sea smooth. Steaming on course NNE7/8E (p.c.) Sounded at 5.00 in 16 fms + at 6.00 in 16 1/2 fms. Distilling. Steam 56. Rev. 54.8.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy. Foggy horizon to Southward. Light breeze from North. Barometer falling first hour. Sea smooth. Steaming on course NNE7/8E (p.c.) At 6.30 sighted land from two point on to broad off port bow. Sounded at 7.00 in 16 fms water + at 8.00 in 15 fms. hard bottom both casts. Distilling. Steam 56 Rev. 54.4.

8 p.m. to Mid. Cloudy. Passing showers from 8 till 11. Lightning last hour in the East. Light North breeze shifting to ENE latter half of watch. Smooth sea. Falling barometer. Land in sight on port bow + beam. Sounding in 12 fms of water during watch. Ship steaming on course NNE7/8E (p.c.) Steam 55.5 Rev. 53.5. Distilling.

Chas. Briggs (Lds) - Chas. Briggs (Lds) stood extra watch from 8 till 12 by order of Commanding Officer for insolence.

C Briggs - Chas Briggs (lds) stood extra watch from 8 till 12 by order of Commanding Officer for insolence.


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at sea bound from ounalaska to st michaels at anchor st michaels alaska

Lat 63.83, Long -162.43


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27 July 1888

standing in for anchorage off st michaels navigator conning

Lat 51.2, Long -122.3

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Light airs from EbyN to EbyS. Barometer rising. Smooth sea. Lightning about horizon to Eastward first hour. At 1.00 changed course to E3/4N (p.c.). Steam 56 Rev. 54. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast but pleasant. Light airs from EbyS. Barometer rising. Sea smooth. Steaming on course E3/4N (p.c.).

Sounding ranged from 12 fms at 4.00 to 15 fms. at 8.00. Distilling. Steam 55. Rev. 55.1.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + misty, rainy first two hours. Light airs from South to SSW. Barometer rising. Sea smooth. Steaming on course E3/4N (p.c.) At 10.15 pat. log 40.2 changed course to SE1/2S (p.c.) + at 11.48 pat. log 48.8 to SEbyE1/2E (p.c.) At 10.30 set all fore + aft sail except mizzen topmast staysail + spanker.

Distilling. Steam 56 Rev. 55. Sounding in from 13 1/2 to 10 fms. during watch.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast + misty. Calm + light airs from East. Steady barometer, then rising. Smooth sea. At 3.15 set clock ahead 23 minutes; took in all sail + loosed fore + mainsails. At 3.30 furled all sail + squared yards.

Ship steaming on course SEbyE1/2E (p.c.) Steam 58 Rev. 55. Distilling. Sounding in from 10 to 7 fathoms during watch.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Light airs from East + NE. Barometer steady.

At 5.35 came to with starboard anchor in 3 1/2 fms + veered to 22 fms at the water's edge. Low banked fires. Distilling.

8 p.m. to Mid. Cloudy. Heavy dew. Light airs from East to WNW. Barometer falling slowly. Fires low banked. Distilling. At 9.00 swung to flood tide.


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at anchor st michaels alaska at sea bound to kotzebue sound

Lat 66.5, Long -162.8


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28 July 1888

got underway at 730 stood out towards egg island navigator conning

Lat 51.2, Long -127.8

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy. Light NNW breeze. Steady barometer. Stopped distilling at 2.00 tanks being full. Fires low banked.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + misty. Light breeze from North + NE. Barometer falling. Struck deck load of coal below, washed coal bags + executed morning routine. Fires low banked. Depth of water at end of watch 4 1/2 fathoms.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast to cloudy + warm. Light breeze from NE to light airs from North. Barometer falling. Sent crow's nest aloft to main royal mast. Broke out ice bar from main hold. Fires low banked.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy + warm. Light airs from North to light breeze from NE. Barometer falling. At 2.15 commenced swinging to ebb tide. Fitted ice bar in propeller well. Fires low banked.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy + warm. Light breeze from NE to ENE. Smooth sea. Falling barometer.

Steaming on allowance of coal of five tons per diem.

Alexis Anamik (Interpreter) - Alexis Anamik was taken aboard as interpreter.

8 p.m. to Mid. Cloudy but pleasant. Light breeze from ENE hauling around by East to SSE at end of watch. Barometer steady. Sea smooth. At 8.15 set fore + aft sail, except spanker + mizzen topmast staysail. At 9.30 took it in, + at 11.30 set it again. At 9.00 set all square sail. At 10.15 clewed up mainsail + at 11.30 set it again. At end of watch under steam + all sail bent except spanker + mizzen topmast staysail on course WbyN (p.c.).

Steam 53 Rev. 40.


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at sea bound from st michaels alaska to kotzebue sound

Lat 64.23, Long -164.00


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29 July 1888

the fog lifted at 940 showed land along starboard beam sledge island on starboard bow

Lat 32.2, Long 119.3

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy + pleasant. Light airs from Se to SW falling calm. Barometer steady. Sea smooth. Course WbyN (p.c.) Under steam + all sail except mizzen topmast staysail + spanker. At 1.45 took in + furled all square sail. At 2.00 pat. log 8.6 changed course to W1/2S (p.c.). At 2.30 hauled down fore + aft sails. Steam 55. Rev. 40. Sounding in from 8 to 11 1/4 fathoms during watch.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Cloudy, clearing toward 8 a.m. Calm, with smooth sea + steady barometer. Executed moring routine. Sounding in 11 + 12 fathoms during watch. Land on starboard beam + port quarter. Steaming on course W1/2S (p.c.). Steam 50 Rev. 40.5.

8 a.m. to Merid. Cloudy but pleasant. Light airs from ENE. Smooth sea. Barometer falling. At 9.45 went to quarters for inspection by divisional officers + at 10 the ship + crew were inspected by the Commanding Officer. On course W1/2S (p.c.) during watch. At 10.20 set jib + square sail except mainsail. Steam 53 Rev. 40. Land in sight on starboard hand. At 11.00 set clock back 12 minutes.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy to overcast, misty + drizzling rain. Light breeze from ESE to SbyW. Barometer falling. At 12.10 changed course to WbyS (p.c.) pat. log 55.8 + set fore + aft sail. At 3.00 took in + furled all square sail except foresail + at 3.50 took in + furled foresail. Steam 50 Rev. 40.4.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Overcast + misty first hour; foggy last hour. Light airs from SbyW to SW. Barometer rising slowly. At 4 changed course to WSW1/2W (p.c.) Running under steam + fore + aft sail execept spanker + mizzen topmast staysail. Sounding at 5 o'clock 13 1/4 fathoms + at 6 - 13 fathoms. Steam 55 Rev. 40.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Very foggy + calm. Rising barometer. Smooth sea. At 7.30 took in + furled fore + aft sail. Sounding every hour, 14 fms at 8 p.m. Steaming on course WSW1/2W (p.c.) Steam 55 Rev. 40.

8 p.m. to Mid. Overcast + misty. Light airs from ENE. At 8.00 changed course to SW1/4W (p.c.) At 9.00 changed course to WSW1/2W (p.c.).

At 10 changed course to W1/2N (p.c.)

Steam 55. Rev. 40.

Lieut ? W. H. Emery - "under the command of"


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at sea bound from st michaels alaska to kotzebue sound at anchor kings island at sea

Lat 64.83, Long -168.00

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 400 gallons

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 3641 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 4 tons 1333 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 301 " 1779 "


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30 July 1888

fog lifting so as to show kings island to northward at 1140

Lat 65.0, Long -168.1

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast + foggy. Light airs from ENE to SSW + calm. Barometer falling. Under steam alone on course W1/2N (p.c.) Steam 55. Rev. 40.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Very foggy. Calm to light airs from NE. Barometer steady. Sea smooth. Steaming on course W1/2N (p.c.) Sounding every half hour from 4 to 6 o'clock in 16 fms. water. After that no bottom at 17 fms. Temperature of water falling rapidly. Steam 55. Rev. 40.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast + foggy.

Steady barometer. Smooth sea. Calm, + light NE airs. At 9.30 came to anchor in fog in 21 fms water sandy bottom, 60 fms. starboard chain. At 11.50 got underway. Started distilling at 11 a.m. At 11 set clock back 16 minutes.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast + foggy, cleaning last hour of watch. Light breeze from NE.

At 2.00 came to with starboard anchor in 17 fms. veered to 60 fms. at the wild-cat. High banked fires. Distilling.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cloudy + foggy at intervals. Light breeze from NE. Barometer steady. Sea smooth. At 4.15 got underway + stood out, Navigator conning. At 4.25 put over pat. log reading 62.6.

At 5.10 changed to NW7/8W (p.c.) pat. log reading 65.1. The consumption of coal limited to 5 tons per day. Steam 55. Rev. 40. Distilling. At 4.15 set fore + aft sail except mizzen topmast staysail + spanker.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Light airs from North. Barometer falling. Foggy horizon to Southward. Sea smooth. Steaming on course NW7/8W (p.c.) At 7.00 pat. log 77.0 changed course to NNW3/8W (p.c.) + hauled down + stowed fore + aft sail. Steam 55 Rev. 40. Distilling.

8 p.m. to Mid. Foggy, very thick at intervals. Light airs to gentle breeze from North. Steady barometer. Smooth sea. Passed tide rip from 11.30 to 2 p.m.

Sounding with hand lead during watch, - no bottom. At 11. got 22 fms with deepsea lead. Steam 55. Rev. 40.

Strong tide setting to Northward + Westward.



LOG BOOK – JULY 31st 1888 TO FEBRUARY 2nd 1889


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US Navy Logbooks. RG 24 Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel. Entry 118 Logs of US Naval Ships (and Stations) 1801 - 1946. Vessel Name: Thetis. Date of Filming: 9/21/12. Box No: Volume No.: 7 of 24. Start Date: 7/31/1888. End Date: 2/2/1889.


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US Navy Logbooks. RG 24 Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel. Entry 118 Logs of US Naval Ships (and Stations) 1801 - 1946. Vessel Name: Thetis. Date of Filming: 9/21/12. Box No: Volume No.: 7 of 24. Start Date: 7/31/1888. End Date: 2/2/1889.


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Log book of the USS "Thetis" 3rd rate Commanded by Lieut Commander C N Stockton, commencing July 31st, 188 at sea bound for Kotzebue Sound, Ending January 2nd, 1889 at wharf, navy Yard, Mare Island Cal

LOG BOOK of the U.S.S. "Thetis" 3rd. Rate of 6 Guns, Commanded by Lieut Commander C.H. Stockton, Commander, U.S. Navy, Attached to Squadron, Commencing 31st July, 1888, at Sea bound for Kotzibue Sound, and ending 2nd February, 1889, at Wharf, Navy Yard, Mare Island Cal.


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List of Officers attached to and on board of the USS Thetis, commanded by Captain W H Emroy USN during the period covered by this log-book from July 31th 1888 to January 3rd, 1889

LIST OF OFFICERS Attached to and on board of the U.S.S. Thetis 3rd Rate, commanded by N.H. Emory Lieut Comdr, U.S.N., during the period covered by this Log-Book, from July 30th, 1888, to February 3rd, 1889.

N.H. Emory (Lieut. Commander) - List of Officers

R.P. Schwerin (Ensign) - List of Officers

R.F. Lopez (Ensign) - List of Officers

E. Simpson (Ensign) - List of Officers

M.C. Gorgas (Ensign) - List of Officers

T.G. Dewey (Ensign) - List of Officers

R. Welles (Ensign) - List of Officers

John Low (Chief Engineer) - List of Officers

D.N. Bertolette (Surgeon) - List of Officers

N.B. Dunning (Pst. Asst. Engineer) - List of Officers

J.Q. Lovell (Asst. Paymaster) - List of Officers

WH Emory - List of officers - Lieut Commander

RP Schwerin - List of officers - Ensign

RF Lopez - List of officers - Ensign

E Simpson - List of officers - Ensign

MC Gorgas - List of officers - Ensign

TG Dewey - List of officers - Ensign

R Wells - List of officers - Ensign

John Low - Chief Engineer

DM Bertolette - Surgeon

WB Dunning - Pst Asst Engineer

JQ Lovell - Asst Paymaster


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List of officers who have died, been detached or transferred on board of USS Thetis commanded by W H Emroy Comndr, USN during the period covered by this Log-Book from July 30th 1888, to January 3rd 1889

LIST OF OFFICERS Who have died, been detached, or transferred, on board the U.S.S. Thetis commanded by N.H. Emory, Lieut Comdr, U.S.N., during the period covered by this Log-Book, from July 30th, 1888, to February 3, 1889.

T.G. Dewey (Ensign) - Transferred to command Schooner "Jane Gray".

R.P. Schwerin (Ensign) - Detached - to proceed under arrest to Mare Island Cala.

TG Dewey - Transferred to command schooner "Jane Gray"

RP Schwerin - Ensign Detatched to proceed under arrest to Mare Island Cala.


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Complement of Petty officers, Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, Landsmen, Boys, and Marines on board of the USS Thetis 3rd rate at first commissioning January 15th 1887 US Navy Yard, Brooklyn NY

Complement of Petty Officers, Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, Landsmen, Boys, and Marines on board of the U.S.S. Thetis 3d Rate at first commissioning January 15th 1887. U.S. Navy Yard Brooklyn N.Y.; (number allowed, rates) 1, Chief Boatswain's Mate; 1, Boatswain's Mate 1st Class; 3, Quartermaster; 3, Coxswains; 2, Captains of Forecastle; 2, Captains of Tops; 1, Quarter-gunners; 1, Carpenter's Mates; 1, Sailmaker's Mates; 1, Captains of Hold; 1, Ship's Cook; 1, Master-at-Arms; 1, Apothecary; 1, Ship's Yeoman; 1, Paymaster's Yeoman; 1, Engineer's Yeoman; 1, Ship's Writer; 1, Painter; 1, Bugler; 1, Blacksmith; 1, Cabin Steward; 1, Cabin Cook; 1, Ward-room Steward; 1, Ward-room Cook; 15, Seamen; 12, Ordinary Seamen; 11, Landsmen; 10, Apprentices; 3, Machinists; 1, Boiler Makers; 3, Oilers; 3, First-class Firemen; 3, Second-class Firemen; 5, Coal Heavers. 96, Total.


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

U.S.S. Thethis 3d Rate. Description of Instruments used for Meteorological Observations, their Locations, &c.

Mercurial barometer: Maker, Jas Green; Number, 1450; Location, Cabin; Date of last comparison, Unknown.

Aneroid barometer: Maker, Unknown; Number, C H N B; Location, Pilot House; Date of last comparison, Unknown.

Thermometer, (Dry Bulb): Maker, J + H.J. Green; Number, 7240; Location, On port side of Pilot House; Date of last comparison, Unknown.

Thermometer, (Wet Bulb) (Psychometer.): Maker, J + H.J. Green; Number, 7239; Location, on port side of Pilot House; Date of last comparison, Unknown.


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Armament of the USS Thetis 3rd rate

Armament Of the U.S.S. Thetis 3rd Rate.

Primary. None.

Secondary. (No. of Guns, Cal., Description, Cartridge, Projectiles, Remarks) 1 Hotchkiss Rev. Cannon, 53 MM, #1 5 barrel, 360 grains sheet, 39 lbs, service; 2 Gatling, 45, 8 + 20 Short, 70 grains, 405 grains, Tripod + field carriages

Boat Armament. None.

Small Arms. 50 Hotchkiss magazine Rifles (new model); 2 Colts shot guns (single barrel); 8 Colts shot guns (double barrel) 18 Colts revolvers.


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tables of deviation of the Standard compass N° 13859 on board of USS Thetis

TABLES of Deviation of the Standard Compass No. 13859 on board the U.S.S. Thetis..

North 1/8 pt E, NbyE 0, NNE 0, NEbyN 1/8 " W, NE 1/4 " W, NEbyE 5/16 " W, ENE 3/8 " W, EbyN 1/2 " W, East 1/2 " W, EbyS 1/2 " W, ESE 1/2 " W, SEbyE 1/2 " W, SE 1/2 " W, SEbyS 3/8 " W, SSE 1/4 " W, SbyE 1/8 " W, South 1/16 " W, SbyW 1/4 " 4, SSW 1/4 " E, SWbyS 5/16 " E, SW 7/16 " E, SWbyW 1/2 " E, WSW 1/2 " E, WbyS 1/2 " E, West 1/2 " E, WbyN 1/2 " E, WNW 3/8 " E, NWbyW 3/4 " E, NW 5/16 " E, NWbyN 1/4 " E, NNW 1/8 " E, NbyW 1/8 " E.


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at anchor off cape prince of wales at sea bound to kotzebue sound

Lat 66.5, Long -162.8

Water expended during preceding 24 hours 312 gallons

Water distilled during preceding 24 hours 476 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 3805 "

Coal consumed during preceding 24 hours 3 tons 416 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon 298 " 1361 "


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31 July 1888

took the following bearings mag cape prince of walse n12e bluff se e14e

Lat 22.4, Long 117.1

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast + foggy. Light breeze from NE.

At 12.30 came to with starboard anchor in 5 fms. + veered to 30 fms. at wildcat. High banked fires. Hove the log + found the tide to be 1.2 knots setting SW (p.c.) At 2.15 the fog lifted.

Low banked fires. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + misty. Light breeze from NE. Barometer falling. Sea smooth. Low banked fires. Distilling.

8 a.m. to Merid. Cloudy + pleasant. Misty horizon. Light to gentle breeze from NE. Barometer falling. Fires low banked. Distilling. At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters. Drilled 1st + Eng. Divisions at small arms, 2d Div. Single sticks. Governor visited Indian settlement ashore. About 75 natives visited ship.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy with fog banks around horizon. Overcast last three hours with passing showers. Falling barometer + smooth sea. Temperature of water fell 53° to 46° shortly after 3 p.m. + color changed from light green to dark blue. At 1 got underway + set course NW3/4W (p.c.). Put over patent log: - starboard reading 19.3 + port 00.0. Sounding all the watch: - no bottom at 15 fms. Distilling. Steaming on allowance of 5 tons per diem. Steam 55. Rev 40.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Overcast + foggy. Light airs from NW. At 3.00 pat. log reding 14.4 changed course to NNE7/8E (p.c.) Rev. 40 Steam 55. Distilling.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Overcast, foggy, + rainy. Light airs from NNW to NE. Barometer steady. Sea smooth. Under steam alone on course NNE7/8E (p.c.) Distilling. Steam 55. Rev. 40.

8 p.m. to Mid. Foggy misty + raining. Light breeze from NE to gentle breeze from South. Barometer falling first hour, then rising. Sea smooth. Course NNE7/8E (p.c.) At 10.00 set fore + aft sail except mizzen topmast staysail + spanker. At 10.30 set all squaresail except mainsail. Distilling. Steam 55. Rev. 40.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1888


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at sea bound from ounalaska to kotzebue sound at anchor off cape blossem alaska

Lat 67.03, Long -164.13


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1 August 1888

bearings of anchorage cape blossem nnw34w true deviation peak ne34e true

Lat 66.5, Long -162.8

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast + misty. Drizzling rain first half of watch. Gentle to moderate South to SSW breeze. Smooth to moderate sea. Rising barometer. At 2 a.m. low banked fires + stopped engine. Ship under all sail except mainsail, mizzen topmast staysail. At 3.30 took in flying jib + main royal + topgallant + topmast staysails. Course NNE7/8E (p.c.) Sounding every quarter of an hour. No bottom at 13 fathoms. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Generally overcast + misty showing tendency to clear last hour. Moderate breeze from SSW to SSE. Moderate sea. At 6 set mainsail, flying jib, + all staysails except mizzen topmast. At 6.15 P.L. reading 78.5 changed course to NE1/4E (p.c.) Getting bottom at 13 fms. At end of watch under all sail except spanker + mizzen topmast staysail. Fires low banked. Distilling.

8 a.m. to Merid. Generally overcast. Moderate to light breeze from South to light airs from SE. Barometer rising. Sea smooth. At 9.30 mustered at quarters + drilled at Abandon Ship. The boats were reported ready as follows: - 1st whaleboat in 2.20; 2d, 3.10; 3d, 2.20; 4th, 2.50; 1st Launch 2.30; 2d Launch 3.00 + Gig 4.00; + secured as follows: - 1st whaleboat in 1.10; 2d, 1.20; 3d, 1.20; 4th, 1.20; 1st Launch 1.10; 2d Launch, 1.10; Gig 1.20. At 9.00 changed course to E3/4N (p.c.) + at 10.00 to E1/4N (p.c.) At 10.15 took in + furled all square sail + at 11.40 took in fore + aft sail. At 10.24 started ahead under steam. Distilling.

A. Erickson (S.M.M.) - A. Erickson (S.M.M.) was released + brought on deck to his station at abandoning ship, + after the drill he was confined again.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Generally overcast. Light to gentle breeze from ESE. Barometer rising. Sea smooth.

At 12.00 changed course to ESE1/2E (p.c.) pat. log 3.3. At 12.15 increased coal consumption to 10 tons a day. Exercised Ordinary Seaman + Apprentices of the watch at heaving the lead. Lost one 9 lb. lead. Distilling. Steam 55. Rev. 55.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cloudy. Light East breeze. Rain squalls around horizon. Steady barometer. Smooth sea.

At 4.00 changed course to East (p.c.) Distilling. Steam 55. Rev. 55.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy with passing shower last hour. Light airs from SE. Barometer rising. Steaming on course East (p.c.) during watch. Steam 55. Rev. 55. Distilling.

8 p.m. to Mid. Cloudy. Light airs from SE shifting to NE last hour. Barometer rising. Sea smooth. At 8.00 changed course to NEbyE1/2E (p.c.) + stood into the anchorage Navigator conning. At 9.25 hauled in pat. log reading 56.8.

Low banked fires. Distilling.


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at anchor off cape blossom kotzebue sound alaska

Lat 66.5, Long -162.8


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2 August 1888

bearings of anchorage true cape blossem e14s end of spit north

Lat 38.5, Long -28.6

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy + pleasant. Gentle breeze from SSE to SE. Barometer rising. Fires low banked. Distilling. Current on eknot setting West (mag).

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Cloudy + pleasant. Gentle breeze from ESE. Barometer falling. Fires low banked. Distilling. Exercised morning routine.

8 a.m. to Merid. Generally overcast with drizzling rain last two hours. Gentle to light breeze from ESE. Barometer falling. At 9.30 went to quarters for inspection + afterwards drilled as follows: - 1st Division with Hotchkiss gun, expending four rounds of ammunition; 2d Division, pistols; + 3d + Engineer's Divisions at single-sticks. Fires low banked. Distilling.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Overcast, rainy, + squally. Moderate to gentle breeze from ESE to light airs + moderate breeze in squalls from East. Barometer falling. Fires low banked. Distilling.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy foggy + drizzling two hours of watch. Gentle breeze from SW to light breeze from South. Barometer rising. At 7.00 spread fires. At 7.15 turned over the engines. At 7.30 got underway + stood to Northward + Westward, Navigator conning. Distilling.

8 a.m. to Merid. Overcast. Light airs from South increasing to stiff breeze from SbyW. Standing for new anchorage, Navigator conning. At 8.20 came to with starboard anchor in 4 1/4 fathoms + veered to 22 fathoms on starboard chain.

Low banked fires. At 11.10 veered to 45 fathoms at water's edge + ordered the fires high banked. Dept over stern at end of watch 4 fathoms. Distilling.


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at anchor off cape blossom kotzebue sound alaska

Lat 66.5, Long -162.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 329 gallons

Water distilled 450 gallons

Water remaining on hand at noon 4191 "

Coal consumed during preceding 24 hours 1 tons 1389 lbs.

Coal remainin at noon 288 " 1212 "


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3 August 1888

Mid. to 4 a.m. Overcast. Moderate to stiff breeze from SbyW, blowing a very fresh breeze in squalls. Barometer rising. Ship riding easily to a moderate sea from SbyW. Four fathoms of water under stern at end of watch. High banked fires. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Overcast + squally first two hours, then cloudy. Moderate breeze from SbyW. Barometer rising. Chopping sea. Fires high banked. Distilling. Depth of water astern 4 fathoms. Executed morning routine.

8 a.m. to Merid. Cloudy. Gentle South to SbyW breeze. Rising barometer. Passing shower at 10.30. Quarters at 9.30 then Fire Quarters. Divisons reported ready as follows: - 1st, 2m; 2d, 1m 20s; 3d, 0m 50s; Nav., 0m 30s; Powder, 1m 40'; Eng., 1m 43s; Secured as follows: - 1st 2m; 2d 1m 20s; 3d, 1m 10s; Nav., 0m 30s; Powder 1m; Eng., 3m. Hauled in drift lead at 11.00. Shut 4 fathoms under stern. Distilling. Fires high banked.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Generally cloudy. Gentle to light breeze from SbyW to SW. Long swell from SW. Barometer rising. At 3.45 hove in starboard chain to 30 fathoms at the wildcat. High banked fires. Distilling.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy to overcast. Light breezes + airs from SW. Barometer rising. Sea smooth. High banked fires. At 4.45 stopped distilling while native bidaras were alongside.

8 p.m. to Mid. Cloudy with light East breeze + latter half of watch gentle SbyE breeze. Falling barometer. At 10 p.m. natives left the ship. Started distilling at 10.30 p.m. Fires high banked.

Lieut. Comdr W. H. Emery - ship under command of

Mid to 4 AM Four fathoms of water under stern at end of watch. High banked fires. Distilling.

Roger Willis Jr Ensign, U.S.N - entered log notes

E. Simpson, Ensign U.S.N. - 4 AM to 8 AM entered log notes

8 AM to Merid. Fire Quarter Division reported ready as follows: - 1st, 2 m; 2d, 1m 20s; 3d, 0m 50s; Nav., 0m 30s; Powder, 1m 40s Eng. 1 m 43s, Secured as follows: - 1~ 2m; 2d 1m 20s; 3d, 1m 10s; Nav., 0m 30s; Powder 1m, Eng., 3m - Hauled in drift lead at 11:00. Sheet + fathoms under stern. Distilling Fires high banked.

M.C. Gorgas, Ensign, U.S.N. - entered log notes

At 3:40 have in starboard chain to 30 fathoms at the wildcat. High banked fires. Distilling.

G. Dewey, Ensign U.S.N. - entered log notes

4 PM to 8 PM. Hign banked fires. At 4:45 stopped distilling while native bidaras were alongside

Roger Willis, Ensign U.S.N. - entered log notes

At 10 p.m. natives left the ship. Started distilling at 10:20 pm Fires high banked.

M.C. Gorgas, Ensign U.S.N. - entered log notes


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at anchor off cape blossom kotzebue sound alaska

Lat 66.5, Long -162.8


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4 August 1888

at 820 governor left ship in 1st whaleboat ensign welles in charge chief engineer lowe passenger to visit native settlement at hotham inlet

Lat 47.6, Long -122.3

Mid. to 4 a.m. Cloudy. Light to gentle breeze from SE. Barometer falling. High banked fires. Distilling.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Cloudy but pleasant. Gentle breeze form SE to ESE. Barometer falling. High banked fires. Distilling.

8 a.m. to Merid. Generally clear + pleasant. Moderate breeze from ESE. Barometer falling. Sea smooth. Fires high banked. Distilling until 11.00 when stopped on account of native bidaras alongside.

Welles (Ensign) - At 8.20 Governor left ship in 1st whaleboat, Ensign Welles in charge + Chief Engineer Lowe passenger to visit native settlement at Hotham Inlet.

Lowe (Chief Engineer) - At 8.20 Governor left ship in 1st whaleboat, Ensign Welles in charge + Chief Engineer Lowe passenger to visit native settlement at Hotham Inlet.

Merid. to 4 p.m. Cloudy with passing showers last hour. Falling barometer and moderate breeze from EbyS blowing in squalls. Breeze falling to light ESE breeze at 4 p.m. About 25 natives on board. Fires high banked.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloudy with passing rain squalls first two hours of watch. Light breeze from SSE + ESE. Barometer falling. Commenced distilling at 6.45. High banked fires.

8 p.m. to Mid. Cloudy. Moderate to stiff breeze blowing in fresh squalls from SSE. Barometer falling slowly. Moderate sea last two hours. Distilling. At 11 veered to 45 fathoms on starboard chain forward the manger. Fires low banked until 11 when high banked them to answere stroke of bell.

Distilling until 11.00 when stopped on account of native bidaras alongside.

At 8.20 Governor left ship in 1st whaleboat, Ensign Welles in charge & Chief Engineer Lowe passenger to visit native settlement at Hotham Inlet.

About 25 natives on board.


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at anchor off cape blossom kotzebue sound alaska at sea

Lat 66.5, Long -162.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 304 gallons.

Water distilled during the preceding 24 hours, 308 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 4232 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 1 tons 1435 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 285 " 1707 "


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5 August 1888

At 1.20 lowered 1st steam launch & Executive Officer went in her to tow off 1st whaleboat from shore.

At 3.25 steam launch returned with Governor & party in 1st whaleboat.

Mid to 4 A.M. Cloudy with stiff breeze from S.S.E. freshening in squalls. Falling barometer. Mod-erate sea. At 2.25 ship dropped anchor. Hove up anchor, spreadfires + got underway + anchord at 3 a.m. in 6 3/4 fathom water with 75 fathom starboard + 45 fathom port chains. High banked fires. Distilling.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Cloudy. Stiff breeze from S.S.E. Rough sea. Barometer rising. High banked fires. Distilling.

8 A.M. to Merid. Cloudy. Moderate to gentle breeze from S.S.E. Barometer rising. High banked fires. Distilling. 1st whaleboat in sight on beach.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Generally overcast. Light to gentle breeze from South. Moderate sea. Bar-meter rising first hour. At 1.20 lowered 1st steam launch + Executive Officer went in her to tow off 1st whaleboat from shore. Hove up port anchor, + in starboard chain to 45 fathoms. At 3.25 steam launch returned with Governor + party in 1st whale-boat. Fires high banked. Distilling.

4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Cloudy with passing showers. Rising barometer. Smooth sea. Light S.W. breeze. Fires high banked until 7.30 when got underway. Consumption of coal 5 tons per diem while running. Distilling.

8 P.M. to Mid. Overcast. Light airs to gentle breeze from S.W. Barometer steady first three hours, rising last hour. Sea smooth. At 10.00 changed course to W 3/8 N(p.c.) + set all fore + aft sail except spanker, + migger topmast staysail. Distilling. Steam 55. Rev. 40.2


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at sea bound from kotzebue sound to point barrow alaska

Lat 67.62, Long -165.63

Course and distance made good since preceding noon by observations, 95 knots. 3 tenths.

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 343 gallons.

Water distilled during the preceding 24 hours, 563 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 4452 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 4 tons 1954 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 280 " 1993 "


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6 August 1888

During watch the fender & upper fastening of port gangway were carried away by a sea & lost overboard.

Mid. to 4 A.M. Cloudy. Rain squalls around horizon last two hours. Passing shower at 3.00 Barometer rising. Light hours from S.S.W to gentle breeze from South. Sea smooth. Course N 3/4 W(p.c.) bound on steam + fore + aft sail ex-cept mizzen topmast staysail + spanker. At 2 set all square sail except mainsail. Distilling. Steam 55 Rev. 40.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. cloudy squally. Gentle S by W. hauling to SS.W. breeze. Falling barometer. Smooth to moderate sea. At 5.00 changed course to W.N.W 3/4 W(p.c.) Steam 55 Rev. 40. Ship under all sail except mainsail, spanker + mizzen topmast staysail. Distilling.

8 A.M. to Merid. cloudy. Moderate to stiff breeze from South. Moderate sea, getting rough last hour. Barometer falling. At 9.25 took in top gallant sails + main royal staysail + changed course to W 1/2 N(p.c.) At 9.30 went to quarters for inspection. At end of watch under all sail except topgallant sail, main royal + mizzen topmast staysails + spanker. Steam 55 Rev. 44. Distilling.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Generally overcast. Fresh to stiff breeze from South + S. by E. Barometer falling. Moderate sea. At 12.00 changed course to W 1/4 S(p.c.) At 1 took in main topgallant staysail. At 3 + 4 stopped the engines + took soundings in 25 + 27 fathom respectively, rocky bottom. Under steam sail. Dristilling. Steam 55. Rev. 43.5.

4 P.M. to 6 P.M. Overcast + squally. Fresh breeze from S.S.E. Barometer falling rapidly. Rough sea. Steaming on course W 1/4 S(p.c.) under headsails fore + mainsail + topsails main topmast + mizzen topgallant staysail, At 4.540 stopped steaming + banked fires + changed course to W.S.W 1/4 W(p.c.) pat log 74. At 5.15 called "all hands" + took two reefs in topsails stowed flying jib + mizzen topgallantstaysail. Unable to make course "fill + by" Last hour made W.S.W 3/4 W(p.c.) At 5.30 spread fires. At 5.35 started the engines on daily coal consumption of 5 tons. Distilling. At end of watch sounder in 35 fms water gy. s. bll. sf.

6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Overcast, misty toward end of watch. Fresh breeze from S. by E. blowing in squalls. Barometer steady. Rough sea Ship "pru oby" under course double reefed topsails jib + fore + main topmast staysails + steam. Distilling. Steam 55. Rev 44 Sounding every hour 36 + 37 fms. Ship made W.S.W 3/4 W(p.c.) until 7. then W.S.W 1/2 W(p.c.

8 P.M. to mid. Overcast + foggy. Very fresh to strong breeze from S.S.E. Barometer falling. At 9.30 took in topsails + mainsail, set spanker + changed course to S.W. by W(p.c.) P.R. reading 32. Changed coal allowance to 10 tons per day. Took the following soundings during watch:- At 9. 26 fms, 9.45.- 25 fms. 10.30.- 28fms. 11.30; 20 fms. + at 12.00; 30 fms. + at 12 - 30 fms. ~ rolling saily to rough sea from S.S.E. During watch the


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at sea bound from kotzebue sound to point barrow alaska

Lat 68.85, Long -167.08

Course and distance made good since preceding noon by observations, 151 knots. 0 tenths.

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 318 gallons.

Water distilled during the preceding 24 hours, 315 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 4449 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 4 tons 1702 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 276 " 291. "


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7 August 1888

at 750 cape lisburne abeam distance 7 miles

Lat 68.9, Long -166.2

Mid. to 4 A.M. Overcast misty, + drizzling rain. Moderate gale to stiff breeze from S.S.E. Barometer rising. Sea rough to moderate. At 2.00 changed course to N.W. by W(p.c.), took in spanker set foretopsail + single reefed main topsail. At 2.45 stopped the engine + high banked the fires. Distilling. Steam 54 Rev. 53. Took soundings at 1.00 + 2.00 in 31 fms 3 + 4 in 30 fms water, muddy bottom.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Overcast, misty + drizzling. Moderate breeze from S.E. by S to S.S.E. Barometer falling. Moderate sea. At 4 changed course to N.E. by N(p.c.) At 4.30 shook reef out of main topsail, set topgallant sails, flying jib + all staysails except mizzen topmast staysail. At 5.15 set mainsail. Fires high banked. Distilling. During watch took following soundings:- 5'00 - 31 fms; 6'00 - 30 fms; 7'00 22 fms; 8'00 30 fms.

8 A.M. to Merid. Overcast rainy + misty. Moderate S.S.E. to gentle South breeze. Steady barometer. Sea mod-erating. Ship under all sail except spanker + mizzen topmast staysail. Fires high banked. Course N E by N(p.c.) Distilling. Sounding with deep sea lead every hour in 29 fms. Set clock back 16 minutes at 11.20.

Merid. to 4 P.M. Overcast + misty. Gentle breeze from South veering to W.S.W. about 2. Moderate sea. At 12.20 P.L. reading 82.5 changed course to E.N.E. 1/2 E(p.c.) At 3 hauled down main topmast, topgallant, + royal staysails, mizzen topgallant staysail + hauled up mainsail. Started ahead with engine at 3 with a daily allowance of five tons Got cast with deep sea lead at 142 in 28 fms + 27 fms rock~~ting. Distilling. At end of watch under steam headsails + square sails except mainsail. Steam 55. Rev. 43.

4 P.M. to 6 P.M. Overcast. Gentle breeze from W.S.W. Barometer falling. Moderate Sea. At 5 changed course to N.E. by E 3/4 E(pc.) Under steam, headsails + all square sail except mainsail. Distilling. Steam 55. Rev. 41.

6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Overcast. Gentle breeze from W.S.W. Barometer steady. Sea smooth. Temperature of watch rising rapidly first hour. Course N.E. by E 3/4 E(p.c.) Under steam, headsails, l all square sail except mainsail. At 7.50 Cape Lisburne abeam distance 7 miles when changed course to E.N.E. 1/2 E(p.c.) Pat. log. 18.3 Distilling. Steam 55. Rev. 41.5.

8 P.M. to Mid. Overcast + misty Gentle breeze from W.S.W. Rising barometer. Smooth sea. Steaming on course E.N.E. 1/2 E(p.c.) until 11.30 hour when changed course to S.E. by E 3/4 E(p.c.) Pat. log 37.8. Ship under all sail except mainsail, spanker + staysails on main + mizzen masts. At 11.30 took in + furled all sail. Distilling. Steam 55. Rev. 40


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at sea bound from kotzebue sound to point barrow alaska and at anchor

Lat 69.28, Long -163.87


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8 August 1888

Mid to 4 am. Cloudy and misty. Light breeze from South. Barometer rising. Steaming along coast between Cape Lisburne and Sabine. At 3.45 came to anchor off coal mine.

4 am to 8 am. Cloudy and overcast. Light to gentle breeze from South. Barometer steady. 6.30 underway. At 6.40 took departure Cape Sabine bearing NE 1/2 about 7 miles distant.

8 am to merid. Cloudy. Gentle to moderate breeze from South. Barometer steady. At 11.20 set clock ahead 20 minutes.

Merid to 4 pm. Overcast and cloudy. Moderate SSW breeze. Falling barometer.

4 pm to 6 pm. Overcast and misty with frequent rain squalls. Moderate breeze from SSW hauling to WSW.

6 pm to 8 pm. Overcast and drizzling. Moderate to gentle breeze from WSW. Barometer rising.

8 pm to mid. Overcast. Moderate to stiff breeze from WSW to SW x W. Barometer steady. Land on port bow at 8.30 was shut in abeam.


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at sea bound from kotzebue sound to point barrow

Lat 70.67, Long -160.47


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9 August 1888

Bear -

A Erickson - By order of Commanding Officer released A. Erickson (S.M.M.) & returned him to duty, his term of confinement having expired.

Bear - At 5pm stopped ship near USRNS "Bear" & Commanding Officer went aboard "Bear." At 6pm started in towards beach in company with "Bear."

Bear - At 6.50 let go starboard anchor & 15 fm. chain buoyed so that it could be recovered by the steamer "Bear."

Bear - Send to "Bear" for use of crew of wrecked whaler the following articles of clothing: 25 undershirts, 25 ~ trousers, 25 drawers, 25 pr. shoes, 100 water caps, 25 pr socks.


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at anchor off port belcher at sea bound to point barrow at anchor point barrow alaska

Lat 71.53, Long -155.08


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10 August 1888

BEAR - Got underway with U.S.R.S. "Bear"

BEAR - "Bear" on starboard bow.

Bear - Steaming astern if the U.S.R.S. "Bear"

Bear - At 11.05 laid the main topsail aback to pick up a boarding officer from the "Bear"

Bear - Steaming in company with U.S.R.S. "Bear" in Commanding Officer conning in search of wrecked schooner "Jane Gray"

Jane Gray - Steaming in company with U.S.R.S. "Bear" in Commanding Officer conning in search of wrecked schooner "Jane Gray"

At 1.20 received from "Bear" Int Sig P.W.G: C.L.D.T.: T.C.K.B: D.V.K.P. & answered with Int Sig V.J.D.

Bear - At 1.20 received from "Bear" Int Sig P.W.G: C.L.D.T.: T.C.K.B: D.V.K.P. & answered with Int Sig V.J.D.

Jane Gray - Steaming eastward through drift ice searching for derelict schoonr "Jane Gray."

Steaming eastward through drift ice searching for derelict schoonr "Jane Gray."

Eliza - At 5.15 spot bark "Eliza" who reports no derelict to eastward.

Bear - "Bear" on starboard bow 2 miles distant.

Bear - Issued to "Bear" for use of shipwrecked crew, the following articles - 20 hammocks, 10 lb marline, 10 lb cod line, 1/2 lb cotton twine.


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at anchor point barrow alaska

Lat 71.4, Long -156.5


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11 August 1888

Bear - Exchanged signals - see "Events" for details

At 8.30 exchanged the following signals with the "Bear"~ From "Thetis" Q.M.T.: C.W.F.: & from "Bear" B.R.D.: H.B.M.: D.K.G.P.: At 11.30 the following signal from "Bear" D.R.P.W: V.J.P: from "Thetis" B.Q.R: from "Bear" D.Q.M.R: V.J.P: from "Thetis" S.D.Q: Q.M.F: C.R.S.B: from "Bear" V.R.C: from "Thetis" B.Q.R: from "Bear" D.Q.N.R: from "Thetis" B.W.H & H.J.M. At 11.30 "Bear" and got underway and stood around on stern to the southward.

Ino - The names of the wrecked whalers were found to be the "Young Phoenix," "Jane Gray," "Fleetwing." "Mary & Susan," & the "Ino"

Fleetwing - The names of the wrecked whalers were found to be the "Young Phoenix," "Jane Gray," "Fleetwing." "Mary & Susan," & the "Ino"

Mary & Susan - The names of the wrecked whalers were found to be the "Young Phoenix," "Jane Gray," "Fleetwing." "Mary & Susan," & the "Ino"

Jane Gray - The names of the wrecked whalers were found to be the "Young Phoenix," "Jane Gray," "Fleetwing." "Mary & Susan," & the "Ino"

Young Phoenix - The names of the wrecked whalers were found to be the "Young Phoenix," "Jane Gray," "Fleetwing." "Mary & Susan," & the "Ino"

Lieut. Comdr. W. H. Emery - under command of

Roger Willis, Jr. Ensign USN - entered log

E. Simpson, Ensign USN - entered log

At 8:30 exchanged following signals with the "Bear" ~:- From "Thetis" - Q.T.M.: C.W.F: & from "Bear" B.R.D: H.B.M:D.K.G.P: At 1130 the following signals from "Bear" D.R.P.W:V.J.P: from "Thetis" B.Q.R: from "Bear" D.Q.M.R: V.J.P: from "Thetis" S.D.Q: Q.H.F:C.R.S.B: from "Bear" V.R.C: from "Thetis" B.Q.R: from "Bear" D.Q.M.R: from "Thetis" B.W.H + H.F.M. At 11:30 "Bear" ~~~ + stood aroundour stern to the southward. This vessel cleared ship as she found which was returned from "~am."

At 1 pm got underway under fore + aft sails + + stood in for an anchorage ~ Point Barron. At 3:15 came to with starboard anchor at 6 fathoms, soft bottom ~ 30 fathoms at the water's edgeBearings of anchorage: - Point Barron (~) W 3/4 N. Plover Point (~) S.W.by W 1/2 W. The names of the wrecked whalers were found to be:- "Young Phoenix," "Jane Gray," "Fleetwing," "Mary Susan,"

Commanding Officer + Govenor left ship to visit whaling bank ahead just getting underway. Boat astern got underway at 7:00 and stood to westward.

At. 7:00 light drift ice visible from crow's nest bearing from East (mag) to North (mag).

8 pm. to mid. no ice in sight from crow's nest.


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at anchor point barrow at sea in search of derelict schooner jane gray and alongside the jane gray

Lat 71.27, Long -154.92


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12 August 1888

Eliza - At 6 got underway stood East (~) toward whaling schooner "~"; stopped the ship while Commanding Officer boarded her, then stood over to whaling bark "Eliza" for navigation conning. Stopped the ship then Commanding Officer boarded this ship. Delivered to the "Eliza" the following articles from Captain's stores: 25 lbs iron bolts & nuts: 15 lb iron washers:6 lb hemp backing; 1/2 lb borax & 18 inches copper tubing.

Jane Gray - Navigator boarded her & got approximate location of derelict "Jane Gray."

Jane Gray - At 3.10 sighted wreck of schooner "Jane Gray" & stopped ship to send boat to examine her. She was lying on her port side, mast resting on an ice floe. Starboard side had wooden patches over stove parts. Sent line to her & hauled alongside.

At 4.15 started ahead with engines & towed schooner into open water. Came to anchor at 4.20 in 20 fms & veered to 60 from on starboard chain. Sent carpenter's mate & sail crew aboard over holes in schooner's side. Hooked ~ falls at topmast head & to straps around the lowermast head of schooner mast preparatory to righting her.

Jane Gray - Crew engaged in righting schooner "Jane Gray" & at end of watch she went upright, her deck below water.

Righted schooner raised her rail awash & battening down hatches. Main hatch & cord wood hatch open at end of watch. Anchored twice during watch but got underway both times on account of field ice drifting down on us. At end of watch vessel drifting.

Anchored twice during watch but got underway both times on account of field ice drifting down on us.

Visible from aloft to the northward and westward.

4 am to 8 am. Cloudy to overcast. Light airs from North. Barometer rising.

At end of watch ice pack visible from 2 points of port to hard off starboard bow distance about 5 miles.

At 2.10 entered drift ice. Heavy pack to westward.

4 pm to 6 pm. Overcast and drizzling. Light breeze from NE. Barometer falling. At 4.15 started ahead into open water.

6 pm to 8 pm. Overcast and rainy. Gentle breeze from NE. Barometer steady.

8 pm to mid. Overcast, foggy and drizzling rain. Gentle to light breeze from NE to North. Barometer falling.


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alongside wreck of schooner jane gray at sea bound to point barrow alaska

Lat 71.25, Long -153.33


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13 August 1888

Jane Gray - Ship drifting and engaged in trying to raise schooner "Jane Gray"

Jane Gray - Raised the schooner "Jane Gray" & put both watches at work pumping her out. At end of watch she is rising safely, her cabin deck being only six inches below water. Ship drifiting in the tide, with the schooner alongside.

Jane Gray - Both watches engaged in pumping out schooner "Jane Gray" alongside. At 9.25 her main deck was clear of water. At 10 came up all lines & at end of watch about two feet of water in bilge. . . . At 11.55 . . . went ahead . . towing schooner alongside.

Jane Gray - Pumped water in schooner down to four inches. . . Towed alongside until 1.40.

Transferred to schooner one 1200 lb ~ anchor. Received from schooner some provisions which being decided perishable were distributed for use aboard this vessel. Extended two cork fenders.

Jane Gray - Ship steaming on course SW by N (~) with schooner "Jane Gray" in tow.

Jane Gray - Under steam with schooner "Jane Gray" in tow.


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at anchor point barrow alaska

Lat 71.4, Long -156.5


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14 August 1888

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" riding astern.

Passed a ~ hawser to schooner "Jane Gray" from port quarters & shifted ~ hawser to starboard quarters. The following vessels came in and anchored: "Abram Barber", "Wanderer", "Rancer", "Ocean", "Resario", & "Tristen."

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" riding astern.

At 12.15 the gig with armed crew, Ensign Simpson in charge, Governer Swingford, W, Korstrowetinoff & ~ ~ as passengers, left the ship to destroy natives still, reported by whalers. The captains of whalers "Wanderer", "Abram Barber", "Lancers" & the 1st officer of whaler "Ocean" visited the ship. Sent men on board "Jane Gray" to pump her out & ~ her.

Governer Swinford - At 12.15 the gig with armed crew, Ensign Simpson in charge, Governer Swingford, W, Korstrowetinoff & ~ ~ as passengers, left the ship to destroy natives still, reported by whalers.

Jane Gray - Sent men on board "Jane Gray" to pump her out & ~ her.

Gig returned from native village having found no still.

Jane Gray - Transferred to "Jane Gray" 10 days provisions for three men, one ~ & one small ~ of fresh water., one awl, one saw, one hand ~, 2 sections suction hose, 1 boat stove, 1 piping from other boat stove.

got underway, schooner in tow in company with all the whalers to stand to leeward off Point Barrow.


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at anchor point barrow alaska underway at anchor

Lat 71.4, Long -156.5


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15 August 1888

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" riding astern.

No ice in sight from crow's nest.

Party of ten native men & women came on board from Point Barrow. Fired by order of Commanding Officer 40 rounds of Gatling gun & 5 rounds of Hotchkiss ammunition to impress the Indians with the efficiency of the battery.

Ice blink to the northwest

Jane Gray - Party of men working on the:Jane Gray"

Jane Gray - Sent working party on board the "Jane Gray"

Jane Gray - "Jane Gray" astern

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" riding astern.


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at anchor point barrow alaska

Lat 71.4, Long -156.5


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16 August 1888

Ice blink to the northward & westward during watch, but no ice in sight from crow's nest.

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" riding astern.

Jane Gray - "Jane Gray" riding astern. Sent fore staysail to her & bent it as a job. Carpenter working on outer planking of schooner.

John P West - Whaling bark "John P West" came in from eastward & anchored with the fleet.

Bounding Billow - Following barks came from the eastward & anchored with the fleet: "Bounding Billow", "Reindeer", "Shelan Mara", & "Little Ohio."

Shelan Mara - Following barks came from the eastward & anchored with the fleet: "Bounding Billow", "Reindeer", "Shelan Mara", & "Little Ohio."

Reindeer - Following barks came from the eastward & anchored with the fleet: "Bounding Billow", "Reindeer", "Shelan Mara", & "Little Ohio."

Little Ohio - Following barks came from the eastward & anchored with the fleet: "Bounding Billow", "Reindeer", "Shelan Mara", & "Little Ohio."

j - Party of men working on "Jane Gray"

Ohio No.1 - The whaling barks "Sea Breeze". "Northern Light" & "Ohio No. 1" & the schooner "Hamilton" came from the eastward & anchored leeward of the Point.

Northern Light - The whaling barks "Sea Breeze". "Northern Light" & "Ohio No. 1" & the schooner "Hamilton" came from the eastward & anchored leeward of the Point.

Hamilton - The whaling barks "Sea Breeze". "Northern Light" & "Ohio No. 1" & the schooner "Hamilton" came from the eastward & anchored leeward of the Point.

Sea Breeze - The whaling barks "Sea Breeze". "Northern Light" & "Ohio No. 1" & the schooner "Hamilton" came from the eastward & anchored leeward of the Point.

J Howland - At 11.45 bark "J. Howland" rounded the point & stood to Southward & Westward.

Jane Gray - "Jane Gray" astern.


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at anchor off point banner alaska

Lat 71.4, Long -156.5


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17 August 1888

Jane Grey - schooner

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" riding astern.

Jane Gray - Hauled the "Jane Gray" up alongsides & put on board one stream chain & one kedge anchor. The bark "Hunter" came in & anchored. Received from her the ~, ~, blocks & rails of the schooner "Jane Gray" & one bower anchor from the bark "Northern Light."

Hunter - The bark "Hunter" came in & anchored. Received from her the ~, ~, blocks & rails of the schooner "Jane Gray" & one bower anchor from the bark "Northern Light."

Northern Light - The bark "Hunter" came in & anchored. Received from her the ~, ~, blocks & rails of the schooner "Jane Gray"& one bower anchor from the bark "Northern Light."

Jane Gray - "Jane Gray" astern

Hunter - Delivered to bark "Hunter" 10 1/2 bbl flour.

Jane Gray - Party working on schooner "Jane Gray". Carpenter from bark "Hunter" also working on the side of the schooner. . . . Crew mending sails of schooner.

Hunter - Party working on schooner "Jane Gray". Carpenter from bark "Hunter" also working on the side of the schooner.

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" riding astern.


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at anchor off port barrow alaska at sea

Lat 71.4, Long -156.5


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18 August 1888

Jane Gray - "Jane Gray" astern

Strong ice blink to westward. Ice visible from masthead.

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" riding astern. At 7 am carpenter from bark "Hunter" went aboard her & started working on her starboard side.

Hunter - Schooner "Jane Gray" riding astern. At 7 am carpenter from bark "Hunter" went aboard her & started working on her starboard side.

No ice visible.

Jane Gray - "Jane Gray" riding astern with working party aboard.

Jane Gray - Sent working party aboard "Jane Gray" astern

Ino - "Jane Gray" astern. Received aboard her from wrecked schooner "Ino" running gear.

Jane Gray - "Jane Gray" astern. Received aboard her from wrecked schooner "Ino" running gear.

Ohio 2nd - Whaling fleet except "Ohio 2nd" & "Hunter" got underway & stood to Northward.

Hunter - Whaling fleet except "Ohio 2nd" & "Hunter" got underway & stood to Northward.

Shining ice blink to N.W. No ice in sight.

Jane Gray - Made fast and ~ hawser to port bm of "Jane Gray" from our port quarter.

Jane Gray - At 9.20 got underway with schooner "Jane Gray" in tow & steamed out of harbor.


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at sea bound from point barrow to coal mine near cape sabine alaska

Lat 70.82, Long -160.93


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19 August 1888

Jane Grey - schooner

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" in tow under foresail & jib.

Ice in sight during last hour starboard beam.

At 5.30 lost sight of pack ice. Ice blink in sight from SW to North.

Ice blink in sight to southward & westward. Ice in isght to SE at 11.30.

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" towing astern with jib & foresail set.

No ice in sight.

Jane Gray - "Jane Gray" in tow. At 7.05 stopped ship ~ fresh water to "Jane Gray"


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at sea bound from point barrow to coal mines at anchor underway at anchor coal mines near cape sabine alaska

Lat 69.17, Long -164.00

Course and distance made good since preceding noon by observations, 123 knots. 1 tenths.

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours, 330 gallons.

Water distilled during the preceding 24 hours, 500 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon, 3437 "

Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours, 11 tons 1360 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon, 213 " 1877 "


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20 August 1888

point lay

Lat 42.2, Long 41.7

Jane Gray -

Jane Gray - Gave schooner "Jane Gray" more line to ride by

Jane Gray - "Jane Gray" towing astern.

AJ Lefferts - By order of Commanding Ofiicer AJ Lefferts (app) was confined for 24 hours on bread & water for disobedience of orders

EG Mack - EG Mack (app) was placed on bread & water until he mends his clothes.

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" in tow.

MC Gorgas - Sent whaleboat in to house on beach in charge of Ensign Gorgas

Sent whaleboat in to house on beach in charge of Ensign Gorgas to communicate & to get mining tools paid to be there. Found no one in house, but evidence of being only temporarily vacant.

Jane Gray - "Jane Gray" astern

Gave schooner "Jane Gray" some line to ride by + decreased the revolutions of the engine to 50. Sighted land at 2.15 bearing live fruit at port bow. At 3.30 pat. log got foul of stick hauser; cleaned it and hauled it in reading 54.6. At 3.50 increased revolutions of engine to 55. At end of watc land in sight at front bow + beam. Steam 58 Rev. 53.6. Sounding every 15 minutes in from 10 to 13 fathoms. Distilling

4 A.M. to 8 A.M. Overcast. Stiff breeze from S.W + S.W. by W. to moderate breeze from W.S.W. Barometer steady. Moderate sea. At 4.10 changed course to South(p.c.). At 7 set jib, fore + main topmast staysail. Towing schooner. Steam 59. Rev. 54. Distilling. At end of watch Point Lay bore about two fourths abaft port beam. Sounding every fifteen minutes in from eleven to twelve fathoms.

8 A.M. to merid. Overcast. Misty last hour. Gentle to light breeze from W.S.W. to W.S.W. Barometer rising. Sea smooth last two hours. Steaming on course South(p.c.). At 11.30 changed course to S by W(p.c.) + at 11.45 to S.S.W.(p.c.) "Jane Gray" towing astern. At 9 set flying jib, main topgallant + royal staysails + mizzen topgallant staysail. At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Steam 60. Rev. 57.5. Distilling. By order of Commanding Officer A. J. Lefferts(App.) was confined for 24 hours on bread + water for disobedience of orders + E. G.. Mash (App) was placed on bread + water until he mends his clothes. At 11 set clock back 11 minutes. Sounding every quarter hour. To bottom at 10 fathoms until 10 o'clock when water gradually shoaled from 9.5 fathoms to 5 fathoms at end of watch.

Jane Gray - towing astern

A. J. Lefferts(App.) - By order of Commanding Officer A. J. Lefferts was confined for 24 hours on bread + water for disobedience of orders.

E. G. Mash (App) - was placed on bread + water until he mends his clothes.

Merid. to 4 A.M. Overcast + misty. Light breeze from W.N.W. to N.N.W. Steady barometer. Smooth sea. Steaming to Westward along coast towards Cape L*, Navigator cunning. Sounding in from 7 to 3.25 fms. Schooner "Jane Gray" in tow. At 12.30 took in sail + at 2.30 furled sail. At 3 a.m. unchained off "Cousin" coal mine in 5 fms water with 15 fms chain. Send whaleboat in to house on beach in charge of Ensign Horfas to communicate + to get mining tools paid to be used. Found no one in house, got evidence of being only temporarely vacant. Brought off to ship 2 iron crowbars + one wedge. Distilling. Shackled a shot of 15 fms of chain to starboard chain at the anchor.

4 P.M. to 6 P.M, Overcast + misty. Gentle to light breeze from North. At 4 got underway + stood along the shore at the Northward + Eastward, Navigator cunning. Schooner "Jane Gray" in tow. At 5.30 came to * stbd. anchor in 4 3/4 fms. hard bottom, + veered to 45 fms at waters edge but over drift lead. High banked skies. Distilling.

4 P.M. to 6 P.M. Overcast + misty. Light breeze from N. to E. Barometer steady. High banked fires. Distilling. Schooner astern.

6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Overcast + misty. Light breeze from N.E. Barometer unsteady. At 8.30 low banked fires. Distilling. "Jane Gray" astern.


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at anchor underway at anchor off coal mine near cape sabine alaska

Lat 78.7, Long -74.3

coal: 3 tons 1122 lbs - consumed preceeding 24 hours

coal: 210 tons 755 lbs - remaining on hand at noon


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21 August 1888

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" riding astern.

Sent boat ashore to prospect for coal.

At 8.30 the 2nd whaleboat Ensign Dewey in charge, left the ship to look for coal to the eastward of anchorage. At 10.30 the 3rd whaleboat left the ship to look for coal to the westward of anchorage, Chief Eng Lowe in charge. At 10 got out 1st launch, & at 10 [space] she left the ship with instructions to pick up the 2nd whaleboat & to continue the search fo coal as far as Cape Sabine if necessary.

TG Dewey - At 8.30 the 2nd whaleboat Ensign Dewey in charge, left the ship to look for coal to the eastward of anchorage.

John Lowe - At 10.30 the 3rd whaleboat left the ship to look for coal to the westward of anchorage, Chief Eng Lowe in charge.

Jane Gray - Transferred to schooner "Jane Gray" the following articles: In equipment - 78 lb 2 1/4 in manila rope: 62 lb 2 3/4 lb manila rope: 2 marline spikes; 5 lb spun yarn, 4 lb marline; 3/4 lb wax; 1 1/2 lb C. twine; 2 sewing ~; 2 ~ needles; 6 sewing needles; 20 lbs ~ ~; 2 deck baskets; 1 mattress; 1 Hospital cot; 10 life preservers. In navigation - 5 gall oil; 6 1/2 lb lead line, 10 lb log line, 1 common log chip, 1 boat compass #1978; 2 Qr. Ms. Lanterns; 4 Qr. Ms. Lantern globes; 1/4 lb spun wicking, 1 glass barometer ordinary, 1 #6 boat flag, 1 #4 pennant; 1 hand lead line; 25 lb deep sea lead line. In ordnance - 5 rifles; 1000 rounds rifle cartridges 45 cal; 100 rounds revolver cartridges 38 cal; 200 rounds short fire cartridges 10 cal. no. 4 shot. Also following provisions - 798 lb biscuit; 45 lb cornmeal, 25 lb oatmeal, 50 lb hominy, 294 lb wheat flour: 400 lb salt pork; 33 1/2 gallons beans; 15 gall split pease; 300 lb salt beef; 133 lb rice; 25 lb dried apples; 72 lb butter; 72 lb tomatoes; 48 lb roast beef; 48 lb corned beef; 70 lb ham; 71 lb bacon; 48 lb sausage meat; 48 lb salmon; 100 lb coffee; 20 lb tea; 20 lb cocoa; 70 lbs pickles, 1 gall molasses, 1 gall vinegar; 240 lb vegetables; 260 lb sugar; 90 lb candles. . . Transferred to schooner the 4th whaleboat with all fittings.

At 3.30 1st steam launch & 2nd whaleboat returned having found no coal to the eastward. At 3.45 3rd whaleboat with Chif Eng Lowe in charge returned to ship & reported rich veins to the westward. At 3.50 spread ~ & hoisted all boats except 1st steam launch.

Jane Gray - Transferred to schooner "Jane Gray" the following articles in Equipment: - 1 wash bowl & pitcher, - ~ for same; 60 lbs 15 thread ratline; 25 lbs 1 1/2 in manila; 1/4 ~ matches; 1 ~ mallet; 1500 lb hard coal; 1 rudder; 1 dz envelopes; 1 dz official envelopes. - In construction - 1 short coffer. In Navigation: - 1- 28 ~ ~ ~; 1- 14 ~ ~ ~; .0. Charts 526-527-528 C.S. Chart 621st; 1/2 ~ ~, 2 ~holders; 1 pad: 1 pr. ~ rulers, 1 ~ Navigation, 1 ~ (1888); 1 pr dividers. In ordnance: - 1 1 Inkstand ~ party ~ sail in the schooner.

Sent for coaling party to return to ship.


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at anchor off coal mine near cape sabine alaska

Lat 78.7, Long -74.3


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22 August 1888

Coaling party returned to ship. Hoisted all boats.

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" riding astern.


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at anchor off coal mine near cape sabine alaska

Lat 78.7, Long -74.3


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23 August 1888

Jane Gray - Schooner riding easily astern.

Jane Gray - The following men were detailed from the crew of this vessel with bags & hammocks to the schooner "Jane Gray" & the officer in charge furnished with copies of their Enlistment Records. M. Scanlon (C.M.T.) F. Berk (Sea) A Johnson (Sea) T. Anderson (Sea) C. Coggeshball (Sea) A. Osterberg (Sea) J. Patrick (Sea) W. Weafar (OS) & V. Tertichel (OS) Ensign R F Lopez was this day detailed to command the schooner "Jane Gray" & take her to San Francisco.

RF Lopez - Ensign R F Lopez was this day detailed to command the schooner "Jane Gray" & take her to San Francisco.

Transferred the following Navigation Stores to schooner: One (1) chronometer ~ 994, One (1) transporting case for same, & one wig-wag signal flag.

Mid to 4 am. Overcast and misty. Gentle breeze WSW to WNW. Barometer rising.

4 am to 8 am. Overcast. Stiff to genlte breeze from WNW to NW. Barometer rising rapidly. At 4.30 got underway.

8 am to merid. Cloudy with gentle breeze from NW and rising barometer.

Merid to 4 pm. Overast. Light breeze from NW. Barometer steady.

4 pm to 6 pm. Overcast. Light breeze from NW to light airs from NNW. Barometer steady.

6 pm to 8 pm. Overcast. Light breeze from NNW to N x W. Barometer steady.

8 pm to mid. Overcast. Light breeze from NNW to North with rising barometer.


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at anchor off coal mine near cape sabine alaska

Lat 78.7, Long -74.3


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24 August 1888

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" riding astern.

Jane Gray - Hauled schooner "Jane Gray" closer under stern. Ran fire hose to her & commenced giving her fresh water at 10.30. Received from schooner, 1 handy-billy and 1 boat stove. Transferred to her the following articles - In Equipment - 6 tin candlesticks, 1 mess table, 1 bench. In Construction: 1 lock rim knob & 1 door knob (complete). In Navigation: 1 compass (ship's) ~ 13858, 1 binnacle (steering, metal), & 2 dz circular wicking.

Jane Gray - Pumped 1100 gallons fresh water to schooner "Jane Gray". Sent following articles aboard: 2 store room lamps & 6 chimneys, in Navigation. 1 Coffee Pot, 1 Kettle, 2 belaying pins, 2 hammocks & 1 handy-billy in Equipment. . . Let schooner drift out to old ~ on hawser after sending water aboard.

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" riding astern.


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at anchor off coal mine near cape sabine alaska

Lat 78.7, Long -74.3


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25 August 1888

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" riding astern.

Got out 1st launch & made preparations for coaling ship should circumstances prove favorable. Sent an officer ashore to mae an examination & report the feasibility of coaling, who on his return reported the surf too heavy to load boats on the beach.

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" riding astern.

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" riding astern.

Mid to 4 am. Generally clear with light airs and breeze from NW to NNW. Bright moonlight.

4 am to 8 am. Partly cloudy but pleasant. Light airs from NE to East.

8 am to merid. Clear and pleasant. Calm. Barometer rising first part, falling last part.

Merid to 4 pm. Clear and very pleasant. Light airs from NNE to NE. Barometer falling.

4 pm to 6 pm. Clear and pleasant with light breeze from ESE and falling barometer.

6 pm to 8 pm. Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from ESE.

6 pm to 8 pm. Clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from SE to South. Barometer falling.


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at anchor off coal mine near cape sabine alaska

Lat 78.7, Long -74.3


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26 August 1888

Jane Gray -

Jane Gray - "Jane Gray" astern

From 12.15 to 12.45 observed aurora borealis stretching in a complete arch, of pale greenish color, from the horizon W.S.W. (~) to the horizon E.N.E. (~)

Lowered 1st, 2nd & 3rd whaleboats at 4.45. Breakfast at 5. At 5.20 as wind & sea were increasing so to prevent coaling, hoisted all boats

Jane Gray - "Jane Gray" riding astern.

Jane Gray - "Jane Gray" astern

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" riding astern.


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at anchor off coal mine near cape sabine alaska

Lat 78.7, Long -74.3


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27 August 1888

Jane Gray - "Jane Gray" astern

Sent port watch into coal mine at 5.45.

Kept watches alternately coaling ship, - one watch at mine & other on board, using ship's boats.

coal: 24 tons - Bituminous coal mined by ship's crew at Cape Sabine, Alaska

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" towing astern. Transferred to schooner "Jane Gray", 1 sextant (ordinary) 1 aneroid barometer.

Jane Gray - astern


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at anchor off coal mine near cape sabine alaska

Lat 78.7, Long -74.3


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28 August 1888

Jane Gray -

Watches coaling ship in ship's boats.

At 6.00 stopped coaling. Shore party & all the remaining gear returned to ship. Hoisted all boats except steam launch.

coal: 50 tons 60 lbs - Received on board in total

Jane Gray - Sent 4th whaleboat to "Jane Gray."

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" riding astern.

At 2.00 sent port watch on shore to continue coaling.

coal: 2 1/2 tons - Coal mined by ship's crew at Cape Sabine, Alaska

Coaling party returned aboard at 4.50 bringing 2 1/2 tons coal aboard.

Jane Gray - Light airs from N.E. shifting suddenly to light breeze from South at 7.45 bringing the "Jane Gray" port of us.

Got men in the starboard boats & rigging to bear off the schooner as she dropped astern.

Lieut. Cmdr K H Emory - US Navy

coal: 50 tons -

Schooner Lady Jane - riding astern

coal: 2 1/2 tons -


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at anchor off coal mine near cape sabine alaska

Lat 78.7, Long -74.3


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29 August 1888

Jane Gray - "Jane Gray" astern

At 5.45 sent coaling party on shore.

Expended 30 lb of hard tack for services rendered by Indians on shore.

coal: 19 2180/2240 tons - Coal mined by ship's crew at Cape Sabine, Alaska

Ino - At 5.45 three whaleboats from the schooner "Ino" wrecked on Point Barrow.

Jane Gray - "Jane Gray" astern

Extended 30 lbs of hard tack for services rendered by Indians on shore.

coal: 19 2180/2240 tons -

Three whaleboats from the schooner "Iris" wrecked in Point Barrow passed the ship bound for Point Hobe.


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at anchor off coal mine near cape sabine at sea bound to port clarence alaska

Lat 68.87, Long -165.62


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30 August 1888

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" riding astern.

MC Gorgas - At 9.30 lowered 3rd whaleboat & sent Ensign Gorgas ashore

At 9.30 lowered 3rd whaleboat & sent Ensign Gorgas ashore to inspect surf for coaling ship. Boat landed & returned at 9.45 reporting coaling impracticable. Hoisted boat at at 10 called watch "up anchor."

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" towing astern with all lower sails set.

EJ Schneider - At 9.45 by order of Commanding Officer EJ Schneider (Pay Yeo) in solitary confinement for three days on full rations for insubordination and disrespect.

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" towing astern.

Jane Gray - At 8.50 the steel hawser towing schooner "Jane Gray" parted. Slowed down to ~ way, lowered life boat & ran 8 in manilla hawser to her from ~ port quarter. At 10.15 secured both hawsers with ~ strain sta~ and slowly keeping good steerage way during remainder of watch.


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at sea bound from coal mine near cape sabine to port clarence alaska

Lat 68.53, Long -166.80

Course and disatnce made good since preceding noon by observation 57 knots 5 tents

Water expended preceding 24 hours 175 gallons

Water distilled preceding 24 hours 520 gallons

Water on had fit for use at Noon 4471 gallons

Coal consumed preceding 24 hours 8 tons, 620 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon 257 tons 1222 lbs.


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31 August 1888

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" in tow.

T Kelleher - T Kelleher (Clu) reported expiration of term of enlistment & by order of Commanding Officer he was detained in this enlistment with increase of one quarter more pay until the arrival of the ship in San Francisco.

Jane Gray - "Jane Gray" towing easily astern.

R Welles - At 10.45 ED Haley (CM) jumped overboard from the starboard poop ladder. The ship was stopped, life buoy dropped, failing to light, & the life boat lowered. The Commanding Officer relieved the deck & Ensign Welles took charge of the life boat when the life boat reached the buoy. Haley was seen about two boat lengths off just as he was going down. When rising again he staid at the surface but a few seconds & went down not being seen again. The boat remained in the vicinity for 15 minutes or more & returned to the ship. The ship started ahead in her course S by E 1/4 E (p.c.) at 11.15 Ensign Welles relieving the Commanding Officer & the deck. When the body passed the schooner "Jane Gray" astern, lines were thrown over the bow. She also lowered her boat & assisted in the search

ED Haley - At 10.45 ED Haley (CM) jumped overboard from the starboard poop ladder. The ship was stopped, life buoy dropped, failing to light, & the life boat lowered. The Commanding Officer relieved the deck & Ensign Welles took charge of the life boat when the life boat reached the buoy. Haley was seen about two boat lengths off just as he was going down. When rising again he staid at the surface but a few seconds & went down not being seen again. The boat remained in the vicinity for 15 minutes or more & returned to the ship. The ship started ahead in her course S by E 1/4 E (p.c.) at 11.15 Ensign Welles relieving the Commanding Officer & the deck. When the body passed the schooner "Jane Gray" astern, lines were thrown over the bow. She also lowered her boat & assisted in the search.

Jane Gray - When the body passed the schooner "Jane Gray" astern, lines were thrown over the bow. She also lowered her boat & assisted in the search

Mid to 4 am. Overcast and drizzly. Fresh to stiff breeze from S x E and South. Rising barometer. At 4.00 Cape Lisburne N x E 1/2 E, Cape Lewis E 1/4 S. Sighted this land at 3.45 and shut in misty again at 4.00.

4 am to 8 am. Overcast and misty. Fresh breeze from South to SSW. Barometer rising.

8 am to merid. Overcast. Stiff to gentle breeze from SSW. Barometer rising.

Merid to 4 pm. Overcast; misty over the land. Gentle to light breeze from SSW. Barometer rising then falling slowly. Point Hope bearing E x S.

4 pm to 6 pm. Overcast. Misty. Light breeze and airs from South. Steady barometer. Land in sight on port beam and quarter until 5.

6 pm to 8 pm. Overcast and misty. Light airs from South. Barometer steady.

8 pm to Mid. Overcast and misty. Light airs from SSE. Barometer rising.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1888


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at sea bound from coal mine near cape sabine to port clarence alaska at anchor

Lat 66.88, Long -167.70


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1 September 1888

Jane Gray -

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" in tow.

ED Haley - Took an inventory of the effects of the late ED Haley (CM) & gave them to the Paymaster for safekeeping.

Jane Gray - "Jane Gray" in tow astern.

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" riding astern.


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at anchor at sea bound from coal mine near cape sabine to port clarence at anchor off cape york alaska

Lat 65.83, Long -168.25


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2 September 1888

Jane Gray - in tow

Jane Gray - "Jane Gray" in tow

EJ Schneider - Release EJ Schneider (Pay Yeo) from confinement by order of Commanding Officer

Beluga - 1 dead

At 11.20 ran off course & stopped five minutes to see a dead beluga.

WM Plummer (OS) - Confined by order of Commanding Officer WM Plummer (OS) on bread & water in double irons for five days for sleeping below when watch on deck.

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" towing astern.

Jane Gray - "Jane Gray" under all lower sails towing astern.

W. H. Emory - LIEUT. COMDR

JANE GRAY - riding astern

At 11:30 ran off course & stopped five minutes to see a dead beluga.

EJ Schneider - confinement in double irons for five days for sleeping below when watch on deck.

W. H. Emory - LIEUT. COMDR

JANE GRAY - riding astern

At 11:30 ran off course & stopped five minutes to see a dead beluga.

EJ Schneider - confinement in double irons for five days for sleeping below when watch on deck.


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at anchor at sea bound to port clarence at anchor port clarence alaska

Lat 65.2, Long -166.7

Water expended during preceding 24 hours 323 gallons

Water distilled during preceding 24 hours 750 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 4786 "

Coal consumed during preceding 24 hours 7 tons 2170 lbs.

Coal remaining on hand at Noon 227 " 747 "


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3 September 1888

port spencer distance 1 mile

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

Jane Gray - Schooner "Jane Gray" riding astern.

Jane Gray - At 9.20 stopped took in all sail & cast "Jane Gray" adrift, hauling aboard 8 in manilla hawser & giving her the 6 in one,

Jane Gray - At 11.45 "Jane Gray" anchored 150 yards inshore of this vessel.

Jane Gray - Sent to schooner "Jane Gray" 4 pendant tackles, 1 crow deck tackle, & 8 straps.

Natives on board about 100.

Schooner "Jane Gray" riding astern -

4 am to 8 am Stood into Port Clarence

At 9"2-stopped & took in all sail and cast "Jane Gray" adrift hauling aboard 8 inch manilla howser + giving her ~ 6 in. one.

At 11:30 anchored in 5 f~ water muddy bottom 22 1/2 fathoms on starboard chain


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at anchor port clarence alaska

Lat 65.2, Long -166.7


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4 September 1888

RP Schwerin - Ensign RP Schwerin, US Navy was ordered by the Commanding Officer to the command of the schooner "Jane Gray"

Jane Gray - Ensign RP Schwerin, US Navy was ordered by the Commanding Officer to the command of the schooner "Jane Gray" & Ensign RF Lopez, US Navy was detailed from the command of the schooner "Jane Gray" & ordered as Executive Officer & Navigator of the ship. . . By order of the Commanding Officer M Scanlon (CMT) was disrated to seaman. By order of Comd'g Officer the order of 23rd ~ is so far changed that the accounts of these men transferred to the schooner "Jane Gray" were transferred with them to-day.

RF Lopez - Ensign RF Lopez, US Navy was detailed from the command of the schooner "Jane Gray" & ordered as Executive Officer & Navigator of the ship.

M Scanlon - By order of the Commanding Officer M Scanlon (CMT) was disrated to seaman.

Jane Gray - Crew transferring to Jane Gray

Ensign R.R. Schwerin US Navy - ordered by the Commanding Officer to take command of the schooner "Jane Gray"

Ensign R F Lopez US Navy - detached from the command of the schooner "Jane Gray" & ~ a Executive Officer & Navigator of this ship

Commanding Officer M Scanlan (~) - was disrated to seaman


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at anchor port clarence alaska

Lat 65.2, Long -166.7


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5 September 1888

Jane Gray -

Dan Shing - By order of Commanding Officer confined Dan Shing (Lds) in double irons on bread & water for three days for assaulting cabin steward.

Jane Gray - Sent Ensign Simpson in charge of the steam launch to tow the schooner "Jane Gray" into Grantley Harbor.

Jane Gray - By order of Commanding Officer Ensign RP Schwerin was ordered to relinquish the command of the schooner "Jane Gray," report on board this vessel, & was then placed under arrest to take passage in the schooner "Jane Gray" to the Mare Island Navy Yard, and then to await the action of the Honorable Secretary of the Navy regarding charge preferred against him by his Commanding Officer - Disrespect, insubordination and other charges to be preferred in writing.

RP Schwerin - By order of Commanding Officer Ensign RP Schwerin was ordered to relinquish the command of the schooner "Jane Gray," report on board this vessel, & was then placed under arrest to take passage in the schooner "Jane Gray" to the Mare Island Navy Yard, and then to await the action of the Honorable Secretary of the Navy regarding charge preferred against him by his Commanding Officer - Disrespect, insubordination and other charges to be preferred in writing.

Jane Gray - At 1:00 sent 2nd & 3rd whaleboats with working arty to assist in heaving down schooner "Jane Gray."

Jane Gray - At 5.20 schooner "Jane Gray" came off the knoll she had touched on inside Grantley Harbor. At 6.45 sent 1st launch with working party in charge of Ensign Simpson to tow schooner to place selected for heaving down & at 9 the party returned having done so.

RP Schwerin - By direction of the Commanding Officer it is entered in the ship's log that Ensign RP Schwerin is restricted only from the poop & quarrter deck on board the "Thetis"; & when reporting that he has permission to do so can visit the shore on the "Jane Gray" when he wishes, returning on board ship by 8pm.

Mid to 4 am. Cloudy and pleasant. Light breeze from NW to light airs from North. Barometer rising.

4 am to 8 am. Cloudy and pleasant. Light North breeze. Rising barometer.

8 am to meridi. Overcast but pleasant. Light breeze from North and NNW. Barometer rising.

Merid to 4 pm. Overcast but pleasant. Light breeze from NW x W to NW. Barometer steady.

4 pm to mid. Overcast. Light breeze and airs from NE. Steady barometer.


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at anchor port clarence alaska

Lat 65.2, Long -166.7


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6 September 1888

Jane Gray -

Jane Gray - At 7 sent working party to heave schooner "Jane Gray" down & to repair her bottom, Ensign RF Lopez in charge.

Jane Gray - Working party on shore engaged in "heaving down" the schooner "Jane Gray."

Jane Gray - Carpenter's mate at work on the bottom of the "Jane Gray"

Jane Gray - working party to heave schooner "Jane Gray" down & to repair her bottom, Ensign R F Lopez in charge

Jane Gray - Working party on shore engaged in "heaving down" the schooner "Jane Gray"

Jane Gray - Carpenter's mate at work on the bottom of the "Jane Gray"


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at anchor port clarence alaska

Lat 65.2, Long -166.7


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7 September 1888

Jane Gray -

Jane Gray - Sent working party on shore to assist on schooner "Jane Gray" at 9:00 returning at 11:50.

WM Plummer (OS) - At 10:00 by order of Commanding Officer WM Plummer (OS) was released from confinement & returned to duty.

Jane Gray - Carpenter working on "Jane Gray"

W.H. Emory - Lieut. Comdr US Navy

W M Plummer - was released from confinement and returned to duty.


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at anchor port clarence alaska

Lat 65.2, Long -166.7


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8 September 1888

Jane Gray -

Jane Gray - At 8.30 sent in working party to upright schooner "Jane Gray" (hove dowm on beach). Party brought schooner out touching in the entrance to the harbor owing to swift current.

Dan Shing - Dan Shing (cabin boy) was released from confinement by order of Commanding Ofiicer owing to expiration of punishment & was returned to duty.

AF Caro - By direction of Commanding Officer AF Caro (ship's yeo) was placed in confinement in double irons for two days for falsehood to his Commanding Officer.

TG Dewey - Ensign TG Dewey, USN, was ordered to command the schooner "Jane Gray."

W H Emory - Lieut. Comdr US Navy

Sent working party to upright schooner "Jane Gray".

A F Cars (yeo) - Was placed in confinement in double irons for his own falsehood to his Commanding Officer.


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at anchor port clarence alaska and at sea

Lat 65.2, Long -166.7


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9 September 1888

Jane Gray - At 9.15 hauled schooner "Jane Gray" alongside & commenced pumping fresh water into her casks.

AF Caro - By order of Commanding Officer AF Caro (Equip Yeo) is to be released during the daytime & restricted to the limits of his store-room, there to do his duties & to be confined during the night during the remainder of his term of punishment. In obedience to this order released AF Caro (E Yeo)

Jane Gray - At 4:40 finished delivering 1586 gallons fresh water to "Jane Gray" & filled her empty casks with salt water ballast.

Jane Gray - At end of watch "Jane Gray" towing easily astern.

RP Schwerin - Ensign R.P. Schwerin was this day detailed from this vessel, & orderd to schooner "Jane Gray" for passage under arrest to Navy Yard Mare Island.

Jane Gray - RP SchwerinEnsign R.P. Schwerin was this day detailed from this vessel, & orderd to schooner "Jane Gray" for passage under arrest to Navy Yard Mare Island. Transferred to schooner "Jane Gray" the following articles: - In Equipment Dept - 1 wash basis & pitcher with ri1ng, 1 steerage mattress, 2 steerage pillows, 6 white bags, 1 foot link, 2 tin candlesticks, 1/2 lb sewing cotton, 1 chain; in Construction & Repair: - 1 caulking mallet, 1 caulking iron. In navigation; - 1 manhatten lamp, 2 manhatten chimneys. In ordance: - 1 revolver, ~ & cartridge belt.

Jane Gray - lowered lifeboat to communicate with schooner "Jane Gray" Ensign Dewey came on board in the schooner's boat . . . At 9.55 sent whaleboat with Ensign Dewey & mail to schooner.

Jane Gray - At 8.15 cast off the schooner "Jane Gray"

W H Emory - Lieut. Comdr US Navy

Natives visiting ship.

Hauled schooner "Jane Gray" alongside and pumped water into her casks.

A F Car to be released during the daytime & restricted to the limits of his store-room, there to do his duties & to be confined during the night during the remainder of his term of punishment.


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at sea bound from port clarence to st michaels alaska

Lat 64.37, Long -165.83


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10 September 1888

AF Caro - Released AF Caro (E Yeo) for the day at 8.45

AF Caro - At 8 confined AF Caro (Eq Yeo) in double irons for the night.

W H Emory - Lieut. Comdr US Navy

Released A F Carr for duty.

At 8 confined A F Carr in double irons for the night.


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at sea and at anchor st michaels alaska

Lat 63.5, Long -162.0


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11 September 1888

st michaels

Lat 63.5, Long -162.0

Archbishop J. Seghers - Lowered 1st steam launch. Commanding Officer visited shore to make preparations for receiving the boay of Archbishop Seghers aboard.

Archbishop J. Seghers - Received aboard, boxed in an iron casket the remains of Archbishop Carolus Segher for transportation to Victoria B.C.

A board composed of P.A. Surgeon DN Bertolette, Senior Member, Ensign MC Gorgas, Member & Asst Paymaster JQ LOvell, Member, went ashore to investigate the facts stated in letters to Commanding Officer by a body of miners & the citizens of St Michaels regarding a petition of the former for transportation to some commercial port on account of the resources of this place being insufficient to sustain them during the coming winter. The board found the statements of the miners & the citizens in the main correct & decided that it would be dangerous to leave the miners at St. Michael's. The Commanding Officer shipped the following distressed miners for the consideration of their rations & a passage to Sitka: AC Saylor, TB Ren, L Cole, AY Noreline, WT Rawter, H Druham, CW Dewpater, RLW William, PJ Nuldorn, JA Corbin, W Grayam, FL Howley, C Berstein, WD Moore, T Tracy, RB Sterns, JA Clinton, RR Linnelle, TM Haggard, T Kerrigan, SB Robbins, EF Schumacher, B Kruse, WJ Seeley, M Beady, A Miller, S Anderson, D Hogen, J SMith, WF ALbertson, JC Sinolorf, TT Bardhouse, E Trisket, H Selims, D Hurlfrost, LP Reed, J Lanthier, GC Boswell, J Drake, GR Perry, J Jones, CE Powell, J McPherson, J McGrey, HL Davis, J Peterson, WE Chapman, JJ White, A Smalley, R Martin, D Kirk, FR O'Neil, S Cox, G Anderson, DP Brown, JW Grove, S Jonesblaum, H Eppel, E Johnson, L Heskell, S Hutchinson, JN Olsen.

Archbishop Seghers - Commanding Officer visited shore to make preparations for receiving the body of Archbishop Seghers aboard

Archbishop Carolus Seghers - Received aboard, boxed in an iron casket the remains of Archbishop Carolus Seghers for transportation to Victoria BC

A Board comprised of P.A ~ D.A Bertolette, Senior Ensign MC Gorgas, Member & ~ Paymaster J.Q.Lovell, Member went to investigate the facts stated in letters to Commanding Officer by a body of miners and the citizens of St Michaels regarding a petition of the former for transportation to some commercial port on account of the resources of this place being insufficient to sustain them during the coming winter. At 11.30 hoisted steam launch on account of sea increasing. The Board found the statements of the miners and the citizens in the main correct and decided that it would be dangerous to leave the miners at St Michaels.


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at anchor st michaels alaska at sea

Lat 63.5, Long -162.0


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12 September 1888

Received on board 71 miners who had been enlisted in the naval service for transportation to Sitke. Received 162 lb gal. sheet iron, 49 pieces 16 ft lumber,


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at sea bound from port clarence to unalaska alaska

Lat 63.42, Long -166.17


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13 September 1888

At 11.30 found the baramoter broken during the rolling of the ship.

MP Perkins - MP Perkins (BS) reported time of enlistnent expired & by order of Commanding Officer he was detained on this enlistment with one quarter over pay until arrival of ship in San Francisco.


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at sea bound from st michaels to unalaska alaska

Lat 60.65, Long -168.98


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14 September 1888


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at sea bound from st michaels to unalaska alaska

Lat 58.13, Long -168.10


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15 September 1888


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at sea bound from st michaels to unalaska alaska

Lat 55.62, Long -167.02


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16 September 1888


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at sea and at buoy unalaska alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5


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17 September 1888


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at buoy unalaska alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5


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18 September 1888

Rush - revenue cutter

Rush - The following distressed miners were this day discharged from the naval service & took passage in the revenue cutter "Rush" for San Francisco: PD Glenn, L Cole, T Josephson, FR O'Neil, J Peterson, GR Perry, Henry Ebbet, LP Reid, Wm Fuler, B Krause, DP Brown, Jas Hutchinson, C Borstein, LF Albertson, S Cox, Leonard Josephson, RL McMullin, AE Saylor. At 2.35 "Rush" left the wharf & steamed of the harbor.

AF Caro - By order of Commanding Officer, released AF CAro (Equip. Yeo) from confinement & returned him to duty, his term of punishment having expired.

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at buoy at wharf ounalaska alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5


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19 September 1888

PEARL - Schooner "Pearl" hauled alongside on starboard side.

coal: 65 tons - At Unalaska, Alaska

coal: 36 tons - At Unalaska, Alaska

coal: 26 tons -


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at wharf unalaska alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5


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20 September 1888


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at wharf unalaska alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5


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21 September 1888

Commanding Officer & officers left the ship in full dress to attend special mass at Greek Church for "Thetis."

Officers left ship in full dress to attend special mass at Greek Church for 'Thetis'.


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at wharf ounalaska alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5


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22 September 1888

Dora - At 4.20 AC Co stmr "Dora" came in & secured to buoy.

WH Emory - Lieut. Comdr US Navy

Overcast and squally

Overcast, rainy with light to moderate gale with heavy squalls.


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at wharf ounalaska alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5


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23 September 1888

WH Emory - Lieut. Comdr US Navy

Overcast, rainy.

Generally overcast.


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at wharf unalaska at sea bound to sitka alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5


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24 September 1888

Became Cloudy with the barometer dropping


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at sea bound from unalaska to sitka alaska

Lat 53.67, Long -160.87


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25 September 1888

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at sea bound from unalaska to sitka alaska

Lat 54.00, Long -156.75


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26 September 1888

WM Plummer (OS) - WM Plummer (OS) was placed in confinement in double irons on bread & water for five days by order of Commanding Ofiicer for disrespect & insolence to petty officer.


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at sea bound from unalaska to sitka alaska

Lat 54.80, Long -151.83


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27 September 1888

At 6.00 the barometer was found broken.


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at sea bound from unalaska to sitka alaska

Lat 55.62, Long -146.48


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28 September 1888


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at sea bound from unalaska to sitka alaska

Lat 56.25, Long -141.80


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29 September 1888


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at sea bound from unalaska to sitka alaska

Lat 56.67, Long -138.70


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30 September 1888

Stores condemned during the 3rd quarter 1888 by Board of Survey & recommended to be thrown overboard: - 14 lbs condensed beef, 12 lb canned vegetables; 43 lbs ham, 355 lbs biscuit & 6 lb tomatoes.

Mid to 4 am. Overcast. Raining steadily first half of watch and occasionally latter half. Moderate ESE breeze to fresh SE. Falling barometer.

4 am to 8 am. Overcast, squally and rainy. Fresh breeze from SE strengthening in squalls. Barometer falling.

8 am to merid. Overcast, rainy and sqaully. Very fresh breeze to moderate gale from ESE. Barometer rising, then falling.

Merid to 4 pm. Overcast. Very fresh SE x E breeze with occasional rain squalls. Patches of blue sky visible at intervals. Falling barometer. Heavy sea.

4 pm to 6 pm. Overcast and rainy. Fresh breeze to moderate gale from SE x E. Barometer falling.

6 pm to 8 pm. Overcast and rainy. Strong gale from ESE blowing during last hour in squalls equal in force to full gale. Barometer falling rapidly.

8 pm to mid. Overcast and raining. Whole gale from SE. Heavy sea.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1888


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at sea bound from unalaska to sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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1 October 1888

WM Plummer (OS) - At 5.3 release WM Plummer (OS) from confinement by order of Comndg Officer his term of punishment having expired.

Mid to 4 am. Overcast and rainy first part. Moderate gale from SE to fresh breeze from South. Barometer rising.

4 am to 8 am. Cloudy first part of watch, then overcast with light drizzling rain. Fresh to moderate breeze from S x E. Barometer rapidly rising.

8 am to merid. Overcast with rain squalls. Gentle S x E to moderate SSW breeze. Barometer rising.

Merid to 4 pm. Overcast, misty with passing showers. Gentle breeze from SSE to ESE. Barometer rising. Steaming down to coast of Krugor Island. At end of watch Cape Cosecumbe bore East.

4 pm to 6 pm. Overcast and misty with drizzling rain. Gentle breeze from SSE to ESE. Barometer rising rapidly. Steaming in for Sitka Island. 4.30 Cape Cosecumbe bearing North distant 3 miles.

6 pm to 8 pm. Overcast with rain squalls. Gentle SE breeze.

8 pm to mid. Overcast with rain squalls last hour. Moderate to fresh breeze from SE to SE x E. Barometer steady.


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at sea bound from ounalaska to sitka at anchor sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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2 October 1888

mt elsecundo

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Pinta -

Pinta - At 1 made co~ 213 answered by "Pinta" with co~154 "Thetis" made Interrogator 1211 Pinta aswered 904.

Pinta - Comdg Officer paid official visit to Comdg Officer USS "Pinta"

Discharged from naval service the following distressed miners & sent them ashore with their effects: -TB Kerr, AF Nacline, GT Baxter, H Dunshae, CA Dewfeter, PJ Nuldorn, JA Cooper, W Graydaw, FL Hawsley, WD Noone, T Tracer, LB Slisern, JA Clinton, RR Smith, TM Staffart, T Kerrigan, SB Roboine, WF Schumacher, M Brady, H Miller, S ANderson, O Stergen, J Smith, JC Sindorf, TT Gardhouse, E Prichett, H Sclows, D Hurlburd, J Lathier, GC Boswell, J Marke, J Jones, CE Powell, JS Pherson, JW Raley, WL Davis, WE Chapman, A Malley, R Martin, C Icactrand, F Shettle, FG Pricharts, J Chapman, C Peterson, AW Hinder, J Bennett, D Shire, G Frederson, JW Gouro, E Johnson, L Hesbeth, H Olsen.

Governer Swinford - Gov AP Swinford & his interpreter Geo Kostometinoff left the ship at 4 pm.

At 8.10 a boat from shore reported that a boat had capsized & several men drowned. Sent an officer ashore who ascertained that a shore boat containing four Chinese from this ship & two from the "Pinta" has capsized. Ah Tre (C.C.) and Ah ~ (Lds) of this ship were saved & the body of the cabin cook of the "Pinta" recovered. Gay Hung (Lds) Lim Tim (W.R.C.) of this ship & ~ W.R. Stwan of the "Pinta" missing. Their boat was found swamped. Sent a boat to the "Pinta" to report the circumstance.

Gay Hung - At 8.10 a boat from shore reported that a boat had capsized & several men drowned. Sent an officer ashore who ascertained that a shore boat containing four Chinese from this ship & two from the "Pinta" has capsized. Ah Tre (C.C.) and Ah ~ (Lds) of this ship were saved & the body of the cabin cook of the "Pinta" recovered. Gay Hung (Lds) Lim Tim (W.R.C.) of this ship & ~ W.R. Stwan of the "Pinta" missing. Their boat was found swamped. Sent a boat to the "Pinta" to report the circumstance.

Lim Tim - At 8.10 a boat from shore reported that a boat had capsized & several men drowned. Sent an officer ashore who ascertained that a shore boat containing four Chinese from this ship & two from the "Pinta" has capsized. Ah Tre (C.C.) and Ah ~ (Lds) of this ship were saved & the body of the cabin cook of the "Pinta" recovered. Gay Hung (Lds) Lim Tim (W.R.C.) of this ship & ~ W.R. Stwan of the "Pinta" missing. Their boat was found swamped. Sent a boat to the "Pinta" to report the circumstance.

W H Emory - Lieut. Comdr US Navy

Pvercast and squally with light passing showers. Blowing gale about 2:00.

Discharged from the Naval service are following distressed marines: JB Kern, AF Nachins, WJ Baxter, H Dunstine, CA Demboter, PJ Muldoon, JA Cooper, W Graydon, FL Hawsley, WD Moore, T Tracey, LB Stearns, JA Clinton, RR Switch, TM Haggart, T Kerrigan,, SB Robbins, EF Schumacker, M Brady, H. Miller, S.Anderson, O.Hagan, J. Smith, JC Sindorf, TT Goodhouser, E.Trichetta, H. Sclans, D. Hartburt, J. Lanthier, JC Boswell, J Marks, J Jones, CE Powell, J McPherson, J McAuley, HL Davis, WE Chapman, A. Maller, R. Martin, C.Peastrand, F. Shettle, FG Picharts, J. Chapman, C. Peterson, AW Hindle, J. Bessette, D. Shine, G. Kudersen, JW Gorino, E. Johnson, L. Hesbelt, H.Ocean, Gen. AP Surmifore, Geo. Kostrometinoff.

At 8:10Pm a boat reported that a boat had capsized and several men drowned.

2 men from this ship saved.

The body of the cabin cook of the "Pinta" recovered.

Tay Hong (Los) Lim Tein (WRC) of this ship and another from the "Pinta" missing.


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3 October 1888

Ancon - steamer

Sent dinghy in charge of Boatswain's mate to search for bodies of missing Chinese. They grapelled the body of the Ward.room Steward of the "Pinta" & after reporting to the Commanding Officer of the "Pinta," delivered it by his order ashore to Lieut Turner, U.S.M.C.

NW Namara - At 6 pm N.W. Namara (Cox) was disrated & confined in double irons on bread & water for five days by order of the Commanding Officer for being drunk on duty.

F Thomas - By order of Commanding Officer F Thomas (Lds) was rated Ward Room Cook.

Mid to 8 am. Clear and pleasant. Squally last four hours. Calm and light airs from NW to moderate breeze from East. Barometer falling.

8 am to mid. Cloudy to squally. Heavy rain squalls during the night. Moderate to fresh East breeze. Rising barometer.


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4 October 1888

F Law - By order of Commanding Officer F. Law (Ib. Ck) was confined for safe keeping at 9 am & released at 6 pm.

M O'Donnell - M. O'Donnell (2 C.F.) returned fron liberty 11 hours overtime.

At 3.30 pm half masted the colors with the "Pinta" in honor of the dead whose funeral took place at this time.

Lieut. Caud Dr. H. Emory, U.S. Navy -

By order of the Commanding Officer, F. Law was confined for safe keeping at 9 am and released 6~

At 3:30 hour half masted the colors with the "Penta" ~ in honor of the dead whose funeral took place at this time.


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5 October 1888

Found the ship leakig one inch an hour; position of the leak unknown.

TW Kacknay - Placed TW Kacknay (Sea) in confinement until he should become sober.

The following men were found to be absent without leave: ~ The Commanding Officer requested the Senior Officer present to have them arrested.

Placed T. McKack~ in confinement until he should become sober.


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6 October 1888

coal: 25 tons -

TW Kacknay - At 5.30 released TW Kacknay (Sea) from confinement & returned him to duty.

Pinta - At 11.15 the "Pinta" steam launch towed coal lighter alongside.

coal: 25 tons -


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7 October 1888

The Commanding Officer inspected the ship, after which the "Articles of War" were published, & the crew mustered.

W H EMORY - LIEUT. COMDR US NAVY

Clear and pleasant.

Rain squalls.

Commanding officer inspected the ship.


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8 October 1888

coal: 25 tons - soft coal

coal: 25 tons - soft coal

W McNamara - At 6.00 by order of Commanding Officer release W McNamara (Sea) from confinement & restored him to duty, his time of confinement having expired.

coal: 25 tons -

coal: -


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9 October 1888

Pinta - At 6.45 made signal Int 5141 "Pinta" answered 904.


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10 October 1888


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11 October 1888

W McNamara - By order of Commanding Officer, W. McNamara (Sea) was this day rated Coxswain.


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Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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12 October 1888

Received 47 lb fresh bread for ship's company.

Pinta - At 6.30 made signal Int 5455 "Pinta" answered 904

Wm Murray - By order of Commanding Officer Wm Murray (C St) was confined in double irons on bread & water for five days for insolence to Commanding Officer.

L Bednarsky - L. Bednarsky (C.F.C) was placed in confinement by order of Commanding Officer to await investigation.

A Claus - A. Claus (C.H.) absent overtime.


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13 October 1888

L Bednarsky - At 9.40 am L. Bednarsky (C.F.C) was released from confinement & returned to duty by order of Commanding Officer.

At 9.45 the Commanding Officer & Chief Ensign left the ship on three days' leave of absence in the 1st launch with the gig in tow.

A Claus - also at 2 A Claus (CH) was brought on board 31 hours overtime.


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14 October 1888

EG Mack - At 2 pm E.G. Mack (App) & C Briggs (Lds) returned abord 7 hours overtime.

C Briggs - At 2 pm E.G. Mack (App) & C Briggs (Lds) returned abord 7 hours overtime.


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15 October 1888

DN Bertolette - P.A> Surgeon D.N. Bertolette & Ensign E. Simpson left ship in a Board of Survey upon articles in Medicine Department of the USS "Pinta"

E Simpson - P.A. Surgeon D.N. Bertolette & Ensign E. Simpson left ship in a Board of Survey upon articles in Medicine Department of the USS "Pinta"

Pinta - P.A. Surgeon D.N. Bertolette & Ensign E. Simpson left ship in a Board of Survey upon articles in Medicine Department of the USS "Pinta" W.D. Pennington (O.S.) & W. Plummer (o.S) were sent aboard at the request of Commanding Officer by marine guard of "Pinta"

WM Plummer (OS) - W.D. Pennington (O.S.) & W. Plummer (o.S) were sent aboard at the request of Commanding Officer by marine guard of "Pinta"

W.D. Pennington - W.D. Pennington (O.S.) & W. Plummer (o.S) were sent aboard at the request of Commanding Officer by marine guard of "Pinta"


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16 October 1888


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17 October 1888

Wm Murray - By order of Commanding Officer released Wm Murray (C St) from confinement & returned him to duty his term of confinement having expired.

Murray C.S - released from confinement

USS Pinta - supplying in oil and other provisions

oil: 51 gals -


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Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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18 October 1888

Idaho - At 2 pm Str. "Idaho" came in & made fast to wharf.

Mid to 8 am

Fresh to moderate breeze from East freshening in occassional squalls.

Overcast rainy.

Barometer falling rapidly.

At 2.30 let go port anchor securing chain with 40 fathoms at wildcat, and high banked fires.

At 9 low banked fires.

Distilling.

8 am to Mid.

Fresh to light breeze from East.

Overcast and rainy.

Barometer falling until 11 am, then rising.

Idaho - At 2 pm ~~ "Idaho" came in and made fast at wharf.

Fires low banked.

Distilling


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19 October 1888

Gay Hung - At 8 am it was reported that there was a dead Chinaman lying on the beach. Upon examination it was recognized as the body of Gay Hung (Lds) of this ship. Ensign E. Simpson with a working party was ordered to make all preparation for the funeral on shore & to take charge of the funeral ceremony which took place at 3.30 pm at Sitka. During the ceremony the colors were half masted. The procession was comprised of marine guard of "Pinta" & crew of "Thetis." $17.45 was found on the body. One uniform from deceased's effects was taken to dress the remains.

Pinta - At 8 am it was reported that there was a dead Chinaman lying on the beach. Upon examination it was recognized as the body of Gay Hung (Lds) of this ship. Ensign E. Simpson with a working party was ordered to make all preparation for the funeral on shore & to take charge of the funeral ceremony which took place at 3.30 pm at Sitka. During the ceremony the colors were half masted. The procession was comprised of marine guard of "Pinta" & crew of "Thetis."

Mid to 8am. Overcast with heavy rain squalls. Light to gentle breeze from ESE to East. Barometer rising. Fires low banked. Distilling. Bilges free cach watch.

8 am to merid. Overcast with ~ rain showers. Light airy + breezes from East. Barometer rising. At 8am it was reported that there was a dead Chinaman lying on the beach. Upon examiniation it was recognized as the body of Gay Hung (Lds) of this ship. Ensign E. Simpson with a working party was asked to make all preparations for the funeral on shore + to take care of the funeral ceremony which took place at 3:30 pm at Sitka. During the ceremony the colors were half masted. The procession was comprised of marine guard of "Pinta" + crew of "Thetis". $17.45 was found on the body. One uniform from deceased's effects was taken to dress remains. Low banded skies. Distilling. Roger Welles Jr.


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20 October 1888

Lim Tim - At 10.15 two Indians reported finding the body of a Chinaman afloat & towing it ashore. Sent Ensign M.C. Gorgas ashore to make preparations for the funeral, the body being recognized by the clothing as the remains of Lim Tim (W.R. Cook) of this vessel who had been missing since the night of Oct 2d. At 3 landed a party from this vessel to form the funeral procession, the marines forming the firing party & at 3.30 half masted the colors during the ceremony. The body was buried in the cemetary back of the mission. Crew returned aboard at 5.00. Found on the body forty one dollars & seventy cents, a bunch of keys & a small ivory carving.

At 10 o'clock sent 1st steam launch with 3d whaleboat in tow to break up the camp at Nequasinski Bay. They returned at 7.20.

Received 235 pounds of fresh beef and 235 fresh vegetable


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21 October 1888

Received on board 47 lbs bread for ship's company.

E Leralla - E. Leralla (Bugler) reported expiration of his term of enlistment.


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22 October 1888

Pinta - Transferred to USS "Pinta" the following articles: - 15 pr ~ shoes; 15 pr calf shoes; 200 spools cotton; 50 jack-knives, 6 doz razors; 200 spools sewing silk.


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23 October 1888

Roger Miller - Observation

2.20 and 3.15 heavy squalls


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24 October 1888


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25 October 1888


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coal: 1 ton 710 lbs - consumed during the preceding 24 hours

coal: 164 tons 137 lbs - coal remaining on hand at Noon


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26 October 1888

Pinta - Transferred to USS "Pinta" in Bureau of P&C 1 bbl (200 lbs) salt beef; & in Bureau E&R - 10 yds #2 cotton canvas, 19 lbs 3" hemp rope, 9 lbs 4" hemp rope & 5 lbs spun yarn. Transferred to USS "Pinta" with his bag hammock & a