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  • chris 5:50 pm on April 2, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: arctic expedition, Navy, polar, sailing, terror   

    POLAR ARCTIC EXPIDETIONS – SAILING

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fb/The_Arctic_Council_planning_a_search_for_Sir_John_Franklin_by_Stephen_Pearce.jpg/320px-The_Arctic_Council_planning_a_search_for_Sir_John_Franklin_by_Stephen_Pearce.jpg

    The Arctic Council planning a search for Sir John Franklin by Stephen Pearce, 1851. Left to right are: George Back, William Edward Parry, Edward Bird, James Clark -SOURCE Wikpedia


    Franklin’s lost expedition was a British voyage of Arctic exploration led by Captain Sir John Franklin that departed England in 1845 aboard two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin%27s_lost_expedition


    HMS terror

    The Ross expedition was a voyage of scientific exploration of the Antarctic in 1839 to 1843, led by James Clark Ross, with two unusually strong warships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. It explored what is now called the Ross Sea and discovered the Ross Ice Shelf. On the expedition, Ross discovered the Transantarctic Mountains and the volcanoes Erebus and Terror, named after his ships.[1][2] The young botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker made his name on the expedition.

     
  • chris 12:28 am on March 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: arsenic, citrus, fruits, , lind, , Navy, , scurvy   

    James Lind

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f2/JamesLind.jpg

    James Lind
    a pioneer in the field of scurvy prevention



    James Lind FRSE FRCPE (4 October 1716 – 13 July 1794) was a Scottish physician. He was a pioneer of naval hygiene in the Royal Navy. By conducting the first ever clinical trial,[1] he developed the theory that citrus fruits cured scurvy. He argued for the health benefits of better ventilation aboard naval ships, the improved cleanliness of sailors’ bodies, clothing and bedding, and below-deck fumigation with sulphur and arsenic…
    source wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Lind
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  • chris 5:24 pm on October 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , crew, , , , Navy, Pacific, , Torpedo,   

    WWII veteran and President John F Kennedy with crew on his PT-109 Motor Torpedo boat.

    pt-109

    Lieutenant John F. Kennedy, USNR, (standing at right) with other crewmen on board PT-109, 1943.

    The crew aboard PT-109 on her last mission:

    John F. Kennedy, Lieutenant, junior grade (LTJG), Commanding Officer (Boston, Massachusetts). Became 35th President of the United States.
    Leonard J. Thom, Ensign (ENS), Executive Officer (Sandusky, Ohio).
    George H. R. “Barney” Ross, Ensign (ENS) (Highland Park, Illinois). On board as an observer after losing his own boat. Attempted to operate the 37 mm gun but suffered from night blindness.
    Raymond Albert, Seaman 2/c (Akron, Ohio). Killed in action 8 October 1943.[26]
    Charles A. “Bucky” Harris, Gunner’s Mate 3/c (GM3) (Watertown, Massachusetts).
    William Johnston, Motor Machinist’s Mate 2/c (MM2) (Dorchester, Massachusetts).
    Andrew Jackson Kirksey, Torpedoman’s Mate 2/c (TM2) (Reynolds, Georgia). Killed in collision, listed as missing by National Geographic account.[27]
    John E. Maguire, Radioman 2/c (RM2) (Dobbs Ferry, New York).
    Harold William Marney, Motor Machinist’s Mate 2/c (MM2) (Springfield, Massachusetts). Killed in collision, manning turret closest to impact point.[28]
    Edman Edgar Mauer, Quartermaster 3/c (QM3) (St. Louis, Missouri).
    Patrick H. “Pappy” McMahon, Motor Machinist’s Mate 1/c (MM1) (Wyanet, Illinois). Only man in engine room during collision, was badly burned, but recovered from his wounds. Only member of the crew besides Kennedy mentioned by name in the song.
    Ray L. Starkey, Torpedoman’s Mate 2/c (TM2) (Garden Grove, California).
    Gerard E. Zinser, Motor Machinist’s Mate 1/c (MM1) (Belleville, Illinois). Erroneously called “Gerald” in many publications.

     
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