Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: April 3, 1918

Source: C. Gilbert Hazlett, April 3, 1918

Source: C. Gilbert Hazlett, April 3, 1918

April 3, 1918

On watch 4 to 8 A.M.

Fire and Collision drills 10 A.M.

Worked in G.S.K. in afternoon.

On watch 6 to 8 P.M.

Abandon Ship drill 4 P.M.

Strong wind blowing; very heavy sea; spray carrying over decks and fo’c’s’l.

In afternoon about 2 0’clock, had four boxing matches, and music by string band, on After Well Deck.

Source: C. Gilbert Hazlett, April 3, 1918

Source: C. Gilbert Hazlett, April 3, 1918


Notes
1. fo’c’s’l (sic) is meant to be  fo’c’s’le, shorthand for forecastle, the forward part of a ship’s upper deck where sailors typically live.

About Sean Patrick Hazlett

Finance executive, engineer, former military officer, and science fiction and horror writer. Editor of the Weird World War III anthology.
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