Smokers

“Smokers” were recreation nights. Wrestling, boxing, music and talent shows were held on the fantail. Sometimes other ships were invited to participate. The evening ended with a movie and ice cream. “I do remember we fought smokers on our ships which included fighters...

Work Stations

Officers and crew stood watches to ensure that the ship was properly and safely operated 24-hours a day. Watches lasted four hours on a rotated schedule. A full eight hours sleep occurred once in four nights due to watch rotation. For the other three nights, men...