Diary of S.C. 177
Oct 1st - Dec 20th
Capt. From 322 took our
ship out, while our Capt. Was gone to Paris, and broke our wireless down.
On duty at Point du Cuspolagis
as harbor inspecter and 143 broke her mast down this afternoon.
Same duty as yesterday
and water nice and calm.
Stand by today, no liberty,
general work and detail.
Duty today, made another
trip to Point du C., returned at 4:00 PM and went ashore.
On duty the same place,
took supplies to signal sta. at Point du C., returned to Brest at 8 PM
and got mail.
At Brest got news that
177 was going to be [missing] to the French govt. and we are to go back
to the states.
Relieved of all duty,
general detail, paint and clean up the old hack
so she will be sold.
Pay day, drawed 76 Franc's,
painted ship, getting her ready all right.
Ship all painted, going
to have inspection tomorrow to see if the French takes her, liberty tonight.
Stayed in bed this morning
till 10:30 AM for it was raining, stayed on ship this afternoon and made
a bath room matt.
Got up at 7:30 AM and
scrubbed deck and got ready to dress ship for tomorrow, finished my matt
today, went over on French ship and got some wine.
Got up at 7:30 AM, cleaned
up and went to meet the president, he came in at 2:00 PM, we accompanied
him to the docks while all the battle ships fired salutes, so when we got
to the dock half of us went ashore and saw him then I came back to the
ship, it was sure a great day.
Got up at 8:00 AM and
scrubbed down decks and ate chow, rec. mail from home and Will, saw a friend
that I met at a party, then I stayed on board and wrote letter then turned
in my bunk.
Got up at 8:00 AM, scrubbed
down and ate chow, had scrambled eggs for chow, went down and read a book,
had 12-4 watch tonight so I read book on watch.
Got up at 8:00 AM, scrubbed
down and painted the deck, then read book all day and then went to sleep.
Got up at 9:00 AM and
had eggs for chow then got ready to sell the ship then I soaked some clothes
to wash then went to bed.
Got up at 8:00 AM, ate
chow, then went to bed again till 3 PM then we took the ship over to ammunition
shed and took off amm. then I washed all my clothes and turned in.
Got ready to leave the
good old ship, left her at 2:30 PM and went to the Chateau de Brest and
stand by for draft for the states.
Got up at 5:30 AM and
got ready to leave when they told us we had to stay over cause we were
regulars, only 5 of us had to stay, was a sad day to leave the crew, we
went and put in a request to go back to Plymouth, England, but failed,
they send us to the USS Wickes for peace duty in Germany.
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The end of my time on a sub chaser.
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If found please return to -
Mrs. Geo. Bankson
2650 Linden st.
Cities in my Travels*
New York City
NEW PORT RI
Fall River Mass.
Scilly Islands Eng.
Kiel canal + Kiel Germany
capitalized names all had a mark in front of them. Facing pages that matched
up had marks going to:
Training station - New Port, Rhode Island
Left for Europe - Norfolk, Virginia
Thanksgiving dinner - Brest, France
Armistice signed - Plymouth, England
5 days leave - London, England
7 days leave - Paris, France
First foreign port - Liverpool, England
Christmas dinner - Rosyth, Scotland
New Years - Sassnitz, Germany
Our first snow storm Soap.
(sife) - Danzig, Germany
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