Diary of S.C. 177
Oct 1st - Dec 20
General work again, all
hands working hard.
Getting ready to go back
to base, at 2 PM shoved off for base, went to town and up to fair, got
in a fight an sprained my wrist.
Underway to patrol our
area, 4:00 PM at Land's End, had 4-9 & 1204 watch, very rough sea,
got ready and went to Falmouth, entered at 6:00 AM.
Falmouth, very cold &
windy, lots of rain.
Payday and still at Falmouth,
got underway in a 50 mile gale, wind to strong, dropped anchor again.
Retured to base, got paid
and went to shore, had a good time at rink.
Went to YMCA and heard
good lecture and slept all night at YMCA.
Went to shore, town was
packed, rumor out that peace was declared, every body drunk.
On watch this morning,
went ashore and fought with a limie, beat him in 4 rounds.
Underway to a port up
the coast, Torquay,
went to town then found a rink, got a girl and took her home then returned
Underway at 8:00 AM for Dartsmouth, very nice place, all hands ashore,
had a good time, went through a castle build 1000 years ago.
Underway to Souleome,
another beautiful place, no liberty, got a radio to return to base that
armistice was signed, underway for base at 11:00 AM, arrived at base at
2:00 PM, Admiral of base gave us a lecture and let us all go to town.
Liberty, went ashore and had another
Went to shore and met John Groth and
sure did enjoy that evening.
Up to roller rink, had a good time,
took a girl home and returned to ship.
Stayed on a ship and washed all my
pound from my friend and went
ashore and had a good time.
Liberty again went ashore then to the
Pay day to-day, all hands went on liberty.
Underway to Dartmouth, got there at
11:00 AM, got liberty and had a good time.
Return to Plymouth and got ready to
go to Brest, France.
Land sighted at 10:00 AM, entered harbor
at 4:30 PM, the place looks fine, we are supposed to sell the boats to
Went ashore in Brest for my first time,
I like the place, but I don't savvy that talk.
Stayed on board ship, for I don't like
that lingo, but there is pretty girls there.
On watch tonight and big washing to
do, so I did it.
Went to YMCA and saw a good moving
Took on gas and saw a lot of German
prisoners then went back to the dock and helped the cook bake pie and clean
turkies for tomorrow.
Had 3 turkeys and almost every thing
you can think of.
Our ship on guard, got relieved at
noon, got ready and went to Y.
Same duty today, all quiet and nice.
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