100 years ago today: Preparing for the long, overseas journey. "The next leg of the journey will be a corker," Ens. George S. Dole writes from SC 93 to his brother Louis. "Wish you could get a taste of the salt air and breezes fresh from the open sea."
During their stay in Bermuda, the chaser crews made repairs and repainted. Soon they would depart Bermuda and cross the Atlantic ocean under their own power, on a twelve-day trip to the Azores.
To his parents, Ens. Dole writes, "... Am anxious to get over there and get my news first hand, as well as take part in the scrap."