100 years ago today on submarine chaser SC 93, crossing the Atlantic Ocean:
"... The sea sure looked majestic and grand. It was a beautiful sight and the boat did all that could be asked of it. The engines were right on the job in pinches. For a few minutes the sun appeared through a rift in the clouds and I do not ever recollect a more inspiring sight. The sea was white as snow at times with big combers. The velocity of the wind was as high as 85 to 90 miles per hour at times. On the whole the boat was fairly comfortable and the pilot house is still on deck. I think it will stay there from my recent experience."
-- Ens. George S. Dole. (See Hunters of the Steel Sharks: The Submarine Chasers of WWI, page 61).
The convoy had just reached Bermuda, the first stop on the way to Europe. It was the chasers' first experience navigating through a storm at sea.