On 13 May, 1918, the chasers in the Azores (including SC 93, shown), sailed for Gibraltar, the next step in their journey to the barrage lines at the mouth of the Adriatic Sea. Although still moving in a convoy, the chasers sailed ready to engage enemy submarines. In a letter home, Ens. George S. Dole, CO of submarine chaser SC 93, writes, "Do not expect any more letters for some time. ... We are going where the Hun subs are thick, and hope to choke them off, and will do so if it is within our power. I think it is."
Photo: On the bridge of submarine chaser SC 93, at Gibraltar. Ens. Dole is top left. G.S. Dole Collection.