Andrew Simons served on submarine chaser SC 296. A new photo set submitted by his son, Carlton Simons, shows post-war images of the service of SC 296.
Included in the set is an interesting shot of crewmen fueling the boat by lugging fairly small cans of gasoline. Photos in other sets show stacks of these empty cans on deck. By comparison, fueling at sea while running at eight knots must have seemed not so bad.
Also see the recently posted SC 296 crew photo, with complete crew list on the back, and the Hull Number Collection Photo.