While the living conditions on submarine chasers were challenging at best and miserable at worst, some of the photographs of celebrations on board make me think that there must have been some good stories of pleasant moments to tell after the war. Christmas dinners on board the chasers are an example. Photos like the one posted this month in the SC 254 Crew Photos collection show chaser officers and crew making what looks like a pretty successful effort to create a festive environment in the cramped quarters below decks. It certainly makes me appreciate the comparative comforts of Christmas dinner in a warm house!
My best wishes to all, for a Merry Christmas this year.
--Todd Woofenden, editor