Walter Godwin, SC 291

April 2008 Recently I stumbled across an interesting set of WWI subchaser photos, starting on this page of the CactusThorns site.

Walter Godwin was a crewman on subchaser SC 291, one of the chasers built at the Bremerton shipyard, and coincidentally, one of the chasers that was present in the group that traversed the Panama Canal as shown in the Panama Canal - William B. May Collection posted last month.

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Vol. 4, No. 4, April 2008

On Sunday, April 13, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. I will speaking at Maine Maritime Museum (243 Washington Street, Bath, Maine), in the 36th Annual Maritime History Symposium: Life in the Shipyard and Life at Sea. My talk, Rolling the Beam Ends Under: Life on a submarine chaser in World War I, will be a bit less technical than my typical chaser talk, with more of a focus on first-hand narrative accounts of chaser men, and less on the listening devices and so on. There are many more presentations throughout the weekend.

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