10 May 2009

The Propeller Came Out of the Water

The following is from an exhibit aboard the Queen Mary that displays reminiscences from a variety of people who once traveled aboard the ship. Of this day in 1942, former G.I. William S. Means recalled:

"I left NYC 5/10/42 on the troop ship. There were 14,000 soldiers on board. The third day out the whistles blew for submarine attack which we learned was a practice drill. In the North Atlantic we encountered a severe storm. The propeller came out of the water, the waves were so high, and water came over the deck."

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