02 August 2016

A Very Long Passenger List

This day in 1942 marked the first time a complete U.S. division of soldiers voyaged on any ship. Commodore James Bisset was at the helm as the Queen Mary in gray war paint crossed from New York to Gourock with the First Armored Infantry aboard, consisting of 15,125 troops.










Source: The Gray Ghost: The RMS Queen Mary at War by Steve Harding

01 August 2016

A Change of Opinion

From the Canberra Times on this day in 1947: