Moving on Board
"And the USS
George Washington Carver"
Away From Home
When the boat would
arrive in the harbor we would immediately go to work on turnover to find
out any problems or difficulties the previous crew may have encountered.
This was also a refresher time to refamiliarize ourselves with the old
On turnover of command,
the previous crew having removed their belongings, we moved on board with
our own meager belongings.
The oncoming crews
watches would replace the off going crews watches as this was the first
order of business at turnover.
that we were to live on was here in this small locker. Notice "I Love You
Babe" written on the ditty bag and the hotwheel car sent by little Johnny
to take on patrol.
taking over the vessel, all watch requirements must be met. Here I am on
topside watch as we are tied up to the tender (Canopus). Right directly
behind me is the entrance to the Atlantic Ocean. I doctored up this picture
the best I could. It was a blurry Polaroid. Let's go to the next pages
and begin to meet some of the crew at a few locations on the boat.