were a necessary function that everyone on board had to have their share
of. They did not always get assigned at the times you would desire them
Along with long days
of frustrating word as well as late night watches there were always batches
of paperwork to keep up on, most of the time being forced to work them
late at night.
When it was your
turn to stand watches, they did not always come at the most opportune times.
Here I am late at night when most all are asleep taking this moment for
a mug shot. A decent picture of the BCP (Ballast Control Panel) is behind
me. Remember now, there has already been a long day behind you and another
long day ahead.
Right around the
corner from where I was at the Dive Control Station is Gravy staying up
late to complete some necessary paper work. He was always working hard
at something and thinking of his shipmates. Hope things are well with you
my brother. Let's move on to the next page
as we are getting ever closer to going on patrol.