MANUSCRIPT DIARY ABOARD DESTROYER U.S.S. COLHOUN 1918-19 ASSISTING TROOP SHIP ‘NORTHERN PACIFIC’ RUN AGROUND OFF FIRE ISLAND.
Manuscript Diary Book IV August 1918 - February 1919 of William Quish G.M. 2nd Cl. Aboard the Destroyer U.S.S. Colhoun. An interesting account of approx 42 pages, rest blank. Left Boston 31st Dec 1918 and went to N.Y. arriving midnight 31st. Went to assist the troop ship “NORTHERN PACIFIC” which had run aground off Fire Island. Took 207 soldiers off the Northern Pacific and brought them to Hoboken, New Jersey. April 28th from Brooklyn Navy Yard sailed along the “MAURETANIA” which sent a message of luck. Sept. Rough weather became a hurricane 150 miles from Bermuda - Broke out a hauser to steady the ship, got caught around the propeller shaft - Engines stopped. 18th Nov. Sent to New London where a new Submarine device was tried out - experiments. Only 42 pages but very interesting content.
Author Quish, William G.M. 2nd CL
Binding Flexible Cloth
Condition Very Good