Departed NY Port of Embarkation July 1942 in Naval Convoy. Arrived Gourock, Scotland with elements of 56th Signal Battalion aboard. An anxious two week voyage, in the U-boat infested waters of the North Atlantic Ocean in this recently quickly converted South American luxury liner. About 8000 troops aboard with "standing room only" accomodations.Fog and poor visibility was an asset during this journey. What a relief and appreciative sight to see the vivid green hills of Ireland approach the horizon after the two week journey. Little did I think that it would be three long years before I would be heading eastward for home and family again in this very same vessel...The SS Argentina, in June of 1945.
“S.S Argentina,” Getting the Message Through: The 56th Signal Battalion in WWII, accessed August 19, 2022, https://snapshotswwii.omeka.net/items/show/19.