April 21, 1942 (Tuesday)

Pacific Ocean

Pulled out about ten this morning. The bay was filled with grey ships, and the old Matson docks were filled with troop ships loaded to the “gunnels” — Australia-bound most likely.

Outside we passed the same wailing buoy that I passed on my way in three weeks ago — it brought back vividly all my former excitement and anticipation — with a twinge — of regret?

Five ships, including ourselves, in this convoy, plus two destroyers (one old — one new), the light cruiser Detroit, and one of the Sunnyvale blimps.

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