March 13, 1942 (Friday)

Tasman Sea

Friday the 13th! But it was uneventful.

This Mount Vernon (or ex-Washington) is really a tremendous ship – 33,000 tons – it’s the United States’ third-largest ship.

Incidentally I hear that the first largest the West Point (ex-America) is about a week behind us. We may have to wait for it in Wellington. They’re considering convoying both of us.