Weighed anchor about 8.30. Came back to pier 106. Spent day painting ship. To bed early.
I wonder if the ships really needed to be painted that much or if it was a task to keep the sailors busy?
They were probably trying to keep them from going ashore and getting in more fights with the Yanks!
Probably a combination. Saltwater is very corrosive, so keeping the ship painted inhibits rusting. Of course, as y’all point out, a sailor that is not busy is… trouble!
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