After serving in both the U.
Inthe US Army employed a ship which shuttled between the States and Europe with up to 7, aboard, albeit not quite in the luxury modern passengers take for granted.
We were herded like cattle, struggling under the weight of pound duffel bags, packs with bed rolls, rifles and steel helmets into a gaping hole in the side of the towering ship. In the dark of night required for operational security, we never did get a look at her before boarding.
Once we had climbed the gangway and gotten aboard, each of us simply followed the man in front of us through a maze of hatches and companionways until we reached our assigned area. This consisted of a forest of steel pipes supporting canvas strips stretched tightly with ropes.
Each "hammock" was approximately two feet wide by six feet long, and was strung about two feet from the "hammock" above. These hammocks were tiered three high and the man on the uppermost one stared into a tangle of pipes immediately above his face.
The men below had to contend with the indentation made by the bodies of the men above them, and each had to adjust his position to provide adequate clearance.
Aisles between the hammocks were extremely narrow and packed with duffel bags and gear, so we were constantly climbing over something. Our deck was just below the waterline, so we had no portholes and the ventilation was far less than adequate for the number of men in that confined space.
We weighed anchor on 6 October and sailed for an unknown port: Many of us would never return. The almost 7, souls aboard the George Washington joined a convoy of ten other troopships.
Our convoy, designated UFGB, carried the over 13, men of the th Infantry Division and a similar number from the d Infantry Division from the New York Port of Embarkation to Marseilles in eight transports, escorted by five combatant vessels.
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