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170531-G-XX000-334.JPG Photo By: US Coast Guard

na - Argo, WPC-100 From the collection of Argo's CO in 1945, LTJG Eliot Winslow. Photo was taken by LTJG Winslow and remained part of his personal collection. His hand-written caption reads: "Heavy Seas: While awaiting the surrender of the German U-boats, the ARGO rode out a 65 m.p.h. blow. This picture looking aft shows the life boat normally 16 feet above the water, rolling into a heavy sea, most of which broke over the side of the ship. This roll was 41 [degrees] the maximum roll ever recorded was 62 [degrees] in a hurricane, when the life raft seen in the top of the picture was half submerged. So much green water poured down the stack the fires in the galley range and boile[r] were extinguished. We had more Christians aboard after the storm than when we sailed." Courtesy of the Winslow family.


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