Shipping Out

A Ship Bound for North Africa

"We went over without an escort."

"We sailed out of Virginia on December the 1st, I believe it was. Norfolk, Virginia on the Mariposa. And that was a beautiful luxury liner. Very fast. 21 knots. And we went over without an escort ‘cause we had submarines all over the place, you know. German subs. We were aboard the Mariposa 45 days. 43 days, I think it was. And we went around the Cape of Good Hope into Egypt."