During the "Big One" (WWII) Daddy went to sea. He was a plankowner on YMS 315.
Recently he sent along a couple scanned photos of his boat.
He eventually left the boat somewhere between Australia and New Guinea as an MM1 with orders to the V12 program at MIT. There's some great stories in his oddessy hitchhiking on Liberty ships and troop transports back to San Francisco. That was a zig zag trek by way of places like Bora Bora and Guadalcanal where fighting was often still going on.