April 29, 1918 – Full diary entry:
“Fourth day at sea, weather continues fair.
Two more ships join our squadron. We are nearing the danger zone, but no one seems to worry.”
Before the Allied forces began extensively using the convoy system when shipping men and supplies across the Atlantic, German U-Boats were taking a huge toll and it was even felt that this campaign would bring victory to Germany if not stopped. By the time Robert sailed across in spring 1918, convoys had greatly reduced the U-Boats’ effectiveness.
Where was Robert today? See the timeline.