Naval War College Review


Mary T. Hall


“Okay, we have an all-black hull with "Lykes Lines" on the side, mid-ships. White superstructure with black diamond, a block L inside the diamond.' He lifted his binoculars. 'Lookout mast forward of the superstructure. Check. Superstructure is nicely raked. Electronics mast is not. Proper ensign and house flag. Black funnels. Winches all by the barge elevator-doesn't say how many winches. Damn, she's carrying a full load of barges, isn't she? Paintwork looks a little shabby. Anyway, it all checks with the book; that's a friendly. "