Of particular significance are two logbooks which detail much of the ship's daily routine, various problems, and medical and disciplinary difficulties. There are also many references to cargo problems and the ship's destinations. A third book contains details of mail censorship, crew lists, navigational aids, first aid treatments, and the watch quarters on board the ship during certain conditions. All entries prior to November 6, 1944, pertain to the SS
CHIPPEWA, commanded by Lt. Chester M. Gull, prior to Lt. Lane's assuming command.
Miscellaneous items include a voyage itinerary, equipment inventories, a list of items obtained by the crew in foreign ports, numerous memorandums and orders, a Christmas sermon at sea, a certificate of service from the Navy Department, and French newspaper clippings which mention the SS
EDWIN L. GODKIN . Pictures include Lt. Lane near the pyramids at Cairo, Egypt, two typical sailors aboard the SS
GODKIN, and a group picture of Lt. Lane and a gun crew at Camp Shelton in Norfolk, Virginia.
For related material see Oral History Collection #37.