Charles writes to Jesse to thank him for the letters and the Speed-O-Meter and to give him his new address. The naval ship that he is on is a small seaplane tender. They can also do communications and weather observation. They are in the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf. The ship was rammed by a civilian coal tender and suffered serious fire damage. The ship is currently being repaired. He is working as a fireman apprentice. He expects to be home on leave in October. This letter is part of the Jesse G. Dorsey Korean War Correspondence collection. Dorsey was the Director of Recreation and Welfare and editor of the Speed-O-Meter newsletter for the Louisville Cement Company. Dorsey began sending monthly letters and the Speed-O-Meter to local service personnel during WWII. He continued this through the Korean War and for sometime afterwards.