Berthing Space

Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography

Berthing Space on the USS Midway

During World War II, Navy sailors slept in “racks”, berthing spaces on their ship, 3ft x 6ft cots/bunks stacked 3 high. The space between the mat and the roof above your head for the bottom and middle bunk was approx. 30″. Some sailors would string up hammocks to sleep on in the ship. When it was too hot they would sleep on the deck of the ship.

And it was always too hot!

4 thoughts on “Berthing Space

  1. Fantastic image Emilio/Paul👍🏻 It has to be tough getting used to those conditions but I guess when you are younger you adapt more readily. Superb work.

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