My father, now 93, was a Lieutenant JG and spent most of the war stationed in Florida flying up the coast daily, through the Carolinas on Coast Security (sub-search) with the Navy. He got sea duty at the end of the war, when He sailed on the USS John D. Berry APD 29 (A recommissioned DD248) to the south Pacific where the Destroyer was assigned "radar picket fence" duty). She was hit by a kamakaze in May 1945, and through a series of events, now rests on the sea bed. The bottom picture was how she was trimmed out when Dad sailed on her.
Destroyer Photo Index DD-248 / APD-29 USS BARRY
USS Barry (DD-248) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He had met Mom , now 92, on a blind date sometime before he left and looked her up while an out patient at Great Lakes Naval Hospital....and the rest, as they say, is history.