About

My father, John B. Power (the guy in the back row who looks like he’s about to kick the photographer’s ass), served on the USS Zircon (PY-16) during World War II.

Twenty-six years after his death, I’m trying to find and put together pieces of his life and the lives of others who sailed the Atlantic from Newfoundland to Guantánamo Bay aboard a converted millionaire’s yacht.

If your father or someone you know served on the USS Zircon, please get in touch.

(Front page cover photograph, “The Whole Gang,” dated 1 October  1944, and taken at Riddell’s Bay in Bermuda, courtesy of Michael Niemczyk.)