I see in the news that a New Bedford, Mass. fishing boat hauled up some mustard gas shells. They were in an area, the news said, used to dump gas shells after WWII. Although we know it was never [?]used in WWII ,we were ready in case the Germans used gas. Mustard gas was frequently carried in merchant ships. My father, an Armed Guard gunnery officer said that when gas was carried it was aways stowed in the forepeak, all the way forward in the ship. I don't know if the gas was unloaded and stored in Europe or remained on the ships. The gas was always accompanied by an Army Chemical Corps Lieutenant.