The album begins with Klein’s stationing at the US Navy Submarine Chaser Training Center at Miami, FL and includes many photographs of fellow sailors and their wives at the beach and in their neighborhood, as well as at the training center. On March 27, 1943, Kline received orders that he was to report as Commanding Officer of PC-622. Subject matter includes the ship in dry dock with Klein’s arrival; inspection of the ship; entrance to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; visiting Havana; vising Nassau, Bahamas (city scenes on liberty and a visit from the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, May 1943); general onboard activities; 10 June 1943 ceremonies of transfer of the ship to the Kingdom of Greece (renamed King George III) by President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the Washington Navy Yard; and a review of both crews. Captain Schelling of PC-622 is also seen.
Kline’s next assignment is aboard PC-1231. Images include views of the commissioning ceremonies at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, July 13, 1943; group photo of officers and crew; and the ship at sea (with crewmembers), August to December 1943. Also included are several base newsletters, though the connection to Kline is unknown.