No Keith he didn't as far as I can remember. I've checked with Kenny Howe to make sure my memories of the events are accurate...we seem to agree. Looking back, how lucky we were to have been part of it all. I was eaten up with the boat but my parents insisted I stay in school and get my degree because "that boat will never last". Well, Kenny went into the engineroom on day one and now 56 yrs. later. after a long career at Jeffboat, he's back where he started only now he's part time chief engineer. I would say my parents underestimated the old girl.