Act 1, Scene 1* This play is set during the last days of WW II aboard a Navy cargo ship. * Roberts shares with Doc that he is going to be submitting another transfer request. * Roberts seems to think that the cargo ship's role in the war is not as important. * The men on the cargo ship learn they can see nurses showering on a nearby island by looking through a spyglass.
Act 1, Scene 2* Dolan drops off the typed transfer request for Roberts, but Pulver takes the letter and hides it. * Doc and Roberts help Pulver create a concoction that is meant to taste like scotch. * Roberts tells Pulver what he needs to work on and what it will take for Roberts to respect him. * Doc and Roberts discuss Roberts' desire to fight on a combat ship rather than being on a cargo ship.
Act 1, Scene 3* Roberts breaks the Captain's orders...
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