My mother left England on this ship in March 1940 and landed in Halifax after a zig-zag course to evade U-boats. She and her siblings and mother were returning to Canada after living with relatives in England for two years. Her father had sailed ahead to make enough money to get the remainder of the family home to Canada. She said they did run into a bit of bad weather on the way home. Winter in the north Atlantic? I would think so.