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Richards T. Miller oral history interview, June 30, 1997

Date: Jun. 30 1997 | Identifier: OH0159
Captain Miller, a native of Pennsylvania who was reared in Washington, D.C., received his degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute in New York in 1940. He subsequently completed graduate study at MIT and in recent years was named an honorary member of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1941. In this interview, Captain Miller comments on his education, his commissioning as a USNR officer, and his assignment to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. He discusses working on the construction of the USS IOWA and USS MISSOURI, before being reassigned to the Annapolis Yacht Yard. He describes reviewing the design and overseeing construction for PT boats during World War II; serving on the crew of the Cache VAMARIE for Naval Academy racing; and his assignment to the Boston Navy Yard, where he was responsible for design and estimates for ship repairs. Interviewer: Donald R. Lennon. more...