SS HAGOOD Collection, 1922-1942, undated

Manuscript Collection #1034

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: SS HAGOOD Collection
    Creator: SS HAGOOD -- Pictorial works
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Album (1922, 1939, 1942, undated) of photographic prints taken by an unidentified seaman, aboard the American armed merchant vessel SS HAGOOD, mostly during its voyages across the North Atlantic and North Sea to Great Britain during the period of October – December 1942 during World War II.
    Extent: 0.002 Cubic feet, 27 items , consisting of photographic prints on album pages
  • Description
     

    The SS HAGOOD Collection consists of 29 black and white photographic prints attached to 14 photograph album pages (7 sheets) by corners. The photographer has provided brief captions for most of the photographs on the adjacent album pages. The photographs document the voyages of the armed American merchant vessel SS HAGOOD intermittently from 1919 to 1942 as it travelled to and from Germany and to Great Britain; however, all but two of the photographs relate to the period October - December 1942. The photographs document the conditions, especially the dangers, facing merchant seamen in the war zones during World War II, including bomb damage, dive bomb attacks, submarines, and "heavy" weather. Also documented are views of the HMS VALOROUS sailing in convoy; an unidentified Polish destroyer; bomb damaged London docks; Loch Ewe, Scotland; and the White Cliffs of Dover. The other two photographs are of the destroyer USS REID (DD 292) passing through the Kiel Canal, Germany, in 1922, and an unidentified U.S. destroyer passing the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, in 1939.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    The SS HAGOOD Collection documents the history of an armed American merchant vessel, of 6,866 tons, built in 1919 at the Sparrow Point, Maryland, shipyard, by the Bethlehem S. B. Corporation, and fitted as a bulk oil tanker. During the early years of World War II, in 1939-1942, the Hagood made several voyages across the Atlantic Ocean and North Sea to deliver oil to Great Britain. It was during one of these voyages, in October - December 1942 that a seaman aboard the Hagood took most of the amateur photographs contained in this collection. The Hagood apparently survived World War II and into 1946.

    Source:

    Lloyd's Registers. Steamers & Motor Ships, 1944-1945.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information Acquisition Information

    Gift of Judith Todman, Manager, Queens Borough Public Library, Long Island Division, New York, NY

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    SS Hagood Collection (#1034), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Lindsay Flood, April 1, 2008; Preliminary inventory by Thomas Hall (intern), Processing completed by Jonathan Dembo on 6/26/2019.

Container List

  • Box 1
     
    • Folder a
       
      Polish Destroyer N. Sea (8 November 1942); Verso: "Polish Destroyer -91 N. Sea Nov. 9, 1942." (item 1)
      H.M.S. VALOROUS Serenading SS HAGOOD, First American Ship in London Since 1939 (10 November 1942); Verso: "-91 H.M.S. VALOROUS Serenading SS HAGOOD, First American Ship in London Since Aug. 1939. Nov. 10, 1942." (item 2)
      U.S. Destroyer Chasing Sub N. Sea "Port Beam" (8 November 1942); Verso: "U.S. Destroyer ? [unidentified] -91 N. Sea. Nov. 8, 1942." (item 3)
      U.S. Destroyer Chasing Sub N. Sea (8 November 1942); Verso: "-91 Bomb on Stern SS HAGOOD N. Sea. Nov. 8, 1942" (item 4)
      Dirty Weather (December 1942); Verso: "-91 N. Atlantic Dec. 1942" (item 5)
      Dirty Weather (December 1942); Verso: "-91 N. Atlantic Dec. 1942" (item 6)
      Dirty Weather SS HAGOOD N. Atlantic (December 1942); Verso: "N. Atlantic -91 Dec. 1942." (item 7)
      Dirty Weather SS HAGOOD N. Atlantic (December 1942); Verso: "N. Atlantic -91 Dec. 1942." (item 8)
      Dirty Weather SS HAGOOD N. Atlantic (December 1942); Verso: "N. Atlantic -91 Dec. 1942." (item 9)
      Dirty Weather SS HAGOOD N. Atlantic (December 1942); Verso: "N. Atlantic -91 Dec. 1942." (item 10)
      North Atlantic SS HAGOOD (December 1942); Verso: "N. Atlantic -91 Dec. 1942." (item 11)
      North Atlantic SS HAGOOD (December 1942) Verso: "Heavy Weather N. Atlantic -91 Dec. 6/21 1942." (item 12)
      Loch Ewe, Scotland (1 December 1942) SS HAGOOD; Verso: "Loch Ewe, Scotland Dec. 1, 1942. 06" (item 13)
      Loch Ewe, Scotland (1 December 1942) SS HAGOOD; Verso: "Loch Ewe, Scotland Dec. 1, 1942 T6-." (item 14)
      Bombed Out Dock London [Tilbury] United Kingdom (11 November 1942); Verso: "Tilbury, Eng. Bombed-out Dock T6-." (item 15)
      Bombed Out Dock London [Tilbury] United Kingdom (11 November 1942); Verso: "Bombed-out Dock -91 Tilbury, Eng." (item 16)
      U.S.S. ? [Unidentified ship approaching Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor] (1939); Verso: Blank (item 17)
      Unidentified ship (1939) Verso: Blank (item 18)
      Unidentified ship (1939). Verso: Blank (item 19)
      [White Cliffs of Dover with Flock of Seagulls] (1942); Verso: Blank (item 20)
      65?N - 10?W 11 P.M. (26 October 1942); Verso: "65?N 10?W -91-Oct. 26, 1942. Taken by Aurora Northern Lights 11 P.M." (item 21)
      N.E. of Iceland (October 1942) Verso: "X.P. -91 Sub to Port N.E. [Signal Flags] of Iceland Oct. 1942 (item 22)
      Bombing Attack North Sea (8 November 1942) Verso: "North Sea Nov. 8, 1942 -91 Dive Bomber Attack." (item 23)
      SS HAGOOD (8 November 1942); Verso: "-91 Bomb on Starboard Bow. SS HAGOOD N. Sea Nov. 8, 1942." (item 24)
      Sub Submerging, North Atlantic (1 November 1942); Verso: "Sub Submerging N. Atlantic -91 Nov. 1,1942." (item 25)
      Description: Lifeboat, North Atlantic (undated) Verso: "-91." (item 26)
      S.S. HAGOOD: upper deck equipment, mast, and flags (1942) Verso: "-91." (item 27)
      SS HAGOOD Repairing Engine at Sea (December 1942); Verso: "-91 Repairing Engine SS HAGOOD Dec. 1942 N. Atlantic." (item 28)
      U.S.S. Reid in Kiel Canal, Germany (1922); Verso: "601 U.S.S. Reid [DD-292]in Keil [sic] Canal, Germany 1922." (item 29)

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Container List

  • Box 1
     
    • Folder a
       
      Polish Destroyer N. Sea (8 November 1942); Verso: "Polish Destroyer -91 N. Sea Nov. 9, 1942." (item 1)
      H.M.S. VALOROUS Serenading SS HAGOOD, First American Ship in London Since 1939 (10 November 1942); Verso: "-91 H.M.S. VALOROUS Serenading SS HAGOOD, First American Ship in London Since Aug. 1939. Nov. 10, 1942." (item 2)
      U.S. Destroyer Chasing Sub N. Sea "Port Beam" (8 November 1942); Verso: "U.S. Destroyer ? [unidentified] -91 N. Sea. Nov. 8, 1942." (item 3)
      U.S. Destroyer Chasing Sub N. Sea (8 November 1942); Verso: "-91 Bomb on Stern SS HAGOOD N. Sea. Nov. 8, 1942" (item 4)
      Dirty Weather (December 1942); Verso: "-91 N. Atlantic Dec. 1942" (item 5)
      Dirty Weather (December 1942); Verso: "-91 N. Atlantic Dec. 1942" (item 6)
      Dirty Weather SS HAGOOD N. Atlantic (December 1942); Verso: "N. Atlantic -91 Dec. 1942." (item 7)
      Dirty Weather SS HAGOOD N. Atlantic (December 1942); Verso: "N. Atlantic -91 Dec. 1942." (item 8)
      Dirty Weather SS HAGOOD N. Atlantic (December 1942); Verso: "N. Atlantic -91 Dec. 1942." (item 9)
      Dirty Weather SS HAGOOD N. Atlantic (December 1942); Verso: "N. Atlantic -91 Dec. 1942." (item 10)
      North Atlantic SS HAGOOD (December 1942); Verso: "N. Atlantic -91 Dec. 1942." (item 11)
      North Atlantic SS HAGOOD (December 1942) Verso: "Heavy Weather N. Atlantic -91 Dec. 6/21 1942." (item 12)
      Loch Ewe, Scotland (1 December 1942) SS HAGOOD; Verso: "Loch Ewe, Scotland Dec. 1, 1942. 06" (item 13)
      Loch Ewe, Scotland (1 December 1942) SS HAGOOD; Verso: "Loch Ewe, Scotland Dec. 1, 1942 T6-." (item 14)
      Bombed Out Dock London [Tilbury] United Kingdom (11 November 1942); Verso: "Tilbury, Eng. Bombed-out Dock T6-." (item 15)
      Bombed Out Dock London [Tilbury] United Kingdom (11 November 1942); Verso: "Bombed-out Dock -91 Tilbury, Eng." (item 16)
      U.S.S. ? [Unidentified ship approaching Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor] (1939); Verso: Blank (item 17)
      Unidentified ship (1939) Verso: Blank (item 18)
      Unidentified ship (1939). Verso: Blank (item 19)
      [White Cliffs of Dover with Flock of Seagulls] (1942); Verso: Blank (item 20)
      65?N - 10?W 11 P.M. (26 October 1942); Verso: "65?N 10?W -91-Oct. 26, 1942. Taken by Aurora Northern Lights 11 P.M." (item 21)
      N.E. of Iceland (October 1942) Verso: "X.P. -91 Sub to Port N.E. [Signal Flags] of Iceland Oct. 1942 (item 22)
      Bombing Attack North Sea (8 November 1942) Verso: "North Sea Nov. 8, 1942 -91 Dive Bomber Attack." (item 23)
      SS HAGOOD (8 November 1942); Verso: "-91 Bomb on Starboard Bow. SS HAGOOD N. Sea Nov. 8, 1942." (item 24)
      Sub Submerging, North Atlantic (1 November 1942); Verso: "Sub Submerging N. Atlantic -91 Nov. 1,1942." (item 25)
      Description: Lifeboat, North Atlantic (undated) Verso: "-91." (item 26)
      S.S. HAGOOD: upper deck equipment, mast, and flags (1942) Verso: "-91." (item 27)
      SS HAGOOD Repairing Engine at Sea (December 1942); Verso: "-91 Repairing Engine SS HAGOOD Dec. 1942 N. Atlantic." (item 28)
      U.S.S. Reid in Kiel Canal, Germany (1922); Verso: "601 U.S.S. Reid [DD-292]in Keil [sic] Canal, Germany 1922." (item 29)


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