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William M. Nicholson Oral History Interview, February 8, 1999

(Oral History #OH0177)

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Title: William M. Nicholson Oral History Interview
Creators: Lennon, Donald R.
Nicholson, William M.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.0050 Cubic feet, 1 audiocassette, 1.5 hours, 39 pages .

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General note

1930s-1970s

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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

William M. Nicholson Oral History Interview (#OH0177), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of William M. Nicholson

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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Captain Nicholson was a naval engineer, who was deeply involved in ship design, hydrofoil development, and submarine projects. He discusses his status as a member of the 23 Club of the USNA Class of 1941, postgraduate school, duty with the Bureau of Ships, and analysis of war damage as a factor in ship design. He comments on duty at Mare Island and MIT, assignments to the USS OREGON CITY, the USS PHILIPPINE CITY, and the Boston Shipyard. He relates mine sweeping experiences, the development of free-flooding, swimmer-propelled submarines, hydrofoil development, experiences as a professor of Naval Construction at MIT, and deep submergence systems.

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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