Walter Seedlock Oral History Interview

June 7, 1991
Oral History #OH0133
Seedlock, Walter F., 1918-2002; Lennon, Donald R.
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0.005 Cubic Feet, 1 audiotape, 45 min, 15 pages
Preferred Citation
Walter Seedlock Oral History Interview (#OH0133), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Captain Seedlock comments on his background in Ohio and his education at the U.S. Naval Academy prior to assignment to the USS SHAW during the spring of 1941. He describes duty aboard the SHAW prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, details of the attack as he observed them, and the situation aboard the SHAW during and after its explosion. Other commentary pertains to his subsequent work in submarine design, particularly that of torpedo, and missile systems development.

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Gift of Walter Seedlock

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Key terms
Personal Names
Seedlock, Walter F., 1918-2002
Corporate Names
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
United States. Navy--Submarine forces
Marine engineers
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941