Richards T. Miller Oral History Interview

June 30, 1997
Oral History #OH0159
Miller, Richards T.; Lennon, Donald R.
Physical description
0.005 Cubic Feet, 1 audiocasssette, 1.5 hours, 139 pages
Preferred Citation
Richards T. Miller Oral History Interview (#OH0159), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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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.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of Richards T. Miller

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Key terms
Personal Names
Miller, Richards T.
Corporate Names
Boston Naval Shipyard (Boston, Mass.)--History--20th century
New York Naval Shipyard--History
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
Yacht racing--Maryland--Annapolis