Horace Twiford Oral History Interview, March 15, 2001

Oral History #OH0206

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Horace Twiford Oral History Interview
    Creator: Sugg, H. A. I.
    Twiford, Horace
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Extent: 0.005 Cubic feet, 1 audiocassette, 1 hour, no transcription,
  • Description

    He discusses sailing into the port at Okinawa without the aid of charts, using a picture to navigate. He also comments on making runs to other areas in the South Pacific during the war.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    Mr. Twiford went to sea in June of 1941 out of Norfolk, VA. Most of his career involved working on freighters and tankers. He was 3rd mate on the Essor [Exxon] tanker CAMDEN during World War II.

    Twiford professes to have been a "Maritime bum" in his younger days and gives a running commentary on his life and travels at sea. He also duscusses serving on ships sailing under the Panamanian flag; the Korean Conflict; the Vietnam War; the Bay of Pigs invasion; Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro's leadership' amd the freedom of serving on merchant ships in that one could jump ship at any port and not be found. Upon retiring from the Merchant Marine, he settled down in North Carolina.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information Acquisition Information

    Gift of Horace Twiford

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    No restrictions

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    Preferred Citation

    Horace Twiford Oral History Interview (#OH0206), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

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