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

Oral History #OH0177

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: William M. Nicholson Oral History Interview
    Creator: Lennon, Donald R.
    Nicholson, William M.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Extent: 0.005 Cubic feet, 1 audiocassette, 1.5 hours, 39 pages ,
  • Description

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

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