Oral history interview with Henry Williams, 1963
Scope and Contents
Naval Academy; Spanish-American War; graduate course in naval architecture, Paris, 1899-1901; naval construction specialist, 1901-33: launching problems, development of plastic ship bottom paint, submarine rescue chamber; Army Industrial College, 1933; administrative officer, Bureau of Ships, and later for Secretary of Navy, World War II; Munitions Board; Maritime Commission; allocation of strategic materials, laying up surplus vessels, disposal of shipyards. Accounts of Theodore Roosevelt, Charles Edison, Frank Knox, and Admirals William Sims, Henry Taylor, Samuel Robinsn, and Emory Land.
Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1971.