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Oral history interview with Henry Williams, 1963

Creator: Williams, Henry, 1877-1973
Project: Naval history project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 251 pages
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Naval officer.

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.

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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1971.

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