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David H. Grover, interviewed by Morgiana Halley


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Two series by Morgiana P. Halley, one dealing with marine disasters in Newfoundland folk balladry and the other with marine convoys of World War II.


  • Creation: 1989-1990

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From the Collection: 2 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


NA4297 David H. Grover, interviewed by Morgiana Halley, January 17, 1990, Napa, CA. Grover served as a deck cadet for nine months, 1943-1944. Topics include: convoys and bad weather; ship-to-ship signal methods; witnessing wartime England; visiting various ports; superstitions; shakedown cruise out of Houston; initiation of Greenhorns and "Fool's errands" involving left-handed monkey wrench and golden rivet; social relationships aboard ship; race relations aboard ship; liquor and fighting; recreation aboard ship; and sensory experiences following a long ocean voyage. Audiofile: c755, 1 hr. Interview summary. Text: 4 pp.

Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States