Allan A. "Al" Rynberg, interviewed by Morgiana Halley
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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.
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NA4300 Al Rynberg, interviewed by Morgiana Halley, January 22, 1990, in the Chief Engineer quarters aboard the S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA. Topics include: experience on convoys; being under attack in the South Pacific; recreation aboard ship; ethnic relations aboard ship; crossing the Equator ceremonies; initiation of Greenhorns and "Fool's errands"; Mitsubishi bombers; rough weather; and lifeboat drills. Audiofile: c758, 1 hr. Interview summary. Text: 1 pp.
- Initiation rites Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Merchant mariners -- United States -- Interviews Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Naval convoys Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- SS George Clement Perkins. (Liberty ship)
- SS George D. Prentice. (Liberty ship)
- SS Jeremiah O'Brien. (Liberty Ship)
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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