William Kransnosky, interviewed by Morgiana Halley
Scope and Contents
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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NA4301 William Krasnosky, interviewed by Morgiana Halley, January 21, 1990, aboard the S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA. Topics include: the Murmansk Run; anecdotes about humorous shipboard newspaper with far-fetched stories, divorce by 'pigeon post,' men wearing beards because the Navy couldn't afford mops; breaking down 2 days out from Scotland; being attacked off Norway; initiation of Greenhorns and "Fool's errands"; and superstition. Audiofile: c759, 1 hr. Interview summary. Text: 2 pp.
- Initiation rites Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Liberty ships -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Merchant mariners -- United States -- Interviews Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Murmansk (Russia) -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- SS Jeremiah O'Brien. (Liberty Ship)
- SS R. Ney McNeely. (Liberty ship)
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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