John Pottinger, 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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From the Collection: English
NA4302 John Pottinger, interviewed by Morgiana Halley, January 21, 1990, aboard the S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA. Topics include: experience on convoys; no one liked traveling in convoys--safer but more difficult; losses in East coast convoys; story of a torpedoed ship; story of employee of marine insurance company sending cargo manifests to Germany; humorous stories; recreation aboard ship; crossing the Equator ceremonies; initiation of Greenhorns and "Fool's errands" for the "key to the keelson," "bubbliator valve for the strudifier;" "hard luck ships;" and race relations aboard ship. Audiofile: c760, 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
- SS Hans Heg. (Liberty ship)
- SS Jeremiah O'Brien. (Liberty Ship)
- SS Malolo. (Ocean liner)
- Torpedoes Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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