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Jorgensen, Allen
Oral history interview with Allen Jorgensen, 1997 May 16.
Family background and upbringing in western Canada, Denmark, and United States; early interest in going to sea; recollections of high school and subsequent experience in American west; work as movie extra; experience at sea during World War II; recollelctions of troop training ship Verma; established tree-care service after War, and initial encounters with Lamont Geological Observatory (LGO). Sails as second officer on Conrad, late 1960s; recollelctions of service as Conrad captain and impressions of ship operations; impressions of Lamont scientists and cultural clashes in late 1960s/early 1970s; recollections of W. Maurice Ewing and Ewing's management of Lamont ships relfections on personal styles of Lamont captains, and recollections of Henry C. Kohler and Robert D. [Sam] Gerard; recollections of deep coring operations at sea; comparisons between Vema and Conrad, and with ships operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and University of Washington; works at Wood Hole (1979-1981) experience at Latin American ports; impressions of retirement of Vema and Conrad and of administration at LGO, 1970s-1980s; recollections of involvement in search for Titanic; recollections of Conrad voyages.
Ship captain. Captain the Conrad, a research vessel of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
Ewing, W. Maurice (William Maurice), 1906-1974
Jorgensen, Allen
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Core drilling.
Geophysics
Research vessels.
Science -- History.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Ship captains. -- Interviews. lcsh
Conrad (research vessel)
Vema (Ship)
Kohler, Henry Conrad.
Doel, Ronald Edmund interviewer.
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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