Oral history interview with Allen Jorgensen 1997

Oral history interview with Allen Jorgensen 1997

 

 

Name:
Jorgensen, Allen (Interviewee); Doel, Ronald (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Allen Jorgensen 1997
Abstract:
Childhood: born Calgary, Canada; family’s return to Jutland, Denmark, 1920-1930; Troy, New York: Danish community 1930-1932; high school: Jersey City, New Jersey, 1933-1937; undergraduate education: Uppsala College, East Orange, New Jersey; travels through American West, 1937-1939: work as movie extra, riding freight trains; WW II: Merchant Marines service: troop training-ship Vema, 1941; coxswain training-ship Empire State, 1941; Murmansk, Russia; seaman to chief mate, 1941-1945; marriage 1945; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory [LDEO] experiences: chief mate LDEO research vessel Conrad, 1967-1969; promotion to Conrad captain, 1969; sailing Southern Hemisphere; ship operations’ costs; Antarctic expeditions; relations between ship crew and LDEO scientists; democratic captaining style versus 19th century captaining style on LDEO’s research vessels; impressions of chief scientists, comparisons between LDEO and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute [Woods Hole] and University of Washington research vessels; Woods Hole ship captain, 1979-1981; Latin American ports; Conrad retirement; losing radio contact in Pacific; Titantic search; Conrad’s layout.
Collection Name:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection
Subjects:
Research vessels; Jorgensen, Allen; Columbia University; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Vema (Ship)
Format:
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
1997
Note (Biographical):
Ship captain.
Note:
Interviewed by Ronald Doel on May 16, 1997.
Note (Provenance):
Allen Jorgensen, Gift 1997
Language:
English
Library Location:
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record:
13572992
Digital Project:
Time Based Media
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-1d1d-4s75