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Phylipp Dilloway Oral History Interview

Identifier: CA-RG15-0029

Scope and Contents

In the interview Phyl talks about his life leading up to his Maritime career, his time spent at the New York Maritime Academy from the Summer of 1944 to his graduation in October 1946, the people he knew while he was at the Academy, his time on the training ship USMSTS American Pilot (also known as Empire State I), and the differences between today's mariners and mariners in the 1940s.


  • 2011-03-10


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproductions may be provided to users to support research and scholarship. However, collection use is subject to all copyright laws. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Rights Statement

This interview is in copyright and is subject to fair use. The signed written agreement allows SUNY Maritime College to publish the materials online.

Biographical Note

Phylipp Dilloway was born in Bronx, New York on October 29th, 1926. He enrolled at the New York Maritime Academy (now SUNY Maritime) in 1944 after he graduated High school, as a way to avoid being drafted into the Army. He graduated from the Academy in October of 1946, just after the ending of the Second World War. Dilloway would go on to pursue a short maritime career, joining the Naval reserves and partaking on a few cruises in 1946 and 1947, as well as working on a Navy ship during the Korean War. Dilloway went on to become an industrial engineerand eventually a professor at the University of Bridgeport. While he moved on to a different career, Phylipp Dilloway looks fondly on his time at the New York State Maritime Academy and his experiences as a mariner.


63.64 Megabytes : Audio Length - 1 hour, 9 minutes, and 30 seconds

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The interview was conducted by Elizabeth Berilla, a librarian that worked for the Stephen B. Luce Library, on March 10th, 2011.

Related Material at SUNY Maritime College

There is a collection of personal papers and items from Phyllip Dilloway in the collection, Phylipp Dilloway Papers (AP.0020). There are also entries for Phylipp Dilloway in the student records for the class of October 1946 (CA-RG8-0001), as well as entries in the conduct books (CA-RG8-0003).

Phylipp Dilloway Oral History Interview
Trevor Polasek
March 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen B. Luce Library Repository

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