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Oral history interview with H. Douglas Barker, 2003 April 3

Identifier: DCL2003.207


Barker highlights his appointment to and his experiences at the Annapolis Naval Academy. He recalls his first official Navy appointment as staff in the Naval Submarine School, and subsequent duties such as his involvement in submarine operations in the Mediterranean following the Cuban Missile Crisis and as officer-in-charge of the Holy Loch [Scotland] submarine base. Barker presents a survey of life on a submarine and what it was like to be a submariner.


  • 2003 April 3

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Biographical / Historical

A Cold War-era veteran, Douglas Barker was born in Williston, N.D. to a father who was a World War II Army veteran. He attended the Annapolis Naval Academy, and spent his military career from 1953 to 1980 in various submarine-related capacities around the world. In his last assignment he served as Associate Professor in Naval Science at Iowa State University. After retiring, he later moved to Douglas County, Colo.


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