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Nick Christodoulou Jr. Collection

Identifier: CSWS-0180

  • Staff Only

This collection contains Christodolou’s memoir, "Saga of the Submarine Scabbardfish" (1985). This memoir includes stories, photographs, comics, poems, sheet music, anecdotes, blueprints, histories, and operations of the submarine and her crew. It also includes a guide entitled “A Brief History of the Written Word Trilogy,” (2007) which provides summaries of multiple literary works by Christodoulou. These works include images, descriptions of Christodoulou’s childhood and experiences, a chronology of major events occurring during his lifetime, and obituaries for his dogs. A compact disc containing the full text of these three publications is also included. Also included are four copies of his newsletter, “U.S. Submarine Veterans WWII Patrol Report.”


  • 1985-2007


The material in this collection is in English.

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0.1 Linear Feet (2 folders)


This collection contains the publications of World War II veteran Nick Christodoulou Jr., including his memoir.

Biographical/Historical Note

Nicholas “Nick” Christodoulou Jr. was born in 1925 in West Virginia. He enlisted with U.S. Navy in 1943 following his high school graduation. He served as a submariner aboard the USS Scabbardfish in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.


This collection consists of two folders.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as part of MS.1298, MS.3380, and MS.1427.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated through the University of Tennessee’s Center for the Study of War and Society.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA