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The United States merchant marine at war.

United States. War Shipping Administration

The United States merchant marine at war.

Report of the war shipping administrator to the President.

by United States. War Shipping Administration

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Published in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Merchant marine -- United States,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Transportation

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHE746 .A52 1946
    The Physical Object
    Pagination80 p.
    Number of Pages80
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14083681M
    LC Control Number46026280
    OCLC/WorldCa3140731

    United States merchant marine casualties of World War 2 United States merchant marine casualties of World War Two Related Work Browning, Robert M., U.S. merchant vessel war casualties of World War II. ISBN (softcover: alk. paper) (softcover: alk. paper). The rest traveled on commercial merchant vessels, such as the Maersk Missouri and Maersk Antwerp. 1 As it has in every conflict in U.S. history, the merchant marine sailed and manned the ships loaded with the beans, bombs, and black oil needed for the fight. But what if the United States had a war and the merchant marine did not come?

    User Review - Flag as inappropriate This book contains valuable information for the historian or researcher of the history of steam merchant vessels. It supplements the Lytle-Holdcamper List, which is incomplete for and does not always give offical registration numbers or signals. Unfortunately, the poor image quality negates much of it's usefullness4/5(1). The Campus USMMA Campus is located at Kings Point, NY. On the slope looking toward Long Island Sound stands a monument to the Academy's World War II casualties. Around this monument are grouped an outdoor swimming pool; a boat basin and the Yocum Waterfront Center; Gibbs Hall, with modern science and engineering laboratories; and Samuels Hall, with Humanities department classrooms, the.

    When the United States is at war, the USMM is used to carry military supplies. In World War II, nearly one out of every twenty-six American merchant mariners was killed, [1] a higher portion of men than in the Army, Navy, or even the Marines. The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA)—also known as Kings Point— marked the 75th anniversary of its founding as a federal service academy on 30 September Kings Point alumni from the classes of to came to celebrate homecoming weekend and remember the wartime sacrifices of the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II.


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The United States merchant marine at war by United States. War Shipping Administration Download PDF EPUB FB2

Bruce Felknor was a radioman in the merchant marine in World War II. I highly recommend The U.S. Merchant Marine at War, as a very readable addition to your bookshelf, and an excellent reference book that puts the Merchant Marine role in /5(4).

It describes the evolution of the U.S. merchant marine, and explains how a tragic fire aboard the passenger ship SS Morro Castle off the coast of New Jersey—in which the shameful behavior of the ship's crew caused the unnecessary deaths of many passengers—led to the passage of the Merchant Marine Act inwhich paved the way for the Academy/5(21).

Drawing on contemporary newspapers, magazines and trade publications, and Shipping Board, Department of Commerce and Coast Guard records, this book Reviews: 1.

Drawing on contemporary newspapers, magazines and trade publications, and Shipping Board, Department of Commerce and Coast Guard records, this book provides the first complete overview of the American Merchant Marine during World War I.

Detailed accounts cover the expansion of trans–Atlantic shipping, shipbuilding records –, operating companies, ship losses from enemy action, the role of the Naval Overseas Transportation Service and mariner. "This publication, originally printed in by the War Shipping Administration in Washington, D.C., has been re-printed in to leave, for posterity, a record of the United States Merchant Marine Combat Veterans of World War II.".

Throughout the book, interesting anecdotes from the veterans enliven the narrative and add to its contribution The United States merchant marine at war. book the historical record--heretofore non-existent. George J. Billy is chief librarian at the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

Book Overview The United States Merchant Marine has a tradition of being in the forefront of every American military action and has served with distinction in every conflict.

© - You may quote small portions of material on this website as long as you cite American Merchant Marine at War,as the source. You may not use more than a few paragraphs without permission. If you see substantial portions of any page from this website on the Internet or in published material please notify @ The United States Merchant Marine At War, Report of the War Shipping Administrator to the President, Washington DC, U.S.

Government Printing Office, Janu This is the "official" report which gives an overview of the casualties and accomplishments of the Merchant Marine. Focuses on the history of U.S. Merchant Marine during periods of war, extending from the Revolutionary War to the 21st century.

Also includes information on Merchant Marine veteran organizations. Overview. The United States Merchant Marine has a tradition of being in the forefront of every American military action and has served with distinction in every conflict.

New York Timesbestselling author Brian Herbert chronicles the amazing exploits of these gallant seamen, assembling a fascinating array of data from historical documents, government records, diaries, and Brand: Tom Doherty Associates.

British coastal fortifications, History of the merchant marine from the Revolutionary War through World War II, Wartime activities, including convoy duties, vessel construction, ship launchings, repair and renovation of ships for the "Victory Fleet," and manufacture of war material, Sound Recordings (General) The Merchant Marine primarily transports cargo and passengers during peacetime; in times of war, the Merchant Marine can be an auxiliary to the United States Navy, and can be called upon to deliver military personnel and materiel for the military.

Merchant Marine officers may also be commissioned as military officers by the Department of officers: 29, An official website of the United States government Here's how you graduates are vital to the effective operation of our merchant fleet for both commercial and military transport during war and peace.

and economic needs of the United States as licensed Merchant Marine Officers and commissioned officers in the Armed Forces. Learn More. United States.

War Shipping Administration. United States merchant marine at war. Washington, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: United States. War Shipping Administration. OCLC Number: Notes: On page 2 of cover: War shipping.

The book provides the first, complete overview of the American merchant marine during World War I: the rapid expansion of trans-Atlantic shipping; a record of shipbuilding betweenincluding the revival of sailing vessel construction and wood and concrete freighters; profiles of the companies that operated ships; a record of all losses at sea from enemy action; highlights of the Reviews: 1.

Awards and decorations of the United States Merchant Marine are civilian decorations of the United States which are issued to the members of the United States Merchant Marine for a variety of duties both in peace and war.

Originally authorized to be issued by the War Shipping Administration of the World War II era, these awards were later issued by the Maritime Commission and are currently. The United States merchant marine steadily declined, and in order to stimulate shipbuilding the Merchant Marine Act of created the U.S.

Maritime Commission. At the beginning of World War II in Europe, U.S. shipping, handicapped by the Neutrality Act, again declined.

American vessels were diverted to trade outside the war zones and many. Even before World War II began for the United States, the U.S. merchant marine had already experienced the deadly impact of war. As early as Novemberthe U.S. merchant ship SS CITY OF RAYVILLE sank after either being torpedoed or striking a mine off.

Under the Merchant Marine Act ofthe United States Maritime Commission was established as an independent agency to direct and control all phases of overseas shipping and shipbuilding.

It became apparent immediately when this Nation entered the war that a special agency to deal with the operational problems peculiar to war was necessary to.

In addition, our heartfelt thanks are bestowed on all the dedicated members, friends and supporters of the American Merchant Marine Veterans, Inc. who have worked so diligently, for so many years, to provide long overdue recognition for the service and sacrifice of the unsung heroes of WWII, the United States Merchant Mariner.Many books have been written about World War II and have expounded on the feats of the United States Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Army, however does anyone know about the contribution and sacrifices made by the Merchant Marine.

In a small county, M/5(). The fact that the Merchant Marine Act of remained in place long after its usefulness had ended was responsible in part for the decline of the Merchant Marine, Through World War .