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United States Merchant Marines By David Morelli
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United States Merchant Marines By David Morelli
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Mariners, Merchants And The Military Too By Phillip Jones
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Reportedly the largest Empire that has ever existed throughout human history, at its height the British Empire was reported to have ruled over some four hundred and fifty millions subjects, a quarter... More > of the world’s population at the beginning of the 20th century and controlled an estimated thirteen million square miles of territory, around 25% of the world’s total land surface. This five hundred page project, tries to take a balanced view of Britain’s vast imperial possessions, how they were acquired, how they were lost and their histories, since they gained independence. The publication attempts to take a specific look at some of the more troubling aspects of the Empires past, including those dealing with the Troubles in Ireland, the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the Indian Subcontinent, the European Scramble for Africa, as well as the numerous wars and battles that such imperial expansionism created.< Less
The Old Merchant Marine: A Chronicle of American Ships and Sailors By Ralph Delahaye Paine
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Ralph Delahaye Paine (August 28, 1871 – April 29,... More > 1925) was an American journalist and author popular in the early 20th century. Later, he held both elected and appointed government offices.Born in Lemont, Illinois, Paine was the son of Reverend Samuel Delahaye Paine. Rev. Paine was born in London and served in the British Army during the Crimean War before emigrating to America in 1856. Rev. Paine served as a lieutenant in the 2nd Maine Battery during the American Civil War and later was chaplain-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic.While his father was pastor of the Green Street Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, Florida,:115 Paine worked as a reporter for twelve dollars a week. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Delahaye_Paine< Less
The Old Merchant Marine - A Chronicle of American Ships and Sailors By Ralph D. Paine
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The story of American ships and sailors is an epic of blue water which seems singularly remote, almost unreal, to the later generations. A people with a native genius for seafaring won and held a... More > brilliant supremacy through two centuries and then forsook this heritage of theirs. The period of achievement was no more extraordinary than was its swift declension. A maritime race whose topsails flecked every ocean, whose captains courageous from father to son had fought with pike and cannonade to defend the freedom of the seas, turned inland to seek a different destiny and took no more thought for the tall ships and rich cargoes which had earned so much renown for its flag. Ralph D. Paine was an American journalist and author popular in the early 20th century. During World War I, he worked for the Committee on Public Information and the United States Department of the Navy, observing and writing about Allied naval forces.< Less
U.S. Merchant Marine Graduation 2006 By Cathy Mauro
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Newton Forster The Merchant Service By Frederick Marryat
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Captain Frederick Marryat (10 July 1792 – 9 August... More > 1848) was a British Royal Navy officer, novelist, and an acquaintance of Charles Dickens, noted today as an early pioneer of the sea story. He is now known particularly for the semi-autobiographical novel Mr Midshipman Easy and his children's novel The Children of the New Forest, and for a widely used system of maritime flag signalling, known as Marryat's Code.Marryat was born in London, the son of Joseph Marryat, a "merchant prince" and member of Parliament, and his American wife Charlotte, née von Geyer. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Marryat< Less
GUIDE TO CAREER IN SHIPPING / MARINE / CRUISE LINES By Madhav Bhole
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A career in Shipping / Marine / Cruise Lines (Merchant Navy) gives us opportunity to satisfy dream of an individual to see the world, without paying for it, while earning hefty Pay Packet + Perks.... More > Unfortunately, very few have knowledge on the subject of "What is Merchant Navy & How do anybody join it ?" This Guide is a sincere attempt to explore about careers in Shipping / Marine / Cruize ( Merchant Navy).< Less
The Seaman's Friend Containing a treatise on practical seamanship, with plates, a dictionary of sea terms, customs and usages of the merchant service By Richard Henry Dana
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Richard Henry Dana Jr. (August 1, 1815 – January 6, 1882)... More > was an American lawyer and politician from Massachusetts, a descendant of an eminent colonial family, who gained renown as the author of the American classic, the memoir Two Years Before the Mast. Both as a writer and as a lawyer, he was a champion of the downtrodden, from seamen to fugitive slaves and freedmen.Dana was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on August 1, 1815 into a family that had settled in colonial America in 1640, counting Anne Bradstreet among its ancestors. His father was the poet and critic Richard Henry Dana Sr. As a boy, Dana studied in Cambridgeport under a strict schoolmaster named Samuel Barrett, alongside fellow Cambridge native and future writer James Russell Lowell. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Henry_Dana_Jr.< Less
General Information on the United States Maritime Service By US Maritime Service
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1939 US Government information regarding the newly created US Maritime Service, who may join it and what training it offers for the Merchant Mariner.