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U.S. Merchant Marine Graduation 2006 By Cathy Mauro
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WWII Axis Submarine Manual By U.S. Naval Intelligence
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Originally created in 1942 for members of the merchant marine and anti-submarine elements such as the Civil Air Patrol, this Axis Submarine Manual shows the principal types of Axis submarines... More > employed during WWII. In addition to U-boats and Japanese and Italian subs, it also includes silhouettes and descriptions of the boats of the Vichy French. The book includes illustrations and detailed text concerning the operation of submarines, their attack strategies, and information about convoy anti-submarine procedures.< Less
The Ship’s Medicine Chest and Medical Aid at Sea By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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The need for medical care has been a constant since the day the first merchant ship sailed centuries ago. Concern for the health of merchant mariners has, from the beginning, been a part of our... More > nation’s history. In the 1700’s, legislation mandated that a Medicine Chest be carried on each American Flag vessel of more than 150 tons, provided it had a crew of ten or more. By 1798, a loose network of marine hospitals, mainly in port cities, was established by Congress to care for sick and disabled American merchant seamen. Called the Marine Hospital Service, later the Public Health and Marine Hospital Service, and finally the Public Health Service, these federal entities continued to provide healthcare to merchant seamen until 1981. The Ship’s Medicine Chest and Medical Aid at Sea has been a part of much of this maritime history. This edition has evolved through many previous editions. The Public Health Service published the first Medicine Chest in 1881 under the title, Handbook for the Ship’s Medicine Chest.< Less
The Betrayal of the Scorpion and Poet By Wayne Madsen
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This book delves into the Cold War mysteries surrounding the fates of two ships: the USS Scorpion, a nuclear-powered submarine that sank in 1968, and the SS Poet, a U.S.-flagged Merchant Marine... More > vessel that sank in 1980. You will be shocked at the depths of the cover-ups involving the two maritime incidents.< Less
They Had To Go Out By John Galluzzo
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They Had To Go Out… represents an unprecedented gathering of talented historians working in the field of Coast Guard history from the pages of Wreck & Rescue Journal, including works by... More > Dennis L. Noble, Frederick Stonehouse, Ralph Shanks, Maurice Gibbs and John Galluzzo. These stories, while representative of the service as a whole, reaching from Massachusetts to Michigan to Washington, cover but a small portion of the true-to-life stories of bravado and selflessness of the men of the U.S. Life-Saving Service, shedding light on perhaps the most exciting aspect of America’s maritime history.< Less
Du Crow's Nest par Pascal Fuselier By Lisa McCauley
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"Du Crow's Nest par Pascal Fuselier" (From the Crow's Nest by Pascal Fuselier) was how this writer began his weekly newspaper column in the little Cajun town of Mamou, Louisiana. Starting... More > in 1971, Pascal wrote hundreds of articles; he offered 30 years of political commentary, current events, Cajun French language instruction, old war and sea stories from his time in the US Navy during World War 2 and the US Merchant Marines, and plenty of historical and cultural anecdotes from French Louisiana. Editor Lisa McCauley offers Pascal’s most pointed, entertaining, and remarkable writings for the first time as a collection – gathered from Mamou residents’ attics, garages, and scrapbooks. Although Pascal has passed on, it is the editor’s hope that his stories will always - forever - remain with us.< Less
Lost in the Greenland Gap By B. L. Smith
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Lost in the Greenland Gap is a day-by-day account of the crossing by Convoy SC-32 during World War II at the height of the Battle of the Atlantic. Under unrelenting assault by hurricane force winds... More > and German U-boats, the complete disintegration of the convoy threatened. Welcome aboard...< Less
First Sailing of the S.S. Smith Thompson By Steve Miller
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The S.S. Smith Thompson was a World War II armed cargo ship built on an emergency basis by the U.S. War Shipping Administration. The Smith Thompson was one of those “ordinary” Liberty... More > ships that did her job during extraordinary times. This book chronicles one man’s version of a typical voyage aboard a WWII Liberty ship. The man at the center of the story is Albert F. Miller. The story is told by Al’s grandson, Steve Miller. Merchant seamen in World War II suffered more deaths per capita than any branch of the U.S. military. In fact, the War Shipping Administration deliberately refused to reveal the casualty figures during the war in order to avoid creating a shortage of volunteers. I hope the reader will come to understand what it was like to serve aboard an armed merchant vessel. They served quietly, without distinction, and felt no particular grandeur; they thought they were “just doing their job.” 22 photos and illustrations.< Less
Unexpected Odyssey: Danzig to Tennessee By Klaus V. Luehning
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A memoir of a life beginning 5 months after the onset of WW ll, escaping the Russian invasion, living out the war in Frankfurt and immigrating to America. Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, being a... More > pizza maker and then eventually graduating from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy as a ship’s engineer. The years at sea evolved in teaching Marine Engineering at Texas A&M University as an Associate Professor, as the first professor hired and helped start the Texas Maritime Academy. Upon completion of the first training cruise of Texas Maritime Academy, and a graduate degree, then went on to being a sales engineering executive, then back to graduate school for a doctorate, and an intervening career as an Executive Chef for 16 years. The story concludes with reuniting with an old friend and moving to Tennessee to become a Senior Clinical substance abuse Counselor and anchoring in retirement.< Less
Afloat and Ashore: A Sea Tale By James Fenimore Cooper
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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: James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 – September 15,... More > 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century.His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. He lived most of his life in Cooperstown, New York, which was founded by his father William on property that he owned. Cooper was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church and, in his later years, contributed generously to it. He attended Yale University for three years, where he was a member of the Linonian Society, but was expelled for misbehavior.Before embarking on his career as a writer, he served in the U.S. Navy as a Midshipman, which greatly influenced many of his novels and other writings. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Fenimore_Cooper< Less