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How England got its merchant marine

Henry C. Hunter

How England got its merchant marine

1066-1776

by Henry C. Hunter

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  • 39 Currently reading

Published by National Council of American Shipbuilders in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain,
  • United States,
  • Great Britain.
    • Subjects:
    • Merchant marine -- Great Britain -- History.,
    • Merchant marine -- United States -- History.,
    • Maritime law -- Great Britain.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 367-369.

      Statementby Henry C. Hunter.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHE823 .H75
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 369 p.
      Number of Pages369
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6319641M
      LC Control Number35007560
      OCLC/WorldCa1650345

      The Maritime Administration is the successor agency to the War Shipping Administration, which oversaw the shipbuilding and merchant marine operations in World War II. Mr. Oates was a wartime graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, the only one of the federal service academies to send its students into war before graduation. merchant marine is large enough to allow for historians to study its experience in both the European and Asia-Pacific theaters. The sheer amount of tonnage moved and the dangers faced by the merchant marine makes the story worth telling. While this paper will examine the role of the U.S. Merchant Marine and its war in the.

      A merchant is a person who trades in commodities produced by other people. Historically, a merchant is anyone who is involved in business or trade. Merchants have operated for as long as industry, commerce, and trade have existed. In 16th-century Europe, two different terms for merchants emerged: meerseniers referred to local traders (such as bakers and grocers) and koopman (Dutch: koopman. In all, about 2, Merchant Marine ships were involved in the first wave of the invasion. Throughout until the end of the war in May , the Merchant Marines continued to transport million troops, 17 million tons of munitions and supplies and half a million trucks and tanks from England .

      After the war the Union made demand on Great Britain for the damage done to its merchant marine by British built commerce raiders. The original claim in of 2 billion dollars was ultimately reduced through arbitration to million dollars in , and finally paid in The merchant marine is collectively those commercial, non-naval ships that carry cargo or passengers or provide maritime services, and the civilian crewmen and officers who sail those ships. During World War II the ships and men of the United States merchant marine transported across the oceans of the world the vast quantities of war materiel.


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