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American Merchant Marine at War - Revolution to World War II to today
American Merchant Marine in World War 2
Frequently Asked Questions about the Merchant Marine
Merchant Marine Records and Contact Information
Sources for photographs of U.S. Merchant Ships
Merchant Marine Jobs
Shipmate Search
Belated Thank You to WW2 Mariners
Mysterious Loss of SS Crusader
Duplicate items available
Captain George Duffy's POW Page
Privateers or Merchant Mariners help win the Revolutionary War
American Prisoners of the Revolution Names of 8000 Men Aboard the Old Jersey Prison ship
American Merchant Marine and Privateers in War of 1812
American Merchant Marine in Mexican-American War
Merchant Marine in the Civil War
American Merchant Marine in Spanish-American War
Merchant Marine in World War I
American Merchant Marine Ships Participating in Korean War
Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) Ships in the Korean War
U.S. Merchant Marine in Vietnam
Gulf War 1990-91
Ready Reserve Force (RRF)
American Merchant Marine Casualties
Merchant Marine POWs of WWII
World War II Mariners Buried or Memorialized in National Cemeteries Overseas
U.S. Naval Armed Guard Casualties During World War II
Ships and Men of the Army Transport Service (ATS) by Charles Dana Gibson
Army Sailors train at U. S. Maritime Service St. Petersburg for Army Transportation Corps
One Hundred Years in the Making: The Birth of Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS)
Merchant Marine Emblem, Medals and Ribbons
Merchant Marine Heroes - Citations for Distinguished Service Medal during World War II
Merchant Marine Heroes: Text of Meritorious Service Medals Awarded during WWII
Army and Navy Medals Awarded to Mariners During World War II
BATTLIN' PETE Walt Disney Merchant Marine Emblem
United States Maritime Service Insignia of Rank and Distinctive Devices and Uniforms
Merchant Marine Seals
Merchant Marine Posters during World Wars
MSCPAC-MSTS-ATS REUNION
Annual Merchant Marine Veterans Reuniont
Brochure for Vaco Rubber Lifesaving Suit
Capacity of One Liberty Ship
Duties of Seamen in Ship's Engine Department
Duties of Seamen in Ship Deck Department
Duties of Ship Steward's Department
African-Americans in the U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Maritime Service during World War II
American Women Mariners in World War II
American Merchant Marine Prisoners of War during World War II
Past Features from American Merchant Marine at War website
History of the U.S. Merchant Marine Cadet Corps
U.S. Maritime Service: the Forgotten Service
U.S. Maritime Service and Merchant Marine Gunnery Training
United States Maritime Service: Excerpts From Sheepshead Bay Heaving Line Newsletters
Hospital Corpsmen: U.S. Maritime Service trains Pursers for combination medical-paper work on ships
U.S. Maritime Service Enrolling Office Answer Men
U.S. Maritime Service Enrolling Offices 1944
U.S. Maritime Service to Accept 16 Year Olds for Training
U.S. Flag Ships including U.S. Maritime Commission ships
U.S. Merchant Ships Sunk or Damaged in World War II
World War II Liberty Ships listed by Shipyard
Shipyards and Suppliers for U. S. Maritime Commission During World War II
Stories of U.S. Merchant Ships in World War II
Lifeboat Regulations during WWII
Ship Slop chest during World War II
Standard List Of Medical Supplies Issued to U.S. Merchant Ships During World War II
Merchant Marine Books, Videos, and CDs
Merchant Marine Book Reviews
Captain Arthur Moore's Book - A Careless Word... A Needless Sinking...
Quotes about American Merchant Marine from Presidents, Military and National Leaders
President Franklin D. Roosevelt Speeches and Statements
Bruce Felknor's American Merchant Marine Historians Page
American Merchant Mariners' Struggle for Veteran Status
Merchant Seamen's War Service Acts of 1945 and 1947
American Merchant Marine Veterans
U. S. Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II
Tales of Hoffman Island Radio Association
Gulfstream Chapter American Merchant Marine Veterans (AMMV)
Dennis Roland Chapter American Merchant Marine Veterans
Edwin J. O'Hara Chapter American Merchant Marine Veterans
MO Valley Mariners AMMV Chapter
High-Rollers American Merchant Marine Veterans Chapter of Southern Nevada
Merchant Marine Act of 1936
Memorial Service for a Mariner in Two Versions
Poetry About Merchant Mariners
Maritime Terms and Definitions
American Merchant Marine and Veteran Organizations
Maritime Links
Heave Ho My Lads - Official Song of The U.S. Maritime Service and Song of the Merchant Marine
World War II Press Releases and Regulations
Information Sheet Handout re WWII Merchant Marine
Battle of the Atlantic Statistics
Close to Home - Georgians Identify Mariners Killed in 1942 Torpedoing of SS Oklahoma
American Merchant Marine Ships on the Murmansk Run
SS Black Point - Last American U-boat Victim of World War II
U.S. Merchant Ships Participating in Pacific Theater Combat Operations and Engagements Earning Battle Stars
American Merchant Marine on D-Day at Normandy
Merchant Marine: We Deliver the Goods
Troops and Cargo Transported During World War II under U.S. Army Control
Official World War II Notice to all Merchant Marine Personnel regarding Diaries
American Merchant Marine Men and Ships in World War II
American Merchant Marine at War - Revolution to World War II to today
http://www.usmm.org/infomm.pdf
Gallant Ships of WW II Merchant Marine
SOS Morse Code signal for distress at sea replaced
Form DD2168
Belated Thank You to the Merchant Mariners of World War II Act of 2007
Justice and Equity for WWII Mariners
http://www.usmm.org/hr23info.pdf
Current Cosponsors H.R. 23
Why World War II Mariners Deserve Proposed Benefit
S663 Belated Thank You to the Merchant Mariners of World War II
Cong. Bob Filner speech H.R. 23 Justice Equity for Merchant Marine
Salary Comparison U.S. Navy vs American Merchant Marine during World War II
Rumors, Lies and Innuendos about the Merchant Marine in World War II
Acquisition of Domestic or Foreign Merchant Vessels
U.S. Maritime Commission Appeal to Danish Seamen to Remain Aboard their Requisitioned Vessels
Foreign Passenger and Cargo Ships Taken Over by U.S Maritime Commission during World War II
Merchant Mariners at Milag Nord Prisoner of War Camp in Germany World War II
Dreadful Saga of the MV American Leader
Captain George Duffy's POW Page: Pearl Harbor Bombing and the Truth
Ultimate Losers: Merchant Seamen POWs, Captain George Duffy's POW Page
Captain George Duffy contacted by POW family members throughout the world
"Fateful Enmity" Turns Into Sincere Friendship by Captain George Duffy merchant marine POW of WWII
Life and Death on the Death Railway Through the Jungle of Sumatra by American prisoner of war George Duffy
Tracking the Hunters, the Hunted - POW George Duffy comments on Clay Blair's books on submarine warfare
It Gave Him Life - It Took It, Too by George Duffy
Honoring Those Who Listened - Capt. George Duffy's POW Page
Of Stars and Planets - and a Lost Father, story of Philip P. McKeever
Merchant Marine POW's and MIA's by Captain George Duffy
Paul Buck, A Heroic Captain None Remember
Memorial to martyred mariners rededicated
A Privateersman's Letters Home from Prison - War of 1812 - Bruce Felknor's Historian's Page
Memorial Ceremonies At The Statue Of Liberty, 1922
World War I Merchant Marine Training
Merchant Marine Training Program 1918
World War I Merchant Marine Posters Train for the sea
Hog Islanders
U.S. Merchant Ships, Sailing Vessels, and Fishing Craft lost, captured, or damaged during World War I
Military Sea Transportation Service and Merchant Ships Participating in Inchon, Korea Invasion
Military Sea Transportation Service and Merchant Ships Participating in Hungnam, Korea Redeployment
Capture and Release of SS Mayaguez by Kmer Rouge forces in May 1975
Remembering Vietnam's Forgotten Seamen - Baton Rouge Victory
Badger State rocked by Blasts en route to Vietnam
Chartered Ships used in 1991 Gulf War
Ready Reserve Fleet Ships used in Persian Gulf War
Most Dangerous Position Aboard Ship
Residence of Merchant Marine Casualties
SS President Harrison Master's Report
Stanvac Calcutta: the Gallant Ship that Fought a German Raider
Government Regulation for merchant marine Prisoners of War during world War 2
Merchant Mariners Buried or Commemorated in European Theater National Cemeteries
Merchant Mariners Buried or Commemorated in Pacific Theater National Cemeteries
Comparison of U.S. Army and U.S Navy Vessels in World War II
U.S. Maritime Service Training Station, St. Petersburg, Florida
Laws establishing Merchant Marine Medals
Bruno Baretich, Hero of Sea Fire, Honored by War Shipping Administration
Cadet-Midshipman Francis Dales Gets Tanker to Malta Under Blazing Attacks during WW2
World War II Posters: Buy bonds, Importance of the Merchant Marine, Rules at Sea
Cadet-Midshipman William M. Thomas Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal
Regulation establishing Bronze Star Medal
Posters: Shipbuilding during World War I
World War I Posters: Buy bonds - importance of merchant marine
World War II Posters: Train or return to sea
World War II Posters Keep Secrets
Posters: Build Merchant Ships during World War II
World War II Posters: Buy bonds, Importance of the Merchant Marine, Rules at Sea
Torpedoed in the Arctic
Liberty Ship Crew
Fur Vest Project for Seamen during World War II
Ten minutes to abandon ship! SS Washington Meets U-Boat.
Maritime Commission Representative in Honolulu for Dec. 7-15, 1941
Gallant Liberty Ship SS Stephen Hopkins
Displaced Person Transportation post World War II
American Merchant Marine Ships Rescue Army Air Corps and Navy Air Crews
SS Seatrain Texas Carries Sherman Tanks for Battle of El Alamein during World War II
Merchant Marine Stamp of 1946, Steamship Stamp of 1944 and First Day Covers
Torpedoed Four Times during World War II: Jay G. Lopez, Merchant Marine Radio Operator
D-Day 1944 and Why They Owe Me a Trip on the Queen Mary by Richard R. Powers
Sinking of the American Merchant Ship SS Lehigh in October 1941
Operation Pedestal and SS Ohio save Malta
Tugs at Normandy Harbor Harbor on D-Day June 6, 1944
Port Chicago Disaster
SS Red Oak Victory Comes Home
SS Robert E. Peary Liberty Ship Built in 4 Days 15 Hours 29 Minutes
History and Photos of Merchant Marine Cadet Corps Life in the 1940's
Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal Awarded to U.S. Merchant Marine Cadets
U.S. Merchant Marine Cadets Killed During World War II and Cadet Corps Battle Standard
Statement by Admiral Emory Scott Land on Sixth Anniversary of Merchant Marine Cadet Corps
Tribute by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on Seventh Anniversary of Merchant Marine Cadet Corps
Surrendered Sword of Vice Admiral Ugaki Awarded to Kings Point Academy
U. S. Merchant Marine Cadet Corps Report 1945
War Shipping Administrator Report re U.S. Merchant Marine Cadet Corps 1946
Port Hueneme U.S. Maritime Service Training Station
Sheepshead Bay Maritime Training Center
History of Fort Trumbull U.S. Maritime Service Officer Candidate School
U. S. Maritime Service Officer Training School Alameda, California
Hoffman Island U. S. Maritime Service Training Station
U. S. Maritime Service Radio Training Station at Gallups Island, Boston Harbor
U.S. Maritime Service Radio Training Station, Huntington, Long Island, New York
Self-improvement is the Patriotic Duty of Every Merchant Seaman
U. S. Maritime Service Training
Oath of Office in U. S. Maritime Service
Training ships U.S. Maritime Service
Merchant Marine mariners gun duties and training aboard ship
Gunnery Training and Certificates
U.S. Merchant Ships Sunk or Damaged by Mines in World War II
American Merchant Marine Ships at Normandy in June 1944
U.S. Merchant Ships Participating in World War II Combat Operations and Engagements whose U.S.Naval Armed Guard earned Battle Stars
Ship Casualties of the Socony Vacuum Company ( Mobil) During World War II
American Flag ships in foreign trade or trade with U.S. possessions as of April 1939
Troopships of World War II
Hospital Ships of Army Transport Service
American President Lines Ships
List of Matson Navigation Company and Oceanic Navigation Company Ships
American Flag ships in foreign trade or trade with U.S. possessions in 1914
Liberty Ships built by the United States Maritime Commission in World War II
Victory Ships alphabetical list War II
Victory Ships by shipyard
Tankers Built in U.S. During World War II
United States Maritime Commission built C1 and C1-M Type Ships
United States Maritime Commission C2 Type Ships
United States Maritime Commission C3 Type Ships
United States Maritime Commission C4 Type Ships
United States Maritime Commission C5 and Refrigerated Type Ships
Miscellaneus U.S. Maritime Commission Ships Part 1
Miscellaneous Ships U.S. Maritime Commission Ships Part 2
United States Maritime Commission built P-Type Passenger Ships
Esso Fleet Tankers of World War II
Mission Tankers
Ships of Standard Oil of California "SoCal" now Chevron since 1895
Chronological List of U.S. Ships Sunk or Damaged 1939 to 1941
Chronological List of U.S. Ships sunk or damaged January to June 1942
Chronological List of U.S. Ships Sunk or Damaged during July to December 1942
Chronological List of U.S. Ships Sunk or Damaged during 1943
Chronological List of U.S. Ships Sunk or Damaged during 1944
Chronological List of U.S. Ships Sunk or Damaged during 1945
Chronological List of Ships Sunk or Damaged during 1946 to 1950
U.S. Ships sunk or damaged on Alaska coast, West coast of U.S., Pacific Ocean area, Philippines, or Okinawa During World War II
U.S. Ships Sunk or Damaged on Eastcoast and Gulf of Mexico During World War II
U.S. Ships sunk or damaged in Caribbean Sea during World War II
U.S. Ships Sunk or Damaged in South Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Red Sea
U.S. ships sunk or damaged in North Atlantic during World War II
Ships Sunk or Damaged in Approaches to Mediterranean Sea, Mediterranean Sea, and Black Sea
U.S. Ships Sunk or Damaged in Murmansk Run, Normandy, Northeast Atlantic, Northern European ports
Alphabetical list of U.S. ships sunk or damaged
U.S. Navy Ship Losses during World War II
Bruce Felknor's American Merchant Marine Historians Page
The Useful Death of the MV Galveston
Ghost Ships at Normandy
SS Richard Hovey: a Tale of Japanese Atrocities and Survival by Bruce Felknor
Sinking of the Esso Tanker T. C. McCobb: death and survival in lifeboats
Lifeboat equipment USMS
Bob Hope's Christmas 1944 Broadcast to the U.S. Merchant Marine Everywhere
World War II Mariner Looks at the Iraq War
Planning for D-Day Normandy Invasion
Bruce Felknor's American Merchant Marine Historians Page
Bruce Felknor's American Merchant Marine Historians Page
Top Secret Project Ivory Soap -- Aircraft Repair Ships
Voyage of the SS Sunset Crew around the world to their death in Alaska plane crash by Bruce Felknor
Tribute to Lane Kirkland -- Peacetime Hero to Mariners
Maritime Day 1945 tributes
Time Magazine Article on WASPs
Recognized Veteran Groups
Admiral Land plea for mariners to stay at sea
Press Release announcing Dedication of U.S. Maritime Service Training Station, Port Hueneme CA
Family Visits Grave of Sailor Killed on SS Oklahoma in 1942
News Articles about Merchant Marine
U.S. Merchant Ships with Naval Armed Guard aboard Participating in Convoy Battles during World War II Earning Battle Stars
American Merchant Ships with U.S. Naval Armed Guard aboard participating in European Theater Operations during World War II Earning Battle Stars
New York Times praises Merchant Marine as D-Day Heroes during Normandy Invasion
Huge U.S. Service Army Rushes Supplies to Front
U.S. Ships Deliver 'Tommies' On Beach
Messages From General Eisenhower on Normandy D-Day
http://www.usmm.org/dd2168.pdf
Justice and Equity for WWII Mariners
Comparison of military and civilian pay in WWII by Barron's
Alleged Incident at Guadalcanal and Other Smears of Seamen During WWII
Pacific Lifelines merchant marine rumors
Heroes Without Privileges Coronet magazine Sept. 1945
Correspondence re mariners draft exemption during World War II
Tribute to Panama Canal Pilots by Milag Nord POW Master Mariners
Posters: Shipbuilding during World War I
World War II Posters: Train or return to sea
World War II Posters: Don't talk about ship movement or cargo
U. S. Maritime Commission V-4-M-A1 Tug
U.S. Merchant Marine Ships whose Naval Armed Guard crews earned "Battle Stars" in World War II, A to G
U.S. Merchant Marine Ships whose Naval Armed Guard crews earned "Battle Stars" in World War II - Ships with names "G to M"
U.S. Merchant Marine Ships whose Naval Armed Guard crews earned "Battle Stars" in World War II - Ships with names "N to Z"
Victory Ship Photo and Cross-section
Illustration of T-2 Tanker
How U.S. Merchant Marine Fared During WWII
Not So Merry Christmas -- the tragedy of the SS Badger State
American Mariners in World War II: First to Go; Last to Return
Recognition Sought by Heroic Wartime Merchant Marine Veterans
Enemy at Home pamphlet about Guadalcanal and labor by National Maritime Union
    
Franklin Delano Roosevelt speeches and memos
U.S. Merchant Marine an Armed Force wartime memos
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt: A Message to the Congress Asking Power to Requisition Idle Foreign Ships in American Waters. April 10, 1941
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Fireside Chat, Rattlesnakes of the Ocean 9-11-1941
Roosevelt Praises Maritime Service, New York Times, December 13, 1942
Roosevelt Message re Adequate Merchant Marine 1935
MARITIME DAY CEREMONIES ABOARD SS AMERICAN SEAMAN
President Franklin Roosevelt Radio Address re Unlimited National Emergency We Choose Human Freedom
President Roosevelt Message to Congress re Sinking of Robin Moor
President Roosevelt speech about attack on USS Kearny
War Shipping Administration Established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt Executive Order No. 9054
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Statement on Maritime Day 1942
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Fireside Chat October 12, 1942
President Roosevelt Radio Message Christmas 1943
Wartime memos
    
Liberty shipyards
Liberty Ships built by Alabama Drydock and Bethlehem Fairfield during World War II
Liberty ships built by California Shipbuilding, Terminal Island, CA
Liberty ships built by Delta Shipbuilding and J. A. Jones Construction during World War II
Liberty Ships built by Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation and by Kaiser Vancouver during World War II Vancouver, Washington for U. S. Maritime Commission
Liberty ships built by Permanente Metals Kaiser Richmond and Marinship during World War II
Liberty Ships built by New England Shipbuilding South Portland Shipbuilding, Rheem Manufacturing, and Walsh-Kaiser Company during World War II
Liberty Ships built by Southeastern,St. Johns River, and North Carolina Shipbuilding during World War II
Liberty Ships built by Houston Shipbuilding Corporation and Todd-Houston Shipbuilding Corporation Corporation, Houston Texas
    
Maritime Day Proclamations
National Maritime Day and Other Resolutions, Proclamations and Commemorations from Presidents and Government leaders
Maritime Day Proclamations by Governors and Speeches by Senators and Members of Congress
Joint Resolution of Congress Designating May 22 as National Maritime Day passed May 20, 1933
National Maritime Day Proclamations 1933 to 1945 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt honor American Merchant Marine
National Maritime Day Proclamations 1946 to 1952 by President Harry S. Truman honor American Merchant Marine
National Maritime Day Proclamations 1953 to 1960 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower honor American Merchant Marine
National Maritime Day Proclamations 1961 to 1963 by President John F. Kennedy honor American Merchant Marine
National Maritime Day Proclamations 1964 to 1968 by President Lyndon B. Johnson honor American Merchant Marine
National Maritime Day Proclamations 1969 to 1974 by President Richard M. Nixon honor American Merchant Marine
National Maritime Day Proclamations 1975 to 1976 by President Gerald Ford honor American Merchant Marine
National Maritime Day Proclamations 1977 to 1980 by President Jimmy Carter honor American Merchant Marine
National Maritime Day Proclamations 1981 to 1988 by President Ronald Reagan honor American Merchant Marine
National Maritime Day Proclamations 1989 to 1992 by President George Bush honor American Merchant Marine
National Maritime Day Proclamations 1993-2000 by President William Clinton honor American Merchant Marine
National Maritime Day Proclamations by President George W. Bush honor American Merchant Marine
National Maritime Day Commemorations around the United States in stories and pictures
War Shipping Administration Press Release Maritime Day 1945 military leaders praise
    
Military Sea Transportation Service
Military Sea Transportation Service in Korean War (MSTS) by Salvatore R. Mercogliano
Military Sea Transportation Service in Europe by Salvatore R. Mercogliano
Military Sea Transportation Service in the Arctic by Salvatore R. Mercogliano
Tankers in the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) by Salvatore R. Mercogliano
Special Missions of Military Sea Transportation Service and Military Sealift Command
Military Sealift Command Ships of the Line By Salvatore R. Mercogliano
"Operations Other Than War" for Military Sea Transportation Service and Military Sealift Command By Salvatore R. Mercogliano
Military Sealift Command Ships that Wait By Salvatore R. Mercogliano
Ships transferred to Military Sea Tranport Service from Naval Transportation Service and Army Transportation Service 1949-1950
Ships of the Special Mission Force, MSTS/MSC 1958-2000
Military Sealift Command Ships
    
War Shipping Administration Press Releases
Merchant Ship Losses 1939 to 1943
Steamship Company Operators of American Flag Ships during World War II
Rights and Privileges of Servicemen 1943
War Shipping Administration Reports on Merchant Marine Casualties
U-Boat Commander Takes Master of SS William King as Prisoner of War
Mariner saves life of two one-legged shipmates
WSA and U.S. Navy Air Transport arrange movement by plane of mariners between Florida and Panama
Number of Mariners Trained by War Shipping Administration
Merchant Marine and Navy Armed Guard Man the Guns During World War II
American merchant vessels shoot down 107 Japanese planes off the Philippines
SS Francisco Morazon's Guns Fire 10 Tons of Ammunition at Japanese Planes
SS Antoine Saugraine Crew Downs 7 Japanese Dive Bombers
Mariners and Armed Guard on SS Floyd W. Spencer Bring Down Japanese Plane
Tanker Yamhill Battles Japanese Submarine
American Merchant Marine Ships in Action in the Pacific During World War II
SS Adoniram Judson Survives 56 Air Raids in Philippines. Delivers Vital Steel Airfield Landing Mats to Tacloban
Liberty ship Charlotte Cushman Gunners Down Five Japanese Planes off Leyte
Forgotten Convoy to Murmansk
SS Henry Bacon rescues Norwegian refugees at cost of American mariner lives
SS Morrison R. Waite meets the Axis at Anzio and Philippines
Liberty Ship Pierre L’Enfant in Action in the Mediterranean
Scottish Highlanders rescue SS William H. Welch survivors
Ship Named for Ernie Pyle
Continued need for mariners
Merchant seamen urged to stay aboard ship
Cigarette sinks a ship
Mariners Awarded Medals by King George VI for Gallantry
Army Releases Former Mariners
Bombing Targets Dedicated to U. S. Merchant Marine
Repatriation of Merchant Seamen: Press Release
Christmas greetings by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Vice Admiral Land 1944
Press Release US Maritime Commission re Merchant Marine stamp 1946