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merchant navy at war

Alfred Cecil Hardy

merchant navy at war

by Alfred Cecil Hardy

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Published by J. Murray & the Pilot Press in [London] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Merchant marine -- Great Britain,
  • World war, 1939-1945 -- Transportation

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby A.C. Hardy.
    SeriesBritain at war series
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHE823 H24, HE823 H24
    The Physical Object
    Pagination72 p. :
    Number of Pages72
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21333525M

      The Canadian Merchant Navy was comprised of men and women tasked with the difficult job of faring vital equipment, supplies, and soldiers to Europe and the rest of the world. At the time, many of those who signed up for Canada’s Merchant Navy, were unaware of the “wolf-packs” of German submarines, known as U-boats, which often shadowed. The merchant navy comprises the commercial and trading ships and crews employed in a country. At the outbreak of World War Two, the British merchant fleet and its resources came under the control of the Ministry of Shipping.

    The Merchant Seamen's War. Tony Lane. Preview this book seamen interview transcript jail Journal of Commerce Lascars later lifeboat Liverpool Malta convoys Mandasor master Mediterranean Merchant Navy merchant seafarers merchant seamen merchant ships Milag months MOWT Naval Courts Neil McCallum night normal North Atlantic offences. * Merchant Navy Seamen records of index cards that the Registrar General of Shipping and Seaman used between the two world wars to produce a centralised index to merchant seamen serving on British merchant navy vessels. There are , records available to search between these dates.

    Registry of Shipping and Seamen: War of ; Combined Office Merchant Navy Operations, Seamen's Pouches Description: These records detail the sea service record of merchant seamen engaged in the liberation of Europe (6 June to 8 May ). The British Merchant Navy at War. Edwards is a retired merchant marine captain with several shelves of books on maritime history to his credit, perhaps most notably The Cruel Sea Retold, on the events that inspired Nicholas Monserrat’s famous Churchill’s Thin Gray Line, he takes an innovative approach to the tale of the British merchant navy in WW II.


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In this book, Peter Elphick tells the story of the Merchant Navy through a series of individual accounts. From countless interviews with survivors he has succeeded in portraying, in the most vivid manner possible, what it was really like to serve at sea in every theater of the war.

This book redresses the balance in the history of the Second /5(2). The Merchant Navy is the maritime register of the United Kingdom, and comprises the seagoing commercial interests of UK-registered ships and their nt Navy vessels fly the Red Ensign and are regulated by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

King George V bestowed the title of "Merchant Navy" on the British merchant shipping fleets following their service in the First World War Country: United Kingdom, British Overseas Territories. Shipping Company Losses of the Second World War - Book II: British Merchant Navy (Ships Company Losses) by Ian M.

Malcolm | 15 Jan out of 5 stars 1. Enemy's war on sea-borne commerce - Heavy losses of merchant shipping - Successes of French corsairs - Unreadiness of the Channel Fleet - Spirited defence by British merchant seamen - The risks of commerce in war time - Unwieldy British convoys - Man-power of the Merchant Navy - The effect of impressment - The guerre de course after Trafalgar.

After the First World War King George V, in recognition of the contribution made to the British war effort by merchant ships, granted the title of ‘Merchant Navy’ to non-military sailors. As the outbreak of World War II edged closer inthe British merchant fleet remained the largest in the world, employing somemen and women.

Merchant Navy Awards This collection details over 9, awards made to those who served in the Merchant Navy from The British Merchant Navy fleet was the largest in the world in and aroundmen served in it during the war.

I would like to find more about my father life in the Merchant navy I know his ship went down in WW2 and there was 37 survivors I believe they were picked up by a fishing boat, my dad was in hospital with broken ribs of some time, after the war he was on the Queen of Bermuda and other ship.

he then went on to BP oil tankers till he died in Kindle versions of his merchant navy series: 'Outward Bound', 'Back To Sea', 'Via Suez' and 'Last Voyage and Beyond' were published in by Moira Brown and in paperback in 'Shipping Company Losses of the Second World War' was published by The History Press in July   In his latest book, Jews in the Merchant Navy in the Second World War, he has illuminated a secret history.

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We have tried to answer all the questions a person willing to join merchant navy will have. Also, there are other hazards such as piracy, war-torn countries etc. Regular examinations and upgradations. Buy Life Line: The Merchant Navy at War, First Edition by Elphick, Peter (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(2). The relations of the two great Services have altered since those days, but the Great War has served to prove once more that the Merchant Navy is as essential to-day as ever it was to the operations of the Royal Navy and to the safeguarding of the life of the British Commonwealth of Nations.

The Merchant Navy Fund is a collaborative initiative by the Merchant Navy Welfare Board and the charity Seafarers UK. Both organisations recognise that many people with a Merchant Navy background want to see their donations, gifts ‘in memory’ and legacies used specifically in support of British Merchant Navy seafarers and their families.

Although the Merchant Navy was a civilian service, during the periods of ‘hostilities’ some mariners served in uniform with the Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Naval Reserve Trawler Section, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and Royal Fleet Auxiliaries.

All First World War records for these formations have been transferred to TNA. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

See the Royal Navy ratings paid search guide for records of medals issued to Royal Naval Reserve personnel. Search 7: details of Second World War campaign medals This is a search in BTthe medal records revealing which campaign medals, if any, a merchant seamen received for service in the Second World War.

Get this from a library. Milag: captives of the Kriegsmarine: Merchant Navy prisoners of war Germany, [Gabe Thomas; Milag Prisoner of War Association.]. War Medal () Generally awarded if the service period qualified for one of the Stars and if terminated by death, disability due to service or capture as a prisoner-of-war.

A merchant seaman had to have served a minimum of 28 days at sea. Atlantic Star (). This book tells the stories of Allied merchant vessels attacked during WWII.

By selecting the stories across the years and in a variety of locations it gives some background information on the balance of naval power during the war and of major events such as the invasion of Sicily/5.

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, [British Navy and Merchant Marine at War] Roskill, S. A Merchant Fleet in War London: Alfred Holt & Co., Rutter, Owen. Red Ensign: A History of Convoy.

London: Robert Hale, Sager, Eric. Ships and Memories Merchant Seafarers in Canada's Age of Steam. item 1 History of the Great War. the Merchant Navy Volume I by Hurd, Archibald New, - History of the Great War.

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Merchant Marine Academy Class of History Project CD, Class of Book Committee, For its 50th Anniversary the Merchant Marine Academy Class of surveyed its members about their experience in World War II and put the information together in a limited edition l years later they turned the book into a CD.The Merchant Navy Book of Remembrance commemorates the men and women of the Merchant Marine who gave their lives while serving Canada at sea during both the First World War and the Second World War.

In addition to the names of those lost, this Book includes poetry, maps and ocean-related images.