A merchant fleet in war

Alfred Holt & Co., 1939-1945 by Stephen Wentworth Roskill

Publisher: Collins in London

Written in English
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  • Holt (Alfred) and Company,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, British

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StatementStephen wentworth Roskill.
The Physical Object
Pagination351 p. :
Number of Pages351
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23743791M

This banner text can have markup.. web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation. In the era of the Cold War, during conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, and Kuwait, the United States was able to call upon the once greatest commercial merchant fleet in the world to support military operations. In all three conflicts, the nation could charter American vessels to transport cargo to the areas of conflict. Foreword. In January the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, and Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Navy agreed that the formation of a joint committee to assess enemy Naval and merchant shipping losses during World War II would be desirable. * 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.

  The Merchant Marine suffered a higher casualty rate than any branch of the military, losing 9, men, with most of the losses occurring in , when most merchant ships sailed U.S. waters with. By August , the sea war was no longer in doubt-three of Japan's remaining five fleet carriers had been sunk, and Japan's navy ceased thereafter to be a factor in the outcome of the war. U.S. submarines return to port after a successful patrol, as a .   E W Clark, H S Haddock and S J Volens book on problems facing merchant fleet, pub by Labor-Mgt Maritime Com, warns time is about to run out; says neither internatl waterborne transport needs nor. A merchant ship in The British Merchant Navy of World War II, previously known as the "Merchant Service" or "Mercantile Marine" comprised the merchant shipping registered in Great Britain and independently operated by British commercial shipping vessels carried cargo to and from the country and those of the Commonwealth to sustain its war : Merchant Navy.

These were the ships that carried the vital fuel for the war effort in both the European and Pacific areas of operations. It compares to a unit history book. The book is in very nice condition. A good opportunity for the collector or historian of the Merchant Marines or Maritime Service to add a hard to find book to their collection. At present there are some 7, Soviet merchant ships, making the Soviet fleet the largest in the world. In terms of tonnage it has risen in two decades . Geroux’s book tells the story of seven brothers from Mathews, Virginia, who became merchant mariners during WWII. Mathews county is a rural area of Virginia where a high rate of men joined the merchant fleet during the s. "Mathews is isolated, and for that reason it’s never been a place with a lot of opportunity. Mr. Earl Maxfield, Jr., served in the U.S. Merchant Marines in , but has only been considered a “veteran” by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) since in November This is the predicate for an interesting article by The Day concerning certain World War II merchant mariners who are considered “veterans” under Title

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Many of this fleets ships were sunk in the war, This book tells the story of each ships sinking in detail and also describes the service of most of the other ships this company owned.

The end of WW II has seen the decline of the Royal Navy and Merchant fleet /5(2). The German Fleet at War, - Kindle edition by O’Hara, Vincent P.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The German Fleet at War, /5(22). This book seeks to provide a detailed account of the Soviet merchant fleet in the World War II and, for purposes of context, the decades preceding and years following the war.

To achieve this, the author has consulted primary Russian-language sources such as official maritime registers, histories of the Soviet merchant fleet, naval history. At the outbreak of war in the 6,plus merchant ships spread across the world's oceans became pawns in the global conflict that permeated the operations of every shipping line on every continent.

This heavily illustrated book presents the details of those ships and describes the fate of those lost between and Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hurd, Archibald, Sir, b.

Merchant fleet at war. London, New York [etc.] Cassell and Co., (OCoLC) The British Merchant Navy comprises the British merchant ships that transport cargo and people during times of peace and war.

For much of its history, the merchant navy was the largest merchant fleet in the world, but with the decline of the British Empire in the midth century it slipped down the rankings. Inthe merchant navy was the largest in the world with 33%.

A Merchant Fleet in War: Alfred Holt & Co., Stephen A merchant fleet in war book Roskill. Collins, - Merchant marine - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book.

What people are ships Indian Ocean island Japanese landed later lifeboat loss lost Malta Malta convoys managed Master Meanwhile Mediterranean Memnon Merchant Navy merchant ships. In addition the book includes a register of the complete Soviet merchant fleet above tons that is without any doubt a most valuable resource for any maritime historian interested in what was going on in the Soviet Union just before the Iron Curtain went finally down.

Merchant seamen crewed the ships of the British Merchant Navy which kept the United Kingdom supplied with raw materials, arms, ammunition, fuel, food and all of the necessities of a nation at war throughout World War II - literally enabling the country to defend itself.

In doing this, they sustained a considerably greater casualty rate than almost every other branch of the armed Branch: Merchant Navy. "The World's Merchant FleetsA merchant fleet in war book Particulars and Wartime Fates of 6, Ships" by Roger W.

Jordan (). This book, along with personal e-mails from Mr. Jordan, has been of tremendous help in my research. "Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam - including sailing ships and ships of war lost in Action ". Get this from a library. A merchant fleet in war: Alfred Holt & Co., [S W Roskill].

The Annals of the U.S. 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.

Well, if you ever entertained the possibility of an alternate outcome to the Pacific War where the Japanese did better than historically, this book will disabuse you of any such notion. Winning wars means winning at logistics and the author shows in innumerable ways the hopelessness of the Japanese merchant fleet - especially in organization /5.

The United States Merchant Marine refers to either United States civilian mariners, or to U.S. civilian and federally owned merchant the civilian mariners and the merchant vessels are managed by a combination of the government and private sectors, and engage in commerce or transportation of goods and services in and out of the navigable waters of the United officers: 29,   As the title says, it is the story of one merchant shipping company's '39 - '45 war at sea.

Anyone who served with Alfred Holt's fleet would find this book of great interest. However, for the average reader, it does not provide the surrounding details of the convoys as a whole and is purely the story of each of the company's ships involved.5/5(2).

The German Fleet at War relates the little-known history of the Kriegsmarine's surface fleet with a focus on the sixty-nine surface naval battles fought by Germany's major warships against the large warships of the British, French, American, Polish, Soviet, Norwegian and Greek navies.

It 5/5(1). Widder - Ship 21 - "Mac's Web Log" - a lot of information on the voyages of this Leif M. Bjørkelund, "Handelsflåten i Krig" (The Merchant Fleet at War), Book 4, Guri Hjeltnes, "German Raiders of World War II", August Karl Muggenthaler, and "Sjøforklaringer fra 2.

verdenskrig", Norwegian Maritime Museum, Volume I & II, (all listed in. 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.

As the title says, it is the story of one merchant shipping company's '39 - '45 war at sea. Anyone who served with Alfred Holt's fleet would find this book of great interest. However, for the average reader, it does not provide the surrounding details of the convoys as a whole and is purely the story of each of the company's ships involved.5/5.

A Merchant Fleet in War London: Alfred Holt & Co., Rutter, Owen. separated from his parents in Shanghai struggles to survive in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. The book and movie were based on a fictionalized true story.

He is befriended by mariners, probably from the SS President Harrison. The Merchant. "The effect of men like (John Newland) Maffitt was a disaster for the U.S.

merchant fleet, more than half of which was lost during the war. The (Confederate) cruisers sanktons of it, whiletons were sold cruisers altogether captured craft and destroyed nearly of them The raiders drove merchants to ship under foreign registry.

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. It is called 'Merchant Shipping and the Demands of War.' This means that the book is only concerned with one set of problems: with the tasks which the British-controlled fleet of merchant ships had to fulfill, with the extent to which it did in fact fulfil them, and with the principal problems to which the attempt to fulfil them gave rise.

Merchant Fleet in War by S.W. Roskill starting at $ Merchant Fleet in War has 1 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace. Making extensive use of Japanese and U.S.

sources, including wartime intelligence reports from the National Defense Archives in Tokyo and recently declassified U.S. documents, this book examines the reasons for Japan's failure to protect its merchant fleet.

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Books Go Search Best Sellers Gift Ideas New Releases Deals Store 4/5(1). Contains particulars of the Japanese merchant fleet - ship building, tonnage, cargo, distribution, and shipping losses.

A major study of a neglected area of World War II. When the United States went to war inthe coastwise fleet transported the 1st Expeditionary Division to France on 14 ships of the American merchant marine.

Eleven of them were drawn from the. T he United States Navy is the most powerful navy in the world, but the nation’s merchant fleet is dangerously weak. At the beginning ofthe U.S. government and private businesses and individuals privately owned just 2, deep-water vessels.

But 96 percent of these vessels were registered in nations like Liberia, Panama and the Marshall Islands. In all, aircraft and ships of the Fourth Fleet during World War II sank eighteen German submarines, one Italian submarine, six German blockade runners, and one German merchant raider.

The heart and soul of this book are the accounts of each of the successful operations that resulted in sinking a submarine or the intercepting of a blockade runner.

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. The title of the book is: “Foreign seafarers remembered.

Foreign seamen killed in service of the Norwegian Merchant fleet during the Second World War”. It is an English edition of the Norwegian book: “De var også krigsseilere. Omkomne utenlandske sjøfolk på norske skip under andre verdenskrig.” Editor: Bjørn Tore Rosendahl.A fleet of civilian-owned vessels that became a Navy auxiliary during the war, the Merchant Marine played a critical role, carrying troops, supplies and equipment around the : Tim Stanley Tulsa World.