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Hellenic merchant marine losses during World War II.

Hellenic merchant marine losses during World War II.

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Published by Navy History Service, Naval History Section in Athens .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Volume consists of sheets of computer print-out.

ContributionsGreece. Nautiko.
The Physical Object
Pagination[104]p. ;
Number of Pages104
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20813560M

Summaries of Japanese Shipping Losses. TABLE I. TOTAL OF JAPANESE NAVAL AND MERCHANT VESSELS SUNK Marine Casualties: 50, , , *** Japanese Mi 67, *** Unknown Forces: 7: JAPANESE NAVAL AND MERCHANT VESSELS SUNK DURING WORLD WAR II By COMBINATION OF UNITED STATES AND ALLIED FORCES. AND. British coastal fortifications, History of the merchant marine from the Revolutionary War through World War II, Wartime activities, including convoy duties, vessel construction, ship launchings, repair and renovation of ships for the "Victory Fleet," and manufacture of war material, Sound Recordings (General)

World War II could not have been won without the U.S. Merchant Marine. Crewed by civilian seamen in peacetime and carrying much of the nation's ocean-borne commerce, the Merchant Marine became the "fourth arm of defense" in wartime, providing vital support for beachheads in all theaters of operation. The Unknown Navy: Canada's World War II Merchant Navy. St. Catharines: Vanwell Publishing, Felicity Hanington. The Lady Boats: The Life and Times of Canada's West Indies Merchant Fleet. Halifax: Canadian Marine Transportation Centre, S.C. Heal. Conceived in War, Born in Peace: Canada's Deep Sea Merchant Marine. Vancouver: Cordillera.

  During World War II, the merchant marine was substantially expanded. After the war, it faced competition from lower-wage foreign shipping firms. Arguments were made for . More than , merchant mariners serving during World War II. More than 9, merchant marine men and women were killed in action. More t were seriously injured.


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Hellenic merchant marine losses during World War II Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Merchant Marine suffered a higher casualty rate than any branch of the military, losing 9, men, with most of the losses occurring in. A World War II merchant seaman, John Bunker takes a thorough look at the American merchant marines' significant contributions to the war effort.

There are plenty of fascinating facts about their extensive supply operations, but the focus of the book is on the men and their often-heroic actions/5(24).

The best previous accounting has been by Captain Arthur R. Moore, an independent researcher, in his great work, A Careless Word -- a Needless Sinking: A History of the Staggering Losses Suffered by the U.S.

Merchant Marine, both in Ships and Personnel, during World War II, American Merchant Marine Museum, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings. The U.S. merchant marine played a critical, though often overlooked, role in World War II.

This reference work provides a brief narrative of each of the recorded attacks on American-flagged merchant ships, as well as an accounting of the men and the ships, which were a part of this worldwide conflict.5/5(1).

Pete, during World War II, was "drafted" by Walt Disney and appeared as the official mascot of the United States Merchant Marine. Onscreen World War II fare. Action in the North Atlantic: a film featuring Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, and Alan Hale, Sr., as merchant mariners fighting the Battle of the Atlantic in World War II;Deck officers: 29, Loss of cars during the occupation.

Destruction of railway bridges, tunnels, etc. Loss of rolling-stock. Railway map. The destruction of the harbours of Greece. The destruction of the principal harbours (Piraeus, Salonica) Merchant marine losses during the war till April Losses of sailing vessels. Losses of the merchant marine.

Merchant Marine in World War II U.S. Navy Ship Losses during WWII. 01/21/ © - You may quote material on this web page as long as you cite American Merchant Marine at War,as the source. You may not use more than a few lines without permission. The U-boat War in World War Two (Kriegsmarine, ) and World War One (Kaiserliche Marine, ) and the Allied efforts to counter the threat.

This section includes over Allied Warships and over Allied Commanders of WWII, from the US Navy, Royal Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Australian Navy, The Polish Navy and others. The military history of Greece during World War II began on 28 Octoberwhen the Italian Army invaded from Albania, beginning the Greco-Italian Greek Army was able to halt the invasion temporarily and was able to push the Italians back into Greek successes forced Nazi Germany to intervene.

The Germans invaded Greece and Yugoslavia on 6 Apriland overran. contribution and sacrifice of the. greek merchant marine. in the allied effort against the axis. during w.w. ii, with brief reference to the hellenic navy.

compiled by rear admiral sotirios georgiadis h.n. (ret) diagrammatic view of greek merchant marine losses due to war actions (ref. 4) introduction. 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. Even before World War II began for the United States, the U.S.

merchant marine had already experienced the deadly impact of war. As early as Novemberthe U.S. merchant ship SS CITY OF RAYVILLE sank after either being torpedoed or striking a mine off. The Hellenic Merchant Marine refers to the Merchant Marine of Greece, engaged in commerce and transportation of goods and services consists of the merchant vessels owned by Greek civilians, flying either the Greek flag or a flag of ing to Lloyd's List, inGreece was the first ship owner country in the world in terms of tonnage with a total DWT of Headquarters: Greece.

During World War II, when the rest of the country was occupied by the Axis powers, the Hellenic Navy remained free and joined the Allied forces in Egypt.

This success was due to constantly. During hearings in latethe House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries heard testimony on four bills that would have provided some benefits to merchant seamen. 4 One of these bills, H.R. would have provided benefits to merchant mariners comparable to those of other World War II veterans.

Testimony in favor of H.R. was. While developing our new tour about the World War II history of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, we encountered a fascinating – and largely untold – history of the oft-forgotten service branch, the Merchant the wartime exploits of the Army, Navy, Marines, and Army Air Corps are often celebrated, merchant seamen have received short shrift, both in the history books and in real life.

Haratsis, Stelios J. Hellenic Merchant Marine Losses During World War II. Hellenic Navy, Navy History Service, Naval History Section. Hellenic Navy Fleet Command. Waves of Glory: the Hellenic Fleet from BC to the Present Day. (ISBN X. Jan 5, H.R. 23 (th). To amend ti United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish the Merchant Mariner Equity Compensation Fund to provide benefits to certain individuals who served in the United States merchant marine (including the Army Transport Service and the Naval Transport Service) during World War II.

U.S. Merchant Marine Casualties during World War II. Unfortunately, the U.S. Merchant Marine has no official historians and researchers, and statistics for WWII vary: Revised 5/17/ Mariners killed at sea "direct result of enemy action or as POW on American flag ships" Coast Guard: 5,; Mariners killed at sea from war causes, compiled by.

Full text of "Japanese Naval and Merchant Shipping Losses During World War II by All Causes (JANAC)" See other formats. The name Merchant Navy, which hints at this civilian industry's wartime importance, was adopted in Britain in the early s. It recognised the effort and sacrifice of the British Empire's merchant marine – as it was then better known – during the Great War, in which ships seafarers were lost.

"Going to Sea" at 16 in the summer ofthe start of WWII in Decemberand then, convoys crossing the North Atlantic.This resulted in the loss of about 90 Greek steamers due to acts of war, during a period when the country was still neutral.

With the exception of 15 cargo ships chartered to the Swiss government before the outbreak of the War, the entire Greek merchant fleet fought and transported goods alongside the Allied Forces throughout the War.