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The Cruel Sea

Author : Richard Woodman
ISBN : OCLC:1158398305
Genre : Merchant mariners
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Category: Merchant mariners

The Merchant Navy

Author : Richard Woodman
ISBN : 9780747813484
Genre : History
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At one time British ships carried half of the world's trade, transporting every conceivable type of freight from and to all four corners of the globe – and in times of crisis the merchant fleet has also offered military assistance. In fact, the merchant convoys and armed cruisers that defied the German blockades to supply Britain in the First World War were so pivotal that they were recognised as a second 'navy' – the Merchant Navy. This fleet again saw service in the Second World War, continuing to keep Britain provisioned even in its darkest hour. Richard Woodman here relates the Merchant Navy's colourful history and brings to life the day-to-day experiences of the seamen.
Category: History

Merchant Navy Survival Guide

Author : Nic Gardner
ISBN : 9780473521035
Genre : Education
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Have you ever gazed at a ship on the horizon, or contemplated a ship leaving port, and wondered what it would be like to work on something like that? Have you ever thought about going to sea, but you didn't know where to start? Are you curious about the practical details of life at sea? This is the book for you! Learn the difference between the merchant navy and the navy, and how maritime law works. Explore the jobs that are available on merchant ships, find out what sort of training you need, and what you need to know to get started. Discover what to expect on your first ship, what to pack, and how to deal with the most common problems on board. This book has everything you need to find out whether to heed the call of the sea!
Category: Education

Below Decks From Pantry Boy To Steward In The British Merchant Navy 1954 1961

Author : Peter Joseph Troy
ISBN : 9781780356723
Genre :
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'Walk into any shipping office anywhere, show 'em your book and you're away. Africa, the States, Canada, up the Amazon - the world's your oyster, mate.' And Frank the Pantry-man was right. Joining the Merchant Navy was a great way for any youth to escape
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Commerce And Conflict

Author : A. S. TAYLOR
ISBN : 9798555792822
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This book is an account of the life of a Merchant Navy Officer in the 1930s and during the early part of WWII. It focuses on his association with two ships: a Tramp Steamer on which he served as a Deck Officer for seven years and a Cargo Liner which made a perilous voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in April 1941. Interwoven with this narrative is a description of the political and military decisions made by the UK, Canada and the United States during the early stages of the Battle of the Atlantic when the very survival if Great Britain was in doubt. Written by his son, the book is above all a testament to the resilience and courage of all Merchant Navy Seamen.
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A History Of The Merchant Navy

Author : Hubert Moyse-Bartlett
ISBN : UVA:35007000474530
Genre : Discoveries in geography
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Category: Discoveries in geography

War Under The Red Ensign

Author : Doddy Hay
ISBN : UOM:39015039438588
Genre : Merchant marine
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Category: Merchant marine

The Merchant Navy Seaman Pocket Manual

Author : Chris McNab
ISBN : 1612006574
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This pocket manual gives a flavor of life at sea as a merchant seaman during World War II, and the dangers they faced from the enemy and the elements.
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Under The Red Duster

Author : William J. Lewis
ISBN : 1840373830
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 74.54 MB
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The unsung heroes of the North Atlantic, the Arctic Seas and other Oceans during the war-torn years between 1939 and 1945, were without doubt the sailors who manned Britain's merchant ships. This book contains a collection of previously untold tales of some of the most extraordinary incidents that occurred to the ships and men who kept Britain's vital maritime lifeline open at that difficult time. It describes the horrors of destruction and survival in mid-Atlantic, how lightly-armed trawlers and tramp ships took on attacking U boats - and won - and many other portrayals of the contribution and sacrifices made by merchant seamen.
Category: Transportation

Merchant Navy Survival Guide

Author : Nic Gardner
ISBN : 0473521016
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File Size : 27.94 MB
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Have you ever gazed at a ship on the horizon, or contemplated a ship leaving port, and wondered what it would be like to work on something like that? Have you ever thought about going to sea, but you didn't know where to start? Are you curious about the practical details of life at sea? This is the book for you! Learn the difference between the merchant navy and the navy, and how maritime law works. Explore the jobs that are available on merchant ships. Find out what sort of training you need, and what you need to know to get started. Discover what to expect on your first ship, what to pack, and how to deal with the most common problems on board. This book has everything you need to find out whether to heed the call of the sea!
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Merchant Ship Construction

Author : H. J. Pursey
ISBN : 0851744540
Genre : Merchant ships
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A thoroughly illustrated work discussing the construction, connections & uses of the various parts in ordinary ships & in oil tankers, the survey of ships & testing of materials, shipyard practice & a series of definitions.
Category: Merchant ships

They Couldn T Have Done It Without Us

Author : John Johnson-Allen
ISBN : 1906266239
Genre : History
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Over seventy merchant ships sailed in the Task force sent by Britain to recapture the Falkland islands in 1982. Some were Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels, but the majority were STUFT-ships taken up from trade-and the officers and crew of these merchant vessels, all volunteers, suddenly found themselves thrust into a war zone in the South Atlantic. Remarkably little has been written about the part played by the Merchant navy, summarised by the official history of the campaign as 'an impenetrable mystery, girt about by seasickness' This book lifts the curtain on that mystery, to reveal something of the experiences of the merchant seamen and women who made possible the retaking of the Falkland islands. John Johnson-Allen, maritime historian and former merchant naval officer, combines personal accounts, documents and comment to bring to life the events of the Falklands War, as seen from the merchant ships that played such a vital role in that conflict
Category: History