Great book, shows what it was like to sail in WW2 Allied Convoys, whether in escort vessels or cargo ships . Good coverage on convoy tactics, the U-boat threat, the verious merchant navies, and the actual cargo ships themselves.
Great book, shows what it was like to sail in WW2 Allied Convoys, whether in escort vessels or cargo ships, whether you were a Yank, a Brit, a Canadian or from the other Allied Countries.
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Merchant Sailors at War, 1939-1945. By Kaplan, Philip and Currie, Jack 1998, United States Naval Inst. ISBN 1557501378 Hardcover, 224 pages, 228 photos (117 b&w, 112 color), 1 plan, glossary, index, bibliography. Descripton: Covers the World War II convoys.
The Corvettes (vessels that escorted convoys throughout the war) were . Merchant Sailors at War 1943-1945 - Philip Kaplan.
The Corvettes (vessels that escorted convoys throughout the war) were amongst the wettest and most uncomfortable of all warships, and their crews were undoubtedly amongst the most heroic. This volume is, in effect, a photo essay on the corvette. Escorting the convoy system of defensive Allied boats in the Atlantic and tasked with preventing merchant ships from being sunk by German submarines and U-boats, the Corvette's job was invaluable.
The Merchant Seaman never faltered. Books related to U-boat Prey: Merchant Sailors at War, 1939-1942. To him we owe our preservation and our very lives - The Right Hon. Alfred Barnes, Minister of War Transport. During the first stages of the Second World War, all forces were rallied in an attempt to support the Allied effort. With trade and supply routes to Britain suddenly being placed at great risk, a stalwart team of merchant sailors were required to protect vital supplies for the British people, as well as shipping vital army necessities back and forth.
Kaplan, Philip, and Jack Currie. Convoy: merchant sailors at war, 1939-1945 (Aurum Press, 1998). Convoy Escorts: Tactics, Technology and Innovation in the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1943. Military Affairs: The Journal of Military History, Including Theory and Technology (1984): 19-25. O'Hara, Vincent P. In Passage Perilous: Malta and the Convoy Battles of June 1942 (Indiana University Press, 2012).
A merchant sailor on convoy duty . When Jack Armstrong of Hull first went to sea in 1940, the Merchant Navy Pool had yet to be formed.
A merchant sailor on convoy duty, above and below: Convoy conferences were held at Admiralty House in Halifax, Nova Scotia and were normally attended by the captain and the wireless operator of each ship to sail in a convoy. Merchant sailors, from left: Robert Seager, Jack Belcher, Robert Atkinson, Peter Guy, Peter Wakker, and Charles Pollard who was Chief Engineer of the tanker San Demetrio. Seamen then weren’t allocated to a ship, and would sign on with any ship they could.
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In both words and pictures, the book calls attention to the men who won this victory. Rare photographs, paintings, and memorabilia convey an impression of the dangers faced by the seamen in the stormy North Atlantic, the ice-fields of North Cape and the Barents Sea, and the vast expanses of the Pacific. The text draws on unpublished memoirs of the men who sailed in the convoys, including those who survived days adrift in lifeboats and faced U-boat torpedoes and Luftwaffe bombs. Convoys were the lifeline of the Allied war effort, and this account is an evocative and moving reminder of just how much we owe the ordinary seaman.