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Troopships of World War II; with a foreward by Major General Edmond H. Leavey.

Author: Roland W Charles
Publisher: Washington, Army Transportation Assn. [1947]
Edition/Format:   Book : Government publication : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Material Type: Government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roland W Charles
OCLC Number: 1871625
Notes: Maps on lining-papers.
Description: ix, 374 pages illustrations 24 cm
Contents: Henry Gibbins becomes the schoolship of the SUNY Maritime College, Empire State IV.

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by JOHNPATTON (WorldCat user on 2005-11-07)

*Foreword *Preface *Army Troopships *Navy Troopships *WSA Troopships (U.S. Registry) *WSA Troopships (Foreign Registry) *British-Controlled Troopships *Army Hospital Ships *Appendices *Bibliography *Gazetteer *Index to Vessels *398 pages *362 photos *2 illustrations

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by JOHNPATTON (WorldCat user on 2005-11-07)

In this compilation Roland Charles has assembled in a single volume a most valuable and accurate contribution to the records of World War II. This work contains authentic photos and salient facts covering 358 troopships used in World War II. In addition, other vessels of miscellaneous character, including Victory and Liberty type temporary conversions for returning troops, are listed in the appendices. The purpose of the book was threefold: * To form a compact permanent record of certain troopship information that is now scattered throughout many files in different offices and departments. * To assemble for ready reference, essential technical data required in connection with planning the use of troopships. * To make available to those personally interested, a brief story of any particular ship. The six groups of vessels indicated in the table of contents were arbitrarily adopted in an attempt to classify vessels as to ownership or jurisdiction during the war. Effort was made to include all troopships that were intended to be regularly dispatched with U.S. troops more than once from ports of embarkation in the continental United States to overseas destinations. Navy attack transports are omitted, as well as those Liberty ships that were hastily outfitted in the Western Pacific for bringing troops home, the latter being essentially cargo ships from which the temporary troop accommodations were removed upon arrival in the United States. Each ship is covered on a single page, with a photo, data and brief history. Originally published in April 1947 by the Army Transportation Association, Washington, D.C., as a hardcover book measuring 6.25 × 9.25 inches. Available on CD-ROM from Merriam Press: http://merriam-press.com/mrl_0150/mrl_0127.htm

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