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The United States Merchant Marine in World War I : ships, crews, shipbuilders and operators

Author: Greg H Williams
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During World War I, the American Merchant Marine meant dangerous duty. This book provides the first complete overview of the American Merchant Marine during World War I. Detailed accounts cover the expansion of trans-Atlantic shipping, shipbuilding records 1914-1918, operating companies, ship losses from enemy action, the role of the Naval Overseas Transportation Service and mariner experiences"--
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)952547146
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Greg H Williams
ISBN: 9781476626727 1476626723
OCLC Number: 978295058
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Prelude to war --
The ascension of Germany --
The arming of merchant ships --
The war in Europe --
Breakout of war --
Submarines --
America's early role in the war --
1915 --
American ships face the dangers --
1916 --
A year of tension for America --
1917 --
Ties are broken --
America goes to war --
A declaration of war --
Setting up shop in Europe --
Finding the path to victory --
The shipbuilders and operators --
The steamship companies --
Ship construction --
Ship construction by shipyard, 1914/1918 --
The Naval Overseas Transportation Service --
The war winds down --
The end at sea --
American ship losses --
The final tally --
Conclusion: toward the future --
Appendix: Americans lost on the Lusitania.
Responsibility: Greg H. Williams.

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