Braving the Wartime Seas

Braving the Wartime Seas

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Political and Military Statements in Support of the Thousands of Merchant Mariners Including Those We Honor in This Book Braving the Wartime Seas a€œThe Academy serves the Merchant Marine as West Point serves the Army and Annapolis serves the Navy . . .a€ (September 30, 1943, dedication of USMMA campus) President Franklin D. Roosevelt a€œThe only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril.a€ Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill a€œThis is a hundredth gone. Too damned many of these fine lads gone. Wish there was more we could do to minimize losses.a€ Captain Richard R. McNulty, June 16, 1943 Note on report of death of a Cadet-Midshipman a€œThey have brought us our lifeblood and they had paid for it with some of their own . . . they have delivered their cargoes to us who needed them so badly. In war it is performance that counts.a€ Quotes from Douglas MacArthur, General of the U.S. Army a€œYours was the first front on every ocean, and without you, no Army and Navy can survive . . . one of the vital teams participating will be recognized as the merchant seamen in dungarees . . . we of the Navy will salute you with a final a€˜Well donea€™.a€ Admiral Harold R. Stark, Commander of U.S. Naval Forces in Europe a€œOur operations would not have been possible without the strong support of our Merchant Marine. These gallant officers and men maintained a bridge of ships across the Pacific, and bore their share of the Japanese attacks while unloading on distant islands where the struggle was still intense and the issue not yet decided.a€ Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, U.S. Navy, Chief of Naval Operations Braving the Wartime Seas is the final book of the American Maritime History Project, a private nonprofit foundation. The quotations were drawn from Front cover was designed by Marek Mutch, Bay Village, OH.The explosion left agaping holein the starboard side of the ship, causing it to quicklybegin sinking. With no time to either launch ... Sheets of yellow flame and billowing clouds of smoke rose hundreds of feet in the air. Two adjacent ships wereanbsp;...

Title:Braving the Wartime Seas
Author: The American Maritime History Project
Publisher:Xlibris Corporation - 2014-06-24

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