5 edition of merchant U-boat found in the catalog.
|Statement||Dwight R. Messimer.|
|LC Classifications||D592.D4 M47 1988|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xi, 234 p. :|
|Number of Pages||234|
|LC Control Number||88022786|
During the Second World War, merchant shipping was Britain's lifeline. Essential goods needed from Asia, Australia, Africa and America had to be brought across the oceans in merchant convoys escorted by British and Commonwealth warships. German U-boats, surface raiders and aircraft did their best to attack and sink these vital convoys and it became increasingly difficult to maintain supplies. Background. After February battles around convoys SC , ON , and UC 1, Black May was the culmination of the March– May crisis in the Battle of the Atlantic.. March. March had seen the U-boat offensive reach its peak, with a series of major convoy battles, first around convoys HX , SC , and UGS 6; then followed the battle for HX /SC , the largest convoy battle of the war.
U-boat is an anglicised version of the German word U-Boot (), a shortening of Unterseeboot, literally "undersea boat".While the German term refers to any submarine, the English one (in common with several other languages) refers specifically to military submarines operated by Germany, particularly in the First and Second World Wars. Although at times they were efficient fleet weapons against. U-boat Prey: Merchant Sailors at War, – by Philip Kaplan. Share your thoughts Complete your review. Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book. Rate it Brand: Pen & Sword Books.
British merchant ships of tons gross and over, foreign ships over tons lost by ordinary marine risks with the loss of five lives or over tons and over with or without loss of life. British and foreign merchant ships of and tons lost by . Posts: Joined: 2/14/ Status: offline quote: So the U boat campaign did make itself felt on the Eastern Front, but the UK is out of Merchant marine.
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The Merchant U-Boat: Adventures of the Merchant U-boat book, Hardcover – November 1, by4/5(2). U-boat Prey: Merchant Sailors at War, (Images of War) Paperback – J by/5(8).
U-boat Prey: Merchant Sailors at War, – (Images of War) Kindle Edition by Philip Kaplan (Author)/5(8). The Merchant U-Boat: Adventures of the Deutschland, by Dwight R.
Messimer (, Hardcover). This book is the second of a trilogy and as such ties the other two - U-Boats in Bahamas and U-Boats in New England together.
The Bahamas book laid a foundation for the massive sinkings - over vessels. Bermuda focuses more on the counter-attack by aircraft as well as the creative rescue of over 1, Allied sailors and passengers/5(5).
The U-boat War in World War Two (Kriegsmarine, ) and World War One (Kaiserliche Marine, ) and the Allied efforts to counter the threat.
Over pages on the officers, the boats, technology and the Allied efforts to counter the U-boat threat. Wiberg successfully tells the engaging story of the oft-overlooked merchant crews who were a crucial part of the Battle of the Atlantic.
His writing informs and, as he attempted to do, inspires empathy in the reader for the officers, sailors, and passengers aboard the U-Boat victims as well as with the U-Boat crews themselves.
The Annals of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Class of History Project CD, Class of Book Committee, For its 50th Anniversary the Merchant Marine Academy Class of surveyed its members about their experience in World War II and put the information together in a limited edition l years later they turned the book into a CD.
The book’s first third juxtaposes Malta’s plight against the stories of two American merchant seamen on the Santa Elisa: Lonnie Dales and Fred Larsen, through whose eyes the battle will be viewed in.
MERCHANT U-BOAT: ADVENTURES OF DEUTSCHLAND, By Dwight R. Messimer. $ Free shipping. Images of War: U-Boat Prey Merchant Sailors at War Very Good: A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition.
No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket (if applicable) included Seller Rating: % positive. This book focuses primarily on the initial deployment of five Type IX U-boats in what Admiral Donitz called Operation Drumbeat, an event which the author describes as the "Atlantic Pearl Harbor." U, commanded by Kapitänleutnant Reinhard Hardegen, serves as the book's Reviews: Decem A Review by Anthony T.
Riggio of the book “The Mathews Men” by William Geroux I ordered this book in hardbound, form Amazon, because it was a history book and one I wanted in my library. It told the valiant yet unheralded story of the men of the US Merchant Marine Service story during time of World War II/5().
The U-boat War in World War Two (Kriegsmarine, ) and World War One (Kaiserliche Marine, ) and the Allied efforts to counter the threat. This section includes over Allied Warships and over Allied Commanders of WWII, from the US Navy, Royal Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Australian Navy, The Polish Navy and others.
By the German merchant fleet had been driven from the seas by a British blockade that had cut off Germany from foreign markets and put the nation on the verge of economic collapse. Germany's desperate response was the Deutschland, a merchant U-boat uniquely designed with an exceptionally wide beam to carry cargo.
Its brief career as a blockade-runner captured international headlines, and. The merchant U-boat adventures of the Deutschland, by Dwight R. Messimer. Published by Naval Institute Press in Annapolis, Md. Written in EnglishAuthor: Dwight Messimer.
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By Philip Kaplan, Pen & Sword, London, UK () Reviewed by Charles H. Bogart. Over the years, Pen & Sword have issued a number of Images of War books. This book is sub-titled Merchant Ships at War – Beating the U-Boats.
The book consists of eight chapters, with each chapter introduced by three to four pages of text. Merchant Marine in WWII and Battle of the Atlantic.
Albion, Robert Greenhalgh and Pope, Jennie Barnes. Sea Lanes in Wartime - The American Experience 2nd edition. New York: W. W. Norton, Archon Books, Dwight R. Messimer teaches history at San Jose State University and is the author of several titles, including The Merchant U-boat (Annapolis, ).
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