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Sunday, January 28, 2024
Modern Loose Lips Sink Ships poster
Navy

Loose Lips Do Not Sink Ships, Public Apathy Does

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain OpEd) Last week, two US-flagged ships manned by US Merchant Mariners were targeted by Houthis and forced to turn around. This

January 28, 2024
Total Views: 8973

Monday, May 29, 2023
Malaysia Detains Chinese Ship Linked To Suspected Illegal Salvage Of British WW2 Wrecks
Salvage

Malaysia Detains Chinese Ship Linked To Suspected Illegal Salvage Of British WW2 Wrecks

KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 (Reuters) – Malaysia’s maritime authorities on Monday said cannon shells believed to be from World War Two

May 29, 2023
Total Views: 9530

Saturday, April 22, 2023
Discovery Of WW2 Shipwreck Ends Australia’s  ‘Tragic’ Maritime Chapter
Maritime News

Discovery Of WW2 Shipwreck Ends Australia’s ‘Tragic’ Maritime Chapter

SYDNEY, April 22 (Reuters) – Australia’s Defence Minister Richard Marles said on Saturday that the wreck of a Japanese merchant ship,

April 22, 2023
Total Views: 4920

Sunday, April 16, 2023
War Sailor movie
Defense

War Sailor: A Masterpiece Sheds Light On PTSD And The Unsung Heroes Of The Sea

by John Konrad (gCaptain) As a US Merchant Marine captain, Merchant Marine veteran advocate, and the husband of a decorated Merchant Marine war veteran, I find

April 16, 2023
Total Views: 10181

Saturday, April 1, 2023
Coast Guard Commissions Newest Cutter Warren Deyampert
USCG

Coast Guard Commissions Newest Cutter Warren Deyampert

BOSTON — The Coast Guard’s newest cutter, the Coast Guard Cutter Warren Deyampert (WPC-1151), was commissioned at Coast Guard Base Boston, March 30. Chief

April 1, 2023
Total Views: 6537

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
U.S. merchant mariners receive the congressional gold medal award at the U.S. capitol
Defense

World War II Mariners Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

American Merchant Mariners who served during World War II were awarded the Congressional gold medal during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Ten

May 18, 2022
Total Views: 2768

Monday, April 25, 2022
ANZAC Merchant NAvy Troop-ship
Blog

Anzac Day, Lest We Forget World War’s Longest Lifeline

“The Merchant Navy has no real way of displaying its capabilities. There is no compulsory wearing of uniforms, no street parades led by fine military

April 25, 2022
Total Views: 4091

Sunday, September 26, 2021
Captain Mulzac
Maritime News

Pioneering Black Ship Captain Honored Alongside Merchant Marine Veterans Of WWII

Hundreds gathered on Thursday at the maritime industry’s fastest growing annual event to celebrate Merchant Marine veterans of all wars and honor the

September 26, 2021
Total Views: 4038

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Merchant Marine Veterans Challenge Coin
Blog

Why NOBODY Wants To Recognize US Merchant Marine Veterans

In this controversial episode of The REAL gCaptain Podcast Captain John Konrad explores why WWII US Merchant Marine Veterans and many Merchant Navy Allies are

November 3, 2018
Total Views: 55

Thursday, September 20, 2018
U.S. Navy Commences Oil Removal from Capsized German Cruiser ‘Prinz Eugen’ in Marshall Islands
Accidents

U.S. Navy Commences Oil Removal from Capsized German Cruiser ‘Prinz Eugen’ in Marshall Islands

The U.S. Navy, in partnership with the Army and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, have started the recovery of oil from the overturned World War II German

September 20, 2018
Total Views: 1919

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Scientists Discover Stern of World War II U.S. Destroyer Off Remote Alaskan Island
Maritime News

Scientists Discover Stern of World War II U.S. Destroyer Off Remote Alaskan Island

For almost 75 years, the stern of the destroyer USS Abner Read lay somewhere below the dark of the Bering Sea off the Aleutian island of Kiska, where it

August 16, 2018
Total Views: 41

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
American Flag ShipAn American Flag flying from a US Merchant Ship. Stock Photo Logra/ Shutterstock
Blog

US Merchant Marine Veterans Of WW2 Have Waited 75 Years And Counting

A CASE TO SUPPORT American Merchant Marine Veterans Legislature H.R. 5879 & S. 2127 By Capt. Christopher J. Edyvean (AMMV) 75 years is an enormous

June 12, 2018
Total Views: 1175

Monday, July 24, 2017
Movie Review – Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” Immersive Tour de Force, Incongruous Muddle, or Both?
Blog

Movie Review – Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” Immersive Tour de Force, Incongruous Muddle, or Both?

Christopher Nolan’s movie, Dunkirk, opened Friday to rave reviews. The New York Times calls it “a tour de force …both sweeping and

July 24, 2017
Total Views: 387

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
On 75th Anniversary, U.S. Veterans Recall Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor
News

On 75th Anniversary, U.S. Veterans Recall Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor

By Dana Feldman and Hugh Gentry LOS ANGELES/HONOLULU, Dec 7 (Reuters) – It has been 75 years, but U.S. Navy veteran James Leavelle can still recall

December 7, 2016
Total Views: 18

Friday, December 2, 2016
American Merchant Mariners' Memorial
Blog

U.S. Merchant Seaman Awarded Highest Civilian Medal

Fox News reports that the decades-long effort to recognize and honor the U.S. Merchant Marines of WWII took another step forward Wednesday when the House

December 2, 2016
Total Views: 70

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
HNLMS Kortenaer
Maritime News

Three Countries Unite To Solve Nautical Mystery

(TheGuardian) Indonesia has agreed to work with the Netherlands to investigate the mysterious disappearance of several second world war shipwrecks

November 23, 2016
Total Views: 6

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Russia Honors First British Arctic Merchant Navy Convoy
News

Russia Honors First British Arctic Merchant Navy Convoy

By Dmitry Madorsky (Reuters) British and Russian World War Two veterans gathered on Wednesday in Arkhangelsk, 75 years to the day since Britain’s first

September 1, 2016
Total Views: 288

Monday, August 22, 2016
Triton submersibles
Blog

NOAA To Explore ‘Battle of the Atlantic’ Wreckage

by Vernon Smith (NOAA) July 15, 1942. America had been in World War II for less than a year, but the fight was coming to the nation’s shores. That

August 22, 2016
Total Views: 59

Sunday, June 14, 2015
Seven Decades Later, WWII Mariners Still Fighting for Benefits, Recognition
Maritime News

Seven Decades Later, WWII Mariners Still Fighting for Benefits, Recognition

  By Capt. Christopher J. Edyvean, National President Elect, American Merchant Marine Veterans It seems wherever you look these days, veterans are in

June 14, 2015
Total Views: 112

Friday, April 17, 2015
Aircraft Carrier Hit by Two Atomic Bombs and Scuttled Decades Ago Still ‘Amazingly Intact’
Interesting

Aircraft Carrier Hit by Two Atomic Bombs and Scuttled Decades Ago Still ‘Amazingly Intact’

An underwater survey of a WWII-era aircraft carrier that was hit by two atomic bombs and scuttled over 60 years ago shows that the hull of the ship is still

April 17, 2015
Total Views: 1739
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