Saturday, November 3, 2018
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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 still fighting TODAY for full...

November 3, 2018
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Thursday, September 20, 2018
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 heavy cruiser...

September 20, 2018
Total Views: 517

Thursday, August 16, 2018
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 sank...

August 16, 2018
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
American Flag Ship
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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 amount of time to fathom for...

June 12, 2018
Total Views: 291

Monday, July 24, 2017
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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 intimate.”  The Guardian calls it “utterly immersive” and...

July 24, 2017
Total Views: 91

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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 watching with horror as...

December 7, 2016
Total Views: 4

Friday, December 2, 2016
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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 passed a bipartisan measure to award...

December 2, 2016
Total Views: 15

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 – considered war graves – from the bottom of the Java Sea,...

November 23, 2016
Total Views: 3

Thursday, September 1, 2016
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 Arctic convoy of military supplies steamed...

September 1, 2016
Total Views: 134

Monday, August 22, 2016
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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 day,...

August 22, 2016
Total Views: 24

Sunday, June 14, 2015
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 the news. Many employment programs offer preferential hiring...

June 14, 2015
Total Views: 16

Friday, April 17, 2015
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 in...

April 17, 2015
Total Views: 139

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Interesting

Microsoft Billionaire Paul Allen Locates Famous WWII Shipwreck

A team of researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has discovered a long-lost Japanese battleship that was sunk during WWII with the loss of over 1,000 Japanese sailors. Allen...

March 4, 2015
Total Views: 8

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Interesting

WWII ‘Battle of the Atlantic’ Shipwrecks Discovered Off North Carolina

A team of researchers led by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries have discovered two significant shipwrecks from World War II’s legendary “Battle of the Atlantic” just off Cape Hatteras,...

October 21, 2014
Total Views: 45

Friday, August 12, 2011
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Group discount site honors maritime history and World Cup sailing with today’s deal

Group discount site, Zozi, has an interesting offering today for those of you in the San Francisco Bay Area. For $57, you can purchase a first hand tour of the...

August 12, 2011
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Monday, June 6, 2011
Engineering News

NOAA, partners to search for ships lost in World War II off North Carolina

Photo of the tanker Ormidale, later renamed Bluefields, which was torpedoed and sunk in 1942 by German submarine U-576. (Credit: Historical Collections of the Great Lakes, Bowling Green State University)...

June 6, 2011
Total Views: 9

Thursday, May 19, 2011
Navy

MARAD Observes National Maritime Day With Award to Slain WWII Mariner

Maritime Administrator David Matsuda today honored the memory of Richard Oliver Kelleher during the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Maritime Day observation. Administrator Matsuda presented six posthumous awards to the...

May 19, 2011
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Uncategorized

Hospital Ship Centaur – Found After 60 Years

A ship that fueled global anger amongst mariners during World War II was recently found off Australia’s Queensland coast. The BBC tells us: An Australian World War II hospital ship,...

January 12, 2010
Total Views: 21

Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Navy

USNS Vandenberg – The Sinking Of A Cold War Relic

Earlier today the ship USNS Hoyt S. Vandenberg, was sunk about 7 miles off the coast of Key West making it the world’s second-largest intentionally sunk artificial reef. The vessel...

May 27, 2009
Total Views: 79

Tuesday, March 4, 2008
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Wilhelm Gustloff – Hitler’s Titanic

MS Wilhelm Gustloff, 9,000 lives lost in 1945 With a death toll six times greater than the Titanic, new light has been shed on MS Wilhelm Gustloff, as a result...

March 4, 2008
Total Views: 136