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U.S. Merchant Vessel War Casualties of World War II

Robert M. Browning

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ISBN 10: 1557500878 / ISBN 13: 9781557500878
Published by Naval Inst Pr, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Firs edition. Hardcover in blue cloth stamped in gilt. xxii+575 pp. with index, bibliography, glossary. Illustrated. Encyclopedic reference work on the casualties of United States Mechant vessels during WWII. By the end of the war, some 5600 of these military/civilian ships had played a role. Each entry provides the name, tonnage, year built, type, owner, etc of each vessels along with a paragrah on its damage or destruction and eventual disposition. Fine, bright example, bookplate front pastedown, and small ownership stamp and notation from an historical society. Issued without dust jacket. Quite scarce. Bookseller Inventory # E11542B

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Title: U.S. Merchant Vessel War Casualties of World...

Publisher: Naval Inst Pr

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First edition

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An account of the tremendous losses suffered by the American Merchant Marine during the war, identifying those ships flying under the American flag (including Philippine vessels) that the Coast Guard and the Navy documented as receiving damage or being lost through some action of the enemy, as well as the attendant circumstances of their loss. Browning uses the Coast Guard's determination of a war casualty, rather than the Navy's Survivors Statements, to define the entries. Includes an appended listing of poorly documented losses, and a glossary. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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