Maritime Academy Graduate: Memoir Of A Third
The U.S. maritime industry hit rock bottom starting in the early 1980's, right around the time the author was graduating from the California Maritime Academy. Even in his yearbook it warned about how bad things were—it was a time of cost cutting, reduced wages, desperate shipping companies and a lack of jobs. Eventually he made his way out to sea as both an able-bodied seaman and as a third mate. He saw first-hand what it was like out there; from the crazy captains to the weary sailors, and from the bad food to the dangerous working conditions. This book covers it all, and while the ships he sailed on were all scrapped long ago, the stories of the industry and what it took to make it on them, are remembered. This is his story.
- ASIN: B07FDTN1J5
Braving the Wartime Seas: A Tribute to the Cadets and Graduates of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and Cadet Corps Who Died during World War
Political and Military Statements in Support of the Thousands of Merchant Mariners Including Those We Honor in This Book Braving the Wartime Seas "The Academy serves the Merchant Marine as West Point serves the Army and Annapolis serves the Navy . . " (September 30, 1943, dedication of USMMA campus) President Franklin D. Roosevelt "The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril" Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill "This is a hundredth gone. Too damned many of these fine lads gone. Wish there was more we could do to minimize losses" Captain Richard R. McNulty, June 16, 1943 Note on report of death of a Cadet-Midshipman "They 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" Quotes from Douglas MacArthur, General of the U.S. Army "Yours 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 'Well done'" Admiral Harold R. Stark, Commander of U.S. Naval Forces in Europe "Our operations would not have been possible without the strong support o...
- ASIN: 1493186159
California Maritime Academy and School Photography (Picture
Photography of various schools around the United States shot by a photographer
- ASIN: B0756F7NNN
The Maritime World of Ancient Rome (Supplements To The Memoirs Of The American Academy In
It was not until the third century BCE that geopolitical realities beyond Italy forced Rome to recognize the importance of the sea to its own fate. Two centuries later, following the fall of Egypt in 30 BCE, Rome emerged as the dominant maritime power. Once in place, Rome's dominance of the sea became an important component of its imperial history. No other power before or since has controlled the Mediterranean basin or exercised an imperial naval tenure to such an extent.Derived from the proceedings of the conference "The Maritime World of Ancient Rome" held at the American Academy in Rome 27-29 March 2003, this volume was conceived to provide a forum for recent research on subjects relating to the maritime life of Rome and the vast empire it created. With contributions from eminent scholars from around the world, this volume builds upon and extends the scope of the American Academy in Rome's first volume on Rome's maritime life, The Seaborne Commerce of Ancient Rome: Studies in Archaeology and History. It will be of interest to scholars investigating maritime aspects of the Roman period and to upper level students studying the maritime affairs of the Roman period.Cover Credit: Roman merchantman under sail entering or leaving Portus, ca. 3rd century AD. Courtesy Fototeca Unione,...
- ASIN: 0472115812
The Track of the Golden Bear: The California Maritime Academy
Profusely illustrated history of the California Maritime Academy Schoolships.
- ASIN: 0963758683
Heritage of the Sea: The Training Ships of Maine Maritime
Set on Maine's rocky coast, enveloped in centuries of maritime tradition, Maine Maritime Academy has trained generations of seafarers. This is the full history of the Academy and her 14 training ships, from the sailing schooner Mattie (built in 1882 and still an active ship!) to the modern State of Maine ex-Tanner
- ASIN: 1889901121
My Life at Kings Point: The Longest Days and The Shortest
I graduated from Kings Point in 1971. It was the last engineering class in our history to graduate using only a slide rule. Portable calculators were not available until September of the year I graduated – a few months too late! It was not my intention to write a book about my four years at Kings Point – it was a chapter of a different book I’m writing. I was urged by my college roommate, close friend, and confidant, Tom, to focus my attention on the US Merchant Marine Academy four-year period and tell some stories about those experiences. A huge number of books about the other U.S. service academies both fiction and nonfiction have been written, but very few about the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. You’ll discover, Kings Point is an unusual military college to attend, and all alumni treasure the experience for a variety of reasons. I came of age in the 1960s and lived through the assassination of some of the most influential people of our time, grew up in the exact location where the Woodstock event of 1969 took place, and I watched as our brightest people worked with a national purpose to land men on the moon and bring them back to Earth safely. This is an accounting of how I first decided to attend Kings Point and the four years I spent learning the Kings Point ...
- ASIN: B077DYMD85
Fair winds, stormy seas: 50 years of Maine Maritime
Just two years before the entry of the U.S. into WWII, the first class arrived in Castine to begin a training program which would lead to a license in the Merchant Marine or a commission in the Navy. This is the story, in text and photos, of the childhood and rebellious adolescence of a unique institution, which is occasionally its own worst enemy, but more often a national leader in its field.
- ASIN: 0941238091
In the Shadow of Greatness: Voices of Leadership, Sacrifice, and Service from America's Longest
"These proud Annapolis graduates provide a glimpse of the achievements of and contributions made by today's young service members, making a strong case that they are worthy of being called the next great generation." --Publishers Weekly
- ASIN: 1682472477
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