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American Merchant Marine at War
Dedicated to the Mariners who died in service of their country during all Wars, including Revolutionary War, World War II, Korea, Vietnam; and their U.S. Naval Armed Guard shipmates
President Franklin Roosevelt"[Mariners] have written one of its most brilliant chapters. They have delivered the goods when and where needed in every theater of operations and across every ocean in the biggest, the most difficult and dangerous job ever undertaken. As time goes on, there will be greater public understanding of our merchant's fleet record during this war [World War II]."

President Franklin D. Roosevelt

official Merchant Marine flag
Official U.S. Merchant Marine Flag designed by the U.S. Army Institute of Heraldry

Frequently Asked Questions

Applying for Veteran's Status DD214
WWII Merchant Marine and ATS

How to get mariner's service record

How to research history of a ship

Where to buy ship photos

Merchant Marine Jobs

Shipmate Search
Search posted messages.

Maritime Day Proclamation 2006

Discharge Petition #14 Would Allow Congress to Vote on H.R. 23
Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Steve Buyer is blocking a vote on H.R. 23. We critically need 218 Members of Congress to override him by signing Discharge Petition #14. Discharge Petition now has 181. 11/17/06

Contact Member of Congress
and Senate: Belated Thank You to the Merchant Mariners of WW II Act
Cosponsors HR 23 House: 267
S 1272 Senate: 41

Multimedia CD Available
presents a "mini" history of Merchant Marine during WW II to show Member of Congress

Information Sheet about H.R. 23 and S. 1272

Capt. George Duffy's POW Page
Captain Duffy, a POW of both Germans and Japanese during WWII writes from that perspective (13 articles) 

Merchant Marine at War

burning tanker

Casualties in WW II

Army Transport Service
History. Comparison of U.S. Army and U.S. Navy Vessels in World War II

Army Transportation Corps Training School

MSTS and Military Sealift Command
History, Korean War, Europe, Arctic, Tankers, Troopships, Reserve Fleet, Special Missions

Medals, Insignia, Posters

Reunions & Conferences

AMMV Convention 2007
May 16-20, Linthicum Heights, MD 08/27/06

Hoffman Island Radio Association May 15-18, Linthicum Heights, MD 08/29/06

Featured at

Merchant Marine WWII Training

Ships and Shipyards

Equipment aboard in WWII
Books, Articles, Quotes, Speeches

Bruce Felknor's Page
The Forgotten Heroes of World World War II

Bruce Felknor, writes about merchant marine history (12 articles)


mini information sheetInformation Sheet
One page flyer to download re WW II Merchant Marine

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