Shipping Company Losses of the Second World War

Shipping Company Losses of the Second World War

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Although the Merchant Navy suffered a higher percentage loss than any of the Armed Forces in the Second World War, few people today are aware of this or have even heard of them. Thirty-three thousand merchant seamen died, while others were severely injured both physically and mentally. This book is an attempt to dispel the ignorance and brings together a wealth of information concerning ship losses, including ships' names, captains, routes lost on, coordinates when lost, date, time and loss of life. A former wartime Merchant Navy man himself, Malcolm presents a compendium of shipping company losses that is staggering in scale. This work is a valuable addition to any Second World War or shipping enthusiast's collection.Fortyseven were picked upbythe destroyer HMS Witherington (LtR. Horncastle) and landedat Halifax the nextday. BRITISH RELIANCE (CaptainA. Henney). Bound for the UK, sailing in Convoy SC.26whichleft Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 20 Marchanbsp;...

Title:Shipping Company Losses of the Second World War
Author: Ian M Malcolm
Publisher:The History Press - 2013-07-01

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