Definition: Merchant marine may be defined as all ships engaged in the carriage of goods; or all commercial vessels (as opposed to all nonmilitary ships), which excludes tugs, fishing vessels, offshore oil rigs, etc. This entry contains information in four fields - total, ships by type, foreign-owned, and registered in other countries.
Total includes the number of ships (1,000 GRT or over), total DWT for those ships, and total GRT for those ships. DWT or dead weight tonnage is the total weight of cargo, plus bunkers, stores, etc., that a ship can carry when immersed to the appropriate load line. GRT or gross register tonnage is a figure obtained by measuring the entire sheltered volume of a ship available for cargo and passengers and converting it to tons on the basis of 100 cubic feet per ton; there is no stable relationship between GRT and DWT.
Ships by type includes a listing of barge carriers, bulk cargo ships, cargo ships, chemical tankers, combination bulk carriers, combination ore/oil carriers, container ships, liquefied gas tankers, livestock carriers, multifunctional large-load carriers, petroleum tankers, passenger ships, passenger/cargo ships, railcar carriers, refrigerated cargo ships, roll-on/roll-off cargo ships, short-sea passenger ships, specialized tankers, and vehicle carriers.
Foreign-owned are ships that fly the flag of one country but belong to owners in another.
Registered in other countries are ships that belong to owners in one country but fly the flag of another.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Merchant marine map
Politicians Push Importance of Merchant Mariner Bill
The Maritime Executive - 5/26/2015 11:13:31 AM
During World War II over 200,000 Americans served in the Merchant Marine. The Merchant Marine also had higher casualty rates than any branch of the armed service with the exception of the Marines. However, merchant mariners were denied any veteran benefits ...
Wreath-laying ceremony honors National Maritime Day
Star News Online - 5/22/2015 5:37:39 PM
... have been critical to our national defense since the country's beginning, but particularly so during World War. "During World War II, more than 200,000 Americans served Merchant Marine, and over 6,800 American seafarers lost their lives as a result of ...
The Record - 5/24/2015 5:20:58 PM
SARATOGA SPRINGS >> Forty-five Capital Region veterans are getting the trip of a lifetime in appreciation for serving their country during World War II and the Korean ... resident Harold Bennett Jr., 92, a merchant marine whose ship was sunk during a ...
Port developments reflect the country’s promising maritime future
theworldfolio.com - 5/28/2015 1:27:10 PM
The Republic of the Congo is developing its logistics network by investing in new deepwater ports that will connect with highways and even airports, enabling the Central African country to not ... Civil Aviation and the Merchant Marine.
Thompson announced service academy appointees
Times-Herald - 5/27/2015 6:50:28 PM
Each year, members of Congress nominate candidates to attend four service academies: Air Force Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy ... “These three young men will receive both a world class education and the skills they need to become tomorrow ...
Presidential Proclamation – National Maritime Day, 2015
OfficialWire - 5/19/2015 11:53:27 PM
Through periods of conflict and times of peace, our Nation has relied on the United States Merchant Marine to transport ... Ninety percent of the world's commerce moves by sea, and businesses across our country rely on domestic and international trade ...
Greenwich service honors those who 'wrote a blank check' to the country
Greenwich Time - 5/25/2015 9:30:19 PM
Turner and Marine Pfc. Jonathan Hughes ... "It's always a wonderful thing to remember those who served and died for our country," said Don Merchant, who served from 1961 to 1964 in the Air Force in Mississippi, Massachusetts and Labrador, Canada.
Countries with the largest merchant marine
Mongabay - 1/24/2010 11:57:35 PM
Merchant marine may be defined as all ships engaged in the carriage ... This entry contains information in four fields - total, ships by type, foreign-owned, and registered in other countries. Total includes the number of ships (1,000 GRT or over), total ...
Veteran joined Merchant Marine during World War II to 'help save the country’
Ocala StarBanner - 5/5/2013 8:34:54 PM
Elmore "Elmo" Berthelot joined the Merchant Marine at ... vulnerable to enemy attack during World War II. “I wanted to see the world and help save the country. I saw Big Ben,” said Berthelot, 85, in an interview at the Ocala Palms home he shares ...
Alfred Lee “Al” Izatt
Daily World - 5/26/2015 8:28:53 AM
He returned to Everett and joined the Merchant Marine, where he traveled to many countries. Al was married to Marilyn Jean Temmermand on Sept. 1, 1951, in the First Baptist Church of Everett by Reverend Elroy Shikles. They resided in Everett until moving ...
Memorial Day ceremony
Curry Coastal Pilot - 5/27/2015 9:53:36 AM
“In World War I and World War II ... Bremer concluded the ceremony by recognizing the hundreds of Merchant Marines who died during wartime, and the Navy men who served as gunners on the unarmed Merchant Marine boats. He also gave special recognition ...
Fineran's Photos: Memorial Day
New Jersey Online - 5/24/2015 10:35:56 PM
The Fleet Week photos, the first ship is the USS New York, made from steel from the World Trade Center buildings. The Merchant Marine Memorial is located along the Hudson River in Battery Park. The Battleship New Jersey is located in the Delaware River in ...
Lobley, Felch top MVHS Class of 2015
The Camden Herald - 5/24/2015 1:57:33 AM
Next year Lobley will study Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, whose aerospace program is ranked as the third best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report noted ... and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. Felch ...
Merchant Marine veterans of World War II still waiting for full compensation decades later
Oregonian - 11/10/2011 9:59:20 PM
is a fairly common response to mention of the Merchant Marine. But merchant mariners played a critical support role for the Navy and other branches during World War II ... past Cape Town to the country then known as Ceylon. His ships weren't attacked ...
Aging veterans lend historic perspective to Memorial Day
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 5/25/2015 8:22:55 AM
Richard Clark, 90, served in the Army Air Forces during World War II, training to be a navigator on ... A classmate who served in the Merchant Marine during the war never came home. So on this holiday, he doesn't forget. "To me, just remembering the ...