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, 2014See also: Merchant marine map
Sexual misconduct at Merchant Marine Academy has persisted, records show
Newsday - 1/13/2017 11:55:56 AM
Chelsea Tapper, a 2014 graduate of the U.S. Merchant ... U.S. Merchant Marine Academy,” Gillibrand said in a statement, referring to the Transportation Department reports and other federal documents. “The price of attending our country’s best ...
Europe's nationalist leaders launch year of election hopes
FOX News - 1/21/2017 8:54:39 AM
KOBLENZ, Germany – Nationalist leaders from major European countries are gathering in Germany to kick ... in the European Parliament brings together French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen, the Netherlands' Geert Wilders, Matteo Salvini of Italy's ...
After Trump pledges ‘America first,’ the world responds with protests and dismay
Washington Post - 1/20/2017 3:22:23 PM
Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters LONDON — If the credo of the new U.S. president is “America first,” as Donald Trump emphatically declared Friday in his strikingly nationalistic inaugural address, then where does that leave the rest of the world?
James Mattis Sworn In As US Defense Secretary
Eurasia Review - 1/21/2017 8:54:39 AM
Mattis retired from the Marine Corps in 2013 ... Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing last week. The world is awash in change, Mattis told the committee. “Our country is still at war in Afghanistan, and our troops are fighting against ...
Lucas Purdy nominated to West Point and Merchant Marine academies
Portsmouth Daily Times - 1/18/2017 9:08:21 PM
Purdy, who was a standout in sports and academics has been nominated to the U.S. Army Academy at West Point and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy ... and I would be proud to have them serve our country in the military,” Portman said.
Soviet Merchant Marine
globalsecurity.org - 9/6/2011 11:59:22 PM
In World War II, the Merchant Marine became virtually ... reportedly calling at more than 800 ports in over 90 countries. The Soviet merchant marine was a prime mover in the high pressure move which led to the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.
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 ...
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 age 16. Just months after signing up, he was on the high seas en route to England and France with troops and critical supplies, vulnerable to enemy attack during World War II. “I wanted to see the ...
Area World War II veterans honored at ceremony
WMBF NEWS - 1/20/2017 8:23:02 PM
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The Merchant Marine Were the Unsung Heroes of World War II
Smithsonian.com - 5/26/2016 11:19:06 PM
“He was associated with rotgut whiskey, waterfront brawls and quickie strikes that held up big passenger ships at New York, New Orleans and San Francisco . . .” The era was the earliest stages of the United States’ involvement in World War ...
Hyundai Merchant Marine pitching hard to secure 2M membership
hellenicshippingnews.com - 11/20/2016 10:25:29 PM
South Korea’s Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. is making last-minute pitch to get on the world’s largest shipping alliance 2M ... fielded by the Korean government to take the place of the country’s largest container liner. But the shipper which went ...
What is the country with the largest merchant marine fleet in the world?
www.quora.com - 12/19/2016 6:34:50 AM
Is this a serious question? Fine. I’m going to suppress my urge to violate BNBR. In any presidential election at least 85% of blacks vote Democratic. This is for historical reasons that are well-known. Obama was the first and perhaps last time that many ...
How the world reacted to Donald Trump's inauguration as US president
The Guardian - 1/21/2017 8:40:20 AM
“We stand united against opportunists such as Frauke Petry and the AfD, Marine Le Pen, Geert Wilders and Nigel Farage ... speech to fight back against the “ravages of other countries”, China’s Global Times, a Communist party tabloid, said the ...
Longtime Norristown Man, World War II Merchant Marine, Passes At 89
Patch - 10/10/2016 12:15:33 PM
He was a Eucharistic Minister and over 50 yr. participant at Malvern Retreat House. Gus served his country as a Merchant Marine during World War ll.. His Army service following the war as a radio repairman led Gus to a long employment with the Borroughs ...
Unsung Heroes of World War II: Seamen of the Merchant Marine still struggle for recognition
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 5/29/2004 11:59:38 PM
Former Merchant Marine member ... of veterans who served in World War II," said Dugan, himself a decorated veteran of both Vietnam and Desert Storm. "The military and the U.S. government put this onus on these people. In this country, that's unthinkable."