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
The Merchant Marine Were the Unsung Heroes of World War II
Smithsonian.com - 5/27/2016 6:53:04 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 ...
Remembering Merchant Mariners on Memorial Day
Henderson Daily Dispatch - 5/28/2016 12:18:10 PM
Yet the percentage of these civilian sailors who died in World War II was higher than ... Japan and Italy, the Merchant Marine became a major player in transporting supplies to the country’s armed forces and to its allies. Much of the equipment, fuel ...
Italian marine accused in fishermen shooting returns home from India
Hindustan Times - 5/29/2016 9:03:43 AM
Salvatore Girone (centre L) and Latorre Massimiliano (3rd R), members of the navy security team of Napoli registered Italian merchant vessel Enrica Lexie, sit in a police vehicle. (Reuters File) An Italian marine accused of killing two fishermen in India ...
2 World War II veterans honored
News Times Augusta - 5/29/2016 4:38:51 AM
Two World War II veterans were honored in a special presentation ... Fuller who served 1943 to 1946 and Gilbert C. Ward, a Merchant Marine who served from 1943 to 1945. The plaques were presented to the veterans by Joe Mullins and will be added to the ...
Remembering 'Big Boo' and other 'selfless young men with guts' in Merchant Marine
m.startribune.com - 5/26/2016 6:29:47 AM
Country.” “It was a privilege to get to meet, to know and to serve with selfless young men with guts.” Approximately 240,000 men, and a handful of women, served in the Merchant Marine during World War II. They sailed the cargo ships that delivered ...
Rancho Cordova To Honor Local Men Who Served With U.S. Merchant Marine
Capital Public Radio - 5/27/2016 10:13:30 PM
The city of Rancho Cordova will honor a group of World War II veterans that not many people know about – the U.S. Merchant Marine. The group of civilian mariners transported supplies and military personnel during the war. Though some saw combat ...
Italian marine arrives home after four years in custody in India
Channel News Asia - 5/28/2016 6:23:15 PM
ROME: An Italian marine who Indian prosecutors accuse of murdering two ... In an effort to end legal wrangling, both countries last year agreed to move their dispute to the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, which also ruled Girone should be ...
World War II bomber pilot, 96, receives Honor Salute
KSL - 5/29/2016 4:20:22 PM
Asked why he has committed so much of his life to service, Eastman says, "I love my country ... My dad was a World War II veteran, so it kind of reminded me of my dad," said Howland, a Marine Corps sergeant who flew in Vietnam as a crew member.
Maritime events in Mathews celebrate book, Merchant Marines
Daily Press - 5/16/2016 1:22:31 PM
Geroux’s recently released book “The Mathews Men” brings to life the relatively unknown story of the Merchant Marine in World War II and the hundreds of Mathews men who risked their lives for their country. Lindgren said short film will be shown on ...
Italian marine Girone returns home: Will India now get entry to the Missile Transfer Control Regime?
Firstpost - 5/29/2016 10:15:18 AM
Now that Italian marine Salvatore Girone has returned home after four years ... "It is not that dual-technology is always denied if you are not part of the MTCR," Chandra explained. "But a country needs to go through a long process in the US.
Lost at Sea on the Brink of the Second World War
The New Yorker - 5/29/2016 1:11:16 AM
And, on June 16th, it ordered the closure of all German consulates in the U.S., except the main embassy in Washington, D.C. On June 18th, the City of Wellington landed in Cape Town, and the world learned ... at the American Merchant Marine Museum, in ...
‘Hоw tо Abandоn Ship: Sinking оf SS Rоbin Mооr, 1941’ at Merchant Marine Museum
newspaperpost.com - 5/27/2016 11:17:55 PM
Established in 1942, the US Merchant Marine Academу is the onlу one of the service academies that flies the Battle Standard – a tribute to the 142 Academу cadets who perished during World War.II. One of the rooms in the museum, the “142 Gallerу ...
Accused Italian marine Salvatore Girone returns home from India
Daily News and Analysis - 5/29/2016 3:12:57 AM
An Italian marine accused of killing two fishermen in India returned home on Saturday pending a ruling on where he should be tried in a long-running case that has soured ties between the two countries. Salvatore Girone touched down in Rome after four years ...
Accused Italian Marine Returns Home From India
NDTV - 5/29/2016 1:47:03 AM
Rome, Italy: An Italian marine accused of killing two fishermen in India returned home Saturday pending a ruling on where he should be tried in a long-running case that has soured ties between the two countries. Salvatore Girone touched down in Rome after ...
Walden Honors Oregon Veterans at World War II Memorial
SoloNews - 5/29/2016 2:15:41 AM
Ruggiero served in the U.S. Marine Corps at the height of the Cold War ... or decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in nearly every city, village, and hamlet churchyard ...