United States Merchant Marine

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United States Merchant Marine

The fleet of private and government-owned, non-military ships operating in the United States. The Merchant Marine delivers cargo and passengers in peacetime. During times of war, it may be ordered to assist the U.S. Navy. Since 1988, mariners who served in wars have had access to veterans' benefits.
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Jones Act: Transportation Institute works to preserve the foundation of the US Merchant Marine: The Jones Act.
Andrews High School and went on to the US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y..
Will Melton aims to preserve his fatherAEs voice as he recounts his journey around the world from the cotton farms of the Texas Panhandle to his training at the US Merchant Marine Academy and his service on four different Liberty ships, including the SS Cornelius Harnett and the SS Antoine Saugrain.
In the months after Pearl Harbor, he realized he wanted to "get out there with the rest of the boys." He soon got an opportunity to enroll in officer training for the US Merchant Marine, but that would have kept him out of action for two years.
He graduated from the US Merchant Marine Academy in New York with a degree in Marine Engineering.
Gail Radford traces the rise of the public authority through a series of historical case studies, beginning with the Federal Fleet Corporation, a state-owned enterprise engineered by Woodrow Wilson's Treasury Secretary William McAdoo that was used to modernize the US Merchant Marine fleet.
As a young man he had served in the US Merchant Marine and was also a veteran of the US Army.
BACK on the landing stage for the first time in four years is the US merchant marine training ship Empire State on a European tour.
A specialist in electric power equipment and systems, Patel (engineering, US Merchant Marine Academy) shows how power electronics have transformed electric propulsion systems on ships, making them more attractive for both commercial and military vessels.
The Village of King's Point, located in Nassau County on the North Shore of Long Island, is home to the US Merchant Marine Academy with a population of just over 5,000 local residents.
Charnews (marine engineering, US Merchant Marine Academy) offers a textbook for a one-semester course in marine diesel engines for students who have a prior understanding of mechanical drawing, introductory thermodynamics, and the basics of diesel engines.