American Merchant Marine at War
Dedicated to the Mariners who died in service of their country during all Wars, including Revolutionary War, World War II, Korea, Vietnam; and their U.S. Naval Armed Guard shipmates

President Franklin D. Roosevelt"[Mariners] have written one of its most brilliant chapters. They have delivered the goods when and where needed in every theater of operations and across every ocean in the biggest, the most difficult and dangerous job ever undertaken. As time goes on, there will be greater public understanding of our merchant's fleet record during this war [World War II]."

President Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Merchant Marine Flag
Official U.S. Merchant Marine Flag approved by the
U.S. Army Institute of Heraldry

Frequently Asked Questions

Applying for Veteran's Status DD214
WWII Merchant Marine and ATS

How to get mariner's service record

How to research history of a ship

Where to buy ship photos

Merchant Marine Jobs


Capt. George Duffy's POW Page
Captain Duffy, a POW of both Germans and Japanese during WWII writes from that perspective (13 articles) 
Capt. George Duffy
crossed the bar 2/28/17

Merchant Marine at War

Casualties in WW II

Army Transport Service
History. Comparison of U.S. Army and U.S. Navy Vessels in World War II

Army Transportation Corps Training School

MSTS and Military Sealift Command
History, Korean War, Europe, Arctic, Tankers, Troopships, Reserve Fleet, Special Missions

Medals, Insignia, Posters

Featured at

Merchant Marine WWII Training

USMS patch

Ships and Shipyards

Equipment aboard in WWII
Bruce Felknor's Page
The Forgotten Heroes of World World War II
(12 articles)
Bruce Felknor crossed the bar 09/27/08

Veteran Status

Veteran Organizations


mini information sheetInformation Sheet
One page flyer to download re WW II Merchant Marine

Merchant Marine Items for Sale
Posters, books, hats, patches

Books, Articles, Quotes, Speeches

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