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Ship Sinkings and Other Issues

Ship Sinkings and Other Issues

Discover some of the sinkings and disasters that plagued the ships to come out of the Camden Delaware River area such as the Polanica fire, El Faro & Marine Electric sinkings, and the fate of the Merchant Marine and Reserve Fleets in WWII.

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Polanica Fire

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Learn about the fire that engulfed the Polish freighter in 1961.

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Brittle Fracture of Ship Side Shell

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Welded construction, poor material.

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Sinking of El Faro and Marine Electric

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Flooding affect on ship stability.

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Congressional Medal

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for those serving in WWII as merchant mariners

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Merchant Marine in WWII

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Learn about the Merchant Marines during WWII.

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Break Bulk vs Container

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Shipping Break Bulk process vs Container process.

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Washington Naval Conference

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Learn about the 1922 Washington Disarmament Naval Conference.

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The need for ships to support WWI addressed by USSB

United States Shipping Board

Navigating at Sea

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Navigating at sea 1960 to 1980

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