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.
Learn about the fire that engulfed the Polish freighter in 1961.
Brittle Fracture of Ship Side Shell
Welded construction, poor material.
Sinking of El Faro and Marine Electric
Flooding affect on ship stability.
for those serving in WWII as merchant mariners
Merchant Marine in WWII
Learn about the Merchant Marines during WWII.
Break Bulk vs Container
Shipping Break Bulk process vs Container process.
Washington Naval Conference
Learn about the 1922 Washington Disarmament Naval Conference.
The need for ships to support WWI addressed by USSB
United States Shipping Board
Navigating at Sea
Navigating at sea 1960 to 1980