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Sink All the Shipping There : The Wartime Loss of Canada's Merchant Ships and Fishing Schooners. First Edition  in dustjacket., McKEE, Fraser M.
Author Name:    McKEE, Fraser M.

Title:   Sink All the Shipping There : The Wartime Loss of Canada's Merchant Ships and Fishing Schooners. First Edition in dustjacket.

Publisher:    Vanwell Publishing, St. Catharines, ON, 2004, ISBN:1551250551 2004

ISBN Number:   1551250551 / 9781551250557

Seller ID:   64274

McKEE, Fraser M. "Sink All the Shipping There" : The Wartime Loss of Canada's Merchant Ships and Fishing Schooners. [Foreword by John D. Leitch]. St. Catharines, Ontario : Vanwell Publishing, (2004). First Printing. Pp (8),ix-xii,[13]-336. Illustrated with numerous b&w photos of ships to text. 8vo (160 x 235 mm), black paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to spine.

Fraser M. McKee (b. 1925, Toronto).

"While researching his previous book, The Canadian Naval Chronicle, the author discovered brief accounts of merchant ship sinkings. He soon realized that these often tragic stories deserved a fuller treatment.

Between September 1939 and May 1945, 25,343 merchant ships sailed from North American ports to Britain. In the Canadian-registered ships, 1,629 men and women were lost of the approximately 12,000 who served in them. This book pays tribute to their service and their ships. The sixty accounts of ship losses told here are grouped according to owners or other common elements. Each includes an account of the sinking, the movements of the attacker, a list of crew lost and sources used. Summary tables give details of ownership, convoy group, and means of destruction in a quick reference format.

An extensive introduction provides a background on the merchant ships and their wartime management; crewing; DEMS program; the convoy system; and the opponent threat - a valuable document in itself." - from jacket flap.

"The merchant ship sinkings during the Second World War have long been recognized, but their stories have never before been told so fully. The author has researched these sixty accounts from primary sources and, where possible from interviews with the survivors or their families. Some are complete, with lists of crews lost, details of ship movements and the attacking U boats." -from rear of the dust jacket.

There is an index of ships that is over two pages long and [81] U-Boats listed in the Index of U-Boats.

1. Canadian Steamship Lines Loses Five Little Lakers;

2. Four Early Losses: Thorold, Trevisa, Maplecourt, J.B. White;

3. Three Varied Losses: Mont Louis, Oakton, Watuka;

4. Two Ships Sunk in the Iron Ore Trade: Lord Strathcona, Rose Castle;

5. Shinai: A Unique Seizure and Loss;

6. Two Ships Lost to Heavy German Warships in the Same Month: A.D. Huff, Canadian Cruiser;

7. N.M. Paterson Loses Eleven Ships to War;

8. Four Imperial Oil Tankers Sunk;

9. CNSS Loses Two Lady Boats and One Freighter: Cornwallis;

10. Canadian Pacific: Two Losses, Few Casualties: Empress of Asia, Princess Marguerite;

11. Upper Lakes and St. Lawrence Transport Loses Six Little Lakers;

12. Two Ships of Markland Shipping Lost: Vineland, Liverpool Packet;

13. The Bullying U-boats Sink Seven Fishing Vessels;

14. The Park Steamships Company Loses Four and a Half Ships;

15. Two Captured Ships, Both Sunk: Bic Island, Vancouver Island;

16. Five Foreign Ships Borrowed and Lost: Erik Boye, St. Malo, Europa, Carolus, Chr. J. Kampmann;

17. Seven Newfoundland Losses;

18. Some Ships Sunk "By Other Means": Three not Canadian Registered.

With appendices:

1. Canadian and Newfoundland Ships Lost; A Summary;

2. Means of Destruction: Merchant Ships;

3. Losses in Convoy;

4. All Merchant Ships Lost, Listed by Owners;

5. Casualty Rates, Merchant Navy and RCN;

6. Convoy Statistics and "Other Losses".
With bibliography and index.

Very good in dustjacket. 30.00


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