U.S. Merchant Marine
"The Merchant Marine has been around since Revolutionary War years when their
ships were armed and helped defeat the British. They were America's first Navy.
That's why the date 1775 appears on the official U.S. Merchant Marine flag. The
Coast Guard started in 1790."
Harold Schmidt, Sequim, WA
Welcome to the U.S. Merchant Marine and the U.S. Maritime Service
Dedicated to the Mariners who died in service of their country during all Wars,
including Revolutionary War, World War II, Vietnam;
and their U.S. Naval Armed Guard shipmates.
"They 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
Official U.S. Merchant Marine Flag designed by the U.S. Army
Institute of Heraldry
TALLSHIPS FROM OUR PAST
THE U.S. BRIG
NIAGARAis the reconstructed relief flagship of Commodore Oliver Hazard
Perry in the battle of lake Erie, September 10, 1813 and is the Official
Flagship of Pennsylvania.
Kalmar Nyckel - Reconstructing part of Delawares's past
Pride of Baltimore - Home Page for Pride of Baltimore II.
HMS Detroit - The British ship that Niagara engaged on September 10, 1813.
HMS Rose - Niagara's sister ship, this 17th century frigate has visited Erie on a regular basis.
The Sloop Providence - A 1976 reconstruction of the most victorious ship in the Revolutionary War, Providence is now for sale.
U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle - U.S. Coast Guard training ship.
U.S.S. Constitution - Launched in Boston on October 21, 1797; the Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship in the world.
Gazela - Philadelphia's Tall Ship, a 19th century wooden, square-rigged ship.
Naval Warship Image Archives
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER
Other Navy and Naval
History-related Web Sites from the Naval Historical Center
US Navy Ships, 1940-1945
the U.S. Naval Institute
United States Navy Home Page
Navy- Digital Images
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Home Page
Jim Mandelblatt's USS Requin Home Page
USS Requin's Home Port - Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, PA
World War II Navy Page
A very well done page, He Was a Crew Member on the USS Cassiopeia AK75 In
the WW II South Pacific.This site contains his PERSONAL NAVY MEMOIRS