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Author Melton, Herman E., 1920- author

Title An engineer's memoir of the Merchant Marine, 1942-45 / Herman E. Melton ; edited by Will Melton
Published Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2017]
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Contents War clouds -- Plebe year -- Destination Russia: SS Cornelius Harnett -- Convoy HX-220: first Atlantic crossing -- Convoy JW-52: the Murmansk run -- Life in the bull's-eye -- The treacherous voyage of Convoy RA-53 -- Arctic warriors -- A foolish cadet stunt -- Convoy ONS-174: homeward bound -- Kings Point upperclassman -- A wartime wedding at the Academy -- Across the Pacific for General MacArthur -- The sinking of the Antoine Saugrain -- Marooned on Leyte -- Witness to annihilation -- Peace and postwar reentry -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1. Men of the Cornelius Harnett, April 1943 -- Appendix 2. Captain A. van Cromphaut's report of the attack on the Antoine Saugrain -- Appendix 3. Men of the Antoine Saugrain, December 1944
Summary "Liberty's War explores the experiences of Herman Melton, from his time as a cadet at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy through his experiences at sea as a third assistant engineer. As a cadet on board the Liberty ship SS Cornelius Harnett, Melton saw action against German U-boats and bombers as part of the Murmansk Run convoys of 1943. After graduating from the academy in 1944, he shipped out to the Pacific Theatre, surviving the sinking of his Liberty ship, the SS Antoine Saugrain, and its top-secret cargo. He also helped to salvage two damaged Liberty ships before sailing in the William Sharon back to San Francisco."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Melton, Herman E.
Melton, Herman E.
Antoine Saugrain (Liberty ship)
Cornelius Harnett (Liberty ship)
Antoine Saugrain (Liberty ship)
Cornelius Harnett (Liberty ship)
Marine engineers -- United States -- Biography
Merchant marine -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Naval convoys -- Arctic Ocean -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Transportation -- Arctic Ocean
World War, 1939-1945 -- Transportation -- Pacific Ocean
Marine engineers.
Merchant marine.
Military operations, Naval -- American.
Naval convoys.
Arctic Ocean.
Pacific Ocean.
United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Personal narratives
Form Electronic book
Author Melton, Will.
LC no. 2017032329
ISBN 1682473074