Training of seamen at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and Maritime Service Training Schools in the United States.
United States USA Date:1942 Duration:3 min 14 sec Sound:Yes
The legislative and maritime history of the U.S. Merchant Marine. The Maritime commission is created. A ship underway at sea. Men gather at a dock. A man watches through binoculars. The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy is opened at Kings Point in New York. Seamen are trained in the academy. They are also trained at the Maritime Service Training Schools. The seamen are given navigation and gunnery training. They are also trained in techniques of cargo handling. Men standing in uniform on the dock. They load supplies onto a ship and clean machinery. Men working on a control board. Men in a class room. An officer instructs them. They also learn to prepare food in a kitchen. They learn the work of a radio operator.
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