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Ireland’s Mercantile Marine during the Second World War

An earlier version of this article was donated to Wikipedia The Irish Mercantile Marine during World War II continued essential overseas trade during the conflict, a period referred to as “The Long Watch” by Irish mariners. Irish merchant shipping ensured

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Remember City of Waterford (convoy OG74)

City of Waterford

The City of Waterford sailed in Convoy OG-74, as required by insurance companies. She was accidentally rammed and sunk. Her crew were on Walmer Castle, two days later, when they were bombed and sunk. Five, City of Waterford crew, were lost; but the life assurance was not paid.

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Why are goods transported on land called a "shipment" and why are goods transported by sea called "cargo"?