Content Sources & Photo Credits

Content Sources and Photo Credits

Content Sources:

Sealift Magazine, issues from 1962-66 scanned and digitized in Google Books.

Video tour of SS American Victory is from the gCaptain website.

The Sitmar Victory ships history is in Reuben Goosens Classic Liners website

Victory ship conversions described in Ocean Liners: An Illustrated History by Peter Newall (pub. 2018 in UK)

US Coast Guard Loran C User Handbook (1992)

New York Ships to Foreign Ports: 1939-45, by John Mozolak (Web Page)

Last of the Boom Ships, by Jim Whalen

A Tale of Two Colliers, by Bill Lee

Naval Cover Museum (Web Collection)

Postal History of US Naval Ships Named for Jewish Notables (Web Collection)

Atlantic Voyageur August 1963 from Henry Kargel

More 1962-63 Atlantic Voyageur issues added 9/17, furnished by Doug Hanahan, scanned by Marty Rombach

A Note on 50 Years of Multibeam, article in Hydro International, May-June 2013

Oceanographic Ships Fore and Aft, by Stewart B. Nelson, NAVOCEANO, 1971

United States Maritime Service Training Manual, Engineering Branch Training, 1944

USS Liberty Mechanical Systems Drawings by Lt. George Golden and Jim Williamson EM3 (1964-65)

New York City port arrivals passenger and crew lists (

WW II enlistment records in

War Shipping Administration press release February 19, 1944: Release of Army Inductees

Fort Ritchie has storied history, article in Hagerstown Herald-Mail, June 30, 2008

Shipping schedule collection of Björn Larsson

Legends and Superstitions of the Sea and of Sailors, by Fletcher S. Bassett, published in 1885

Slowbell's Deck: Memoirs of a Retired Merchant Seaman by Carl Friberg

Nautical titles and orders from the NOAA Teacher at Sea and the Navy History and Heritage websites

Shipping out: My Experiences on a Commercial Tanker, by Captain George Stewart, USN (Ret.) January 23, 2014
US Naval Institute

Photo Credits:

Maine Historical Society (photo of collier SS Oakey L. Alexander)

SS Samsoaring photo from

Palm Beach Post photo archives

Waterbury Victory at Honolulu photos from University of Hawaii Library

Postal cachet from Naval Cover Museum

Engine room video screen captures (SS American Victory) from

Background image: USCGS chart of Pacific ocean west of Seattle

Photos from Chet Headley added 8/17

Official US Navy photos

Naval History and Heritage Command

All Hands Magazine photo archives

Photos from Marty Rombach added 3/17

Personal collection of photos

Technical References for LORAC Radio Navigator:

International Hydrographic Review, a publication of the International Hydrographic Bureau (Monaco)

Review of Marine Navigation Systems and Techniques, Dept. of the Navy, BUSHIPS 1965

Installation and Evaluation of Lorac Precise Navigation System, by R. E. Shrum Lt. USCG, US Navy Postgraduate School, December 1968

Evaluation of Lorac Radiolocation System for Conducting Speed and Maneuvering Trials of Naval Vessels, by Q.R. Robinson and J.A. Heffner, February 1960

Exmouth Gulf Marine Seismic Survey, Western Australia, 1961, by West Australian Petroleum Pty. Ltd