Kaiser's Merchant Ships in World War I

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Germany's merchant marine fleet—the second largest in the world prior to 1914—played an unintended but decisive role in that nation's defeat in World War I. There were those ships that went to war for the Kaiser on the high seas, those that stayed at home or otherwise played no significant part in the conflict, and those which were commandeered (mostly in 1917 and by the United States) and used against Germany. This is a well illustrated history, both practical and romantic, of the association each ship may have ...
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Overview

Germany's merchant marine fleet—the second largest in the world prior to 1914—played an unintended but decisive role in that nation's defeat in World War I. There were those ships that went to war for the Kaiser on the high seas, those that stayed at home or otherwise played no significant part in the conflict, and those which were commandeered (mostly in 1917 and by the United States) and used against Germany. This is a well illustrated history, both practical and romantic, of the association each ship may have had with famous people and events of the war, and of the fates of the ships that comprised that fleet.

Author Biography: William Lowell Putnam is presently the sole trustee of Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona, and North American delegate to the International Association of Alpine Societies (UIAA). He has written many books including McFarland's John Peter Zenger and the Fundamental Freedom (1997, $30). He lives in Flagstaff.

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Putnam (trustee, Lowell Observatory) describes the role of the German merchant marine fleet in World War I. He discusses the relationship between the fleet and the events of the war, and tells what happened to particular ships. He identifies those ships which went overseas to war, those captured by the United States and used against Germany, and those that sat the war out. An appendix lists the name, owner, year built, gross reg tons, location on 8-3-14, and the year of demise for numerous ships in the fleet. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780786409235
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/11/2001
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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William Lowell Putnam served as vice chairman of the Association of Maximum Service Telecasters, among his multitude of other professional credits. He is the sole trustee of the Lowell Observatory and lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface 1
1 Background 7
2 Overview 16
3 The Leadership 23
4 Inventory 39
5 The Great Kaiser 45
6 Cap Trafalgar 56
7 Kronprinz Wilhelm 65
8 Prinz Eitel Friedrich 81
9 Batavia and Berlin 91
10 The Crown Princes 99
11 The Litigation 116
12 Kaiser Wilhelm II 126
13 The Barbarossa Class 130
14 The Heavyweights 148
15 Presidents and Cities 168
16 Lesser Players at War 175
17 The Stay-at-Homes 189
18 Mowe 201
19 Eagles, Meteors and Wolves 208
20 The Last Gasp 217
Appendix 223
Notes 237
Index 247
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