Handelsmarine

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Handelsmarine


Having sailed aboard ships of the  German Merchant Navy - the  "Handelsmarine" (lit. Trade Marine) as Funkoffizier and Verwalter (two seperate positions - R/O and Purser) I have often been asked by readers what it was like, especially in comparison to the British Merchant Navy. I will fill this webpage bit by bit with my experiences. For the sake of anonymity, I will neither divulge the names of the ships nor those of their respective shipping companies. Crew members names have been replaced by aliases. Otherwise, everything else written remains "unadulterated".


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