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Re: Civilian Shipping

From: Ryan M Gill <monty@a...>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 1999 16:39:05 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: Civilian Shipping

On Thu, 26 Aug 1999, Michael Llaneza wrote:

> the British used a few liners as auxiliary warships in WWI and WWII, 
> the Germans used a few as raiders. The HM(M)S Carmania fought a duel 
> with the Cap Trafalgar, both were originally liners (both ships 
> sank). I've heard of very few troopship losses in WWI or WWII, I've 

The US had a number of Converted Troop ships. Surprisingly there were a 
number of things tha had to be done to make them workable for troopship 
duty. The easy part was striiping out the really expensive furnishings 
and adding some basic defensive weapons. The hard part was fitting a
larger Water Purification plant for the increased capacity of people on 

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