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    Re: Merchant Marine In German Is:
    From: Joel Jacobs
    Date: 2004 Nov 13, 18:00 +0000
    Wolfgang,
     
    Let me step back into this again. I remember where the Deutsche Seefahrt came from that I submitted as a synonium for merchant marine..
     
    There were some WW II era C. Plath sextants that had a D.S. imprinted on their index arm. The story I was told is that it meant Deutsche Seefahrt. German Seafaring, hence German Merchant Marine. I have also seen a couple of certificates with the same imprint. This meant something different than D.H.I. which is the German Hydrographic Institute which is responsible for certifying sextants that are used in commerical service.
     
    Any clarification that you, Henry, or anyone else can provide will be appreciated.
     
    Joel Jacobs
     
     


     

    -------------- Original message from Wolfgang K�berer <koeberer{at}NAVIGATIONSGESCHICHTE.DE>: --------------


    > Dear Henry,
    > "Handelsmarine" is also a correct translation, whereas "Handelsschiffmarine"
    > is not - at least as far as my feeling for my own native tongue is
    > concerned.
    > Apart from that I`d be glad to assist you in searching for German books no
    > matter whether they`re about the "Handelsschiffmarine" or any other subject.
    > Wolfgang
    >
    > -----Urspr�ngliche Nachricht-----
    > Von: Navigation Mailing List [mailto:NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM] Im
    > Auftrag von Henry C. Halboth
    > Gesendet: Freitag, 12. November 2004 18:47
    > An: NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    > Betreff: Re: AW: MERCHANT MARINE IN GERMAN IS:
    >
    > Wolfgang, please consult Marinewoerterb! uch, 5-sprachig, herausgegeben vom
    > Oberkommando der Kriegsmarine, in about 1942, wherein merchant marine =
    > Handelsmarine; merchant navigation = Handelsschiffahrt; and, merchant
    > ship = Handelsschiff. Languages do change and Germans were/are notorious
    > for building elaborate and descriptive nouns, buit when I sailed aboard
    > German ships I described myself as being in the Handelsschiffmarine, or
    > Handelsmarine - after all, I did say "at one time". Would be interested
    > in discussing with you a search for a german book that I have been
    > looking for over the years.
       
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