Merchant Marine Officers' Handbook
This handbook as been the bible for the seagoing deck officer since it first appeared in 1942. It has also found a place ashore on the desks of port captains, marine superintendents, port directors, and marine safety officers. It is designed to be a convenient and authoritative reference for the seagoing officer as well as the shore side maritime industry. This edition has also been written to serve as a textbook for use at maritime academies, and for use by a "hawsepiper" preparing to sit for his first license.