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004a British Ministry of War TransportIn 1939, Britain depended for her survival on maritime trade. She had the largest merchant fleet in the world. There were 1,900 ocean-going ships with crews from throughout the Commonwealth. Along with ships of friendly nations they supplied all of Britain's oil, half her food and most of her raw materials. British merchant ships also exported goods to help pay for these imports.

After the outbreak of war the destinations and cargoes of all British merchant ships came under the control of the Ministry of Shipping (later the Ministry of War Transport, Sea Transport Division). The Admiralty decided their routes. As the war progressed, British exports virtually stopped as all resources went into the war effort.
004b United States Merchant Marine
004c United States Coast GuardThe United States Coast Guard (USCG) is at all times a branch of the U.S. military, a maritime law enforcement agency, and a federal regulatory body. The Coast Guard has eleven statutory missions: Migrant Interdiction, Defense Readiness, Drug Interdiction, Ports, Waterways and Coastal Security, Other Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, Aids to Navigation, Marine Safety, Living Marine Resources, Marine Environmental Protection, and Ice Operations. As one of the seven uniformed services of the United States, and the smallest armed service of the United States, its stated mission is to protect the public, the environment, and the United States economic and security interests in any maritime region in which those interests may be at risk, including international waters and America's coasts, ports, and inland waterways.
004_BT - Buoy tenders
004_CU_ME - Cutters: Medium Endurance CuttersA cutter is any Coast Guard vessel, with a permanently assigned crew and accommodations for the extended support of that crew.
004_CU_RE - Cutters: Revenue Cutters
004_CV - Cargo vessels
004_DR - Dredging vessels
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004_FE - Ferries
004_HR - Hydrographic research vessels
004_IB - Ice breakers
004_LB - Lifeboats
004_LB_ML - Lifeboats: Motor Life Boats (MLB)The Motor Life Boat (MLB) is an integral part of a Coast Guard fleet, built to withstand the most severe conditions at sea. Designed to be self-bailing, self-righting and practically unsinkable, lifeboats are used as a heavy weather surf rescue response platform.
004_LT - Lighthouse tenders
004_LV - LightvesselsA lightvessel is a conventional ship which acts as a lighthouse. They normally have red hulls to be easily visible against blue seas and gray skies, usually with the name of the station that they are marking painted in white upper case letters on it.
Lightvessels are used in waters that are too deep for a lighthouse, and instead of marking coastlines, usually marks marine traffic routes.
004_PA - Patrol vessels
004_PS - Prison ships is a boat or ship that is used as a prison. They are considered an antiquated method of housing prisoners and have largely been replaced by land-based prisons. In the UK, a prison ship may be referred to as a hulk, and was a common form of interment in Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries.

More American prisoners of war during the American Revolutionary War died on British prison ships than died in every battle of the war combined. One such Revolutionary War ship was the HMS Jersey. (Source: Wikipedia)
004_PV - Pilot vesselsA pilot boat is used to transport pilots between land and the inbound or outbound ships that they are piloting.
004_RY - Royal yachts
004_TU_MT - Motor tugs

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