||War clouds -- Plebe year -- Destination Russia: SS Cornelius Harnett -- Convoy HX-220: first Atlantic crossing -- Convoy JW-52: the Murmansk run -- Life in the bull's-eye -- The treacherous voyage of Convoy RA-53 -- Arctic warriors -- A foolish cadet stunt -- Convoy ONS-174: homeward bound -- Kings Point upperclassman -- A wartime wedding at the Academy -- Across the Pacific for General MacArthur -- The sinking of the Antoine Saugrain -- Marooned on Leyte -- Witness to annihilation -- Peace and postwar reentry -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1. Men of the Cornelius Harnett, April 1943 -- Appendix 2. Captain A. van Cromphaut's report of the attack on the Antoine Saugrain -- Appendix 3. Men of the Antoine Saugrain, December 1944.
||"Liberty's War explores the experiences of Herman Melton, from his time as a cadet at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy through his experiences at sea as a third assistant engineer. As a cadet on board the Liberty ship SS Cornelius Harnett, Melton saw action against German U-boats and bombers as part of the Murmansk Run convoys of 1943. After graduating from the academy in 1944, he shipped out to the Pacific Theatre, surviving the sinking of his Liberty ship, the SS Antoine Saugrain, and its top-secret cargo. He also helped to salvage two damaged Liberty ships before sailing in the William Sharon back to San Francisco."--Provided by publisher.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references.|
|Issued in other form||Online version: Melton, Herman E., 1920- Engineer's memoir of the Merchant Marine, 1942-45. Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press,  9781682473078|
|ISBN||9781591146407 paperback ; alkaline paper|
|ISBN||1591146402 paperback ; alkaline paper|