Attorneys for the maritime worker
since 1970

June 2017

Memorial Day And The Merchant Marine PDF


Memorial Day is a good time to honor those Merchant Marines who sailed the merchant ships in World War II, supplying the Allied forces with everything they needed to fight on foreign soil. The Merchant Marine suffered a higher casualty rate than any branch of the military, but were never fully recognized for their critical role in the war. Even to this day, they are still fighting for benefits promised to them but never received. These mariners should be recognized and remembered for their brave service, not just today, but every day. Here is a link for further reading

Question From The Bridge

I’m curious about the role of the Merchant Marine in World War II. Can you recommend any books on the topic? Peter S. Los Angeles, CA.

Dear Peter,
Yes, there have been some great books written on this subject. Here are just a few recommendations: The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler’s U-boats, by William Geroux, Heroes in Dungarees: The Story of the American Merchant Marine in World War II, by John Bunker, and Patriots and Heroes: True Stories of the U.S. Merchant Marine in World War II, by Gerald Reminick.

Temporary Address Change

We have relocated to San Francisco while our new Oakland space undergoes renovation from fire damage. We have offices on both sides of the Bay to serve you! Look for our Oakland opening sometime in late spring. In the meantime, please contact us at

The Law Offices of Cavin and Marks, Jr.
535 Pacific Avenue, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94133

Our phone and fax remain the same
Ph: 510-291-4743

About Our Law Firm

For more than four decades, merchant mariners, longshoremen, fishermen and harbor workers plying their trades at sea, on the docks, on our U.S. coastal waters and inland waterways have turned to the maritime law firm of Law Offices of Cavin and Marks, Jr. & Associates in Oakland. Today, we are proud to be recognized as one of the preeminent maritime law firms serving injured marine workers nationwide, as well as one of the most successful personal injury litigation firms serving victims of negligence in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the West Coast

Team Approach To Every Personal Injury And Jones Act Claim

When you retain Law Offices of Cavin and Marks, Jr. & Associates for a Jones Act injury claim; or personal injury claim, you don’t get just one attorney, you get our entire team of dedicated professionals. Our attorneys offer more than 150 combined years of courtroom and negotiated claims settlement experience. We will represent your interests with unwavering dedication, speed and expertise.