MARINA MERCANTILE ITALIANA

English translation: THE ITALIAN MERCHANT MARINE

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Italian term or phrase:MARINA MERCANTILE ITALIANA
English translation:THE ITALIAN MERCHANT MARINE
Entered by: Raffaela (Shabelula) C.

14:20 Mar 5, 2017
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Ships, Sailing, Maritime / specific name
Italian term or phrase: MARINA MERCANTILE ITALIANA
with this in mind

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merchant_navy

what is the actual difference in the use between Mercant navy and Merchant Marine?

US or GB terminology, or more?

thanks for any suggestion. It's just the translation of the OFFICIAL term for the Italian "Marina Mercantile"
Raffaela (Shabelula) C.
Italy
THE ITALIAN MERCHANT MARINE
Explanation:
" A Merchant Marine is the fleet of ships which carries imports and exports during peacetime and becomes a naval auxiliary during wartime to deliver troops and war materiel."

http://bit.ly/2n2qPmZ
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Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:00
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let's be it, thanks! Navy reminds me of white-collared US cadets anyway.
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4 +3THE ITALIAN MERCHANT MARINE
Tom in London
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Merchant Marine or Merchant Navy: both are correct
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THE ITALIAN MERCHANT MARINE


Explanation:
" A Merchant Marine is the fleet of ships which carries imports and exports during peacetime and becomes a naval auxiliary during wartime to deliver troops and war materiel."

http://bit.ly/2n2qPmZ

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:00
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 94
Grading comment
let's be it, thanks! Navy reminds me of white-collared US cadets anyway.
Notes to answerer
Asker: thanks. So it's just like saying "fra" or "tra" in Italian


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agree  Helen Pringle: Of course!
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Reference: Merchant Marine or Merchant Navy: both are correct

Reference information:
The Italian Navy in WW2 - World Naval Ships Forums
www.worldnavalships.com › ... › Naval History › Italian Ships and Crews
Oct 11, 2008 - 25 posts - ‎9 authors
412,000 tons of enemy warships were sunk (with the ones sunk by the Air Force and by German U Boats). The Italian merchant Navy lost 2,513 ...
http://www.worldnavalships.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2529

A merchant navy or merchant marine is the fleet of merchant vessels that are registered in a specific country. On merchant vessels, Seafarers of various ranks and sometimes members of maritime trade unions are required by the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) to carry Merchant Mariner's Documents.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merchant_navy

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agree  Rachel Fell
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