Re: [bolger] Re: Bolger's Landing Craft for the USMC?
- There are also several large oceangoing ships registered in Switzerland (Even if they can not reach the own poirt of registry). For many years, Switzerland was also operating a very powerful marine radio communication center (Bern Radio - Call sign HEB) that was used for ship to shore communications.
--- On Wed, 8/27/08, Chris Crandall <crandall@...> wrote:
From: Chris Crandall <crandall@...>
Subject: [bolger] Re: Bolger's Landing Craft for the USMC?
Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 3:46 PM
> 2c. Re: Bolger's Landing Craft for the USMC?
> Posted by: "Susan Davis" futabachan@yahoo. com futabachan
> Date: Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:43 pm ((PDT))
> Indeed. I hear they're planning to send the Swiss Marines instead,
> for just that reason.
You may laugh, but there is a Swiss "Navy" which patrols the large lakes
(Lac Leman/Lake Geneva is an international lake sharing a long border
with France, Lugano and Maggiore share a long border with Italy,
Constance/Konstanz/ Bodensee with Austria and Germany).
Also there is a Merchant Marine, and Switzerland has significant marine
traffic, as the town of Basel is connected vie the Rhine River to
Rotterdam and thus the North Sea, and thus the North Atlantic.
OK, more about Switzerland than you may need.
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