First off, could anyone recommend some reading material on Irish-flagged shipping during the Emergency? I'm aware of Frank Forde's book 'The Long Watch: World War II and the Irish Mercantile Marine'. Are there any others that would be worth a read?
I'm wondering a bit about the range of Irish-flagged vessels during this period. I know of the Lisbon Run and the Trans-Atlantic routes to North America; could Irish-flagged ships be spotted in any other waters during this era (e.g. the Med, West Africa, South America, etc.)?
Another question, how far out did the fishing fleets tend to operate? Were they mostly sticking to territorial waters, or did any range farther afield?