External References and Links

The following references have been used in the construction of this website and are referenced here from the various ship history pages. Links to websites are highlighted.

  1. Miramar Ship Index: Subscription website containing basic information about a very large number of merchant navy ships with search facilities based on ships name and official number.
  2. Ubootwaffe.net: This was a website dedicated to WW2 U boats and their exploits including ships damaged and sunk but unfortunately no longer available.
  3. Uboat.net: Website dedicated to WW2 U boats and their exploits including ships damaged and sunk. It also includes a section about U boats from WW1.
  4. Convoyweb Convoy Database: An extensive and highly recommended Website that includes comprehensive information about WW2 convoys and other voyages of merchant ships and some information about ships that were lost.
  5. Lloyds Register of Shipping: A definitive source of information about shipping in various editions.
  6. Warsailors.com: Norwegian Website with much information about convoys and other matters related to WW2.
  7. Arnold-Forster, Mark (2001): The World at War, Pimlico; Revised edition edition (4 Jan 2001)ISBN 0712667822
  8. U.S. Navy Department: San Emiliano: Summary of Statements by Survivors, U.S. Navy Department document (exact reference not known - provided to the Webmaster as a photocopy)
  9. Rigiani, John (1946): Affidavit, published in Sea Breezes July 1946 pages 77-82
  10. Ashton-Irvine, Capt. E: Ships On Which I Have Served, The Scanner, v. 1, n. 8 (March 1969), Toronto Marine Historical Society
  11. The Kirriemuir Herald Ducat, Alan: (11 June 2009): Forfar Man’s little known role in D-Day landings
  12. Mariners Website: Mulberry Harbours Page (sadly no longer on line - but could return in which case I will update the link.
  13. Winser, John de S. (May 1994): The D-Day Ships, World Ship Society Kendal, ISBN 978-0905617756
  14. Warsailors Website:Information on Convoy ON 166
  15. Sydney Morning Herald (30 June 1922): Largs Bay - Position Unchanged - Mr Walsh replies to the Prime Minister.
  16. Hammerton, A.James & Thomson, Alistair, (2005): Ten pound Poms: Australia’s invisible migrants, Manchester University Press, ISBN 071907133X
  17. Winstanley, Lt.Col.Peter: Captain Francis Joseph Cahill, Prisoners of War of the Japanese 1942-1945
  18. Australian War Memorial Website: Article on 2/26th Battalion
  19. Sowada, Helen:Article on Belongings - Migration Heritage Centre - New South Wales
  20. AllExperts website Roker, Mr S.T., Response to question about Largs Bay
  21. The Internet Movie Database: Article on the film "A night to remember".
  22. The Times Correspondent Melbourne: Australian Ships Threatened - Sydney Union Obdurate: The Times: 9 March 1922
  23. The Times Correspondent Melbourne: No crew for Largs Bay: The Times: 29 June 1922
  24. The Times Correspondent Melbourne: Largs Bay to have a crew: The Times: 5 July 1922
  25. The Times : Southampton and Australia - New Service Opened: The Times: 29 January 1929
  26. Kennedy, Walter: Shipping in Dublin Port 1939 -1945: The Pentland Press, ISBN 1858215390
  27. Rickards, Maurice & Twyman, Michael (2000); The encyclopaedia of Ephemera: a guide to the fragmentary documents of everyday life for the collector, curator, and historian, Routledge, ISBN 0415926483, 9780415926485
  28. HMS Rodney Website
  29. Supplement to the London Gazette, 14 August 1947 Captain J Hughes-Hallett RN (1942): The Dieppe Raid
  30. Nizkor Project Website: Transcriptions of Nuremberg Trials 1946
  31. Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  32. J.N. Lockyer: Expedition to Santa Pola Spain, preliminary report: Total solar eclipse of 1900 May 28, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol 60, p 1.
  33. Leopold Wölfling (1931): My Life Story: From Archduke to Grocer, E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc. New York
  34. Ahoy - Mac’s Web Log: Naval, Maritime, Australian History and more:
  35. Clifford Maw (1946): The War Illustrated “I was there!” 19 July 1946
  36. Naval-History.Net
  37. Hague, Arnold (2000): The Allied Convoy System 1939-1945 - It’s organisation, defence and operation: Naval Institute Press, Annapolis Maryland USA, ISBN 1-55750-019-3
  38. HMSO (1947): British Vessels lost at sea 1939-45; reprinted by Patrick Stephens, Cambridge 1983 ISBN 0-85059 659 9.
  39. Plimsoll.org: Report of Court - Merchant Shipping Act 1894: S.S. "BANDAR SHAHPOUR"
  40. Bismarck and Turpitz website: Entry for Hilfskreuzer Thor
  41. The Second World War Experience Centre website: Page for Merchant Naval Seaman David Wilson
  42. Donaghadee Historical Society: web page on the history of SS Donaghadee
  43. Canada at War: Canadian website with details of Canadian casualties during various wars.
  44. Naval-History.net: Website dedicated to naval history with a vast array of information about naval and marine corps casualties.
  45. Picture Stockton: Online Photographic Collection website
  46. The Allen Collection: Large collection of shipping photos - part of the Benjidog website
  47. Middlemiss, Norman L. (1989): Travels of the Tramps - Twenty tramp fleets - Vol. 1: Shield Publications Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, ISBN 1-871128 02 1
  48. National Fire Protection Association: Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. May 10-13 1948.
  49. Historical RFA Website: Page for RFA Gold Ranger.
  50. Globe and Mail 15 January 2011: Obituary of Peter St.Louis.
  51. Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War: Cody, J.F, (1961): War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington, New Zealand.
  52. www.wreckDiving.gr: Website of a group of Greek divers - people who describe themselves as "interested in the sea, shipwrecks and maritime history. Our team consists of divers, historians, naval architects and others for which the sea and ships are both their profession and their passion." Contains information on their dives and wreck photos.
  53. Auke Visser's Historical Tankers site: Website dedicated to Famous T Tankers.
  54. Lucas, W.E.(1955): Eagle Fleet, The story of a tanker fleet in peace and war: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 7 Cork Street, London W1.
  55. New Zealand Shipping web site: Company Website with various photos of historical NZ ships.
  56. BBC - WW2 People's War: Link to article ID A2702350 by Charles Green.
  57. USS LST 173: Website dedicated to a specific LST vessel which contains information relevant to all such vessels.
  58. National Library Singapore: "Our Irish Letter" from page 3 of the 12 December 1927 edition
  59. Country Life 26 May 1960: Article by Ernle Bradford entitled "A survivor of Edwardian steam yachts
  60. Crew List Index Project: Website with various information about ships and their crews.
  61. Kent History Forum: Bulletin Board dedicated to various aspects of Kent history.
  62. Royal Tank Regiment Website: Transcription of a talk given to the Probus Club in Maidstone by Bill Thompson entitled 'From a boy to a man'
  63. Historical Directories: Pigot's Directory of Kent 1824.
  64. Historical Directories: Melville & Co's Directory of Kent 1858.
  65. Historical Directories: Kelly's Directory of Kent, Surrey & Sussex, 1891.
  66. Historical Directories: Kelly's Directory of Kent 1903.
  67. Hastings Chronicle: Website dedicated to the history of Hastings and St.Leonards.
  68. Clydebuilt Database: Website dedicated to ships built at shipyards on The Clyde.
  69. Middlemiss, Norman L. (1989): Travels of the Tramps - Twenty tramp fleets - Vol. 1V: Shield Publications Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, ISBN 1-871128 02 1
  70. 1066 online: Online guide to Hastings and St Leonards
  71. SeaTheShips: Online Shipping Forum
  72. Clydebuilt Database: Website dedicated to ships built on the River Clyde
  73. Portcities Southampton: BOT report on sinking of Tang Shing
  74. Empress of Asia website: Website dedicated to Empress of Asia
  75. Tower Hill Memorial Website: A Benjidog website about Tower Hill and its memorials.
  76. Warren, Alan (2002): Britain's Greatest Defeat - Singapore 1942: Hambleton Continuum, London, ISBN 1-8528 5597 5
  77. J. Gordon Mumford website: Page dedicated to convoy ONS 154
  78. i-law.com website: Subscription Legal research website which includes information about maritime legal cases
  79. Heroes of Hull Website: The Heroes of Hull project researches and records the stories of the people of Hull, during times of war.
  80. Hocking, Charles: Dictionary of Disasters at Sea During the Age of Steam 1824-1962, London: The London Stamp Exchange, 1989. ISBN 0 948130 72 5.
  81. Rohwer, Jürgen: Die U-Boote der Achsenmächte 1939-1945, Munchen: J. F. Lehmann 1968.
  82. Middlemiss, Norman L. (1989): Travels of the Tramps - Twenty tramp fleets - Vol. 2: Shield Publications Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, ISBN 1-871128 064.
  83. Edwards, Bernard (2001): Beware Raiders! German Surface Raiders in the Second World War: Leo Cooper, 47 Church Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S70 2AS, ISBN 0-85052 803 8.
  84. Brewis, Ron: Lest we forget: Article in St. Matthew's Church, Newbottle Parish Magazine Nov-Dec 2014.
  85. Ahoy - Mac's Web Log: Page with information about Rohilla by Colin Brittain.
  86. Brittain, Colin (2002): Into the Maelstrom : The Wreck of HMHS "Rohilla": Tempus Publishing, United Kingdom, ISBN 10: 0752423843 ISBN 13: 9780752423845


The content of this website has been greatly enhanced by the contributions of the people listed below.

Name Contribution
Ray Buck Information on Eagle Oil crew lists
Mac Gregory Permission to reproduce an extract from an account of survivors of the loss of Tuscan Star and their meeting with those from Viking Star.
Govan High School Permission to reproduce correspondence from crew of San Emiliano under the British Ships Adoption scheme
Tom McCluskie Additional data about San Emiliano from Harland & Wolff
Paul McDougall Additional information and photos for British Merit
Billy McGee Copy of documents relating to Neritina
Stan Mayes Information about San Emiliano, Viking Star, Winha, Cape Howe, Largs Bay, Neritina, Dollabella, Lucellum, Empire Unity, Duke of York, Fort Gloucester, Conakrian and British Merit.
Ian Stockbridge Survivor reports and other information related to the sinking of San Emiliano
Angela Waters Permission to use Information from her family history and Ex-Archduke Leopold plus photographs related to Oruba
Sidney Patterson Images used on the page for King Edward