Sources and Acknowledgements

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. The Allen Collection:A collection of 5,000 nautical photographs collected by a father and son over a period of 60 years and published on the Benjidog website.
  2. The War Illustrated: 14 October 1939 pages 156-7 (reprinted in the Daily Telegraph at an unknown date)
  3. This was a website dedicated to WW2 U boats and their exploits including ships damaged and sunk but sadly no longer online.
  4. Middlemiss, Norman L. (1991): Travels of the Tramps - Twenty Tramp Fleets Volume II, Shield Publications Ltd. Newcastle upon Tyne, ISBN 1 871128 06 4
  5. 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.
  6. Website dedicated to WW2 U boats and their exploits including ships damaged and sunk. It also includes a more limited section about U boats from WW1.
  7. Tennant, A.J. (1990): British Merchant Ships Sunk by U-boat in World War One, Starling (ISBN: 1904381367 / 1-904381-36-7)
  8. HMSO (1947): British Vessels lost at sea 1939-45; reprinted by Patrick Stephens, Cambridge 1983 ISBN 0-85059 659 9.
  9. Norwegian Website with much information about convoys and other matters related to WW2.
  10. Report of an Interview with Chief Engineer A. H. Stirling of Darlington Court, Shipping Casualties Section - Trade Division Dated June 7-1941
  11. Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia website: Site providing wreck information for divers including wreck location maps.
  12. British Submarines of World War Two website: Site dedicated to these submarines which includes a great deal of information about their service history
  13. Wingrave, Alec: Service on HMS Taku - BBC WW2 People's War Website
  14. Miramar Ship Index: A subscription website containing basic information about a huge number of ships both past and present.
  15. Tørnes John Aa, Voie Øyvind A, Ljønes Marita, Opstad Aase M, Bjerkeseth Leif Haldor, Hussain Fatima (2002: Investigation and risk assessment of ships loaded with chemical ammunition scuttled in Skagerrak, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), TA-1917/2002
  16. Sharkhunters International, Inc.: A website dedicated to German U-boat history
  17. Navyphotos website: An excellent website containing primarily RN and RFA photos run by George Mortimore - Ex. Chief Officer RFA
  18. RFA Association Plymouth and District website: Excellent RFA site with many photographs.
  19. The Scanner - Monthly News Bulletin of the Toronto Marine Historical Society: Vol 7, No. 6, March 1975 - Marine News Section
  20. Philpott, Roy: “Twenty Years Before the Antenna Mast” (this article was on line but has since disappeared hence no URL quoted)
  21. Webster's Comprehensive English Dictionary of the English Language (1996 "Deluxe" Edition): Trident Press International, ISBN 1888777052
  22. District Director New York: Matter of M/V Halcyon Wave: Interim Decision #1928 - NYC-10/52.1402
  23. A large naval history site covering navies from many countries.
  24. Dotiedot: The Gates of Hell: WW2 People's War: BBC online archive article.
  25. Wikipedia Entry for HNoMS Stegg (1921): Online Here.
  26. Website for divers - Bergen area Web Page
  27. Dive Sites in Western Norway: Website by Richard Scarsbrook - last updated in 2007. Entry on Afrika (FKA Lavington Court (1920)
  28. All the World's Rotorcraft website: Off topic for this interesting site about is a page about the Heinkel He 177 Greif bomber.
  29. Slader, John (1968): The Red Duster at War, William Kimber & Co. Limited, ISBN 0-7183-0679-1
  30. Unknown author: An account of the life of Jack Nicholson of Sandwick - Master of SS Peverton (formerly online but now disappeared)
  31. Jackson, Allan: The Ovington Court, Facts about Durban Website
  32. wannaDive website: Ovington Court Wreck
  33. Saville, Pamela Jacqueline: Crossing the North Atlantic in wartime on the Rossington Court, BBC WW2 People's War archive
  34. Marsh, John H: South Africa and the War at Sea Website.
  35. Helder Line Website: Kees Helder's website with information about Sheel Tankers built between 1845 and 2011.
  36. Mersea Museum Website: Website of a local museum which includes a section about shipping.


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

Name Contribution
Janine Anderson Photographs of Ovington Court
John Bateson Photographs and information about Arlington Court (1962)
Jack Cann Photograph of Ovington Court
Chris (Surname N/K) Photograph of Halcyon Loch after renaming Woodburn
Kris Dunham Information about radio equipment on Arlington Court (3)
A.Duncan Provision of photographs of several ships
David Gerrard Photos of Halcyon Breeze after renaming Derwentdale
Gulliford Collection Photo of Geddington Court (3)
Kees Helder Photos of Halcyon Cove
Fred Henderson Provision of Brief Company History page
George Robinson Contribution of several photos as acknowledged in individual pages and help with photo identification
Tim Hudson Additional information on Halcyon Loch
Allan Jackson Permission to use material from the “Facts About Durban” website related to the stranding of Ovington Court
Pete Jenner Provision of photo of a shore pass issued on Wellington Court
"Jesper" Provision of photo of Halcycon Days
Roger Jordan Additional information about the two Aldington Court ships
Clive Ketley Provision of data about Court Line ships and many photos that I had been struggling to find and as indicated on individual pages.
Chris Malvern Provision of photos of several ships
Stan Mayes Information about Kensington Court and provision of photographs
Bruce McCartney Photograph of Errington Court (4)
Billy McGee Information about seamen lost during WW2
George Mortimer Photo of Halcyon Breeze after renaming Derwentdale
Bjeorn Pederson Photo of Dorrington Court (1) as Romsdalsfjord
John Powell Provision of data extracted from Lloyds Register and photos of Lavington Court (1940) and Lorca
Thomas J Quirke Provision of image of Arlington Court (3)
Alan Richardson Photos of Cressington Court (4) and Arlington Court (3)
Mike Rochfort Photograph of Ovington Court
“Scorcher” Photo of Jevington Court (1)
Giorgio Spazzapan Photos of Arlington Court (1905) and Mersington Court
Stuart Smith Provision of photos of several Court Line ships as indicated on individual pages
Paul Strathdee Provision of photo of Darlington Court
Gordy Ross Photo of Nollington Court
William L. Day Photos and information regarding Bonnington Court