Sources and Acknowledgements
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.
- 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.
- The War Illustrated: 14 October 1939 pages 156-7 (reprinted in the Daily Telegraph at an unknown date)
- Ubootwaffe.net: This was a website dedicated to WW2 U boats and their exploits including ships damaged and sunk but sadly no longer online.
- Middlemiss, Norman L. (1991): Travels of the Tramps - Twenty Tramp Fleets Volume II, Shield Publications Ltd. Newcastle upon Tyne, ISBN 1 871128 06 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.
- Uboat.net: 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.
- Tennant, A.J. (1990): British Merchant Ships Sunk by U-boat in World War One, Starling (ISBN: 1904381367 / 1-904381-36-7)
- HMSO (1947): British Vessels lost at sea 1939-45; reprinted by Patrick Stephens, Cambridge 1983 ISBN 0-85059 659 9.
- Warsailors.com: Norwegian Website with much information about convoys and other matters related to WW2.
- Report of an Interview with Chief Engineer A. H. Stirling of Darlington Court, Shipping Casualties Section - Trade Division Dated June 7-1941
- Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia website: Site providing wreck information for divers including wreck location maps.
- British Submarines of World War Two website: Site dedicated to these submarines which includes a great deal of information about their service history
- Wingrave, Alec: Service on HMS Taku - BBC WW2 People's War Website
- Miramar Ship Index: A subscription website containing basic information about a huge number of ships both past and present.
- 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
- Sharkhunters International, Inc.: A website dedicated to German U-boat history
- Navyphotos website: An excellent website containing primarily RN and RFA photos run by George Mortimore - Ex. Chief Officer RFA
- RFA Association Plymouth and District website: Excellent RFA site with many photographs.
- The Scanner - Monthly News Bulletin of the Toronto Marine Historical Society: Vol 7, No. 6, March 1975 - Marine News Section
- Philpott, Roy: “Twenty Years Before the Antenna Mast” (this article was on line but has since disappeared hence no URL quoted)
- Webster's Comprehensive English Dictionary of the English Language (1996 "Deluxe" Edition): Trident Press International, ISBN 1888777052
- District Director New York: Matter of M/V Halcyon Wave: Interim Decision #1928 - NYC-10/52.1402
- Battleship-Cruisers.co.uk: A large naval history site covering navies from many countries.
- Dotiedot: The Gates of Hell: WW2 People's War: BBC online archive article.
- Wikipedia Entry for HNoMS Stegg (1921): Online Here.
- DiveNorway.com: Website for divers - Bergen area Web Page
- Dive Sites in Western Norway: Website by Richard Scarsbrook - last updated in 2007. Entry on Afrika (FKA Lavington Court (1920)
- All the World's Rotorcraft website: Off topic for this interesting site about is a page about the Heinkel He 177 Greif bomber.
- Slader, John (1968): The Red Duster at War, William Kimber & Co. Limited, ISBN 0-7183-0679-1
- Unknown author: An account of the life of Jack Nicholson of Sandwick - Master of SS Peverton (formerly online but now disappeared)
- Jackson, Allan: The Ovington Court, Facts about Durban Website
- wannaDive website: Ovington Court Wreck
- Saville, Pamela Jacqueline: Crossing the North Atlantic in wartime on the Rossington Court, BBC WW2 People's War archive
- Marsh, John H: South Africa and the War at Sea Website.
- Helder Line Website: Kees Helder's website with information about Sheel Tankers built between 1845 and 2011.
- 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.
|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|