References and Links

The following references have been used in the construction of this website and are referenced here from the various Recollections 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. Website: Website dedicated to WW2 U boats and their exploits. Unfortunately no longer available.
  3. Website: Website dedicated to WW2 and WW1 U boats and includes information about ships damaged and sunk.
  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. Norwegian website that includes information about WW2 convoys.
  6. Tom Proctor: Article included in BBC WW2 People’s War
  7. Air of Authority: Website dedicated to the history of the RAF.
  8. Wikipaedia entry: Vickers Wellington
  9. 244 Squadron 244 Squadron Newsletters
  10. World Guns Website: Article about the Colt Browning M1895/14 machine gun, made by Marlin Corp
  11. website: Article about the Marlin machine gun
  12. Anderson, John: Nevil Shute and the DMWD, Available online at The Neville Shute Norway Foundation
  13. Navweaps website: Site specialising in naval weaponry
  14. Friends of HMCS Haida: Website dedicated to the last WW2 Tribal Class Destroyer.
  15. Guns Magazine: March 2000, Article by Robert Bruce: The Lewis Gun - Product Information
  16. Sir Archibald Hunt: Britain's Merchant Navy, Odhams Press Limited (no publishing date but estimated at 1942-43 based on content)
  17. Hague, Arnold (2003): The Allied Convoy System, 1939-1945 : Its Organization, Defence and Operation; Chatham Publishing, ISBN: 1861761473
  18. Picture Stockton: Online Photographic Collection website
  19. Thames Sailing Barge website: Page on Decima
  20. Ahoy - Mac’s Web Log: Naval, Maritime, Australian History and More
  21. WW2 People's War: WW2 People's War is an online archive of wartime memories contributed by members of the public and gathered by the BBC. The archive can be found at
  22. Australian War Memorial: Appendix from document regarding Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships
  23. Hervey Benham: Down Tops'l, George G Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1951, ISBN 0 245 50661
  24. HMSO (1947): British Vessels lost at sea 1939-45; reprinted by Patrick Stephens, Cambridge 1983 ISBN 0-85059 659 9
  25. Wikipedia entry for Thomas Kelly GC
  26. Bill Taylor's Memoir: My Unusual Voyage Aboard the Empress of Asia and the Aftermath
  27. A History of the Fire Service in Epsom and Ewell