Sources

The references and sources in the table below have been used in the construction of this website and are referenced from the pages where used.


Ref. # Source
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 Website: Website dedicated to WW2 U boats and their exploits. Unfortunately no longer available.
3 Uboat.net 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 Warsailors.com: 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 FirstWorldWar.com 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 http://bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar
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
28 By courtesy of The Allen Collection
29 Provenance unknown
30 By courtesy of Chris Anderson
31 By courtesy of Anthony Bernthal
32 By courtesy of Wikipedia and Wikipedia Commons
33 By courtesy of Guy Freeman
34 By courtesy of Captain Carré
35 By courtesy of Richard Crow
36 By courtesy of the Tom Rayner Collection
37 By courtesy of the P & O Collection
38 By courtesy of the Australia War Memorial Collection
39 By courtesy of Kevin Patience
40 By courtesy of The British Library
41 By courtesy of Kinyarwanda Hope Magazine
42 By courtesy of Real Photographs Co. Ltd.
43 By courtesy of the State Library of Queensland
44 By courtesy of Philip Dilworth
45 By courtesy of naval-history.net
46 By courtesy of IndianVeterans.com
47 By courtesy of Google Earth
48 By courtesy of Dennis Lockyer
49 By courtesy of HMSLondon.co.uk
50 By courtesy of The Simon's Town Historical Society
51 By courtesy of Geoffrey Bamford
52 By courtesy of Stan Mayes
53 By courtesy of Donald Macfadyen
54 By courtesy of Google Street View
55 By courtesy of the State Library of Tasmania
56 By courtesy of the Old Worcester Association
57 By courtesy of Duncan Hawes
58 By courtesy of Australian War Memorial Nautical Collection
59 By courtesy of Old Ship Picture Galleries
60 By courtesy of Fire Brigades of Surrey Preservation Trust
61 By courtesy of The Daily Mail
62 By courtesy of Bomb Site - mapping the WW2 bomb census
63 By courtesy of London Fire
64 By courtesy of Tops'l Magazine
65 By courtesy of Roger Beckett
66 From Brian Watson's photograph and postcard collection
67 By courtesy of Britain from Above
68 By courtesy of Clive Ketley
69 By courtesy of Historical RFA
70 By courtesy of Heidi Jaggs
71 By courtesy of The Gravesend Messenger
72 By courtesy of Bill Ross
73 By courtesy of Malcolm Salter
74 By courtesy of State Library of Victoria - Allan C. Green collection of glass negatives
75 By courtesy of the A. J. Smythe Collection
76 By courtesy of the Imperial War Museum
77 By courtesy of World Aircraft Carriers List
78 By courtesy of the South Australian Maritime Museum
79 By courtesy of the Illustrated London News
80 By courtesy of the former website merchantnavyofficers.com. This excellent website closed in 2014 following the sad death of the website owner Fred Waddington. With the agreement of his widow Bobbie I have re-published as much of the material from the website as I can so that it is not lost.
81 By courtesy of Phil Witten and Judith Phillips (neé Witten)
82 By courtesy of the Benjidog Tower Hill website
83 By courtesy of Al Wouters
84 By courtesy of Clare Koebert
85 By courtesy of Peter Wells
86 By courtesy of The Birmingham Daily Mail
87 By courtesy of The Lichfield Mercury
88 By courtesy of The Hastings and St Leonards Observer
89 By courtesy of Nottingham Evening Post
90 By courtesy of The Torbay Express and South Devon Echo
91 By courtesy of The Exeter and Plymouth Gazette
92 By courtesy of The Aberdeen Press and Journal
93 By courtesy of The Harlepool Daily Mail
94 By courtesy of The Stage
95 By courtesy of The Burnley Express
96 By courtesy of The Barnoldswick & Earby Times
97 By courtesy of The East Kent Times and Mail
98 Original geneological research by Brian Watson
99 By courtesy of Steve Traynor
100 By courtesy of the Belfast Newsletter
101 By courtesy of the Heathfield School Magazine
102 By courtesy of the Sheffield Evening Telegraph
103 By courtesy of the Western Mail
104 By courtesy of the Philadelphia Inquirer
105 By courtesy of the Leicester Chronicle
106 By courtesy of The Globe
107 By courtesy of The Era
108 By courtesy of Ancestry.com
109 By courtesy of Tiller Girls
110 By courtesy of The Daily Mirror
111 By courtesy of The Liverpool Echo
112 By courtesy of The Shields Daily News
113 By courtesy of The Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette
114 By courtesy of The illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News
115 By courtesy of The Birmingham Daily Gazette
116 By courtesy of The Western Daily Press
117 By courtesy of the Leicester Evening Mail
118 By courtesy of The Western Morning News
119 By courtesy of The Chelmsford Chronicle
120 By courtesy of The West London Star
121 By courtesy of The West London Observer
122 By courtesy of The Weekly Dispatch
123 By courtesy of The Sunday Pictorial
124 By courtesy of The London Daily News
125 By courtesy of The Manchester Evening News
126 By courtesy of the Sheffield Daily Telegraph
127 By courtesy of the Northants Evening Telegraph
128 By courtesy of the Newcastle Chronicle
129 By courtesy of the Daily Record
130 By courtesy of the National Library of Scotland
131 By courtesy of The Evaning Dispatch
132 By courtesy of The Birmingham Mail
133 By courtesy of The Bedfordshire Times and Independent
134 By courtesy of The Tamworth Herald
135 By courtesy of The Sussex Agricultural Express
136 By courtesy of The Grantham Journal
137 By courtesy of The Market Harborough Advertiser and Midland Mail
138 By courtesy of Margot Blackah
139 By courtesy of British Pathé
140 By courtesy of Pictorialpress.com
141 By courtesy of The Thanet Advertiser
142 By courtesy of The Morecambe Guardian
143 By courtesy of The Somerset Guardian and Radstock Observer
144 By courtesy of The West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser
145 By courtesy of The Montrose Standard
146 By courtesy of The BBC
146 By courtesy of The Hampshire Telegraph
147 By courtesy of IMDb
148 By courtesy of Clark Gray, North Laine Community Association
147 By courtesy of The Coventry Evening Telegraph
148 By courtesy of The Kent and Sussex Courier
149 By courtesy of The Aberdeen Evening Express
150 By courtesy of The State Library of South Australia
151 By courtesy of Past India
152 By courtesy of E7 Now and Then
153 By courtesy of Researchgate
154 By courtesy of Wikiwand
155 By courtesy of Western Michigan University
156 By courtesy of Märkische Allgemeine
157 By courtesy of Stahlstadion
158 By courtesy of Wikiwand
159 By courtesy of Cocatrez.net
160 By courtesy of Grasbrook
161 By courtesy of Isle of Dogs Life
162 By courtesy of Christies
163 By courtesy of Ideastream Public Media
164 By courtesy of The World According to Victor
165 By courtesy of Wikipedia
166 By courtesy of History.com
167 By courtesy of Daisy Trains
168 By courtesy of Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
169 By courtesy of Pix Grove
170 By courtesy of Old Photos Cities of the World
171 By courtesy of Google Maps
172 By courtesy of Old Photos Cities of the World
173 By courtesy of Old Photos Cities of the World
174 By courtesy of The Scarrows of Cumberland
175 By courtesy of Godfrey Dykes
176 Jenkins, J.G. (1942); Bulletin 33: The Growing of Sea Island Cotton in the Coastal Plain of Georgia; University System of Georgia
177 By courtesy of Sunspel
178 By courtesy of For Posterity's Sake
179 By courtesy of GreenBiz
180 By courtesy of Find a Grave
181 By courtesy of Shapers of the 80s
182 By courtesy of City of Vancouver Archives
183 By courtesy of Livabl
184 By courtesy of New York Public Library
185 By courtesy of IndependentLiverpool Twitter Account
186 By courtesy of Darwin, Charles (1845): The Voyage of the Beagle
187 By courtesy of The Gleaner
188 By courtesy of Old BBC Radio Broadcasting Equipment and Memories
189 By courtesy of The Great War 1914-1918
190 By courtesy of The National Archives
191 By courtesy of The York Collection
192 Partridge, Eric (1923); A dictionary of slang and unconventional English; Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd., London.
193 By courtesy of Library of Congress
194 Cram, Geo. F (1887); Cram's Universal Atlas Geographical, Astronomical and Historical (1st edition); Henry S. Stebbins, Chicago, United States
195 HMSO, (1943): Paravane Mine-Sweeping in Seaman's Pocket Book Wikipedia
196 By courtesy of Imperial War Museum - video about paravanes.
197 By courtesy of History of War
198 By courtesy of The Leicester Daily Post
199 By courtesy of The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
200 By courtesy of The Pall Mall Gazette
201 By courtesy of Imperial War Museum - video showing arrival of POWs at Leith
202 By courtesy of Library of Congress
203 By courtesy of The South Wales Weekly Post
204 By courtesy of The Marine Study
205 By courtesy of Mapping London
206 By courtesy of SciJinks
207 By courtesy of West Coast Motors
208 By courtesy of Benjidog Website - Geoff Topp's Postcards
209 Original diagram created by Brian Watson
210 By courtesy of University of Liverpool
211 By courtesy of Wikipedia - article on the American Colonialization Society
212 By courtesy of Liberia Past and Present - article on The Grain Coast, Malaguetta Coast or Pepper Coast before 1822
213 By courtesy of Royal Australian Navy: HMAS Sydney (II)
214 By courtesy of BAE Systems
215 By courtesy of ThoughtCo
216 By courtesy of Grace's Guide
217 By courtesy of tvd.im
218 By courtesy of Nick Messenger
219 By courtesy of Everyday Lives at War
220 By courtesy of World Corporal Punishment Research


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