REFERENCE DOCUMENTS & RESOURCES
- RECOMMENDED WEBSITE LINKS -
In this section we hope to provide links to other websites providing information about naval history in the first half of the twentieth century. If you have such a website, please feel free to request a link to our site. No commercial websites or websites covering outside the period 1904-1945 please. We reserve the right to accept or decline any link requests. If we do accept the request, we ask for a reciprocal link in return.
H.M.S. HOOD ASSOCIATION - BATTLE CRUISER HOOD
Official web site of the H.M.S. Hood Association, the veterans and families of H.M.S. Hood. Thorough compilation of historical information, references, data, imagery and links concerning British battle cruiser H.M.S. Hood and crew.
Imperial Japanese Navy Signals and Instructions
Site devoted to the Second World War Japanese Navy's doctrine, tactics and signals.
The London Gazette
The London Gazette publishes all official notifications such as Letters Patents appointing Boards of Admiralty, Flag Rank promotions and awards of knighthood etc. The web site has a massive searchable archive covering the entire period featured by this site.
The National Archives
Official web site of the National Archives, the U.K.'s
main repository for archive material from the Admiralty and other Government
Departments. The majority of the information you see in this site has been
sourced from the National Archives. We are grateful to them for their ongoing
support and permission to access the original documents of the ADM 196 series
without which this site could not exist.
The National Maritime Museum
Sea, Ships, Time and the Stars - so says the strapline. But it's a whole lot more that that. As well as the world renowned museum, the site is also home to the Caird Library - a wonderful resource for the naval researcher. Home to the Hood (and other) Ship's Cover and the Chatfield papers amongst other gems.
The Naval Review
The Naval Review is the Royal Navy's independent professional journal, published quarterly since 1913, and it is, primarily, written for Naval Officers, by Naval Officers. It has no connection with the Ministry of Defence
The Royal Naval Museum
Aside from the well known and excellent Museum and preserved
ships such as H.M.S. Victory and H.M.S Warrior, the RNM is also the site of
the re-located Admiralty Library which comprises as rich resource for those
interested in researching the Royal Navy and the men who served. An excellent
web site too with a database of all manuscripts held as well as learning and
on-line research sections.
United Kingdom National Defence Association (UKNDA)
The UKNDA actively campaigns for sufficient, appropriate and fully funded armed forces. Their goal is to ensure the effective defence of the United Kingdom, its people, their security and vital interests at home and worldwide.
William Loney RN- Background
Interesting site with information on the Royal Navy and its exploits in the mid-late 1800s.