The Battle of the Atlantic, Convoys & related sites.
Battle of the Atlantic exhibition from the fine site of the Mariners' Museum, Newport News, Virginia.
Fort Ships of WW2 Angela DeRoy-Jones has put together this excellent resource about the 'Fort', 'Park' and 'Ocean' merchant ships.
Battle of the Atlantic feature from the web-site of the tv documentary 'The World at War'.
Captain Walker's Old Boys Association Excellent tribute to the man whose anti U-boat tactics played such a big part in turning the tide in the Battle of the Atlantic. Lots of good photos and interesting text.
Convoy PQ17 The story of this ill-fated convoy is retold with effect in this fine site, with the diary of Jack Bowman of HMS La Malouine taking centre stage.
HMS Jervis Bay - Memorial Fine site run by the Jervis Bay Memorial Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in Saint John, New Brunswick. The Jervis Bay, which had escorted Convoy HX72 across the western half of the Atlantic, was lost in November 1940 when heroically defending another convoy from attack by the German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer.
HMCS Sackville The Royal Canadian Navy played a crucial role in protecting convoys and countering the U-boat threat. HMCS Sackville, the last remaining RCN corvette from the Battle of the Atlantic, now serves as Canada's Naval Memorial in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Frank Curry - war diary War diary of Royal Canadian Navy corvette crew member who served from 1940 to 1948.
U.S.S. Kearny Well-researched account of the attack on the Kearny, torpedoed by U-568 in October 1941 when on convoy escort duties in the North Atlantic.
Harry Tate's Navy Dedicated to the Royal Navy Patrol Service, this site provides a valuable resource on another largely unrecognised section of the allied war effort.
Secrets of War Linked to a History Channel tv series with material on the Battle of the Atlantic. Interesting transcripts of interviews with eminent historians and participants in the conflict.
HMS Pozarica & Convoy PQ17 How the discovery of a wartime photo album led to the creation of one of the best WW2 web-sites.
J. Gordon Mumford (Convoy ONS-154) Fascinating first hand account of the attack on Convoy ONS-154 during which 15 ships were torpedoed, of which 14 sank. Gordon Mumford was serving on the torpedoed ship which survived.
SS Ceramic The story of the sinking of the Ceramic by U-515, with the loss of more than 650 lives.
The Merchant Seamen
Compensation Package for Canada's Merchant Seamen and Spouses For details about the tax-free compensation package announced by Canada's Minister of Veteran Affairs in February 2000. With regard to this issue I've included on my site a letter from Dennis Crosby, which makes interesting reading.
The Allied Merchant Navy of World War Two Website Superb resource co-ordinated by Maureen Venzi in Canada, bringing together a number of tributes to the allied merchant seamen. An essential browse.
Odd Conrad Holm: A Sailor at War Vivid account of a Norwegian Merchant Seaman's experiences at sea during WW2 and as a a prisoner of war in North Africa. Also see the comprehensive information on Norwegian Merchant Ships 1939-45. Recommended.
American Merchant Marine Veterans Dedicated to World War II veterans.
Stories of a Merchant Sailor Some fascinating recollections from former British Merchant Navy sailor Gordon Sollors, who went to sea as a fourteen year old Deck Boy in 1942.
U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Maritime Service Site run by U.S. Maritime Service Veterans.
The Marine Society The world's oldest public maritime charity (founded in 1756), dedicated to the welfare of seafarers, runs this excellent and informative site.
U-boat net By far the most comprehensive site on the web about the U-boat campaign.
U-Boot Archiv The U-Boot Archiv is based in Cuxhaven in northern Germany. The Archiv does not have its own web-site - this information has been provided by U-boat net.
Unterseebootwaffe, run by Michael Sjödin in Sweden, is well worth a visit! Lots of great info and very well-designed.
The German Navy in World War II With useful pages on U-boats and the Torpedo Crisis.
U-35 All you could ever need to know about U-35, and more!.
U-188 The story of U-188 and the experiences of men, British and German, who survived the sinkings of their ships.
Capture of the U-505 Interesting first-hand account by Frank P. Denardo.
U-boats (Sites in German).
Maritime and War Museums.
Merseyside Maritime Museum This museum in Liverpool, England (from where the convoy system was co-ordinated) includes a Battle of the Atlantic exhibition.
Royal Navy Submarine Museum Climb aboard H.M.S. Alliance in Gosport, Hampshire, England.
Mariners' Museum, Virginia Excellent site, based at Newport News, with special Battle of the Atlantic section.
Naval Museum of Manitoba This is a site well worth taking a good look at. Lots about Canada's contribution to the conflict, and a complete list of Canadian merchant ships lost during the war.
Naval Museum of Alberta Canadian museum's site with info on Corvettes.
Imperial War Museum Located in London this museum has a large permanent collection. Current special exhibitions include Enigma, about the codebreakers of Bletchley Park, and Shipwreck, honouring merchant sailors shipwrecked at sea.
General Maritime and Naval sites.
Friends of War Memorials Maritime Division. Very useful and attractive site.
Maritime History Michael Phillips' site contains a number of interesting articles and links. Also hosts home pages of Plymouth Naval Base Museum and the World Ship Society
British Warlinks Provides links to various sites relevant to British military and naval affairs.
The Mother of All Maritime Links Masses of links.
Public Records Office Situated in Kew in south-west London the PRO houses the UK Government's archives, including Admiralty documents relating to convoys, ship losses, anti-submarine operations and survivors' accounts.
Valour Remembered - Canada and the Second World War Canadian Government site, with sections on most WW2 theatres, including the Battle of the Atlantic.
Hartlepool was the home town of my grandfather. David Hughes' site provides interesting information about the town.
Lest We Forget Useful resource covering many WW2 theatres.
World War II in Europe An interesting and easy-to-navigate site packed with lots of information, extracts from memoirs and interesting brief biographies of key participants.
Seasoned Sailors is a series of videos featuring the recollections of men who served in the Royal Canadian Navy during WW2. A unique project, with new videos added regularly.
Osprey Publishing Publishers of many military and maritime history titles.
Earthstation1 provides various WW2 resources including wartime posters and audio files.