The below list of reference books and magazines/journals which I
have used to collect data and history on ships in my
collection. These are sources which I have acquired or have used
at local libraries. They are ranked in importance from most to
least useful for my collection of postcards. There are often
contradictions between references on specifications of warships such
as displacement. I strongly recommend using the Dictionary of
American Naval Fighting Ships and any book published by Conways.
The Illustrated Encyclopedia is good on general history for many
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of 20th Century Weapons and
Warfare. 24 volumes, 1971/77.
- Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
- Janes 1898-1981.
- Jane's Fighting Ships of World War I.
- Jane's Fighting Ships of World War II.
- Conways 1860-1905.
- Conways 1906-1921.
- Battleships of World War I by Anthony Preston
- British Warships 1914-1919 by F.J. Dittmar & J.J.
- Ships of the Royal Navy by J.J. Colledge.
- Battleships of the Grand Fleet by R.A. Burt and W.P. Trotter MC.
- War Gazetteer, 1914.
- U.S. Warships of World War I by Silverstone
- The Ships of Canada's Naval Forces 1910-1981 by Ken
Macpherson and John Burgess.
- Warship vols 7 & 11
- Canada's Flowers: History of the Corvettes of Canada
1939-1945 by Thomas G. Lynch.
- American Battleships: A Pictorial History of BB-1 to BB-71 with Prototypes Maine & Texas by Max R. Newhart.
- Great Naval Disasters: US Naval Accidents in the 20th Century by Kit Bonner & Carolyn Bonner.
- Warships fotofax: French Battleships 1876-1946 by R.A. Burt.
- Warships fotofax: Japanese Battleships 1897-1945 by
- Warships Illustrated No.4 British Destroyers in World War
Two by R.A. Burt.
- Warships Illustrated No.7 British Destroyers in World War
One by R.A. Burt.
- Warships Illustrated No.8 The World's Aircraft Carriers
1914-1945 by Roger Chesneau.
- Steam, Steel & Shellfire: The Steam Warship 1815-
1905. Conway's History of the Ship. Robert Gardiner ed.
- HMCS Sackville: 1941-1985 by Marc Milner.