Thanks to all the contributors

Did you enjoy reading and learning from our website?

If so, what sort of value would you place upon what you've gained from visiting our site?

Enough for you to buy us a couple of beers? Maybe even more that that? Well, we don't really want a couple of drinks (thanks for the offer anyway), we would prefer you contributed to something much more worthwhile:

Please click here to make a donation to the Royal British Legion 'Poppy Appeal' fund for needy ex-servicemen and women (Tell them we sent you)


We would like to give credit to the following people for their contributions to this website:

Alan Matthews - Author of 'Sailors Tales' and Co - Author of 'Shadows of the Ensign'

Co - Author of 'Shadows of the Ensign' Bert 'Yorky' Wynne

Sailors Tales contributors:

Ian Hay

Ted Matthews

Reg Woods

Derek Jones

John Garner

John Dykes

The relatives, friends, and former shipmates of the crew members in our 'Crew Biographies' section. Without their invaluable assistance, these memorial pages could not have been created.


Their names are too numerous to mention, and we recommend visitors to view this section of the website.

Frank Allen of the HMS Hood Association website

 For Graphics, Casualty lists and References

and for the Plymouth Argyll's History and Crew lists for the Force Z Ships and SS Automedon

Don Kindell

Ian McLeod

Alan Matthews

Jonathan Moffatt

Manuel P. González López

For the superb line drawings of the Capital ships

Andrew Arthur

Jose Rico of the Battleship Bismarck website

HMAS Bendigo - The Fall of Singapore:

Lou LeBoydre

Victor Neville Bruce

George Richardson

Bob Bruce (son of Victor)

Wally Ewes - Author of 'HMAS Bendigo' book

US Naval Historical Center Online picture library

For some of the ship pictures in the Galleries

Department of Communications of the Commonwealth of Australia 

For permission to use the HMAS Vampire information from their Australian Navy Website

Sarah and Mario Gauci, of

Calypso Sub Aqua Club - Malta

We are indebted to Sarah and Mario for the photographs of crew members graves in Kalkara cemetery, Malta.

Click here to see them

Brian Budge of Lyness Naval Cemetery website

We are indebted to Brian for the photographs of crew members graves in Lyness cemetery, Hoy, Orkney Islands.

More names will be added to this list soon.

Site Webmasters:

Alan Matthews

Andy Wade