Dad's Navy Days

Other Royal Navy and Related Sites

All pages that contain a lot of links suffers from "Link Rot," where linked pages no longer exist for whever reason, and unfortunately this page is no exception. Where possible I have tried to update the links where the original page has moved or failing that, linked to the old page in the Wayback Machine in the Internet Archive.

HMS Gambia

Bill Hartland's Original Site - This site is now only available from the Web Archive and is the inspiration and basis for this site.
HMS Gambia - my own site about HMS Gambia.
A Splutter of Musketry? - The British military response to the Anglo-Iranian oil dispute, 1951.
Albert James Stanley Pring
HMS Gambia (Wikipedia)
HMS Gambia, later HMNZS - Colony-class Light Cruiser (Naval History)
John Andrews, HMS Gambia Association and The HMS Achilles
Solent Radio Controlled Model Yacht Club - John Edwards has made a great radio controlled model of HMS Gambia
Videos - Companies such as British Pathe over the last few years have made a lot of news reels and documentaries available, some of which contain video of HMS Gambia. Where possible I have collected these together into a YouTube playlist.

Crown Colony Class Cruisers

Sites specifcially, or mainly, about the other Crown Colony-class cruisers

HMS Bermuda
HMS Ceylon (Association site)
HMS Fiji (Association site)
HMS Jamaica
HMS Kenya (Association site)
HMS Mauritius
HMS Nigeria (hobby site similar to this one)
HMS Newfoundland (Association site) This site was active from 2002 to 2017 but now is only available on the Web Archive
HMS Trinidad
HMS Uganda (HMCS Uganda site)

Site Searches for HMS Gambia

Some sites have their own search engines and where possible I've done my own searches for HMS Gambia on them and saved the results pages

Battleships - Cruisers UK - this site also has a pictorial index of HMS Gambia
Google Plus
Imperial War Museum
Torpedo Bay Navy Museum - This is the National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy. There are lots of irrelevant results, but all are interesting

HMS Warrior

ARA Independencia
HMCS Warrior
Maritime Quest

Colossus Class Aircraft Carriers

Naval History
Sea Forces

Site Searches for HMS Warrior

Google Plus
Imperial War Museum

Other Ships

Many of these sites also contain information about HMS Gambia and HMS Warrior

1938 Navy Estimates (Hansard)
Australian War Memorial - A great collection of photos and documents
Axford's Abode - One of the best online collections of Commissioning Books, including those of HMS Gambia
Battleships - Cruisers UK
Bemil - Non-English site but some interesting articles and photos
British re-armament (Wikipedia)
Canada's Aircraft Carriers
City of Vancouver Archives - A surprisingly good collection of ship photos
Crown Colony Class Cruisers (Wikipedia)
Frigate RN - A Flickr image site
Historic Naval Ships Association - A nice collection of documents in their "Resources" section
HMCS Haida - A very nice site about the Tribal-class destroyer HMCS Haida
HMS Carysfort - A great hobby site about the C-class destroyer HMS Carysfort (R25) by Jim Donaldson
HMS Collingwood Association
HMS Theseus - A great hobby site about the Collusus-class aircraft carrier HMS Theseus
HMS Vanguard - A great hobby site about the battleship HMS Vanguard
Imperial War Museum - A great collection of photographs and documents. Luckily for us, more and more of them are being put online
John and David's Naval, Marine and Military News
Lou Coatney's Military and Naval History Games, Writings, and Models - includes links to the Office of Naval Intelligence recognition manuals
Lou Coatney's Military and Naval History Games, Writings, and Models - (old Tripod site)
Marine Forum - Non-English but a nice collection of articles and photos
Maritime Quest
Museums Victoria - Another marvellous collection of material
My Royal Canadian Navy - Tom Spowart's life in the Royal Canadian Navy
Naval History and Heritage Command - An official site of the US Navy
Naval Ships Of The Worlds Navies
Naval Ships of Victor Johns - like mine, a site about a father's service (Internet Archive)
RNZN Communicators Association - They have some nice images of HMNZS Gambia
Royal Marines Band Service - There are references and images of HMS Gambia throughout the site. Bill Hartland was a contributor to this site.
Royal Navy & Maritime Book Reviews
Second London Naval Treaty (Wikipedia)
Ship Spotting
State Library of Victoria - Another great collection of photos and documents
The Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines
The Coronation Review of The Fleet at Spithead, 1953
Town Class Cruisers (Wikipedia)
U.S. National Archives - Another fantastic collection
USS Newport News

Social Media Groups

Crown Colony Cruisers * - Facebook private group
Forces Reunited * - Message board community
I Was In The Royal Navy - Facebook active private group
Proud to have Served in the Royal Navy - Facebook active private group
Royal Navy Enthusiasts * - Facebook active public group
Royal Navy Cruisers and their Crew in Photographs * - Facebook active public group
Royal Navy Ships - Facebook active private group
Royal Navy Ships & Submarines - Facebook active public group
Royal Navy Ships Plus * - Facebook active private group
Shipping History * - Message board community
Ships Nostalgia * - Message board community
World Naval Ships * - Message board community

* Denotes groups I am a member of

History of the Period / Other Sites of Interest

20th Century History - All things to do with the East (Internet Archive)
Britain at War
Britain's Small Wars
British Nuclear Test Veterans Association (BNTVA)
Christmas Island Remembered - British nuclear tests
Defense Journal
Fleet Air Arm (FAA) Archive (Internet Archive)
Grumman S-2 Tracker
Hyperwar - A History of the Second World War
Kemble Collection - Mike Kemble's huge site
Military.Com - Everything about the US Armed Services
Museo de la Aviación Naval - Argentinian Naval Aviation (Spanish, Internet Archive)
Post War Military Aviation - Vic Flintham's excellent site (Internet Archive)
Red Duster – A History of Merchant Navy Shipping
Royal Navy - Official site
Tell it to the Marines - Life in the 1950's Royal Marines (Internet Archive)
VWAM - Vietnam History and Educational Site

This page created 13th June 1999, last modified 23rd December 2018