My prime sources for information on each ship or shore establishment and name lineage is from “Ships of the Royal Navy Volumes 1 & 2”, Colledge & Warlow. (ibid - Bibliography) and “Shore Establishments of the Royal Navy” by Warlow (ibid - Bibliography). Where Cruisers are involved information on them sourced from the authorative “British Cruisers of World War Two” by Raven & Roberts (ibid - Bibliography) is given pre-eminence; for Battleships their parallel work "British Battleships of World War Two". For ships mentioned from the days of sail the encyclopeadic four volume monumental work "British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 to 1863" by Winfieild is a major source.
In regard to images I have attempted to include images of the various ships listed here that are as near as possible to the same time period as Bob’s service in them.
See general footnotes at the conclusion of this chronicle for definitions of tonnages such as “Displacement”