The primary sources for A Hard Fought Ship are first-hand accounts of the officers and men who served on HMS Venomous and reports of proceedings in the archives. There are resources on the Internet which are an immense help to
anybody researching the history of a ship and its company and were used
by the authors in researching the story of HMS Venomous.
Convoy Web http://www.convoyweb.org.uk
The different series in this guide to WW2 convoys and Merchant Navy
ships can appear confusing but it is invaluable and can be searched by
name of ship, convoy code and date.
An easily searcheable database of U-boats and their commanders
from both world wars together with RN ships and their COs and merchant
ships attacked linked to a Forum.
War II unit histories & officers http://www.unithistories.com
A thoroughly researched reliable database of the service careers of
officers in the RN, RNVR and RNR with brief details of units.