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Ship List Sources
#numberAuthorPublishedStrength and/or Usage
1Dan Hamilton Ship ListDan HamiltonHullbustersDifficult to determine
2U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design HistoryNorman FriedmanNaval Institute Press, 1984A+, designated key source
3U.S. Cruisers: An Illustrated Design HistoryNorman FriedmanNaval Institute Press, 1984A+, designated key source
4U.S. Carriers: An Illustrated Design HistoryNorman FriedmanNaval Institute Press, 1983A+, designated key source
5Battleships and Battlecruisers 1905-1970Siegfried BreyerDoubleday & Co., 1973Used mainly for rudder info.
6The Imperial Japanese NavyA.J. Watts & B.G. GordonDoubleday & Co., 1971Carriers, also rudders & shafts
7Aircraft Carriers of the Royal and Commonwealth NaviesCommander David Hobbs, (MBE, RN)Greenhill Books, 1996Used for gaps in Brit CVE’s
8Aircraft Carriers of the World, 1914 to the PresentRoger ChesneauNaval Institute Press, 1984C, weak on refits and CVE’s
9British Carrier AviationNorman FriedmanNaval Institute Press, 1988A, weak on CVE’s
10Battleships: United States Battleships 1935-1992William Garzke and Robert DulinNaval Institute Press, 1995A+
11U.S. Destroyers: An Illustrated Design HistoryNorman FriedmanNaval Institute Press, 1982A+
12Battleships: Axis and Neutral Battleships of World War IIWilliam Garzke and Robert DulinNaval Institute Press, 1985A
13British Battleships of WWIIAlan Raven and John RobertsNaval Institute Press, 1976A
14Britsh Battleships of WWIR.A. BurtNaval Institute Press, 1986A
15Japanese Cruisers of the Pacific WarLacroix and WellsNaval Institute Press 
16Warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy 1869-1945Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel  
17Anatomy of the Ship: The Battlecruiser HoodJohn RobertsNaval Institute Press, 1982A+
18British Cruisers of WWIIAlan Raven and John RobertsNaval Institute Press, 1980A
19Battleships: Allied Battleships of World War IIWilliam Garzke and Robert DulinNaval Institute Press, 1980A
20Conway's All the Worlds Fighting Ships 1860-1905Robert Gardiner, Editorial DirectorConway Maritime Press, 1979C+, Best of the general sources
21Conway's All the Worlds Fighting Ships 1906-1921Robert Gardiner, Editorial DirectorConway Maritime Press, 1997C+, Best of the general sources
22Conway's All the Worlds Fighting Ships 1922-1946Robert Gardiner, Editorial DirectorConway Maritime Press, 1980C+, Best of the general sources
23Submarines of World War TwoErminio BagnascoArms and Armour Press, 1977Main source for WWII subs