The HyperWar Project is an internet-based project for transforming World War II primary sources into machine-readable format and releasing them into the public domain. It is coordinated by Patrick Clancey and David Newton (for UK resources).
Resources include the official civil and military history series produced by the United States and the British Commonwealth, as well as contemporary wartime publications such as Action Reports, Field Manuals, Technical Manuals, training publications, etc. Hypertext links are included wherever one publication refers to another.
Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1940-1945
Sources & Methods
My aim is to eventually have a separate page for each ship, which includes the specifications, history, and one or more photographs. In the meantime, if you don't find a photo here, check out the sites below. Additional sites for specific types and specific ships are listed on the individual pages.
The Naval Vessel Register (NVR) -- includes all US Navy ships and service craft
The U.S. Naval Institute has over 450,000 prints in the archive, half are ships, and at least half of those ships were from World War II. Anyone can purchase copies from the collection.
“It’s work. The person you love is rarely worthy of how big your love is. Because no one is worthy of that and maybe no one deserves the burden of it, either. You’ll be let down. You’ll be disappointed and have your trust broken and have a lot of real sucky days. You lose more than you win. You hate the person you love as much as you love him. But, ****, you roll up your sleeves and work - at everything - because that’s what growing older is.”
“Thomas could think of nothing to say. Maybe this, of all things, was the true price of family - being unable to stop the pains of those you loved. Unable to suck it out of the blood, the heart, the head. You held them and named them and fed them and made your plans for them, never fully realising that the world was always out there, waiting to apply its teeth.”
__________________ Always look on the bright side of life, ta dum, ta dum. Monthy Python, The Life of Brian