Significant debts of gratitude are owed to the staff at the National Maritime Museum of Australia, not only for their assistance but also for their introductions to knowledgeable parties and for their patience with the help requests of researchers.

For the site's material concerning the Royal Packet Navigation Co. of Netherlands East India (and much more), thanks go to Mr. Lieuwe Pronk, of KPM's shore staff based in Sydney 1942-1945, who granted permission to use material from his book 'KPM 1888-1967 "A Most Remarkable Company".

This website acknowledges the co-authors of the book "The Forgotten Fleet", Messrs Bill Lunney and Frank Finch, and thanks them for permission to use the extracted material in the notes on the United States Army Small Ships Section.

With the assistance of the National Maritime Museum of Australia numerous publications setting out the history and background of companies and ships were consulted and further information on these is available upon request.

The Norwegian free shipping material drew on the website and the producers of this site are grateful to Mrs. Siri Lawson, the site's designer, for the appropriate permission.

Photographic material was drawn from personal records and from the websites and and permissions for use are appreciated.