by Jentschura, Jung & Mickel
Arms & Armour Press, 1986.
an authoritative reference work, illustrated with over 500 photos, drawings and plans.
by Paul J. Kemp
Iso Publications, 1989.
a fine photographic record, mainly of the Insect class, but covering all the classes of river gunboats built for the Royal Navy
by Neil McCart
Maritime Books, 2012.
fully detailed career histories of the ten Town Class destroyers of the Royal Navy from the 1930’s to the 1960’s
[Mitsubishi Shipbuilding & Engineering Company]
Nippon Kobo Co.Ltd., ca.1945.
a fine illustrated album describing the 244 ships built by Mitsubishi Zosen for the Japanese Navy.
by Capt. T.D. Manning
a useful history of the development of the destroyer in the Royal Navy.
by Alan McGowan
MacDonald & Jane’s, 1977.
a fine photographic record of life on board the world’s warships from the mid 19th century to the 1970’s. over 200 photos.
by Comm.Randolph Pears
not in the ‘Parkes’ class, but a useful history.
by Jack Sweetman
Naval Institute Press, 1984.
a very useful and detailed chronology of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, from 1775 to the late 20th century.
a glossary of forecastle and quarterdeck words and phrases.
by John Irving
Edward Arnold, 1946.