Not including specifically Bay of Biscay, Western Approaches, English Channel, North Sea etc.


In June 1941 the Royal Navy aircraft carrier Ark Royal was instrumental in the destruction of the German battleship Bismarck.
      A dozen Swordfish torpedo-bombers took off from her deck launched torpedo after torpedo at the giant ship, which was crippled and 
      sank the next day. Within weeks, the Ark Royal was destroyed while sailing off the coast of Gibraltar, torpedoed by a German U-boat.
       She rested, one kilometre below the surface of the Mediterranean, until her wreck was discovered by Mike Rossiter in 2004. SWORDFISH PATROL by George E. Sadler: 
      Swordfish Patrol is the story of a Fleet Air Arm pilot during the Second World War. After a lengthy period of pilot training 
      in both the UK and Canada he was drafted to a Swordfish squadron.George Sadler was amongst the last group of airmen to go to war
       in an open cockpit, not far removed from the intrepid pilots of the First World War. But they saw no glamourous single combats over 
       the Western Front, instead they spent long hours in below zero temperatures over the North Atlantic from HMS Nairana.
HMS Wellington Escorting Convoy SL 118 August 1942, 
     Recollections of Captain George Russell and details of the failed evacuation of 51st Highland Division from Saint Valéry-en-Caux 
     in June 1940, and ¬¬¬the involvement of HMS Wellington in Operation Cycle.
The Admiralty's first full account of the Bat of the Atlantic published by HMSO in 1946
NO SURRENDER by W. E. Johns and R. A. Kelly: The remarkable story of the cruiser HMS Exeter, present at the Battle of the River Plate, her loss at the Battle of the Sunda Strait and the survival, of some of her people as POWs of the Japanese; told by one of her people.
Robert Clarkson entertainingly charts his progress during his Royal Navy service in WW2. He served in HMS Vindictive, HMS Revenge, HMS Emerald, HMS Carlisle and, in the Far East, HMLC(T) 3028.
WITH NAVAL WINGS: John Wellham’s autobiography of a Fleet Air Arm Pilot serving in the Royal Navy Fleet during WW2. Piloting Fairy swordfish from HMS Eagle and HMS Illustrious he took part in the attacks on Bomba and Taranto, anti-U-boat patrols in the Atlantic and with the Forgotten Fleet in the Pacific
I Sank the Bismarck by John Moffat with Mike Rossiter. Memoirs of a WW2 Royal Navy pilot: May 1941: the pilots of fifteen canvas-covered biplanes struggle to hold their Swordfish aircraft steady as they head towards the German battleship Bismarck. Two days previously Bismarck, the most powerful warship in the world, had destroyed the Hood and damaged the Prince of Wales.
This book
SIGNALMAN JONES by Tim Parker. Geoffrey Holder Jones patrolled the waters off Canada and Newfoundland before returning to Britain in 1944 and Tim Parker's book illuminates one of the great acheivements of the war - the beating of the U-boat blockade of the American coast by squadrons that were little more than a motley collections of armed trawlers and whalers.
Edited by Ben Jones ‘The Fleet Air Arm in WW2' first volume of three, explains how the neglected Royal Navy’s Air Arm tried to recover from the impact of pre-war duel control and economic stringencies to play a significant part in the early years of the war at sea. Publication No. 159 of the Navy Records Society.
Geoffrey Brooke as a young officer in the battleship Prince  of Wales fought against the Bismarck, took part in the Malta convoy run and  managed to survive her sinking to take part in TORCH, Arctic convoys and finished  the war serving in carriers in the Pacific.
ARK ROYAL: THE ADMIRALTY ACCOUNT OF HER ACHIEVEMENT: Issued for the Admiralty by the Ministry of Information  London : His Majesty’s Stationary Office 1942. A Sixty-four page paperback illustrated throughout with black and White photographs and three maps showing HMS ARK ROYAL’s position throughout the war.
 
The Defeat of the Enemy Attack on Shipping 1939-1945 is the Naval Staff History written after the war by Commanders Waters and Barley. This authoritative study of the impact of the German campaign and its ultimate defeat by Britain and her allies has been edited and revised by Eric Grove in this new edition for the Navy Records Society. The Battle of the Atlantic and the war against the U-boats sprawled across the oceans of the world; the U-boats sank 2,828 Allied merchant ships while the Allies destroyed more than 780 German U-boats. These documents relate on a weekly, and in some cases a daily, basis exactly what the Allies knew concerning the activities of the U-boats during the Battle of the Atlantic.
THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC AND SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE: U-BOAT TRACKING PAPERS, 1941-1947 are of great historical significance for they show how effectively the British and Americans used communications intelligence, enemy radio messages and radio direction finding to fight and  win the conflict with the U-boats during the Battle of the Atlantic.