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Naval History Archive Sources below are lists of academic thesis, articles, books, journals, official civil and naval publications and other semi-official naval publications we currently hold on file as hard and soft copies.

Academic Thesis MA and PHd

  1. Beckett Knight, Roger John. (1975). The Royal Dockyards in England at the time of the American War of Independence. Submitted as a Thesis for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy. University College London. (The thesis is about the Royal Naval Dockyards).
  2. Chiswell, Matthew, (2003). The Cape Squadron, Admiral Baldwin Walker and the Suppression of the Slave Trade (1861-4). Dissertation submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Master of Arts in Historical Studies. Department of Historical Studies. Faculty of the Humanities. University of Cape Town. South Africa. (The thesis is about the Cape of Good Hope Station).
  3. Crimmin, Patricia Kathleen. (1965). Admiralty Administration, 1783-1806. Thesis submitted for the degree of Master of Arts in the University of London. England. ProQuest Number: 10107345. Proquest LLC. 2016. (The thesis is about the Admiralty).
  4. Day, John Frederick. (2012). British Admiralty Control and Naval Power in the Indian Ocean (1793-1815). (Volume 1 of 2). Submitted Thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Maritime History, University of Exeter. (The thesis is about the East Indies Station).
  5. Heaslip, Matthew Joseph. (2018). Changes and challenges: The Royal Navy's China Station and Britain's East Asian empire during the 1920s. Submitted to the University of Exeter as a thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Maritime History. (The thesis is about the China Station)
  6. Jones, Benjamin. (2007). Ashore, afloat and airborne: The Logistics of British Naval Airpower, 1914-1945. Thesis submitted for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Kings College. London. England. (The thesis is about the Fleet Air Arm and Aviation Branch).
  7. Mahoney'O-Lea, Michael James. (2011). The Navy in the English Civil War. Submitted as a Thesis for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy. University Exeter. England. (The thesis is about the Navy Royal and Commonwealth Navy).
  8. Ortiz-Sotelo, Jorge. (1998). Peru and the British Naval Station 1808-1839. Thesis submitted for Philosophy Doctor degree University of St Andrews. Maritime Studies. Scotland. The Thesis covers the Pacific Station of the Royal Navy. (The thesis is about the Pacific Station).
  9. Thrush, Andrew Derek. (1991). The Navy under Charles I 1625 to 1640. PhD Dissertation. University College London. (The thesis is about the Navy Royal).
  10. Webb, Adrian. (2010). The Expansion of British Naval Hydrographic Administration, 1808-1829. Submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. University of Exeter. England.
  11. Williams, Sian. (2014). The Royal Navy in the Caribbean, 1756-1815. Thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Faculty of Humanities. History. University of Southampton. England.

Articles Navy Records Society

  1. Baugh, Daniel, ed. Naval Administration 1715-1750. [London]: Navy Records Society, 1977.
  2. Graham, Gerald and R.A. Humphreys, eds. The Navy and South America 1807-1823. [London]: Navy Records Society, 1962.
  3. Hattendorf, John et als eds. British Naval Documents 1204-1960. [London]: Navy Records Society, 1993.
  4. Knighton, C.S. and David Loades. The Navy of Edward VI and Mary I. [London]: Navy Records Society, 2011.
  5. Warren, Peter. The Royal Navy and North America: the Warren Papers 1736-1752. Edited by Julian Gwyn. [London]: Navy Records Society, 1973.

Articles Society for Nautical Research

  1. Anderson, R.C., (1938), English Fleet Lists in the First Dutch War, The Mariner's Mirror, 24:4, 429-450, DOI: 10.1080/00253359.1938.10657308.
  2. Anderson, R.C., (1949), English Flag Officers 1688-1713, The Mariner's Mirror, 35:4, 333-341, DOI: 10.1080/00253359.1949.10657569.
  3. Blomfield, Sir R. Massie, (1920) British Naval Flags of Command, The Mariner's Mirror, 6:7, 207-212, DOI: 10.1080/00253359.1920.10654932.
  4. Carry, LC ST, L.H. (1927), Harwich Dockyard, The Mariner's Mirror, 13:2, 167-171, DOI: 10.1080/00253359.1927.10655415.
  5. James, G.F. (1937). Josiah Burchett Secreatry to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. 1695-1742. The Mariner's Mirror, 23:4, 477-498, DOI:

10.1080/00253359.1937.10657259.

  1. Dyer, Florence E. Dyer THE SHIP-MONEY FLEET, The Mariner's Mirror, 23:2, 198-209, DOI: 10.1080/00253359.1937.10657235.
  2. Knight. C., (1932), Carpenter Master Shipwrights, The Mariner's Mirror, 18:4, 411-422, DOI: 10.1080/00253359.1932.10655674.
  3. Middleton, Richard, (1989), British Naval Strategy 1755-1762, The Mariner's Mirror, 75:4, 349-367, DOI: 10.1080/00253359.1989.10656269.
  4. Moore. Alan, (1914) Accounts and Inventories of John Starlyng, Clerk of the King's Ships to Henry IV, The Mariner's Mirror, 4:6, 167-173,DOI: 10.1080/00253359.1914.10654803.
  5. Nolan, Dr. John S, (1995), English Operations around Brest 1594, The Mariner's Mirror, 81:3, 259-274, DOI: 10.1080/00253359.1995.10656554.
  6. Oswyn A.R. Murray G.C.B. Sir. (1937). The Admiralty, Part One, The Mariner's Mirror, 23:2, 129-147, DOI: 10.1080/00253359.1937.10657231.
  7. Oswyn A.R. Murray G.C.B. Sir. (1937). The Admiralty, Part Two, The Mariner's Mirror, 23:2, 129-147, DOI: 10.1080/00253359.1937.10657231.
  8. Oswyn A.R. Murray G.C.B. Sir. (1937). The Admiralty, Part Three, The Mariner's Mirror, 23:2, 129-147, DOI: 10.1080/00253359.1937.10657231.
  9. Oswyn A.R. Murray G.C.B. Sir. (1937). The Admiralty, Part Four, The Mariner's Mirror, 23:2, 129-147, DOI: 10.1080/00253359.1937.10657231.
  10. Oswyn A.R. Murray G.C.B. Sir. (1937). The Admiralty, Part Five, The Mariner's Mirror, 23:2, 129-147, DOI: 10.1080/00253359.1937.10657231.
  11. Oswyn A.R. Murray G.C.B. Sir. (1937). The Admiralty, Part Six, The Mariner's Mirror, 23:2, 129-147, DOI: 10.1080/00253359.1937.10657231.
  12. Oswyn A.R. Murray G.C.B. Sir. (1937). The Admiralty, Part Seven, The Mariner's Mirror, 23:2, 129-147, DOI: 10.1080/00253359.1937.10657231.
  13. Oswyn A.R. Murray G.C.B. Sir. (1937). The Admiralty, Part Eight, The Mariner's Mirror, 23:2, 129-147, DOI: 10.1080/00253359.1937.10657231.
  14. Oswyn A.R. Murray G.C.B. Sir. (1937). The Admiralty, Part Nine, The Mariner's Mirror, 23:2, 129-147, DOI: 10.1080/00253359.1937.10657231.
  15. Oswyn A.R. Murray G.C.B. Sir. (1937). The Admiralty, Part Ten, The Mariner's Mirror, 23:2, 129-147, DOI: 10.1080/00253359.1937.10657231.
  16. Rodger, N.A.M. (2001) Commissioned officers' careers in the Royal Navy, 1690–1815, Journal for Maritime Research, 3:1, 85-129, DOI: 10.1080/21533369.2001.9668314.
  17. Walker, J.A., (1979). John Holand a Fifteenth Century Admiral, The Mariner's Mirror, 65:3, 235-242, DOI: 10.1080/00253359.1979.10659150.

Articles Academic

  1. Scheybeler, C. 2017. Naval Leadership in a ‘Fleet in Being’: The Spanish Navy and ‘Armed Neutrality’ in the Mid-Eighteenth Century. In: Harding, R and Guimerá, A (eds.). Naval Leadership in the Atlantic World. Pp. 59–71. London: University of Westminster Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16997/book2.f. License: CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Books, Naval and Maritime

  1. Black, Nicholas (2009). The British Naval Staff in the First World War. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press.
  2. Brassey, T.A. (1896). The Naval Annual 1896. Portsmouth: J. Griffin and Co.
  3. Brassey, T.A. (1906). The Naval Annual 1906. Portsmouth: J. Griffin and Co.
  4. Brassey, Thomas (1883). The British Navy. IV. London: Longman, Green and Co.
  5. Burchett, Josiah, A Complete History of the Most Remarkable Transactions at Sea, 1720, London: J. Walthoe. Original edition available at archive.org. Facsimile edition: 1995, Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints, ISBN 978-0-8201-1489-7.
  6. Campbell, John. Lives of British Admirals and a Naval History. 8 vols. London: CJ Barrington, 1812.
  7. Childs, David (2009). Tudor Sea Power: The Foundation of Greatness. Barnsley, England: Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 9781473819924.
  8. Clowes, William Laird (1897). The Royal Navy: A History From the Earliest Times to the Present. Vol. I. London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company.
  9. Clowes, William Laird (1898). The Royal Navy: A History From the Earliest Times to the Present. Vol. II. London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company.
  10. Clowes, William Laird (1898). The Royal Navy: A History From the Earliest Times to the Present. Vol. III. London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company.
  11. Clowes, William Laird (1899). The Royal Navy: A History From the Earliest Times to the Present. Vol. IV. London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company.
  12. Clowes, William Laird (1900). The Royal Navy: A History From the Earliest Times to the Present. Vol. V. London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company.
  13. Clowes, William Laird (1901). The Royal Navy: A History From the Earliest Times to the Present. Vol. VI. London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company.
  14. Clowes, William Laird (1897). The Royal Navy: A History From the Earliest Times to the Present. Vol. VII. London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company.
  15. Corbett, Julian S. Drake and the Tudor Navy. 2 Vols. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1898.
  16. Corbett, Julian Stafford (1904). England in the Mediterranean 1603 to 1717. Volume I. London: Longmans, Green and Co.
  17. Corbett, Julian Stafford (1917). England in the Mediterranean 1603 to 1717. Volume II. Second Edition. London: Longmans, Green and Co.
  18. Corbett, Sir Julian Stafford (1920). Naval Operations. Volume I. London: Longmans, Green and Co.
  19. Corbett, Sir Julian Stafford (1921). Naval Operations. Volume II. London: Longmans, Green and Co.
  20. Davies, J. D. (2008). Pepy's Navy Ships Men and Warfare 1649 to 1689. Seaforth Publishing. Barnsley. England. ISBN 9781848320147.
  21. Goldsmith, William. Captain. RN. (1822). The Naval History of Great Britain from the Earliest Period with Biographical Notices of the Admirals and other Distinguished Officers. London. W. Wright.
  22. Grove, Eric. (2005). The Royal Navy Since 1815 : A New Short History. MacMillan Education UK. London. ISBN 9780333721261
  23. Hamilton, Admiral Richard Vesey (1896). Naval Administration: The Constitution, Character, and Functions of the Board of Admiralty, and of the Civil Departments which it Directs. Royal Navy Handbooks. London: George Bell and Sons.
  24. Halpern, Paul. (2011). The Mediterranean Fleet 1919 to 1929. Ashgate Publishing for the Navy Records Society. Farnham. Surrey. England. ISBN 9781409427568.
  25. Hannay, David. (1898). A Short History of Royal Navy 1217 to 1688. London. Methuen and Company.
  26. Hobbs, David. (2011). The British Pacific Fleet. The Royal Navy's Most Powerful Strike Force. Seaforth Publishing. Barnsley. England. ISBN 9781848320482.
  27. Hone, Thomas C. and Utz, Curtis. (2015). A. History of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations 1915 to 2015. Naval History and Heritage Command. Department of the Navy Washington, DC. USA. ISBN 9781943604029.
  28. Hummelchen, Jurgen and Roher, Gerhard. (1972) Chronology of the War At Sea, 1939-1945 Volume One. Ian Allan. London. ISBN 9780711002777.
  29. Hummelchen, Jurgen and Roher, Gerhard. (1974) Chronology of the War At Sea, 1939-1945 Volume Two. Ian Allan. London. ISBN 9780711003682.
  30. Lambert, Adam. Ed: Keegan, John, (2000). War at Sea in the Age of Sail 1650 to 1850. Ed: John Keegan. Cassell & Co. London. England. ISBN 0304352462.
  31. Laughton, John Knox. From Howard to Nelson. London: Lawrence & Bullen ltd., 1899.
  32. Loades, D.M. The Tudor Navy: an administrative, political, and military history. Aldershot, England: Scolar Press, 1992.
  33. Knighton, C. S.; Loades, David; Loades, Professor of History David (2016). Elizabethan Naval Administration. Routledge. ISBN 9781317145035.
  34. Konstam, Angus (2001) British Napoleonic Ships of the Line. Illustrated by Tony Bryan. Osprey Publishing. ISBN. 184176308.
  35. Mahan, Captain Alfred Thayer (1890). The Influence of Sea Power Upon History: 1660–1773. Boston: Little, Brown and Company.
  36. Marder, Arthur Jacob (1961). From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow, The Royal Navy in the Fisher Era, 1904-1919: The Road to War, 1904–1914. Volume I. London: Oxford University Press.
  37. Marshall, John. (1823). Naval Biography of all the Flag Officers, Superannuated Rear-Admirals, Retired-Captains, Post Captains and Commanders. Volume I. Part I.London. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown.
  38. Marshall, John. (1823). Naval Biography of all the Flag Officers, Superannuated Rear-Admirals, Retired-Captains, Post Captains and Commanders. Volume I. Part II. London. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown.
  39. Nicolas, Nicholas Harris, Sir (1847). A History of the Royal Navy, from the earliest times to the wars of the French Revolution. Volume I. London, R. Bentley.
  40. Nicolas, Nicholas Harris, Sir (1847). A History of the Royal Navy, from the earliest times to the wars of the French Revolution. Volume II. London, R. Bentley.
  41. Oppenheim, Michael. (1896). A History of Administration of the Royal Navy: 1509-1660. Volume I. London and New York: John Lane.
  42. Perrin, W. G. (William Gordon) (1922). British flags, their early history, and their development at sea; with an account of the origin of the flag as a national device. Cambridge, England: The University Press.
  43. Rose, Susan. (2014) England's Medieval Navy, 1066-1509: Ships, Men, and Warfare: Ships, Men & Warfare. McGill-Queen's University Press. Montreal, Canada. ISBN 9780773543225.
  44. Pitassi, Michael. (2012). The Roman Navy Ships Men and Warfare 350 BC to 475 AD. Seaforth Publishing. Barnsley. England. ISBN 9781848320901.
  45. Roskill, Stephen Wentworth (2004). Churchill and the Admirals. Barnsley: Pen & Sword. ISBN 1-84415-104-2.
  46. Roskill, Stephen Wentworth (1960). The War at Sea. The Defensive: Pen & Sword. Volume I. London. Her Majesty's Stationery Office.
  47. Roskill, Stephen Wentworth (1961). The War at Sea. The Period of Balance. Volume II. London. Her Majesty's Stationery Office.
  48. Roskill, Stephen Wentworth (1961). The War at Sea. The Offensive June 1943-May 1944. Volume III, Part One. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office.
  49. Roskill, Stephen Wentworth (1961). The War at Sea. The Offensive June 1944-August 1945 . Volume III, Part Two. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office.
  50. Rodger. N.A.M., (1979) The Admiralty (offices of state), T. Dalton, Lavenham, ISBN 9780900963940.
  51. Rodger, N.A.M. (1997). The Safeguard of the Sea: a Naval History of Britain. Volume 1. 660–1649. London, England: Penguin. ISBN 9780140297.
  52. Rodger, N.A.M. (2004). The Command of the Ocean : a Naval History of Britain, Volume 2, 1649–1815. London, England: Penguin. ISBN 9780141026909.
  53. Schomberg, Issac. Captain. RN. (1802). Naval Chronology or an Historical Summary of Naval Maritime Events from the times of The Romans to the Treaty of Peace 1802 with an appendix in five volumes. Volume I. London. C. Roworth.
  54. Schomberg, Issac. Captain. RN. (1802). Naval Chronology or an Historical Summary of Naval Maritime Events from the times of The Romans to the Treaty of Peace 1802 with an appendix in five volumes. Volume II. London. C. Roworth.
  55. Schomberg, Issac. Captain. RN. (1802). Naval Chronology or an Historical Summary of Naval Maritime Events from the times of The Romans to the Treaty of Peace 1802 with an appendix in five volumes. Volume III. London. C. Roworth.
  56. Schomberg, Issac. Captain. RN. (1802). Naval Chronology or an Historical Summary of Naval Maritime Events from the times of The Romans to the Treaty of Peace 1802 with an appendix in five volumes. Volume IV. London. C. Roworth.
  57. Schomberg, Issac. Captain. RN. (1802). Naval Chronology or an Historical Summary of Naval Maritime Events from the times of The Romans to the Treaty of Peace 1802 with an appendix in five volumes. Volume V. London. C. Roworth.
  58. Sridharan AVSM. I.N. (retired), Rear-Admiral K. (1982). A Maritime History of India. Second Edition. Publications Division. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Government of India. New Delhi. India.
  59. Sridharan AVSM. I.N. (retired), Rear-Admiral K. (1985). Under Two Ensigns The Indian Navy 1945 to 1950. Navy House. New Delhi. Oxford and IBH Publishing Company. New Delhi. Bombay. Calcutta. India.
  60. Winfield, Rif. (2007). British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 to 1792. Seaforth Publishing. Barnsley. England. ISBN 9781844157006.
  61. Winfield, Rif. (2005). British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 to 1817. Seaforth Publishing. Barnsley. England. ISBN 9781844157174.

Journals

  1. Bellamy, Martin. Ed. (May 2018). The Mariners Mirror. The International Quarterly Journal of the Society for Nautical Research. Volume 104:2. Oxford. Routledge. Taylor Francis Group. ISSN. 00253359.
  2. Bellamy, Martin. Ed. (August 2019). The Mariners Mirror. The International Quarterly Journal of the Society for Nautical Research. Volume 104:3. Oxford. Routledge. Taylor Francis Group. ISSN. 00253359.
  3. Bellamy, Martin. Ed. (November 2018). The Mariners Mirror. The International Quarterly Journal of the Society for Nautical Research. Volume 104:4. Oxford. Routledge. Taylor Francis Group. ISSN. 0253359.
  4. Bellamy, Martin. Ed. (February 2019). The Mariners Mirror. The International Quarterly Journal of the Society for Nautical Research. Volume 105:1. Oxford. Routledge. Taylor Francis Group. ISSN. 0253359.

Official Civil Service Publications

  1. Smith. G.H. Editor, Civil Service Department. (1 February 1974). The 8th Civil Service Year Book, London. H.M.S.O. ISBN 0116302143
  2. Smith. G.H. Editor, Civil Service Department. (1 March 1975). The 9th Civil Service Year Book, London. H.M.S.O. ISBN 0116302151
  3. Smith. G.H. Editor, Civil Service Department. (1 March 1976). The 10th Civil Service Year Book, London. H.M.S.O. ISBN 0116302410
  4. Smith. G.H. Editor, Civil Service Department. (1 April 1977). The Civil 11th Service Year Book, London. H.M.S.O. ISBN 0116302429
  5. Civil Service Department: (1978). Editor: Chesterman. S.M. The 12th Civil Service Year Book, London. H.M.S.O. ISBN 0116302437
  6. Civil Service Department: (1979). Editor: Chesterman. S.M. The 13th Civil Service Year Book, London. H.M.S.O. ISBN 0116302445
  7. Civil Service Department: (1980). Editor: Howard. B.M. The 14th Civil Service Year Book, London. H.M.S.O. ISBN 0116302453
  8. Civil Service Department: (1981). Editor: Howard. B.M. The 15th Civil Service Year Book, London. H.M.S.O. ISBN 011000000
  9. Cabinet Office: (Management and Personnel Office): (1982). Editor: Howard. B.M. The 16th Civil Service Year Book, London. H.M.S.O. ISBN 0116304456
  10. Cabinet Office: (Management and Personnel Office): (1983). Editor: Howard. B.M. The 17th Civil Service Year Book, London. H.M.S.O. ISBN 0116304529
  11. Cabinet Office: (Management and Personnel Office): (1984). Editor: Howard. B.M. The 18th Civil Service Year Book, London. H.M.S.O. ISBN 0116304707
  12. Cabinet Office: (1985). Editor: Howard. B.M. The 19th Civil Service Year Book, London. H.M.S.O. ISBN 0116304855
  13. Cabinet Office: (1986). Executive Editor: Stevens. Lois. The 20th Civil Service Year Book, London. H.M.S.O. ISBN 0114300054
  14. Cabinet Office: (1987). Executive Editor: Stevens. Lois. The 21st Civil Service Year Book, London. H.M.S.O. ISBN 0114300127
  15. Cabinet Office: (1988). Executive Editor: Stevens. Lois. The 22nd Civil Service Year Book, London. H.M.S.O. ISBN 0114300232
  16. Cabinet Office: (1989). Executive Editor: Stevens. Lois. The 23rd Civil Service Year Book, London. H.M.S.O. ISBN 0114300291
  17. Cabinet Office: (1990). Executive Editor: Stevens. Lois. The 24th Civil Service Year Book, London. H.M.S.O. ISBN 0114300372
  18. Cabinet Office: (1991). Executive Editor: Hart. F. G. The 25th Civil Service Year Book, London. H.M.S.O. ISBN 011430047X
  19. Cabinet Office: (1992). Executive Editor: Hart. F. G. The 26th Civil Service Year Book, London. H.M.S.O. ISBN 0114300704
  20. Cabinet Office: (1993). Executive Editor: Hart. F. G. The 27th Civil Service Year Book, London. H.M.S.O. ISBN 0114300755
  21. Cabinet Office: (1994). Executive Editor: Hart. F. G. The 28th Civil Service Year Book, London. H.M.S.O. ISBN 0114300852
  22. Cabinet Office: (1995). Executive Editor: Hart. F. G. The 29th Civil Service Year Book, London. H.M.S.O. ISBN 0114301069
  23. Cabinet Office:: (1996). Publications 2B: Executive Editor: Carruthers. Steven. The 30th Civil Service Year Book, London. T.S.O. ISBN 0114301360
  24. Cabinet Office: (1997). Publications 2B: Executive Editor. Carruthers. Steven. The 31st Civil Service Year Book, London. T.S.O. ISBN 0114301441
  25. Cabinet Office: (1998). Executive Editor. Griffin. James. The 32nd Civil Service Year Book, London. T.S.O. ISBN 0113120923
  26. Cabinet Office: (1999). Executive Editor. Griffin. James. The 33rd Civil Service Year Book, London. T.S.O. ISBN 0113120923
  27. Cabinet Office: (2000). The Editor. The 34th Civil Service Year Book, London. T.S.O. ISBN 0114301581
  28. Cabinet Office: (2000/2001). The Editor. The 35th Civil Service Year Book, London. T.S.O. ISBN 0114301654
  29. Cabinet Office: (2001). The Editor. The 36th Civil Service Year Book, London. T.S.O. ISBN 0114301743
  30. Cabinet Office: (2002). The Editor. The 38th Civil Service Year Book, London. T.S.O. ISBN 0114301832
  31. Cabinet Office: (2003). The Editor. The 40th Civil Service Year Book, London. T.S.O. ISBN 0114301867
  32. Cabinet Office: (2004). The Editor. The 41st Civil Service Year Book, London. T.S.O. ISBN 0114301891
  33. Cabinet Office: (2005). The Editor. The 42nd Civil Service Year Book, London. T.S.O. ISBN 0114301905
  34. Cabinet Office: (2006). The Editor. The 44th Civil Service Year Book, London. T.S.O. ISBN 9780114301927
  35. Cabinet Office: (2007). The Editor. The 46th Civil Service Year Book, London. T.S.O. ISBN 9780114301941
  36. Cabinet Office: (2011-2012). The Editor. The 48th Civil Service Year Book, London. Dandy Booksellers Limited. Online Edition PDF
  37. Cabinet Office: (2012-2013). The Editor. The 50th Civil Service Year Book, London. Dandy Booksellers Limited. ISBN 9781909620520
  38. Cabinet Office: (2014-2015). The Editor. The 51st Civil Service Year Book, London. Dandy Booksellers Limited. ISBN 9781910535622

Official Naval Publications

Admiralty Fleet Orders

  1. Admiralty, British. (June 1930) Admiralty Fleet Order's Volume 1910 to 1929. London: H.M.S.O.

Admiralty Navy List's

Listed below are publications we hold either a full copies of or we have obtained key data using our subscription to Ancestry UK's Navy Lists database and have downloaded PDF's covering information on : Defence Staff, Medical Establishments, NATO, Seniority Lists of Officers of the Royal Navy Admiral of the Fleet to Rear-Admirals and Royal Marines, Flag Officers in Commission and Senior Naval Officers, The Board of Admiralty, The Navy Board, The Naval Staff, The Navy Department (All departments of), NATO.

  1. Admiralty Office 1814, December, The Navy List, London: John Murray.
  2. Admiralty Office 1820, January, The Navy List, London: John Murray.
  3. Admiralty Office 1827, December, The Navy List, London: John Murray.
  4. Admiralty Office 1834, March, The Navy List, London: John Murray.
  5. Admiralty Office 1835, March, The Navy List, London: John Murray.
  6. Admiralty Office 1839, June, The Navy List, London: John Murray.
  7. Admiralty Office 1840, November, The Navy List, London: Simpkin Marshall and Co.
  8. Admiralty Office 1841, August, The Navy List, London: Simpkin Marshall and Co.
  9. Admiralty Office 1842, August, The Navy List, London: Simpkin Marshall and Co.
  10. Admiralty Office 1843, August, The Navy List, London: Simpkin Marshall and Co.
  11. Admiralty Office 1844, February, The Navy List, London: Simpkin Marshall and Co.
  12. Admiralty Office 1847, December, The Navy List, London: Simpkin Marshall and Co.
  13. Admiralty Office 1853, June, The Navy List, London: John Murray.
  14. Admiralty Office 1854, February, The Navy List, London: Parker Furnivall and Parker.
  15. British Admiralty 1888, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  16. British Admiralty 1890, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  17. British Admiralty 1892, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  18. British Admiralty 1894, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  19. British Admiralty 1896, March, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  20. British Admiralty 1897, June, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  21. British Admiralty 1898, October, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  22. British Admiralty 1900, February, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  23. British Admiralty 1901, January, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  24. British Admiralty 1901, July, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  25. British Admiralty 1902, May, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  26. British Admiralty 1903, May The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  27. British Admiralty 1904, October, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  28. British Admiralty 1905, November, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  29. British Admiralty 1906, June, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  30. British Admiralty 1907, March, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  31. British Admiralty 1908, September, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  32. British Admiralty 1908, October, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  33. British Admiralty 1909, July, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  34. British Admiralty 1910, January, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  35. British Admiralty 1911, March-April, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  36. British Admiralty 1912, August, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  37. British Admiralty 1913, October, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  38. British Admiralty 1914, April, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  39. British Admiralty 1914, November, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  40. British Admiralty 1915, April, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  41. British Admiralty 1916, October, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  42. British Admiralty 1917, August, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  43. British Admiralty 1919, January, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  44. British Admiralty 1920, July, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  45. British Admiralty 1921, October, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  46. British Admiralty 1923, January, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  47. British Admiralty 1924, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  48. British Admiralty 1925, April, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  49. British Admiralty 1926, January-March, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  50. British Admiralty 1927, July, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  51. British Admiralty 1928, January, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  52. British Admiralty 1929, February, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  53. British Admiralty 1931, July, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  54. British Admiralty 1933, January , The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  55. British Admiralty 1934, July, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  56. British Admiralty 1935, October, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  57. British Admiralty 1937, July, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  58. British Admiralty 1939, February, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  59. British Admiralty 1939, August, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  60. British Admiralty 1941, April, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  61. British Admiralty 1942, October, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  62. British Admiralty 1944, February, Vol. I, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  63. British Admiralty 1944, February, Vol. II, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  64. British Admiralty 1944, February, Vol. III, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  65. British Admiralty 1944, July, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  66. British Admiralty 1945, January, Vol. I, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  67. British Admiralty 1945, July, Vol. II, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  68. British Admiralty 1945, October, Vol. I, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  69. British Admiralty 1945, October, Vol. III, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  70. British Admiralty 1946, April, Vol. II, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  71. British Admiralty 1946, July, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  72. British Admiralty 1947, July, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  73. British Admiralty 1948, October, Vol. I-III, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  74. British Admiralty 1949, July, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  75. British Admiralty 1951, May, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  76. British Admiralty 1954, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  77. British Admiralty 1956, April, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  78. British Admiralty 1958, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  79. British Admiralty 1960, January, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  80. British Admiralty 1962, Spring, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  81. British Admiralty 1964, Autumn, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  82. British Admiralty 1968, Spring, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.
  83. British Admiralty 1970, Spring, The Navy List, London: H.M.S.O.

Admiralty War Diaries

  1. British Admiralty (1939). Admiralty War Diary October 1939. London: H.M.S.O.

Naval Staff Histories

  1. Government, H.M. (1957), Naval Staff History Second World War. Selected Operations (Mediterranean). Battle Summaries 2. 8. 9. 10. Historical Section. Training and Staff Duties Division. Admiralty. H.M.S.O. London. England.
  2. Government, H.M. (1957), Naval Staff History Naval Operations off Ceylon 1942. Battle Summaries 15. Historical Section. Training and Staff Duties Division. Admiralty. H.M.S.O. London. England.
  3. Government, H.M. (1957), Naval Staff History Naval Operations at the capture of Diego Suarez (Operation Ironclad). 1943 Battle Summaries 16. Historical Section. Training and Staff Duties Division. Admiralty. H.M.S.O. London. England.

U.S. Navy Naval Registers

The Register of the Commissioned Officers and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps' which was published annually on 1 January and was the nearest equivalent to the Royal Navy's 'Navy Lists'. Issued each year, it included full details on the organisation fleets, squadrons and stations and other formations and order of battle of the service - except for 1918 when the relevant section on the order of battle was omitted.

  1. Register's of the Commissioned Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps 1775 to 1973.
  2. Registers of Officers of the Confederate States Navy, 1861-1865.
  3. Registers of the Commissioned Officers and Warrant Officers of the United States Naval Reserve.

The registers are fully accessible here:https://archive.org/creator:"United States Bureau of Naval Personnel , United States Navy Dept"

Other Semi-Official Naval Publications

  1. Steele’s Original and Correct List of the Royal Navy Navy, 1782, April, London. D. Steele.
  2. Steele’s Original and Correct List of the Royal Navy Navy, 1797, February, London. D. Steele.
  3. Steele’s Original and Correct List of the Royal Navy Navy, 1799, February, London. D. Steele.

Web Sources

In no particular order:

  1. 'Principal officers and commissioners', in Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 7, Navy Board Officials 1660-1832, ed. J M Collinge (London, 1978). British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/office-holders/vol7/pp18-25 [accessed 8 December 2018].
  2. Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4, Admiralty Officials 1660-1870, ed. J C Sainty (London, 1975), British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/office-holders/vol4 [accessed 8 December 2018].
  3. http://niehorster.org/000_admin/000oob.htm World War II Armed Forces — Orders of Battle and Organizations excellent site by Dr. Leo Niehorster.
  4. http://www.dreadnoughtproject.org/tfs/index.php/Main_Page, Great site all things related to World War One by Simon Harley and Tony Lovell.
  5. http://www.gulabin.com/ Colin Mackies excellent lists of appointments of Royal Navy Senior Officers from 1865.
  6. http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/UN/index.html/ transcribing project of World War two from the University of South Carolina. USA.
  7. http://www.pdavis.nl/Background.htm#BIO Peter Davis's site documenting the life of his step fathers grand uncle served in the Royal Navy. and a History of the Victorian Navy.
  8. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/royal-navy-operations-first-world-war/ The National Archives UK relating to Royal Navy operations and actions that took place between 1914 and 1918.
  9. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/royal-navy-operations-second-world-war/ The National Archives UK relating to Royal Navy operations and actions that took place between 1939 and 1945
  10. http://www.navweaps.com/ a site about Naval Weapons, Naval Technology and Naval Reunions First and Second World War's by Tony DiGiulian and contributors.
  11. http://www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk/FAA-Bases/Index.htm#.YMsZXmRKjIX Great site about Fleet Air Arm Bases 1939 to present by Tony Drury BA (Social Science) who served in the Royal Navy from 1976 to 1985 who graduated from the Open University UK and now works as a Social and Naval Historian.
  12. http://www.unithistories.com/ the web source includes a full spectrum of data on World War II fighting units, including details on organization, commanders, and literature by Hans Houterman and Jeroen Koppes. Netherlands.
  13. https://devonportnhc.wordpress.com/ Devonport Naval Heritage Centre, The Devonport Naval Heritage Site and Visitor Centre records the development of The Dockyard and Plymouth’s pivotal role in supporting the Royal Navy through major conflicts since 1300, including two World Wars.
  14. https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C4 Records of the Admiralty, Naval Forces, Royal Marines, Coastguard, and related bodies 1205 to 1998. Extensive and useful from the National Archives of the UK search the Divisions in ADM.
  15. https://threedecks.org: Simon Harrison's extensive site documenting navy in the Age of Sail.Personnel Bios, Ships, Engagements, Yards etc.
  16. https://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/index.html: Rob Raeside's extensive historical site all about flags or study of Vexillology including naval flags for different countries some contributors are published Vexillogist's.
  17. https://www.iwm.org.uk/ Imperial War Museums Branches at London, North (Salford), Duxford, owners of the WWI Light Cruiser
  18. https://www.naval-history.net/, Extensive site about the Royal Navy from en d of the 19th century to modern day created by the late Gordon Smith main contributors include Dr Graham Watson retired historian University of Cardiff, Don Kindell and Don Bertke.
  19. https://www.nmrn.org.uk/ The National Museum of the Royal Navy it encompasses 6 museums at various locations.
  20. https://www.rmg.co.uk/national-maritime-museum Royal Museum Greenwich The National Martime Museum. London. England.
  21. https://www.royalnavalmuseum.org/index_htm.html royal Naval Museum part of National Museum of the Royal Navy. Portsmouth. England. H.M.S. Belfast Museum and Churchill War Rooms.
  22. https://www.scottishmaritimemuseum.org/ The Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine, Scotland. U.K.
  23. https://www.history.navy.mil/ Naval History and Heritage Command is a great site documenting the history of the United States Navy. They are located at Washington Navy Yard Southeast Washington, D.C. USA.
  24. http://www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk/index.htm another good site that encompasses five other distinct sites. The Royal Navy Research Archive aims to provide virtual museum, giving access to a range of web materials related to RN ships, establishments, units, and personnel, primarily from the start of World War One through into the 21st century by
  25. https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ National Museums Liverpool England it encompasses 7 Museums of particular interest is the Merseyside Maritime Museum. The Maritime Museum is in the Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool. It contains a variety of objects associated with the social and commercial history of the port of Liverpool. Highlights include ship models, maritime paintings, colourful posters from the golden age of liners and even some full sized vessels.
  26. https://liverpoolwarmuseum.co.uk/ The Liverpool War Museum is located at at what was the HQ of the Western Approaches Command during World War Two.
  27. https://navylookout.com/ a very current website that originally started in 2007 as Save The Royal Navy – an online campaign to promote the RN. In 2021 it re-branded itself as Navy Lookout with a simpler focus on news and analysis.
  28. http://www.combinedfleet.com/ Nihon Kaigun a great website that's been around for a long time from 1997 dealing with the history of the Imperial Japanese Navy drawing on these sources http://www.combinedfleet.com/biblio.htm the site was founded by Jonathan Parshall assisted by contributors.
  29. http://www.regiamarina.net/ Regia Marina Italiana (1861-1946) The Royal Navy of Italy a great site thats been around since 1996 founded by Cristiano D'Adamo and assisted by contributors.

Membership Database Online Access

The Navy Records Society

The Navy Records Society was founded in 1893 by a small group of historians, naval officers, publicists and statesmen led by Professor Sir John Knox Laughton and Admiral Sir Cyprian Bridge, to publish original materials on the history of the Royal Navy. The society archives covers the period's 1200 – 1485, 1485 – 1603, 1603 – 1714, 1714 – 1815, 1815 – 1900, 1900 – present day.

Society for Nautical Research

The Periods are

  • Pre History
  • Antiquity
  • Medieval (Early Middle Ages, Late Middle Ages, High Middle Ages)
  • Early Modern (Tudors, English Civil War, Dutch Wars, Nine Years War, Other Early Modern)
  • Eighteenth Century (Spanish Succession, Austrian Succession, Seven Years War, American Revolution, French Revolution, Other Eighteenth Century)
  • Nineteenth Century (Napoleonic War, War of 1812, Opium Wars, Crimean War, American Civil War, Other Nineteenth Century)
  • Twentieth Century (Russian Revolution, World War 1, Inter War, World War 2, Post World War 2, Other Twentieth Century)

Public Libraries England and Wales database access

The Civil Service Yearbook online

The Civil Service Yearbook Online has been particular useful in understanding the structure and organisation of the HM Naval Service and Royal Navy post 1970 to present day. It is published by Dandy Booksellers Ltd who are the official publisher of the book series.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

The https://www.oxforddnb.com/ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford DNB) is the national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century. 60,000+ people | 11,000+ portraits | 72 million words | 2,500 years of history.

Subscription database access

Ancestry UK (Military)

Free Public Resources

Below is a list of free public resources I regularly use and recommend

Internet Archive

The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public access to 20 million books and texts.

Website is here: https://archive.org/

Project Guttenberg

Project Gutenberg (PG) is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to "encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks". It was founded in 1971 by American writer Michael S. Hart and is the oldest digital library. Most of the items in its collection are the full texts of public domain books. The project tries to make these as free as possible, in long-lasting, open formats that can be used on almost any computer. As of 23 June 2018, Project Gutenberg reached 57,000 items in its collection of free eBooks.

The releases are available in plain text but, wherever possible, other formats are included, such as HTML, PDF, EPUB, MOBI, and Plucker. Most releases are in the English language, but many non-English works are also available. There are multiple affiliated projects that are providing additional content, including regional and language-specific works. Project Gutenberg is also closely affiliated with Distributed Proofreaders, an Internet-based community for proofreading scanned texts.

The Project relies on donations by regular users.

Website is here: https://www.gutenberg.org/

National Library of Scotland

The National Library of Scotland is a reference library with world-class collections. It is also Scotland's largest library and one of the major research libraries in Europe. Of particular interest is its digitized military lists for the British Army, Navy, and Air Force.

Website is here: https://digital.nls.uk/british-military-lists/archive/97343435