Navy Records Online is an ever-expanding online archive of miscellaneous British naval records and is the internet publishing arm of the Navy Records Society (est. 1893).

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The Destruction of HMS Natal, 30 December 1916

This pair of watercolours, probably painted in 1916, depict the loss of HMS Natal, a Warrior-class armoured cruiser then serving with the 2nd Cruiser Squadron of the Grand Fleet. The Natal suffered a catastrophic magazine explosion on 30 December while at... Read More

The Nelson ‘Moutray Plaque’

The discovery of a long-lost memorial commissioned by Nelson in Corsica in 1794. The ‘Moutray Plaque’ is a gravestone commemorating the death in Corsica in 1794 of Lieutenant James Moutray R.N.  Historians were aware of its existence but not its loc... Read More