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).

Become a MemberFor £20 a year members will receive exclusive access to the latest discoveries and will be able to browse the online archive of charts, portraits, cartoons, logs, letters, diaries, battle plans, sketchbooks, photograph albums and videos. Our goal is to preserve significant naval records of every type. Read More

Latest Records

HMS Association’s Bell, 1707

The bell of HMS Association, wrecked in the Scilly Isles disaster of 1707, held in a private collection in America. On 22 October 1707, four Royal Naval ships under the command of Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell, including his flagship HMS Association, mi... Read More

Poetry from 1870s Naval Diary

Ten poems written in the back of diary in the 1870s, by an unidentified sailor, 'S.D'. The Sailor and His Time The key to understanding Victorian naval poetry is the navy’s personnel system. This bureaucratic perspective may seem surprising to those m... Read More