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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

Lord Howe’s Speech Before the Glorious First of June, 1794

This speech survives in the private papers of Captain John Moore Mansfield, held in the collections of the Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts. It records the speech made by Admiral Lord Howe prior to The Glorious First of June, fought between Br... Read More

Gallipoli Special Part 2: Letters Home from a Naval Surgeon

This series of letters was written by Leonard Cockburn Dundas Irvine, a young Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve surgeon during the First World War, to his parents. This post forms the first of a two-part post in which Leonard’s experience at the Dardanelles... Read More