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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

WW1 Artist, Ernest Burgess, Part 2

This is the second of two sketchbooks made by Gunner Ernest Burgess in a career stretching from 1903 to 1924. The sketchbook focuses on the ships that he served on or particular events that he witnessed and is particularly valuable because he included ... Read More

WW1 Artist, Ernest Burgess, Part 1

This is the first of two sketchbooks made on naval service during the First World War by Gunner Ernest Burgess. The sketches offer a fascinating insight into the war at sea as witnessed by a petty officer on service in the Mediterranean and Channel. Parti... Read More