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

Yangtse River Gunboat Patrol, 1932

Chief Petty Officer Albert Ellard’s photograph album, recording a voyage up the Yangtse River in HM Gunboat Tern from the sea north of Shanghai 1500 miles to Chunking, the safe limit of navigation at high water, c.1932.   Albert Ellard’s ... Read More

HMS Inflexible and the Battle of the Falklands, 1914

 HMS Inflexible’s log from the battle of the Falklands, 1914, is particularly valuable because it includes a type-written report which describes the battle in detail. The Battle of the Falklands took place thousands of miles away from the main naval b... Read More