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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 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

RN Prisoner of War Correspondence and the Fall of Singapore, 1942

Five postcards and a letter describing the capture and incarceration of Lieutenant Stanley Kirton after the fall of Singapore.   The Fall of Singapore is considered by many historians to be the greatest military disaster ever to befall Britis... Read More