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

Miniature HMS Victory

A collection of photographs from the 1930s depicting the building and sailing of a quarter sized model of HMS Victory. Miniature Ships Miniature ships throughout history are not uncommon.  They were often used in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuri... Read More

Gallipoli Special Part 3: More 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 second part of a two-part post in which Leonard’s experience at the Darda... Read More