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

The Sinking of the Laconia, 1942

Molly Davidson's audio account of the sinking of the troop transport Laconia in August 1942. Molly was just nineteen when in August 1942 she and her mother were evacuated by air from Malta and took passage from Egypt to Britain. Her lively and detailed ... Read More

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