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

Poetry from 1870s Naval Diary

Ten poems written in the back of diary in the 1870s, by an unidentified sailor, 'S.D'. The Sailor and His Time The key to understanding Victorian naval poetry is the navy’s personnel system. This bureaucratic perspective may seem surprising to those m... Read More

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