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Part 1 - ROYAL NAVY LOG BOOKS OF THE WORLD-WAR 1 ERA

350,000 pages transcribed, 209 ships now online, including Gallipoli, Mesopotamia, East Africa, China Station.

Click here for brief details of all 300+ ships.

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Part 2 - UNITED STATES LOG BOOKS OF THE 19th & 20th CENTURIES

ships of the United States Navy, US Revenue/Coast Guard Service and US Coast & Geodetic Survey, many in the Arctic and Pacific.

Go to OldWeather.org to help with transcribing.

 

From "Old Weather" - a Citizen History Project involving thousands of people working together on the internet to transcribe weather and naval data. A collaboration that includes Zooniverse, University of Oxford, British Meteorological Office, US National Archives, US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, and Naval-History.Net

as reported in "Scientific American"

The project, led by Dr Philip Brohan of the Met Office, has been awarded "The 2012 IBM Award for Meteorological Innovation that Matters" by the Royal Meteorological Society

 


HMS Swiftsure, battleship (Photo Ships)


USC&GSS Explorer (NOAA)

 

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HMS Carmania v SMS Cap Trafalgar Action, September 1914 - a personal account by Arnold Rushforth, Wireless Operator, in a letter home

 
Perhaps quite a rare connection - the name and photograph of a Dockyard worker linked to a World War 1 ship he actually worked on. In this case, destroyer HMS Zubian built from two Tribal-class halves.
 
Dedications
 

This site is partly dedicated to my father, Ordnance Artificer George Smith (left, at Gibraltar in 1942, before Malta convoy Operation 'Pedestal'), lost in the sinking of HMS Charybdis off the Brittany coast on 23rd October 1943. Few men survived and just a handful of bodies were washed ashore on Guernsey. When they were buried by the German authorities, thousand's of Channel Islander's attended, and ever since, Guernsey has commemorated the cruiser's loss, usually with a Royal Navy guardship present - an unusual honour given the thousands of British warships and auxiliaries sunk in two World Wars alone.

 

In 2003, Guernsey Post issued this stamp (©Guernsey Post Limited 2003) bearing a painting of HMS Charybdis as well as Hunt-class escort destroyer HMS Limbourne, torpedoed at the same time (by T-type small destroyers, not E-boats as often described). I am grateful to Guernsey Post for permission to reproduce this rather beautiful stamp.

 

Naval-History.Net is also dedicated to my grandfather, Chief Yeoman of Signals George Smith DSM. He joined the Royal Navy in 1904, and was sunk twice in World War 1 - destroyer HMS Medusa and cruiser HMS Cassandra. Post-war, he served with the North Russian Expeditionary Force 1919, cruised the Baltic in 1921, served on HMS Curlew on the America & West Indies Station 1922-25 and HMS Durban on the China Station in 1926-28. He joined the Royal Naval Shore Signal Service in 1928 and served as a Chief Officer through World War 2 and on to 1948.

 

He was an early and avid photographer, and perhaps because of his experiences as a Signalman, a natural communicator. A lovely man, I am proud to make all his work available on the Internet. He would have appreciated and understood the value of the Web.

 

 

To the many families across the world, American, Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, South African and others, who shared their homes with the men and women of the Royal Navy throughout World War 2

 


When HMS Rodney was being refitted in Boston in mid-1941, members of the crew were entertained by local families. This includes Bill Patterson, Louie and Reggie Pope (all above) staying with the great grandmother of Deb Cruse - with thanks to Deb, 14 Feb 2012

 
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Copyright 1998-2013, updated December 2013

 

see also J B Phillips New Testament & Background by Gordon Smith

 
Background & Comments
 
Naval-History.Net started in 1998 with books written by Gordon Smith:
 
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'contributed tremendously to my knowledge of the war', Francois Heisbourg, Director, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London
 

'excellent source for naval history of the First and Second World Wars, campaign summaries and more.' - Imperial War Museum (London)

 

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Since its early days, Naval-History.Net has been considerably enlarged and enriched by the researches of Don Kindell from the United States, Lieutenant-Commander Geoff Mason RN (Rtd), and other contributors whose names will be found on the pages they helped make available. Over the last 30 or more years, Don and Geoff have produced an estimated total of 15,000 pages of work, most of which is now online. You can find out more in:

 

Naval History and the Internet - the Story of One Site

 

Note on major Naval-History.Net sources

the late Lt Cdr Geoff Mason RN Rtd & Don Kindell

 
Notices

 

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An excellent read

 

 
Books
 

New books by Seaforth Publishing/Pen & Sword Books

 

"SECRET FLOTILLAS: Clandestine Sea Operations to Britanny 1940-44", Volume 1 by Brook Richards. In-depth study of a little known corner of World War 2
 
"CARRIERS AT WAR, 1939-1945" by Adrian Stewart. A well-known subject given a new treatment - by mission-type rather than battle
 
   

"BRITISH NAVAL SWORDS & SWORDSMANSHIP" by John McGrath & Mark Barton. An eye-opener to those new to the subject, comprehensive and well-illustrated
 
"The SAILING FRIGATE: A History in Ship Models. Illustrated from the Collections of the National Maritime Museum" by Robert Gardiner. A beautiful book, an excellent history.
   

"BRITISH BATTLESHIPS OF WORLD WAR ONE": New Revised Edition, by R A Burt. The Dreadnought capital ships up to the Courageous-class - their history, detailed technical background, many fine line drawing and photographs
 
"MUSSOLINI'S NAVY: A Reference Guide to the Regia Marina, 1930-1945" by Maurizio Brescia. A much needed boost for the often maligned Italian Navy. Also comprehensive, well laid-out, and lavishly, if not beautifully illustrated
   
   

 

Published by Bertke Publications

 
The first four of the multi-volume WORLD WAR II SEA WAR by Bertke, Kindell, Smith. Starting with the already voluminous researches of Don Kindell, Don Bertke has compiled and further enlarged the work to present a highly detailed account of the War at Sea, Day-by-Day across all theatres. Click images for enlargements and here for purchase options - book or pdf
   

Volume 1
The Nazis Strike First,
 August 1939 to March 1940
 
Volume 2
France Falls, Britain Stands Alone,
April to September 1940
   

Volume 3
The Royal Navy is Bloodied in the Mediterranean,
October 1940 to May 1941
 
Volume 4
Germany Sends Russia to the Allies,
June to November 1941
 

 

The originally-researched Royal Navy Casualty Lists, 1914-1939
 by Don Kindell

 
  
  

ROYAL NAVY ROLL of HONOUR, WORLD WAR 1, Part 1 - by Name by Don Kindell. Includes Dominion Navies, Royal Navy Division, Royal Marines; taken from Admiralty Death Ledgers, Admiralty Communiqués, other Official sources.

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ROYAL NAVY ROLL of HONOUR, WORLD WAR 1, Part 2 - by Date and Ship/Unit by Don Kindell. Part 1 is, in effect, the index to this Part 2, which identifies ships sunk and damaged, land battles, how killed or died etc

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Joint runner-up in the

2010 Mountbatten Award of the Maritime Foundation

ROYAL NAVY ROLL of HONOUR, BETWEEN THE WARS 1918-1939 - by Name, by Date/Ship by Don Kindell.

All volumes with a Foreword by Capt Christopher Page RN Rtd, Head, Naval Historical Branch, MOD

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WORLD WAR 1, 1914-18

 

BACKGROUND, MAINLY FROM CONTEMPORARY SOURCES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Victoria Cross fishing
smack HMS Nelson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORLD WAR 1 CHRONOLOGY: POLITICAL and MILITARY BACKGROUND to the WAR AT SEA.

Rearranged from HMSO "Principal Events, 1914-1918", with plans, images and links to despatches

Part 1, August 1914-December 1915

Part 2, January-December 1916

Part 3, January-December 1917

Part 4, January-December 1918

 

The Official British Histories

 

 

HISTORY OF THE GREAT WAR - NAVAL OPERATIONS

by Sir Julian S Corbett and Henry Newbolt, including plans within volume

Volume 1 August to December 1914 (Heligoland, Coronel, Falklands)

Volume 2, December 1914 to Spring 1915 (Dogger Bank, Suez Attack, Dardanelles and Gallipoli)

- with maps from front and rear pockets

Volume 3, Spring 1915 to June 1916 (Gallipoli evacuation, Jutland)

 - includes maps and diagrams from separate case

Volume 4, June 1916 to April 1917 (after Jutland, overseas campaigns, Mediterranean, German raiders, build-up to unrestricted U-boat warfare)

Volume 5, April 1917 to November 1918 (unrestricted U-boat campaign, Zeebrugge and Ostend, North Russia, armistice )

Volume 5, Appendices (U-boat campaign summaries, Royal Navy strength, ships losses and casualties)

 


 

NAVAL CAMPAIGN and BATTLE MAPS of WORLD WAR 1

from mainly contemporary sources, including "Naval Operations" - an ongoing project

 

Royal Navy Battle Honours and Single-Ship Actions, 1914-1918

with the ships - by name, type and honour

 

The Need for a New Naval History of the First World War, by Rear Admiral James Goldrick RAN (Rtd), Paper No 7, Corbett Centre for Maritime Studies, Kings College London (external site)

 

 

HISTORY OF THE GREAT WAR - THE MERCHANT NAVY

 by Sir Archibald Hurd

Volume 1, 1914 to Spring 1915 (German surface raiders, first appearance of U-boats, sinking of "Lusitania")

Volume 2, Summer 1915 to early 1917 (early submarine campaigns, Auxiliary Patrol etc)

Volume 3, Spring 1917 to November 1918 (unrestricted U-boat warfare, Merchant Navy equipped to fight back etc)

 

 

from the London Gazette - August 1914 to December 1920

 

 

ROYAL NAVY DESPATCHES

and

ARMY DESPATCHES
with accounts of Naval operations and roles

 

 

 

ROYAL NAVY MEDALS - HONOURS and GALLANTRY AWARDS

 

1. Medal Index by Name, Award, London Gazette edition

under preparation - complete draft database available for research

Abbas to Hyslop - Ibbotson to Rymer - Sabin to Zanelli

2. by Award - AM, BEM, CB, CBE, CGM, CIE, CSI, CVO, DCM, DFC, DFM, DSC, DSM, DSO, EM, GBE, GCB, GCIE, GCMG, GCSI, GCVO, ISM, ISO, IDSM, KBE, KCB, KCIE, KCSI, KCMG, KCVO, LVO, MBE, MID, MC, MM, MSM, MVO, OBE, OM, RD, RRC, VC, VD

3. Awards by London Gazette date

 

4. Foreign Medals and Decorations Awarded to Royal Navy

 

 

 

Royal Navy Ships Receiving Naval Salvage and Prize Bounty Money

 

 

Road to War, Franco-Prussian War to Sarajevo, 1871-1914

Expansion and Organisation of the Imperial German navy 1897-1918 - A Note

Rise of the Dreadnought Battleship, 1906 to 1914

World War 1 - A Maritime War

World War 1 Documentaries & Films, 1914 to 2008

 

Statistical Tables Relating to the War (included in the Royal Navy Estimates 1919-20)

 

other Contemporary Accounts

 

 

The Navy Everywhere, by Conrad Gato - the RN in Africa, E. Europe, Middle East

The Navy in Mesopotamia, also by Conrad Gato - fact and fiction, and amusing

 

On the Coast of France: United States Naval Forces in French Waters by Joseph Husband, Ensign, USNRF

The United States Marine Corps in the World War by Edwin N. McClellan, Major, U. S. Marines

Chronology of US Marine Corps in the World War

   
   

THOSE WHO SERVED

 

ROYAL & DOMINION NAVY CASUALTIES, 1914-1918
by Name and Date/Ship, including Royal Marines & RN Division

 

by Don Kindell, US Researcher, compiled from Original Admiralty Documents

 

UNITED STATES NAVY, COAST GUARD & MARINE CORPS CASUALTIES
World War 1
-era,
by Name, Date/Ship, Branches

 

from contemporary sources

 

French Navy - 25 Sailors commemorated in a New York Cemetery

__________

 

Royal Navy - Warships and Auxiliary Crew Numbers

Royal Navy - Badges of Rank for Officers, Men and Boys

United States Navy - Badges of Rank for Officers and Enlisted Men

 

Some of those who served:

Louis Bechennec, Fireman/Stoker, French Navy, including Serbian Evacuation

Thomas Crisp VC, DSC, Skipper RNR, HM Q-ship Nelson & the Hales Naval Family

Samuel R Hitchin, First Mate, SS Highland Brae, POW on German Kronprinz Wilhelm

John R Hunter, Lieutenant RNVR, Canadian Motor Launch skipper, photographic record

William T G Jones, Seaman, lost with collier SS Mersario, 1 October 1917

Beresford Richards, Surgeon Sub-Lt, RNVR, HMS Zubian and Dover Patrol, 1918

Harry Russell, later OBE, Executive Chef of the Cunard Line and his service on HMS Caronia, 1914-16

George W Smith (upper left) DSM, Chief Yeoman of Signals, 1888-1977, his service record

 

MEDALS

Victoria Cross at Sea, including RN Division 1914-19
Albert Medal at Sea, including Merchant Navy 1915-19
Medal of Honor, US Navy and Marine Corps 1915-18

Pour le Merité, the "Blue Max", Imperial German Navy including naval aviation 1914-18

   
 

SHIPS and NAVIES

 

 

SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY, 1914-1919

 

By NAME - all Warships, Auxiliary Patrol vessels, some Support vessels

 

 

By TYPE/CLASS

(1) Warships - complete, capital ships to motor launches

 

(2) Auxiliary Patrol - complete, hired yachts (159), Admiralty trawlers (627), hired trawlers (1456), Fishery Reserve vessels (388), whalers (33), Admiralty drifters (323), hired steam and motor drifters (1492)

 

(3) Support and Harbour vessels - now includes miscellaneous patrol vessels and tugs

 

from "British Warships 1914-1919" by F J Dittmar & J J Colledge

 

 

an enlarged and corrected version of the original HMSO "British Vessels Lost at Sea 1914-1918"

 

BRITISH VESSELS LOST and DAMAGED AT SEA in WORLD WAR 1

by Gordon Smith

 

(incomplete, in preparation)

 

 

 

British Shipbuilding & Repair Industries, including Royal Naval Dockyards and Research Establishments

British Shipbreaking Industry

British Vessels Lost at Sea including Naval, Merchant Ships and Fishing Vessels, from "British Vessels Lost at Sea, 1914-18", HMSO

HMS Zubian, destroyer, in 1918

Elco-built Motor Launches for the Royal Navy

 

Austro-Hungarian Navy

French Navy

Royal Hellenic or Greek Navy

Imperial Japanese Navy

Turkish or Ottoman Navy

United States Navy

 

The Old Weather Forum - A Compendium of Maritime and Weather Information (collective efforts of thousands of Old Weather volunteers, 2010-12)

   
 

 

NAVAL CAMPAIGNS, BATTLES and ACTIONS

London Gazette Despatches, Casualties, Awards etc.

Now adding links to Ship's Logs and chapters from official 5-Volume history

HMS Achilles & Dundee v SMS Leopard Action, March 1917

Belgian Coast Operations (excluding Zeebrugge & Ostend Raids), 1914-1918

British East Coast Raid & Minesweeping Operations, December 1914

Cameroons Campaign, 1914

HMS Carmania v SMS Cap Trafalgar Action, September 1914

Coronel, Battle of, November 1914

Dardanelles & Gallipoli Campaigns, 1915-1916 (in 5 Parts)

Dogger Bank, Battle of, January 1915
Dover, 21 April 1917, German Destroyer Attack

Falklands, Battle of the, December 1914

Heligoland Bight, Battle of, August 1914

Jutland, Battle of, 31May/1June 1916 (in 4 Parts)

SMS Königsberg Action, July 1915

Mesopotamian Campaign, 1914-1918

Suez Canal, Defence of the 1915

HMAS Sydney v SMS Emden Action, November 1914

Zeebrugge & Ostend Raids, April & May 1918

  

 

also

North Sea in outline 1914-18
Eastern Front
and
Baltic Sea 1914-18
Mediterranean, including Turkish Waters & Black Sea, 1914-18

   
  

INTER-WAR, 1918-39

 

THOSE WHO SERVED

 

ROYAL & DOMINION NAVY CASUALTIES 1918-1939
by Name and Date/Ship, including Royal Marines

 

by Don Kindell, US Researcher, compiled from Original Admiralty Documents

 

Lt Charles F Paul RN and loss of HM Tug St Genny, 1930

Capt Albert Williamson OBE, DSC, MN, HMS Kia Wo and the Wanhsien Incident, 1926

 

Post-World War 1 service of George W Smith DSM:

North Russian Expeditionary Force 1919

HMS Vanquisher, Baltic Sea Cruise 1921

HMS Curlew, America & West Indies Station 1922-25

HMS Durban, China Station 1926-28

Royal Naval Shore Signal Service 1929-48

   
   

SHIPS

 

Royal Navy Warship Service Summaries by Lt Cdr G Mason

Royal Navy Estimates 1919-20 and Summary of Naval Activities since the Armistice

Cox's Navy, Salvaging the German High Seas Fleet by Tony Booth

Loss of HM Tug St Genny, January 1930

   
   

EVENTS

 

Russian Civil War 1919
Point Honda Disaster of the US Navy 1923

Wanhsien Incident, China 1926

Versailles Treaty to Polish Blitzkrieg 1919-39

  
   

WORLD WAR 2, 1939-45

 

THOSE WHO SERVED

 

 

ROYAL NAVY & DOMINION CASUALTIES 1939-45
by Name and Date/Ship, including Royal Marines

by Don Kindell, US Researcher, compiled from Original Admiralty Documents

 

also Royal Australian Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Indian Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy, South African Naval Force, Royal Norwegian Navy

 

Royal Navy Casualties - Monthly and Yearly Totals

 

 

Some of those who served:
Horace Carswell DSM, MM, BEM, Chief Steward
, and Russian Convoy PQ.17

Sidney Kerslake RNR, Leading Seaman, 1920-99, Norway and Russian Convoys
Edward Palmer BEM, Coxswain, attack on HMS Foyle Bank July 1940
Harold Siddall, Stoker, 1916-97, from Scapa Flow to Crete, and on to a German Stalag
George Smith (left), Ordnance Artificer, 1916-43, HMS Charybdis

Henry Sutton, Petty Officer, HMS Blackpool, and his Letter from Normandy, June 1944
Frank Taylor, Able Seaman
, HMS Scarab, Mediterranean service 1943-44 (external site)
Roderick Timms, Lt Cdr, RD*, RNR and Coastal Forces, 1941-45 (external site)

Maurice Whiteing, Leading Air Mechanic, HMS Indomitable, Far East, 1944-1945

Basil Woolf, MID, Petty Officer, the Battle for Walcheren, 1st November 1944

 

MEDALS

Victoria Cross at Sea, 1940-45

George Cross & Albert Medal at Sea, 1939-45

Medal of Honor at Sea, 1941-45

Imperial Japanese Navy and Order of the Golden Kite - A Note

   
   

SHIPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SERVICE HISTORIES of 1,000 ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS in WORLD WAR 2
including Class Information

by Lieutenant Commander Geoffrey Mason, RN (Rtd)

 

CONVOY ESCORT MOVEMENTS of ROYAL and DOMINION NAVY VESSELS
including Allied Naval Vessels under RN Command
 
by Don Kindell

 

 

Major BRITISH WARSHIP LOSSES with commanding officers, loss locations and casualties - Capital ships, aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers & escort destroyers, submarines, including X-craft

British Naval Losses by Name, Date, Theatre, Type of ship, from "British Vessels Lost at Sea, 1939-45", HMSO

 

HMS Indomitable in the Far East 1944-45, a photographic record

 

HMS Charybdis:

 All in a Day's Work - Her Career by 'Rocky' Royle

 Her Loss and Commemoration, by the Charybdis Association

 Account of Her Loss from Captured German Archives

 

Capture of British Yard Minesweeper BYMS-72, 1943 Aegean Campaign, by Cdr Bruhn USN

HM Harbour Defence Motor Launch No.1001, RN and later career

Thames Lighters at War, off the British & US Normandy beaches

   
   

ROYAL NAVY

 

Royal Navy at Beginning and End of World War 2

Royal Navy, Royal Marine, Single-Ship Battle Honours 1939-45, with links to Campaigns

 

Naval Life and Customs by Lt-Cdr John Irving RN, a gem of a book
Ranks, Trades, Pay & Allowances, Badges of Rank 1942

 

Naval-related Code Names - Alphabetically - Chronologically

Royal Navy Minelaying Operations

Warrant Officers in the Royal Navy - a history
Officer/Rating Relationships in the Royal Navy 1941-1972

Pennant Numbers - with Addendum on the Pacific 1944-45, all by Lt Cdr G Mason

Naval Parties of the Royal Navy, World War 2 by Lt Cdr Ben Warlow

   
DOMINION and ALLLIED NAVIES
under Royal Navy control
 

Royal Australian Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Indian Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy, South African Naval Force - ship histories, convoy movements, casualties 1939-47 plus links

South African Naval Nomenclature for Navy & Ships by Vice Adm Alan Grose RN (Rtd)

Royal Norwegian Navy - ship histories, convoy movements, casualties 1940-45 plus links

   
   

EVENTS

 


ROYAL, DOMINION & ALLIED NAVIES in WORLD WAR 2
 Month-by-Month across all Theatres

originally published by Ian Allan, 1989

 

NAVAL and MILITARY CAMPAIGN SUMMARIES
by Type of Warfare, Navies, Theatres


by Gordon Smith

 

 

 

BRITISH and OTHER NAVIES DAY-BY-DAY 1939-42
Ship Movements, Actions, Losses

by Don Kindell

 

ADMIRALTY WAR DIARIES and REPORTS

transcribed by Don Kindell

 

   
   

CONVOYS

 

Convoy Escort Movements of Royal & Dominion Navy Vessels  by Don Kindell

 

The Supply of Malta 1940-1942, including the Malta Convoys

Route to the East - the WS (Winston’s Special) Convoys, both by the late Arnold Hague

 

Russian Convoys including Russian Front Summary Maps

 

Allied Convoy Codes, courtesy HyperWar Foundation

ConvoyWeb - convoy lists and more (external site)

   
   
TECHNICAL
 

Allied Anti-Submarine Weapons - A Note

High Frequency Radio Direction Finding - HF/DF or Huff Duff

New Zealand's Contribution to Radar Development

Hydrographic Survey Work in the RN up to the 1980's, all by Lt Cdr G Mason

 

The Early Days of Wireless at Sea by Louis C. Kleber

   
   

MAPS, etc

 

Campaign and Battle Maps, World War 2

Posters of the Royal Navy in World War 2

Service Magazines of the World's Forces

Victory Celebrations in London, June 1946

 

  

POST-WAR, 1945-present

 

THOSE WHO SERVED

 

ROYAL & DOMINION NAVY CASUALTIES 1945-2008
by Name and Date/Ship, including Royal Marines

 

by Don Kindell, US Researcher, mainly compiled from Original Admiralty Documents

 

David Hamilton, Commander [F], RN, his seagoing and flying career, 1939-1968

James Summerlee, Lieutenant Commander, MID, RN (Rtd), FAA, Korea and Suez SAR

   
   

SHIPS & ESTABLISHMENTS

 

Royal Navy Warship Service Summaries

 

Loch-class Frigates in the Dutch East Indies 1945-1946

Salvage Operations by RN Frigates 1950-1964

Modernisation of Town and Colony-class Light Cruisers, all by Lt Cdr G Mason

Naval Parties of the Royal Navy, Postwar by Lt Cdr Ben Warlow

Navy-Mad in the Nineteen Fifties by Gordon Smith

   
   

EVENTS

 

Royal Navy Chronology - 1946-1950 - 1951-1960 - 1961-1970 by Lt Cdr G Mason

 

BATTLE ATLAS of the FALKLANDS WAR 1982
by Land, Sea and Air


by Gordon Smith, originally published by Ian Allan, 1989


Passing Through Ascension - Photographic record of Ascension Island during the War

Campaign and Battle Maps, Falklands War

Missiles in the Malouines/Falklands - the Art of Daniel Bechennec

   
   
  Excellent coverage of Post-War period (external site)
   
SHIPS and SEAS
 
 

 

 

Torpedo Craft Through the Art of Joe Hinds, including the amazing planned German Type 5B

 

Ship and Naval Base Crests, from "Empire to Commonwealth" by Father Anthony Hathaway-Taylor, also RN and RCN Badges by Ed Buscall (external sites)

 

Sailing in the Bristol Channel by Gordon Smith

 

British Pathé Newsreel Archives 1897-1970 - Naval history footage (external site)

   

revised 02/01/14

 

 

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