Naval History Homepage and Site Search



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Movie, Image & Art Sites

Cranston Military Prints
Delve into Cyber-Heritage (recommended)
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Old Ship Picture Galleries (recommended - very comprehensive)
British Pathé Newsreel Archives 1897-1970 - Naval history footage (recommended)

Major Royal Navy links

The Royal Naval Association

The London Gazette

Royal Navy Museum
Fleet Air Arm Museum

RN Submarine Museum

Royal Marines Museum
HMS Belfast
National Maritime Museum
Imperial War Museum
    Chatham Dockyard Historical Society
Museum of Naval Firepower, Gosport
Second World War Experience Centre


Naval Historical Collectors & Research Association, publishes "The Review" (recommended)

'The Journal' - including Royal Navy

The many sites, often personal of the Royal Navy WebRing

The War Widows' Association of  Great Britain


Veteran Contact Sites

Comrades and Colleagues - military reunion site for a UK, Australia , New Zealand forces

Forces Reunited - dedicated UK database of forces personnel




Main Contents



BBC Family History

Family Ancestry

Family History Indexes

Family History UK

Family Search


Federation of Family History Societies

Forces Reunited - Forces Genealogy 

Genebase Bionet Builder

Genes Reunited

Imperial War Museum, Collections Online

Imperial War Museum, Family History

Imperial War Museum, HMS Belfast


National Archives, including Family History

Society of Genealogists


Diving and Wrecks



Coastal Scuba

Bridlington Free Press Wreck Hunters (off Yorkshire)

Deep Image

Dive International.Net


Easy Divers Cyprus


UK Diving

West Wales Diving Centre

WightWreck Charters

Wreck Diving Magazine

General  and Military History

Atlantic Charter Foundation
History Direct

History of War



Monarch Medals

Ripley Registers (email address)

Royal Navy Service Records & Medals (official site)

Sarah Jane Framing & Medals  (recommended)


Men and Women of the Royal and Dominion Navies
(see also Service Records)

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The London Gazette
Researchers - Royal Navy Genealogy and Biography
Royal and Dominion Navy Officers, 1939-45
Royal Navy Commands and Major Warship Commanders, 20th cen

War Widows' Association of Great Britain

Merchant Navy

Merchant Navy Association
Merchant Navy Association - Dormanstown & Redcart Branch
Merchant Navy Officers
P & O Heritage - the official collection
Crew List Index Project - 19th Century Database and more

Museums & Heritage, British Naval & Maritime

Brixham Heritage Sailing Trawler
Buckie Fishing Heritage Centre
D-Day Museum, Portsmouth
Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton
Fleetwood Steam and Sailing Trawlers
Hatfield, Herts History
Historic Dockyard, Chatham
Museum of Naval Firepower, Gosport
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport
Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth

Nautical Booksellers


Fisher Nautical

Marine and Cannon Books, incorporating Eric Lander

Maritime Books, Liskeard (recommended)

McLaren Books

Naval and Maritime Books, Greenwich


Nautical Magazines and Journals

Lloyds List
Naval Review
Navy News
The Review, Journal of the Naval Historical Collectors & Research Association
Sea Breezes

Shipping Today and Yesterday
Ships Monthly

Warships International Fleet Review
Warship World

Nautical Publishers

Boydell & Brewer
Navy Records Society

Naval History Research


(The) Flagdeck
Great History

List of Independent Researchers - Royal Navy

National Archives of the UK,

Naval Historical Collectors and Research Association

Naval Historical Society of Australia

Navy Records Society

The Naval Review

PORT Maritime Information Gateway

Royal Fleet Auxiliary Historical Society

Royal Navy Research Archive

Royal Navy Webring

Second World War Experience Centre

World Naval Ships Forum

World War 2 Unit Histories (careers of individual officers)


Naval Ships and their Associations, Royal & Commonwealth Navies

The Algerines, minesweepers
HMS Ambuscade, frigate
HMS Andromeda, frigate

HMS Arethusa, mainly WW2 cruiser
HMS Argonaut, AA cruiser, frigate

HMS Belfast, light cruiser
HMS Blackpool, frigate (email address)
HMS Cardigan Bay, frigate

HMS Carysfort, destroyer
HMS Cavalier, destroyer
HMS Ceylon, light cruiser
HMS Charybdis, AA cruiser
HMS Cumberland, heavy cruiser (now on Facebook)

HMS Danae, frigate
HMS Decoy, destroyer (email address)
HMS Dido, AA cruiser
HMS Eagle, aircraft carrier
HMS Firedrake, destroyer
HMS Gambia, light cruiser
HMS Glamorgan, destroyer
Halcyon-class minesweepers
HMS Hood, battlecruiser
HMS Hurworth, escort destroyer
HMS Limbourne, escort destroyer
HMS Llandaff, frigate
Loch Class Frigates Association
HMS Loch Fada, frigate
HMS Londonderry, frigate
HMS Martin, destroyer
HMS Newcastle, light cruiser, destroyer
HMS Newfoundland, light cruiser
HMS Penelope, light cruiser, frigate
HMS Protector, netlayer & ice patrol ship

HMS Royal Oak, battleship
HMCS Sackville, corvette
HMS Saintes, destroyer (email address)
HMS Sheffield Association, destroyer, light cruiser
HMS Solebay, destroyer
Survey Ships Association
HMS Tartar, destroyer, frigate

HMS Theseus, aircraft carrier

Ton-class, coastal minesweepers
HMS Ulster, destroyer

HMS Vidal, survey ship
HMS Wager, destroyer

HMS Yarmouth, frigate

see Royal Navy Association links page for contact information:
HMS Anson, battleship
HMS Antrim, destroyer
HMS Arethusa, frigate
HMS Brilliant, frigate
HMS Broadsword, frigate
HMS Cardiff, destroyer
HMS Cardigan Bay, frigate
HMS Crane, sloop
HMS Diana, destroyer
HMS Diomede, frigate
HMS Duke of York, battleship
HMS Glory, aircraft carrier
HMS Kent, destroyer
HMS Orion, light cruiser
HMS Renown, battlecruiser
HMS Rodney, battleship


Naval, FAA and Marine Units and their Associations, Royal Navy and RFA


Aircrewman's Association

Association of Royal Navy Officers (ARNO)
Combined Operations

Fisgard Artificer Apprentice Association
Fleet Air Arm Field Gun Association

Fleet Air Arm Officers' Association
(HMS) Ganges, training establishment
LST and Landing Craft Association (Royal Navy)
Minewarfare and Clearance Diving Officers Association
(HMS) Royal Arthur, training establishment

Royal Fleet Auxiliary Association
Royal Naval Communications Association
Royal Navy Medical Branch

Russian Convoy Club of New Zealand

(HMS) St Vincent, training establishment
Sea Vixen, Royal Navy, Carrier Jet Dedication Site
Submariners Association
Submariners Association, Barrow Branch

see Royal Navy Association links page for contact information:
Royal Naval Communicators
Royal Naval Sick Berth Staff Associations


Navies of the World and their Histories

American Military and Naval History
French Navy
Polish Forces in World War 2
Russian Navy

Wehrmacht-History - Kriegsmarine

Service Records, Royal Navy and other Navies

Royal Navy Service Records & Medal - officers and ratings
Veterans UK, Service Personnel & Veteran's Agency
Royal Australian Navy - Navy Lists 1905-73
United States Navy, National Archives and Records Administration

Ships and Ship Types


Miramar Ship Index - huge database of merchant ships incl auxiliaries, troopships etc


Tugs, Mulberry Harbour - Logbooks and boarding reports
Warship Plans


War Memorials

Dover War Memorial Project
North East War Memorials Project
War Memorials Trust


Les Marins de Mers-el-Kebir


Wars, World War 2


Atlantic Charter Foundation

Battle of the Atlantic - Canada's role and HMCS Waskesiu

Combined Operations - D-Day Landing Craft operations
Kriegsmarine of the Reich (Italian only)


Wars, post-1945

Battle Atlas of the Falklands War 1982
Britain's Small Wars, 1945-2005
SAMA, The South Atlantic Medal Association (1982)

Weapons and Countermeasures

Depth Charges
Depth Charge Mark X (mention)
Hedgehog anti-submarine mortar
Squid anti-submarine mortar

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