Late 18th, 19th and early 20th Century Naval and Naval Social History - Index

RN Ships
Officers - seniority & appointments
Prizes Money &c.
Scales of Pay
Slave Trade
Navigating Officers
Purser, Paymasters & Clerks
Officers Seniority
Coast Guard
Conditions of Service
Medals & Badges
Campaign Medals
Armoured Car Division in Russia Ensigns
Orders in Council
RN Misc
KR&AI 1913
QR&AI 1953
AFOs - Post WWI
Naval Social History - Circa 1793 - 1920+


10 Aug 1801 this day presented a most beautiful scene from the Hoe, 200 sail laying too, becalmed from horizon to horizon, of East and West Indiamen, under convoy of the Theseus, of 74 gun, Santa Margarita, of 36 guns, and two other frigates ; at 10 A. M. a fine breeze at E.N.E. sprung up, and the whole fleet by noon were clear of the Dodman Point. Per the Naval Chronicle, Vol 6, for Plymouth.

Pre-Napoleonic Wars
A Look at Health in the RN Royal Naval vessels 1793-1900
Naval History during the Napoleonic Wars and afterwards (1793-1827)

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Slave Trade Prize Money
Rates/Scales of Pay

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Index to Extracts from Various Navy Lists 1844-1879 detailing the officers mentioned

Admiralty Memoranda etc. from the newspapers for 1840s :

Packet Service
The Navy List 1844 - Items as dated
Officers appointed for/to - 1844:

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Executive Officers

Subordinate Officers - Pensions for Loss of Limbs payable whilst serving

Officers Discipline

RN Officers qualified as Merchant Service Masters
Admiralty Mail Agents Agents for Transports Naval Knights of Windsor Masters, Second Masters, and Masters' Assistants &c.

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Navigation Officers
Pursers, Paymasters and Clerks &c.

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1845-1854 - Paymaster Frederic Lucas RN Naval Instructors, and Chaplains. Chaplains

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Engineering Branch - 19th Century - Engineering and the Engineering Branch. Admiralty Circulars and Memoranda &c.

Machinery etc.


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Admiralty Circulars and Memoranda etc. and extracts from the Navy Lists &c. published during the 1850s.
Occasional Dockyard Memoranda
1840s-> : Conditions of Service and Pay ; Administration etc. for Officers and Ratings ; Punishments. Officers - Regulation and Cost of Messing &c.
Coast Guard United Services Institute Journal

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Admiralty Circulars and Memoranda etc. published during the 1860s. Riggers Engagements Conditions Officers and Warrant Officers and Widows Pay and Pensions Misc Administration - 1850s Administration - 1860s Navy Lists for 1860-1870 - Pay and Allowances, Writer Branch, Navigating Officers etc. Ships or Naval Police Interpreters
Navy List 1879 - Half-Pay & Pensions - GH Pensions, School & Distinctive Badges &c. Allotments and Remittances Medals Campaign Medals
Entry and Examination of Officers Naval Retirement and Promotion Naval Retirement previous to 1870:- Naval Pensions and Benefits of Greenwich Hospital Entry and Discharges of Petty Officers, Seamen, and Marines
  • Navy List 1885 - Ratings, Boys, Apprentices, Artificers entry, RHS & RNLI etc. Awards, LS&GC Medal
  • Admiralty Orders in Council

    The Flying Squadron - A World Cruise - 1869 � 1870

    Autobiographies - Memoirs
    • Fifty Years in the Royal Navy by Admiral Sir Percy Scott, Bt. - who, relative to most senior officers of the period, pulls few punches regarding the negligence of the Admiralty during the latter part of the 19th and into the early part of the 20th Century with respect to what the layman might consider their prime responsibility - efficient Gunnery.
    • Hurrah for the Life of a Sailor - Vice-admiral Sir William Kennedy, K.C.B. - 1851-1895 : includes experiences from the Crimean and 2nd China Wars, and service on the North and South America Stations, amongst others.
    • Links in my life on land and sea by J.W. Gambier.
    • From Sail to Steam - Naval Recollections, - Admiral C. C. Penrose Fitzgerald - 1878-1905 : includes service in the Mediterranean, North America and Far East Stations, along with the cruise undertaken by the young princes to Australia.
    • Commander R.N. by Commander G. B. Hartford, D.S.O., R.N. (Ret.) - 1898-1922.

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    Victualling, Clothing, Mess Utensils, & Bedding.

    Good Conduct Badges and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and Gratuity

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    1899 - The Boer War and Boxer Rebellion Era

    World War One Era Royal Navy Armoured Car Division

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    The Inter-war years:

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    Some Short Stories and Poems with a flavour of the RN circa 1898-1916

    Post WWII - Extracts from

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    Shipwrecks and Accidents in the Portland, Dorset area

    Shipwrecks and Accidents from around the World

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    Post WWI Admiralty Fleet Orders (An arbitrary selection of AFOs from a list of AFOs that were still in force in 1930




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    Miscellaneous including some extracts from 19th century newspapers

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    Sea and Rail Routes around the British Isles c 1900

    Maps of UK Lighthouses c 1900

    Temp files

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