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Information Bank

Here you will find pages created by our Archives Collections Team on popular topics and frequently asked questions.

These are meant as helpful guides and not as definitive pieces on these subjects. Please review our online resources page for more helpful sources.


Research Information

Finding Service Records

Service Record Abbreviations

Naval Shore Establishments



Horatio Nelson


Ships and Vessels

Loss of HMS Hampshire

Submarine Losses


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