Online Resources

Below are a number of valuable links to assist you in your research. Please note this list is not comprehensive or exhaustive.

Age of Sail

Broadside -

Charles II Articles of War -

Ensigns & Streamers of the Tudor Navy -

Three Decks: Warships in the Age of Sail -

Associations & Veterans

Association of Wrens and Women of the Royal Naval Services - Facebook or

Combined Operations Pilotage Parties -

Commando Veteran Association -

47 Commando Association -

Costal Forces Veterans -

Minewarfare & Clearance Diving Officers’ Association -

MOD Listing of Charities & Associations -

Royal Marines Association -

Royal Naval Association -

Royal Naval Patrol Service Association -

Submariners Association -


CRW Flags -

Flag Institute - OR

MOD Flags of all Nations -

Food & Drink

Food at sea in the age of fighting sail -

Lobscouse & Spotted Dog -

Honours & Awards

Bigbury Mint (Replica Medals) –

Eligibility & Application for Medals -

London Gazette

Medals of the World -

Orders & Medals Research Society -

Modern Navy

Defence Statistics -

Navy News Archive -

Queen’s Regulations for the RN -

Royal Navy -

Royal Navy Submarine Service -

Naval History

British History Online including State Papers from Tudor period onwards -

History of the Royal Navy -

Houses of Parliament, including debates on the Royal Navy 1803-2005 - (includes transcripts of ships logs and casualty lists from various conflicts) -

Personnel Searches

Naval Biographical Database -

Navy List Research -

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Officers (1935-1949) -

Prisoners of War

British Red Cross POW Records -

Related Museums

Diving Museum -

HMS Courageous Association -

HMS Ganges Museum -

Mary Rose Museum -

Royal Marines History

General Corps History -

Service Records

National Archives

Requesting a Personnel Record from the Ministry of Defence -

Royal Marines Service Records, Officers -

Royal Marines Service Records, Other Ranks -

Specialist RN Branches

Journal of Royal Naval Medical Service -

Naval Radar & Radio -

Naval Surgeons & Royal College of Surgeons -

Royal Naval Engineering College -

Submarine Service History

Barrow Submariners Association (includes general history) -

Britsub -


The Ayshford Trafalgar Roll -

Trafalgar Ancestor Search -

Uniform & Dress

Royal Marines Badge & Insignia Reference -

Current BR & Uniform -

Victorian & Edwardian Navy

William Loney -

War Graves

Commonwealth War Graves Commission -

World War 1

Battle of Jutland -

World War 1 Naval Combat -

World War 2

Beach Commandos -

Coastal Forces -

Convoy Database -

WW2 People’s War - -

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