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


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) -

Naval Social History -


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 - -

HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands