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- Royal Navy ratings' service records 1853-1923
- French muster rolls from the Battle of Trafalgar 1805
- Women's Royal Naval Service records 1917-1919
- Royal Naval Division service records 1914-1919
- Royal Navy officers’ service record cards and files c.1840-c.1920
- Royal Navy officers' service records 1756-1931
- Royal Naval Reserve service records 1860-1908
- Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve service records 1903-1922
- Royal Naval Air Service officers' service records 1906-1918
- Logs and journals of ships of exploration 1757-1904
- Next of kin claims for unpaid Royal Navy pensions 1830-1860
- Wills and probate
Royal Navy ratings' service records 1853-1923
Available here are over 600,000 Royal Navy service records for ratings who joined the service between 1853 and 1923. Some of the records cover periods of service up to 1928.
French muster rolls from the Battle of Trafalgar 1805
These are muster rolls of ships which were led by Captain (later Vice-Admiral) Richard Strachan, and sent to capture French ships in the Bay of Biscay on November 1805.
Women's Royal Naval Service records 1917-1919
These are the service records of over 5,000 women who served in the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS) between 1917 and 1919. The original records are grouped in series ADM 318 for officers and ADM 336 for ratings or other ranks.
Royal Naval Division service records 1914-1919
These are service records of ratings and officers in the Royal Naval Division (RND) during the First World War. They consist of all the surviving service records, held in series ADM 339, for anyone who joined the RND between 1914 and 1919.
Royal Navy officers’ service record cards and files c.1840-c.1920
These records, in series ADM 340, consist of over 5,000 selected officers' service records for men and women serving in the Royal Navy, Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and Women's Royal Naval Service.
Royal Navy officers' service records 1756-1931
These records from series ADM 196 are the service records of officers who joined the Royal Navy between 1756 and 1931.
Royal Naval Reserve service records 1860-1955
These are over 148,000 service records of ratings who served in the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) between 1860 and 1955.
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve service records 1903-1922
Available here are digital versions of First World War service records for officers and ratings, from series ADM 337, of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR).
Royal Naval Air Service officers' service records 1906-1918
These are the service records of officers who served in the Royal Naval Air Service during the First World War. They can also contain details of service before the First World War.
Logs and journals of ships of exploration 1757-1904
These records consist of 164 volumes of log books of the Royal Navy's voyages of scientific discovery in series ADM 55. The records were made between 1757 and 1861, with one exception made in 1904.
Next of kin claims for unpaid Royal Navy pensions 1830-1860
These are applications, often from next of kin, for the unpaid wages or pensions of deceased officers or their widows.