Friday 27 July 2018

Find My Past adds 147 Royal Navy Lists, 1824-1945
Sample page from The Navy List, Dec 1852.
Click for enlarged view
FindMyPast has uploaded a collection of official lists of British Royal Navy Officers. It's called the Britain, Royal Navy Lists, 1827-1945 collection.

The 147 publications span from 1827 to 1945 and are presented on the database as digital images of the original pages. You'll need a pdf reader to view/download them.

The amount and type of information provided in the publications varies considerably. In some, you'll find name, rank, seniority and place of service. In others you might find name, place of service and date of promotion. In others you'll find lists of senior personnel on named vessels. The image, right, is from the December 1852 list.

To explore the lists you have two options:

Search the collection using keywords (name of individuals, name of ship etc), or

Browse the publications by title/year.