Friday, 27 July 2018

Findmypast adds Britain, Royal Navy, Navy Lists 1827-1945

These official lists of Royal Navy Officers, 147 publications in PDF format, include an individual’s name, rank, seniority, and place of service.

The bulk of these records are for war years, 1913-20 and 1939-45. Other years are 1827,1831,1835, 1847, 1848,1849, 1850, 1852, 1855, 1856, 1862, 1864, 1868, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1881, 1884.
The sample shown indicates the information is in somewhat cryptic form. What does the number under where serving and Rank A P or S L mean?
Each volume has front material with explanation and a list of abbreviations. To get to those go to the browse version of that particular book. To do so note the volume title in the box at the top left of the page image. Access the browse version from the link Britain, Royal Navy, Navy Lists 1827-1945 image browse under Useful links and resources.

While the image above shows full first name and initials for later years there are only initials and last name.

At least some of these volumes were digitized by Google Books.

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