Contemporaneous Maritime Analysis


To be launched in 2015...




British Maritime History...


Guides as to researching mariners



Mercantile & Naval


The British Merchant Service, Fishing Fleet 1835 - c.1972 also with reference to Seagoing Naval Reserves

The Royal Navy from c.1690 to c.1923

with reference to Naval Reserves





The British in India

The ‘Honourable’ East India Company

1600 -1834

The Indian Marine through to the Royal Indian Navy, R.I.N.R. and R.I.N.V.R. c.1613 to 1947



Academic Papers and Publications

Academic papers on the Royal Navy

- primarily in relation to the World Wars 1793-1815 and 1914-1919

Privately published monographs resulting from my main personal research into the British Merchant Service and Royal Naval Reserve during the Great War 1914-1919






  (Last updated 5th January 2015)


Conversion of academic papers from web pages to downloadable files

plus one past-published paper, on the First German Minelaying Raid of the First World War, added as a downloadable file;


The launching of my past self-published monographs as downloadable files;

New self-published monograph entitled:-

 Learning to use Signals Intelligence: The Royal Navy from the Development of Wireless to the War Years of 1914-15


The addition of information on private trading by commanders of East Indiamen; and


A significant revision of earlier texts throughout my guides, reflecting changes in archives

and particularly where records have been put online


N.B. planned additions relating to the Royal Marines and H.M Coastguard had been put back, due to changes at The National Archives, Kew. These changes have seemingly now been reversed and so, I will complete these exercises as soon as time will allow.



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Please note that common sense should be used when using internet sites as sources of information.

Details, such as that of museums, often change and need checking.