British Maritime History -

Realistic genealogical guides to surviving records and more...



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 9th January 2013)


 Includes minor corrections and an addition on the ‘Bombay Buccaneers’;

And additional information relating to the Mercantile Navy List;


N.B. Planned additions in the future include guides on the Royal Marines and H.M Coastguard (and presently I am downloading the entire files on the Coastguard, but there are numerous technical difficulties in this exercise)



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