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 16th September 2014)


 The export of Welsh copper in East Indiamen has been added


N.B. Planned additions in the future include guides on the Royal Marines and H.M Coastguard have been  put back further, due to changes being enacted at The National Archives, Kew



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