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Pre-Napoleonic Wars
A Look at Health in the RN Late 18th and 19th Century
Naval History during the Napoleonic Wars and afterwards (1793-1827)

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Admiralty Circulars and Memoranda etc. and extracted from the Navy Lists &c. published during the 1820s-1830s.

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Admiralty Circulars and Memoranda etc. and extracted from the Navy Lists &c. during the 1840s.

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Executive Officers
Masters, Second Masters, and Masters' Assistants &c.

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Navigation Officers
Paymasters and Clerks &c.

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1845-1854 - Paymaster Frederic Lucas RN Naval Instructors, and Chaplains. Chaplains

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Engineering Branch - 19th Century - Engineering and the Engineering Branch. Admiralty Circulars and Memoranda &c.

Surgeons

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Admiralty Circulars and Memoranda etc. and extracted from the Navy Lists &c. published during the 1850s.
  • Examination of Officers on the Steam Engine also to be held at Woolwich - 1853

  • 1840s-> : Conditions of Service and Pay ; Administration etc. for Officers and Ratings ; Prize Money ; Punishments. Officers - Regulation and Cost of Messing &c.
    Coast Guard United Services Institute Journal

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    Admiralty Circulars and Memoranda etc. published during the 1860s. Riggers Engagements Conditions Officers and Warrant Officers Pay and Pensions Misc Administration - 1850s Administration - 1860s Navy Lists for 1860-1870 - Pay and Allowances, Writer Branch, Navigating Officers etc. Navy List 1879 - Officers & RM Pay, Ratings Pay & Pensions - GH Pensions & School Medals Entry and Examination of Officers Naval Retirement and Promotion Naval Retirement previous to 1870:- Naval Pensions and Benefits of Greenwich Hospital Entry and Discharges of Petty Officers, Seamen, and Marines
  • Navy List 1885 - Ratings Pay, Boys, Apprentices, Artificers entry, RHS & RNLI etc. Awards, LS&GC Medal
  • Admiralty Orders in Council
  • Extracts from Tom Richards’ Log.
  • Boys Manual of Seamanship and Gunnery - Preface dated April 1871
  • Selected extracts from Famous Ships of the British Navy Some notes and diagrams for the early Iron Clads etc. such as Warrior and Black Prince &c

  • The Flying Squadron - A World Cruise - 1869 – 1870 Autobiographies - Memoirs
    • Fifty Years in the Royal Navy by Admiral Sir Percy Scott, Bt. - who, relative to most senior officers of the period, pulls few punches regarding the negligence of the Admiralty during the latter part of the 19th and into the early part of the 20th Century with respect to what the layman might consider their prime responsibility - efficient Gunnery.
    • Hurrah for the Life of a Sailor - Vice-admiral Sir William Kennedy, K.C.B. - 1851-1895 : includes experiences from the Crimean and 2nd China Wars, and service on the North and South America Stations, amongst others.
    • Links in my life on land and sea by J.W. Gambier.
    • From Sail to Steam - Naval Recollections, - Admiral C. C. Penrose Fitzgerald - 1878-1905 : includes service in the Mediterranean, North America and Far East Stations, along with the cruise undertaken by the young princes to Australia.
    • Commander R.N. by Commander G. B. Hartford, D.S.O., R.N. (Ret.) - 1898-1922.

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    Condition of Service : Uniform ; Pay ; Victualling ; Retention and Engagements ; Punishments and Discipline; Training and Specialist Qualifications
    Punishments Victualling Notes on the difficulties experienced Recruiting Personnel and Manning Ships ; Retaining Personnel ; Contracts of service etc. (Engagements), following on from the Iniquities of Impressment during the Napoleonic and Revolutionary Wars in the light of an ever changing society.
    Good Conduct Badges and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and Gratuity
  • 1843 - 1957 Pay and Allowances - samples of what was being paid during this period.
  • Pay Ledgers : Divisions of the Ledger : List and Numbers etc.
  • 1914 - The introduction of [an early form of] Separation Allowance, the forerunner of Marriage Allowance - 1914-1970.
  • Royal Navy Substantive Rates for Seaman
  • Training and Recruitment - Cadets and Boys
  • Seaman Gunners - Returns of Numbers Borne - 1859.
  • The Development of the Torpedo Branch - includes examples of uniform and badges.
  • Uniform - 1830s - Amendments
  • Uniform Dress for Petty Officers, Seamen and Boys - 1857.
  • 1877, 1879, 1885, 1890, 1897 - RN Uniform Regulations :
  • 1896 - Notes on Officers' Dress
  • RN Uniform Regulations
  • Pictorial and Photographic Examples of Naval Uniform and Men under training.
  • 1937 - Ratings Branch or Distinguishing Badges.
  • 1940 Officers, Ratings, WRNS Officers and MN Officers - Distinguishing Ranks and Badges etc.
  • Notes on Uniform, Kit Upkeep Allowance, WWI Sea Service Chevrons etc.
  • Collection of the Allotment for Naval Wives transferred from the Dockyard Cashier to the Post Office
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    1899 - The Boer War and Boxer Rebellion Era
  • Extracts from the Illustrated London News - Dec 1899 - April 1900
  • Extracts from Newspapers relevant to the Boxer Rebellion
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    World War One Era
  • Jane's Fighting Ships 1919 ©
  • Kings Regulations & Admiralty Instructions - 1913
  • Kings Regulations & Admiralty Instructions - 1913 - Part II - Appendices - Pay & Advancement - SQs etc. (Work in Progress)
  • The Falklands Islands Engagement - 1915
  • The Making of a Concrete Ship - 1918
  • The Royal Fleet Reserve and How to Join It.
  • The Evolution of the Naval Bridge before and during the Dreadnought years
  • 1907-1949 - An ever Changing Navy as reflected in the - plus The Distribution of Prize Money
  • Diary of Midshipman N. K. Calder, R.A.N., - 1917 and 1918 - including time at Scapa Flow
  • Photographs of Admiral Beatty, reports and anecdotes leading up to the end of the war.
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    The Inter-war years:
  • Seamanship Manual Part II (1932) - Extracts - Organisation & OOD Duties
  • Kings Regulations & Admiralty Instructions - 1937 - Part II - Appendices - Pay & Advancement - SQs etc. (Early Days - Very much Work in Progress)
  • Crossing the Line Ceremony - HMS NEW ZEALAND - 1919 Includes Crew List
  • Foreign Orders, Decorations and Medals - Regulations as to Wearing Applicable to Servants of the Crown. (July 1935)
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    Some Short Stories and Poems with a flavour of the RN circa 1898-1916
  • A Gun Room Ditty Box - preface by R-Admiral Lord C. Beresford
  • Naval Occasions! - short stories pre-WWI
  • A Tall Ship - more short stories pre-WWI and during the early part of the war

  • Post WWII - Extracts from
  • Queen's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions 1953
  • Appendix to the Navy List - Pay and Allowances 1956
  • Regulations Concerning the Acceptance & Wearing of Foreign Orders, Decorations
    & Medals by Persons in the Service of the Crown. 1957
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    Shipwrecks and Accidents in the Portland, Dorset area
  • HMS/M SIDON - Memorial
  • The Loss of the Transports: Catherine, Venus, Piedmont, &c.
  • Earl of Abergavenny - 1805 - HEIC vessel sank within 2 miles of Weymouth, Dorset
  • Near Loss of the Seringapatam at Portland Bill, Dorset, 17 May 1851
  • Rescue of Crew of the Norval by Portland Fishermen - 1860/li>
  • Avalanche and Forrest - in collision in the English Channel - 1877
  • "Patroclus" ashore at Blacknor, Sep. 1907
  • HMS FOYLEBANK, Portland, Dorset - 1940

  • Shipwrecks and Accidents from around the World
  • Details of about 100 Merchant Service Shipwrecks and Collisions
  • Wreck of the Spirit of the Ocean, near Dartmouth - 1866
  • Attempt to Salve the "Tripolitania" off the Loe (Looe) sand bar in Cornwall - 1913
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    Miscellaneous including some extracts from 19th century newspapers
  • 1844-1855 - Life at Sea per the Newspapers
  • Set of Indentures for an Apprentice at Sheerness Dockyard - 13 Jun 1894 - 3 pages (Images)
  • Certificate of Competency as an Engineer ; Certificate of Competency as a 1st Class Engineer
  • Shore Establishments & Hulks etc
  • 1830-1997 - Miscellaneous Events in the RN
  • Oct 1841 - Pay and Pensions
  • Jun 1848 - Reserve of Seamen for the Royal Navy - Regulations for the Entry of Seamen-Riggers.
  • 1860 - Supply of Shoes to the Fleet
  • 1860 - Issuing Prices of Marks of Distinction for Gunnery Instructors and Seamen Gunners
  • 1867 - Dearth of Surgeons for the Royal Navy
  • 1869 - Appointment of Assistant Surgeons in the Royal Navy
  • Warrant and Commissioned officers - structure
  • Daily Harbour Routine
  • Daily Sea Routine
  • Watches and Bells
  • Admiral Earl St Vincent
  • Admiral Sir David Beatty & snippets of late & post WWI nostalgia
  • Engagements (time served) - RN Service Engagements.
  • 19th Century - Preventive Service and Coast Guard, Lighthouse Keepers, etc. - Miscellaneous Notes
  • Brief notes on Timber used in ship building
  • 1919 - Demobilisation of Ratings
  • 1919 - Examination of Midshipmen for Lieutenant
  • Grog, Rum, or even Service Rum, as it was described in a paper published at HMS Royal Arthur in 1968 : a few notes regarding its history, and along with observations, before they are forgotten.
  • Jul 1970 - A Farewell to Rum and Grog - for good or for bad - along with a few notes.
  • Vessels Built in Dorset for the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars
  • Maritime History of Dorset
  • Dorset Coast - newspaper cuttings through the years from about 1785-1900
  • Photos of RN Vessels
  • Various Naval Appointments - 1882
  • Appointments of Senior Naval Officers 1906-07
  • Some Vessel Movements & appointments - 1851
  • Some Obituaries - Late 19th Century
  • Early 19th Century Graffiti - how Admiral Earl St Vincent was viewed by some
  • Commissioning Ceremony - HMS ALBION - 1959
  • Some Matelots' Poetry
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    Maps with a Naval Flavour
  • Sea and Rail Routes - 1900 - England
  • Sea and Rail Routes - 1900 - Western Europe

  • Maps of UK Lighthouses c 1900
  • Scotland and North of England
  • Southern England and Ireland
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