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The Navy Records Society was established in 1893 to print unpublished manuscripts and rare works of interest to naval historians and enthusiasts. To date it has published nearly 150 scholarly volumes, each edited and introduced by a leading authority in the appropriate field. The volumes form a unique and invaluable resource for serving officers, scholars and all those interested in the Naval History of Great Britain and the development of naval power in the Modern World.

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Letters and Papers of Professor Sir John Knox Laughton, 1830-1915

Letters and Papers of Professor Sir John Knox Laughton, 1830-1915

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Andrew D. Lambert
December 18, 2020

John Knox Laughton created modern naval history to harmonise the adacemic standards of the new English historical profession with the strategic and doctrinal needs of the contemporary Royal Navy. His correspondents included major figures in both the historical and the naval professions: Alfred T. ...

The Naval Miscellany Volume VIII

The Naval Miscellany Volume VIII

1st Edition

Brian Vale
July 30, 2020

Brian Vale is a naval historian with degrees from Keele and King’s College London. A life-long member of the Society for Nautical Research and the Navy Records Society, he has long specialised in Anglo-South American maritime history. His books include Independence or Death! British sailors and ...

Chatham Dockyard, 1815-1865 The Industrial Transformation

Chatham Dockyard, 1815-1865 The Industrial Transformation

1st Edition

Philip MacDougall
March 06, 2020

By the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the seven home dockyards of the British Royal Navy employed a workforce of nearly 16,000 men and some women. On account of their size, dockyards add much to our understanding of developing social processes as they pioneered systems of recruitment, training and ...

Naval Courts Martial, 1793-1815

Naval Courts Martial, 1793-1815

1st Edition

John D. Byrn
March 06, 2020

This collection of naval court martial transcripts and related documents from the time of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars contributes not only to our understanding of military jurisprudence in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries but also to our knowledge of Georgian and ...

Naval Intelligence from Germany The Reports of the British Naval Attachés in Berlin, 1906–1914

Naval Intelligence from Germany The Reports of the British Naval Attachés in Berlin, 1906–1914

1st Edition

Matthew S. Seligmann
March 06, 2020

During the course of the Anglo-German naval race, the British Admiralty found a regular flow of information on Germany's naval policy, on her warship construction and on the technical progress of her fleet to be absolutely vital. It was only on the basis of accurate calculations of Germany's ...

Sea Power and the Control of Trade Belligerent Rights from the Russian War to the Beira Patrol, 1854–1970

Sea Power and the Control of Trade Belligerent Rights from the Russian War to the Beira Patrol, 1854–1970

1st Edition

Nicholas Tracy
March 06, 2020

The ability to influence world events through control of seaborne trade was profoundly affected by 19th-century developments in economic theory, commercial organization and naval technology, and by the growing power of the United States. In consequence the international law of belligerent rights at...

The Milne Papers Papers of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Alexander Milne 1806-1896, Volume I, 1820-1859

The Milne Papers Papers of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Alexander Milne 1806-1896, Volume I, 1820-1859

1st Edition

John Beeler
March 06, 2020

Alexander Milne was the pre-eminent naval administrator of the Victorian Royal Navy, spending eighteen years at the Admiralty between 1847 and 1876, over six of them as First Naval Lord. His administrative career coincided exactly with the greatest technological upheaval in warfare at sea since ...

The Naval Miscellany Volume VI

The Naval Miscellany Volume VI

1st Edition

Susan Rose
March 06, 2020

This seventh volume of Naval Miscellany contains documents which range in date from the late thirteenth century to the Korean War. They illustrate the many different ways in which the naval forces of the crown have served the realm. Topics covered include the role of ships in campaigns against ...

The Naval Miscellany Volume VII

The Naval Miscellany Volume VII

1st Edition

Susan Rose
March 06, 2020

This seventh volume of Naval Miscellany contains documents which range in date from the late thirteenth century to the Korean War. They illustrate the many different ways in which the naval forces of the crown have served the realm. Topics covered include the role of ships in campaigns against ...

The Rodney Papers Volume I, 1742–1763: Selections from the Correspondence of Admiral Lord Rodney

The Rodney Papers Volume I, 1742–1763: Selections from the Correspondence of Admiral Lord Rodney

1st Edition

David Syrett
March 06, 2020

Overbearing, avaricious and difficult, yet talented and ambitious, George Brydges Rodney has never attracted much sympathy or understanding. He was nevertheless an original thinker and one of the great admirals of the eighteenth century. The contents of this volume, the first of three, document his...

The Rodney Papers Volume II: 1763-1780: Selections from the Correspondence of Admiral Lord Rodney

The Rodney Papers Volume II: 1763-1780: Selections from the Correspondence of Admiral Lord Rodney

1st Edition

David Syrett
March 06, 2020

This, the second of three volumes of the correspondence of George Brydges Rodney, covers the admiral's life from the end of the Seven Years War in 1763 until August 1780. This was perhaps his most eventful, extraordinary and controversial period; from being a successful admiral, a member of ...

The Mediterranean Fleet, 1930-1939

The Mediterranean Fleet, 1930-1939

1st Edition

Paul G. Halpern
September 24, 2019

The Mediterranean Fleet entered the 1930s looking back to the lessons of Jutland and the First World War but also seeking to incorporate new technologies, notably air power. Unfortunately in the depression years of the early 1930s there was a lack of funds to remedy deficiencies. The problem became...

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