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Navy Records Society Publications


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The Navy Records Society was established in 1893 to print unpublished manuscripts and rare works of interest to naval historians and enthusiasts.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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Anglo-American-Canadian Naval Relations, 1943-1945

Anglo-American-Canadian Naval Relations, 1943-1945

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Simpson
June 30, 2021

The account in this volume begins with Admiral of the Fleet Sir Andrew Cunningham’s assumption of the First Sea Lordship on 5 October 1943, and concludes with the formal surrender of Japan on 2 September 1945. This volume is entitled Anglo-American-Canadian Naval Relations, 1943-1945, for the very ...

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

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

1st Edition

Edited By Andrew D. Lambert
March 31, 2021

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 Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War The Northern Patrol, 1914-1918

The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War: The Northern Patrol, 1914-1918

1st Edition

Edited By John D. Grainger
March 31, 2021

The Tenth Cruiser Squadron of the Grand Fleet had the task of patrolling the seas between Scotland and Greenland to intercept enemy ships trying to escape into the ocean and merchant ships who could be carrying goods destined for Germany. This was a task of great political sensitivity, since almost...

The Somerville Papers Selections from the Private and Official Correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Sir James Somerville, GCB, GBE, DSO

The Somerville Papers: Selections from the Private and Official Correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Sir James Somerville, GCB, GBE, DSO

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Simpson
March 31, 2021

Sir James Somerville (1882-1949) was one of the great influences on the 20th-century navy, both as a commander of fleets and a pioneer of radio and radar. The Admiral's extensive correspondence, diaries and reports are deposited in the Churchill Archives Centre at Cambridge. These edited ...

Nelson's Letters to Lady Hamilton and Related Documents

Nelson's Letters to Lady Hamilton and Related Documents

1st Edition

Edited By Marianne Czisnik
December 31, 2020

This critical edition of Admiral Nelson’s letters to Lady Hamilton is to bring together the important letters of Nelson to Lady Hamilton that have only been published in parts over the last 200 years. Only by bringing the letters of Nelson to Lady Hamilton together is it possible to assess their ...

The Naval Miscellany Volume VIII

The Naval Miscellany: Volume VIII

1st Edition

Edited By Brian Vale
November 24, 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

Edited By Philip MacDougall
March 05, 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

By John D. Byrn
March 05, 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

Edited By Matthew S. Seligmann
March 05, 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

Edited By Nicholas Tracy
March 05, 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

Edited By John Beeler
March 05, 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

Edited By Susan Rose
March 05, 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 ...

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