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The Navy Records Society was established in 1893 to print unpublished manuscripts and rare works of interest to naval historians and enthusiasts.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 Naval Relations, 1919–1939

Anglo-American Naval Relations, 1919–1939

1st Edition

Michael Simpson
August 08, 2019

The second in a projected set of five volumes dealing with Anglo America Naval Relations, this volume brings together documents from the period 1919-1939 which was dominated by a series of naval arms limitation and disarmament conferences. The book also includes a section of documents that deal ...

The Fleet Air Arm in the Second World War

The Fleet Air Arm in the Second World War

1st Edition

Ben Jones
August 08, 2019

This is the first of three volumes detailing the history of the Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Navy's aircraft carriers and naval air squadrons, during the Second World War. It deals with the formative period between 1939 and 1941 when the Fleet Air Arm tried to recover from the impact of dual control ...

The Milne Papers Volume II: The Royal Navy and the Outbreak of the American Civil War, 1860-1862

The Milne Papers: Volume II: The Royal Navy and the Outbreak of the American Civil War, 1860-1862

1st Edition

John Beeler
July 22, 2019

Centred upon a man who never participated in combat operations during his sixty-year naval career, this volume depicts the routine peacetime operations of the mid-Victorian Royal Navy, operations that have received short shrift in naval histories, even though they have constituted the bulk of the ...

Expedition of Sir John Norris and Sir Francis Drake to Spain and Portugal, 1589

Expedition of Sir John Norris and Sir Francis Drake to Spain and Portugal, 1589

1st Edition

R.B. Wernham
April 30, 2019

Actions against the Spanish Armada and campaigns in the Netherlands left the Queen’s coffers empty. For this reason proposals to capture the Spanish treasure fleet were given royal support. The treasure fleet homeward bound from the Americas would be intercepted in the Azores. A diversion at ...

The Durham Papers Selections from the Papers of Admiral Sir Philip Charles Henderson Calderwood Durham G.C.B. (1763-1845)

The Durham Papers: Selections from the Papers of Admiral Sir Philip Charles Henderson Calderwood Durham G.C.B. (1763-1845)

1st Edition

Hilary L. Rubinstein
May 30, 2019

Admiral Sir Philip Durham (1763–1845) was one of the most distinguished and colourful officers of the late Georgian Navy. His lucky and sometimes controversial career included surviving the sinking of HMS Royal George in 1782, making the first conquest of the tricolour flag in 1793 and the last in ...

The Defeat of the Enemy Attack upon Shipping, 1939–1945 A Revised Edition of the Naval Staff History

The Defeat of the Enemy Attack upon Shipping, 1939–1945: A Revised Edition of the Naval Staff History

1st Edition

Eric J. Grove
May 13, 2019

During the First World War German use of unrestricted submarine warfare, supported by extensive mining and surface raids, very nearly forced Britain out of the war in 1917. The island’s heavy dependence on seaborne supplies was gravely threatened again in 1939, supplemented this time by air attacks...

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

John D. Grainger
April 30, 2019

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

Michael Simpson
April 30, 2019

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 ...

The Submarine Service, 1900–1918

The Submarine Service, 1900–1918

1st Edition

Nicholas Lambert
April 30, 2019

The year 2001 marks the centenary of the Royal Navy's submarine service. In the aftermath of the 2016 celebrations of the Battle of Jutland centenary, it is worth considering how the First World War at sea changed. This volume opens with an examination of the background to the Board of ...

The Collective Naval Defence of Empire, 1900–1940

The Collective Naval Defence of Empire, 1900–1940

1st Edition

Nicholas Tracy
April 29, 2019

This collection of high policy documents charts Britain’s difficulties in defending the Empire in a time of ’imperial overstretch’. The 20th century saw the rise of several great maritime and military powers and the relative decline of British strength, which created major defence problems for the ...

The Hawke Papers A Selection 1743–1771

The Hawke Papers: A Selection 1743–1771

1st Edition

Ruddock F. Mackay
April 29, 2019

Edward Hawke (1705-1781) had a long and distinguished career in the Royal Navy, serving for over half a century and finally becoming First Lord of the Admiralty. This book is a selection of his papers chosen from between 1743 and 1771, providing information on every significant stage in Hawke's ...

The Royal Navy in River Plate 1806–1807

The Royal Navy in River Plate 1806–1807

1st Edition

John D. Grainger
April 29, 2019

This book presents a collection of contemporary documents throwing light on the campaigns by the Royal Navy, in association with the army, on cities of the Spanish Empire in South America, beginning with the (unauthorised) assault on Buenos Aires in 1806, by Sir Home Popham. One of Popham’s aims ...

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