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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The Navy Records Society was established in 1893 to print unpublished manuscripts and rare works of interest to naval historians and enthusiasts.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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The Naval Miscellany Volume VII

The Naval Miscellany: Volume VII

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 ...

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

Edited By David Syrett
March 05, 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

Edited By David Syrett
March 05, 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

By Paul G. Halpern
November 26, 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...

Anglo-American Naval Relations, 1919–1939

Anglo-American Naval Relations, 1919–1939

1st Edition

Edited By 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

Edited By 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

Edited By 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

By R.B. Wernham
July 19, 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

Edited By Hilary L. Rubinstein
June 12, 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

Edited By 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 Submarine Service, 1900–1918

The Submarine Service, 1900–1918

1st Edition

Edited By 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

Edited By 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 ...

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