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Table of Contents


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  • Clowes, William Laird,(1897), The Royal Navy: A History from the Earliest Times to the Present, Volumes I to VII Simpson Low Marston & Co, London, England.
  • Ehrman, John (2012). The Navy in the war of William III, 1689-1697 : its state and direction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107645110.
  • Hamilton, Admiral Sir. R. Vesey, G.C.B. (1896). Naval Administration: The Constitution, Character, and Functions of the Board of Admiralty, and of the Civil Departments it directs. London: George Bell and Sons.
  • Halpern, Paul, (2012). Naval History of World War I Naval Institute Press; 1st edition, ISBN 9781557503527
  • Hamilton, Sir Richard Vesey (1896). Naval Administration: The Constitution, Character, and Functions of the Board of Admiralty, and of the Civil Departments it Directs. G. Bell and Sons.
  • Haydn, Joseph; Ockerby, Horace (1890). The Book of Dignities; containing Lists of the Official Personages of the British Empire, Civil, Diplomatic, Heraldic, Judicial, Ecclesiastical, Municipal, Naval, and Military, From the Earliest Periods to the Present Time. London: W. H. Allen & Co.
  • Gorski, edited by Richard (2012). "Keeping the Seas: England's Admirals 1369-1389". Roles of the sea in medieval England. Woodbridge, U.K.: Boydell Press. ISBN 9781843837015.
  • Houbraken, Jacobus; Rapin-Thoyras, Paul de; Vertue, George (1747). "A List of Admirals of England, 1228–1745". The History of England. London: J. and P. Knapton.
  • Oppenheim, Michael, ( ), A History of Administration of the Royal Navy and of Merchant Shipping in relation to the Navy from 1509 to 1660, Volumes I to II, John Lane, London and New York.
  • Schomberg Issac, (1802), An Historical Summary of Naval Maritime Events from the time of the Romans to the Treaty of Peace 1802, Voulmes I to V, T. Egerton, C. Roworth & Co, London, England.
  • Rodger. N.A.M., (1979) The Admiralty (offices of state), T. Dalton, Lavenham, ISBN 978-0900963940.
  • Rodger, N. A. M. (2006) The Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain 1649-1815, published by Penguin, ISBN 13: 9780141026909
  • Rodger, NAM. (2004) The safeguard of the sea: A naval history of Britain 660 to 1649, New York,: W.W. Norton, ISBN 9780140297249
  • Roskill, Stephen, (1998), The War at Sea, 1939–1945 Volumes I to III. (1954–61) HM Stationery Office, London, England.


  • The Mariner's Mirror is the international journal of the Society for Nautical Research. It has been published since 1911 and is recognized as the world’s leading journal of naval and maritime history. It is published in partnership with Taylor & Francis, London, England.

Web sources

  2. of the Admiralty, Naval Forces, Royal Marines, Coastguard, and related bodies 1205 to 1998
  3. of South Carolina
  4. [] Peter Davis's site documenting the life of his step fathers grand uncle who was a served in the Royal Navy
  5. [], Colin Mackies lists of Royal Navy Senior Officers from 1865
  6. [], Great site all things related to World War One by Simon Harley and Tony Lovell.
  7. Lists from 1888 to 1970, Ancestry to which we have a full membership includes full Navy Lists from 1888 to 1970.
  8., Extensive site about the Royal Navy from 19th century to modern day created by the late Gordon Smith main contributors include Dr Graham Watson retired historian University of Cardiff, Don Kindell and Don Bertke.
  9. Simon Harrison's extensive site documenting navy's in the Age of Sail.
  10. Rob Raeside's extensive historical site all about flags or study of Vexillology including naval flags for different countries some contributors are published Vexillogist's.
  11. Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4, Admiralty Officials 1660-1870, ed. J C Sainty (London, 1975), British History Online [accessed 8 December 2018].
  12. 'Principal officers and commissioners', in Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 7, Navy Board Officials 1660-1832, ed. J M Collinge (London, 1978), pp. 18-25. British History Online [accessed 8 December 2018].
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