Research Collections Team

Factsheet Subject Index

Please find below a current listing of factsheets, which have been produced by the Royal Naval Museum Library.

Please note: that the information provided within these factsheets are correct as far as we are able to ascertain from our sources. They are not intended to be an exhaustive or complete history of the subject.

Where possible a bibliography has been produced to correspond with the following factsheets. Please refer to the Bibliography index for further information.

Please click on the blue link buttons below to access factsheets on your chosen subject.

Ships and vessels
General naval history
Naval social history and customs
Naval battles and operations
Royal Naval Museum Collections
Maritime History
General Resources


    George Anson
    Harold Auten VC
    Daniel Beak VC
    John Benbow
    William Bligh
    John Byng
    John Bythesea VC
    Thomas Cochrane
    James Cook
    Cuthbert Collingwood
    John Cornwell VC
    Andrew Cunningham
    Adam Duncan
    Eugene Esmonde VC
    Edward Fegen VC
    John Fisher
    John Franklin

    Richard Grenville
    Thomas M Hardy
    John Harrison
    Samuel Hood
    James Inman
    Henry Jackson
    John Jervis
    Loftus Jones VC
    Augustus Keppel
    Roger Keyes
    Michael le Fanu
    Louis Mountbatten
    Charles Napier
    Horatio Nelson
    Lawrence Oates
    Hugh Palliser
    John Pasco

    Samuel Pepys
    Henry Raby VC
    George Rodney
    Robert F Scott
    Ernest Shackleton
    Cloudisley Shovell
    James Sommerville
    Arthur Tisdall VC
    John Tovey
    Thomas Ussher
    Philip Vian
    Edward Vernon
    Agnes Weston
    W J Whitworth
    Arthur Wilson VC
    W L Wyllie
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Ships and vessels

    HMS Bounty
    Coastal forces in WWII
    HMS Foudroyant

    HMS Hampshire
    HMS Hood
    Mary Rose
    HMS Pickle
    HMS Royal George
    State barge of Charles II

    Steam Pinnace 198
    HMS Warrior (1860)
    HMS Victory

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General naval history

    Brief history of the     Royal Navy
    Dockyard battalions
    Naval brigades
    Naval gunnery
    Naval rankings

    Naval regulations
    Navy League
    Paintwork vs Gunnery     controversy
    Royal Naval Divisions
    Royal Reviews of the     Fleet

    Signals at sea
    Spanish Armada
    Squadronal colours
    Women's Royal Naval     Service
    WWI RNVR prefixes

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Naval social history and customs

    Bone models of
         men of war
    Field Gun Runs

    Loyal toast
    Nicknames of Portsmouth,
        Chatham and Devonport
    Sailor's hornpipe
    Ship's biscuits

    Trafalgar Night Dinners
    Tribal Trophy
    Warships weeks

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Naval battles and operations
    Antarctic expeditions
    Attack on the Tirpitz
    Coastal forces of     WWII

    D-Day (Normandy     landings)
    Flamborough Head
    Jutland (VC winners)

    Operation Pedestal
    Sinking of the     Bismarck
    Spanish Armada

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Royal Naval Museum's Collections
    Bone models of
        men of war
    Enigma machine
    Genealogical sources
    Naval regulations
    Nelson masks

    Non naval library sources
    Women's Royal Naval Service

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Maritime History


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General Resources

    Flag makers
    Genealogical sources
    Lord Nelson's prayer    Medal dealers

    Model ship suppliers
    Naval and maritime     sources
    Naval booksellers
    Naval crest suppliers

    Naval rankings
    Naval regulations
    Non naval library     sources

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