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Subject Index

 

People

 
William Bligh
Thomas Cochrane
John Franklin
Thomas M Hardy
John Harrison
Robert F Scott
James Sommerville
Arthur Tisdall VC
Thomas Ussher 
W J Whitworth 
W L Wyllie 
 
 

Ships and vessels

 
Bismarck
Chesapeake
Coastal forces in WW2 
HMS Foudroyant 
Tirpitz
 
 

General naval history

 
Impressment 
Naval regulations
Women’s Royal Naval Service
WW1 RNVR prefixes
 
 

Naval social history and customs

 
Bone models of men of war 
Nicknames of Portsmouth, Chatham and Devonport 
Trafalgar Night Dinners
Tribal Trophy 
Warship weeks
 
 

Naval battles and operations

 
Jutland (VC winners)
Operation Pedestal
Sinking of the Bismarck 
Spanish Armada
 
 

Our collections

 
Figureheads
Genealogical sources
Naval regulations
Non naval library sources 
Women’s Royal Naval Service
 
 

Maritime history

 
Piracy
 
 

General reference resources

 
Flag makers 
Genealogical sources 
Naval regulations 
Non naval library sources