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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Looking for WW2 (and after) records?

    If you're looking for WW2 or later service records, see the sticky I posted HERE

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 20-04-2014 1:23 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: RN records at TNA

    This is for anyone new to research, who may not know where to look. The National Archives (TNA) has lots of records connected with the Royal Navy. Our site sponsors Forces War Records hold over 5 million records of military ancestors going back to 1350 so their site is a good place to start....

    Started by Geoffers‎, 07-09-2008 12:07 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Searchable RM attestation papers

    In case anyone doesn't know, attestation papers for the Royal Marines for most of the 19th century are now individually indexed on TNA's catalogue If you find a likely match to someone you are trying to locate, you can order a copy of the document from TNA. Using the catalogue: In the word...

    Started by Geoffers‎, 06-08-2008 11:55 AM
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  1. Searching for Ainslie in Royal Navy

    I have a road block in my family research. My great-great-great-great grandfather was William Garrett Ainslie. He had a falling out with his family and never told any one anything about his family. There are no parents listed on his death records. The story is that he was born in Amsterdam on April...

    Started by Isaiah12‎, 13-04-2014 11:58 PM
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  2. Petty Officer Stoker Harry MARSH

    Can anyone help with information about Petty Officer Stoker Harry MARSH, HMS Carlisle, who died in Vladivostok, Siberia in October 1919? Our Parish is researching all 11 of the men on our war memorial who did not return from WW!. Grateful for any background information about his service career,...

    Started by Powerstock‎, 06-04-2014 5:22 PM
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  3. Albert TILTMAN - HMS Black Prince

    Can anyone help with information about Albert Tiltman, HMS Black Prince, who died at Jutland in June 1916? Our Parish is researching all 11 of the men on our war memorial who did not return from WW!. Grateful for any background information about his service career, family etc.

    Started by Powerstock‎, 06-04-2014 5:24 PM
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    07-04-2014, 9:59 AM Go to last post
  4. Frederick Hubert Reg TRAVERS - HMS Bulwark

    Can anyone help with information about Fred Travers who died in an explosion on board HMS Bulwark at Sheerness in November 1914? Our Parish is researching all 11 of the men on our war memorial who did not return from WW!. Grateful for any background information about his service career, family etc.

    Started by Powerstock‎, 06-04-2014 5:25 PM
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  5. HMS Hogue, Aboukir and Cressy

    Is there anyone researching their family history who has an ancestor that served on HMS Aboukir, Cressy or Hogue during WWI? My great grandfather served on HMS Hogue when all three ships were torpedoed by the U9 German submarine on 22nd September 1914. Luckily, my great grandfather survived the...

    Started by Titanicfan‎, 16-05-2008 9:52 PM
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  6. grandfathers RN WWII records

    I am desperatley searching for my grandfathers RN records from 1939-1946 approx. I have no service no or ship name to go by. He was a stoker on as far as I am aware mine destroyers. He served in tabruk and around italy. Can anyone help me as I have done a search on his name, none are him. Thank you.

    Started by bwlassie‎, 24-03-2014 8:27 PM
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  7. HMS Kent - Battle of the Falkland Islands

    HMS Kent was a ship that took part in the strategically vital battle of the Falkland Islands on 8th December 1914. A battle that resulted in a German fleet being destroyed. Some of her crew were killed in the battle and they are commemorated on a magnificent memorial in Canterbury Cathedral. ...

    Started by Ex-Chalky‎, 19-02-2014 4:17 PM
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    06-03-2014, 10:37 AM Go to last post
  8. Smile 63rd Naval Division 1918-1919

    Hi Is there any one out there that can help with these Intials please.Thomas Gwilliam DWR 836, AB,Anconkie , 63 rd RN division. What does DWR and Anconkie or AnconMe.These words are on the absent electoral rolls dated 1918-1919.Possible a miss spelling.Thanx

    Started by Dee1949‎, 24-02-2014 1:57 AM
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  9. Question French tender 'Ingenieur Minard' in Portsmout

    Dear all, I am looking for information and documents about the French tender 'Ingenieur Minard' taken up as Accomodation ship for Trawler Base, Portsmouth in August 1940. Ingenieur Minard, ex-Nomadic was the French tender which served RMS Titanic on 10th April 1912. As written, she was used...

    Started by Belgenland‎, 10-02-2014 4:24 PM
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  10. John Astill, Nottingham. Royal Naval Reserve

    I am researching Great Uncle John, 1897-1918 and there are 2 records on this site for him. The first seems to have been added to by A. Moulder. Please get in touch. Thank you.

    Started by Free Forester‎, 04-02-2014 5:01 PM
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  11. WW2 RN ship?

    Wonder if anyone out there knows the name/s of the ship which were on their way to Burma in WW2 and were sunk?

    Started by shazzchik‎, 11-02-2014 6:47 PM
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  12. HMS Drake and the Evans Family of Lianelli

    Hello all, I'm new to the board. In an effort to track down my grandfather I contacted a man who very kindly gave me a collection military related photos sold in a house clearance in Llanelli. The WW1 photos were of my grandfather's father and uncles who are all from the Evans family of...

    Started by EloiseMatt‎, 12-02-2014 3:12 AM
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  13. Post hms roman

    does anybody have any info on hms roman my father was a leading seaman 3/4/1942 to 12/6 1942 he then joined hms antioche 13/ 6 1942 to 6/7 1942 his official no jx 189981. before going to hms europa then on to hms excellent etc.

    Started by ronald neill‎, 21-01-2014 8:31 PM
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  14. British Navy Records

    I am wondering just how I can find the naval records of two brothers, Edward Albert Batson and William Henry Batson. From a letter datedDecember 1856 I know that,Edward had just left Portsmouth, heading for Plymouth prior to going to the West Indea Station and William was on the Duke Of...

    Started by evelynchrystal‎, 05-02-2014 4:46 AM
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    05-02-2014, 11:05 PM Go to last post
  15. Question Joseph Hamlett PLY/ 660/S from Newton Heath.

    I am searching for more information about a great uncle. Joseph Hamlett from Newton Heath Manchester. His number was PLY/660/S I think he was in the navy. he was born in 1901. My mum rarely shared much information about her family. I found his record via this site but it is vague as to why he...

    Started by smallham47‎, 03-02-2014 12:15 PM
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  16. RN WWI general

    Hi, Looking at records of my family who served in the RN Before/during and after WWI I am suprised to see how very short some of their 'tours' are. For example HMS Cleopatra 20 Dec 1901-24 Feb 1902, HMS Duke of Wellington 09 Nov 1902 - 12 Jan 1903 whereas others are much longer e.g HMS Prince...

    Started by paulphillips25‎, 25-02-2010 11:51 PM
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  17. Where was H.M.S. Vivid on Oct 13, 1913?

    A 2nd cousin was aged 19 and an Asst. Armourer when he died of an "unspecified disease" on board ship. There is no grave site specified, so I presume he was buried at sea. Can it be possible to locate where the ship was on that fateful day? Colin

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 25-09-2012 6:49 PM
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  18. Royal Navy WW1?

    Hello folks, I'm trying to establish whether or not my mother's uncle served in the RN during WW1. It's a bit of a struggle. We have a photo of Douglas James Blay EYNON in a nice white sailor suit with "HMS Pembroke" on the hat ribbon, on the back of which he sends greetings from Egypt. A...

    Started by Lenore‎, 20-08-2011 2:05 PM
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  19. HMS URANIA Destroyer 1943 to 1946

    Hello all Has anyone on this site had any relations in the Royal Navy serving on HMS URANIA or HMS ULSTER or any of the other destroyers in the fleet that went from Sydney to Japan for the D day? My fathers name was Read and he and a friend wrote a poem of their voyage from Sydney going through...

    Started by treacle51‎, 23-01-2014 2:12 PM
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    03-02-2014, 3:35 PM Go to last post
  20. Humbled

    Hello, I've just joined hoping to find out a bit more about my granddad - have just searched on his name Percy Edward Ferris and feel so humbled with what i've found. He joined the navy at a very young age (think dad said something terrible like 12) and worked his way up through the ranks to...

    Started by Marisa1978‎, 31-01-2014 2:06 PM
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