Websites on the Royal Navy in general

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Websites on the Royal Navy in general

Postby DavidB » 19 Jul 2008 19:53

There seems to be something of an army bias on this forum (not that there's anything wrong with that :roll: ) and in fact that seems to mirror the internet in general. There are plenty of good sites about the British Army of the time and their campaigns but precious few that I know about about the Navy.

Then purely about the RN, there's plenty of info out there about Nelson's Navy and indeed the 20th century Royal Navy but a huge void in between. :cry:

Does anyone have any recommendations in this area? Whether it's about Naval uniforms, badges, medals, swords, ships, campaigns, technology, etc.

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Re: Any good Victorian Royal Navy websites?

Postby DavidB » 19 Jul 2008 20:03

And while I think of it, the same request goes for the Royal Marines of Victoria's time.

Any recommendations?
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Re: Any good Victorian Royal Navy websites?

Postby Mark » 19 Jul 2008 20:09

Hi David

Have you tried these?

- http://www.royal-navy.org/

- http://www.naval-history.net/

They are general histories but might have something of interest.

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Re: Any good Victorian Royal Navy websites?

Postby DavidB » 19 Jul 2008 20:20

The first you mention is a decent general reference, Mark.
The second, although is looks packed full of information, is purely about the 20th century Navy it seems. :cry:

I'll try to list any others I come across.
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Re: Any good Victorian Royal Navy websites?

Postby Mark » 19 Jul 2008 20:26

Since posting the above I've been looking for some more sites but there doesn't seem to be much for the Victorian period. Seems odd when you consider the huge amount of interest in the Royal Navy and its history.

If I come across anything I will let you know.

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Re: Any good Victorian Royal Navy websites?

Postby yorkshire » 15 Aug 2008 22:39

Hi,
This a good website on the Victorian Navy click on the "search this site" and put in the name of the ship you are looking for.
http://home.wxs.nl/~pdavis/index.htm
A good book although a little early is "Trafalgar" by Nicholas Best it gives a good background to the battle and also sets the mood of Britian at a time when we were prepering to be invaded.
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Re: Any good Victorian Royal Navy websites?

Postby Berkshire Dragon » 18 Oct 2008 21:57

I have put a couple of websites on the Useful Links page which maybe useful for anyone with a Victorian Navy interest.


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Re: Any good Victorian Royal Navy websites?

Postby kaiser » 19 Oct 2008 12:49

Thanks Mark, i knew about the site dont know why it didnt come to mind :oops: always great pics on it

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