Royal Navy First World War Lives at Sea database
Search the Royal Navy First World War Lives at Sea database by name, service number and numerous other criteria. As of October 2016, the database contained 3,500 records and is continually being updated. By November 2018, the expected completion date, it will contain information relating to all the Royal Navy officers and ratings that served in the First World War. The database is being compiled largely from records held at The National Archives and there is no charge for access. It is a joint project between The National Archives, The National Maritime Museum and the Crew List Index Project with the help of a global team of volunteers.
Battle of Trafalgar database (1805)
Search the Trafalgar ancestors database by name for a warrant officer who served in Nelson’s fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar.
Service records (1802-1894)
Search on Ancestry (£) by name for certificates of service for warrant officers who served between 1802 and 1894 and applied for a pension in the Royal Navy (ADM 29). The date range is specific to the application for a pension rather than the date of service of the rating involved.
If you don’t find an entry try searching the service records below – ADM 196.
Service records (1830-1931)
Search Royal Naval officers’ service records on our website (ADM 196) by name for records of most of the warrant officers who entered the Royal Navy between 1830 and 1931.
Medal rolls (1793-1972)
Search by name for information about the award of campaign, long service and good conduct medals in the Royal Navy medal rolls (ADM 171) using Ancestry.co.uk (£). These rolls do not usually contain biographical information.