The War of 1812:
Gunboats of the War of 1812
The Shannon and the Chesapeake – 1 June 1813, War of 1812
Treaty of Ghent – the end of the War of 1812
Ships and events:
Treaty of Friendship, Limits, and Navigation – Spain / US 1795
Serapis and Bonhomme Richard – some details of these ships, (Sept. 23, 1779), towards the end of the American Revolution.
The Topaz and HMS Diana 1807 – the High Court condemnation, 1811 (pdf file)
HMS St. Lawrence – some notes, illustrations, armament, etc.
Rush-Bagot Agreement – April 28, 1818
Princess Royal – blockade runner, 1863
Habakkuk – an extraordinary WWII "invention" with anecdotes by W.S Churchill
Convoy TM-1 – December 1942 - January 1943
Hudson River Ghost Fleet – post Second World War
Ship type nomenclature: Jane's, NATO and other naval ship "types".
Specific nomenclature: for the Royal Canadian Navy.
Cruiser Characteristics, Roles and Missions – Historical Review, 2005 (US)
Joseph Kennedy, ship name index from When Singapore fell : evacuations and escapes, 1941-42.
Part I – Historical review.
Part II – A discussion of the principal features of the design of submarine boats.
Part III – Images: photos and schematics.
The catapult in HMS Ark Royal, 1956 - first slotted cylider type, LCdr K. B. Denison.
Aircraft carrier development, 1965 - catapults and arresters, Vice-Admiral Sir Raymond Hawkins.
Officers, men and women:
Admirals Hood [Bligh and the Bounty, Nelson and HMS Victory]
Cdr David H. Botly, RCNVR, RCN(R), who served at the Dieppe raid, D-Day, etc...
The Canadian Raid on Dieppe, 1942, LCdr Roy S. Portchmouth recalls his involvement as a young Ordinary Seaman
RCN Centennial, interviews - NMA summer students interview veterans; The County Magazine, Fall 2010, with permission.
George Devonshire - served Merchant Navy then HMCS Waskesiu, Russian convoys, Word War II
Mainguy Report - background, further reading, on incidents in the RCN in 1949
Matthew Henry Scott - from Lieutenant to Admiral
The prospects of naval history - W.A.B. Douglas, in the early 1990s
Lieutenant - how to pronounce
Black sailors in the Royal Navy - John Rankin's research paper
Royal Naval Asylum - move from Paddington to Greenwich; from the Naval Chronicle, XVIII
Victoria Crosses including Royal Navies, Airforces and Armies.
WRENS and WRCNS - the ladies in our service.
Battle of Trafalgar - propaganda - a rather optimistic account of Lord Nelson's "defeat" at Trafalgar, by the Napoleonic press.
England expects that every man will do his duty - Admiral Nelson's most famous signal.
HMS Victory - quill pens for the Great Cabin (1966).
Nautical time and civil date - navigation background
Time: GMT, Universal, Civil and Atomic - navigation background
Publications, journals, magazines:
Warship - The British serial, quarterly and annual, from January 1977 until ....
Marines - yachting, guerre, commerce :Marines: Yachting - Guerre - Commerce - some notes on this publication
No. 1 : Les cuirassés de l'ingénieur Huin - Le Hoche de 1886
No. 2 : Les cuirassés - Le Hoche de 1886 (suite)
No. 3 : Les cuirassés - Le Hoche de 1886 (suite du numéro 2)
No. 4 : Les cuirassés - Le cuirassé Marceau
No. 5 : Les cuirassés - Le cuirassé Marceau (suite)
No. 6 : Les cuirassés - Le cuirassé Marceau (suite des nos. 4 et 5)
No. 7 : Les cuirassés - Le cuirassé Marceau ; Le cuirassé Neptune
No. 8 : Les cuirassés - Le cuirassé Neptune (suite du no. 7)
No. 9 : Les cuirassés - Le cuirassé Neptune (suite des no. 7 et 8)
No. 10 : Les cuirassés - Le cuirassé Neptune (suite des no. 7, 8 et 9)
The Defence of Canada In the Light of Canadian History - by Christpher West (1914); Canadian thinking on militarism.
Copper sheathing - some notes on its origins, many from the Royal Navy
Diego Garcia - Chagos - sketch map and notes concerning this naval base
Evolution of Signal Flags - contains further pages on various signal codes: single letter, Marryat and international, as well as illustrations.
"Navy Cut" cigarettes and HERO - advertizing memories for many generations of sailormen.