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Subject Index



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

Coastal forces in WW2 

General naval history

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

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

Maritime history


General reference resources

Flag makers 
Genealogical sources 
Naval regulations 
Non naval library sources