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Royal Navy and Merchant Navy Ships have played a huge part in defining British history. Many websites have details on both the ships and their officers and crew, often including many photographs of the vessels.

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Classification:Ships
Title:1820 Settler Correspondence - Cape of Good Hope
Link:http://www.eggsa.org/1820-settlers/index.php/
Description:Letters from the Settlers of the Cape of Good Hope
Extra Info:This correspondence concerns the immigration scheme for the Cape of Good Hope following the Napoleonic Wars. HMS Weymouth was used to transport the settlers. A log of the journey is also transcribed.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Pictures / Photographs, Ships
Title:All at Sea Website
Link:http://www.allatsea.co.za/
Description:All at Sea Website - Includes War Memorials
Extra Info:Mainly related to the Boer wars. Also includes some photographs of HMS Belfast.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War, Pictures / Photographs, Aircraft, Ships, Other Transport, Hospitals / Nursing, Academy / Training / Cadets, Information, Other
Title:British Pathe Film Archive
Link:http://www.britishpathe.com/
Description:British Pathe Film Archive 1896-1970
Extra Info:All sorts of social and military history on film.
Classification:Army, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Ships, Muster / Militia Rolls, Medals / Awards, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Other
Title:Families in British India Society
Link:http://www.fibis.org/
Description:Families in British India Society
Extra Info:FIbiWiki Includes East India Company's armies and their arrival from Britain, including the ships they travelled on, medal rolls, muster lists.medal rolls for the Indian Mutiny and more.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, Navy, Army, Marines, World War II, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Ships
Title:Malta Family History
Link:http://website.lineone.net/~stephaniebidmead/
Description:Malta Family History
Extra Info:British men and women in Malta, including details of the military cemeteries and the army chapel school. Also has an index of men of the British Fleet in Malta in 1881.
Classification:Army, Ships
Title:Mariners and Ships in Australian Waters
Link:http://marinersandships.com.au/
Description:Mariners and Ships in Australian Waters
Extra Info:Includes some members of the UK armed forces travelling on passenger ships, type HMS to search and it brings up the ship they were assigned to.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, RAF / RFC / RNAS, World War I, World War II, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Ships, Information
Title:Maritime Quest
Link:http://www.maritimequest.com/
Description:Maritime Quest
Extra Info:A quest for the photographic history of the world's ships. Also includes many war memorials including the British cemetery in Buenos Aries.
Classification:Navy, Marines, World War I, World War II, Service Records, Ships, Medals / Awards, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:National Archives - Online Navy Records and Indexes
Link:http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-...
Description:National Archives - Online Navy Records and Indexes
Extra Info:Includes navy and marine service records, medals awarded and much more.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, World War I, World War II, Aircraft, Ships, Newspapers
Title:Newspapers Online via Google
Link:http://news.google.com/newspapers
Description:Newspapers Online via Google
Extra Info:Many newspapers are being put online. Currently there are only a handful from the UK and Ireland, but this is growing. Many newspapers from USA and Canada that mention British ships and British events.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Napoleonic Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War, Ships, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Information, Other
Title:Open Library
Link:http://openlibrary.org/
Description:Open Library - Scanned Books Online
Extra Info:Use the search facility and select e books only. Can also search within book text easily. Includes many books about all aspects of British Military History. Includes lots of accounts of voyagers of exploration by naval ships.
Classification:Navy, Army, World War I, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Pictures / Photographs, Ships, Newspapers
Title:Papers Past
Link:http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspas...
Description:Papers Past 1839-1932
Extra Info:Extracts from New Zealand newspapers.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War, Pictures / Photographs, Aircraft, Ships, Other Transport, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:Science and Society Picture Library
Link:http://www.scienceandsociety.co.uk/
Description:Science and Society Picture Library
Extra Info:Over 50,000 images including many images of war, poster campaigns, letters from the wars and more.
Classification:Army, Ships
Title:South African Genealogy
Link:http://www.sagenealogy.co.za/
Description:South African Genealogy
Extra Info:Includes details of the sinking of the convict ship Waterloo at Table Bay in 1842 and lists the members of the 99th Regiment of Foot who were aboard.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Ships, Other Transport
Title:The Roll of Honour
Link:http://www.roll-of-honour.com/
Description:The Roll of Honour - Lest We Forget
Extra Info:As well as the main rolls of honour the site includes an overview of the Somme, information about tanks and submarines in WWI and much more.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Napoleonic Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Pictures / Photographs, Ships, Newspapers
Title:TROVE - Historic Australian Newspapers, Photographs and More
Link:http://trove.nla.gov.au/
Description:TROVE - Historic Australian Newspapers, Photographs and More
Extra Info:Fully searchable, many articles and notes about naval ships.
Classification:Prisoners of War, Ships, Other
Title:War of 1812 - Privateers and Letters of Marque
Link:http://www.1812privateers.org
Description:War of 1812 - Privateers and Letters of Marque
Extra Info:Also has British prisoners held by the United States due to the war of 1812.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Napoleonic Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War, Discharge / Pension Records, Officers' Records, Service Records, Pictures / Photographs, Aircraft, Ships, Other Transport, Hospitals / Nursing, Academy / Training / Cadets, Muster / Militia Rolls, Medals / Awards, Uniforms / Badges, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Newspapers, Maps, Information, Other
Title:Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia
Link:http://en.wikipedia.org/
Description:Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia
Extra Info:Comprehensive general reference for most military topics. Use its search box to find your areas of interest.

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