Admiralty: Captains' Logs

Reference:
ADM 51
Title:
Admiralty: Captains' Logs
Description:

These logs were maintained by the captain of each ship in commission, and kept in manuscript form on a continuous daily basis. They cover details of the employment and position of the ship and ship's company, details of weather encountered, and provide a full picture of the daily routine of a naval vessel under sail. Some occasionally provide a list of the crew.

Also includes a small number of lieutenants' logs.

PLEASE NOTE: digitised logbooks are available on the British Atmospheric Data Centre's website.

Date:
1669-1853
Arrangement:

The series is arranged alphabetically, and in chronological order under each ship.

Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Language:
English
Physical description:
4563 volume(s)
Access conditions:
Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated

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