Admiralty: Office of the Controller of the Navy and successors: Ships' Books (Series II)

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Admiralty: Office of the Controller of the Navy and successors: Ships' Books (Series II)

These volumes consist of reports and other papers giving the history of the maintenance of a ship (hull, machinery and armament) from construction to disposal; in some cases details of complements are also given. This series of ships' books took the form of a loose-leaf album, and contains a selection of ships, mainly those of particular historical fame or of naval significance.


The ships' books in this series are arranged, as far as possible, in chronological order of date of launching.

Separated Material:
Many more books of this series have been deposited at the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich, a partial list of which is held by the Navy Listing Section, CS(RM) 1, Ministry of Defence.
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Board of Admiralty, Controller of the Navy, 1860-1912
Board of Admiralty, Surveyor of the Navy, 1832-1860
Physical description:
50 volume(s)

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