Catalogue descriptionAdmiralty: Service Records, Registers, Returns and Certificates

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Details of ADM 6
Reference: ADM 6
Title: Admiralty: Service Records, Registers, Returns and Certificates

The majority of this series consists of service records of sea, marine and naval officers.

It includes commission and warrant books, succession books, and registers of shore appointments, as well as some service registers. There are collections of passing certificates for lieutenants and warrant officers, returns to the 1822 survey of officers' ages, and leave books.

A large collection of volumes concerns applicants for admission to Greenwich Hospital. Another consists of the records of the Charity for the Relief of Sea Officers' Widows. Among the remaining records are nominations for naval cadetships and the parochial registers of some dockyard and barrack churches.

PLEASE NOTE: Electronic images of selected pieces of these records can be searched online through our partner website. Pieces 418 and 420-422 only have been digitised at this time (February 2013); further releases to follow.

Date: 1673-1960
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Other related material may be found in Division within ADM

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 477 volume(s)
Access conditions: Open
Publication note:

For a name index to ADM 6/86-118, see B Pappalardo, 'Royal Navy Lieutenants' passing certificates, 1691-1902' (List and Index Society, volumes 289-290, 2001), which is available in the reading rooms at The National Archives, Kew.

Unpublished finding aids:

Name indexes to ADM 6/3-18 (Commission and Warrant Books) , 61-72 and 182 are available in the reading rooms at The National Archives, Kew.

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