Admiralty: Captains' Logs
|Title:||Admiralty: Captains' Logs|
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.
The series is arranged alphabetically, and in chronological order under each ship.
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
|Physical description:||4563 volume(s)|
|Access conditions:||Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated|