Catalogue description Admiralty: Royal Navy Continuous Service Engagement Books
|Title:||Admiralty: Royal Navy Continuous Service Engagement Books|
These continuous service engagement books give the date and place of birth, physical characteristics on entry, and a summary of the service of each rating.
Digital copies of Royal Navy ratings’ service records 1853-1928 can be searched and downloaded. The indexes to ADM 139 are also available to download as digital microfilm.
|Note:||Referencing: In 2012, as part of transferring digitised records to The National Archives' new Discovery catalogue, the items throughout this series were temporarily numbered, starting at 1 within each piece. In March 2013 these were corrected to have their item references constructed of the piece number followed by a slash and the numerical part of the service number; for example ADM 139/10/1 is now ADM 139/10/901.|
Arrangement is in order of continuous service numbers, but there are alphabetical indexes of surnames which give the individual's CS number.
See also the Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services in: ADM 188
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
|Physical description:||1027 volume(s)|
|Access conditions:||Available in digital format unless otherwise stated|
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