2537FW: [FHANQ] UK NAVY LIST RESEARCH - WEBSITE UPDATE
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Behalf Of Margaret Picard
Sent: Tuesday, 2 July 2013 6:51 PM
Subject: [FHANQ] UK NAVY LIST RESEARCH - WEBSITE UPDATE
Update of UK Navy List Research Website Database (1968) The database now
covers the forty-four years 1968 to 2011 inclusive.
Publication of the 2012 Navy List may be expected in November 2013, and
information from it will be included online as soon as possible thereafter.
UK Navy Lists Which Can be Viewed Online - 1815 to 1945 There are now 140
digitally copied Navy Lists for various years between 1815
and 1945 available online for perusal. This represents something in the
order of 100,000 pages of Navy List officer records. They are made
available by the sources acknowledged in the website and therefore have
various search methods, but each does have a self explanatory search
facility. There is also guidance on the structure of Navy Lists in the
website under the 'Search' tab.
Information from Navy Lists not covered by the above is available - free of
charge for subscribers - by e-mail request to mike@...
The research can provide a summary of an officer's career and will normally
include full names, branch and specialisation, decorations and post
nominals, language qualifications, rank and seniority for each rank held,
where the officer was serving each year, the date of joining where it has
been published, and if required the name of the Commanding Officer of each
ship or establishment at that time. Some user comments on this service are
shown under the 'About' tab in the website.
Publication of the biennial Navy List of Retired and Emergency List Officers
(known as the Retired List) was discontinued in 2007. Until then it listed
most known retired officer deaths since the previous biennial edition, and
although it did not list short service officers with no Emergency Liability,
it was the primary and a substantial and reliable source of information on
It has been necessary since 2007 to obtain information of deaths from
diverse but reliable sources, and the ongoing assistance of
Lieutenant-Commander Laurence of Mar in recording officer deaths announced
in the National press is acknowledged with many thanks. Reliably sourced
unambiguous information on officer deaths not recorded in the website would
therefore be much appreciated.
Deaths which occurred in 2013 may be accessed in the website by selecting
'2013' under the 'Search for officers who died in a given year' tab.
Use of the Website
Subscribers may access the website from any computer with internet access
worldwide, but it is necessary to quote the recorded 'home' e-mail address
and password. Lost passwords may be recovered by clicking on 'I forgot
my password' on the log in page, but it will be sent only to the recorded
subscriber's e-mail address.
Please have no hesitation in contacting me if you experience any difficulty
with the website: this may particularly have occurred if there has been a
change in e-mail address, but is easily rectified if notified.
Searches for officers are best made inputting the minimum information, such
as just the surname, or just part of the surname (which will produce a list
of all officers of that surname/part from which to select), because any
further information used in a search which does not precisely match the
database data - i.e. searching using a full forename, when the database
has only an initial - may inhibit success. It is also advisable
between one search and the next to click on 'search' to clear all trace of
the previous search. More detailed guidance on searching can be seen under
the 'Examples' tab in the website.
Lt-Cdr Mike Coombes OBE BSc(Open) RN (Retd) Mike@...