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While there are many secondary sources of true merit, the best opportunities to create uniquely informative content reside in the form of works often only found in special libraries and archives.

Where[1] Reference Title Description Date Pct.[2] Who[3] # pp.
TNA ADM 189/73 Annual Report of the Torpedo School, Mining Appendix, 1916. Need this for early ASW stuff, certainly 1916 0
TNA ADM 189/74 Annual Report of the Torpedo School, Mining Appendix, 1917-18. 1917-18 5 TL
TNA ADM 189/75 Annual Report of the Torpedo School, Mining Appendix, 1919-20. 1919-20 0
TNA ADM 186/182 Quarterly appropriation list of gun mountings for breech-loading quick-firing and machine guns want! 1912-13 0
TNA ADM 1/7377 Tactics of New Armoured Cruisers as Affecting their Design. Docket 1898 100 SH
TNA ADM 1/7461B Study of Naval Tactics. Courtesy of Stephen McLaughlin. 1900 100 SH
TNA ADM 1/7895 Disturbances at R.N. Barracks, Portsmouth on 4th & 5th November, 1906. Minutes of Court Martial on E. A. Moody, Stoker.
Case of Lieutenant Bernard St. George Collard of HMS Excellent.
1906 50+ SH
TNA ADM 186/339 "Summary of Progress in Naval Gunnery, 1914-1936" 1936 0
TNA ADM 1/8047 "Proposals by Director of Naval Intelligence for carrying out the duties of a General Staff and Re-organisation of the Naval Intelligence Department." Docket. 15 May, 1909 100 SH
TNA ADM 1/8051 Fleet Tactics, Invention of 15 Foot Range Finder Various Dockets. 1909 50 SH
TNA ADM 1/8064 Instruction in field exercise, etc., etc., on board to be carried out by Marine Officer instead of Gunnery Lieutenant.
New Design 13.5 B.L. Gun. Tender for supply of one to V.S.M. design.
1909 100 SH
TNA ADM 1/8065 Future Developments of Naval Shore Wireless Stations, etc.
Revision of Store Duties Instructions, Fleet Coaling Service.
Revised Instructions for the Expenditure of Heavy and Light Gun Ammunition.
1909 100 SH
TNA ADM 1/8145 Director Firing Gear Transfer from "Dreadnought" to "Bellerophon".
Report of Trials in "Bellerophon."
1909 100 SH
TNA ADM 1/8268 Combined Cruise of Second Division Home Fleet and Atlantic Fleet, January 1912. Courtesy of Stephen McLaughlin. 1912 50 SH
TNA ADM 1/8271 Destroyer Flotillas. Docket. 1912 100 SH
TNA ADM 1/8272 Naval War Staff Dockets. 1911-1918 100 SH
TNA ADM 1/8328 Gunnery in the Royal Navy: Conference at the Admiralty. 1911-1912 0 SH
TNA ADM 1/8346 Firings to be Carried Out at "Empress of India". 1913 100 SH
TNA ADM 1/8383/179 Battle and Cruiser Squadrons - Programme. 1914 100 SH
TNA ADM 1/8384/191 Proposed Qualifications for Promotion to Admiral of the Fleet 1914 100 SH
TNA ADM 1/8388/227 Report on the Principal Cruiser Work Carried Out by the Home Fleets During 1913 1913-1914 100 SH
TNA ADM 1/8396/356 Court of Enquiry on Aboukir, Cressy, and Hogue. 1914 100 SH
TNA ADM 1/8463/176 Cause of Explosion in British Warships, When Hit by Enemy Shell. 1916 100 SH
TNA ADM 1/8478/3 Institution of Director of Torpedoes and Mining. 1917 0 SH
TNA ADM 1/8479/22 Papers relating to punishments during war-time. Flogging!! 1917 100 SH
TNA ADM 1/8484/61 Controllers Department. Provisional Reorganisation 1917. 1917 0 SH
TNA ADM 1/8487/94 Torpedo and Mining Service Organisation. 1917 0 SH
TNA ADM 1/8488/103 Appointment of Escort Flag Officers. Provision of Escort ships and Breech loading guns for special Merchant vessels. 1917 0 SH
TNA ADM 1/8488/104 Shipbuilding for the Admiralty and War Office. Organisation of Controllers Department. 1917 0 SH
TNA ADM 1/8489/118 Planning Section of Naval Staff. Proposals by First Lord and First Sea Lord June 1917. 1917 0 SH
TNA ADM 1/8501/232 Admiralty Orders. Order-in-Council of 23 October, 1917. 1917 0 SH
TNA ADM 1/8512/29 Collision of H.M. Subs. K1 and K4. Court of Enquiry and Court Martial on survivors of K1 and officers and men of K4. 1918 0 SH
TNA ADM 1/8517/69 Admiralty. Table of Distribution of Business. March 1918. 1918 0 SH
TNA ADM 1/8520/101 Minesweeping Division Organisation. Duties of staff. 1918 0 SH
TNA ADM 1/8547/340 Warship construction during 1914-1918 war. Records compiled by DNC Dept. 1918 0 SH
TNA ADM 1/8554/84 Admiralty Controller. Scope and General Authority. 1918 0 SH
TNA ADM 1/8559/150 Third Sea Lord and Controller duties. Instructions for Departments under Controller's Superintendence 1919. 1918 0 SH
TNA ADM 1/9209 Battle Cruisers: Design. 1916 100 SH
TNA ADM 1/9210 "Hood" Class: Armour and Deck protection. 1917 100 SH
TNA ADM 6/461 Squadrons and Senior Naval Officers in Existence on 11th November, 1918, and Which Have Now Ceased to Exist. 100 SH
TNA ADM 6/469 H.M.S.Britannia at Dartmouth; final examination mark book for naval cadets 1877-1883 SH
TNA ADM 7/936 Director of Naval Education: annual reports 1904-1913 100 SH
TNA ADM 7/941 New training scheme for officers and men 1902-1903 0 SH
TNA ADM 7/943 Naval Anti-Aircraft Gunnery Committee: minutes of proceedings (Nos 1-336) 1919-1921 0 SH
TNA ADM 7/949 Organisation and Development 1864-1890 0 SH
TNA ADM 13/216 Passing Certificates for Lieutenants 1877-1878 ? SH
TNA ADM 13/217 Passing Certificates for Lieutenants 1879-1881 ? SH
TNA ADM 13/218 Passing Certificates for Lieutenants 1882 ? SH
TNA ADM 13/219 Passing Certificates for Lieutenants 1883 ? SH
TNA ADM 116/862 Report of the Committee on the Training of Naval Cadets to be entered from Public Schools and Elsewhere.
Report of the Departmental Committee Appointed to Consider Various Questions Concerning the Engineer Officers of the Navy and the Officers of the Royal Marines.
Osborne and Dartmouth Committee.
Report of Committee of Scheme for Civilian Staff of Masters at Osborne and Dartmouth Royal Naval Colleges.
Reports of the Committee Appointed to Enquire into the Education and Training of Cadets, Midshipmen and Junior Officers of His Majesty's Fleet.
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TNA ADM 116/900B War Orders, 1899-1907. 0 SH
TNA ADM 116/942 Naval Policy, Strategy, Tactics, Etc. Distribution of the Fleets, Formation of the Home Fleet, Beresford. 1903-1904, 1907-1908 ? SH
TNA ADM 116/1484 Defensively Armed Merchant Ships Related to cordite handling at Jutland. 10 SH
TNA ADM 116/1487 Jutland Gunnery Records? 0 SH
TNA ADM 116/1538 H.M.S. Natal - loss by internal explosion. 0 SH
TNA ADM 116/1803 Re-organisation of Naval Staff Divisions. D.N.O., D.N.A. & T. 1917-1921 100 SH
TNA ADM 116/1806 Geddes Papers ? SH
TNA ADM 116/1807 Geddes Papers ? SH
TNA ADM 116/2348 Protection of Magazines. Venting. 1920-1927 100 SH
TNA ADM 116/3454 Papers of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher. 1914-1917 0 SH
TNA ADM 116/3381 First Lord of the Admiralty. Papers relating to 1913 Naval Manœuvres. 100 SH
TNA ADM 116/6311 Provision of three outfits of ammunition for the Fleet. 1915 100 SH
TNA ADM 137/47 Loss of Aboukir, Cressy, and Hogue. 1914 50 SH
TNA ADM 137/141 Lake Tanganikya Mimi and Toutou. 1915 0 SH
TNA ADM 137/142 Loss of Formidable 1915 0 SH
TNA ADM 137/260 Home Fleets General Orders, July 1914. 1914 100 SH
TNA ADM 137/266 Grand Fleet Signal Orders. 0 SH
TNA ADM 137/268 Lake Tanganyika, including photos. 1916 0 SH
TNA ADM 137/269 Ditto 1916 0 SH
TNA ADM 137/270 Ditto 1917 0 SH
TNA ADM 137/293 Grand Fleet Gunnery and Torpedo Orders. 1915-1918 0 SH
TNA ADM 137/304 Falklands. Who knows? 50 SH
TNA ADM 137/385 Baralong 1916 80 SH
TNA ADM 137/818 War Plans and War Orders, Home Fleets and Detached Squadrons. 1913-1914 100 SH
TNA ADM 137/995 Minutes of Loch Ewe Conference, 1914. 1914 ? SH
TNA ADM 137/1062 Southwest Approaches. Related to the Lusitania sinking. 1915 0 SH
TNA ADM 137/1165 Grand Fleet. Jan.-June, 1916. Much of interest according to Black. 0 SH
TNA ADM 137/1322 Convoy. 0 SH
TNA ADM 137/1645 Conferences concerning Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet 1916 50 SH
TNA ADM 137/1939 Paper No. H.S.A. 141 Conferences between the Commander-in-Chief and members of the Admiralty Staff; Invasion Conference. 1914-1919 50 SH
TNA ADM 137/1946 Secret packs of the Commander in Chief Grand Fleet Need ff. 128-552. 50 SH
TNA ADM 137/2018 Grand Fleet Orders and Memoranda 1914 0 SH
TNA ADM 137/2019 Grand Fleet Orders and Memoranda Jan-Jun, 1915 0 SH
TNA ADM 137/2020 Grand Fleet Orders and Memoranda I have ff. 1, 48-69, 87-90, 120-126, 203-204, 208-210, 218-224, 233 (illegible), 279-282, 302-309, 316, 327, 329-330, 337-338, 366-371, 375-377, 384-385, 400-407, 421, 431-434, 442-444, 467-469, 477, 486-487, 489-497, 499-500, 502, 505-506, 556-562, 574-579. Jul-Dec, 1915 50 SH
TNA ADM 137/2021 Grand Fleet Orders and Memoranda Jan.-June, 1916 0 SH
TNA ADM 137/2027 Committees Formed to Consider Experience at Jutland. Part I. Copied up to f. 285. 50 SH
TNA ADM 137/2134 Committee on Construction of Battle Cruisers. Related to cordite handling. 50 SH
TNA ADM 137/2135 Battlecruiser Force Signal Orders 1918 0 TL
TNA ADM 137/2771 Convoy. 0 SH
TNA ADM 137/3680 Loss of H.M.S. Vanguard. 100 SH
TNA ADM 137/3681 Loss of H.M.S. Vanguard. 0 SH
TNA ADM 137/4052 Grand Fleet Orders. Copied to p. 236. 50 SH
TNA ADM 137/4067 Actions and Operations. Intercepted German signals during the war. 100 SH
TNA ADM 137/4156 Signalbuch der Kaiserlichen Marine. 0 SH
TNA ADM 137/4374 Verkehrsbuch code book? 0 SH
TNA ADM 137/4375 Verkehrsbuch code book? 0 SH
TNA ADM 137/4822 Extract of Gunnery Practices in Grand Fleet, 1914—1918. 0 SH
TNA ADM 144/17 Home and Channel Fleets. 50 SH
TNA ADM 156/71 Insubordination in Atlantic Fleet at Invergordon. Reports on various officers. 0 SH
TNA ADM 156/86 Collisions involving HM Ships INFLEXIBLE and FEARLESS, HM Submarines K14, K22, K17, K4 and K6. Cdr. E W Leir D.S.O., R.N. HMS ITHURIEL commanding 13th submarine Flotilla: loss of HM Submarine K17. Battle of May Island. 1918 0 SH
TNA ADM 156/162 Loss of H.M.S. Natal - Proceedings of Court Martial. 0 SH
TNA ADM 167/51 Minutes of the Board of Admiralty. Jan - Jun, 1917 100 SH
TNA ADM 178/33 Request by Vice-Admiral Sir Lewis Bayly for Court Martial. 1915 0 SH
TNA ADM 178/45 Retired RADM Murray F. Sueter: History of Naval Career and Grievances. 0 SH
TNA ADM 178/123 Loss of H.M.S. Natal - Court Martial 0 SH
TNA ADM 178/129 Invergordon Reports. The stitching up of Admiral Dreyer. 20 SH
TNA ADM 182/4 Admiralty Weekly Orders 1913 100 SH
TNA ADM 182/5 Admiralty Weekly Orders 1914 100 SH
TNA ADM 186/164 List of H.M. Ships Showing their Armament, April, 1915. 100 TL
TNA ADM 186/166 Projectile Committee: Final Report of the President. 1917 100 SH
TNA ADM 186/167 Shell Committee: Interim Report. 1917 100 SH
TNA ADM 186/168 Shell Committee: Second Interim Report. 1918 100 SH
TNA ADM 186/169 Shell Committee: Reports, 1917 and 1918. 1918 100 SH
TNA ADM 186/171 Manual of Gunnery (Volume I) for H.M. Fleet, 1922 C.B. 1619. 1922 0 SH
TNA ADM 186/190 Hydraulic Manual. 13.5-inch B.L. Mountings Mark II. 100 SH
TNA ADM 186/192 Addenda to the Hydraulic Manual. 13.5-inch B.L. Mountings Mark II** 1914 100 SH
TNA ADM 186/227 The Director Firing Handbook. C.B. 1259. 1917 100 SH
TNA ADM 186/229 Vengeance Flash Trials, 1917 and 1918. C.B. 1451. 1918 100 SH
TNA ADM 186/234 Director Firing Handbook, Director Firing for Flotilla Leaders and Destroyers. 1917 100 TL 119
TNA ADM 186/241 Reports of the Grand Fleet Dreyer Table Committee, 1918-1919 C.B. 1533. 1919 100 SH+TL 19
TNA ADM 186/257 Progress in Naval Gunnery Copied pp. 126-140 relating to Baden tests. 1921 50 SH
TNA ADM 186/586 C.B. 1384. Analysis of Torpedo Firing at the Battle of Jutland. 1918 100 SH
TNA ADM 186/589 The German Cruiser Squadron in the Pacific, 1914. 1919 0 SH
TNA ADM 186/590 Operations leading up to the Battle of Coronel, Nov 1914. 1919 0 SH
TNA ADM 186/591 Operation leading up to the Battle of the Falkland Islands Nov 1914. 1919 0 SH
TNA ADM 186/592 Naval operations in The Cameroons 1914. 1919 0 SH
TNA ADM 186/593 Operations in the Mediterranean 4 - 10 Aug 1914. 1919 0 SH
TNA ADM 186/594 The conquest of the Baltic Islands: Translation of Vice-Admiral Schmidt's despatch. 1919 0 SH
TNA ADM 186/603 The Economic Blockade 1914-1919. 1920 0 SH
TNA ADM 186/604 History of British minesweeping in the war. 1920 0 SH
TNA ADM 186/605 Naval Staff Monographs: CORONEL, German cruiser squadron in the Pacific, Falklands and GOEBEN and BRESLAU. 1920 100 SH
TNA ADM 186/606 Organisation of the Archangel River Flotilla 1919. 1920 0 SH
TNA ADM 186/607 Naval Staff Monographs: East Africa to July 1915 and Cameroons 1914. 1921 0 SH
TNA ADM 186/609 The Tenth Cruiser Squadron during the command of Admiral de Chair, 1914-1916 1921 0 SH
TNA ADM 186/610 Naval Staff Monographs: the action of Dogger Bank, 24 Jan 1915. 1921 100 SH
TNA ADM 186/611 History of the White Sea Station 1914-1919. 1921 0 SH
TNA ADM 186/626 Battle of Jutland: Official German Account. Hopefully the translation of Der Krieg zur See by Bagot. 1926 100 SH
TNA ADM 186/631 Remarks on Handling Ships and Fleet Navigational Subjects. 100 SH
TNA ADM 186/659 Flotilla Signal Book. 1908 0 SH
TNA ADM 203/8 In-Letters, Royal Naval College Copied Letter N-13629, relating to Full Pay for Commanders and Captain studying. 1900 50 SH
TNA ADM 203/64 History of the War College. 100 SH
TNA ADM 203/69 Royal Naval War College. 100 SH
TNA ADM 203/99 War College Roster. 100 SH
TNA ADM 203/100 Royal Naval War College and Naval Staff College, Greenwich. 100 SH
TNA ADM 212/48 Hopefully the Fort Cumberland RF trials reports 0 SH
TNA ADM 231/11 N.I.D. Report No. 137. Naval Manœuvres of 1887. 1887 0 SH
TNA ADM 231/14 N.I.D. Report No. 179. Naval Manœuvres of 1888. 1888 0 SH
TNA ADM 231/16 N.I.D. Report No. 215. Naval Manœuvres of 1889. 1889 0 SH
TNA ADM 231/18 N.I.D. Report No. 252. Naval Manœuvres of 1890. 1890 50 SH
TNA ADM 231/17 N.I.D. Report No. 228. Naval Manœuvres of 1891. 1891 0 SH
TNA ADM 231/22 N.I.D. Report No. 231. Naval Manœuvres of 1892. 1892 0 SH
TNA ADM 231/23 N.I.D. Report No. 372. Naval Manœuvres of 1893. 1893 0 SH
TNA ADM 231/27 N.I.D. Report No. 474. Naval Manœuvres of 1896. 1896 0 SH
TNA ADM 231/32 N.I.D. Report No. 596. Naval Manœuvres of 1900. 1900 0 SH
TNA ADM 231/35 N.I.D. Report No. 641. Naval Manœuvres of 1901. 1901 0 SH
TNA ADM 231/37 N.I.D. Report No. 690. Naval Manœuvres of 1902. 1902 0 SH
TNA ADM 231/47 N.I.D. Report No. 817. Naval Manœuvres of 1906. 1906 0 SH
TNA ADM 234/434 The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. Staff History of the Staff. 1929 100 SH
TNA ADM 275/19 Technical History and Index: serial history of technical problems dealt with by Admiralty departments. 90 SH
TNA AIR 1/279/15/226/127 Air Services - organisation and duties of the Admiralty, Jun 1917 - Feb, 1918. 0 SH
TNA CAB 38/19/49 Minutes of the 114th Meeting of the C.I.D. The fall of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Arthur K. Wilson. 100 SH
TNA SUPP 6/175 Minutes of the Ordnance Board. Jellicoe request on shell, either dated 28 Oct., 1910, or Minute No. 3284. Jan-Jun, 1910 0 SH
TNA SUPP 6/176 Minutes of the Ordnance Board. Ditto. July-Dec, 1910 0 SH
NMM DFF/15 Duff Diary Diary of Rear-Admiral Alexander L. Duff, Rear-Admiral in the Fourth Battle Squadron, Grand Fleet. 1914-1916 100 SH
NMM HTN/106 Hamilton Diary Diary of Admiral Sir Frederick T. Hamilton, Second Sea Lord. 1915-1916 100 SH
NMM OLV/12 "Recollections." Typescript memoirs in two volumes of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry F. Oliver. 1946 100 SH
NMM BTY/6/14/1 "Reminiscences of "Q" Turret by Private H. Willows, R.M.L.I." Lion at Jutland. 100 SH
NMM COW/17/4 The Wheel of Fortune. Memoirs of Admiral Sir Walter H. Cowan, Bart.. 50 SH
NMM GEE/13 Notes on personalities at the Admiralty. Written by Sir William Graham Greene. 100 SH
RNM MSS 255/4 ADM Jackson Letters A series of 107 letters received by Admiral Sir Henry Jackson as First Sea Lord from Admiral Jellicoe as CiC of the Grand Fleet Jun 1915 - Nov 1916 0 SH
Torpedo Drill Book, 1905 the original book 1905 101 TL
Torpedo Drill Book, 1908 the original book 1908 101 TL
Torpedo Drill Book, 1912 the original book 1912 101 TL
Torpedo Drill Book, 1914 the original book 1914 101 TL
Addenda to Torpedo Manual, Volume III the original book 1909 101 TL
Addenda to Torpedo Manual, Volume I, 1901 the original book 1903 101 TL
TNA ADM 186/365 Torpedo Manual for HM Fleet 1909, Volume III 1909 100 TL
Torpedo Manual for HM Fleet 1907, Volume I an original copy 1907 101 TL
TNA ADM 186/366 Addenda (1911) to Torpedo Manual 1909, Volume III 1911 100 TL
Torpedo Manual for HM Fleet 1911, Volume I 1911 100 TL
Handbook of Torpedo Control, 1915 Unsure if a copy exists. Want! 1915 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/381 Handbook of Torpedo Control, 1916 1916 100 TL
TNA ADM 186/137 Torpedo Training Manual 1920 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/369 Handbook for RNTF Torpedoes 18-in Marks VIII and VIII* 1915 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/403 Handbook for RNTF Torpedoes 18-in Marks VII-VII***** and 21-in Marks II-IV* 1918 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/423 Handbook for Fiume and Weymouth Torpedoes 1918 0 TL
TNA ADM 189/1 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1881 1881 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/2 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1882 1882 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/3 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1883 1883 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/4 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1884 1884 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/5 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1885 1885 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/6 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1886 1886 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/7 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1887 1887 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/8 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1888 1888 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/9 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1889 1889 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/10 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1890 1890 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/11 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1891 1891 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/12 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1892 1892 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/13 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1893 1893 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/14 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1894 1894 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/15 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1895 1895 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/16 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1896 1896 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/17 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1897 1897 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/18 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1898 1898 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/19 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1899 1899 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/20 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1900 1900 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/21 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1901 1901 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/22 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1902 1902 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/23 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1903 1903 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/24 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1904 1904 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/25 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1905 1905 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/26 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1906 1906 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/27 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1907 1907 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/28 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1908 1908 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/29 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1909 1909 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/30 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1910 1910 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/31 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1911 1911 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/32 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1912 1912 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/33 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1913 1913 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/34 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1914 needs better photos? 1914 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/35 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1915 needs better photos? 1915 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/36 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1916 photos by Simon 1916 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/37 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1917 photos by Simon 1917 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/38 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1918 1918 99 TL
TNA ADM 189/39 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1919 needs better photos 1919 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/40 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1920 needs better photos 1920 100 TL
TNA ADM 189/41 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1921 1921 20 TL
TNA ADM 189/42 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1922 1922 20 TL
TNA ADM 189/43 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1923 1923 20 TL
TNA ADM 189/44 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1924 1924 20 TL
TNA ADM 189/45 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1925 1925 20 TL
TNA ADM 189/45 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1926 shot index and TC section 1926 15 TL
TNA ADM 189/45 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1927 shot index and TC section 1927 15 TL
TNA ADM 189/45 Annual Report of the Torpedo School 1928 shot index and TC section 1928 15 TL
B.R. 45 Admiralty Navigation Manual, Volume I, 1938 the original book 1938 101 TL
Naval Air Service Training Manual, 1915 the original book 1915 101 TL
TNA ADM 186/181 Range Tables for HM Fleet, 1910 Hand-worked guns only 1911 100 TL
TNA ADM 137/4356 Firing tables for 8.8cm guns captured from U-boat 40 low interest 1910?! 0 TL
TNA ADM 137/4356 Range Tables for HM Fleet: 9.2-in and above, 1918 low interest 1918 100 TL
TNA ADM 186/189 Handbook for 12-pdr Quick-Firing Guns 1913 100 TL
TNA ADM 186/239 Handbook for 12-pdr 12 cwt Gun on high angle mounting (Mark VIII) low interest 1919 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/265 Handbook for quick-firing 12 cwt Gun on PI* Mounting low interest 1925 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/206 Handbook for 4-in QF Guns Marks IV and V on P Mark IX and X Mountings moderate interest 1916 0 TL
B.R. 202/1934 Drill for 6-in BL and 5.5-in BL Guns on Transferable Mountings the original pamphlet 1934 101 TL
B.R. 203 Drill for 4.7-in BL and 4-in BL Guns the original pamphlet 1928 101 TL
TNA ADM 186/214 Handbook for 4-in BL Guns Marks IX and IX* on Triple Mounting Mark I low interest 1916 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/215 Handbook for 4-in BL Guns Marks IX and IX* on P XII Mountings moderate interest 1916 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/219 Handbook for 4-in BL Guns Marks IX and IV* on CP I Mountings moderate interest 1917 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/232 Handbook for 4-in QF Guns Marks IV and V on CP II and CP IIIc Mountings low interest 1918 0 TL
TNA ADM 275/2 Handbook for 4-in BL Guns Marks IX and IX* on P XV Mounting low interest 1918 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/208 Handbook for 5.5-in BL Mark I Gun on P I Mounting Reshoot: too many blurry photos 1916 60 TL 48
TNA ADM 186/217 Handbook for 5.5-in BL Mark I Gun on PI* and PI** Mountings low interest 1917 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/180 Handbook for 6-in BL Mark VII and Mark VIII Guns low interest, given 186/210 1904 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/210 Handbook for 6-in BL Mark VII and Mark VIII Guns Reshoot: too many blurry photos 1916 60 TL 65
TNA ADM 186/207 Handbook for 4-in Marks VII and VIII BL Guns b/w copy from TNA 1916 99 TL
TNA ADM 186/246 Turret Gun Drill: 13.5-in Mark V. Marks II, II* and II** Mounting 1920 100 TL
AL AL Ja010 Miscellaneous Gunnery Experiments, 1901-1913 moderate interest 1901-1913 0 TL
Elementary Naval Ordnance and Gunnery By Lt. H. C. Ramsay (USN), have the original book 1918 101 TL
Gunnery Instructions, U. S. Navy, 1913 Have b/w photocopy from ??? 1913 100 TL
TNA ADM 186/216 The Sight Manual, 1916 b/w copy, details on gun sights 1916 100 TL
AL AL Ja254 Manual of Gunnery (Volume I part 1) for HM Fleet, 1907 35 of 74 plates are bound separately, Have only pp 1-47, 70-77 1907 15 TL 290 + 74
AL AL Ja254 Manual of Gunnery (Volume I) for HM Fleet, 1915 extreme interest 1915 0 TL
AL AL Ja254 Manual of Gunnery (Volume III) for HM Fleet, 1915 Volume III is the best of MoGs 1915 100 TL
AL AL Ja254 Manual of Gunnery (Volume III) for HM Fleet, 1920 do I need this? 1920 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/220 Manual of Gunnery (Volume II) for HM Fleet, 1917 b/w copy, terribly uninteresting 1917 100 TL
TNA ADM 186/235 Pamphlet on the Effects of Wind in Gunnery b/w copy, pertains only to high angle fire 1918 100 TL
Gunnery Drill Book for HM Fleet (Book I), 1913 the original book, power-worked mountings 1913 101 TL
Gunnery Drill Book for HM Fleet (Book II), 1918 the original book, hand-worked mountings 1918 101 TL
AL AL Ja345a Handbook for Fire Control Instruments, 1909 skipped following Plates I felt would be the same from 1914 edition: (1-28, 35-38, 45, 48-51) 1909 85 TL
TNA ADM 186/191 Handbook for Fire Control Instruments, 1914 1914 100 TL
AL AL P.1024 Fire Control: A Summary of the Present Position of the Subject 1904 100 TL
AL AL OU 6171/14 The Technical History and Index: Fire Control in HM Ships Vol 3. Part 23 1919 100 TL 45
AL AL P.1024 Captain F.C. Dreyer's Fire Control System for Local Control iffy: Fig 6. possibly the only copy ever made? 1913 99 TL 20
AL AL P.1024 Pollen Aim Correction System. Part I. Technical History and Technical Comparison with Commander F.C. Dreyer's Fire Control System 1913 100 TL 80
TNA ADM 186/201 Sights and system of control for anti-aircraft guns blurry: p. 10,12 Plate 6 1916 95 TL
TNA ADM 186/237 Handbook for Stereoscopic Range finders low interest 1919 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/248 Handbook for use at Fire Control Drills actually a detailed log of 20 hypothetical engagements for use in training scenarios 1920 100 TL
TNA ADM 116/2068 Fire Control Requirements Committee moderate interest 1919-1921 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/260 Fire Control Pocket Book, 1920 moderate interest 1923 0 TL
TNA ADM 1/8655/13 Details of fire control instruments for Japan low interest 1924 0 TL
TNA ADM 1/8654/12 Sea trials of new fire control system for primary armament moderate interest 1924 0 TL
AL AL C.B. 1126 Fire Control, 1908 difficult to follow, somehow 1908 100 TL 11
AL AL C.B. 1127 Fire Control, Rangefinding and Plotting 1909 100 TL
AL AL O.U. 6196(A) Pamphlet on the Turret Dreyer Table 1930 100 TL
AL AL O.U. 6196(B) Pamphlet on the Mark III* Dreyer Table 1930 100 TL
AL AL O.U. 6196(C) Pamphlet on the Mark IV* Dreyer Table 1930 100 TL
AL AL O.U. 6196(D) Pamphlet on the Mark V Dreyer Table 1930 100 TL
AL AL C.B. 1456 Handbook for Captain F. C. Dreyer's Fire Control Tables 1918 100 TL
EXC EXC Captain F. C. Dreyer's Fire Control Apparatus Mark IV* as Fitted in HMS Royal Oak photos courtesy Rob Brassington 1916 100 TL
TNA ADM 186/205 Handbook for Barr and Stroud Naval Range-Finders and Mountings b/w copy 1916 100 TL
TNA ADM 186/227 Director Firing Handbook 1917 color copy 1917 100 TL
TNA ADM 186/228 German Navy: Naval Gun Mountings, Sights and Table of Ordnance iffy: sec1 pp. 9, 16 sec3 3, 8 plates 11, 24
blurry: sec1 22 sec3 12 sec3 11 sec4 3 (initial), 29
1918 100 TL 159
TNA ADM 186/234 Director Firing Handbook 1917, Director Firing for Flotilla Leaders and Destroyers 1918 100 TL
Progress in Naval Gunnery, 1910 low interest 1910? 0 TL
C.B. 1035 Progress in Naval Gunnery, 1911-1912 low interest 1913? 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/238 Progress in Naval Gunnery, 1914-1918 b/w copy 1919 100 TL
TNA ADM 186/244 Progress in Gunnery Material 1920 100 TL
TNA ADM 186/251 Progress in Gunnery Material relatively uninteresting, given 186/244 1921 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/243 Reports on Interned German Vessels: Gunnery Materials b/w copy 1920 100 TL
TNA ADM 137/2028 Spotting Rules, 1916 b/w copy 1916 100 TL
TNA ADM 186/383 German Navy: War Vessels, Naval Ordnance, Torpedoes, Mines, etc photos?, reprinted in modern age for public 1917 50 TL
TNA ADM 186/878 Handbook of fire control in torpedo boat destroyers of 'M' class and later, and flotilla leaders short. largely drawn depictions of FC instruments 1915 100 TL
TNA ADM 1/8464/181 Various patents in connection with fire control apparatus, including Captain F C Dreyer's patent low interest 1916 0 TL
TNA T 1/11339 Admiralty. Payment of reward to Capt. J.T. Dreyer, Royal Artillery, for an invention (improved sight for naval guns). moderate interest 1911 0 TL
TNA T 1/11576 Admiralty. Purchase of a gun control patent from Messrs. Evershed and Vignolles, Ltd. low interest 1913 0 TL
TNA T 161/36 INVENTIONS. General: Inventions of Admiral Phipps Hornby and Mr. Kilroy communicated to United States Government by Messrs. Evershed and Vignoles low interest 1920 0 TL
TNA ADM 137/4052 Grand Fleet orders and gunnery and torpedo orders b/w copy 1915-1918 0 TL
TNA DSIR 23/1191 Fire control ranging and spotting by aircraft in naval actions low interest 1918 0 TL
Fire Control Notes American US Naval Reserve 1940 100 TL
TNA ADM 186/727 Handbook for W/T receiving sets models C, CA, KC, KE and L 1917 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/810 Wireless telegraphy handbook for type 10 (Submarine) sets 1915 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/811 Handbook for Type 12 W/T sets 1917 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/812 Handbook for Type 12 W/T sets 1918 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/813 Handbook for Marconi ½ Kw. W/T set fitted in small fleet auxiliaries 1920 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/655 Vocabulary Signals todo: check for blurry pages 1908 100 TL 365
TNA ADM 186/657 Fleet Signal Book I think this is the one used in WW1 1906 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/659 Flotilla Signal Book 1908 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/667 Handbook of Signalling 1913 1913 101 TL
TNA ADM 186/615 Grand Fleet Gunnery and Torpedo Memoranda on Naval actions 1914-1918 b/w copy courtesy Byron Angel 1922 100 TL
Handbook of Signalling 1918 the original book 1918 101 TL
TNA ADM 186/668 Flotilla Signal Book, Vol. I. b/w, apparently never adopted 1913 100 TL
TNA ADM 186/669 Fleet Signal Book: proof copy photos, apparently never adopted 1913 100 TL
TNA ADM 186/670 Signal Manual: final proof photos, apparently never adopted 1913 100 TL
TNA ADM 186/671 Vocabulary Signal Book low interest, may never have been adopted 1913 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/673 Signal letters of ships of all countries 1914 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/675 Vocabulary Signal Book 1914 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/681 Vocabulary Signal Book 1913 and local geographical table for Australia and New Zealand, 1915 1915 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/688 Auxiliary Vessels Signal Book 1915 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/690 Vocabulary Signal Book No. 1 1915 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/691 Vocabulary Signal Book No. 2 1915 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/692 Vocabulary Signal Book 1915 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/699 General signal book, including Grand Fleet cruising dispositions, organisations and instructions for manoeuvring by W/T 19X15 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/706 Aircraft Signal Book blurry: 8-9, 16-17, 26-27, 32-39 1916 75 TL 60
TNA ADM 186/708 Supplementary Signal Book 1916 0 TL
TNA ADM 137/4323 Translations of handbooks on W/T regulations, navy signal book, scouting signal code and personnel of German Navy 1913-1918 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/4438 Austrian Imperial Navy: handbook on handling and maintenance of ships armaments 1900 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/4439 Austrian Imperial Navy: signal and manoeuvring handbook part 1 1908 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/729 General Signal Book 1917 0 TL
TNA ADM 186/744 Allied Signal Manual 1918 for convoy communications, the original book 1918 101 TL
TNA ADM 131/80 HM Destroyers: commissioning; storing; organisation of flotillas; memoranda and orders; patrols; refits and docking largely comprised of illegible handwritten telegrams, collected like lawnclippings 1914-1919 20 TL
TNA ADM 131/81 HM Destroyers: escort arrangements; secret key positions; work performed and work and progress of Grand Fleet flotillas largely comprised of illegible handwritten telegrams, collected like lawnclippings 1915-1918 20 TL
* KuK 71 Dienstreglement für die K.u.k. Kriegsmarine Service Regs of the A-H Navy 1906 100 JHD
AL AL Eb012 Notes on Tactical Exercises. Home Fleet. 1909-1911. Summary of Admiral May's work on developing battle tactics as C.-in-C. Home Fleet. 1911 100 CMB
TNA ADM 1/7736 Redistribution of the Fleet in Home and Foreign Waters. Minutes on the First, Second, Third and Fourth Reports of Progress of Committee presided over by the Director of Naval Intelligence Essential reading. Shows how Fisher's famous 1904 redistribution scheme was put into practice by the Admiralty. 1904 100 CMB
TNA ADM 1/7811 C in C China - Sir G.H.U. Noel. Criticism of Board Orders. 1905 100 CMB
TNA ADM 1/7882 The Home Fleet. Confidential bound memoranda. Critical, oft-misunderstood resource on the Home Fleet's creation. 1906 100 CMB
TNA ADM 1/8330 "Director Firing." Notes by Lieut. Edward Altham, R.N. 1913 100 CMB
TNA ADM 1/8367/27 Anti Torpedo Boat Armament of Capital Ships. 1912-1914 100 CMB
TNA ADM 1/8368/40 Australian Request for Services of a Rear-Admiral as 1st Member of Navy Board 1914 100 SH
TNA ADM 1/8370/58 Crisis in North Ireland 1914 Gunrunning, Curragh, etc. 1914 100 CMB
TNA ADM 1/8380/150 Spithead Conference, July 1914. Proposed Agenda. 1914 100 CMB
TNA ADM 1/8386/216 HM Airship "Gamma". Report of Experiments at Portsmouth Several interesting aerial photos of Portsmouth Dockyard. 1914 100 CMB
TNA ADM 1/8408/6 Action off Falkland Islands. Methods of firing used by HM Ships "Invincible" & "Inflexible" 1914-1915 100 CMB
TNA ADM 1/8997 War Plans. Historical statement. Admiral Ballard's account of the development of the 1907 War Plans 1909 100 CMB
TNA ADM 116/878 Construction of Warships 1893-1899. Construction of Cruisers 1899-1900. Massive collection of documents related to the construction of armoured and protected cruisers. 1893-1900 100 CMB
TNA ADM 116/3096 War Plans. Home. Principal extant source for Admiral Wilson's plan of campaign against Germany. 1911-1914 100 CMB
TNA ADM 116/3108 Miscellaneous Papers dealing with the antagonism of Admiral Lord Charles Beresford to the Policy and Administrative Arrangements of the Board of Admiralty 1906-1909 1906-1909 100 CMB
SH
TNA ADM 116/3130 Naval Manoeuvres, 1913. North Sea Strategy. Sir George Callaghan's remarks post-1913 Manoeuvres. 1913 100 CMB
AL T94624 Draft Order of Battle of the Naval Forces for the Mobilisation Year 1913-14 (Winter Period). Sir Roger Backhouse MSS: English translation of a confidential German naval document. 1913 100 CMB
AL T94632 North Sea Problem. Lines of observation Remarks by Flag Commander. Sir Roger Backhouse MSS: Consideration of how to reconnoitre in the North Sea 1913? 100 CMB
AL T94635 W/T Orders in Time of War or Emergency. Sir Roger Backhouse MSS: Home Fleet memorandum on wireless security. 1913 100 CMB
* Almanach für die K. u. K. Kriegsmarine. Annual Navy Alanac, kuk Kriegsmarine. 1915 100 JHD

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Footnotes

  1. TNA = The National Archives, Kew; NMM = National Maritime Museum, Greenwich; RNM = Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth; AL = Admiralty Library, Portsmouth; EXC = H.M.S. Excellent, Portsmouth
  2. Percentage of the whole document in hand, roughly
  3. SH = Simon Harley; TL = Tony Lovell; JHD = John Dulaney; CMB = Christopher Buckey