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The Navy List is the best and easiest place to start when researching an officer’s career. It will give you a basic outline of your ancestor’s service from his appointment as a lieutenant onwards, indicating promotions, ships served on and the branches he was with. The information generally becomes more detailed over time, too.

‘During the world wars a Confidential Navy List was published’

The Navy List has been published quarterly since 1814. It describes all commissioned and retired officers in

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