Finding detailed UK Naval Records (1920’s)

How do I find UK Navy records?

Some records are free to view but others are available on either a subscription or pay per view basis (£). The National Archives (TNA) holds most of the service records for men who served up to the 1920s. The National Museum of the Royal Navy holds some additional records at the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

Can you search Navy records?

At the National Archives, researchers can find information on the United States Navy ranging from the wooden hulled ships of the Continental Navy used in the Revolutionary War, to the deployment of massive Carrier Battle Groups and Navy Task Forces.

Where can I find Navy service records?

You can request your military records in any of these ways:

  • Mail or fax a Request Pertaining to Military Records (Standard Form SF 180) to the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). …
  • Write a letter to the NPRC. …
  • Visit the NPRC in person.
  • Contact your state or county Veterans agency.
  • Hire an independent researcher.

How do I find someone that was in the Navy?

There are several reasons to try to find someone in the military.
#1. Navy World Wide Locator

  1. Step 1: Call 1-866-827-5672.
  2. Step 2: Be prepared to give as much information as possible to identify the service member.
  3. Step 3: Unless you are a family member, expect to pay a search fee of $3.50.

How do you find out what naval ship grandfather was on?

To request these records, please mail a completed GSA Standard Form 180 to NPRC. Veterans and their next of kin also may use eVetRecs to request records. See eVetRecs Help for instructions. When submitting your request, state that you want the file for genealogical purposes and that you want the entire file.

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