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Royal Navy Registers of Seamen Services

Records: 833,638 · Complete: 100%

The registers include seamen who began their service as early as 1848, with dates of service up through 1928 for most records, though there are a few records with dates post-1939. Make sure to check the image of the original record, where you may also find occupation in service, physical description, reasons for discharge, and other personal details. You can find details on the system used for assigning service numbers at TNA’s website.

Source Information

Fold3, Royal Navy Registers of Seamen Services (/title/992/royal-navy-registers-of-seamen-services :accessed March 31, 2020), database and images,

Publication Title
Royal Navy Registers of Seamen Services
Total Records
Records: 833,638 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
The National Archives of the UK logoThe National Archives of the UK
Published on Fold3
May 30, 2017
Last Updated
May 31, 2017
These registers record the service of seamen in the Royal Navy. Records include birthdate, birthplace, vessels served on, and dates of service.