Royal Navy Ships of the 1800's

Indie Boy
10th November 2007, 13:53
Does anyone know where details/images of Navy ships of the late Victorian period can be found?
Mike

treeve
10th November 2007, 14:19
Please could you be a bit more precise on dates?
Any names in particular? There are a lot of sources.
And a lot of ships !! Best Wishes, Raymond

Steve Woodward
10th November 2007, 14:23
Try this site for a start : http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/royal.htm

jbryce
11th November 2007, 00:06
You should also check out this site, but give yourself a clear month to look through it, and don't stay away too long :-)
http://www.cyber-heritage.co.uk/

Indie Boy
17th November 2007, 15:06
Thanks for the response chaps.
My great grandfather joined HMS Zealous in 1870 and HMS PRESIDENT IN 1879.
Apart from this I know nothing, not even what type of ship the were,hope this is of some use.

Please could you be a bit more precise on dates?
Any names in particular? There are a lot of sources.
And a lot of ships !! Best Wishes, Raymond

treeve
17th November 2007, 16:40
1865 HMS Zealous, plenty of info obtainable through a google search.
Also records for her held at the National Archives.
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/search.asp
pop in the name of the ship or person.
add the relevant dates
Use ADM for R Navy or BT for Merchant ships
You can either go to the NA or ask for copies of documents,
but it is not cheap.

HMS President usually indicates a training establishment.

Picture of HMS ZEALOUS at
http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/royalnavy/archives.asp?ID=140
Best Wishes, Raymond

Indie Boy
19th November 2007, 18:07
Thanks treeve,
The chap in question was an instructor, so I suppose that is where the President come in.

treeve
19th November 2007, 18:50
If you check specific dates with the name President and ADM. you should be able to get more details on the NA website; also personnel should be listed with service records. It all depends on how much you can afford.
Best Wishes, Raymond