Navy historical research

Details on Navy ships and personnel, including ships’ logs, and Merchant Navy seamen. 

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Merchant Navy War Dead Registry

Names of all Merchant Navy seamen killed in Canada’s wars, searchable by name or vessel.

Royal Navy service records 1853-1928

U.K. records of Canadian-born soldiers who enlisted in the Royal Navy between 1853 and 1928.

War diaries, ship logs and operations record books

Records of Canadian Navy ships in the First World War, the Second World War and the Korean Conflict.

Guide to Sources Relating to Canadian Naval Vessels

Records of Canadian Navy ships active from 1909 to 1983, including ships’ logs and subject files.

The original Naval Act

Full text of the Naval Service Act of 1910.

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