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The records of commissioned officers of the Royal Navy dating back 163 years have been published online for the first time by Familyrelatives.com are the most comprehensive online collection of Royal Navy Lists from 1847 to 1945. More than 2 million names are included in the Lists which date from the mid - 19th Century (or the Eleventh Period in Navy History) when Britain was involved in a number of conflicts.
The Royal Navy has played a central role in Britain's history for centuries. It is the oldest of Her Majesty's Armed Forces and is the Senior of the three Services. Founded by Henry VIII a professional and national naval force was in existence when King Charles II came to the throne in 1660. At the time he inherited a huge fleet of 154 ships and it was the beginning of the Royal Navy as we know it today.