Hello.

Our Library is organised using ACCESS for our database.  We also use EXCEL when relevant.  Conscious that some of you might not have these programmes on your computer, we have decided to fragment the database into individual files by converting them into manageable HTML files which you can open as web pages. 

The database is split several ways, but the main components are ROYAL NAVY [with other navies attached] and COMMERCIAL. 

The first section covers the ROYAL NAVY documents we hold, which quite literally has books on cookery, laundry, physical training, seamanship, FAA, submarines etc, but the bulk covers the OPS ROOM Branches of Gunnery, TAS, Radar, W/T and Navigation, so a good search is in order.  Take for example your need to search for documentation concerning a 618 Transmitter.  You will have to search for either 618, The 618, A 618, Outfit 618, Type 618, 618/CAS [with its variants] and a few other titles also, so be patient.

We start with the NAVY side of the database, and whilst we don't show you everything, we show over 7000 lines of information in this section alone. The numbers underneath each entry below are the ACCESS lines of the data base after conversion and divorce from other sections.

Get a feel for the search you are about to do by doing a mental calculation of the number of searches in each box.  Box one, the MIXED BAG, will search 686 individual titles whilst box four, Letter C and the largest, will search 782 entries:  the last box, Letters X/Y and Z is the smallest at 26 entries.

Mixed Bag!
1
to
686
Letter A
687
 to 1446
Letter B
1447 to 1679
Letter C
1680 to 2462
Letter D
2463 to 2845
Letter E
2846 to 2999
Letter F
3000 to 3153
Letter G
3154 to 3313
Letter H
3314 to 3790
Letter I
3791 to 3939
Letter J
3940 to 4156
Letters K/L 4157
to
4235
Letter M
4236 to 4607
Letter N
4608 to 4844
Letter O
4845 to 4975
Letter P
4976 to 5156
Letters Q/R 5157
to
 5587
Letter S
5588 to 6098
Letter T
6099 to 6620
Letters U/V 6621
to
 6899
Letter W
6900 to 7043
Letters X/Y/Z 7044
to
 7070

We have an extensive Commercial database also.  In this database there are many references to the Royal Navy, its equipment and its personnel but all published in the public domain by many types of authors.  Some of these are Defence Manufacturing Companies or Commercial Companies hoping to sell their equipment to the MOD, whilst others are published by ex-service people or academics studying specific parts of the "war machine".  We use these to cross-reference [often seeking more detail than is published in MOD Books - BR's etc] and sometimes these commercial documents are the only information we have on a given subject.  Here are another 4500 entries, and again, only a part of our collection albeit the major part.  Some titles/subjects could [or should] belong to the NAVAL section, but remember, when a Type 696 for example, is designed and built by a Commercial Company, that company publishes it own handbook and data-sheets, and it is not until it is accepted into the Service that a BR will be written for the equipment.  There are many articles on personnel or personnel matters in this database.  Remember also that our only income is to refurbish/rebuild 'old' equipments [many of them commercial] to sell on to devotees of bygone days.  Our commercial database, much of which you will be bored by, comes in handy for the restorers.

Mixed Bag!
1
to
 60
Letter A
61
to
244
Letter B
245
to
415
Letter C
416
to
579
Letter D
580
to
670
Letter E
671
to 1010
Letter F
1011 to 1085
Letter G
1086 to 1176
 
Letter H
1177 to 1311
Letter I
1312 to 1466
Letter J
1467 to 1682
Letters K/L
1683
to
1748
Letter M
1749 to 2325
Letter N
2326 to 2429
Letters O/P
2430
to
2629
Letters Q/R
2630
to
2931
Letter S
2932 to 3149
Letter T1
3150 to 3621
Letter T2
3622 to 4093
Letter U
4094 to 4136
Letter V
4137 to 4179
Letters W/Z
4180
to
4492

Next come the books/documents of other than the two tables above, a further 379 entries.

Army
1
to
66
RAF
1
to
59
Joint
1
to
39
MOD
1
to
35
Government
1
to
8
Old Commonwealth
1
to
40
USA
1
to
103
Foreign
1
to
35

Finally the mis-musters: those books and documents {NAVAL and COMMERCIAL} missed out of the fragmentation processes for various reasons and produced here in the following file - CLICK HERE for an additional 88 entries

All in all, as shown, a total of 12,029 entries.

We also have the definitive collection of SEASLUG documentation.  Click here  for full details.