Navy Net - Royal Navy Community

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

General Naval Knowledge Manual

hodge

Badgeman
Not quite sure if this is the correct place to post this - but i'll give it a shot..

Does anybody know where i can find an electronic or hardback version of a General Naval Knowledge manual preferably from about 1990 onwards ?

If anybody can help it would be greatly welcomed! :D
 

Capn_Pugwash

War Hero
You could try HMSO, or ebay.

Look for Admiralty Manual of Seamanship.

The Naval Ratings Handbook has been dicontinued, I think, cos they couldnt keep up with the branch/badge/ship scrapping changes.

What in partucular are you looking for?
 

hodge

Badgeman
Capn_Pugwash said:
You could try HMSO, or ebay.

Look for Admiralty Manual of Seamanship.

The Naval Ratings Handbook has been dicontinued, I think, cos they couldnt keep up with the branch/badge/ship scrapping changes.

What in partucular are you looking for?

Im not 100% sure on what it is because it was somebody elses that i "borrowed" from a cheif who works at my Sea Cadet Unit and had the fromt cover missing. All i know is that it was a big A4 blue book from around 90's ? but not sure. Thanks for the info - and niner thanks for the SAR manual. :D :thumright:
 

hodge

Badgeman
I've discovered what i'm after now, it is the Naval Ratings Hadbook, BR 1938. Any more help appreciated!
 
hodge said:
I've discovered what i'm after now, it is the Naval Ratings Hadbook, BR 1938. Any more help appreciated!

Have one in my hand 1958 BR 1938 What do you need to know or are you looking for your own copy. Mine was issued in 1961 and was out of date in places then.

Nutty
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
I am aware that Nauticalia (or the RN Museum shop in Pompey Dockyard) sell a selection of re-printed editions of old Ratings' Handbooks. According to the pocket-sized modern print copy of BR 1938 (1951 edition) I currently have in my room, it is published by the Imperial War Museum; perhaps Golden Rivet can assist? Or click the linky thingy here.... The ISBN for this book is: 1-90123-57-2.

There is also the WWII Officers' Handbook for sale here.
 

Capn_Pugwash

War Hero
The two publications from the Imperial War Museum are both facsimilie reprints, not originals.

Nothing wrong with that unless you want an original.
 
Also available from HMS Belfast, or the Imperial War Museum in London.

Brought back some memories, despite the change in the badges, most of the content still appears to be the norm - well worth the cost.

:)
 
hodge said:
I've discovered what i'm after now, it is the Naval Ratings Hadbook, BR 1938. Any more help appreciated!

I received a complimentary from from a former skipper of HMS Raleigh a couple of decades ago, so they're still about. :bball:
 

onlinebacon

Lantern Swinger
Amazon mate, thousands of books... there's a MoD book about the Navy somewhere on there... which if you're going to an interview might be useful :)
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
J General Entry Officer Reserve - Naval Intelligence? Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 9
N Anyone have a copy of "Naval General Service Medal Roll" History 2
trelawney126 General criticises Naval defence cuts Current Affairs 47
soleil 1813 Naval General Service medal at auction at Spink History 2
S Naval General Training (NGT) test Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 12
MoD_RSS HMRC appoints new Director General for customer service MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Attorney General appoints Andrew T. Cayley as Chief Inspector of HMCPSI MoD News 0
MoD_RSS PM call with UN Secretary-General: 11 January 2021 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS The Attorney General appoints Oliver Glasgow QC, as First Senior Treasury Counsel MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Advice to local planning authorities on the application of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) MoD News 0
MoD_RSS WTO General Council: UK statement MoD News 0
MoD_RSS New Law Passed Will Make Voting in UK General Election Fairer MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Attorney General clarifies law on sexual assault MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Lord Stewart of Dirleton QC sworn in as Advocate General for Scotland MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Joe White appointed HM Consul-General, San Francisco, and Technology Envoy to the USA MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Attorney General speech at the London Panel Induction Event MoD News 0
MoD_RSS New general licences for the control of wild birds MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Thanking general practice and community pharmacy staff for their work during the pandemic MoD News 0
MoD_RSS British Consulate General Amsterdam moves to The Hague MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK statement to the WTO General Council MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK statement to the WTO General Council MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK statement to the WTO General Council MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Opening Session of the UN General Assembly Fifth Committee MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK statement to the WTO General Council: DG Selection Process MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Foreign Secretary’s speech to United Nations General Assembly 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UN Human Rights Council 45: Joint Commonwealth Statement, Item 10 General Debate MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Human Rights Council 45: Statement for Item 9 General Debate on racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UN Human Rights Council 45: Interactive Dialogue with Assistant Secretary General – Ilze Brands Kehris on the Secretary-General’s Report on Reprisals MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Carter launches the Integrated Operating Concept MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Prime Minister's speech to UN General Assembly: 26 September 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UN Human Rights Council 45: UK Statement for the Item 4 General Debate MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UN Human Rights Council 45: Statement for Item 3 General Debate on Russia MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Apply to the Attorney General’s Civil Panel Counsel - Regional A, B and C Panels MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK Statement to the 64th International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK Statement to the WIPO General Assembly on behalf of Group B countries MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Dr Liam Fox through to 2nd round in WTO Director General contest MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UN Human Rights Council 45: statement under Item 2 – General Debate MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Attorney General refers the sentences of PC Andrew Harper’s killers to the Court of Appeal MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Campaign Hub: UK Nominee for Director-General of the WTO MoD News 0
MoD_RSS HMRC announces three new Director General appointments MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Attorney General launches recruitment campaign for new Chief Inspector MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK Statement to the WTO General Council on the Director General Selection Process MoD News 0
MoD_RSS GLD signs General Counsel for Diversity and Inclusion Statement MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Commander Strategic Command, General Sir Patrick Sanders’ Speech at the Air and Space Power Conference MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Lynne Owens reappointed as NCA Director General MoD News 0
MoD_RSS PM call with Dr Tedros, Director-General of the World Health Organization: 8 July 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Prime Minister’s letter on Dr Liam Fox’s nomination for the position of WTO Director General MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK nominates Liam Fox as next Director General of the WTO MoD News 0
Landshark Potential frequency of deployment (and general questions) - Survival Equipment Technician (SET) Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 6
MoD_RSS Joint letter from the CMA and the General Pharmaceutical Council: pricing during the COVID-19 pandemic MoD News 0
Similar threads


















































Latest Threads

Top