naval-history.net Editor's Miscellaneous Research Resources
Last revision: 1 September 2023

This list of links has been accumulated by editors.
They are used as a source for research whilst editing the official log-books of Royal Navy ships from the World War 1 era, and Arctic voyages of United States vessels from the mid 19th century onwards.

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naval-history.net – Known Abbreviations
A list of known abbreviations accumulated by naval-history.net editors
Royal Navy Log Directions
An image of a log book page with log directions and weather codes explained
WW1 Armed Forces Abbreviations
General United Kingdom armed forces abbreviations from WW1
Modern Royal Navy Abbreviations
A list of modern Royal Navy abbreviations
Royal Army Medical Corps Abbreviations
Military abbreviations applicable to the Medical Corps
Abbreviations Used In Gunnery
A list of British gunnery abbreviations, from the The Gunnery Pocket Book
Calgary Military Historical Society – Military Abbreviations
Browse an extensive alphabetical list of military abbreviations used in military documents and for medal inscriptions
US Navy Command Title Abbreviations
Abbreviated titles authorized for use in official correspondence and despatches after effecting the U.S. Fleet Organization in 1931
Abbreviations Used for US Navy Enlisted Ratings
An alphabetical listing of rating abbreviations with long titles for the ratings
US Navy Rank Abbreviations
A full 69 pages of rank abbreviations, for officers and enlisted alike (PDF file)
Symbols of U.S. Navy Ships
Symbols of US Navy Ships, The Aleutians Campaign June 1942 – August 1943
Navigation Acronyms, Abbreviations and Definitions
Navigation acronyms, abbreviations and definitions compiled by David Broughton (PDF file)
Beaufort Code
Wolstanton Marsh Weather Station – Full details of Beaufort Code, a system which uses letters and numbers to denote various weather types
CLIWOC Multilingual Meteorological Dictionary
An English-Spanish-Dutch-French dictionary of wind force terms used by mariners from 1750 to 1850 (PDF file)
Skipper Tips – Seabed Abbreviations
A table of chart seabed abbreviations