Our Collections – books


Our online library catalogue is available here. The archive currently holds over seventy-five thousand books; more than half of the titles concern various broad aspects of maritime history and conservation, marine research and nautical education; there are a further fourteen thousand on associated aviation and military matters; the others cover related and associated subjects including biography, engineering, economics and politics, the Great Lakes and the Arctic, etc.

The following extracts from our online library catalogue represent some subjects / authors taken from our catalogue and are given as examples, so should not be considered complete in any manner:


More references to naval matters may be found in:



Please also see separately the books, magazines, etc that are for exchange or sale as duplicates or surplus to our requirements. Enquiries about our holdings are welcome.


Arms of the Naval Marine Archive

Our Coat of Arms;
Motto "Futurum ex præterito" (Saint Augustine)

This is currently (April 2020) a work in progess, to rationalise, facilitate and expand our exiting page at the Naval Marine Archive. Some pages are very recent, some date back twenty years and may or may not have been reviewed and/or edited recently; we appreciate any suggestions for improvements.