www.pbenyon.plus.com/ Naval.html If you want to find out what life was like for Royal Navy sailors, this is an excellent miscellany to dip into. It looks basic, but contains a wide range of transcribed material, lots of it drawn from Admiralty circulars, memoranda and printed navy lists. The website is presented as a simple list of subjects, from ‘Health in the RN’, drawn from Parliamentary Reports in the 1860s, to a full list of pay for ratings in 1844 – from the ship’s cook to the captain’s coxswain. There’s also an index to 19thcentury vessels and their movements at www.pbenyon. plus.com/18-1900/ Index.html, compiled from navy lists, directories, newspapers and books.