1881 Census of Royal Navy Personnel

Egypt Medal This database contains census information for over 47,000 men and boys associated with more than 200 ships of the Royal Navy on the night of Sunday April 3 1881. It contains details of name, age, marital status, place of birth, rating and ship and in some cases, the location of the ship. Here is a blog post which describes how this interactive tool can help you find Naval Service Records.