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RCN
09-04-2008, 18:50
I would like to advise the membership that I have a fairly complete set of thre "Navy & Army Illustrated" that ran from 1896 to early yrs of the 20th Century. I have up to 1901 but I have been told they go on into the period leading up to WWI.

Some members may be aware of these volumes. They are large volumes & are loaded with many photos of Victorian era Ships, & some are really good photos as well. Also many ID'd personages of the Victorian era are included, both Navy & Army.

Index unfortunately is erratic, but over the yrs I have compiled my own index & can usually locate a ship photo fairly quickly.

if any member needs a lookup I could try to assist,

Bryan

herakles
09-04-2008, 20:49
Thanks for this Bryan.

I'm sure this database will prove most handy for members.

The great naval tradition and dominance of the RN of the 18th Century was well and truly cemented in the 19th. Much of RN history was made then.

astraltrader
09-04-2008, 22:13
I have a few odd copies myself. I am often impressed with the quality of some of the old photographs in there.

RCN
09-04-2008, 23:28
Whats the last issue you have?

Wondering how far into the 20th C it went?

Bryan

Odin
10-04-2008, 08:08
I have a photocopy of part of a page from the Naval & Military Record - is this the same publication or the N&A Illustrated under another name? This edition is dated 31 Jan 1917.

RCN
10-04-2008, 11:15
I dont know Odin, but I am guessing Naval & Military Record might be a wartime publication. I have seen this magazine over here a few timesin the past.

Bryan

astraltrader
10-04-2008, 12:23
RCN - I will have to root around to find the exact dates but I am sure the issues I have span 1895-1905

RCN
10-04-2008, 21:03
Thank you astral

seaJane
10-04-2008, 23:09
Bryan,

Are you able to provide a digital image of the portraits of Surgeon Will Maillard, VC, MD, RN and Lt Nicholson, DSO, RN which accompany the report on the disturbances at Candia (Crete) in 1898?

If so I should be very much obliged - the article is somewhere late in vol. V (1898) I believe.

seaJane

PS As a newcomer I suppose I should introduce myself - Historic Collections Librarian at the Institute of Naval Medicine in Alverstoke. I can't supply service, medical or hospital records but I do have access to Health of the Navy, the Journal of the RN Medical Service, most of the Navy List and the textbooks used by naval surgeons and physicians in the Victorian navy. Always happy to look things up.

herakles
10-04-2008, 23:38
Welcome to the Forum Seajane.

I for one look forward to posts from you on the topic of your specialisation.

RCN
11-04-2008, 00:41
Bryan,

Are you able to provide a digital image of the portraits of Surgeon Will Maillard, VC, MD, RN and Lt Nicholson, DSO, RN which accompany the report on the disturbances at Candia (Crete) in 1898?

If so I should be very much obliged - the article is somewhere late in vol. V (1898) I believe.

seaJane



Yes seajane I will try to locate their portraits. I have V5, but I am not at home for a couple days, so I will check when I return,

Would this be Richard Lindsay Nicholson who won DSO at Jutland?

Bryan

seaJane
11-04-2008, 13:47
Thank you Bryan.

For your other point: no, sorry, it is Edward Hugh Meredith Nicholson. He won the DSO at the same action for which Maillard was awarded the VC.
http://www.angloboerwar.com/DSO%20pre-BW/N/nicholson_ehm.htm

RCN
11-04-2008, 17:36
I had an engraved cigarette case to R.L. Nicholson DSO, so thats why I asked, thought it might be same man.
will be home tomorrow & will have a look for you seadog,

Bryan

RCN
12-04-2008, 14:15
Firstoff Jane I apologize grievously for calling you seadog. I am sure you are not an old seadog!

Located the article & photos you require. They appear in Vol 7, Oct 15/98.

I have attached a scan, Its not all that great tho as the vols are very large & difficult to scan.

I will try to get lazar copies for you when I get into the city next wk, PM me yr address pls.

Bryan

seaJane
13-04-2008, 18:16
Bryan,

wuff! Thank you.

Depends what you mean by old ... ;)

PS I tried to send a PM but had this message: "RCN has chosen not to receive private messages or may not be allowed to receive private messages. Therefore you may not send your message to him/her."

RCN
13-04-2008, 18:38
OK Jane I was unaware of that, I am still kind of finding my way around. I only just got my signature line figured out & that only with help.

I will try to take a couple digital shots of the two officer's photos & see if I can get decent shots, then can email to you, Might be better that way, then you can print or do whatever you wish with them,

Bryan

seaJane
13-04-2008, 23:43
Thanks Bryan; I have been in touch.
Jane

jojofive
07-02-2013, 14:06
Hi...
Have you the volume from May 1901 with the Port Guard Ship ,HMS HOWE in Dry Dock in Haulbowline County Cork Ireland...
Heading......An Historical Scene in an Irish Dockyard...
Regards...jojofive

RCN
07-02-2013, 14:44
Wow , have not been on this forum for quite some time - I had to look up my password to log in!

Yes jojo I have it - nice bows shot photo of her in the drydock -
May 4, page 168.

Do you wish a copy ? PM me yr email address.

Bryan

Benanne
09-05-2013, 09:14
I would like to advise the membership that I have a fairly complete set of thre "Navy & Army Illustrated" that ran from 1896 to early yrs of the 20th Century. I have up to 1901 but I have been told they go on into the period leading up to WWI.

Some members may be aware of these volumes. They are large volumes & are loaded with many photos of Victorian era Ships, & some are really good photos as well. Also many ID'd personages of the Victorian era are included, both Navy & Army.

Index unfortunately is erratic, but over the yrs I have compiled my own index & can usually locate a ship photo fairly quickly.

if any member needs a lookup I could try to assist,

Bryan


Hello Bryan, wondering if you would have the 1897 copy of The Navy and Army Illustrated. I believe there is a page titled "HMS Terror at Bermuda" I was wondering if you could send a copy of it to me - my ancestor was serving on that ship at that time, and we thought one of the officers pictured on that page might be him. (The page is for sale on Ebay for about 20 GBP!)
Also I would love it if you could find any mention of George Horatio Weeks, who died in October 1903 as Engineer Rear Admiral - he was buried in Rochester Kent, with full service honours, so maybe there would be something in the volume about it? His promotion to Chief Inspector of Machinery and Engineer Rear Admiral were both on the 1st May 1900.

Be glad of anything you could find.
Thanks,

Wendy:)

RCN
09-05-2013, 15:14
Hello Bryan, wondering if you would have the 1897 copy of The Navy and Army Illustrated. I believe there is a page titled "HMS Terror at Bermuda" I was wondering if you could send a copy of it to me - my ancestor was serving on that ship at that time, and we thought one of the officers pictured on that page might be him. (The page is for sale on Ebay for about 20 GBP!)
Also I would love it if you could find any mention of George Horatio Weeks, who died in October 1903 as Engineer Rear Admiral - he was buried in Rochester Kent, with full service honours, so maybe there would be something in the volume about it? His promotion to Chief Inspector of Machinery and Engineer Rear Admiral were both on the 1st May 1900.

Be glad of anything you could find.
Thanks,

Wendy:)

Hi Wendy,

I will have a look & see if I can take a shot of that photo for you.
Pls PM me yr email address.

Here is some info on Inspector Weeks taken from July 1901 Lean's Navy List:
Ass't Eng'r - Oct 1863
Engineer - 21 Feb 1870
Chief Eng'r - 20 Apl 1882
Staff Eng'r - 20 Apl 1886
Fleet Eng'f - 20 Apl 1890
Inspector of Machinery - 5 Jan 1896
Chief " " - 1 Apl 1900

In the 1901 seniority list he is number 5 of 7 Chief Inspectors.

He was serving at Sheerness, attached to HMS Wildfire, Flagship of Vice Admiral Wm Kennedy, C in C Sheerness. He was employed at the Dockyard Reserve, "for Fleet and Dockyard Reserve and Depot Duties" since 1 Oct 1898.

His service record should be available at the NA in the ADM 196 series if you do not already have it. It will give a wealth of detail on his lengthy career.

Bryan