The Mariner’s Mirror Bibliographies

The Society for Nautical Research has been compiling annual bibliographies of significant works on nautical history for over thirty years.

The subjects include naval history, mercantile history, nautical archaeology (but not the more technical works), biography, voyages and travel, and art and weapons and artefacts.

A list of acquisitions of manuscripts precedes the published works cited, and we are, as always, grateful to The National Archives: Historical Manuscripts Commission (TNA: HMC) for providing this.

With regard to books, International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs) are included, when available.

The bibliographies are prepared and edited by Karen Partridge.

It is  requested that all correspondence relating to future bibliographies should be sent to Karen Partridge at

12, The Brambles, Limes Park Road, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5NJ email:

The compilers would like to thank everyone who has contributed to these bibliographies and always welcome the assistance of members.