Recommendation for a maritime researcher – Len Barnett

I would like to introduce you to an experienced freelance maritime researcher who I have used for my own research.

English: National Maritime museum, Greenwich
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His research covers:-
Civilian mariners in British service (mercantile, whaling, fishing & pilotage): c.1835 to c.1972
Royal Navy and Royal Marines: c.1793 to c.1945
All the R.N.’s and R.M.’s Reserves from the R.N.R. and R.N.V.R. and Coastguard to the decidedly esoteric: as appropriate
British Mariners in India, both the United East India Company (Maritime Service and ‘Bombay Marine’); and subsequently the multifarious organisations in armed service during the Raj period from H.M. Indian Navy to the Royal Indian Navy and their Reserves: c.1760 to 1947 as appropriate.

His website guides and academic papers are now at

You can email him at

About mallerstang

Member of the Guild of One Name Studies researching the name CUMPSTON and its variants. You can see my website at I have a new study of the name LAXEN with its own blog at and a further research blog which is not registered as a one name study of KNAGGS of Flamborough
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