Surgeons at Sea – Royal Navy Medical Officers’ Journals

This National Archives (UK) project has indexed all the names mentioned in, ADM series 101, the journals and diaries compiled by Royal Navy surgeons and assistant surgeons who served on HM ships, hospitals, naval brigades, shore parties and on emigrant and convict ships from 1793 to 1880. Digital copies of the journals can be downloaded from this site (free). There is a link to several podcasts that introduce and explain how to use this resource.  There are 671 journals for, mostly convict ship, voyages to Australia available on

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