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The Navy List 1850 (S&N Genealogy Supplies, £19.95) contains additional information beyond naval officers and the dates of their seniority, which takes the careers of some back into the late eighteenth century. This information includes personnel working in the Civil Department of the navy. the dockyards and medals awarded to ships and individuals back to 1793, which covers the period of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and the great sea battles of the early nineteenth century. The medals both with and without officers in their ancestry. Rates of pay for all naval personnel, both serving and retired, are given.