nominal start date is 1660, with the end date remaining under
review. Current input is concentrating on populating the
database with Commission, Warrant and Yard Officers to 1815.
long term aim is to include all individuals who have served or been
associated with the Royal Navy during the period - Commission and
Warrant Officers, Ratings, Yard Officers, Supply and Procurement
Departments, and possibly their families - as far as the surviving
records allow. At a conservative estimate this will lead to
some fifty million entries covering about five million people. See
'Progress' for actual coverage to date.