CAN YOU HELP? #OldWarriors

Warrior Preservation Trust is collecting information relating to the crew of HMS Warrior 1860 across all her service periods and subsequent namesakes, but particularly so for her first commission from 1861 – 1864 (for a history of Warrior’s service, see our History section).

We would love to hear from you if you have service records, diaries, logbooks, photographs, paintings - in fact, any record or material that relates to your relative and the ship or her namesakes. If you have something that may be of interest, please include digital photographs or scans of items where possible, and contact Please allow at least one month for a response.

Family History Research

Warrior Preservation Trust does not hold official service records within our collections. For advice about what these are, what they contain and where full service records can be obtained, please look at the National Archives Guides and Resources.

General Research

We are unfortunately unable to complete research on the behalf of enquirers.

If you are looking to make a research appointment, we require a minimum of two weeks' notice in advance of an intended visit. Preferred appointment times cannot be guaranteed and general Museum admission may be charged. You must have a confirmed appointment in order to visit our archive.

For any other enquiries, or if you are looking to donate to the collection, (please include digital photographs or scans of items where possible), please contact Please allow at least one month for a response to your enquiry. Enquiries are dealt with free of charge but donations towards supporting our work are appreciated.

Ship’s Plans

Ship’s Plans for HMS Warrior 1860 are held in the collection of the National Maritime Museum

If you wish to build a model of the ship, please see William Mowell 'Building a Working Model Warship: HMS Warrior 1860'.