My grandfather joined the British navy in 1911. I have his service record and these have now been digitised and are available on Ancestry under UK military Royal Navy registers of seamen;s services 1853-1928. The service record shows all ships he served on and the dates from and to along with other details.
If you have an ancestor or relative who served in the Royal navy before 1906 then this book is worth looking at. As for me, I found photos of another three ships to add to my collection – may your search be as fruitful or even more successful than mine.