Steve R. Dunn


Steve R Dunn is an author with a special interest in the British Navy of the early 20th century and World War One. He has eight published works to his credit with another one commissioned for 2021. When not writing Steve plays tennis and cooks. He lives in Worcestershire and South West France.

‘Steve Dunn is an accomplished author, with a strong record of revealing aspects of First World War naval history that have been overlooked in popular histories’. (Military History Monthly July 2018)

‘A leading expert on the naval war of 1914-18’ (Warships International Fleet Review, August 2019)

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Great recent reviews for Southern Thunder. ‘Dunn shows himself a master of the subject…...This is a very well written book’. (Warships International Fleet Review, August 2019) ‘It may be regarded as essential reading not only to those interested in naval matters but in First World War history generally’. (The Mariner’s Mirror, August 2019)



Published Articles

The Journal, Britannia Naval Research Association (volume 6 number 2), ‘A Formidable Style of Writing’. The Journal, Britannia Naval Research Association (volume 6 number 3), ‘The Naval War in the Sudan, 1897-1898’; ‘Hector Bywater, A Prophet Without Honour’. The Journal, Britannia Naval Research Association (volume 7 number 1): ‘The Royal Navy at Table, 1938’. Cradock the Man, in Michell VA (ed), With the Going Down of the Sun, Indomitable Press (2016). 


Steve is available to speak about his books and is a regular on the lecture circuit. Recent talks include; HMS Warrior, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard; Richmond and District Civic Society; the Inaugural Colin Glazier lecture, Tamworth Literary Festival; The Deal Maritime Museum; Shetland Islands Museum and Archive; Brixham Heritage Museum; King’s Lynn Society of Arts and Sciences; Devonport Naval Heritage Centre, Plymouth; The 15th Annual Oxford Naval Symposium , St Anne’s College, Oxford; The 13th Annual Oxford Naval Symposium, St Anne’s College, Oxford; Nelson Museum, Monmouth.


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