Steve R. Dunn


Steve R Dunn is an author with a special interest in the Royal Navy of the early 20th century and World War One. He has eight published works to his credit with another two 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)

What's New?

My eighth and latest book, Battle in the Baltic, was published by Seaforth on 30 Jan 2020. It tells the gripping tale of the Royal Navy’s battle to secure the independence of the fledgling Baltic States of Estonia and Latvia, in which three Victoria Crosses were won. With limited British political and public support, scarce resources, and in the face of atrocious weather and living conditions, the navy’s sailors fought Lenin’s communists, German militias and Russian adventurers to protect the Baltic peoples and bring about the birth of two new nations.



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: British-Latvian Association; 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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