Steve R. Dunn


Steve R Dunn is an author with a special interest in the Royal Navy of the early 20th century and the First World War. He has twelve published works to his credit with two others commissioned for 2024 and 2025. When not writing Steve walks and cooks. He lives in Worcestershire.

‘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)

‘A light touch and an accessible, sometimes sardonic, literary style’. (Mariner’s Mirror, May 2023)

‘One of the best researchers and writers on WW1 British naval history’. (Warships International Fleet Review, October 2023)

Steve Dunn

What's New?

Steve's 13th and latest book,  Steam Yachts at War: The Naval Deployment of British and American Armed Yachts, 1898-1918, will be released by Seaforth Publishing in October 2024.



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: Battle of Worcester Society; 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 18th, 15th and 13th Annual Oxford Naval Symposium, St Anne’s College, Oxford; Nelson Museum, Monmouth.


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