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 ten published works to his credit with another two commissioned for 2022 and 2023. 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)

Steve Dunn

What's New?

The Power and the Glory was shortlisted for the Mountbatten Maritime Literary Award, 2021

Steve had two new books published by Seaforth in 2021. The Power and the Glory; Royal Navy Fleet Reviews came out in February. And British Naval Trawlers and Drifters in Two World Wars was released in November.



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 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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