Brian Lavery

Brian Lavery is a Curator Emeritus at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and a renowned expert on the sailing navy.

His book Nelson's Navy: The Ships, Men and Organisation 1793-1815 is an international bestseller and was used as a technical reference by Peter Weir and his crew during the filming of 'Master and Commander'

In 2007, he won the prestigious Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award, which recognises an individual's significant contribution to publicising the importance of the UK's maritime interests. His naval writing was further honoured in 2008 when he was awarded the Society for Nautical Research's Anderson Medal..

AOS Naval Non Fiction

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Year  Book  Comment
  Nelson's Navy Ships, Men and Organization, 1793-1815
  Royal Tars of Old England * The Lower Deck of the Royal Navy, 875-1850
  Empire of the Seas For four centuries, the Navy made Britain the most powerful nation on earth
  The Frigate Surprise ** The Design, Construction and Careers of Jack Aubrey's Favourite Command
  Glorious Victory ** A collection of essays covering many aspects of Admiral Duncan's life and times including the Battle of Camperdown
  Nelson and the Nile The Naval War Against Bonaparte 1798
  The 74-Gun Ship Bellona The '74' was the classic line-of-battle ship of the late eighteenth century
  The Ship of the Line A History in Ship Models
  Nelson's Victory 250 Years of War and Peace
  Mary Rose Owners' Workshop Manual Insights into the construction, operation, rescue and restoration of a great Tudor ship and its contents.
  Anson's Navy Building a Fleet for Empire 1744–1763

* sequel in Modern Era section 

** contributor with others

AOS Other Non Fiction

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Year  Book  Comment
  Ship 5,000 Years of Maritime Adventure
  The Conquest of the Ocean Tells the 5,000 year history of the remarkable individuals who sailed seas
  Royal Yachts Under Sail Describes their building, decoration, uses and exploits

Modern Era Naval Non Fiction

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Year  Book  Comment
  Able Seamen The Lower Deck of the Royal Navy, 1850-1939
  All Hands The Lower Deck of the Royal Navy Since 1939
  The Last Big Gun At War & at Sea with HMS Belfast
  Shield of Empire The Royal Navy in Scotland
  Two Navies Divided The British and United States Navies in the Second World War

Modern Era Other Non Fiction

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Year  Book  Comment
  SS Great Britain Owners' Workshop Manual An Insight into the Design, Construction and Operation of Brunel's Famous Passenger Ship


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