David Lyon spent his working life at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, where for over twenty years he looked after the huge ships plans collection before becoming Curator of Naval Ordnance, then Head of Enquiries and finally Chief of Research of the Maritime Information Centre.

He served in the Royal Navy Reserve and having qualified as a diving officer, was instrumental in the development of underwater archaeology in Britain, diving on the Mary Rose amongst others. He was a member of the Council of the Society for Nautical Research and of the Nautical Museums Trust. He wrote and lectured extensively both in Britain and abroad.

AOS Naval Non Fiction

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Year

 Book  Comment
  The Sailing Navy List All the Ships of the Royal Navy - Built, Purchased and Captured, 1688-1855
  The Sail and Steam Navy List 1815-1889 The Ships of the Royal Navy 1815-1889
  Sea Battles in Close-up: The Age of Nelson Major engagements from Quiberon Bay in 1759 to Trafalgar.

Modern Era Naval Non Fiction

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Year

 Book  Comment
  The First Destroyers The Torpedo Boat Destroyers (TBDs) of the 1890s

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