Peter Goodwin

Peter Goodwin served in the Royal Navy in nuclear submarines, qualifying as a marine engineer. Subsequently, he worked in Glasgow as a consultant design engineer, before completing an MPhil at the Institute of Maritime Studies, University of St. Andrews. Between 1991-2011, he was the Keeper and Curator of HMS Victory, HM Naval Base Portsmouth. He is widely acknowledged as one of the leading writers on the sailing warship.

He has also acted as a historical consultant, most notably on the 20th Century Fox film, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, inspired by Patrick O'Brian's series of Aubrey novels, and the television adaptation of Hornblower, in which he made a brief cameo. He resides in Southsea with his wife, the Local History Officer and Curator of Portsmouth Museum and Records Service.

AOS Naval Non Fiction

Series: n/a
Year  Book  Comment
  The Construction and Fitting of the English Man of War : 1650-1850 Precise and detailed information on the construction of the man-of-war.
  Nelson's Ships A Comprehensive History of the Vessels in which he Served, 1771-1805
  Nelson's Men O' War The Illustrated Story of Life in Nelson's Navy
  The Ships of Trafalgar The British, French and Spanish Fleets, October 1805
  Nelson's Victory 101 Questions & Answers about HMS Victory, Nelson's Flagship at Trafalgar 1805
  HMS Victory Owner's Workshop Manual An Insight Into Owning, Operating and Maintaining the Royal Navy's Oldest and Most Famous Warship
  HMS Victory Pocket Manual 1805 Nelson's Flagship at Trafalgar
Series: Anatomy of the Ship
Year  Book  Comment
  The 20-Gun Ship Blandford The role of the 20-gun sixth Rate is somewhat overshadowed
  The Naval Cutter Alert A full description of its concept, origins, design details and wartime service
  The Bomb Vessel Granado 1742 Built as a floating siege engine able to withstand the recoil of shell-firing mortars

Modern Era Naval Non Fiction

Year  Book  Comment
  Royal Navy Submarine Owners' Workshop Manual 1945 - 1973 ('A' Class - HMS Alliance)

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