David K. Brown (1928–2008) was a noted British naval architect.[1] Born in Leeds, he joined the Admiralty and became a member of the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors. He rose through the ranks to become the Deputy Chief Naval Architect, before retiring in 1988.

After retirement, he turned his attention to writing, publishing many books on the technical development of warships in the Royal Navy. He also authored the history of the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors published during the centenary of that organisation in 1983.

Brown died in Bath, Somerset, on 15 April 2008.

Books writtenEdit

  • Brown, David K. (1991). The Future British Surface Fleet: Options for Medium-Sized Navies. Conway. ISBN 0851775578.
  • —— (1992). The Eclipse Of The Big Gun: The Warship 1906-1945. Conway Maritime. ISBN 0851779530.
  • —— (1993). Paddle Warships: The Earliest Steam Powered Fighting Ships 1815-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0851776167.
  • Brown, David K., ed. (1996). The Design and Construction of British Warships 1939-1945. I: Major Surface Ships. Conway. ISBN 0851776736.
  • Brown, David K., ed. (1996). The Design and Construction of British Warships 1939-1945. II: Submarines, Escorts and Coastal Forces. Conway. ISBN 0851776744.
  • Brown, David K., ed. (1996). The Design and Construction of British Warships 1939-1945. III: Landing Craft & Auxiliary vessels. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1557501629.
  • —— (1999). The Grand Fleet: Warship Design and Development 1906-1922. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 155750315X.
  • —— (2003) [1997]. Warrior to Dreadnought: Warship Development 1860–1905. London: Caxton Editions. ISBN 1-84067-529-2.
  • Brown, David K.; Moore, George (2003). Rebuilding the Royal Navy: Warship Design Since 1945. Chatham Publishing. ISBN 1861762224.
  • —— (2007). Atlantic Escorts: Allied Anti-submarine Vessels, 1939-1945. Naval Institute Press.
  • —— (2007). Atlantic Escorts : Ships weapons and Tactics in World War 2. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1591140129.
  • —— (2012) [2000]. Nelson to Vanguard: Warship Design 1923-1945. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 184832149X.
  • —— (2015) [1990]. Before the Ironclad: The Development of Ship Design, Propulsion, and Armament in the Royal Navy, 1815-60. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1848322585.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Announcements - Obituaries: Brown, David Keith". World Ship Society. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2018.