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Laughton Naval Unit


The Laughton unit outputs across a wide medium of outlets. Many of our members and researchers output their expertise in their own name. We recommend you view their individual staff or research pages for extended lists. Below is a list of some publications, by some past and present members:

Professor Andrew Lambert


  • 21st Century Corbett (21st Century Foundations), 2017, US Naval Institute.
  • Nelson: Britannia’s God of War, 2004
  • The Challenge, Britain Against America in the Naval War of 1812, 2013.
  • Admirals, The Naval Commanders
  • Ship: A History in Art and Photography. Conway Press, London 2010
  • HMS Warrior 1860: Victoria’s Ironclad Deterrent. Conway Press London 2011, 2nd revised edn. 1st edn. London 1987. May 2011
  • Dreadnought and the Edwardian Age. Ed. with Robert Blyth and Jan Rüger. Ashgate Publishing, Farnham May 2011
  • The Crimean War: British Grand Strategy against Russia 1853-1856. Second revised edition, Ashgate Publishing , Farnham. November 2011. Ist edn. Manchester 1990


  • John Scott Russell Ships, Science and Scandal in the Age of Transition. International Journal for the History of Engineering Technology (ISSN: 1758-1206); Volume 81, No. 1, pp. 60-78(19); January 2011
  • ‘The Royal Navy’s White Sea Campaign of 1854’ in Elleman, B.A. & Paine, S.C.M. eds. Naval Power and Expeditionary Warfare: peripherals campaigns and new theatres of naval warfare. Routledge, London 2011 pp. 29-44.
  • ‘The Construction of Naval History 1815-1914.The Mariner’s Mirror vol. 97.1.February 2011 pp.207-224


  • Channel 4, Time Team, Brunels Last Launch (2011).
  • Channel 4, Time Team, Nelson’s Hospital (2010).
  • War at Sea (TV Mini-Series documentary, BBC).

Benjamin F. Armstrong

  • 21st Century Mahan: Sound Military Conclusions for the Modern Era Paperback – August, 2013. US Naval Institute.
  • 21st Century Sims: Innovation, Education, and Leadership for the Modern Era (21st Century Foundations), 2015, US Naval Institute.

Dr John Brooks

  • The Battle of Jutland (Cambridge Military Histories), 2016.
  • Dreadnought Gunnery and the Battle of Jutland: The Question of Fire Control (Cass Series: Naval Policy and History), 2016.

Dr Marcus Faulkner

  • The Great War at Sea: A Naval Atlas, 1914–1919 (2015).
  • War at Sea: A Naval Atlas, 1939–1945 (2012).

Dr Alan James


  • ‘Raising the Profile of Naval History: An International Perspective on Early Modern Navies’, The Mariner’s Mirror 97,1 (Feb. 2011), pp. 193-206.  This was the Centenary Issue of the journal with contributions by invitation only.  Minor publications involved a number of book reviews on naval history and an extended entry on ‘Western Naval Warfare, 1450-1850’, in an encyclopaedia Philosophers at War (Praeger, 2011).
  • Co-authored with a reserve officer and strategic consultant of the French Surgeon General’s office, Dr Jan-Cedric Hansen, the article, ‘The Doctrine Drift: Defence Medical Services from Recruitment to Rehabilitation’, ETS: Equipment, Training, Simulation (winter, 2010), pp. 40-45.   
  • ‘Les Grands arsenaux dans la première moitié du XVIIième siècle’, Dix-Septième Siècle, 3/252 (2011); and, ‘Les ports de guerre du Ponant sous Richelieu’, Neptunia, 264 (September, 2011), an illustrated publication of the Musée de la Marine.

Dr Alessio Patalano


  •   Post-war Japan as a Sea Power: Imperial Legacy, Wartime Experience and the Making of a Navy (Bloomsbury Studies in Military History, 20160.
  • Maritime Strategy and National Security in Britain and Japan from the Alliance to the Post-9/11 World (Brill/Global Oriental, forthcoming November 2011).


  • ‘Japan’s Maritime Strategy: The Island Nation Model’, RUSI Journal, Vol. 156, 2011:2, 82-89.
  • ‘Japan’s Maritime Past, Present, and Future’, in Geoffrey Till & Patrick Bratton (eds.), Seapower and the Asia-Pacific: The Triumph of Neptune (Abingdon, OX: Routledge, forthcoming September 2011).
  • ‘Maritime Strategy and Global Order: The South China Sea’, in Daniel Moran, James Russell (eds.), Maritime Strategy and Global Order (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, Forthcoming December 2011).





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