Published Works

Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Dreadnought Project, 2006 – present.

“‘It’s a Case of All or None’: ‘Jacky’ Fisher’s Advice to Winston Churchill, 1911”, The Mariner’s Mirror, May 2016.

“‘A Distinct Point in Naval Tactics’”, The Mariner’s Mirror, August 2016.

“Vice-Admiral Bethell’s Third Fleet Battle Orders, about 1914”, The Mariner’s Mirror, November 2016.

The Promotion of David Beatty to Rear-Admiral”The Mariner’s Mirror, May 2017.

“War Course Attendance at Greenwich from 1900 to 1904”The Mariner’s Mirror, November 2017.

“A Case of Mistaken Identity”, Academia.

“‘A Good Story’”, Academia.

“Of Battle Orders and Battle Instructions”, Academia.

“‘Pushing Retirement’”, Academia.

Acknowledged In

Bell, C., Churchill and the Dardanelles (Oxford, 2017).

Brooks, J., The Battle of Jutland (London, 2016).

Buckey, C., Genesis of the Grand Fleet (Annapolis, 2021).

Buxton, I.; Johnston, I., The Battleship Builders (Barnsley, 2013).

Goldrick, J., After Jutland: The Naval War in North European Waters June 1916–November 1918 (Barnsley, 2018).

Hamilton, C. I., ‘Bombing and the Geography of Admiralty Administration in Two World Wars’ Journal of Maritime Research, 2021.

Howlett, A., The Development of British Naval Aviation 1914–1918 (Abingdon, 2021).

Jellicoe, N., Jutland: The Unfinished Battle (Barnsley, 2016).

Lewis, G.; May, K., “‘Will Make a Good Admiral’: A Reassessment of the Captain Scott’s Naval Career” Polar Record, May, 2015.

McLaughlin, S., “Divide and Conquer? Divisional Tactics and the Battle of Jutland” Warship 2016 (London, 2016).

McLaughlin, S., ‘Battlelines and Fast Wings: Battlefleet Tactics in the Royal Navy, 1900–1914’, Journal of Strategic Studies, June, 2017.

Scott, F., ‘The Evolution of Sail Training from the Nineteenth Century to the 1980s’, The Mariner’s Mirror, May, 2020.

Schleihauf, W., Jutland: The Naval Staff Appreciation (Barnsley, 2016).

Papers Given

‘Cordite or Carelessness? The Royal Navy’s High-Level Debate into who or what was to blame for the Catastrophic Loss of the Battle Cruisers at Jutland.’
New Researchers in Maritime History Conference. S.S. Great Britain, Bristol, March 2013.

Invited to present at the McMullen Naval History Symposium at the United States Naval Academy, September 2017, but was unable to attend at the last minute.


Peer-reviewer for The Mariner’s Mirror.

Consulted for documentary Battle of Jutland: The Navy’s Bloodiest Day (2016).