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The Dover Patrol (Educational Talk and Book Signing)

Date: Thursday 20 April

Time: 7pm for 7.30

Cost: £5.00

Venue: Deal Angling Club, 13 The Marina, Deal, Kent, CT14 6NF. Refreshments available at the bar Google Map  

Online Booking: Use Buy It Now Button below

Postal Booking: Please send a cheque to DM&LHM 22 St.George's Rd, Deal, CT14 6BA. Tickets can be collected on the night or send SAE with payment


A talk by author, Steve Dunn, based on his latest book, about the Dover Patrol.

The story of the Dover Patrol has rarely been told, but it was the longest, and probably the most arduous, continuous naval campaign of the war, demanding much sacrifice of men and materiel.

It brought together an assortment of vessels, ranging from the modern to the antique, was commanded by a series of radical and polarising personalities and increasingly manned by citizen volunteers.

Between 1914 and 1918 the men of the Patrol attempted to shut down German access to the Atlantic and English Channel, with the goal of preventing German bound trade going in and U-boats, commerce raiders and warships going out.

This date is the 100th anniversary of the Second Battle of the Dover Strait.


About the Speaker: Steve R Dunn

Steve Dunn is an author with a special interest in the British Navy of the early 20th century and World War One.

Published works include;

Securing the Narrow Sea; the Exploits and the Men of the Dover Patrol 1914-1918 (Seaforth Publishing, January 2017)

Blockade; cruiser warfare and the starvation of Germany in World War One (Seaforth Publishing, May 2016)

Formidable; a true story of disaster and courage

The Coward? the rise and fall of the Silver King

The Scapegoat; the life and tragedy of a fighting admiral and Churchill’s role in his death

His books have been nominated for the Mountbatten Maritime Book Award in 2014, 2015 and 2016 (twice) and were shortlisted for the Rubery International Book Prize in 2014. He is a member of The Society for Nautical Research and the Britannia Naval Research Association.