David K. Brown
David K. Brown (1928–2008) was a noted British naval architect. 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, in April 2008.
Books written 
- Atlantic Escorts: Allied Anti-submarine Vessels, 1939-1945. (Naval Inst Pr, October 2007)
- Paddle Warships: The Earliest Steam Powered Fighting Ships 1815-1850. (Naval Inst Pr, March 1995)
- Nelson to Vanguard: Warship Design 1923-1945. (Naval Inst Pr, October 2000)
- Before the Ironclad: The Development of Ship Design, Propulsion, and Armament in the Royal Navy, 1815-60. (Naval Inst Pr, April 1990)
- Warrior to Dreadnought: Warship Development 1860-1905. (Book Sales, January 2004)
- The Grand Fleet: Warship Design and Development 1906-1922.
- The Eclipse Of The Big Gun: The Warship 1906-1945. (Naval Inst Pr, July 1992)
- The Future British Surface Fleet: Options for Medium-Sized Navies. (Naval Inst Pr, June 1991)