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Topic: HMS Dreadnought (1906)


  
  The Dreadnought Project
Dreadnought was the influential conception of the mercurial Jackie Fisher.
She broke the evolutionary pattern of battleship design by eliminating a diverse collection of weaponry in favor of an outfit of guns that combined as many of the largest guns as possible with an anti-torpedoboat battery composed of the lightest guns deemed sufficient to ward off these small attackers.
Dreadnought was built in a little over a year -- a very fast construction cycle which reflected the strenuous imperatives Jackie Fisher placed upon her delivery.
www.dreadnoughtproject.org /models/ships/HMS_Dreadnought   (183 words)

  
 HMS Dreadnought Exhibition | Previous Special Exhibitions | Your Visit | Royal Naval Museum at Portsmouth Historic ...
HMS Dreadnought gave her name to a new type of battleship, all the ships of her type that followed being known as dreadnoughts.
HMS Dreadnought  was, therefore, twice as powerful in heavy gun power as any existing battleship, faster by at least 3 knots and only required a similarly sized crew.
HMS Dreadnought was not present at the battle, but she did hold the distinction of being the only battleship to sink a submarine when she rammed U29 in March 1915.
www.royalnavalmuseum.org /visit_see_20th_dreadnought.htm   (1092 words)

  
  PRS-2 DREADNOUGHT
The original dreadnought was H.M.S. Dreadnought, the British battleship that revolutionized sea warfare during World War I. It was named after a ship of the line at the Battle of Trafalgar, and it gave her name to a revolution in naval warfare.
Dreadnought's hull was based on a streamlined teardrop design employed by the USS Albacore, although her hydroplanes were positioned at the bow rather than on the fin.
Dreadnought's principle role was be to detect and destroy enemy submarines and hence the term "hunter-killer" was used to describe her.
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  HMS Dreadnought
Dreadnought continued to patrol the Channel and the Baltic for another seven years, until 1812, when she was taken out of commission at Portsmouth.
Dreadnought was partially modernized in 1897-1899 and took part in British fleet maneuvers in 1900 and 1901 as a second-class battleship.
Dreadnought was commissioned for trials a year after her keel was laid and was completed in December 1906.
www.teachersparadise.com /ency/en/wikipedia/h/hm/hms_dreadnought.html   (1595 words)

  
 dreadnought - Search Results - MSN Encarta
The sixth HMS Dreadnought of the Royal Navy was a revolutionary battleship which entered service in 1906.
So advanced was Dreadnought that her name became a generic term for modern...
A dreadnought was a battleship of the early 20th century, of a type modelled after the revolutionary HMS Dreadnought of 1906.
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 HMS Dreadnought
When she was completed, in December 1906, HMS Dreadnought was the most powerful battleship in the world.
Dreadnought was the first of these ships to be laid down, in October 1905, and was built at great speed.
HMS Dreadnought was so much more powerful than any other battleship then in existence that she made every older ship obsolete overnight.
www.historyofwar.org /articles/weapons_HMS_Dreadnought.html   (1047 words)

  
 HMS Dreadnought (1906) information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The sixth HMS Dreadnought of the British Royal Navy was the first battleship to have a uniform main battery, rather than having a secondary battery of smaller guns.
Dreadnought could, at most, deliver a broadside of eight guns, and fire eight guns abaft or six astern, in each case only in a narrow range of angles; in no case could she put the full weight of available fire, ten 12 inch (30 cm), on target.
Dreadnought was commissioned for trials in December 1906, and in January 1907 she sailed for the Mediterranean Sea and then to Port of Spain, Trinidad.
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 HMS Dreadnought (1906) - Article about HMS Dreadnought (1906)
The sixth HMS Dreadnought of the British Royal Navy was the first battleship to have a uniform main battery, rather than having a secondary battery of smaller guns.
Dreadnought was commissioned for trials in December 1906, and in January 1907 she sailed for the Mediterranean Sea and then to Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Dreadnought had originally been built to show other navies the futility of attempting to go toe-to-toe with the Royal Navy, but as in the past (see HMS ''Warrior'' for instance), the Navy underestimated the German fleet's desire to maintain parity.
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 British Navy Ships--HMS Dreadnought (1906-1922)
HMS Dreadnought, an 18,110-ton battleship built at Portsmouth Dockyard, England, represented one of the most notable design transformations of the armored warship era.
Dreadnought was commissioned for trials a year after her keel was laid and was completed in December 1906.
From May 1916, Dreadnought was flagship of the 3rd Battle Squadron, based on the Thames to counter the threat of bombardment by German battlecruisers.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-fornv/uk/uksh-d/drednt9.htm   (461 words)

  
 Western Front Association Contributed Articles
August 1914, HMS Dreadnought was the flagship of the Fourth Battle Squadron of the Royal Navy's Grand Fleet.
HMS Lion was disabled and the German battlecruisers Seydlitz and Blucher were respectively damaged and sunk.
HMS Warspite - one of the British dreadnoughts - was hit and its rudder jammed forcing it to turn in circles.
www.westernfrontassociation.com /thegreatwar/articles/factsandfigures/dreadnoughts.htm   (2291 words)

  
 MaritimeDigital Archive Encyclopedia - Home > 003d Surface vessels (1905-1919) > Battleships - Dreadnoughts > British ...
The sixth HMS Dreadnought of the British Royal Navy was the first battleship to have a uniform main battery, rather than having a secondary battery of smaller guns.
Dreadnought was commissioned for trials in December 1906, and in January 1907 she sailed for the Mediterranean Sea and then to Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Dreadnought was undergoing a refit during the Battle of Jutland, and thus missed the Royal Navy's most significant fleet engagement of the war.
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 WARSHIP: BIG GUNS: SHIP GUIDE
HMS Dreadnought defined what it meant to be a big-guns battleship.
An analysis of the legendary Dreadnought clash at the Battle of Jutland.
A volunteer effort, the Dreadnought Project is dedicated to the construction of 3-D models of World War I-era ships and expanding knowledge of early 20th century naval technology.
www.pbs.org /wnet/warship/guns/guide_2_print.html   (253 words)

  
 WARSHIP: BIG GUNS: BATTLSHIP BASICS
Before HMS Dreadnought, battleships had single guns of various calibers, meaning control over a gunfire pattern was diminished.
HMS Captain and USS Monitor both sank, pushed down by turrets that lowered their clearance with the waterline.
Sails and masts, as HMS Captain demonstrated, were incompatible with large, heavy gun turrets and weapons.
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 Dreadnought@Everything2.com
The launch of the British ship-of-the-line HMS Dreadnought, in 1906, was an event comparable to the first detonation of an atomic bomb in 1945.
A couple examples of famous dreadnoughts are the venerable Bjorn the Fellhanded of the Space Wolves and the bloodthirsty Moriar the Chosen of the Blood Angels.
A Space Marine dreadnought has one of several heavy weapons, a storm bolter (upgradable to a heavy flamer), and a Dreadnought Close Combat weapon (basically a power fist without the disadvantage of striking last; this can be replaced with a missile launcher).
www.everything2.com /?node=Dreadnought   (1621 words)

  
 Launch of HMS Dreadnought: The Times Report - Sidebar - ninemsn Encarta
HMS Dreadnought was the first of a line of modern battleships to which she lent her name.
She was launched by Edward VII in Portsmouth on February 10, 1906, the day this article describing the ship appeared in The Times.
She was at the time the most heavily armed and armoured warship ever built.
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 HMS Dreadnought (1906) information - Search.com
The sixth HMS Dreadnought of the British Royal Navy was the first battleship to have a uniform main battery, rather than having a secondary battery of smaller guns.
Dreadnought could, at most, deliver a broadside of eight guns, and fire eight guns abaft or six astern, in each case only in a narrow range of angles; in no case could she put the full weight of available fire, ten 12 inch (30 cm), on target.
Dreadnought was commissioned for trials in December 1906, and in January 1907 she sailed for the Mediterranean Sea and then to Port of Spain, Trinidad.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Pre-dreadnought
The Royal Navy's Devastation class and HMS Dreadnought (not to be confused with the all big gun battleship of the same name) were three times the size of the earlier Cereberus class.
HMS Dreadnought (1906) introduced the concept of the all big-gun battleship, mounting a uniform battery of up to twelve large calibre guns.
HMS Dreadnought also introduced the steam turbine into battleship design, greatly increasing the speed of the ship, an innovation to large warships as revolutionary for its times as the ship's new gun layout.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Pre-dreadnought   (1484 words)

  
 Pre-Dreadnought - WarWiki - a Wikia wiki
HMS Dreadnought introduced the concept of the all big-gun battleship, mounting up to 12 large calibre guns.
HMS Dreadnought also introduced the steam turbine into battleship design, in its way this was as revolutionary as the gun layout.
Even mixed-caliber battleships completed after HMS Dreadnought were referred to as "pre-dreadnoughts", since this was an accurate reflection of their fighting value.
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 Battleship - Databank
Dreadnought was powered with steam turbines, which enabled her to sustain a higher maximum speed for longer, and with less maintenance than her triple-expansion engine powered predecessors.
The British battleship HMS Prince of Wales and her battlecruiser consort HMS Repulse were sunk by Japanese torpedo bombers while operating in the defence of Malaya (Malaysia and Singapore).
Like museum ships, HMS Victory is open to the public, but she is the flagship of the Royal Navy and the oldest ship in commission in any navy [2].
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 Battleship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dreadnought carried ten 12-inch (300 mm) guns in 5 turrets, and was powered not by reciprocating engines, but by revolutionary (for large ships) steam turbines.
Dreadnought was powered with steam turbines, which enabled her to sustain a higher maximum speed for longer, and with less maintenance than her triple-expansion engine powered predecessors.
The British battleship HMS Prince of Wales and her battlecruiser consort HMS Repulse were sunk by Japanese torpedo bombers while operating in the defence of Malaya (Malaysia and Singapore).
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 HMS Dreadnought (1906)
Dreadnought was the first battleship of her era to have a uniform main battery, rather than having a few large guns complemented by a heavy secondary battery of somewhat smaller guns.
Dreadnought would use steam turbines in place of the older triple-expansion engines that had powered almost all previous ships, giving her a design speed of a steady 21 knots (39 km/h).
Dreadnought could deliver a broadside of eight guns, and fire eight guns abaft or six ahead, in each case only in a narrow range of angles; she could never fire all her ten 12 inch (30 cm) guns at one target.
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All previous battleships were rendered obsolete at a stroke, and Dreadnought became the generic name for all capital ships built to her principles.
Dreadnought boasted one last archaic touch - she was the last Royal Navy ship to be designed with a ram, as a backup weapon of last resort.
At 1100 hours, when they reach the rendezvous, HMS Gentian strikes out on the convoy’s track and, late in the afternoon, she encounters a Carley float with eight Spikenard matelots, all nearly dead from hypothermia.
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 ::The Naval Race 1906 to 1914::
The naval race between Germany and Great Britain between 1906 and 1914 created huge friction between both nations and it is seen as one of the causes of World War One.
In 1906, Britain launched the first dreadnought - a ship that meant all others were redundant before its awesome fire power.
HMS Dreadnought: 17,900 tons; 526 feet in length; ten 12 inch guns, eighteen 4 inch guns, five torpedo tubes; maximum belt armour 11 inches; top speed 21.6 knots.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /naval_race_1906_to_1914.htm   (150 words)

  
 HMS Dreadnought Radio Controlled Battleship
H.M.S. Dreadnought was the first all big gun battleship to be built.
By firing her guns in groups, aimed from a central control, it was possible to correct the guns' aim by spotting the fall of the shells and correcting the aim accordingly.
Dreadnought had a quiet war, her only notable achievement being the sinking of U 29 by ramming in 1915, the only occasion when a submarine fell victim to a battleship.
www.rchobby.co.uk /hms_dreadnought_radio_controll.htm   (381 words)

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