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H.M.S Dreadnought

World War Ancestry

Displacement: 18,120 long tons

(18,410 t) (normal load)

20,730 long tons (21,060 t) (deep load)

Length: 527 ft (160.6 m)

Beam: 82 ft 1 in (25.0 m)

Draught: 29 ft 7.5 in (9.0 m) (deep load)

Installed power: 23,000 shp (17,000 kW)

Propulsion: 4 shafts

Parsons direct drive steam turbines

18 Babcock & Wilcox water-tube boilers

Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)

Range: 6,620 nautical miles (12,260 km;

7,620 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)

Complement: 700–810

Armament: 5 × 2 BL 12-inch Mark X guns

27 × 1 12-pdr 18 cwt Mark I guns

5 × 18-inch (450 mm) torpedo tubes

Armour: Belt: 4–11 in (102–279 mm)

Deck: 0.75–3 in (19–76 mm)

Barbettes: 4–11 in (102–279 mm)

Turrets: 3–12 in (76–305 mm)

Conning tower: 11 in (279 mm)

Bulkheads: 8 in (203 mm)

Ship specification

HMS Dreadnought was entered into Service by The Royal Navy in 1906 and brought a new chapter to Naval Warfare.


The British Battleship was the very first capital ship to be powered by steam turbines making the ship the fastest at the time setting off a new race in Naval arms.


During the First World War at The Battle of Jutland HMS Dreadnought was the only Battleship to sink a German submarine.


Dreadnought was one of the first vessels of the Royal Navy to be fitted with instruments for electrically transmitting range,


HMS Dreadnought was finally scrapped in 1922.