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    Dreadnought Battleships

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/6/2016

    The arrival of the HMS Dreadnought brought about a whole new era in warship design - leading to the general term "Dreadnought" used to describe these vessels.





    The Dreadnought Battleship revolution was begun by the arrival in 1906 of HMS Dreadnought of the British Royal Navy. Its arrival was such that all existing battleships were then recognized as "pre-Dreadnought" types, making them largely obsolete in comparison. The HMS Dreadnought became the first warship of the period to focus on an all "big gun" armament across its main gun installations while relying exclusively on turbine propulsion for the necessary speed. The revolution in shipbuilding that followed the arrival of HMS Dreadnought resulted in all-new greater designs of considerably more strength, power and firepower - making the Dreadnought an obsolete vessel itself in a short five years. Some Dreadnoughts were still in service during World War 2 (1939-1945) though many would be given up after World War 1 (1914-1918).


    There are a total of (17) Dreadnought Battleships in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    1915
    ARA Moreno
    Around 1910, the nations of South America were in a naval arms race with each participant bent on ou... [Read More]
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    1913
    HMS Audacious
    Naval warship design was rewritten with the arrival of HMS Dreadnought in 1906 for the British Royal... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Audacious

    1907
    HMS Bellerophon (1907)
    The British Royal Navy revolutionized naval warfare when it introduced their HMS Dreadnought in 1906... [Read More]
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    1915
    HMS Canada (1913)
    ... [Read More]
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    1911
    HMS Colossus
    HMS Colossus was born out of an expedited measure on the part of the British Navy to expand its powe... [Read More]
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    1906
    HMS Dreadnought
    When she was commissioned in 1906, HMS Dreadnought was the dominant battleship class of her era. Dr... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Dreadnought

    1914
    HMS Queen Elizabeth
    The British Royal Navy was the most powerful sea-going force by the time of World War 1 (1914-1918) ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Queen Elizabeth

    1915
    HMS Warspite (03)
    HMS Warspite (03) was a Dreadnought Battleship of the Queen Elizabeth-class in service with the Brit... [Read More]
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    1915
    IJN Fuso
    The Fuso-class were "Dreadnought" battleships in service with Japan during both World War and World ... [Read More]
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    1920
    IJN Nagato
    World War 1 (1914-1918) spurred many-a-nation to bulk up their naval power and this included the Jap... [Read More]
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    1917
    SMS Baden
    The German Navy attempted to keep pace with the British Royal Navy prior to World War 1 (1914-1918) ... [Read More]
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    1916
    USS Arizona (BB-39)
    USS Arizona (BB-39) was one of two Pennsylvania-class super-dreadnought battleships completed for se... [Read More]
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    1912
    USS Arkansas (BB-33)
    ... [Read More]
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    1911
    USS Florida (BB-30)
    At one point in military naval history, the "Dreadnought" battleship represented the pinnacle of war... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Florida (BB-30)

    1921
    USS Maryland (BB-46)
    The storied USS Maryland (BB-46) was born from the fighting of World War 1 (1914-1918). The vessel w... [Read More]
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    1910
    USS South Carolina (BB-26)
    USS South Carolina (BB-26) was the lead ship of her class, being categorized as a "1st class dreadno... [Read More]
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    1911
    USS Utah (BB-31)
    USS Utah (BB-31) was a Dreadnought battleship belonging to the Florida-class revealed in the period ... [Read More]
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