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Dreadnought Battleships

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.

Dreadnought Battleships

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.

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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 21 Dreadnought Battleships in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.






#1
1915
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the ARA Moreno
ARA Moreno
Dreadnought Battleship
#2
1910
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the BNS Minas Gerais
BNS Minas Gerais
Dreadnought Battleship
#3
1915
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Conte di Cavour
Conte di Cavour
Dreadnought Battleship
#4
1914
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Giulio Cesare
Giulio Cesare
Dreadnought Battleship
#5
1913
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Audacious
HMS Audacious
Superdreadnought Battleship
ADVERTISEMENTS
#6
1907
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Bellerophon (1907)
HMS Bellerophon (1907)
Dreadnought Battleship
#7
1915
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Canada (1913)
HMS Canada (1913)
Super-Dreadnought Battleship
#8
1911
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Colossus
HMS Colossus
Dreadnought Battleship
#9
1906
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Dreadnought
HMS Dreadnought
Dreadnought Battleship
#10
1914
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Queen Elizabeth
HMS Queen Elizabeth
Super Dreadnought Battleship
#11
1915
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Warspite (03)
HMS Warspite (03)
Dreadnought Battleship
#12
1915
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN Fuso
IJN Fuso
Dreadnought Battleship
#13
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN Ise
IJN Ise
Dreadnought Battleship / Hybrid Aircraft Carrier
#14
1920
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN Nagato
IJN Nagato
Dreadnought Battleship
#15
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the SMS Baden
SMS Baden
Dreadnought Battleship
#16
1916
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Arizona (BB-39)
USS Arizona (BB-39)
Super-Dreadnought Battleship
#17
1912
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Arkansas (BB-33)
USS Arkansas (BB-33)
Dreadnought Battleship
#18
1911
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Florida (BB-30)
USS Florida (BB-30)
Dreadnought Battleship
#19
1921
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Maryland (BB-46)
USS Maryland (BB-46)
Dreadnought Battleship
#20
1910
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS South Carolina (BB-26)
USS South Carolina (BB-26)
Dreadnought Battleship
#21
1911
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Utah (BB-31)
USS Utah (BB-31)
Dreadnought Battleship / Training Vessel