HMS Dreadnought

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Several ships and one submarine of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Dreadnought in the expectation that they would "dread nought", i.e. "fear nothing, but God". The 1906 ship was one of the Royal Navy's most famous vessels; battleships built after her were referred to as 'dreadnoughts', and earlier battleships became known as pre-dreadnoughts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boniface, Patrick. Dreadnought: Britain's First Nuclear Powered Submarine. Periscope Publishing Ltd., 2003. pp 84.