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.

Also
  • Dreadnought was a gunboat that the garrison at Gibraltar launched in June 1782 during the Great Siege of Gibraltar. She was one of 12. Each was armed with an 18-pounder gun, and received a crew of 21 men drawn from Royal Navy vessels stationed at Gibraltar. Brilliant provided Dreadnought's crew.[2]

Citations and references[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Boniface (2003), p 84.
  2. ^ Drinkwater (1905), p.246.
References
  • Boniface, Patrick (2003) Dreadnought: Britain's First Nuclear Powered Submarine. (Periscope Publishing). ISBN 978-1904381099
  • Drinkwater, John (1905) A History of the Siege of Gibraltar, 1779-1783: With a Description and Account of that Garrison from the Earliest Times. (J. Murray).