The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth


Dreadnought


The launch of the Dreadnought at Devonport in 1906 changed the Arms Race leading to World War One fundamentally. The Royal Navy had shown that it was still at the cutting edge of naval innovation, but it had also made its existing fleet redundant at the same time. Fortunately, it took years to build these ships and so she still had a head start - but Germany would attempt to catch up.


Empire in Your Backyard: Plymouth Article




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