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HMS Dreadnought, 1888


ClassDreadnought
TypeTurret Ship
Built1879
Speed14.5 Knots
Weight10,820 tons
Armament4 x 12.5 inch guns in two twin turrets
Crew369
FateShe was sold in 1908 and broken up in Barrow and Preston
NotesThis ship was originally to be called the Fury. Instead, the design was improved complete with artificial ventilation and 14 inch thick continuous armour. She spent ten years in the Mediterranean 1884 - 1894 and had HRH Prince Louis of Battenburg and HRH Prince George of Wales serve on her. The troopship behind Dreadnought in the picture is the Serapis.


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by Stephen Luscombe