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HMS Dreadnought (1879) BB  (8th)

This Dreadnought the eighth to carry the name, was a class of one. Originally named HMS Fury, she was renamed Dreadnought shortly before being launched.

Built at Pembroke Dock, laid down 1872, launched 08-Mar-1875 and completed 1879.

On completion she went straight into Reserve. But in 1884 joined the fleet in the Mediterranean, where she remained until 1894.
After a refit, she served as a coastguard ship from 1875-1897. Then after a second refit when she was re-boilered, and had small guns added, she again went into Reserve.

From 1902 she was used mainly as a depot ship until being sold in 1908.

Broken up at Barrow and Preston from Feb-1909.

Other HMS Dreadnought
- 1st  HMS Dreadnought
- 2nd HMS Dreadnought
- 3rd HMS Dreadnought
- 4th HMS Dreadnought
- 5th HMS Dreadnought
- 6th HMS Dreadnought
- 7th HMS Dreadnought
- 8th HMS Dreadnought
- 9th HMS Dreadnought
- 10th HMS Dreadnought 

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This page last edited - 17 July, 2012.