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HMS Dreadnought (1906) BB  (9th)

    
This HMS Dreadnought was the ninth to bear the name.

She was a revolutionary type of battleship of 17,900 tons, which carried an all big gun armament. She was about 2 to 3 times more effective than any other single battleship before her and made all other existing battleships obsolescent. (See her significance).

On completion she carried out gunnery trials in late 1906, then joined the Home Fleet as Flagship from 1907 to 1912. She was relieved as Flagship in May 1912, but remained in the Home Fleet. Becoming Flagship of 4th  Battle Squadron in late 1912, where she remained until 1916.
She rammed and sank U-29 in the North Sea on 18-March-1915. Was in refit at the time of Jutland.
In April-1916 she was considered to slow to remain with the Grand Fleet and joined 3rd Battle Squadron in the Thames Estuary.

Went into Reserve in 1919, and was scrapped in 1922.

 

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 - 11 January, 2013.