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HMS Dreadnought (1906) 1:1

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The History

HMS Dreadnought was the revolutionary "all big gun" battleship that gave her name to the whole style of ship that followed. 

Battleships that came before became known as pre-dreadnoughts. They typically carried two twin gun turrets for their main armament; one forward and one aft, 4 big guns in total. HMS Dreadnought was larger, carried 5 main gun turrets for a total of 10 big guns and also used new steam turbine engines. This meant that she was larger, faster and more heavily armed than any battleship that had come before.

With only one dreadnought type ship in the world at the start of 1907, the playing field was virtually level, and all the major naval powers launched into massive building programs. The designs got ever bigger and more powerful, and Dreadnought herself was soon surpassed by the newer generations of battleships.

For such a revolutionary ship, she had a quiet career. She spent the first part of it as the flagship of the Home Fleet, but was relieved of that position in 1911. During the First World War, she missed the Battle of Jutland due to refit. Her only significant action was when she rammed and sank the German submarine SM U-29 in 1915, the only instance of a submarine being sunk by a battleship.

She was sold for scrap in 1921.


The Build

Like my other ships, there's no interior on this one.

Unlike the Project Jutland ships which I left in plain iron all over, I've actually bothered to "paint" below the waterline on this one. I never liked the red wool for the underwater paint in my preferred textures, but I've recently realised that red stained clay works quite well.

For any of the British battleships and battlecruisers that followed Dreadnought, and also the German ships of the dreadnought arms race, see Project Jutland.




HMS Dreadnought (1906) 1:1 Minecraft Map 
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12/15/2016 1:54 am
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D-GENERAL-MC
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Mind If I use this for my map?
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12/16/2016 7:07 pm
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ConfuseACat
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Sure, go for it. I'd love to see a screenshot when you're done. :)
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06/23/2015 4:00 am
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Wooouh
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Nice bro :D This is a spectacular work ! HMS Dreadnought is my favourite battle ship.Keep calm and build the HMS
Ajax,the super-dreadnought Ajax (I think u have this ship in your jutland map but im not sure :D )
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06/23/2015 3:41 pm
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ConfuseACat
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Thanks!

Ajax is indeed in Project Jutland - she's the second ship in the 2nd Battle Squadron, 1st Division of the Grand Fleet.

The majority of RN dreadnoughts (1906-1916) are in that map; only a few missed the battle. Dreadnought herself, Emperor of India and Queen Elizabeth were all in refit at the time, Audacious had been sunk by a mine in 1914 and Royal Sovereign was newly commissioned and Admiral Jellicoe didn't think she was ready. Apart from those, they were all there. :)
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06/24/2015 3:04 am
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Wooouh
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ok i didn't saw ajax :D and when audacious sank,the olympic (used as troop cruiser in her famous dazzle livery),the sister ship of titanic and britannic (sank 2 years later) helped the crew of audacious,am i right?
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06/25/2015 6:22 pm
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ConfuseACat
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Yep, Olympic was one of the ships that tried to take Audacious in tow and took off about 250 of her crew. The tow rope came apart after the battleship's steering gear failed. Olympic was on her last commercial voyage of the war, painted in a mid-grey at the time. 

The Admiralty tried to cover up the sinking afterwards, which is a bit difficult when an ocean liner's passengers have seen it! Even though there weren't that many aboard since the U-boat threat had stopped a lot of people from travelling.
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06/18/2015 4:07 pm
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ConfuseACat
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Thanks for the comments folks. :)
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06/15/2015 6:09 pm
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GrayRemnant
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Awesome job, dude!
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06/15/2015 10:56 am
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Anchor_Yuki
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Great !
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06/15/2015 10:53 am
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LostInSpace
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Amazing! Dreadnought is a beauty :)
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