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HMS Dreadnought - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Dreadnought

Name : HMS Dreadnought
Laid Down : 10th September 1870
Launched : 8th March 1875
Completed : 15th February 1879
Type : Battleship
Class :
Builder : Pembroke
Country : UK
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Fate : Sold for scrap 14th July 1908.

Built at Pembroke Dockyard and built as a larger version of HMS Devastation. HMS Dreadnaught was laid down on the 10th September 1870, launched 8th march 1875 and completed 15th February 1879. She was a popular ship in the navy. In 1884 a number of Machine guns were added and these were later replaced in 1894 by six 6 pounder Quick Firing guns and ten ten 3 pounder Quick Firing guns. HMS Dreadnaught had a refit in 1898 when she had larger funnels and was re-boilered. She continued in service until 1900 when she was re classified as a second class battleship and in 1902 she was used for harbour duties and placed in reserve in 1905 and finally scrapped in 1908. Displacement: 10,886 tons, Speed 14.5 knots, range 5,700 miles at 10 knots, compliment: 369. Armament: four 12 - inch MLR in two pairs. plus six 6 pounder and 10 three pounder QF guns.

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HMS Dreadnought, 1879.


HMS Dreadnought, 1879.


HMS Dreadnought, 1879.


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Timeline Entries :


10th September 1870 - Laid down at Pembroke Dockyard
8th March 1875 - Launched
8th March 1875 - Launched
15th February 1879 - Commissioned
15th February 1879 - Commissioned into reserve
1884 - Commissioned for sevice in the Mediterranean
1890 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet
8th August 1890 - Arrived Salonica
16th August 1890 - Sailed Salonika for Lemnos
4th December 1890 - Arrived Suda Bay
1891 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet
9th March 1891 - Arrived Piraeus
13th March 1891 - Sailed Piraeus for Smyrna
4th August 1891 - Arrived Alexandria
4th August 1891 - Arrived Alexandria
10th August 1891 - Arrived Alexandria
14th August 1891 - Sailed Alexandria for Lemnos
14th August 1891 - Sailed Alexandria for Lemnos
17th August 1891 - Arrived Lemnos
24th August 1891 - Sailed Lemnos for Thaso
25th August 1891 - Arrived Thaso
3rd September 1891 - Sailed Thaso for Mitylene
17th September 1891 - Arrived Marmarice
1892 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet
29th January 1892 - Off Snipe Point near Platea
6th February 1892 - Sailed Platea for Smyrna
15th March 1892 - Arrived Alexandria
18th June 1892 - Sailed Malta
17th July 1892 - Arrived Malta from Piraeus
25th July 1892 - 1892 Sailed Malta for Sicily and Naples
19th December 1892 - Anchored off Volo
21st December 1892 - Arrived Athens
1893 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet
1894 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet
1895 - Served as Coast Guard ship at Bantry Bay, Ireland
4th August 1895 - At Lough Swilley with the Reserve Fleet
16th July 1896 - Sailed Falmouth Roads
16th July 1896 - Arrived Portland
5th June 1900 - Arrived Torbay for Manoeuvres
3rd July 1900 - Basin trials at Chatham
7th July 1900 - Participated in the Summer Fleet Manoeuvres
16th August 1902 - Coronation Review at Spithead
14th July 1908 - Sold For Break Up

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Last edited : 21:00, October 11, 2012
By : DataStream

First Added : 15:34, February 28, 2011
By : kc


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