HMS Dreadnought


HMS Dreadnought

Several ships and one submarine of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS "Dreadnought" in the expectation that they would "dread nought", i.e. "fear nothing, but God". The 1906 ship was one of the Royal Navy's most famous vessels.

* First Royal Navy "Dreadnought" of 40 guns built in 1553. [Boniface, Patrick. Dreadnought: Britain's First Nuclear Powered Submarine. Periscope Publishing Ltd., 2003. pp 84.]
*, a 41-gun ship launched in 1573, rebuilt in 1592 and 1614, then broken up in 1648.
*, a 52-gun sclass|Speaker|frigate|0 frigate launched in 1654 as "Torrington", renamed HMS "Dreadnought" at the Restoration in 1660, and lost in 1690.
*, a 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line launched in 1691, rebuilt in 1706 and broken up 1748.
*, a 60-gun fourth rate launched in 1742 and sold 1784.
*, a 98-gun second rate launched in 1801, converted to a hospital ship in 1827, and broken up 1857.
*, a battleship launched in 1875 and hulked in 1903, then sold in 1908.
*, a revolutionary battleship, launched in 1906 and sold for breakup in 1921.
*, the UK's first nuclear-powered submarine, launched in 1960 and decommissioned in 1980.


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