Saturday, January 10, 2009

hms dreadnought wallpapers

upgraded ship photo,1917

dreadnought 1916 during upgrade

hms dreadnought 1910 photograph

1906 during the trial of gunnery

hms dreadnought in 1907

bridge tripod mast pictures

forward 12inch guns photo

hms dreadnought viewed from tripod masts bows

side battery pics
HMS Dreadnought of the Royal Navy was a battleship build in 1906. Dreadnought represented marked advance in naval technology , the "dreadnoughts", as well as the class of ships named after her is an entire generation of battleships
Dreadnought was the first battleship of her era to have a uniform main battery, She was also the first capital ship to be powered by steam turbines, making her the fastest battleship in the world at the time of her completion.

Displacement: 18,420 tons
Length: 527 ft (161 m)
Beam: 82 ft (25 m)
Draught: 26 ft (7.9 m)
Propulsion: 18 3-drum water-tube boilers
Parsons single-reduction geared steam turbines
22,500 shp on 4 shafts
Speed: 21 kt (39 km/h)
Range: 900/2,900 tons coal, 1,120 tons oil,
6,620 nmi (12 260 km) at 10 kt (19 km/h)
4,910 nmi (9090 km) at 18.4 kt (34 km/h)
Complement: 695–773
weapon: 10 x BL 12inch (304.8 mm) Mk X guns, 5 twin B Mk.VIII turrets (one forward, two aft, two wing)
27 × 12-pdr 18 cwt L/50 Mk.I guns, single mountings P Mk.IV
5 × 18 in (457 mm) submerged torpedo tubes

Armour: Belt: 4 to 11 in (100 to 280 mm) midship, 2.5 in (64 mm) at ends
Deck: up to 3 in (75 mm)
Turrets: 11 in (280 mm)
Barbettes: up to 11 in (280 mm)
Conning tower: 11 in (280 mm)


Anonymous said...

Dreadnought was the first battleship to feature an "all-big-gun" armament and steam turbine propulsion
she was the best-armed and fastest battleship in the world when completed in 1906.

Dreadnought was flagship of the Fourth Battle Squadron at the time of the Battle of Jutland in 1916. it saw its only action of the conflict when it rammed and sank U-29 on March 18, 1915 She remains the only battleship to have sunk a submarine

HMS Dreadnought's ten big 305mm guns made all other battleships out-of-date. Powered by new steam turbines she had a top speed of 21 knots, 3 knots faster than battleships with traditional piston engines.
it launched a naval arms race between Britain and Germany of unprecedented size and scope. Striving to build bigger and more powerful warships

Dreadnought is a generic name given to all subsequent battleships after the original HMS Dreadnoughts launch, due to the massive design shift.

Prevous battleships had for some time been in a standard layout of main armament in two main turrets at either end of the ship (or in 4 single turrets in the case of the French ships using the lozenge, or diamond layout) with the secondary armament either in casemates or in later ones like the British King Edward VII in turrets at midships. Having a heavy secondary battery was later found to make fire control near impossible due to not being able to tell the difference between the fall of 12inch and 10 or 9.2inch shot.

The Dreadnought type battleships had all big gun armament, and hence are all designated Dreadnoughts, regardless of different states calling them 'Fast Battleships', 'Super Battleships' or anything else, they are still Dreadnoughts, or Dreadnought type battleships, age or place of manufacture has no relevance, it's the fundamental shift in design that makes them Dreadnoughts.

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