Dreadnought was the
first battleship of her era to have a uniform main
battery, rather than having a few large guns
complemented by a heavy secondary battery of
somewhat smaller guns.
in 1905, HMS Dreadnought's revolutionary design made
all other battleships obsolete.
So advanced was Dreadnought that her name became a
generic term for modern battleships, whilst the
ships she made obsolete became known as
"pre-dreadnoughts". From 1906,
the world’s battle fleets officially were divided into
Dreadnoughts and pre-Dreadnoughts.
Perhaps the most
innovative part of the Dreadnought's design was the
use of Parsons Turbines to provide steam power.
These turbines made Dreadnought the
fastest battleship in the world. She was two and a half knots
faster than her rivals, and carried twice the
firepower of earlier battleships.
introduction sparked off a major naval arms race as
powerful navies rushed to match her, particularly
the German navy in the build up to the First World
On 18 March 1915,
HMS Dreadnought became the only battleship to sink a
submarine during the First World War. The Grand
Fleet was at sea conducting tactical exercises, when
U-29 fired a torpedo at the fleet. Dreadnought and
sighted the submarine, and a chase began. After ten
minutes the Dreadnought rammed the submarine, which
sank with the loss of all hands.
Like all of our warship
models, this HMS Dreadnought
ship model has the following qualities:
hollow hull construction (very important), weighing less than 10 lbs
(A solid hull of this model would be over 30 lbs
which feels like a heavy toy rather than an art
- Hollow superstructure is comprised of many
individual thin pieces of wood glued together, not
several solid pieces of wood stacking on top one
- Windows are cutouts (not black decals), thanks to
the hollow structures.
- >95% of parts are wood and metal.
- Rust appearance to
portray realism: A rough battleship, not a shiny
long (80cm) $1,900
S & H is $90 Sold
out. Will be available again in Spring 2018.