Battleship Dreadnought

Battleship Dreadnought

Anatomy of The Ship
  • Author: John Roberts
  • Short code: ANT
  • Publication Date: 19 Mar 2020
  • ISBN: 9781472846105
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 256
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About this Product

Launched in 1906, HMS Dreadnought was the first ‘all-big-gun' battleship and as such revolutionised battleship design for more than a generation. She was built at Portsmouth in 14 months, a record which has never been equalled, and when she was launched she was superior in both firepower and speed to anything then afloat.

Perhaps even more radical than her design was the proposal to adopt Parsons turbines, which at the time had been hardly tested. Though she saw little action during her career, her influence was profound and she gave her name to a class of ship that dominated the high seas for more than a generation.

As part of the renowned Anatomy of the Ship series, this book provides the finest documentation of the Bellona, with a complete set of superb line drawings, supported by technical details and a record of the ship's service history.

Biographical Note

John Roberts is widely recognized for his contributions to warship literature. He was editor of Warship for six years and is the co-author of the standard works on British battleships and cruisers of the Second World War period. His superb warship plans led one authority to describe him as 'the best draughtsman in the UK'. His two previous volumes for Conway, on the Hood and Intrepid, were widely acclaimed.

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
INTRODUCTION
The gunnery revolution
A question of Speed
Design
Construction
The experimental cruise
Operational history
Summary of service
Hull, weights and stability
Machinery
Steering gear
Electrical machinery
Ventilation
Accommodation
Armament
Fire control equipment
Armour
Compasses
Wireless
Telephone system
Modifications
NOTES
SOURCES
The PHOTOGRAPHS
The DRAWINGS
General arrangement
Lines and constructional details
Machinery
Accommodation
Superstructure
Rig
Armament
Fire control
Fittings
Ground tackle
Boats


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