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Krakatoa
Post subject: Re: HMS DreadnoughtPosted: January 26th, 2015, 11:44 pm
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Well executed drawing and great to see the backstory to the ship. Brings the drawings to life.


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Post subject: Re: HMS DreadnoughtPosted: January 27th, 2015, 8:41 am
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Another great update, its good to have the text info as well as the drawings. A nicely informative thread for such an historic ship.

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Post subject: Re: HMS DreadnoughtPosted: January 27th, 2015, 5:22 pm
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HMS Dreadnought, 1916
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HMS Dreadnought as she appeared in 1916.

Dreadnought had her stern torpedo tube removed, and the after control top was also removed, replaced by an open platform where the aft searchlights were remounted. As part of the fleet-wide changes following the Battle of Jutland, Dreadnought had anti-flash protection fitted to her magazines and ammunition hoists, and some extra deck protection was fitted over the magazines. She flies the flag of Vice-Admiral Edward Bradford as flagship of the 3rd Battle Squadron.

In 1916, Dreadnought was transferred to the 3rd BS, which was detached from the Grand Fleet and rebased to Sheerness. In addition to the flagship, the 3rd BS consisted of the surviving pre-dreadnought battleships of the King Edward VII class: Africa, Commonwealth, Hibernia, Dominion, Hindustan, Zealandia and Britannia, and was deployed to counter raids on the east coast of Britain by German heavy ships. On May 31, 1916, the 3rd BS sailed to support the Grand Fleet at Jutland, but the squadron did not arrive in time to see combat.

Coming soon, the last in this series:
HMS Dreadnought, 1918


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Post subject: Re: HMS DreadnoughtPosted: January 27th, 2015, 6:15 pm
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Awesome series you've created here! Hopefully you'll coalesce (with the superb info) the various drawings onto the first page? Speaking of...are you going to do the successor-classes, of which I think the HMS Superb was a Bellerophon-class unit?

"Equal Speed Charlie London"! 8-) ;)

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al1194
Post subject: Re: HMS DreadnoughtPosted: January 27th, 2015, 6:51 pm
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Everything should already be in the first post!

I'm working on the Bellerophon class next.


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Post subject: Re: HMS DreadnoughtPosted: January 27th, 2015, 7:43 pm
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What an amazing thread!
Excellent drawings, of such an iconic ship, and a first work here, as well. Very well done.
I'm hoping to see more of your work soonest.

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Post subject: Re: HMS DreadnoughtPosted: January 27th, 2015, 9:32 pm
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al1194 wrote:
I'm working on the Bellerophon class next.
I had best be getting the popcorn. :D


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Post subject: Re: HMS DreadnoughtPosted: January 27th, 2015, 10:55 pm
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HMS Dreadnought, 1918
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HMS Dreadnought as she appeared at war’s end, 1918.

In 1917, deflection scales were painted on the forward and after turrets. The quarterdeck 12 pdr AA guns were replaced by a pair of 3 in AA guns, and the foretopmast was also reduced in height.

In 1918, Dreadnought rejoined the Grand Fleet as a private ship in her old squadron, the 4th BS. As the oldest dreadnought battleship in the fleet, she was placed in reserve at war’s end. In 1921 the ship was paid off, and she was scrapped in 1923.

This concludes this series on HMS Dreadnought. Up next is the following class of dreadnoughts built for the Royal Navy, the Bellerophon class: HMS Bellerophon, HMS Temeraire, and HMS Superb!


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Krakatoa
Post subject: Re: HMS DreadnoughtPosted: January 27th, 2015, 11:34 pm
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Well done al1194, you have drawn a set of marvellous pixel art representations of the battleship that gave its name to two generations of ships.


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Post subject: Re: HMS DreadnoughtPosted: January 27th, 2015, 11:41 pm
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Wery good work indeed. And well accompained by exaustive text description that it also highlights how fast the naval arms race went on. The most advanced, powerful and revolutionary battleship in the world at the time of her commissioning had basically become obsolete in a mere twelve years....

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