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Dreadnought

Launch of HMS Thunderer.
View full size imageLaunch of HMS Thunderer at the Thames Ironworks, Blackwall, in 1912. © NMM

A type of battleship armed with six or more guns having calibres of 12 inches or more.

In the nineteenth century, three vessels of this name served as floating hospitals for seamen off Deptford.

 




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