Design for battleship HMS Dreadnought from 'Report of the Committee on Designs’

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English

This drawing comes from the original designs for a new line of battleships suggested in a ‘Report of the Committee on Designs’ produced by the British Royal Navy in 1905. The design of HMS Dreadnought was such an advance in naval technology that all ships of this type built afterwards became collectively known as ‘dreadnoughts’.

Jellicoe Papers

John Rushworth Jellicoe was a navy officer who commanded The Grand Fleet during World War One. He led Allied warships against the German High Seas Fleet and was involved in high-level decision-making about naval operations. The Jellicoe Papers comprise correspondence, memoranda, reports, charts and other documents either created or used by Jellicoe during his service in the Royal Navy.

Full title
JELLICOE PAPERS. Vol. I. Report of the Committee on Designs, recommending ships such as H.M.S. 'Dreadnought'; 1905
Created
1905
Format
Drawing
Creator
Royal Navy
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British Library
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Add MS 48989

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