HMS Dreadnought (1963) SSN  (10th)


The name Dreadnought has become used to signify that the ships which bears this name are of some significance or of a revolutionary design.

This the tenth HMS Dreadnought was the Royal Navy's first nuclear powered submarine. 

She followed the US Navy's Skipjack design for the rear part of her hull to speed her introduction as she used the US Westinghouse design of pressurised water reactor to power her. Rolls Royce assisted and the first all British designed reactor was used in the following Valiant Class (1966) SSN

During the 1970's Dreadnought was fitted to fire Tigerfish torpedoes. 

Appeared at the Silver Jubilee Review 1977.

Unfortunately developed reactor problems in late 1980 and was decommissioned in 1982.

Other HMS Dreadnought
- 1st  HMS Dreadnought
- 2nd HMS Dreadnought
- 3rd HMS Dreadnought
- 4th HMS Dreadnought
- 5th HMS Dreadnought
- 6th HMS Dreadnought
- 7th HMS Dreadnought
- 8th HMS Dreadnought
- 9th HMS Dreadnought
- 10th HMS Dreadnought 

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This page last edited - 09 January, 2013.

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