The Next Dreadnought Revolution Part 1: Current Design Trends and Limitations

1.0 Time for a New Dreadnought-Type Innovation in Warship Design In a time when battleships usually took several years to build, the construction and launch in 1906 of HMS Dreadnought in less than 12 months was a demonstration of British military intention and industrial might. Most critically, her large gun design and steam turbines made every ship built before obsolete. The geostrategic consequences were enormous as it gave Germany a window to challenge Britain for control of the world’s oceans and accelerated the Anglo-German naval race to astronomical levels. Today, we are wi...

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