HMS Dreadnought (1906)
HMS Dreadnought was a Royal Navy battleship that revolutionized naval power. Dreadnought's name and the class of battleships named after her means "a fearless person". Dreadnought's entry into service in 1906 represented such an advance in naval technology that her name came to be associated with an entire generation of battleships, the "dreadnoughts", as well as the class of ships named after her. Likewise, the generation of ships she made obsolete became known as "pre-dreadnoughts". Admiral Sir John "Jacky" Fisher, First Sea Lord of the Board of Admiralty, is credited as the father of Dreadnought. Shortly after he assumed office, he ordered design studies for a battleship armed solely with 12 in (305 mm) guns and a speed of 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph). He convened a "Committee on Designs" to evaluate the alternative designs and to assist in the detailed design work.
Dreadnought was the first battleship of her era to have a uniform main battery, rather than having a few large guns complemented by a heavy secondary armament of smaller guns. She was also the first capital ship to be powered by steam turbines, making her the fastest battleship in the world at the time of her completion. Her launch helped spark a naval arms race as navies around the world, particularly the German Imperial Navy, rushed to match it in the build-up to the First World War.
The most powerful surface ship type is the Dreadnought, followed by the Battlecruiser, the Pre-Dreadnought slips into third place then comes the Armoured Cruiser, Light Cruiser, and Destroyer, etc. The main reason these correct era terminologies are not being applied is that it would entail extra work behind the scene changing unit ARTWORK!
I always thought that if you want to do something you might as well do it to the best of your ability, and not say that will do, as I can't be bothered changing it because it is to much work for very little gain. Well, I say it detracts from the final product, and if corners are cut on this what other things have been swept under the carpet? I'm being hyper-critical because I love these games, and attention to detail is a big thing in my eyes if you are going to do it right is all I'm saying.
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