HMS Dreadnought was a battleship of the British Royal Navy that revolutionised naval power.
Entry into service,
Her entry into service in 1906 represented such a marked 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, while the generation of ships she made obsolete became known as “pre-dreadnoughts”.
She was the sixth ship of that name in the Royal Navy.
Battle of Jutland in 1916,
Dreadnought did not participate in any World War or naval battles as she was refitting during thethe only time that British dreadnought battleships fired on their German counterparts.
During the war,
Dreadnought became the only battleship ever to sink a submarine when she rammed the SM U-29 when it unexpectedly broke the surface after firing a torpedo at another dreadnought in 1915. After Jutland, she was relegated to coast defence duties in the English Channel, only rejoining the Grand Fleet in 1918, but was reduced to reserve in 1919.
Robert H. Coppinger was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1916. and appointed in command of HMS Dreadnought on 25 February, 1919.
Captain Coppinger on the 31 March 1920 and, from 16 December, was to be in charge of ships for disposal in the Scottish Command.
The British Royal Navy Battleship HMS Dreadnought, was sold for scrap on the 9 May 1921 for £44,000.
Coppinger was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 16 July, 1922. He was thanked for offering his services in 1939 for World War II.
We have web site link for of the an association for HMS Dreadnought, This site we understand, non profit area, has been set up for all those brave individuals who served on Dreadnaught that may wish may keep in touch others.
Here is the link for :- HMS Dreadnought Association, the history on this page link, supplied by Frank (Shiner) Wright, was apparently the same as the original website.