Royal Navy dreadnought HMS Superb emerging from the darkness, spring 1909. Her masts have been stepped down so she can pass under bridges as she makes her way down the River Tyne after construction. [1024x798]


That's an picture that is awe-inspiring. Oh wow that is an picture that is awesome. It also actually shows so how huge dreadnoughts that are even early. There is an image of a WWII US battleship berthed ...



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  • That's an awe-inspiring picture.
  • Oh wow that is an awesome picture. It also really shows just how huge even early dreadnoughts were.
  • There was an image of a WWII US battleship berthed next to a WWI dreadnaught. I was amazed by the size difference and the change in length/width ratio. It made this era of battleship look around the same size a 1940's heavy cruiser.
  • Here's one: USS Wisconsin and USS Oklahoma after being raised
  • That's one of the images I was thinking of. Thank you.
  • Some larger WWII cruisers like the Hippers were indeed larger than earlier Dreadnoughts, say the USS South Carolina . The Des Moines class cruisers came a bit too late for WWII but they also dwarfed not only HMS Dreadnaught itself but also many other WWI designs. And thats of course just in terms of tonnage, length-wise even light cruisers of the late 30s had them beat.
  • Yamato
  • And then there's the pictures of one of the Iowas next to a Nimitz which just really shows how far we've come in size.
  • Yep
  • Like the comparison between the Texas and Iowa class (I forget which one).
  • Great photo! I can only see the fog and pollution. All that humidity and coal smoke, the atmosphere must have been intolerable. I suppose those guys were used to it. Armstrong dreadnought. Those guys would have seen maybe a couple of ships a week coming out of those yards in some parts of the year.
  • The stone and brick buildings from that era are still stained black with smoke.
  • Super atmospheric photo. Steampunkesque.
  • Hey, I went to wikipedia to look up Steampunk, just to see. And there was a photo of a model . She happens to be from... Newcastle upon Tyne. Cue Serling!
  • Definitely reminded me of The Difference Engine and the big stink/smog part of the story.
  • That photo would make an excellent poster for a large wall.
  • Great name.
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