One of the most riveting ships in all of naval design is the dreadnought. The dreadnought uses a steam turbine driven engine to propel itself at great speeds. In addition, the dreadnought had a “big gun” design in which much of the focus of construction went into manufacturing a vast array of insurmountably powerful heavy weapons. In addition, the metallic armor made shielded the dreadnought from many potentially fatally lethal attacks. This combination of speed and power encased in a metallic fortress made the dreadnought strike fear into the hearts of all enemies. Dreadnoughts were introduced by the British navy in 1906, and were soon retired after WW1.