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<div style="top:+0.2em;font-size: 80%">[[User:Simon Harley|Simon Harley]] and [[User:Tone|Anthony Lovell]], Editors-in-Chief</div>
 
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*[http://dreadnoughtproject.org/bbs/ Forum]
 
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*[http://dreadnoughtproject.org/models 3D Models]
 
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'''The Dreadnought Project''' is a naval history wiki focusing on naval history in the period 1880-1920, with side-projects in [http://dreadnoughtproject.org/models/ 3D modeling] and [[Sim:Main Page|simulation]].
 
'''The Dreadnought Project''' is a naval history wiki focusing on naval history in the period 1880-1920, with side-projects in [http://dreadnoughtproject.org/models/ 3D modeling] and [[Sim:Main Page|simulation]].

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Our 3D models, artwork and research expertise may be available for licence/hire.

The Dreadnought Project is a naval history wiki focusing on naval history in the period 1880-1920, with side-projects in 3D modeling and simulation.

The wiki started in 2006 and comprises well over 2,000 articles, receiving edits almost every day. It is intended to augment, rather than replace, the information available on Wikipedia.

Though Wikipedia has many well-written articles on the ships and navies of this period, it has policies that bar its editors from using primary source materials and from doing original research. By contrast, our articles exploit our large and growing library (currently well over 50,000 pages) of original documents, affording a natural opportunity to advance public knowledge by bringing more information out of the world of archives and closed collections and into a place where a Google search can find it. Unlike paper publications, we are not hindered by page counts and we can freely go back and fix errors. We find this a rewarding way to explore history.

One other difference between our site and Wikipedia is that we hand-select our editors, as we found open registration a headache. At present, our primary editors are Tony Lovell, who specialises in fire control and shipboard equipment, and Simon Harley, who writes our biographies.

If you'd like to become an editor, and you possess

  • a fair amount of zeal,
  • a natural desire to learn and share your discoveries, and
  • a willingness to conform to our editorial style and help refine it,

please contact us.


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