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Subject: H.M.S. Dreadnought
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 21:26:11 EDT
This summer while wading through knee-high grass in the old family plot in
Drinagh, Co. Cork, I came upon a tombstone for a Daniel Regan, who is
probably a second cousin or so (my great-grandmother would probably have been
his aunt). The inscription reads "Chief Gunner D. Regan/HMS Dreadnought/6th
July 1919 Age 44/In loving memory of Daniel Regan/Husband of Mary
Regan/Leap." At the risk of exposing my ignorance, what was the H.M.S.
Dreadnought? I gather it was an early English battleship which became a
prototype for a line of ships.
Since Daniel Regan died in 1919, after World War I, do I assume he was no
longer in service? Or did something happen to the ship in 1919? If he
served in the British Navy, where would I find his naval records?
I hope someone can shed light on the subject.
Sheila Connolly (of the Knockskagh Connollys)