The people of the Dreadnought Era had a profound impact on the scale and nature of the Great War.
The British Royal Navy was arguably the greatest catalyst for technological change at sea in the thirty years following the passage of the Naval Defence Act of 1889, and this in large part was driven by its officers. These men presently comprise the majority of coverage on our site, owing to Simon Harley's interest in the Royal Navy. Certainly, other navies possessed imaginative and forceful officers, and we hope Simon's work for the Royal Navy is soon matched in other services by other editors.
A list of the various ranks of the commissioned officers of the Royal Navy may be seen at this page: Royal Navy Officer Ranks.
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