The Dreadnought was also involved in an embarrassing scandal for the Royal Navy, known as the Dreadnought Hoax. Basically, a man named Horace de Vere Cole, a well known hoaxer, tricked the Royal Navy into giving a tour of the Dreadnought to a group of supposed "Abyssinian royals". The royals, of course, were not royals and instead were a group of Cole's friends in disguise and wearing blackface.
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The Dreadnought was sold for scrap in 1923 and the dreadnought battleships were eventually supplanted by aircraft carriers.