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The Dreadnought.

The Dreadnought (1st series) was launched on the 9th March 1912 and only lasted 12 issues before the second series was launched. The second series ran for 121 issues before being renamed "The Dreadnought & War Pictorial". This name lasted 5 issues before again being renamed, this time as "The Dreadnought & Boys War Weekly". Eight issues later it was back to the Dreadnought. Issue 159 dated the 12th June 1915 was the last issue before being amalgamated with the Boys' Friend.

Charles Hamilton was well represented within the Dreadnought during it's short life. Approximately 30 Cliveden stores were reprinted from the Boys' Herald. A further 25 issues contained stories reprinted from the early days of the Magnet.  

An article on the Dreadnought appeared in the 1957 Collectors Digest Annual. You can read the article here.

Listing kindly supplied by Nandu Thalange.

This section is work in progress, The listing below has many gaps I would like to fill so if you can help please get in touch even if it is only to confirm whether a particular issue has a Hamilton story or not. Obviously scans or photocopies of the missing issues would be much appreciated!  If you can help in any way then please contact me.

Date Number  Title Author Notes
09/03/1912 1      
16/03/1912 2      
23/03/1912 3      
30/03/1912 4      
06/04/1912 5      
13/04/1912 6      
20/04/1912 7      
27/04/1912 8      
04/05/1912 9      
11/05/1912 10      
18/05/1912 11      
25/05/1912 12      
01/06/1912 1     Second Series
08/06/1912 2      
15/06/1912 3      
22/06/1912 4      
29/06/1912 5      
06/07/1912 6      
13/07/1912 7      
20/07/1912 8      
27/07/1912 9      
03/08/1912 10      
10/08/1912 11      
17/08/1912 12      
24/08/1912 13      
31/08/1912 14      
07/09/1912 15      
14/09/1912 16      
21/09/1912 17      
28/09/1912 18      
05/10/1912 19      
12/10/1912 20      
19/10/1912 21      
26/10/1912 22      
02/11/1912 23      
09/11/1912 24      
16/11/1912 25      
23/11/1912 26      
30/11/1912 27 No Hamilton Content    
07/12/1912 28 No Hamilton Content    
14/12/1912 29      
21/12/1912 30      
28/12/1912 31      
04/01/1913 32 No Hamilton Content    
11/01/1913 33 Lincoln C Poindexter arrives!
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 223
The Cliveden Combine
18/01/1913 34 The fourth-form vote catchers
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 224
The Fourth Form Football Club
25/01/1913 35 The fourth form hobby club
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 225
The Cliveden Hobby Club
01/02/1913 36 A fight with the fifth
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 226
The Fight with the Fifth
08/02/1913 37 The Captain's Secret
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 228
The Captain of Cliveden
15/02/1913 38 The Cliveden Cooks
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 288
The Cliveden Caterers
22/02/1913 39 The Cliveden Paper-Chase
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 229
The Cliveden Paper-Chase
01/03/1913 40 The Fourth Form Match
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 231
The Fourth Form Match
08/03/1913 41 The Cliveden Waxworks
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 232
The Cliveden Waxworks
(Page missing)
15/03/1913 42 The Misfortunes of Monsieur
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald
Specific issue not yet identified
22/03/1913 43 A Visit from Pa
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald
Specific issue not yet identified
29/03/1913 44 The Cliveden Toffee-Makers
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 236
The Cliveden Toffee-Makers
05/04/1913 45 Poindexter's Ghost
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 237
Poindexter's Ghost
12/04/1913 46 The Cliveden Sweepstake
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 238
The Cliveden Sweepstakes
19/04/1913 47 The Cliveden Cup-Tie
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald
Specific issue not yet identified
Issue 2/48

26th April 1913

  The Cliveden Redskins
(Cliveden)
Anon
(Charles Hamilton)
Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 243
The Cliveden Redskins
03/05/1913 49 The Cliveden Detectives
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 242
The Cliveden Detectives
10/05/1913 50 The Cliveden Sports
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 244
The Cliveden Sports
17/05/1913 51 Poindexter's Peril
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 245
Poindexter's Peril
24/05/1913 52 The Cliveden Minstrels
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 247
The Cliveden Minstrels
31/05/1913 53 The Mystery of the Missing Fag
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 248
Cliveden's Little Mystery
07/06/1913 54 Cliveden's Great Cricket Match
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald
Specific issue not yet identified
14/06/1913 55 The Cliveden Editors
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald
Specific issue not yet identified
21/06/1913 56 The Cliveden Cyclists
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 252
The Cliveden Wheelers
28/06/1913 57 The Cliveden Gardeners
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 253
The Cliveden Gardeners
Issue 2/58

05/07/1913

  The Cliveden Races
(Cliveden)
(Charles Hamilton) Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 255
The Cliveden Derby
12/07/1913 59 The Cliveden Golfers
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 256
Flynn the Golfist
19/07/1913 60 The New Boy at Cliveden
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 258
The New Boy at Cliveden
Issue 2/61

26th July 1913

  Cliveden's "Julius Caesar"
(Cliveden)
Anon
(Charles Hamilton)
Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 316
The Cliven Dramatists
02/08/1913 62 No Hamilton Content    
09/08/1913 63 No Hamilton Content    
16/08/1913 64 No Hamilton Content    
23/08/1913 65 No Hamilton Content    
30/08/1913 66 No Hamilton Content    
06/09/1913 67 No Hamilton Content    
13/09/1913 68 No Hamilton Content    
20/09/1913 69 No Hamilton Content    
27/09/1913 70 No Hamilton Content    
04/10/1913 71 No Hamilton Content    
11/10/1913 72 No Hamilton Content    
18/10/1913 73 No Hamilton Content    
25/10/1913 74 No Hamilton Content    
01/11/1913 75 No Hamilton Content    
08/11/1913 76 No Hamilton Content    
15/11/1913 77 No Hamilton Content    
22/11/1913 78 No Hamilton Content    
29/11/1913 79 No Hamilton Content    
06/12/1913 80 No Hamilton Content    
13/12/1913 81 No Hamilton Content    
20/12/1913 82 No Hamilton Content    
Issue 2/83

27/12/1913

  The Midnight Snow Fight
(Cliveden) 
Charles Hamilton Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 240
Snowed Up
03/01/1914 84 No Hamilton Content    
10/01/1914 85 No Hamilton Content    
17/01/1914 86 No Hamilton Content    
Issue 2/87

24/01/1914

  The New Chum
(St Ethelberta's)
Charles Hamilton Reprint of Boys Realm 223
The New Chum
31/01/1914 88 No Hamilton Content    
07/02/1914 89 No Hamilton Content    
14/02/1914 90 No Hamilton Content    
21/02/1914 91 No Hamilton Content    
28/02/1914 92 No Hamilton Content    
07/03/1914 93 No Hamilton Content    
14/03/1914 94 No Hamilton Content    
21/03/1914 95 No Hamilton Content    
28/03/1914 96 No Hamilton Content    
04/04/1914 97 No Hamilton Content    
11/04/1914 98 No Hamilton Content    
18/04/1914 99 No Hamilton Content    
25/04/1914 100 No Hamilton Content    
02/05/1914 101 No Hamilton Content    
09/05/1914 102 No Hamilton Content    
16/05/1914 103 No Hamilton Content    
23/05/1914 104 No Hamilton Content    
30/05/1914 105 No Hamilton Content    
06/06/1914 106 No Hamilton Content    
13/06/1914 107 No Hamilton Content    
20/06/1914 108 No Hamilton Content    
27/06/1914 109 No Hamilton Content    
04/07/1914 110 No Hamilton Content    
11/07/1914 111 No Hamilton Content    
18/07/1914 112 No Hamilton Content    
25/07/1914 113 No Hamilton Content    
01/08/1914 114 No Hamilton Content    
08/08/1914 115 No Hamilton Content    
15/08/1914 116 No Hamilton Content    
22/08/1914 117 No Hamilton Content    
29/08/1914 118 No Hamilton Content    
05/09/1914 119 No Hamilton Content    
12/09/1914 120 No Hamilton Content    
19/09/1914 121 No Hamilton Content    
26/09/1914 1 No Hamilton Content   Becomes Dreadnought & War Pictorial
03/10/1914 2 No Hamilton Content    
10/10/1914 3 No Hamilton Content    
17/10/1914 4 No Hamilton Content    
24/10/1914 5 No Hamilton Content    
31/10/1914 6 No Hamilton Content    
07/11/1914 7 No Hamilton Content   Becomes Dreadnought Boys' War Weekly
14/11/1914 8 No Hamilton Content    
21/11/1914 9 No Hamilton Content    
28/11/1914 10 No Hamilton Content    
05/12/1914 11 No Hamilton Content    
12/12/1914 12 No Hamilton Content    
19/12/1914 13 No Hamilton Content    
26/12/1914 14 No Hamilton Content    
02/01/1915 136 Bob Cherry's Triumph!   Becomes Dreadnought

Reprint of Magnet 02 - The Taming Of Harry

  

09/01/1915 137 Hazeldene's Treachery!   Reprint of Magnet 3 - The Mystery Of Greyfriars

 

16/01/1915 138 Facing the Music!   Reprint of Magnet 4 - Chums of the Remove

 

23/01/1915 139 Captured by Gypsies!   Reprint of Magnet 5 - Kidnapped!

 

Issue 2/140

30th January 1915

  True Blue!
(Greyfriars)
Frank Richards
(Charles Hamilton)
Incorporates Boys' Journal

Reprint of Magnet 6 - Aliens At Greyfriars

 

Issue 2/141

6th February 1915

  The Remove Form's Riot!
(Greyfriars)
Frank Richards
(Charles Hamilton)
Reprint of Magnet 7 - Rivals Of The Remove

 

Issue 2/142

13th February 1915

  The Phantom Fugitive!
(Greyfriars)
Frank Richards
(Charles Hamilton)
Reprint of Magnet 8 - In Hiding

 

Issue 2/143

20th February 1915

  Heroes All!
(Greyfriars)
Frank Richards
(Charles Hamilton)
Reprint of Magnet 9 - The Nabob's Diamond

 

Issue 2/144

27th February 1915

  Saving his Chum!
(Greyfriars)
Frank Richards
(Charles Hamilton)
Reprint of Magnet 12 - Harry's Sacrifice

 

Issue 2/145

6th March 1915

  Friends at Last!
(Greyfriars)
Frank Richards
(Charles Hamilton)
Reprint of Magnet 13 - A Jolly Half Holiday

 

Issue 2/146

13th March 1915


 

  Foiling the Fourth!
(Greyfriars)
Frank Richards
(Charles Hamilton)
Reprint of Magnet 15 - Wharton's Operatic Company

 

Issue 2/147

20th March 1915

  The Rival Performers
(Greyfriars)
Frank Richards
(Charles Hamilton)
Reprint of Magnet 16 - Stage Struck; Or, A Dress Rehearsal

 

Issue 2/148

27th March 1915

  The Greyfriars Revellers
(Greyfriars)
Frank Richards
(Charles Hamilton)
Reprint of Magnet 17 - A Jolly Outing

 

03/04/1915 149 Bunter the Chef   Reprint of Magnet 18 - Roughing It

 

10/04/1915 150 The Winning Side!   Reprint of Magnet 19 - The Greyfriars Challenge

 

17/04/1915 151 Bunter's Hush-Money!   Reprint of Magnet 20 - Billy's Treat

 

24/04/1915 152 The Stolen Schoolboy!   Reprint of Magnet 21 - The Famous Four

01/05/1915 153 Raising the Wind!   Reprint of Magnet 22 - Fun By the Sea

08/05/1915 154 Open Rebellion!   Reprint of Magnet 23 - The Greyfriars Riot

    

15/05/1915 155 The Faddist Form-Master!   Reprint of Magnet 24 - Four On The War-Path

22/05/1915 156 The Schoolboy Strikers!   Reprint of Magnet 25 - The Triumph Of The Remove

29/05/1915 157 Billy Bunter's Peril!   Reprint of Magnet 26 - The Greyfriars Sleepwalker

05/06/1915 158 A Test of Chivalry!   Reprint of Magnet 28 - The Remove Master's Substitute

12/06/1915 159 Harry Wharton's Resolve!   Reprint of Magnet 29 - The Greyfriars Conjurer

Merged with Boy's Friend