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The Dreadnought.

The Dreadnought hit the streets on the 9th March 1912 and only lasted 12 weeks before being relaunched - never a healthy sign! 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 2/159 dated the 12th June 1915 was the last issue before being amalgamated with the Boys' Friend.

No Hamilton material featured in series 1.

Initially the Dreadnought featured stories from well known AP authors like RW Comrade (ES Brooks), George Marsden Plummer, Allan Blair, Lewis Carlton, Andrew Gray, David Goodwin, Sidney Drew and AS Hardy. Hamilton made his first appearance in issue 2/33 but unfortunately all his contributions to the Dreadnought were reprints. Approximately 30 Cliveden stores were reprinted from the Boys' Herald and a further 25 issues featured early Greyfriars stories culled from the Magnet.  

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

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.

Listing kindly supplied by Dr Nandu Thalange and updated by Alan S.

Date Number  Title Author Notes
Issue 2/33

11th January 1913

  Lincoln C Poindexter arrives!
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 223
The Cliveden Combine
Issue 2/34

18th January 1913

2/34 The fourth-form vote catchers
(Cliveden)

British Library Board
(SHELF MARK LOU.LON 4O3)

Charles Hamilton Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 224
The Fourth Form Football Club
Issue 2/35

25th January 1913

2/35 The fourth form hobby club
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 225
The Cliveden Hobby Club
Issue 2/36

1st February 1913

2/36 A fight with the fifth
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 226
The Fight with the Fifth
Issue 2/37

8th February 1913

2/37 The Captain's Secret
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 228
The Captain of Cliveden
Issue 2/38

15th February 1913

2/38 The Cliveden Cooks
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 288
The Cliveden Caterers
Issue 2/39

22nd February 1913

2/39 The Cliveden Paper-Chase
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 229
The Cliveden Paper-Chase
Issue 2/40

1st March 1913

2/40 The Fourth Form Match
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 231
The Fourth Form Match
Issue 2/41

8th March 1913

2/41 The Cliveden Waxworks
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 232
The Cliveden Waxworks
Issue 2/42

15th March 1913

2/42 The Misfortunes of Monsieur
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 233
Philpot's Plot
Issue 2/43

22nd March 1913

2/43 A Visit from Pa
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 235
Champions on the Ice
Issue 2/44

29th March 1913

2/44 The Cliveden Toffee-Makers
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 236
The Cliveden Toffee-Makers
Issue 2/45

5th April 1913

2/45 Poindexter's Ghost
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 237
Poindexter's Ghost
Issue 2/46

12th April 1913

2/46 The Cliveden Sweepstake
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 238
The Cliveden Sweepstakes
Issue 2/47

19th April 1913

2/47 The Cliveden Cup-Tie
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 241
Bravo, Cliveden
Issue 2/48

26th April 1913

  The Cliveden Redskins
(Cliveden)
Charles Hamilton Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 243
The Cliveden Redskins
Issue 2/49

3rd May 1913

2/49 The Cliveden Detectives
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 242
The Cliveden Detectives
Issue 2/50

10th May 1913

  The Cliveden Sports
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 244
The Cliveden Sports
Issue 2/51

17th May 1913

2/51 Poindexter's Peril
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 245
Poindexter's Peril
Issue 2/52

24th May 1913

2/52 The Cliveden Minstrels
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 247
The Cliveden Minstrels
Issue 2/53

31st May 1913

2/53 The Mystery of the Missing Fag
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 248
Cliveden's Little Mystery
Issue 2/54

7th June 1913

2/54 Cliveden's Great Cricket Match
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 249
Cliveden's Opening Match
Issue 2/55

14th June 1913

2/55 The Cliveden Editors
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 250
The Cliveden Rag
Issue 2/56

21st June 1913

2/56 The Cliveden Cyclists
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 252
The Cliveden Wheelers
Issue 2/57

28th June 1913

2/57 The Cliveden Gardeners
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 253
The Cliveden Gardeners
Issue 2/58

5th July 1913

  The Cliveden Races
(Cliveden)
Charles Hamilton Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 255
The Cliveden Derby
Issue 2/59

12th July 1913

2/59 The Cliveden Golfers
(Cliveden)
  Reprint of a story from the Boys' Herald 256
Flynn the Golfist
Issue 2/60

19th July 1913

2/60 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 Cliveden Dramatists
Issue 2/62

2nd August 1913

2/62 No Hamilton Content    
Issue 2/63

9th August 1913

2/63 No Hamilton Content    
Issue 2/64

16th August 1913

2/64 No Hamilton Content    
Issue 2/65

23rd August 1913

2/65 No Hamilton Content    
Issue 2/66

30th August 1913

2/66 No Hamilton Content    
Issue 2/67

6th September 1913

2/67 No Hamilton Content    
13/09/1913 2/68 No Hamilton Content    
20/09/1913 2/69 No Hamilton Content    
27/09/1913 2/70 No Hamilton Content    
04/10/1913 2/71 No Hamilton Content    
11/10/1913 2/72 No Hamilton Content    
18/10/1913 2/73 No Hamilton Content    
25/10/1913 2/74 No Hamilton Content    
01/11/1913 2/75 No Hamilton Content    
08/11/1913 2/76 No Hamilton Content    
15/11/1913 2/77 No Hamilton Content    
22/11/1913 2/78 No Hamilton Content    
29/11/1913 2/79 No Hamilton Content    
06/12/1913 2/80 No Hamilton Content    
13/12/1913 2/81 No Hamilton Content    
20/12/1913 2/82 No Hamilton Content    
Issue 2/83

27th November 1913

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

24th January 1914

  The New Chum
(St Ethelbert's)
Chas Hamilton Reprint of Boys Realm 223
The New Chum
31/01/1914 2/88 No Hamilton Content    
07/02/1914 2/89 No Hamilton Content    
14/02/1914 2/90 No Hamilton Content    
21/02/1914 2/91 No Hamilton Content    
28/02/1914 2/92 No Hamilton Content    
07/03/1914 2/93 No Hamilton Content    
14/03/1914 2/94 No Hamilton Content    
21/03/1914 2/95 No Hamilton Content    
28/03/1914 2/96 No Hamilton Content    
04/04/1914 2/97 No Hamilton Content    
11/04/1914 2/98 No Hamilton Content    
18/04/1914 2/99 No Hamilton Content    
25/04/1914 2/100 No Hamilton Content    
02/05/1914 2/101 No Hamilton Content    
09/05/1914 2/102 No Hamilton Content    
16/05/1914 2/103 No Hamilton Content    
23/05/1914 2/104 No Hamilton Content    
30/05/1914 2/105 No Hamilton Content    
06/06/1914 2/106 No Hamilton Content    
13/06/1914 2/107 No Hamilton Content    
20/06/1914 2/108 No Hamilton Content    
27/06/1914 2/109 No Hamilton Content    
04/07/1914 2/110 No Hamilton Content    
11/07/1914 2/111 No Hamilton Content    
18/07/1914 2/112 No Hamilton Content    
25/07/1914 2/113 No Hamilton Content    
01/08/1914 2/114 No Hamilton Content    
08/08/1914 2/115 No Hamilton Content    
15/08/1914 2/116 No Hamilton Content    
22/08/1914 2/117 No Hamilton Content    
29/08/1914 2/118 No Hamilton Content    
05/09/1914 2/119 No Hamilton Content    
12/09/1914 2/120 No Hamilton Content    
19/09/1914 2/121 No Hamilton Content    
26/09/1914 1/1
(2/122)
No Hamilton Content   Becomes Dreadnought & War Pictorial and restarts at issue 1/1.

After 14 weeks the paper returns to being the Dreadnought again and the original issue numbering scheme returns.

03/10/1914 1/2
(2/123)
No Hamilton Content    
10/10/1914 1/3
(2/124)
No Hamilton Content    
17/10/1914 1/4
(2/125)
No Hamilton Content    
24/10/1914 1/5
(2/126)
No Hamilton Content    
31/10/1914 1/6
(2/127)
No Hamilton Content   Becomes Dreadnought and Boys' War Weekly
07/11/1914 1/7
(2/128)
No Hamilton Content    
14/11/1914 1/8
(2/129)
No Hamilton Content    
21/11/1914 1/9
(2/130)
No Hamilton Content    
28/11/1914 1/10
(2/131)
No Hamilton Content    
05/12/1914 1/11
(2/132)
No Hamilton Content    
12/12/1914 1/12
(2/133)
No Hamilton Content    
19/12/1914 1/13
(2/134)
No Hamilton Content    
26/12/1914 1/14
(2/135)
No Hamilton Content    
02/01/1915 2/136 Bob Cherry's Triumph! (Greyfriars)   Becomes Dreadnought once again and original series numbers resume

Reprint of Magnet 2 - The Taming Of Harry

  

09/01/1915 2/137 Hazeldene's Treachery!
(Greyfriars)
  Reprint of Magnet 3 - The Mystery Of Greyfriars

  

16/01/1915 2/138 Facing the Music!
(Greyfriars)
 
  Reprint of Magnet 4 - Chums of the Remove

  

23/01/1915 2/139 Captured by Gypsies!
(Greyfriars)
  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

  

Issue 2/149
3rd April 1915
  Bunter the Chef
(Greyfriars)
  Reprint of Magnet 18 - Roughing It

  

10/04/1915 2/150 The Winning Side!
(Greyfriars)
  Reprint of Magnet 19 - The Greyfriars Challenge

  

17/04/1915 2/151 Bunter's Hush-Money!
(Greyfriars)
  Reprint of Magnet 20 - Billy's Treat

  

24/04/1915 2/152 The Stolen Schoolboy!
(Greyfriars)
  Reprint of Magnet 21 - The Famous Four

 

01/05/1915 2/153 Raising the Wind!
(Greyfriars)
  Reprint of Magnet 22 - Fun By the Sea

 

08/05/1915 2/154 Open Rebellion!
(Greyfriars)
  Reprint of Magnet 23 - The Greyfriars Riot

    

15/05/1915 2/155 The Faddist Form-Master!
(Greyfriars)
  Reprint of Magnet 24 - Four On The War-Path

 

22/05/1915 2/156 The Schoolboy Strikers!
(Greyfriars)
  Reprint of Magnet 25 - The Triumph Of The Remove

 

29/05/1915 2/157 Billy Bunter's Peril!
(Greyfriars)
  Reprint of Magnet 26 - The Greyfriars Sleepwalker

 

05/06/1915 2/158 A Test of Chivalry!
(Greyfriars)
  Reprint of Magnet 28 - The Remove Master's Substitute

 

12/06/1915 2/159 Harry Wharton's Resolve!
(Greyfriars)
  Reprint of Magnet 29 - The Greyfriars Conjurer

 

Merged with Boy's Friend