HMS Rodney (pennant number was one of two Nelson-class battleships built for the Royal Navy in the She was named after Admiral Lord Rodney. The Nelsons were unique in British battleship construction, being the only ships to carry a.
King George V class battleship HMS Anson in best known for accepting the Japanese surrender at Hong Kong in though her significant Arctic service should not be overlooked. She was mothballed in 1949 and sold for scrap in
[Photo] Panzerschiff Admiral Graf Spee in the English Channel, Apr 1939, photo 3 of 3; note Arado Ar 196 A-1 floatplane her catapult
HMS Nelson and her sister Rodney were the Royal Navy's only 16 in battleships: completed in the mid 20s after the Washington Treaty, they were cut down from a larger design, losing their fourth (stern) triple turret, and considerable engine power besides. Instantly recognisable, they were never fast, but always formidable.
One of the less ‘fuzzy’ Imperial War Museum photographs: crew moving shells across the deck of HMS Nelson in July two months after she fatally mauled the German battleship Bismarck. The scale of her main battery is quite staggering.
HMS Vanguard British fast battleship built during World War II and commissioned after the war. She was the only ship of her class, biggest and fastest of the British Royal Navy's battleships and the last battleship to be launched in the world.