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.
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
15 in battlecruiser HMS Repulse, sister of Renown (see pictures nearby). Never modernised to the same extent, she was famously sunk by Japanese aircraft on 10 December 1941 together with battleship HMS Prince of Wales.