The Last British Battleship

The Last British Battleship

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The Last British Battleship - The story of HMS Vanguard 1944-1960

In 1953, on a school visit, I stood on Vanguard's quarterdeck under the massive guns of her after turret. I knew then that through all the years since I had first decided to be a naval officer, I had been absolutely right.

This is the life story of the Royal Navy's last and largest battleship, from her inception – with a look at other monster battleship designs being bruited in the later years of the war – via her service which included the Royal Tour of South Africa to her final...
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