HMS Anson (which would have been named HMS Jellicoe had not Churchill decided it was too "controversial") getting a lick of paint. HMS Beatty became HMS Howe.

HMS Anson (which would have been named HMS Jellicoe had not Churchill decided it was too "controversial") getting a lick of paint. HMS Beatty became HMS Howe.

The Royal Navy battleship HMS Anson (79) firing her guns during passing out trials in the North Sea.

The Royal Navy battleship HMS Anson (79) firing her guns during passing out trials in the North Sea.

14 in battleship HMS Anson, sister of King George V (see nearby) at Plymouth, 1945.

14 in battleship HMS Anson, sister of King George V (see nearby) at Plymouth, 1945.

HMS Anson

Battleship HMS Anson at anchor, Devonport, Plymouth, England, March

HMS Anson

Battleship HMS Anson at anchor, Devonport, Plymouth, England, March

Two sailors on HMS ANSON smartening up ready for the liberty boat to take them ashore at Scapa Flow, October 1942.

Two sailors on HMS ANSON smartening up ready for the liberty boat to take them ashore at Scapa Flow, October 1942.


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HMS Anson (which would have been named HMS Jellicoe had not Churchill decided it was too "controversial") getting a lick of paint. HMS Beatty became HMS Howe.

HMS Anson (which would have been named HMS Jellicoe had not Churchill decided it was too "controversial") getting a lick of paint. HMS Beatty became HMS Howe.

Two sailors on HMS ANSON smartening up ready for the liberty boat to take them ashore at Scapa Flow, October 1942.

Two sailors on HMS ANSON smartening up ready for the liberty boat to take them ashore at Scapa Flow, October 1942.

HMS Anson (79) of the Royal Navy - British Battleship of the King George V class - Allied Warships of WWII - uboat.net

HMS Anson (79) of the Royal Navy - British Battleship of the King George V class - Allied Warships of WWII - uboat.net

HMS Duke of York (17) KGV battleship-class. (google.iomage) 7.17

HMS Duke of York (17) KGV battleship-class. (google.iomage) 7.17

14 in King George V class battleship HMS Prince of Wales, pictured in August 1941 when she took Prime Minister Churchill to meet President Roosevelt, having survived combat with German battleship Bismarck in May.  Japanese aircraft sank her off Malaya on 10 December that year, together with battlecruiser Repulse.

14 in King George V class battleship HMS Prince of Wales, pictured in August 1941 when she took Prime Minister Churchill to meet President Roosevelt, having survived combat with German battleship Bismarck in May. Japanese aircraft sank her off Malaya on 10 December that year, together with battlecruiser Repulse.

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