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12 in battleship HMS Bellerophon, 1918 - lead ship of the first class of Royal Navy Dreadnoughts to enter service after the prototype Dreadnought herself.

12 in battleship HMS Bellerophon, 1918 - lead ship of the first class of Royal Navy Dreadnoughts to enter service after the prototype Dreadnought herself.

12 in battleship HMS Temeraire, one of the 3 ship Bellerophon class that succeeded the prototype HMS Dreadnought into service.  The name has remained in Royal Navy use ever since the distinguished performance of her captured French namesake in British use at Trafalgar in 1805.

HMS Temeraire, one of the 3 ship Bellerophon class that succeeded the prototype HMS Dreadnought into service. The name has remained in Royal Navy use ever since the distinguished performance of her captured French namesake in British use at Trafalgar in

HMS Vanguard was the last battleship commissioned into the Royal Navy: laid down as a 'one off' on the outbreak of war in 1939 to make use of the 8 stored 15 in guns from light battlecruisers Glorious and Courageous (converted to carriers), competing resource priorities meant she was not completed till 1946. She stayed in service till 1960.

HMS Vanguard was the last battleship commissioned into the Royal Navy: laid down…

British Battleship HMS Centurion. Centurion fought at the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916 in Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Jerram’s 2nd Battle Squadron

British Battleship HMS Centurion: Centurion fought at the Battle of Jutland on May 1916 in Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Jerram’s battle squadron.

HMS Barham entering Grand Harbour in Valletta, Malta. My father was in Malta during the WW2 siege, he was on the Royal Artillery anti aircraft guns.

HMS Barham entering Grand Harbour in Valletta, Malta. My father was in Malta during the siege, he was on the Royal Artillery anti aircraft guns.

1906 ... The Dreadnought Launched. HMS Dreadnought was a battleship of the Royal Navy that revolutionised naval power. Her entry into service in 1906 represented such a marked advance in naval technology that her name came to be associated with an entire generation of battleships, the "dreadnoughts", as well as the class of ships named after her. The generation of ships she made obsolete became known as "pre-dreadnoughts". She was the sixth ship of that name in the Royal Navy.

The German Battleship Kaiser, launched in March 1911 and armed with ten guns--marking the advent of the Kaiser Class size of German battleships to compete with Britain's Dreadnoughts.

HMS Inflexible

HMS Inflexible 1908 – HMS Inflexible was an Invincible-class battlecruiser of…

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