The Last British Battleship

HMS Vanguard, 1946–1960
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By R. A. Burt (Author)

The ninth HMS Vanguard, bearing one of the most illustrious names in the Royal Navy with honors from the Armada to Jutland, was the last and largest of Britain’s battleships and was commissioned in 1946. Her design evolved from of the King George V class and incorporated much of the fully developed design for the two battleships, Lion and Temeraire, that were laid down in 1939 but never completed. In this new book by R A Burt, her design, construction and career are all covered. Armor, machinery, power plants, and weaponry are examined in detail and the author has produced some 35 superb plans, profiles, and other line drawings for which he is renowned.

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Product Details
  • Subject: Naval History
  • ISBN-10: 1526752263
  • ISBN-13: 9781526752260
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 X 9.65 in
  • Shipping Weight: 21.76 lb

R. A. Burt has researched the design, construction and service histories of British battleships for many years, and has one of the most outstanding collections of photographs of the ships. He is an accomplished draftsman and illustrator, who lives in England.

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