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HMS Hood, a modified Sovereign Class Battleship built by Chatham Dockyard & commissioned 01/06/93. Differed from the rest of the class in that she had cylindrical gun turrets instead of barbettes and a lower freeboard. She served most of her active career in the Mediterranean Sea. Placed in reserve in '07 & later became the receiving ship at Queenstown, Ireland. Used in the development of anti-torpedo bulges in '13 & scuttled '14 to act as a blockship to southern entrance of Portland…

HMS Hood, a modified Sovereign Class Battleship built by Chatham Dockyard & commissioned 01/06/93. Differed from the rest of the class in that she had cylindrical gun turrets instead of barbettes and a lower freeboard. She served most of her active career in the Mediterranean Sea. Placed in reserve in '07 & later became the receiving ship at Queenstown, Ireland. Used in the development of anti-torpedo bulges in '13 & scuttled '14 to act as a blockship to southern entrance of Portland…

French built Russian 8 in armoured cruiser Bayan: scuttled in Port Arthur under hopeless circumstances in 1904, she was raised by the Japanese and served in their Navy as Aso, finally being expended as a target in 1932.

French built Russian 8 inch armored cruiser Bayan: scuttled in Port Arthur under hopeless circumstances in she was raised by the Japanese and served in their Navy as Aso, finally being expended as a target in

HMS Benbow in line ahead with two other dreadnoughts.

HMS Benbow was an Iron Duke-class battleship of the Royal Navy, the third ship of the class and the third ship to be named in honor of Admiral John Benbow.

Iwo Jima class USS Inchon (MCS-12, formerly LPH-12) MCS= Mine Countermeasures Command Ship

Iwo Jima class USS Inchon formerly MCS= Mine Countermeasures Command Ship-served 3 years in the late

Photo of Nelson and Rodney or Rodney and Nelson the hood in back ground

Hms Nelson Photograph - Hms Nelson And Hms Rodney Battleships And Battlecruisers Hms Hood Circa 1941 by California Views Mr Pat Hathaway Archives

1899 vintage 12 in Formidable class pre-dreadnought HMS Venerable - such obsolete ships did not serve with the Scapa Flow based Grand Fleet in WW1, but she saw active service with the Channel Fleet and in the Dardanelles, being scrapped shortly after the conclusion of hostilities.

1899 vintage 12 in Formidable class pre-dreadnought HMS Venerable - such…

HMS Revenge, lead ship of the 15 in 'R' class, was commissioned just in time to serve at Jutland in May 1916.  She is shown here subsequently at Scapa Flow in late WW1 dazzle camouflage.  The entire 5 ship class served on into WW2 (Royal Oak being sunk in 1939), but were not as successfully modernised in the 1930s as the preceding 'Queen Elizabeths', being slower.

HMS Revenge, namesake of her battleship class, WWI dazzle paint job. Commissioned 1916 just in time for the Battle of Jutland. [1024x658]

HMS Revenge, namesake of her battleship class, WWI dazzle paint job. Commissioned 1916 just in time for the Battle of Jutland.

HMS Barham Explodes and Sinks, 1941 [Full Resolution]. Dramatic Newsreel footage captured the sinking of the Queen Elizabeth  Class Battleship.   A salvo of torpedoes from a German submarine struck from close range on HMS Barham on November 25, 1941 in the Mediterranean. Within four minutes, the battleship had listed over to Port and the ships magazines had exploded, sinking the battleship and killing 863 men.

Dramatic Newsreel footage captured the sinking of the Queen Elizabeth Battleship. A salvo of torpedoes from a German submarine struck from close range on HMS.

15 in 'R' class battleship HMS Revenge at Portland in 1926.  Brand new at the time of Jutland 10 years earlier, she fired the last main armament salvos of the engagement the morning after Scheer's overnight escape at a lurking Zeppelin, causing brief hope that battle had been renewed.  She served throughout WW2.

15 in 'R' class battleship HMS Revenge at Portland in 1926. Brand new at the time of Jutland 10 years earlier, she fired the last main armament salvos of the engagement the morning after Scheer's overnight escape at a lurking Zeppelin, causing brief hope that battle had been renewed. She served throughout WW2.

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