HMS «Vanguard» 1944-1960: Britain’s Last Battleship by Neil McCart starting at $198.21. HMS «Vanguard» 1944-1960: Britain’s Last Battleship has 1 available editions to buy at Alibris
This book is a great tribute to Britain’s last battleship. Vanguard was a beautiful ship and it is a shame that the UK did not have the finances to preserve her as a relic, as we have done with our Iowa class battleships and other pre-WWII types.
Vanguard was the last of its kind and the book appropriately defines the end of an era when the aircraft carrier supplanted the battleship as the navy’s capital ship. This book is a memorial to classic warship design, to a lost heritage that brings tears to the eyes and to the shortsightedness that has blighted Britain since 1945.
HMS Vanguard was a British fast battleship built during the Second World War and commissioned after the end of the war. She was the biggest and fastest of the Royal Navy’s battleships, the last battleship to be launched in the world, and the only ship of her class.
HMS Vanguard was a British fast battleship built during WWII and commissioned after the war. She was the only ship of her class and was the biggest, fastest and last of the Royal Navy’s Battleships,.
On 4 August 1960 HMS Vanguard was towed from Portsmouth Harbour to the Breakersyard at Faslane in the Gareloch,Scotland, just a few miles from where she first set sail in 1946. Under the command of Lt. Cdr. W.G. Frampton were two officers and sixty ratings.She had been sold to the British Iron and Steel Corporation for £560,000.
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This book is a must for all naval enthusiasts and those who mourn the Royal Navy’s glorious heyday. It is a superbly illustrated book charting the mostly uneventful and eventually tragic history of Britain’s last and mightiest battleship. HMS Vanguard is brought back to …
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