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HMS Nelson

As promised one of the two models of the HMS Nelson, I thought this was a nicer model, whever it was as a result of the guns being posed, I don't know.


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Nice picture Andrew - many thanks, looks like she would have appeared late in WW2 / 1945

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HMS Nelson:

Builder: Armstrong-Whitworth
Laid down: 28 December 1922
Launched: 3 September 1925
Commissioned: 10 September 1930
Decommissioned: February 1948
Status: Scrapped starting on 15 March 1949

General Characteristics
Displacement: 33,950 tons (38,000 tons full load)
Length: 710 ft (216.5 m) (overall)
Beam: 106 ft (32 m)
Draught: 33 ft (10 m)
Propulsion: 8 3-drum superheated boilers
2 Brown-Curtiss single reduction geared turbines, 2 screws,
45,000 hp (33.6 MW)
Speed: 23.5 knots (43.5 km/h) (trials)
Range: 7,000 nautical miles at 16 knots (13,000 km at 30 km/h)
Complement: 1,361
Armament: (1945):
Armour: 14 inch (356 mm) midships
6.75 inch deck
16 inch (406 mm) turret face
13.4 inch (330 mm) conning tower sides
Aircraft carried: 1, no catapult
Motto: Palmam qui meruit ferat
"Let him bear the palm who has deserved it"
Badge: A rearing lion facing back clasping a palm frond

I don't know how into the battleships you are but you will notice as I did with the QE Class of ships how many where scrapped in 1948.


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