Builder: Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Govan
Laid down: 17 June 1902
Launched: 13 May 1903
Completed: March 1905
Commissioned: 9 May 1905
Decommissioned: February 1921
Fate: Sold for scrapping 18 November 1921
Although Commonwealth and her seven sister shi
Scanned image from "Official Programme of the Coronation Review" dated Spithead, June 24th 1911
She was commissioned on 3 May 1910 as 2nd flagship of 1st Division Home Fleet at Portsmouth. She was commanded by Capt. Douglas R. L. Nicholson and was flagship of Rear-Admiral Richard H. Peirs
Undated postcard of St Vincent in a floating drydock in the River Medway.
St Vincent, name ship of the class.
Built at Portsmouth Dockyard
Laid Down : 30 Dec 1907
Launched : 10 Sept 1908
Completed : 3 May 1909
Displacement normal: 19560 tons
Displacement full: 23030 tons
Length: 536 feet x Bre
USS Wisconsin (BB-64) underway with other warships in the western Pacific Ocean, circa December 1944 - August 1945. Note Essex Class aircraft carrier in background. Official United States Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives and Records Administration.
Photographed by Lt
Photographed in 1945 in the Pacific while part of the British Pacific Fleet, established towards the end of the war in Europe.
HMS Duke of York joined the fleet in its operational area August 1945 and was present at Tokyo Bay in September as part of the fleet for the formal surrender of Japan. She t
The #2 turret of the USS Iowa (BB-61) explodes on April 19, 1989, killing 47 members of the turret crew. The left gun of Turret One in the background is fully elevated as its crew tries to clear a misfire that occurred earlier by trying to coax the powder bags to slide backwards against the primer.
This a Public Domain picture was taken in 1984, I purchased the print of this on a visit to the Iowa when she was in Portsmouth.
A bow view of the battleship USS IOWA (BB-61) firing its Mark 7 16-inch/50-caliber guns off the starboard side during a fire power demonstration
Photo from the collection of the Library of Congress.
It is indicated on the website for the photo: "No known restrictions on publication" so I assume the photo is now on Public Domain.
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