HMS Nelson, British battleship of the
Nelson class, sister battleship HMS Rodney. Launched 1925 is shown in
naval fine art prints by Randall Wilson and Ivan Berryman. Naval prints by
Cranston Fine Arts.
HMS Nelson was built by
Armstrong and launched in September 1925. During the Second World War,
Nelson was in the Home fleet from 1939-1942, and in 1943 she was in
Force "H". Nelson was mined off the Scottish coast in December
of 1939 and was under repair until June of 1940. She was struck by an
Italian aerial torpedo on 27th September 1941 under repair until April
1942. HMS Nelson saw service in he Mediterranean up to 1943, she again
saw service off Normandy where she was again mined on 18th June 1944 .
Repairs were carried out in Philadelphia, HMS Nelson then saw service in
the Indian Ocean in operations off the Malayan coast, returning home in
November 1945 she was scrapped on 15 March 1949 at Inverkeithing.
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Nellie by Randall Wilson.
Passing Port Said, HMS Nelson is shown transversing the Suez Canal after her tour in the pacific at the end of World War Two.
Antique colour print plate from the Wonder Book of the Navy, published by Ward Lock & Co. 1928. Full Item Details
Print image size 8 inches x 6 inches. Paper size 9.5 inches x 7 inches.
HMS Hood by Ivan Berryman.
Fully dressed and resplendent, HMS Hood is pictured preparing for King George Vs review of the Fleet in July 1935 as other capital ships take up their positions around her. Ramillies can be seen off Hoods port bow, Resolution astern, whilst just beyond her boat deck, the mighty Nelson gently nudges into position.
Over 150 years of the Royal Navy are encapsulated in this view of the mighty HMS Nelson, moored at Portsmouth in 1945. Beyond the 16in guns of A turret, the masts of Admiral Nelsons flagship at Trafalgar, HMS Victory rise into the skyline whilst in the foreground MTB 507 cruises past on its way to the Solent.
Nelson and Rodney 1927 - 1949. The Big Battleships by Neil McCart.
Born out of the post war restrictions imposed by the Washington Treaty, plans were drawn up for just two 33,000 ton battleships, which would be armed with nine 16-inch guns and which would be shortened versions of the four cancelled battlecruisers. So unique would be the design of the proposed new battleships that throughout their careers they would be instantly recognisable the world over. In honour of two famous Naval Admirals, they would be named Nelson and Rodney. This book details their career from builders yard to shipbreakers, drawing on first hand accounts and many previously unoublished photographs.
Item Code : BK9163
Nelson and Rodney 1927 - 1949. The Big Battleships by Neil McCart. - Editions Available