HMS Vanguard British fast battleship built during World War II and commissioned after the war. She was the only ship of her class, biggest and fastest of the British Royal Navy's battleships and the last battleship to be launched in the world.
Queen Elizabeth (at the time she was Princess Elizabeth) playing tag with midshipmen on board HMS Vanguard during the Royal Tour of South Africa. [[MORE]]surrenderdorothy:Pathe news footage of the Royal tour
The Vanguard Rose Brooch: In Princess Elizabeth launched the ship HMS Vanguard and was presented with this antique diamond brooch by Messrs. John Brown, the shipbuilder. It is in the shape of a wild rose with leaves, the stem tied with a small bow.