British Battleship HMS Vanguard... she was a formidable warship, but the age of the battleship had been eclipsed by the development of the aircraft carrier.

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.

HMS Vanguard, Britain's last battleship, in May 1946, just months after completion.

HMS Vanguard, Britain's last battleship, in May just months after completion.

Princess Elizabeth playing tag with midshipmen on board HMS Vanguard during the Royal Tour of South Africa. 1947.

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

HMS Vanguard, the Royal Navy's last battleship (in fact the last completed anywhere). Laid down as a 'one off' on the outbreak of WW2 to make use of stored 15 in guns, competing resource priorities meant she was not completed until 1946. She remained in commission until 1960.

HMS Vanguard - Vanguard class Battleship - we passed her in 1947 as we went out to Capetown. She was bringing back the Royal Family who had been on an official visit.

HMS Vanguard reworked by dashinvaine.deviantart.com on @deviantART - Admiral Nelson's ship from the Battle of the Nile in 1798

HMS Vanguard Royal Navy Ship - model for the royal ship from Fairhaven

15 in battleship HMS Vanguard, the Royal Navy's biggest and fastest, pictured in 1946, the year she was commissioned (the last anywhere).  She was laid down as a 'one off' at the outbreak of WW2 to make use of the 8 stored 15 in guns from Glorious (see nearby) and Courageous, but competing resource priorities delayed her completion until post war.  She stayed in commission till 1960.

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From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: The Vanguard Rose Brooch-given to then Princess Elizabeth when she launched the ship HMS Vanguard

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.

The Queen`s antique diamond set design of a wild rose with three leaves on a sprig, tied with a small bow at the base. This brooch was a gift to Princess Elizabeth from Messrs John Brown (Shipping) for launching the HMS Vanguard in 1944.

Gift from Messrs John Brown (Shipping) on the launching of HMS Vanguard, 1944 Antique Diamond set design of a wild rose flower with three leaves on a sprig tied with a tiny bow at the bottom

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HMS Vanguard: The last British battleship. In 1950 with the destroyer HMS Obedient.

15 in HMS Vanguard, the last battleship - she was not completed until 1946, and remained in commission until 1960.

HMS Vanguard - The last battleship for the Royal British Navy.

HMS Vanguard

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,.

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HMS Vanguard in September 1952 Note the belt armor, large turret rangefinders, larger cm) gunhouses, transom stern and the USA Mark 37 GFCS

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