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HMS Royal Sovereign

On 31 August, the day before the German invasion of Poland, Royal Sovereign was assigned to a screening force in the Greenland-Iceland-United Kingdom gap to patrol for German merchant ships that might be attempting to reach Germany

HMS Royal Sovereign - Revenge class Battleship

HMS Royal Sovereign enters harbour at Malta between the wars. The 'R' class battleships were never as highly regarded as the previous Queen Elizabeths, which were significantly faster, though both mounted 8 x guns.

HMS Royal Sovereign was a Revenge-class battleship of the British Royal Navy. Seen here in camouflage pattern.

HMS Royal Sovereign at Scapa Flow, Scotland, United Kingdom,

Almirante Latorre, was a super-dreadnought battleship built for the Chilean Navy. She was the first of a planned two-ship class that would respond to earlier warship purchases by other South American countries. Soon after the ship was ordered in November 1911, and was approaching completion when she was bought by the United Kingdom's Royal Navy for use in the First World War. She served in the Grand Fleet as HMS Canada for the duration of the war and saw action during the Battle of Jutland.

Almirante Latorre, was a super-dreadnought battleship built for the Chilean…

Imperial Japanese Navy, Nagato

16 in Japanese battleship Nagato, Modernised by she was the only Japanese battleship to survive the conflict intact (though damaged): she was expended as a target in 1946 US nuclear tests.

USS Washington (BB-56), the only American battleship to sink an enemy battleship (IJN Kirishima) during a war in a "one on one" combat at night. This great warship is the second of North Carolina class!

USS Washington the only American battleship to sink an enemy battleship (IJN Kirishima) during World War II in a "one on one" combat - at night. This great warship is the second of North Carolina-class.

HMS Iron Duke, 1939 at Scapa Flow as a depot/AA ship. Two R class battleships, one possibly HMS Royal Oak, in the background.

HMS Iron Duke, 1939 at Scapa Flow as a depot/AA ship. Two R class battleships, one possibly HMS Royal Oak, in the background.

Japanese Battleship Yamato, ablaze from stem to stern, with bombs blasting her forward turret, during the furious 3-day engagement in the Philippines, end of Oct. 1944. Yamato and her sister ship, Musashi, were the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed, armed with nine 46 cm ( 18.1 inch) 45 Caliber Type 94 main guns. Yamato was sunk in April 1945 by American bombers, with loss of most of her crew.

Japanese Battleship Yamato, ablaze from stem to stern, with bombs blasting her forward turret, during the furious engagement in the Philippines, end of Oct.

Sailors scrubbing the deck of HMS RODNEY. 16 Royal Navy sailors on HMS RODNEY in fatigues whilst 'alongside'. Together with HMS KING GEORGE V she accounted for the crippled BISMARCK in May 1941.

Crew of 16 in battleship HMS Rodney Ships Husbandry whilst alongside . Together with HMS King George V she accounted for the crippled Bismarck in May

Battleship Bismarck of the German Navy, one of the biggest battleships used during World War II

Battleship Bismarck of the German Navy, one of the biggest battleships used during World War II. Damn that is a hell of a big boat!

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Bismarck was the first of two Bismarck-class battleships built for the German…

Prinz Eugen 1941

[Photo] German cruiser Prinz Eugen preparing to depart Kiel, Germany, 1941

HMS Prince of Wales - Corazzata classe King George V - Entrata in servizioil 19 gennaio 1941 (completata il 31 marzo) - Dislocamento	(alla costruzione) 43.786 Lunghezza	fuori tutto: 227,1 m Larghezza	34,3 m Pescaggio	8.8 m Propulsione	8 caldaie 4 turbine Parsons 4 assi elica 134.000 Shp Autonomia	3,100 n.mi. a 27 nodi Equipaggio	1.521 Equipaggiamento Sensori di bordo	Radar Tip - Affondata il 10 dicembre 1941 da un attacco aereo giapponese

HMS Prince of Wales - Corazzata classe King George V - Entrata in servizioil

HMS Ramillies was one of five Revenge-class battleships built for the British Royal Navy during World War I. She was completed after the Battle of Jutland in 1916 and saw no combat during the war. She served with the Grand Fleet for the duration of the war.

HMS Ramillies Revenge-class battleships of the British Royal Navy.

A nice stern view of Admiral Graf Spee. Notice the eagle and the Swastika on the hull. The Germans removed these symbols from their ships at the outbreak of the war, except Admiral Graf Spee that still had it when it was scuttled. This because it left Germany 21. August 1939, 12 days before the war broke out.

In December the German battleship Admiral Graff Spee sailed into the Rio…

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