Another Great Battleship

placeholder gif[1948 Olympiad Yachting - 800 guests mingle under the guns of Battleship, HMS Anson]

I was lucky to see HMS Vanguard moored off the Sands in Torquay in about 1949. This was the last battleship of its type, and a year or two later she was broken up.

The ship was very large with graceful lines and a flared bow that made her good at sea.

Written by Michael


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Written by Michael
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Identifier ref 653
Creator   Torquay Times  
Date   1948  
Format   greyscale glossy photograph; 158 mm x 207; offset caption  
Coverage   Devon. Torbay  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Maritime. Ceremony. Sport. Regatta  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Torbay Library Services  
Keywords navy ship