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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,. Naval History, Military History, Military Art, Hms Vanguard, Capital Ship, Navy Ships, Royal Navy, Uk Navy, Aircraft Carrier

HMS Vanguard goes to the pub!!

another less common view of the last British battleship, HMS Vanguard, refusing to go quietly to the scrap yard. She went aground alongside the Still & West pub in Portsmouth and it took several tugs and a lot of effort to get her to move and to prevent her swinging round and blocking the harbour entrance!