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Name: NELSON
Type: Battleship
Keel: 28/12/1922
Launched: 03/09/1925
Completed: 10/08/1927
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 991
Dimensions: 33950disp - 38000disp, 660.0 x 106.0 x 28.5(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Brown Curtis type, SR geared, 45000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 23.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 3 x 3 x 16.0ins, 6 x 2 x 6.0ins, 6 x 1 x 4.7ins AA, 6 x 8 x 2pdr guns;
2 x 24.5ins torpedoes; 1 x aircraft
History:
10/08/1927 British Royal Navy
Mar-49 Broken up
Comments: Name ship of the Nelson Class. Cost reported as 7.5m
Built to the size restrictions laid down by the Washington Naval Treaty
12/1939: Mined at the entrance to Loch Ewe, repairs at Portsmouth till 08/1940
27/09/1941: Extensively damaged by Italian torpedo aircraft
05/1942: Returned from repairs
18/06/1944: Hit 2 sea mines & sent to Philadelphia Naval Shipyard for repairs
15/03/1949: Arrived at Inverkeithing to be broken up by TW Ward


Launch of NELSON, photo copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums

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Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

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