Author(s): R. A. Burt
The ninth HMS Vanguard bearing one of the most illustrious names in the Royal Navy with honors from the Armada to Jutland was the last and largest of Britain's battleships and was commissioned in 1946. Her design evolved from of the King George V class and incorporated much of the fully developed design for the two battleships Lion and Temeraire that were laid down in 1939 but never completed. In this new book by R A Burt her design construction and career are all covered. Armor machinery power plants and weaponry are examined in detail and the author has produced some 35 superb plans profiles and other line drawings for which he is renowned.