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Old 01-30-2019, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Cupertino, CA
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Interesting film of life on board during the final journey of Britain's last battleship. I find it a bit ironic that despite defeat Japan managed to preserve the pre-dreadnought Mikasa whereas Britain did not preserve a single battleship or battlecruiser.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db6bgu0gs-g
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Old 01-31-2019, 04:51 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Britain perserved HMS Belfast, a light cruiser which saw action on the Arctic Convoys, was instrumental in the Battle of the North ape and the sinking of the German battle cruiser Scharnhorst, was involved in the sinking of Tirpitz as well as insupporting the D-Day landings, whilst after WW2 she played a role in the Korean War. Belfast was a plucky brave ship which is why Britain chose her to be perserved on the Thames near Tower Bridge as a Museum Ship.

In terms of HMS Vanguard, she was launched towards the end WW2 and didn's see much active service.

HMS Belfast | Imperial War Museums

HMS Belfast (C35) - Wikipedia




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Old 01-31-2019, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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You can view Britain's historic ships here -

National Historic Ships: Home

National Historic Fleet - Wikipedia

National Museum of the Royal Navy

Mary Rose Museum - Wikipedia

The Mary Rose. 500 years. A heartbeat away | The Mary Rose

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Old 01-31-2019, 06:55 AM
 
Location: London
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HMS Dreadnought should have been preserved. She made all ships totally obsolete when introduced in 1906, being the pattern all ships after were based on:


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HMS Belfast:

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Old 01-31-2019, 07:17 AM
 
Location: London
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The British developed the modern aircraft carrier. The first angled decks, armoured decks, mirror landing systems, steam catapults, centralised control rooms, hurricane bows, etc. Not one is preserved.

HMS Hermes the first ever purpose designed and built carrier, laid down in 1918.

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The Brazilian aircraft carrier Minas Gerais, was originally the WW2 HMS Vengeance. In 2003 there was a campaign to save her, after the Brazilians decommissioned her, to bring her back to the UK. It failed.

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Old 01-31-2019, 07:23 AM
 
Location: London
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I like the way the USA preserves it old warships. The UK only has two that I can think of, HMS Belfast and HMS Victory:


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Old 01-31-2019, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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I like the way the USA preserves it old warships. The UK only has two that I can think of, HMS Belfast and HMS Victory:
There are quite a few more preserved ship and museum ships than that in the UK, indeed the UK National Historic Fleet has over 1,000 listed vessels.

Category:Museum ships in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

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Old 01-31-2019, 04:57 PM
 
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There are quite a few more preserved ship and museum ships than that in the UK, indeed the UK National Historic Fleet has over 1,000 listed vessels.

Category:Museum ships in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

Well I do remember going on HMS Warrier

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Old 01-31-2019, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Cupertino, CA
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A bloody shame the Dreadnought or other worthy ships such as HMS Warspite were not preserved.



There is however the HMS Caroline, a C-class light cruiser and the last survivor of the Battle of Jutland still afloat.





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Old 02-01-2019, 05:12 AM
 
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Of all the ships of WW1/WW2 vintage HMS Warspite should have been preserved. Her record is unbelievable. She ran aground being cut up on the beach near St. Micheal's Mount on her way to be scrapped in 1950. She was really two ships. The 1930s refit totally changed her using only the original hull bits of the superstructure and I think some of the gun turrets.

Warspite

HMS Caroline was a training ship after WW1, hence the boxy section amidships.

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