Sister ship of King George V-class battleships.
A battleship of an unusual design, she was made in compliance of contractual limitations. She was armed with 406 mm main battery, concentrated in the three turrets afore. The first battleship of the Royal Navy whose armour was in line with the “all or nothing” scheme.
A 1949 design of a battleship with enhanced firepower, created based on the experience of the British shipbuilding of the World War II period. The main feature of the design, the 457 mm main battery, was developed in the beginning of the 1920s, and they were the most powerful British shipborne artillery systems.
The last British battleship designed and laid down before the World War II. She was in many ways a development of the King George V class ships, from which she differed by the increased size, the strengthened armour, and the newest 406 mm guns as the main battery artillery.
A design based on King George V-class battleship. It was equipped with more advanced AA weapons.
The lead ship of the new generation battleship line for the Royal Navy. She was significantly superior to her predecessors in terms of armour and AA defence power. Due to the international restrictions on armament, the battleships’ guns had a relatively small caliber of 356 mm.
The Bellerophon-class battleships were developed from the renowned Dreadnought class. The ship inherited turbine propulsion and a main battery consisting of ten 305 mm guns from her predecessor, but, unlike the prototype, she had armored torpedo protection.
The first dreadnought ship in the world to carry 343 mm main guns; she was superior to all battleships built before her in terms of firepower. Besides this, in contrast to her British predecessors, the ship had reinforced side armor and a more advanced arrangement of artillery guns.
A typical British battleship of World War I. The ship carried the same main battery guns as the battleships of the preceding class, but was armed with more powerful secondary battery guns.
The first battleship in the world to carry 381 mm main battery guns. When commissioned, she was one of the fastest ships of her type. In the interwar period, the battleship was extensively upgraded. Her torpedo protection was reinforced, and her outdated secondary battery was replaced with up-to-date dual-purpose artillery. The ship also received aircraft handling equipment.