HMS Vanguard

HMS Vanguard Penant number 23 was a fast battleship built during World War 2. It was not commisioned until April 1946, after the war had ended.

In 1947 she sailed for South Africa with Petty Officer Hugh Boyle ERA on board.

See Crew List

HMS VANGUARD, BRITISH BATTLESHIP. JANUARY 1947. (A 31267) HMS VANGUARD viewed from the forecastle looking aft. Whip type wireless receiving aerials are clearly visible installed just abaft the breakwater in the foreground and on each side of the bridge in the background. Copyright: Imperial War Museum

HMS Vanguard Pennant 23

Laid Down October 1941

Launched November 1944

Commissioned May  1946



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