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Battleship histories. Royal naval battleship HMS Lord Nelson. Battleship website dedicated to the history of HMS Lord Nelson from its launch to its participation in major wars also notice board for Naval Historians and Naval Enthusiasts as well as Descendants of ex-crew of HMS Lord Nelson.

HMS LORD NELSON 4TH SEPTEMBER 1906 SOLD FOR B/U 4TH JUNE 1920
 

HMS Lord Nelson, 1908.

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HMS Lord Nelson, 1916.

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HMS Lord Nelson, 1918.

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HMS Lord Nelson

Authorised in the naval Budget of 1904, The Lord nelson Class was considered at the time to be a alternative to the dreadnaught while being built. Launched  on the 4th of September 1906 and commissioned into the Royal Navy in October 1908.  (Its completion was delayed due to its 12 inch guns being transferred to HMS dreadnaught).  HMS Lord Nelson was the last Battleship to be powered by reciprocating steam Engines.  HMS Lord Nelson served in the Channel during the opening days of the world war one and then was transferred to the Mediterranean along with the Agamemnon and took part in the bombardment of the Turkish positions during the Dardanelle's campaign. The Lord Nelson was scrapped in 1920.

HMS Lord Nelson.

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HMS Lord Nelson

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HMS Lord Nelson.

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HMS Lord Nelson.

HMS Lord Nelson.

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HMS Lord Nelson

HMS Lord Nelson.  At Constantinople.

Crew members of HMS Lord Nelson.  Also present are crew members from HMS Duncan and the two French battleships Republique and Edgar Quinet.

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Frederick J Willis (on right) with his colleagues. sent in by Margaret Roper

 FJ Willis with two cats - Two pets of HMS Lord Nelson. Born on 4th March 1915 while bombarding the Chanak Forts. sent in by Margaret Roper

Photograph of Frederick J Willis and other ship mates from HMS Lord Nelson sent to Mrs R Willis at 37 Malyons Road, Ladywell. Sent in by Margaret Roper

HMS Lord Nelson firing her main guns. Sent in by Margaret Roper

Officers of HMS Lord Nelson with Vice Sir Admiral Cecil Thursby, taken on 3rd August 1917 - sent in by Margaret Roper

Some survivors of the SS Britannic taken on board HMS Lord Nelson, Sun Nov 26th 1916- sent in by Margaret Roper

August Bank Holiday on a man of war 1200 tons (Wording on back of photograph we presume means HMS Lord Nelson coalers shifting 1200 tons). Sent in by Margaret Roper

The quarter deck of HMS Lord Nelson while coaling in 1916

Marines of HMS Lord Nelson ashore on the island of Lemnos 1916, Frederick J Willis is third from left (standing)

Lord Kitchener stepping on board HMS Lord Nelson

Concert Party of HMS Lord Nelson

Serbian soldiers being trained as sailors on board HMS Lord Nelson 1916. Sent in by Margaret Roper

Crew of HMS Lord Nelson including Frederick J Willis on excursion in Greece in 1916. Sent in by Margaret Roper

Survivors of HMS Triumph taken on board HMS Lord Nelson May 25th 1915.Sent in by Margaret Roper

Some of the crew of HMS Lord Nelson

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My great grandfather was a crew member of the HMS Lord Nelson.  You would not believe how excited I was to find information on his ship.  His name was Fredrick McDonald and he served before WW2. I don't know much more that that.  I know they moved to England when my mother was 14 and he died of a stroke before I was born in 1960.  He suffered from Alzheimers brought on by a stroke at the end.    Sharon Nahwegahbow.    Thanks for the info and photo Sharon.