HMS Nelson Gun Tampion – Wooden Mount
Royal Navy 1925.
HMS Nelson pennant number 28 was one of two Nelson-class battleships built for the Royal Navy between the two World Wars. She was named in honour of Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson the victor at the Battle of Trafalgar.
The Nelsons were unique in British battleship construction, being the only ships to carry a main armament of 16 in guns and the only ones to carry all the main armament forward of the superstructure. These were a result of the limitations of the Washington Naval Treaty.
Commissioned in 1927, Nelson served extensively in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Indian oceans during World War II. She was decommissioned soon after the end of the war and scrapped in 1949.
She was nicknamed “Nels-ol” from the resemblance in her outline to RN oilers, whose names ended in “-ol”.
HMS Nelson (as was her sister, Rodney) was essentially a cut-down version of the G3 battlecruiser cancelled under the constraints of the 1922 Washington Naval Treaty.
Mount 6.5in 7.75in dia
1.4 Kg weight
We have been the Worlds largest dealers in these original Royal Navy artefacts for over twenty years now, the bulk of our stock coming directly from invitation by the Royal Navy and the Royal Navy Museum in Portsmouth Dockyard.
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