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Axis & Allies War at Sea - HMS Vanguard

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General Type Ship
Unit Type Battleship
Cost 58
Set First Strike
Manufacturer Forumini
Available 1945
Set ID 21
Game Class Limits Vanguard
Country United Kingdom (Details)
Prototype HMS Vanguard (Details)
Class Vanguard (Details)
Armor 9
Vital 15
Hull Points 5
Speed 139
Primary 15/15/14/12
Secondary 6/5/4/0
AA 9/0/-/-
Special Ability Bristling with Guns
Special Ability Radar Fire Control
Special Ability Extended Range 5
Special Ability Torpedo Defense 1
Game Rarity X
Bad Item ID Lethe



History:
HMS Vanguard was a British fast battleship built during the Second World War and commissioned after the end of the war. She was the biggest and fastest of the Royal Navy's battleships, the last battleship to be launched in the world, and the only ship of her class.

Vanguard's first task after completing her sea trial at the end of 1946 was, early the next year, to convey King George VI and his family on the first Royal Tour of South Africa by a reigning monarch. While refitting after her return, she was selected for another Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1948. This was cancelled due to King George's declining health and Vanguard briefly became flagship of the Mediterranean Fleet in early 1949. After her return home in mid-1949, she became flagship of the Home Fleet Training Squadron. Throughout her career, the battleship usually served as the flagship of any unit to which she was assigned. During the early 1950s, Vanguard was involved in a number of training exercises with NATO forces. In 1953 she participated in Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Review. While she was refitting in 1955, the Admiralty announced that the ship was going to be put into reserve upon completion of the work. Vanguard was sold for scrap and was broken up beginning in 1960.

Class History:
HMS Vanguard was the only ship of her class.

History:
The United Kingdom, made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is an island nation in northwestern Europe. England – birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles – is home to the capital, London, a globally influential centre of finance and culture. England is also site of Neolithic Stonehenge, Bath’s Roman spa and centuries-old universities at Oxford and Cambridge.

Item created by: Lethe on 2015-05-31 17:46:30. Last edited by gdm on 2019-07-16 11:42:52

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