HMS 'Lord Nelson', 1907.
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Model (scale 1:48). The battleships 'Lord Nelson' and her sister ship, the 'Agamemnon', were similar to the structural arrangements of battleships of the previous ten years. They were 443 ft 6 ins long, with a displacement of 16,500 tons. The armour included a complete belt of Krupp armour on the water-line. An armament of four 12-inch guns and ten 9.2-inch guns provided a powerful concentration of gun power. During World War I, she served as Flagship of the Channel Fleet and took part in the bombardment of Turkish positions during operations in the Dardanelles.