HMS NELSON was laid down atArmstrong-Whitworth’sshipyardinNewcastle-on-TyneonDecember 28th 1922, launched on September 3rd 1925, and commissioned on August 15th 1927.
At the outbreakofWorld War IIin September 1939, NELSON was serving as flagship of the Home Fleet. In March 1941NELSON supported the landingraid on theLofotenIslands, Norway, against Germanfactories producing fish oil and glycerine.
The same year NELSON transferred to the Mediterranean, taking part in one of the Malta Convoys. InNovember 1942, NELSON was active in the “Operation Torch” landings inFrench North Africa. In July 1943, NELSON supported the Allied invasion ofSicily“Operation Husky”, and theSalernolanding in September 1943.
On September 29th 1943, General Dwight D Eisenhower,on behalf ofthe Allies, and Marshal Badoglio ofItaly signed the Italian surrender agreement aboard NELSON.
In1944, NELSON took part intheNormandy landings, subsequentlytransferring totheIndianOceantoparticipateinthewaronJapaninAugust and September 1945. The Japanesesurrender ofMalayawas signed aboardNELSON on September 3rd 1945.
After the war ended in 1945, NELSON was retired from active service and used on training duties until 1947, becoming a bombing target before being sold for scrap in 1948.
Model Brief Length: 1082.5mm Beam: 160mm