Allied Navy - British Pre-Dreadnought Battleships

HMS Lord Nelson

HMS Lord Nelson in Mudros Bay in 1918.

(P. A. Vicary, Cromer - Piotr Nykiel's collection)

HMS Lord Nelson

(R. Empson & Co., Ltd.- Piotr Nykiel's collection)

HMS Lord Nelson

(Raphael Tuck & Sons - Piotr Nykie's collection)

HMS Agamemnon

HMS Agamemnon shelled by Fort Ertuğrul (Fort No. 1) on February 25, 1915. (L'Illustration).

February 25, 1915. A shell from Fort Ertuğrul (Fort No. 1) missed HMS Agamemnon by a hair’s breadth. (L'Illustration).

February 25, 1915 - Agamemnon under fire from Fort Ertuğrul (Fort No. 1)…

(National Fhoto Agency - Piotr Nykiel's collection)

…and one of the direct hits scored by the Turkish artillerymen. This fifth hit from a Fort Ertuğrul's 240/35 gun, although didn’t look serious, could sink the ship as the shell stopped only 12 inches from the ammunition compartment.

(Photo: A. Hall - Piotr Nykiel's collection)

Agamemnon in the Dardanelles. A picture taken during the Dardanelles Campaign. Note the unfinished camouflage on her starboard and the rear mast being shot off.

(National Maritime Museum)

Agamemnon in the Dardanelles. A picture taken during the Dardanelles Campaign. Note the unfinished camouflage on her starboard and the rear mast being shot off.

(Piotr Nykiel's collection)

Agamemnon’s starboard 234 mm (9.2 in) turret while shelling the forts in the Dardanelles.

(National Maritime Museum)

HMS Agamemnon in La Valetta, Malta in 1915, prior to her departure for the Dardanelles.

(Piotr Nykiel's collection)

HMS Agamemnon

(Piotr Nykiel's collection)

Agamemnon’s 305 mm (12 in.) guns from the fore turret being replaced on Malta in May-June 1915.

(P. A. Vicary, Cromer - Piotr Nykiel's collection)

Stretcher from HMS Agamemnon exposed in Naval Museum in Beşiktaş, Istanbul.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

HMS Swiftsure

HMS Swiftsure

(Raphael Tuck & Sons - Piotr Nykiel's collection)

190 mm and 85 mm shells on the deck of HMS Swiftsure. Picture taken in the Dardanelles on April 25, 1915.

(Piotr Nykiel's collection)

HMS Triumph

HMS Triumph

(Photo: Marius Bar, Toulon - Piotr Nykiel's collection)

The bow deck of HMS Triumph

(Piotr Nykiel's collection)

HMS Cornwallis

HMS Cornwallis - her first salvo on February 19, 1915 officially started the Dardanelles Campaign.

(R. Empson & Co., Ltd. - Piotr Nykiel's collection)

HMS Irresistible

HMS Irresistible

("Seward" of Weymouth - Piotr Nykiel's collection)

March 18, 1915 - Irresistible hitting the mine – a drawing by H. G. Swanwick.

(Piotr Nykiel's collection)

Irresistible abandoned by the crew awaits her “execution” by the Turkish artillery. A picture taken from the deck of HMS Lord Nelson.

(Harp Mecmuası)

HMS Albion

HMS Albion

(Imperial War Museum, neg. No. Q 38095)

HMS Ocean

HMS Ocean

(R. Perkins - Piotr Nykiel's collection)

HMS's Ocean and Irresistible hitting the mines on March 18, 1915 - a contemporary illustration.

(Abrahams & Sons - Piotr Nykiel's collection)

HMS Ocean's ensign in Harbiye Military Museum, Istanbul.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

HMS Vengeance

HMS Vengeance

(Piotr Nykiel's collection)

HMS Majestic

HMS Majestic

(Photo: Gale & Folden - Piotr Nykiel's collection)

Some plates from HMS Majestic exposed in Naval Museum in Beşiktaş, Istanbul.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

HMS Prince George

HMS Prince George

(Bell Photo - Piotr Nykiel's collection)

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