What Are Some Famous British Warships?


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Famous British warships include the flagship HMS Victory, the frigate HMS Bounty and the galleon Golden Hind. Additional famous British warships from World War II include the HMS Ark Royal and the HMS Hood.

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The HMS Victory was Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The Victory was one of the largest warships of its time. Sir Frances Drake circumnavigated the globe in command of the Golden Hind.

The British aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal was active in a number of theaters during World War II, including the hunt for the German battleship Bismarck in the Baltic Sea, convoy duty in the Atlantic Ocean and the relief of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea.

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