|Here are photographs of my 1/550 scale model of the old British ironclad HMS Collingwood. The layout of Collingwood’s main armament became the standard for
most of the later British predreadnought battleships. Ironically, despite the provision of barbettes and greater speed, her forward guns could not be worked at even
moderate speed due to her low freeboard (a product of the desire for economy) because of the great amount of water that would come over her bows. The later
Royal Sovereign class would remedy this defect with higher freeboard (and greater displacement and cost).