The galvanised steel model of HMS Ramillies atop the new sculpture. Ramillies was the 25th ship ordered from the Dalmuir works but she was certainly not the 25th ship delivered. Due to an extreme shortage of experienced skilled members of the shipbuilding trades during the Great War (WW1), mainly platers and riviters, the construction of Ramillies took almost 4 years to complete. She was laid down on the main building slipway, under the large over-berth gantry (built by Sir William Arrol & Co,), on 12th November 1913 but was not launched until almost 3 years later on 12th October 1916. It then took almost another year before Ramilles was ready to be commissioned into the Royal Navy.in October 1917.
From The Beardmore Sculpture