King George V (1911)-class Battleship

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This article refers to the entire King George V-class (1911); it is not about an individual vessel.

ww2dbaseKing George V-class battleships of 1911 were a group of four battleships built just before WW1. The design derived from their predecessors, the Orion-class battleships. They were heavier than the Orion-class ships, allowing them to carry heavier underwater armor. In terms of armament, they carried the same caliber guns as the Orion-class ships, but they fired heavier shells. Overall, this class of battleships were considered very successful. By the WW2-era, however, only one ship, HMS Centurion, remained. Outdated, Centurion played only relatively minor roles in th war.

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Last Major Revision: Dec 2007


Centurion as appeared on a postcard, circa 1911-1913Allied cargo transfer point on Omaha Beach, 19 Jul 1944; note British battleship Centurion in the center of background

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