King George V (1939)-class Battleship

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This article refers to the entire King George V-class (1939); it is not about an individual vessel.

ww2dbaseKing George V-class battleships of 1939 were a group of five battleships. They were designed with the expiration of the Washington Naval Treaty in mind. Without the Washington Naval Treaty restrictions, these battleships were heavily armored, second only after the Yamato-class battleships. They carried ten 356-millimeter, or 14-inch, guns; they were arranged in one four-gun forward turret, one two-gun forward turret, and one four-gun turret aft. Three of them participated in surface battles, which were what they were designed for. Only one did not survive WW2; battleship Prince of Wales was lost to Japanese air attack during the Battle off Kuantan off Malaya during the opening days of the Pacific War. The surviving ships were all scrapped in 1957.

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Last Major Revision: Dec 2007

Photographs

Close-up of a rocket launcher control cabin aboard HMS King George V while she was in drydock at Rosyth, Scotland, United Kingdom, circa 1940-1941Crewman on HMS King George V with 7-inch anti-aircraft rockets, 1941Prince of Wales, 1941, some time before her 24 May engagement with Bismarck; note Supermarine Walrus aircraft being lowered on her sidePainting by J. C. Schmitz-Westerholt depicting Hood
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1. hiro says:
2 Apr 2021 03:48:40 AM

what length n beam? for this class of battleship. tnx.

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King George V (1939)-class Battleship Photo Gallery
Close-up of a rocket launcher control cabin aboard HMS King George V while she was in drydock at Rosyth, Scotland, United Kingdom, circa 1940-1941
See all 59 photographs of King George V (1939)-class Battleship


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