King George V class battleships (RN, 1939)

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King George V class battleships

specifications

Displacement: 36,727t standard; 42,076t deep load
Dimensions: 213.36m pp, 227.07m oa x 31.39m x 8.84m mean, 9.93m mean at 42,976t
Machinery: 4-shaft Parsons geared turbines, 8 Admiralty 3-drum boilers, 110,000shp = 28kts. Oil 3700t, later 4030t
Armour: Belt 15in-4½in, bulkheads 12in-4in, barbettes 13in-11in, turrets 13in-6in, CT 4½in-2in
Armament: 10-14in/45 Mk VII (2x4, 1x2), 16-5.25in/50 QF Mk I (8x2), 32-2pdr pompom (4x8), 2 aircraft
Complement: 1422

units

Name Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate Note
King George V Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne 1 Jan 1937 21 Feb 1939 12 Nov 1940 1957 BU
Prince of Wales Cammell Laird 1 Jan 1937 3 May 1939 31 Mar 1941 10 Dec 1941 Sunk at South China Sea by Japanese air attack
Duke of York John Brown 5 May 1937 28 Feb 1940 4 Nov 1941 1957 BU ex-Anson
Anson Swan Hunter 20 Jul 1937 24 Feb 1940 22 Jun 1942 1957 BU ex-Jellicoe
Howe Fairfield 1 Jun 1937 9 Apr 1940 29 Aug 1942 1957 BU ex-Beatty