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Name: KING GEORGE V
Type: Battleship
Keel: 01/01/1937
Launched: 21/02/1939
Completed: 11/12/1940
Builder: Vickers Armstrong Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 10
Dimensions: 36730disp - 42080disp, 700.0 x 103.0 x 29.0ft
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, SR geared, 110000shp
Engines by: Vickers Armstrong Ltd, Barrow
Propulsion: 4 x Screws, 28.25knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 4 x 14.0ins, 1 x 2 x 14.0ins, 8 x 2 x 5.25ins QF, 4 x 8 x 2pdr QF guns;
4 x 4 x 0.5ins guns; 3 x Seaplanes
(AA armament at 1945: 64 x 2pdr, 10 x 40mm, 36 x 20mm guns)
History:
11/12/1940 British Royal Navy
01/1958 Broken up
Comments: Lead ship of the 5 strong KING GEORGE V Class & allocated pennant number 41
01/05/1942: Collided with HMS PUNJABI in dense fog as PUNJABI crossed her bows to avoid a mine. PUNJABI was cut in two and sank with the loss of 49 crew.
KING GEORGE V sustained major damage to her bows
1943: Seaplanes & catapult removed. New deckhouse now linked the superstructures
20/01/1958: Arrived at Dalmuir for stripping by Arnott Young & Co
20/05/1959: Arrived at Troon for breaking up by West of Scotland Shipbreaking Co Ltd


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Above photo shows accommodation, secondary armament and armoured belt

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