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HMS King George V

HMS King George V (King George V Class)
General Details
Nationality British
Type Battleship
Builder Vickers, Barrow. United Kingdom
Laid down 2 January 1937
Launched 21 February 1939
Commissioned 11 December 1940
Fate Private Ship 1946-50
Decom. 1950
Sold for scrap 20 January 1958
Displacement
Standard 35,000 tons
Full Load 44,650-45,360 tons
Dimensions
Lenght (waterline) 739.8' (225.5 m)
Lenght (Overall) 745.1' (227 m)
Beam 103.0' (31.4 m)
Draft 27.5' (8.4 m) (Avg)
35.5' (10.8 m) (Max)
Armament
Main Battery 10 x 14" (356 mm)/45 cal Mk VII
8 in two quad turrets 2 in one dual turret
Secondary Battery 16 x 5.25" (133 mm)/50 cal Mk I in 8 twin turrets
4 port 4 starboard
AA 32-48 x 2pdr. Mk VIII pompoms.
Various amounts of 40mm/56 cal Bofors.
Up to 18 x 20 mm/65 cal Oerlikons
Torpedoes N/A
Radars
Air Search Type 279
Surface Search N/A
Fire Control Type 284 gunfire control
Type 285 anti-aircraft control
Aircraft
Fixed Wing Up to 4 aircraft w/ hangar (converted to movie theater 1943)
Armour
Main Belt 15.4" (391 mm) midship
5"-7" (127-178 mm)ends
Lower Belt 3" (76 mm)
Deck Up to 7" (178 mm) all together
Turrets 16" (406 mm) face
11"-12" (279-305 mm) sides
Barbettes Up to 16" (406 mm)
Conning Tower 15" (381 mm)
Propulsion
Boilers 8 Admiralty 3 drum type (300 psi working pressure)
Turbines 4 Parsins single reduction geared turbines
Horsepower 110,000 shp
Shafts 4
Endurance 15,000 nm at 10 knts
6,300 nm at 20 knts
3,200 nm at 27 knts
Max Speed 27.5 knots
29.2 knots achieved on trials
Oil Bunkerage 3,842 tons oil
Complement
Usual 1,530-1,900