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HMS King George V

Shown here is the British 'KGV' class battleship HMS King George V, with her 356 mm (14 in) guns trained to port.

HMS King George V
Administrator, Mar 25, 2006
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      Laid Down: 1 January 1937

      Launched: 21 February 1939

      Builder: Vickers-Armstrong, Newcastle

      Machinery: Two Parsons turbines; Eight 3-drum Admiralty boilers, 4 shafts

      Power Output: 110,000 SHP

      Displacement
      Standard: 38,000 tons (38,608 tonnes)
      Full load: 44,460 tons (45,171 tonnes)

      Dimensions
      Length : 745 ft (227.1 m)
      Beam: 103 ft (31.4 m)
      Height: 34 ft 6 in (10.5 m)

      Armour
      Belt:4.5-15 inchs (114-381 mm)
      Bulkheads:15 inchs (381 mm)
      Decks: 5-6 inchs (127-152 mm)
      Barbettes: 11-13 inchs (280-330 mm)
      Turrets: 6-13 inchs (152-330 mm)
      Secondary Turrets: 1-5 inchs (25-38 mm)

      Performance
      Max. Speed : 29.25 knots (54.2 km/h)
      Range: 13,000 n.m. (24,000 km) @ 10 kts (18.5 km/m)
      Oil: 3,842 tons (3,903 tonnes)

      Armament
      Ten 14 inch (356 mm)
      Sixteen 5.25 inch (133 mm)
      Forty-eight 2-Pdr AA

      Crew: 1,640

      Others in Class: HMS Prince of Wales, Duke of York, Anson, Howe
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