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"HMS King George V"

Model comes on wood base with solid brass pedestals
See Bismarck battleship for example


 

King George V class

Ship Launched Fate
HMS
King George V
Feb 1939 Helped sink Bismarck; Sicily landings; Japan surrender; Home Fleet Flagship 1946; decomm 1949; scrapped 1957
HMS
Prince of Wales
May 1939 With HMS Hood engaged the Bismarck and then retreated;
sunk by Japanese bombers near Singapore December 10, 1941
HMS
Duke of York
Feb 1940 Sank the Scharnhorst; Okinawa invasion; scrapped 1957
HMS Anson Feb 1940 Scrapped 1957
HMS Howe Apr 1940 Scrapped 1957

Any King George V battleship - custom model

Scale 1:350 / 26"
Price: $1620

1/3 deposit $540

Scale 1:280 / 32"
Price: $2040

1/3 deposit $680

Scale 1:240 / 37"
Price: $2295

1/3 deposit $765

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Fully assembled museum quality wooden desk-top display models custom built as to your designated circa including flagging and personalized brass plate.

"HMS King George V" was the first of a five-ship class of battleships commissioned during WWII. It is a different class of ships than the earlier "King George V class"  which was commissioned before WWI.

The second class of WWII "King George V" battleships were  designed within the limits established by the 1936 London Naval Limitation Treaty and, as such, had relatively weak primary armament comprised of 14-inch guns rather than the 16-inch guns mounted by the earlier British built Lord Nelson class, or the 15-inch guns of the contemporary German Bismarck class. However, the "King George V" battleships were armored to withstand 16 inch shells, and gave excellent service during WWII. Their main armament disposition of a quadruple turret of 14-inch guns fore and aft and a twin 14-inch gun super-firing over the forward quad turret gave these vessels a distinctive appearance - as did also the tower bridge structure and the deletion of the armored conning tower, both Royal Navy innovations.

"HMS King George V" was commissioned in December 1940 and served in the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Pacific. She took part in the destruction of Bismarck with "HMS Rodney" in May 1941, covered the invasion of Sicily, then served with the British Pacific Fleet from 1944 and was present at the surrender of Japan in September 1945. Recommissioned as flagship of the Home Fleet in 1946, "HMS King George V"  was decommissioned three years later and scrapped at Dalmuir in 1958.

"HMS King George V" specifications

Length

745 feet
Beam 103 feet
Draft   35 feet 6 inches
Power Plant  geared turbines
Screws + SHP 4 screws, 140,000 SHP total
Speed 28 knots
Range 4,750 nautical miles at 18 knots
Complement 1,314 - 1,631
Armament Ten 14" guns in 2 quad and 1 twin turret; 16 - 5.25"; 64 2-pounders
Aircraft 4 Walrus float planes

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