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King George V Class Battleships

Author : Roger Chesneau
ISBN : 9781473815773
Genre : History
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The ‘ShipCraft’ series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sister-ships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring colour profiles and highly-detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modelling section reviews the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the ships, and provides hints on modifying and improving the basic kit. This is followed by an extensive photographic gallery of selected high-quality models in a variety of scales, and the book concludes with a section on research references – books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites. The five battleships of the class covered by this volume were the most modern British capital ships to serve in the Second World War. They were involved in many famous actions including the sinking of both Bismarck and Scharnhorst, while Prince of Wales suffered the unfortunate distinction of being the first capital ship sunk at sea by air attack.
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King George V Class Battleships

Author : V. E. Tarrant
ISBN : 1854095242
Genre : History
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They were some of the finest ships the Royal Navy ever built--the last of the great "floating villages" to see WWII action. Their achievements appear in dramatic photos of both battle action and close-up detail, along with exhaustive charts of technical specifications. The personality of each of the five ships comes through in sketches of many of the 1,500 officers and men, in more than six years of battle, in most sea theaters. 288 pages, 170 b/w illus., 7 3/8 x 9 3/4. NEW IN PAPERBACK
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The King George V Class Battleships

Author : Witold Koszela
ISBN : 8365958074
Genre : King George V Class (Battleships: 1940-1957)
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This book is a compilation in which we will find in one place the stories of all the British King George V Class battleships. Author describes their history in the order in which they entered the service, devoting much attention to their construction, precisely describing the differences among others. Going back to the history of the service, trying not to forget about the many curiosities in this policy and people who have a direct influence on their fate. Many excellent quality photographs primarily from private collections. All the ships are described and illustrated with full technical specifications. Profusely illustrated with scale drawings and colour illustrations.
Category: King George V Class (Battleships: 1940-1957)

The Battleship Hms King George V

Author : Witold Koszela
ISBN : 8362878800
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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At the beginning of the 1930s Britain was obliged not to build new battleships due to signed naval treaties. Standard displacement for any new battleship was limited to 35,000 tons with the caliber of main armament not exceeding 406 millimeters.Britain was trying to impose the next treaty decreasing guns caliber even further to 356 mm.Five King George V-class battleships eventually were armed with guns of such caliber.Standard displacement limits compelled placing main guns in three separate turrets with two of them carrying four cannons each. King George V-class entered service in 1940. Out of the five battleships of this class ever built one was sunk (HMS Prince of Wales) while the other four survived the war and were scrapped in the 1950s.This book by Witold Koszela starts with the set of perfectly made detailed line drawings/scale plans of all King George V-class vessels.REVIEWS after page of detailed line drawings...provides a vast amount of detail of great use to model makers.. very clearly and logically organized, making it easy to locate material.Nautical Research Journal
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Hms King George V 41

Author : Aaron Philippe Toll
ISBN : 6137343448
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. HMS King George V (pennant number 41) was the lead ship of the five British King George V-class battleships of the Royal Navy. Laid down in 1937 and commissioned in 1940, King George V operated during the Second World War as part of the British Home and Pacific Fleets. Along with HMS Rodney, King George V severely damaged the German battleship Bismarck which led to the German vessel sinking in May 1941. On 1 May 1942 HMS Punjabi sank after a collision with King George V. King George V took part in Operation Husky (the allied landings in Sicily) and bombarded the island of Levanzo and the port of Trapani. She also escorted part of the surrendered Italian Fleet, which included the battleships Andrea Doria and Caio Duilio, to Malta. In 1945 King George V took part in operations against the Japanese in the Pacific.
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World War Ii Battleships Of The United Kingdom

Author : Books, LLC
ISBN : 1155300882
Genre : History
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 48. Chapters: HMS Howe, HMS Royal Oak, King George V class battleship, HMS Prince of Wales, HMS Ramillies, HMS King George V, HMS Warspite, Queen Elizabeth class battleship, HMS Duke of York, Nelson class battleship, HMS Anson, HMS Valiant, Revenge class battleship, HMS Rodney, HMS Nelson, HMS Barham, HMS Revenge, HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMS Iron Duke, HMS Royal Sovereign, HMS Malaya, HMS Centurion, HMS Resolution. Excerpt: ) HMS Royal Oak (pennant number 08) was a Revenge-class battleship of the British Royal Navy. Launched in 1914 and completed in 1916, Royal Oak first saw action at the Battle of Jutland. In peacetime, she served in the Atlantic, Home and Mediterranean fleets, more than once coming under accidental attack. The ship drew worldwide attention in 1928 when her senior officers were controversially court-martialled. Attempts to modernise Royal Oak throughout her 25-year career could not fix her fundamental lack of speed, and by the start of the Second World War, she was no longer suited to front-line duty. On 14 October 1939, Royal Oak was anchored at Scapa Flow in Orkney, Scotland when she was torpedoed by the German submarine U-47. Of Royal Oak's complement of 1,234 men and boys, 833 were killed that night or died later of their wounds. The loss of the old ship - the first of the five Royal Navy battleships and battle cruisers sunk in the Second World War - little affected the numerical superiority enjoyed by the British navy and its Allies, but the effect on wartime morale was considerable. The raid made an immediate celebrity and war hero out of the U-boat commander, G nther Prien, who became the first Kriegsmarine submarine officer to be awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. To the British, the raid demonstrated that the Germans were capable of bringing the naval war to their home waters, and the shock res...
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Lion Class Battleship

Author : Jesse Russel
ISBN : 5510624574
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Lion class battleships were a class of six fast battleships designed for the Royal Navy in the late 1930s. They were a larger, improved version of the King George V class with 16-inch (406mm) guns. Only two ships were laid down before World War II began in September 1939 and a third was ordered during the war, but their construction was suspended shortly afterwards. Their design changed several times in response to the removal of treaty restrictions on size and in light of war experience. None of the other ships planned were laid down, although there was a proposal to modify one of the suspended ships into a hybrid battleship/aircraft carrier with two 16-inch gun turrets and a flight deck. The two ships already begun were scrapped after the end of the war.

The Battleship Builders Constructing And Arming British Capital Ships

Author : Ian Buxton
ISBN : 9781848320932
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The launch in 1606 of HMS Dreadnought, the worlds's first all-big-gun battleship, rendered all existing battle fleets obsolete, but at the same time it wiped out the Royal Navy's numerical advantage, so expensively maintained for decades. Already locked in the same arms race with Germany, Britain urgently needed to build an entirely new battle fleet of these larger, more complex and more costly vessels In this she succeeded spectacularly; in little over a decade fifty such ships were completed, almost exactly double that of what Germany achieved It was only made possible by the companyÍs vast industrial nexus of shipbuilders, engine manufacturers, armament fleets and specialist armour producers, whose contribution to the Grand Feet is too often ignored. This heroic achievement, and how it was done, is the subject of this book. It charts the rise of the large industrial conglomerates that were key to this success, looks at the reaction to fast-moving technical changes, and analyses the politics of funding this vast national effort, both before and beyond the Great War. It also attempts to assess the true cost- and value- of the Grand Fleet in terms of the resources consumed. And finally, by way of contrast, it describes the effects of the post-war recession, industrial contraction, and the very different responses to rearmament in the run up to the Second World War.
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The Battleship Hms Duke Of York

Author : Witold Koszela
ISBN : 8364596020
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HMS Duke of York was the third of the King George V class battleships to be built after a lull in battleship design and construction following the signing of the Washington Naval Treaty. The battleship was laid down on May 5, 1937 at John Brown & Company Limited, Shipbuilding & Engineering Works in Clydebank, Scotland. She was commissioned four and a half years later, on November 4, 1941.
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