Battleships King George V, Prince of Wales, Duke of York

#1
Guys,
Were can i find photos of King George V, Prince of Wales, Duke of York. Im not two sure about her other two sisters: Howe, Anson.. but KGV and POW were both involved in the sinking of Germany biggest battleship Bismarck and heavy Cruiser Prinz Eugen... all five ship, were cool Ships..
Nikki
 
#3
Trigger_92,
i found a lot on Google. I'm Just look for a good link with colored photos.. but All three ships in there own right had good careers.. It' s just sad they were saved, the only british ships to still be here is HMS belfast..
Nikki
 
#5
StixJimboRM said:
Trigger_92 said:
Urmm, coloured photos!?
They are from the ww2 era 8o
Errrrmmmmmm ....





and there are thousands more, they even had colour film in WW2 you know. :roll:
I'm just reading a few WW2 vet's Bebo pages from 1941, fascinating stuff!

I think I'll go have a look a Nelson's facebook page, hasn't been updated in a while :?
 
#7
Guys,
What I mean is, Light Cruiser HMS Belfast, who was involved in the sinking of German Battleships Scharnhorst!! It just sad you did keep any of your other surface ships..
Nikki
 
#8
NASAAN101 said:
Guys,
What I mean is, Light Cruiser HMS Belfast, who was involved in the sinking of German Battleships Scharnhorst!! It just sad you did keep any of your other surface ships..
Nikki
I suggest you read your last post and correct it, any further questions or wrong quotes should be posted in the HISTORY forum already posted.
 
#12
NASAAN101 said:
Guys,
What I mean is, Light Cruiser HMS Belfast, who was involved in the sinking of German Battleships Scharnhorst!! It just sad you did keep any of your other surface ships.. Nikki
READ, READ this bit again.
 
#13
Guys,
Look, the US has over 15 of her ships from WW2, and Britain has i believe two, HMS Belfast and one of your Destroyer, i cant remember her name right now, it would have been nice to keep at least one Battleship.. surely you all cant disagree with that right?
Nikki
 

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#17
nobby 0919 exclaimed
Belfast ??????LIGHT CRUISER ?????? WTF .
I think Belfast can reasonably be described as a light cruiser iaw the London Naval Conference armament specs. No matter that all bets were off when the WW2 kicked off.

The RN can't afford its modern fleet (sorry, squadron) let alone museum pieces. Are any of the following really HM Ships / Submarines?
HMS Cavalier, HMs/m Alliance, HMS Warrior
or museums erroneously prefixed HMS?
 
#19
Seadog said:
nobby 0919 exclaimed
Belfast ??????LIGHT CRUISER ?????? WTF .
I think Belfast can reasonably be described as a light cruiser iaw the London Naval Conference armament specs. No matter that all bets were off when the WW2 kicked off.

The RN can't afford its modern fleet (sorry, squadron) let alone museum pieces. Are any of the following really HM Ships / Submarines?
HMS Cavalier, HMs/m Alliance, HMS Warrior
or museums erroneously prefixed HMS?
Thare's a few pre and post war knocking about (Chatham and Pompey for starters). There's an O boat up North with HMS Plymouth that are advertised as HMS so I assume the MoD are happy with it.
 
#20
IIRC correctly, the difference between light and heavy cruisers was in the size of the gun they carried - although BELFAST came out with a 12600 tonnage, she came out as a light cruiser (4x3 6"), whereas the SAN FRANCISCO class of the USN weighed in at somewhere around 9950 tons (pre-war), they carried 9 x 8", thereby making them heavy cruisers (CA as opposed to CL), like the COUNTY class (4x2 8"). Could be wrong though...........
 
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