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KING GEORGE V

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Battleship

Nickname

Ship Class

King George V

Grouping

2nd Battle Squadron

Command

Grand Fleet

Builder's Yard

HM dockyards Portsmouth

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

16.01.1911

Launch Date

09.10.1911

Completed date

16.11.2012

Commission date

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

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Sister ships

Eventual Fate

Scrapped December 1926

Jutland result

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Captain Frederick L. Field (Flying the Flag of Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Jerram, K.C.B.)

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

782

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

25,700

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

597,6

Length (mtrs)

182.1

Beam (ft)

89

Beam (mtrs)

27.1

Draught (ft)

28,8

Draught (mtrs)

8.7

Max. Speed (knots)

21

Range (miles)

7,740 at 10 kts

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

2 Parsons steam turnbines driving 4 shafts using 18 Babcock and Wilcox boilers with an shp rating of 31,000 shp.

Armour Main Belt

8" - 12" (203 - 205 mm)

Deck Armour

1" - 4" (25 - 102 mm)

Turret Armour IN CM

Face 11" (279 mm)

Conning Tower Armour

Barbette Armour

3" - 10" (76 - 254 mm)

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Dreyer Mk 11

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

13.5" BL Mk V guns (342.9 mm)

No. Primary Turrets

Guns (No.barrels)

10

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

4" BL Mk VII guns (101.6 mm)

Guns (No.barrels) 2

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

Four 3 pdr guns (47 mm), Five machine guns

Elevation (degrees)

Gunnery Range (yards)

Gunnery Range (metres)

Rate of Fire (rds per minute)

Shells expended Main

Mines dropped

Shells expended Secondary

Torpedoes fired

Gunnery Notes

Torpedo Type IN

21" Whitehead

No. tubes

3

Torpedo Type MM

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources