KING GEORGE V class (1911) gallery

The HMS King George V recently released in 1912, it can be seen a long deck crowned by a forecastle that reached the bridge’s superstructure to leave the center of the ship free to the traverse movement of the turret installed there.
HMS Ajax, (on the image), and the rest of the class were assigned to the 2nd Battle Squadron and after British declaration of War, they were added to the Grand Fleet where they combat throughout the WWI. They fought in the Battle of Jutland in 1916 but their missions went practically unnoticed.
HMS Centurion was the second ship to enter service and ended up participating actively in WWII after a few years being a radio-controlled target ship in Plymouth. In 1942, she made a curious mission posing as a Nelson class ship to end up being a static AA battery in the Suez Canal until 1944, when it finally ended up being scuttled on D-day.
(King George V ship). The main artillery’s 343mm guns measured more than 15 meters in length and weighed 76,000 kg (excluding the breech). They fired two types of shells, one “light” (L) of 570kg and one “heavy” (H) of 634kg to 22,000 meters maximum distance.
(King George V ship). The King George V and her 3 sisters did not have a life crowned by success nor were they as laureate as the class with the same name that would arrive almost 30 years later. Nonetheless, they were good ships with powerful artillery and adequate protection for their time.

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