HMS KING GEORGE V

 

King George V Class Battleship

 


 

HMS KING GEORGE V

 

This page is not meant to be a comprehensive history of HMS KING GEORGE V, but a record of sailors of the ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY who served in her, photos they took and stories they may have shared with their families.

 

Laid Down: 01 Jan 1937

Launched: 21 Feb 1939

Commissioned: 01 Oct 1940

Paid off: 1949

Fate: Broken up at the breaking firm of Arnott Young and Co., Dalmuir, Scotland in 1958

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

 

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HMS King George V on Russian Convoys circa 1941-1942

 


 

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(RD13) Forth Bridge  (RD14) Lord Halifax and Winston Churchill on board HMS KING GEORGE V  (RD15 After 14-inch gun turret on HMS KING GEORGE V  (RD16) Mascot of HMS KING GEORGE V sleeping on the deck

 


 

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(RD17-RD19) HMS King George V at Scapa Flow.

 

(RD19) HMCS KING GEORGE V foreground, HMS RODNEY background

 


 

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Pom-Poms on HMS KING GEORGE V

 

(RD20)  No 2 pom-pom  (RD21) No 3 pom-pom  (RD22) No 4 pom-pom

 


 

Photos taken of other ships from HMS KING GEORGE V (below)

 

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(RD23) HMS RENOWN  (RD24) HMS RENOWN and HMS DUKE OF YORK  (RD25) HMS COURAGEOUS  (RD26) HMS RODNEY  (RD27) HMS VICTORIOUS

 

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From the collection of Robert H. Devlin, LS.AA, RCN

 

 


 

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