Allied Warships

HMS King George V (41)

Battleship of the King George V class

HMS King George V during the Second World War.

NavyThe Royal Navy
ClassKing George V 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Ordered29 Jul 1936 
Laid down1 Jan 1937 
Launched21 Feb 1939 
Commissioned11 Dec 1940 
End serviceSep 1949 

Decommissioned to Reserve in September 1949. Sold to Arnott Young in 1957, arrived at Dalmuir on 20 January 1958 for stripping, Hull to Troon for breaking up in May 1959.


Commands listed for HMS King George V (41)

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1Capt. Wilfrid Rupert Patterson, RN31 Jul 19406 May 1942
2Capt. Philip John Mack, DSO, RN6 May 194215 Feb 1943
3Capt. Thomas Edgar Halsey, DSO, RN15 Feb 194310 Apr 1945
4Capt. Brian Betham Schofield, RN10 Apr 1945Sep 1946

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Notable events involving King George V include:

27 May 1941
Participated in sinking the German battleship Bismarck.

Media links

British Battleships, 1919-1945, Revised Edition

R. A. Burt

British battleships 1939-45 (2)

Konstam, Angus

King George V Class Battleships

Tarrant, V. E.

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