HMS Prince of Wales - Corazzata classe King George V - Entrata in servizioil 19 gennaio 1941 (completata il 31 marzo) - Dislocamento (alla costruzione) 43.786 Lunghezza fuori tutto: 227,1 m Larghezza 34,3 m Pescaggio 8.8 m Propulsione 8 caldaie 4 turbine Parsons 4 assi elica 134.000 Shp Autonomia 3,100 n.mi. a 27 nodi Equipaggio 1.521 Equipaggiamento Sensori di bordo Radar Tip - Affondata il 10 dicembre 1941 da un attacco aereo giapponese
[Photo] Battleship HMS Prince of Wales mooring in Singapore, 4 Dec 1941
A weather beaten HMS Prince of Wales in Singapore a few days before her sinking by Japanese aircraft on 10 December 1941,
HMS Prince of Wales leaving Singapore on 8 December 1941
HMS Exeter photographed in April, 1941 from on board HMS Prince of Wales
HMS Prince of Wales (1902), was a London- or Queen-class pre-dreadnought battleship, a sub-class of the Formidable-class battleships of the British Royal Navy. HMS Prince of Wales (1902) was the sixth of seven ships of the Royal Navy that have had the name HMS Prince of Wales.Prince of Wales became flagship of the squadron in March 1916. She ended her flagship duties in June 1916, when she went to Gibraltar for a refit. She later returned to the Adriatic
14 in King George V class battleship HMS Prince of Wales off Singapore shortly after her arrival with battlecruiser HMS Repulse (Force Z) as a supposed deterrent to Japanese aggression in the Far East. Attempting to disrupt Japanese landings on the Malayan peninsula a few days later, both were sunk by air attack on 10 December 1941 with heavy loss.
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The sinking of Prince of Wales and Repulse was a Second World War naval engagement that took place north of Singapore, off the east coast of Malaya, near Kuantan, Pahang, where the British Royal Navy battleship HMS Prince of Wales and battlecruiser HMS Repulse were sunk by land-based bombers and torpedo bombers of the Imperial Japanese Navy on 10 December 1941. In Japanese, the engagement was referred to as the Naval Battle off Malaya (マレー沖海戦, Mare-oki kaisen?).
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