HMS King George V (41)
Battleship of the King George V class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||King George V|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Ordered||29 Jul 1936|
|Laid down||1 Jan 1937|
|Launched||21 Feb 1939|
|Commissioned||11 Dec 1940|
|End service||Sep 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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|1||Capt. Wilfrid Rupert Patterson, RN||15 Jul 1940||6 May 1942|
|2||Capt. Philip John Mack, DSO, RN||6 May 1942||15 Feb 1943|
|3||Capt. Thomas Edgar Halsey, DSO, RN||15 Feb 1943||10 Apr 1945|
|4||Capt. Brian Betham Schofield, RN||10 Apr 1945||Late 1945|
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Noteable events involving King George V include:
27 May 1941
Participated in sinking the German battleship Bismarck.