HMS Prince of Wales
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
14 in battleship HMS Prince of Wales after her engagement with Bismarck and Prinz Eugen on 24 May 1941, in which battlecruiser HMS Hood was lost. She was hit by 5 x 15 in and 3 x 8 in shells before being forced to break off the action, hitting Bismarck 3 times in reply. One of the hits proved critical, isolating much of Bismarck’s fuel supply and forcing her to head direct to occupied France. Of course she never got there.
John Catterall "Jack" Leach DSO, Captain RN. Only captain of Battleship HMS Prince of Wales during that vessel's short, eventful life (commissioned in January of 1941). Fought the Bismarck, took the Prime Minister to meet Roosevelt, then sunk off Singapore. Captain Leach and many of his crew died with their ship on 10 December 1941.
Last moments of HMS Prince of Wales.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.
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.