Saturday, 25 March 2017

The armament of the new British battleships according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1937 No. 3

King George V-class

An item referred to the Proceedings dated March 1937 reporting that the new British battleships (1) were to be armed with 4x3-35,6cm guns, 12-15cm guns, 8-11,8cm anti aircraft guns and small calibre automatic guns. Further more were 4 planes carried. It was possible to by filling the ballast tanks during a battle to increase the draught decreasing her fragility by offering a smaller target.

1. King George V-class consisting of the King George V, Howe, Duke of York, Prince of Wales and Anson of 42.923 tons deep displacement and an main armament of 5x2-36cm/14” Mark VII guns.