Find cruises from Galveston, Texas. Royal Caribbean guests can choose from multiple cruises out of Galveston, Texas. Explore our departure ports and find your dream cruise ships today! Five King George V class battleships were building The 'King George V' class battleships were the penultimate class of battleships completed for the Royal Navy (RN). Five ships of the class were commissioned: King George V (1940), Prince of Wales (1941), Duke of York (1941), Howe (1942), and Anson (1942). Five Ships of the Revenge class. HMS Benbow leads a line of three battleships. This is a list of dreadnought battleships of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom. In 1907, before the revolution in design brought about by HMS Dreadnought of 1906, the United Kingdom had 62 battleships in commission or building, a lead of 26 over France and 50 over the German Empire. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Revenge class, sometimes referred to as the Royal Sovereign class or the R class, was a group of five superdreadnought battleships built for the Royal Navy in the 1910s. All of the ships were completed to see service during the First World War.
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|Class||Pennant Number||Name||Keel Laid||Launched||First Commissioned||Builder||Last De-|
|Sans Pareil||Sans Pareil||21 Apr 1885||9 May 1887||8 Jul 1891||Thames||1907?||Scrapped, 1907.|
|Victoria||23 Apr 1885||9 Apr 1887||19 Mar 1890||Elswick||22 Jun 1893||Sunk in collision with HMS Camperdown, 22 Jun 1893.|
|Trafalgar||Nile||8 Apr 1886||27 Mar 1888||30 Jun 1891||Pembroke||1911?||Scrapped, 1912|
|Trafalgar||18 Jan 1886||20 Sep 1887||2 Apr 1890||Portsmouth||1911?||Scrapped, 1911.|
|Royal Sovereign||Empress of India||9 Jul 1889||7 May 1891||4 Sep 1893||Pembroke||1911?||Target ship, sunk Nov 1913.|
|Ramilles||11 Aug 1890||1 Mar 1892||17 Oct 1893||Thomsons||Aug 1911?||Scrapped, 1913.|
|Repulse||1 Jan 1890||27 Feb 1892||21 Apr 1894||Pembroke||Aug 1910?||Scrapped, 1911.|
|Resolution||14 Jun 1890||28 May 1892||5 Dec 1893||Palmers||Aug 1911?||Scrapped, 1914.|
|Revenge||12 Feb 1891||3 Nov 1892||22 Mar 1894||Palmers||Feb 1919?||Scrapped, 1919.|
|Royal Oak||29 May 1890||5 Nov 1892||14 Jan 1896?||Lairds||Aug 1913?||Scrapped, 1914.|
|Royal Sovereign||30 Jul 1889||26 Feb 1891||31 May 1892||Portsmouth||1913?||Scrapped, 1913.|
|Hood||Hood||12 Aug 1889||30 Jul 1891||1 Jun 1893||Chatham||Mar 1911?||Sunk as block ship, 1914.|
|Centurion||Barfleur||12 Oct 1890||10 Aug 1892||Jul 1894||Chatham||Scrapped, 1910.|
|Centurion||30 Mar 1890||3 Aug 1892||14 Feb 1894||Portsmouth||Scrapped, 1910.|
|Renown||Renown||Feb 1893||8 May 1895||Jun 1897||Pembroke||Scrapped, 1914.|
|Majestic||Majestic||Feb 1894||31 Jan 1895||12 Dec 1895||Portsmouth||War loss: Torpedoed by U.21, 27 May 1915.|
|Magnificent||18 Dec 1893||19 Dec 1894||12 Dec 1895||Chatham||Scrapped, 1921.|
|Hannibal||1 May 1894||28 Apr 1896||10 May 1898||Pembroke||Scrapped, 1920.|
|Prince George||10 Sep 1894||22 Aug 1895||26 Jun 1896||Portsmouth||Scrapped, 1921.|
|Victorious||28 May 1894||19 Oct 1895||4 Nov 1896||Chatham||Scrapped, 1923.|
|Jupiter||26 Apr 1894||18 Nov 1895||8 Jun 1897||Clydebank||Scrapped, 1919?|
|Mars||2 Jun 1894||30 Mar 1896||8 Jun 1897||Lairds||Scrapped, 1921.|
|Caesar||25 Mar 1895||2 Sep 1896||13 Jan 1898||Portsmouth||Scrapped, 1921.|
|Illustrious||11 Mar 1895||2 Sep 1896||May 1898||Chatham||Scrapped, 1920.|
|Canopus||Canopus||4 Jan 1897||12 Oct 1897||5 Dec 1899||Portsmouth||Scrapped, 1920.|
|Glory||1 Dec 1896||11 Mar 1899||Nov 1900||Lairds||Scrapped, 1922.|
|Albion||3 Dec 1896||21 Jun 1898||Jun 1900||Thames||Scrapped 1919.|
|Goliath||4 Jan 1897||23 Mar 1898||27 Mar 1900||Chatham||War losss: Torpedoed by Turkish PTB, 13 May 1915|
|Ocean||15 Feb 1897||5 Jul 1898||Feb 1900||Devonport||War loss: Sunk by mine and gunfire, 18 Mar 1915.|
|Vengeance||23 Aug 1898||24 Jul 1899||Apr 1902||Vickers||Scrapped, 1921.|
|Formidable||Formidable||21 Mar 1898||17 Nov 1898||10 Oct 1901||Portsmouth||War loss: Torpedoed by U.24, 1 Jan 1915|
|Irresistible||11 Apr 1898||15 Dec 1898||4 Feb 1902||Chatham||War loss: Sunk by mine and gunfire, 18 Mar 1915|
|Implacable||13 Jul 1898||11 Mar 1899||10 Sep 1901||Devonport||Scrapped 1921|
|London||Bulwark||20 Mar 1899||18 Oct 1899||18 Mar 1902||Devonport||Destroyed by internal explosion, 26 Nov 1914|
|London||8 Dec 1898||21 Dec 1899||7 Jun 1902||Portsmouth||Scrapped 1920.|
|Venerable||2 Jan 1899||2 Nov 1899||12 Nov 1902||Chatham||Scrapped?|
|Queen||12 Mar 1902||8 Mar 1902||7 Apr 1904||Devonport||Scrapped 1920.|
|Prince of Wales||20 Mar 1901||25 Mar 1902||18 May 1904||Chatham||Scrapped 1920.|
|Duncan||Duncan||10 Jul 1899||21 Mar 1901||3 Oct 1903||Thames||Scrapped 1920|
|Cornwallis||19 Jul 1899||13 Jul 1901||Feb 1904||Thames||War loss: Torpedoed by U.32, 9 Jan 1917|
|Exmouth||10 Aug 1899||31 Aug 1901||Jun 1903||Lairds||Scrapped 1920|
|Russell||11 Mar 191899||19 Feb 1901||Feb 1903||Palmers||War loss: Struck mine, 27 Apr 1916|
|Albermarle||8 Jan 1900||5 Mar 1901||Nov 1903||Chatham||Scrapped 1920|
|Montagu||23 Nov 1899||5 Mar 1901||Oct 1903||Devonport||Wrecked (ran aground in fog), 30 May 1906|
|King Edward VII||King Edward VII||8 Mar 1902||23 Jul 1903||7 Feb 1905||Devonport||War loss: Struck mine, 6 Jan 1916|
|Dominion||23 May 1902||25 Aug 1903||5 Aug 1905||Vickers||Scrapped 1921|
|Commonwealth||17 Jun 1902||13 May 1903||9 Apr 1905||Fairfield||Scrapped 1921|
|Hindustan||25 Oct 1902||19 Dec 1903||22 Aug 1905||Clydebank||Scrapped 1921|
|9 Feb 1903||4 Feb 1904||11 Jul 1905||Portsmouth||Scrapped 1921|
|Africa||27 Jan 1904||20 May 1905||Nov 1906||Chatham||Scrapped 1920|
|Britannia||4 Feb 1904||10 Dec 1904||Oct 1906||Portsmouth||War loss: Torpedoed by UB.50, 9 Nov 1918|
|Hibernia||6 Jan 1904||17 Jun 1905||2 Jan 1907||Devonport||Scrapped 1921|
|Constitution||Swiftsure||26 Feb 1902||12 Jan 1903||Jun 1904||Elswick||Scrapped 1920.|
|Triumph||26 Feb 1902||15 Jan 1903||Jun 1904||Elswick||War loss: Torpedoed Apr 1916.|
|Lord Nelson||Lord Nelson||18 May 1905||4 Sep 1906||Dec1908||Palmers||Scrapped|
|Agamenon||15 May 1905||23 Jun 1906||25 Jun 1908||Beardmore||Scrapped|
|Dreadnought||Dreadnought||2 Oct 1905||10 Feb 1906||3 Dec 1906||Portsmouth||Feb 1919||Scrapped 1921-23|
|Bellerophon||Bellerophon||3 Dec 1906||27 Jul 1907||20 Feb 1909||Portsmouth||1919||Scrapped|
|Superb||6 Feb 1907||7 Nov 1907||9 Jun 1909||Armstrong||1919||Scrapped 1922-23|
|Temeraire||1 Jan 1907||24 8 1907||15 May 1909||Devonport||Training ship, 1919. Scrapped 1922-23.|
|Collingwood||Collingwood||3 Fen 1907||7 Nov 1908||19 Apr 1910||Devonport||Scrapped 1922-23|
|St. Vincent||30 Dec 1907||10 Sep 1908||3 May 1909||Portsmouth||Scrapped 1922|
|Vanguard||2 Apr 1908||22 Feb 1909||1 Mar 1910||Vickers||Destroyed by internal explosion, 9 Jul 1917|
|Neptune||Neptune||19 Jan 1909||30 Sep 1909||11 Nov 1911||Portsmouth||Scrapped 1923|
|Colossus||Colossus||6 Jul 1909||9 Apr 1910||8 Aug 1911||Scotts||Scrapped 1922.|
|Hercules||30 Jul 1909||10 May 1910||31 Jul 1911||Palmers||Scrapped 1920|
|Orion||Orion||29 Nov 1909||20 Aug 1910||2 Jan 1912||Devonport||Scrapped 1923|
|Conqueror||5 Apr 1910||1 May 1911||25 Feb 1913||Beardmore||Scrapped 1923|
|Monarch||1 Apr 1910||30 Mar 1911||6 Apr 1912||Armstrong||Sunk as target 20 Jan 1925|
|Thunderer||13 Apr 1910||2 Feb 1911||15 Jun 1912||Thames||Cadet ship 1920-26. Scrapped 1927|
|Erin||Erin||6 Dec 1911||3 Sep 1913||22 Aug 1914||Vickers||Scrapped 1923|
|Agincourt||Agincourt||25 Sep 1911||22 Jan 1913||20 Aug 1914||Armstrong, Newcastle||Scrapped 1922-24|
|Almirante Lattore||Canada (originally and later Almirante Lattore)||27 Nov 1911||27 Nov 1913||30 Sep 1915||Armstrong||Returned to Chilean ownership Apr 1920. Scrapped 1959|
|India (formerly Almirante Cochrane)||22 Jan 1913||8 Jun 1918||13 Apr 1920||Armstrong, Newcastle||Completed as carrier HMS Eagle. War Loss: Sunk by U-73 11 Aug 1942|
|King George V||King George V||16 Jan 1911||9 Oct 1911||16 Nov 1912||Portsmouth||Scrapped 1927|
|Centurion||16 Jan 1911||18 Nov 1911||22 May 1913||Devonport||Scuttled Jun 1944 off Normandy|
|Audacious||23 Mar 1911||14 Sep 1912||21 Oct 1913||Cammell, Birkenhead||War loss: Struck mine 27 Oct 1914.|
|Ajax||27 Feb 1911||21 Mar 1912||31 Oct 1913||Scotts||Scrapped 1927|
|Iron Duke||Iron Duke||12 Jan 1912||12 Oct 1912||10 Mar 1914||Portsmouth||Converted to gunnery training ship 1931-32. Scrapped 1946|
|Benbow||30 May 1912||12 Nov 1913||7 Oct 1914||Beardmore||Scrapped 1931|
|Emperor of India||31 May 1912||27 Nov 1913||12 Oct 1914||Vickers||Scrapped 1931-32|
|Marlborough||25 Jan 1912||24 Oct 1912||2 Jun 1914||Devonport||Scrapped 1932|
|Queen Elizabeth||I-00||Queen Elizabeth||27 Oct 1912||16 Oct 1913||19 Jan 1915||Portsmouth||Scrapped 1948|
|I-01||Valiant||31 Jan 1913||4 Nov 1914||19 Feb 1916||Fairfield||Scrapped 1948|
|I-03||Warspite||31 Oct 1912||26 Nov 1913||19 Mar 1915||Devonport||Mar 1946||Broke tow and ran aground 23 Apr 1947, scrapped to 1956|
|I-04||Barham||24 Feb 1913||31 Oct 1914||19 Oct 1915||J. Brown||War loss: Sunk 25 Nov 1941 by U-331|
|I-01||Malaya||20 Oct 1913||18 Mar 1915||19 Feb 1916||Armstrong, Newcastle||Scrapped|
|Royal Oak||I-08||Royal Oak||15 Jan 1914||17 Nov 1914||1 May 1916||Devonport||War loss: Sunk by U-47 at Scapa Flow 14 October 1939|
|I-05||Royal Sovereign||15 Jan 1914||29 Apr 1915||1 May 16||Portsmouth||Scrapped|
|I-07||Ramilles||12 Nov 1913||12 Sep 1916||1 Nov 1917||C-L||Scrapped|
|I-06||Revenge||22 Dec 1913||29 May 15||1 Mar 1916||Vickers||Scrapped|
|I-09||Resolution||29 Nov 1913||14 Jan 1915||30 Dec 1916||Palmers||Scrapped|
|Repulse||-||-||-||Palmers||Re-ordered as battlecruiser|
|Renown||-||-||-||Fairfield||Re-ordered as battlecruiser|
|N3||St. Andrew(?)||-||-||-||-||Cancelled Feb 1922 by Washington Treaty|
|Nelson||I-28||Nelson||28 Dec 1922||2 Sep 1925||10 Sep 1927||Armstrong, Newcastle||Scrapped|
|I-29||Rodney||28 Dec 1922||17 Dec 1925||10 Nov 1927||C-L||Scrapped|
|King George V||I-41||King George V||2 Jan 1937||21 Feb 1939||11 Dec 1940||Vickers||Scrapped|
|I-53||Prince of Wales||2 Jan 1937||3 May 39||31 Mar 1941||C-L||War loss: Sunk by Japanese torpedo bombers 10 Dec 1941|
|I-17||Duke of York||5 May 37||28 Feb 1940||4 Nov 1941||J. Brown||Scrapped|
|I-72||Anson||20 Jul 1937||24 Feb 1940||22 Jun 1942||Swan Hunter||Scrapped|
|I-32||Howe||1 Jun 1937||9 Apr 1940||29 Aug 1942||Fairfield||Scrapped|
|Lion||I-27||Lion||4 Jul 1939||-||-||Armstrong, Newcastle||Construction stopped Oct 1939. Cancelled 27 Mar 1944.|
|I-36||Temeraire||1 Jun 1939||-||-||C-L|
|I-49||Thunderer||-||-||-||J. Brown||-||Construction stopped Oct 1939. Cancelled 1941|
|Vanguard||I-23||Vanguard||2 Oct 1941||30 Nov 1944||25 Apr 1946||J. Brown||Scrapped|
|Invincible||Invincible||2 Apr 1906||13 Apr 1907||20 Mar 1909||Elswick||War loss: Exploded after being hit by gunfire from Lützow, 31 May 1916|
|Indomitable||1 Mar 1906||16 Mar 1907||25 Jun 1908||Fairfield||31 Mar 1920||Scrapped 1923|
|Inflexible||5 Feb 1906||26 Jun 1907||20 Oct 1908||Clydebank||31 Mar 1920||Scrapped 1923|
|Indefatigable||Indefatigable||23 Feb 1909||28 Oct 1909||24 Feb 1911||Devonport||War loss: Exploded after being hit by gunfire from von der Tann, 31 May 1916|
|Australia||23 Jun 1910||25 Oct 1911||6/??/1913||J. Brown||Sunk to comply with Washington Treaty, 1924|
|New Zealand||20 Jun 1910||1 Jul 1911||11/??/1912||Fairfield||Scrapped|
|Lion||Lion||29 Nov 1909||6 Aug 1910||4 Jun 1912||Devonport||Scrapped|
|Queen Mary||6 Mar 1911||20 Mar 1912||1/??/1913?||Palmers||War loss: Exploded after being hit by gunfire from Seydlitz and Derfflinger, 31 May 1916|
|Princess Royal||2 May 1910||29 Apr 1911||14 Nov 1912||Vickers||Scrapped|
|Tiger||Tiger||20 Jun 1912||15 Dec 1913||3 Oct 1914||J. Brown||Mar 1931||Scrapped 1932|
|Repulse||Repulse||25 Jan 1915||8 Jan 1916||18 Aug 1916||J. Brown||War loss: Sunk by Japanese torpedo bombers 10 Dec 1941|
|Renown||25 Jan 1915||4 Mar 1916||20 Sep 1916||Fairfield||Scrapped|
|Courageous||Courageous||28 Mar 1915||5 Feb 1916||30 Jan 1917||Elswick||Converted to carrier 1928. |
War loss: Sunk by U-29, 17 Sep 1939.
|Glorious||1 May 1915||20 Apr 1916||1/??/1917||Harland & Wolff||Converted to carrier 1930. |
War loss: Sunk by gunfire from Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, 8 Jun 1940.
|Furious||Furious||6/??/1915||15 Aug 1916||7/??/1917||Elswick||1944||Converted to carrier 1918. Scrapped|
|Incomparable||Incomparable||-||-||-||-||-||Project cancelled 1915|
|Hood||Hood||1 Sep 1916||22 Aug 1918||1 Mar 1920||J. Brown||War loss: Exploded during engagement with Bismarck, 24 May 1941|
|G3||Invincible(?)||-||-||-||Swan Hunter||-||Cancelled Feb 1922 by Washington Treaty|
Key to builders:
Armstrong, Whitworth & Co. Elswick
Sir W.G. Armstrong, Newcastle
W. Beardmore & Co. Glasgow
John Brown & Co., Clydebank
Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Govan, Glasgow
Harland & Wolff
Harland & Wolff, Belfast
Palmers, Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Greenock
Scotts Shipbuilding & Ironworks, Greenock
Swan Hunter, Newcastle
Thames Iron Works, Blackwall (Bankrupt 1912)
Note on pennant numbers:
British pennant numbers were generally not permanently assigned to a particular ship and may change periodically, unlike those assigned to ships of the US Navy. The only reference that lists these pennant numbers is Sigfried Breyer's Battleships and Battlecruisers 1905-1970, pg 128. The pennant numbers given apply only to the period of World War II. These pennant numbers were not painted on the ships. Jane's Fighting Ships of World War II contradicts some of these pennant number assignments.
British name prefixes
Since time immemorial, British warship names have been prefixed with 'HMS', which stands for His Majesty's Ship or Her Majesty's Ship, depending on whether a king or queen is currently reigning.
Royal Navy Battleship Chronology
22 Jun 1893.HMS Victoria sunk by collision with HMS Camperdown.
10 Feb 1906: HMS Dreadnought launched.
25 Jan 1910: Jackie Fisher retires from the Royal Navy.
August 1914-November 11 1918: World War I. Victory for Great Britain.
- 28 Aug 1914: Battle of Heligoland Bight. British light forces supported by battlecruisers HMS Lion, HMS Princess Royal, HMS Queen Mary,
- 1914: Jackie Fisher becomes First Sea Lord.
- 8 Dec 1914: Battle of the Falklands: British battlecruisers HMS Invincible and HMS Inflexible sink German cruisers SMS Scharnhorst and SMS Gneisenau
- 24 January 1915: Battle of Dogger Bank. First battle between Dreadnought type warships. Battlecruisers HMS Lion, HMS Tiger, HMS Princess Royal, HMS New Zealand, and HMS Indomitable intercept a German raiding force that includes three battlecruisers. The German armored cruiser SMS Blücher is sunk, but communication errors allow the German battlecruisers to escape. The British flagship, HMS Lion, is seriously damaged.
- 19 Feb 1915-1916: Dardanelles (Gallipoli) campaign.
- 19 Feb 1915:The Gallipoli campaign opens with the bombardment of the Turkish fortifications guarding the Dardanelles by British and French battleships, mostly obsolete pre-dreadnoughts.
- 18 Mar 1915: The battleship force attempts to force the straights, but mines and Turkish artillery sink three old battleships, HMS Ocean, HMS Irresistible, and French pre-dreadnought Bouvet, and badly damaged several others. The fleet is forced to withdraw. Ironically had the attack been quickly resumed it almost certainly would have succeeded, for the Turks had run out of ammunition.
- 25 Apr 1915: The British staged an amphibious invasion with the objective of neutralizing the now rearmed Turkish fortifications. Many older battleships are used for shore bombardment.
- 25 May 1915: First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill is forced to resign due to the heavy losses in the Dardanelles campaign.
- 31 May - 1 Jun 1916: Battle of Jutland. This was the largest naval battle to date, and the second largest of all time. It was the largest battleship action ever. The British lose more ships than they sink: three battlecruisers, HMS Invincible, HMS Inflexible, and HMS Queen Mary while sinking only the battlecruiser SMS Lützow and the pre-dreadnought SMS Pommern. The Germans claim a tactical victory, but the battle is a strategic victory for the Royal Navy, which forced the High Seas Fleet had to retreat, and maintained their blockade of Germany.
- 1918: German Navy mutinies
- 11 November 1918: Armistace signed.
14 Nov 1918: German fleet interned at the British naval base at Scapa Flow.
Gibbous - a cthulhu adventure deluxe edition downloads. 21 June 1919: The Grand Scuttle. The bulk of the German fleet, interned at the British naval base at Scapa Flow, scuttles itself in the (justified?) belief that their ships would be siezed by the British.
- 12 Nov 1921-6 Feb 1922 Washington Conference on naval arms limitation.
- 6 Feb 1922: The Washington Treaty signed. New battleship construction stopped, many old battleships scrapped.
1 September 1939-2 Sep 1945: World War II. Expensive victory for Great Britain.
- 14 Sep 1939: German U-47 sinks HMS Royal Oak at Scapa Flow.
- 17 Sep 1939: Scharnhorst and Gneisenau sink British carrier HMS Glorious.
- December 1939: Battle of the River Platte: Graf Spee fights light cruisers HMS Ajax and HMS Achilles and heavy cruiser HMS Exeter, then retreats to Montevideo, Uruguay.
- 17 December 1939: Graf Spee scuttles near Montevideo, Uruguay, to avoid fighting a now-superior British force.
- 9 April 1940: HMS Renown engages German battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. The German battlecruisers retreat.
- 13 April 1940: Second Battle of Narvik: HMS Warspite and her accompanying destroyers sink a U-64 and eight German destroyers in the restricted waters of Vestfjord .
- 3 Jul 1940: Mers-el-Khebir: British battleships HMS Valiant and HMS Resolution and battlecruiser HMS Hood attack French battleships and battlecruisers in port to prevent their capture by the Germans. Provence and Dunkerque damaged, Bretagne sunk. Strasbourg escapes.
- 9 Jul 1940: Battle of Calabria: HMS Warspite, HMS Malaya and HMS Royal Sovereign fight Italian battleships Guilio Cesare and Conte di Cavour. Italian ships retreat.
- 24-25 Sep 1940: Battle of Dakar: Arguably the most justifiably forgotten battleship action ever. British battleships HMS Barham and HMS Resolution fail to seriously damage the Richelieu. Richelieu returns fire, slightly damaging HMS Barham and more seriously damaging herself.
- March 1941: Battle of Cape Matapan: HMS Warspite, HMS Barham, HMS Valiant and several other ships fight Italian forces. Three Italian heavy cruisers, Zara, Pola and Fiume, are sunk, but the Italian battleship Vittorio Veneto escapes.
- 24 May 1941: Battle of the Denmark Strait: The German battleship Bismarck and heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen sink HMS Hood and damage HMS Prince of Wales. Bismarck is slightly, but signifiantly damaged by HMS Prince of Wales.
- 27 May 1941: German battleship Bismarck sunk by a combination of gunfire from battleships HMS King George V and HMS Rodney, torpedoes from HMS Dorsetshire, and Bismarck's own scuttling charges.
- 25 Nov 1941: HMS Barham sunk by U-331 in the Mediterranean.
- 10 December 1941:HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse are sunk by Japanese torpedo bombers near Singapore.
- 26 Dec 1943: Battle of the North Cape: Scharnhorst sunk by gunfire from battleship HMS Duke of York, heavy cruiser HMS Norfolk, and light cruiser HMS Belfast, and also by torpedoes from light cruiser HMS Jamaica
- 6 May 1945: Admiral Dönitz surrenders for Germany, ending the European part of World War II.
- 2 Sep 1945: Japanese surrender at Tokyo Bay, finally ending World War II. HMS King George V is present.
25 Apr 1946: HMS Vanguard, the last British battleship, is commissioned.
1960: HMS Vanguard, the last British battleship, is scrapped.
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