HMS Duke of York was one of Britain's five 14 in King George V class battleships, designed in the 1930s to 35000 ton Washington Treaty tonnage limits.  She was flagship of the force that sank German battleship Scharnhorst on Boxing Day 1943 in a purely surface action, with no air involvement.  Of the class only Prince of Wales (sunk by Japanese aircraft in December 1941) did not survive WW2.

HMS Duke of York was one of Britain's five 14 in King George V class battleships, designed in the to 35000 ton Washington Treaty tonnage limits.

US Battleships Comparisons - Look at the length of Iowa!  887 feet long :)  North Carolina was 729 feet long.  HMS Hood was 860 feet long.  Reason for Battleship length = space for boilers, streamlined hull = 32/33 knots :)  Compare North Carolina (28.5 knots).

US Battleships Comparisons - Look at the length of Iowa! 887 feet long :) North Carolina was 729 feet long. HMS Hood was 860 feet long. Reason for Battleship length = space for boilers, streamlined hull = knots :) Compare North Carolina knots).

14 in New York class USS Texas, 1943, showing the heavy AA armament mounted by capital ships of all navies by that time.  Preserved at Galveston, she is the only remaining dreadnought era battleship in the world (though the Japanese pre-dreadnought Mikasa, flagship at their 1905 Tsushima victory over the Russians, also survives).

USS Texas (BB Some of the most impressive technology seen from the war. The USS Texas is a battleship in the U. Navy, and Navy that would become the largest in the world.

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Hms Nelson Photograph - Hms Nelson And Hms Rodney Battleships And Battlecruisers Hms Hood Circa 1941 by California Views Mr Pat Hathaway Archives

Hms Nelson And Hms Rodney Battleships And Battlecruisers Hms Hood Circa 1941

The Royal Navy's first post in sisters HMSs Nelson (front) and Rodney, with 'R' class battleships behind, early

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