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#275025 - 10th Dec 2008 4:45pm Built in Lairds
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The Prince of Wales a 35,000 Battleship was handed over to the Navy in 1941, within six weeks she took part in the action which eventually destroyed the German Battleship Bismarck.


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#275033 - 10th Dec 2008 7:19pm Re: Built in Lairds [Re: bert1]
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She was the last battle ship to be built, her yard number was 1026. there was a further battle ship ordered but then cancelled her yard number was 1045 and her name would have been HMS Temeraire. events soon after the start of the was showed how funerable the battleship had become due to the advance of air power and aircraft carriers.
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#275035 - 10th Dec 2008 7:59pm Re: Built in Lairds [Re: jimbob]
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Got a brilliant book called Bismark, gives the History of the vessel and all involved in her demise! Then it shows the underwater descovery of Bismark and inside stills. Shows that where she sank, co-ordinates, there was no sign, but on further investigation they found a debris trail, and actually she sank onto an underwater mountain and slid down about a mile off course!1 The pics are beautifull and also contain great illustrations!
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#275037 - 10th Dec 2008 8:04pm Re: Built in Lairds [Re: hoseman]
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That sounds like a very interesting book indeed !

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