The last battlewagons (Barrow in Furness)

The King George V Class in Combat 1940-45

The five King George V-class vessels formed the last full class of battleships built for the Royal Navy, and the most modern available to the service during the Second World War. An often-underrated type, compromised by restrictions imposed by the London Naval Treaties, they were in fact capable battlewagons, incorporating advanced design features and saw heavy fighting in all maritime theatres of the conflict.

This talk provides a background to their design and features, and their operational histories including their roles as flagships and major actions.

 

Speaker: Dr Scott M Lindgren Naval Historian

Organised by: IET/PESC

Contact: Anne Morris (anne.morris@ietvolunteer.org)

  • Transport
  • Marine Transport
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Continuing Professional Development

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Time

10 Apr 2024

7:40pm - 9:30pm

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Add to Calendar 04/10/2024 19:40 04/10/2024 21:30 The last battlewagons (Barrow in Furness) This talk provides a background to their design and features, and their operational histories including their roles as flagships and major actions. Duke St, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 1HH, UK

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Lancashire and Cumbria Local Network

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Location

The Forum

28 Duke Street
Barrow
Cumbria
LA14 1HH
United Kingdom



Programme

19:00 Registration and Networking

19:30 Talk

21:30 (approx) Conclusion

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