14 in battleship HMS Prince of Wales after her engagement with Bismarck and Prinz Eugen on 24 May 1941, in which battlecruiser HMS Hood was lost. She was hit by 5 x 15 in and 3 x 8 in shells before being forced to break off the action, hitting Bismarck 3 times in reply. One of the hits proved critical, isolating much of Bismarck’s fuel supply and forcing her to head direct to occupied France. Of course she never got there.
Battlecruiser HMS Repulse leads HMS Prince of Wales as they sail to their fate in the Gulf of Siam 1941
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Stock Photo - 1941 The Sun (New York, USA) front page Japanese planes sink British battleships HMS Repulse and HMS Prince of Wales
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Last moments of HMS Prince of Wales.The sinking of Prince of Wales and Repulse was a Second World War naval engagement that took place north of Singapore, off the east coast of Malaya, near Kuantan, Pahang, where the British Royal Navy battleship HMS Prince of Wales and battlecruiser HMS Repulse were sunk by land-based bombers and torpedo bombers of the Imperial Japanese Navy on 10 December 1941. In Japanese, the engagement was referred to as the Naval Battle off Malaya.
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