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HMS prince of Wales (53)
HMS Prince of Wales (53)
General information
Place of origin Great Britain
Category Battleship
Debut in FHSW Debut in Battlefield 1942
Class King George V class
Sister ships HMS Anson (79)
HMS Duke of York (17)
HMS Howe (32)
HMS King George V (41)
Used by Great Britain
Speed 28.3 knots (52.4 km/h)
Crew in‑game 6
Aircrafts 2x Fairey Swordfish Floatplanes
Seat 1
Primary weapon 6x BL 14 inch Mk VII naval guns
Seat 2
Primary weapon 4x BL 14 inch Mk VII naval guns
Seat 3
Primary weapon 8x 13.4 cm QF 5.25 inch Mk.I guns
Seat 4
Primary weapon 8x 13.4 cm QF 5.25 inch Mk.I guns
Seat 5
Primary weapon 2x QF 2-pounder Mk.VIII on a Mk.VI Mount (8 Barrels)
(280 rounds each mount)
Seat 6
Primary weapon 2x QF 2-pounder Mk.VIII on a Mk.VI Mount (8 Barrels)
(280 rounds each mount)
HMS Prince of Wales

The HMS Prince of Wales, was a 35,000-ton King George V class battleship built Birkenhead in England. She was completed in March 1941 and in late May 1941, while still not fully operational, she was sent into action in company with the old heavy cruiser HMS Hood (51) to search for the German battleship Bismarck, which had left Norway with the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen for the Atlantic. On the morning of 24 May, the two British capital ships found the enemy to the west of Iceland. In the resulting Battle of the Denmark Strait. Hood doesn't survive the battle, and the Prince of Wales survives with heavy damage. After traveling to America, Prince of Wales went to the Mediterranean, where she successfully engaged Italian planes off Malta in late September. Sent to the Far East with the battlecruiser HMS Repulse to counter the swiftly developing Japanese threat in the region, she arrived on 2 December 1941. On December 8th, the day of the Pearl Harbor Raid on the other side of the International Date Line, the Japanese landed in northern Malaya. Prince of Wales, Repulse and four destroyers were sent to attack the invasion force. After finding no targets, the British ships were returning to Singapore when, late in the morning of 10 December, they were attacked by a strong force of Japanese high-level bombers and torpedo planes. With no friendly planes to protect them, both heavy ships were hit several times. Repulse sank first and followed by the Prince of Wales when she capsized. The first capital ships to be sunk by air attack while operating on the high seas, their loss further shocked a naval world already stunned by the events at Pearl Harbor only a few days earlier.

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