HMS Duke of York
A Poster featuring the famous WWII battleships: HMS Duke of York
HMS Duke of York was a King George V-class battleship in service with the Royal Navy during World War II. Her construction was prompted by naval treaty limitations and her keel was laid down in 1937. She was completed in 1941 and joined the Home Fleet at Scapa Flow. With a displacement of 37,300 tons, it was powered by steam turbines and could reach a top speed of 28 knots.
The Duke of York was involved in various operations during the war. In 1942 she escorted convoys and participated in battle with the German battleship Scharnhorst in the North Cape. It was then sent to the Mediterranean to support Operation Torch in North Africa. Later he took part in operations in the Pacific, but arrived too late to play a significant role.
After the war, Duke of York remained in service until 1949 as flagship of the Home Fleet. She was decommissioned in 1951 and was demolished in 1957.
|Dimensions||A2 (16,5 in × 23,4 in)|
|Paper||Matte 135 g/m²|
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