WorldNavalShips .com Home Page
Order Enquiries (UK) : 01436 820269

You currently have no items in your basket

Google

 

www.worldnavalships.com

Naval History by Country :
ROYAL
NAVY
US
NAVY
GERMAN
NAVY
FRENCH
NAVY
MORE
PAGES
VIEW ALL OF OUR CURRENT ART SPECIAL OFFERS ON ONE PAGE HERE
NAVAL ART AVIATION ART MILITARY ART SPORT ART
Ship Search by Name :
Product Search         

Home ] Up ] Comments about our Site ] About Our Navy Web ] Acknowledgements ] How to use our site ]

HMS Prince of Wales 

Home ] Up ] King George V ] [ HMS Prince of Wales ] HMS Duke of York ] HMS Anson ] HMS Howe ]

Choose the navy or section of interest below:

Royal Navy United States Germany France Japan Italy Russia Austria-Hungary
Canada Spain Netherlands Argentina Brazil Portugal Turkey Australia
Norway Sweden Denmark Belgium Chile Uruguay China New Zealand
Malta Greece India Poland South Africa Pakistan Libya Kuwait
Ireland Other Navies Liners   Unidentified Ships Wartime Naval Losses
NAVAL ART AVIATION ART MILITARY ART SPORT ART

History of the Royal Navy battleship HMS Prince of Wales. Battleship website dedicated to the history of HMS Prince of Wales from its launch to its participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of HMS Prince of Wales.

HMS Prince of Wales is also shown in other paintings in the background of HMS Hood by Ivan Berryman, and HMS Repulse by Ivan Berryman

HMS Prince of Wales, was built by Cammell Laird and launched on the 3rd May 1939. She served with the home fleet during 1940 - 1941, and in company with HMS Hood, engaged the Bismarck and Prinz Eugen on 24th May 1941, but broke of the engagement after receiving damage. She was at Singapore in October 1941, but was sunk off Malaya, (along with HMS Repulse) by Japanese Torpedo Aircraft on the 10th December 1941.

Displacement: 35,000    Speed: 28.0kt    Complement: 1,553 - 1,558

Armament: Ten 14 - inch guns, Sixteen 5.25 inch guns,   forty-eight 2pdr anti-aircraft guns.

HMS Prince of Wales supplying fuel oil to HMS Express November 1941. HMS Electra is the ship in front. Photo supplied courtesy of Ian Wood.

HMS Prince of Wales, August 1941.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP524

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP524

HMS Prince of Wales, 1941.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP523

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP523

HMS Prince of Wales, May 1941.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP520

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP520

HMS Prince of Wales, returning from the Churchill / Roosevelt meeting at Placentia Bay in August 1941.  

Contributed by John Barley.

The great uncle of the contributor, Rev Willie Driscoll, R.C. Chaplain is 11th. to the right of Churchill.

HMS Prince of Wales - Sister ships of the King George V Class
HMS KING GEORGE V 21ST FEBRUARY 1939 SOLD AND BROKEN UP 1957.
HMS DUKE OF YORK 28TH FEBRUARY 1940 SOLD FOR SCRAP 1957.
HMS ANSON 24TH FEBRUARY 1940 SOLD FOR SCRAP 1957.
HMS HOWE 9TH APRIL 1940 SOLD FOR SCRAP 1957.
 

Our message board system has now been upgraded to a discussion forum at worldnavalships.com.  Any messages on this page are now archive messages kept here to service those who left the messages originally.   Click Here to go to the new Forum

Naval Historians, Crew & Family Notice board

MESSAGES

REV. WILLIE DRISCOLL..   Rev. Willie Driscoll, my mother's uncle, was the RC Chaplain on the Prince of Wales at the time of the Churchill / Roosevelt meeting at Placentia Bay. I have a picture of the ship's company taken on board with Churchill and Roosevelt. If anyone has any stories about Willie Driscoll, I should be pleased to hear from them.  Contact Here

ANDREW THOMAS BEAL..  My uncle Andrew Thomas Beal was a Petty Officer Stoker at the time of the sinking and sadly did not survive.  All my relatives from whom I might have gleaned any information have now all passed on but I would very much like to know more about this man.  Please can anyone out there recall him or does anyone have any relevant information for me?  Dianne Baird.  Contact Here 

ROBERT CARTER..  I served as an ord.sea on the Prince of Wales from Feb 1941 to Aug 1941 to secure 6 months seatime prior to achieving a commission.  I was in 'A' turret magazine during the Bismarck battle and went to Placentia Bay in Newfoundland when Churchill met Roosevelt.  I with John Binch, another candidate, rowed Churchill ashore to stretch his legs.  I served as a Lieut. RNVR for three years on HMS Verdun doing East Coast convoys.  Mentioned in despatches 1944.  Then did a staff course at RN Staff College, Greenwich.  Demobilised 1946.  Am now 89 years old.  Contact Here 

WILLIAM (BILL) WOOD..  My uncle William (Bill) Wood from Doncaster served on the HMS Prince of Wales and was killed when it was sunk.  Love to hear from anyone who could point me in the direction to find anything more about him etc etc.   contact here 

HENRY JAMES COLES....   My father was a survivor of the Prince of Wales and was mentioned in a Penguin book published about the "Repulse" and the "Prince of Wales".   His name was Petty Office Henry James Coles.   When the ship went down he managed to get ashore and then boarded an Australian ship which I can find the name.  It is in his naval papers.  He was then lent to then Royal Australian Navy for two years after which he returned to England.   He has since passed away but there is a lot of missing information of the time he spent in Australia.  I wondered if you could give me any help regarding this issue.   I do have all of the information of where he was stationed in Australia but information is some times limited.    Patricia Coles                contact  here  

GEORGE WILLIAM REED... My father, George William Reed, "Blood" Reed the GI! served in teh POW during her maiden commission, leaving before she went East. Anyone who remebers him, pease contact me on www.reednitram@aol.com.

Hello,

I have attached some photos of sailors taken at my Grandparents home in Columbo, Ceylon during WW11, apparently some of them were killed on the HMS  Prince of Wales.

Regards
Shayne                       05 March 2003

BERNARD McDERMOTT.. My granddad was a stoker on the Prince of Wales does anybody out there know anything about him? Contact me at Mjsmudger@aol.com 

RONALD HOLT.. My dad served on either HMS Prince of Wales or HMS Repulse as a stoker during the war. His nickname was Tiny Tim and he came from Oldham in Lancashire. He went to India, Singapore and Australia where he was hurt in a bar fight with the MPs! If anyone has information please contact me at derek.holt1@ntlworld.com 

SEAMAN GEORGE HERBERT WILSON... My Father served on HMS Prince of Wales for her entire albeit short career. he was a member of the Gun Crew - Secondary armament - The smaller twin turrets.  Aged approx 17 at the time, now living in Queensland Australia.   We would be interested to hear from other crew of HMS Prince Of Wales or families.  Don Wilson   email. dwbr22387@blueyonder.co.uk 

CHARLES WEBB: My Grandfather served on HMS Prince of Wales, he survived the sinking and came back to Britain, but sadly he died before I was born. I am very interested to hear form anyone who may have known him on board or may have crew photos. please contact Lee Goodman at Lee@goodman2007.fsnet.co.uk