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Name: ANSON
Type: Battleship
Keel: 20/07/1937
Launched: 24/02/1940
Completed: 22/06/1942
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1553
Dimensions: 42600disp - 45360disp, 700.0 x 103.0 x 33.5(draft)ft
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, SR geared, Parsons type, 110300shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 4 x Screws, 29.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 4 x 14.0ins, 1 x 2 x 14.0ins, 8 x 2 x 5.25ins QF, 6 x 8 x 2pdr QF guns;
2 x Supermarine Walrus seaplanes
History:
22/06/1942 British Royal Navy
17/12/1957 Broken up
Comments: Member of the King George V Class of battleships
Laid down as JELLICO
17/12/1957: Sold to Shipbreaking Industries for breaking up at Faslane


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