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HMS Prince of Wales

The HMS Prince of Wales (53) in Singapore.

The King George V-class battleship was a class of British battleships designed in during the 1930s and built during the first half of World War II. They were the most modern British battleships of the era. Five such ships were built and commissioned, the King George V (1940), Prince of Wales (1941), Duke of York (1941), Howe (1942), and Anson (1942). Of the five, only Prince of Wales was sunk along with the battlecrusier HMS Repulse after attacks by Japanese aircraft off Malaya on December 10, 1941.

Battlefield 1942Edit

Main weapon 6x 14 inch guns
Main weapon reload time 5 secs
Main weapon rate of fire 9 rounds per min
Main weapon firemode Semi-auotmatic
Main weapon ammunition per reload unlimited
Secondary weapon none
Passenger weapon 4x 14 inch guns
Passenger weapon reload time 5 secs
Passenger weapon rate of fire 9 rounds per min
Passenger weapon firemode semi automatic
Passenger weapon ammunition per reload unlimited
Vehicle speed Slow
Vehicle maneuverability Slow
Camouflage(s) Grey
Operators USMC

In Battlefield 1942, the HMS Prince of Wales is the United States Marine Corps' battleship. It is a huge vessel, though not quite as large as its Axis counterpart, the Yamato. It has four positions: One captain who navigates the ship and controls its frontal cannons, one rear gunner who has the rear guns at their disposal, and two side gunners who have a series of light, rapid firing domed turrets, which are more effective against aircraft.


The PrinceOW has un-rivaled firepower when compared to Aircraft Carriers, Destroyers and Subs. Its frontal gun can sink a destroyer in one shot (if all six shots connect) and subs in a few shots. It has a noticeable arc at long range. Though its splash damage is huge thanks to the six shots fired and is arguably best used against infantry on maps like Midway if the enemy team holds a position. Its frontal Guns fire six shots at different locations, with good aim, all six shots can connect onto a target.

The secondary position is the rear gunner armed with four 12 inch guns. It works identical to the frontal gun, however can fire only 3 shots. But still has the same killing power as its frontal guns.

third and fourth position are domed anti-air guns that work similar to the stationary AA guns.

However,it is vulnerable to submarines because it can't detect them.


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