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King George V.
Ships and Harbours
No: 12062   Contributor: David Menzies   Year: 1984   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: United Kingdom
King George V.

King George V after vandals fire @ Cardiff. Photo taken on 8th March 1984.
Picture added on 08 October 2009 at 14:04
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Launched on 29 April 1926 when Lady Parsons named her KING GEORGE V. This was the pioneer turbine-powered ship which introduce a new standard of design which came to be accepted as the norm and was repeated in the later CSP turbines DUCHESS OF MONTROSE and DUCHESS OF HAMILTON.
KING GEORGE V was an iconic ship that became a legend in her own lifetime; a pioneer vessel in both design and comfort that became taken for granted. Continually subjected to a rigorous schedule on her daily cruise round Mull she steamed 114 miles on the most exposed excursion route in British coastal waters. Built to serve the public in peacetime she earned glory in our nation’s hour of greatest peril; built to carry the public on pleasure sailings she conveyed Royalty on her decks; built by Scottish craftsmen in the Clyde tradition she sailed for 49 years and gained immortality.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 08 October 2009.
Was this her end Peter? Or was she saved?

Added by Andrew Wright on 08 October 2009.
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