HMS Prince of Wales (1902), was a London- or Queen-class pre-dreadnought battleship, a sub-class of the Formidable-class battleships of the British Royal Navy. HMS Prince of Wales (1902) was the sixth of seven ships of the Royal Navy that have had the name HMS Prince of Wales.Prince of Wales became flagship of the squadron in March 1916. She ended her flagship duties in June 1916, when she went to Gibraltar for a refit. She later returned to the Adriatic
HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse: The End of an Era
HMS Prince of Wales off Singapore shortly after her arrival with battlecruiser HMS Repulse (Force Z) as a supposed deterrent to Japanese aggression in the Far East. Attempting to disrupt Japanese landings on the Malayan peninsula a few days later, both were sunk by air attack on 10 December 1941 with heavy loss.
The sinking of Prince of Wales and Repulse was a Second World War naval engagement that took place north of Singapore, off the east coast of Malaya, near Kuantan, Pahang, where the British Royal Navy battleship HMS Prince of Wales and battlecruiser HMS Repulse were sunk by land-based bombers and torpedo bombers of the Imperial Japanese Navy on 10 December 1941. In Japanese, the engagement was referred to as the Naval Battle off Malaya (マレー沖海戦, Mare-oki kaisen?).
Prince of Wales-1.HMS Prince of Wales was a King George V-class battleship of the Royal Navy, built at the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead, England. She was involved in several key actions of the Second World War, including the battle of Denmark Strait against the German battleship Bismarck, operations escorting convoys in the Mediterranean, and her final action and sinking in the Pacific in 1941.