The US President had flown from Germany to an airport in Devon, England, United Kingdom, and had toured the city of Plymouth. (6) Trumpeter # tsm05764. Mike Fairfield. [34] While the exact dates are not known, the ship received a variety of radars in 1941, possibly during this refit. The Mark III gun fired a 55-pound (25 kg) high explosive shell at a new gun muzzle velocity of 2,457 ft/s (749 m/s). She bombarded facilities in the Nicobar Islands from 17–19 October. HMS Renown was the lead ship of her class of battlecruisers of the Royal Navy built during the First World War. … [9], Despite these additions, the ship was still felt to be too vulnerable to plunging fire and Renown was refitted in Rosyth between 1 February and mid-April 1917 with additional horizontal armour, weighing approximately 504 long tons (512 t), added to the decks over the magazines and over the steering gear. (Operation DIPLOMAT). $12.00. She returned home in May and rejoined Home Fleet. Crew List: Agreements and Official Logs for Ship Pak Ling, Official Number 105732 (RSS/CL/1915/3525/19) Request this item Crew List: Agreements and Official Logs for Ship Renown, Official Number 105737 (RSS/CL/1915/3525/20) [3], Renown had an overall length of 794 feet 1.5 inches (242.0 m), a beam of 90 feet 1.75 inches (27.5 m), and a maximum draught of 30 feet 2 inches (9.2 m). An engaging waterline depiction of this ‘state-of-the-art’ vessel La Renommee, a Sirene Class 30-gun French frigate whose speed and prowess was of utmost interest to the British Admiralty. Even if you don't post your own creations, we appreciate feedback on ours. The oil refineries at the Wonokromo district of Surabaya, Java, Dutch East Indies and the nearby Braat Engineering Works were struck by British and American carrier aircraft struck by carrier aircraft of the Royal Navy’s Eastern Fleet made up of carriers HMS Illustrious and USS Saratoga escorted by HMS Cumberland, HMS Renown, USS Cummings, and others. [5] The ship normally carried 1,000 long tons (1,016 t) of fuel oil, but had a maximum capacity of 4,289 long tons (4,358 t). WEM 1/700 HMS Renown 1942 (K 738) Click for Larger View. A few minutes later she hit Gneisenau with one 15-inch and two 4.5-inch shells that knocked out the ship's main fire-control director and damaged the rangefinder on 'A' turret. Her construction was suspended on the outbreak of war on the grounds she would not be ready in a timely manner. After a decade of further service, Renown was again reconstructed, greatly changing her appearance and giving her a modern anti-aircraft gun battery, much enhanced aircraft-handling facilities and up-to-date gunfire controls. ww2dbaseRenown's high speed made her a valuable asset during World War II. She was of 300 tons burthen and had a flush deck. In the early evening the battlecruisers HMS Renown (Capt. [37] The ship brought Winston Churchill and his staff back from the Quebec Conference in September and conveyed them to the Cairo Conference in November. 53 Comments. The remaining 4 MT ships arrived safely in Egypt where they disembarked 135 Mk.II Matilda Infantry Tanks, 82 Mk.I Crusader Cruiser Tanks and 21 Mk.VIC light tanks and 43 crated Hurricanes ) HMS CUMBERLAND carried out offensive sweep in Indian Ocean with HM Battleships QUEEN ELIZABETH, VALIANT, HM Battlecruiser RENOWN, HM Aircraft Carrier ILLUSTRIOUS, HM Cruisers LONDON, GAMBIA and CEYLON screened by Fleet destroyers. site is two fold. During 1923-26, she was extensively refitted to increase her protection against gunfire and torpedoes. June 7, 1979. Finest Hour 164, Special Edition, September 2014 Page 10By Vic Humphries“You look like a gang of bloody pirates.” —WSCI send my condolences to the family of Lady Soames, the vivacious passenger I so well remember aboard HMS Renown on a transatlantic adventure long ago. A large deck house was built on the shelter deck between the funnels. 15. [12], When the Grand Fleet was disbanded in April 1919, Renown was assigned to the Battlecruiser Squadron of the Atlantic Fleet. 36. [22], Renown began a much more thorough reconstruction in September 1936, based on that of the battleship HMS Warspite. Copyright © 2004-2021 Lava Development, LLC., all rights reserved, See all 12 photographs of Battlecruiser Renown. She was commissioned at Devonport on 8 June, 1897, by Captain Arthur W. Moore, with a complement of 699 officers and men. [22] A High-Angle Control System Mark I (HACS) was fitted with a director on the roof of the fore-top that replaced the high-angle rangefinder and the conning tower platform was enlarged to accommodate a pair of Mark V octuple mounts for the 40-millimetre (1.6 in) QF 2-pounder Mark VIII gun[23] The Mark V mounts could depress to −10° and elevate to a maximum of 80°. HMS Poop Ship 1:1 Scale. [6] She mounted two submerged tubes for 21-inch (533 mm) torpedoes, one on each side forward of 'A' barbette. These included Type 284 radar for surface gunnery control, Type 285 anti-aircraft gunnery radar, Type 281 air warning radar and a Type 271 surface search radar. Date: 1863 - 1913 Arrangement: The documents are stored by year in numerical sequence of registered number, as they were received, and have not been rearranged under the names of individual ships. The 50 ft pinnace for 'HMS Renown' dates from this period. [27], The ship's 15-inch gun turrets were modified to the Mark I (N) standard with their elevation increased to 30°. They fed tracking data to a HACS Mark IV analog computer for high-angle targets and an Admiralty Fire Control Clock Mark VII for low-angle targets. The damage to her bow was temporarily repaired at Gibraltar and the ship sailed to Portsmouth for permanent repairs between February and May. The crew of the FORESTER were going to attempt salvage when the EMPIRE SONG blew up, 18 of her crew were lost as were 57 tanks and 10 Hurricanes. [2], During the following week the DNC's department examined the material delivered for the two battleships and decided what could be used in the new design. This work was completed in September 1939, just after the outbreak of the Second World War. Hood resumed the role as flagship after she was recommissioned and Renown was paid off for a refit of her own. In February 1946, in St. Rodeaux, he joined the Atheling as crew and sailed to Australia. Together with Hood, Renown was sent to Gibraltar to reinforce the Mediterranean Fleet during the Second Italo-Abyssinian War of 1935–36 and transferred to Alexandria in January 1936 where she was assigned to the 1st Battle Squadron. 395 Favourites. Join Planet Minecraft! She was given a brief refit when this concern proved illusory and was placed in reserve in May 1945. Both Renown and Repulse were present at the surrender of the High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow on 21 November 1918. After another air strike on 25 July on Sabang the ship bombarded the city. Later in 1940 and into 1941, she operated with Force "H", based at Gibraltar to provide strategic presence in both the Atlantic and Mediterranean. As many as 4 of these boats other man-of-war. More Maps by Commentered. The Director of Naval Construction (DNC), Eustace Tennyson-D'Eyncourt, quickly produced an entirely new design to meet Admiral Lord Fisher's requirements and the builders agreed to deliver the ships in 15 months. She covered minelaying operations along the Norwegian coast in early April 1940 and, on the 9th of that month, engaged the German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, damaging the latter. Minor revisions in the initial estimate were made until 26 December and a preliminary design was completed on 30 December. / HMS Renown – Battle-cruiser 1916 – 1948. They had a maximum effective ceiling of 41,000 ft (12,000 m). She was transferred to the Atlantic Fleet for a succession of Royal tours throughout the world through the 1920's. HMS Renown British Battle Cruiser 1942. The bulges were reworked and based on those used in the Queen Elizabeth-class battleships although crushing tubes were only used abreast the magazines. First, it is aiming to offer interesting Messages 25 to 49 . Britain's unluckiest nuclear submarine, HMS Renown, ... During a 65-day patrol in 1994, there was a scare over radiation leaks and some of the crew were given potassium iodate tablets. In January 1944 a quadruple "pom-pom" mounting was placed on the roof of 'B' turret and the 20mm guns there were re-sited elsewhere. [13] From January to March 1920 Renown was refitted more extensively as a "royal yacht". She was originally laid down as an improved version of the Revenge-class battleships. A large splinter-proof tower superstructure was built, topped with a director-control tower for the main armament and two HACS Mark IV directors. [4] She served with the Grand Fleet in the North Sea during the remaining two years of the First World War. Bailey and Hood's Captain Tower were acquitted, but Renown's Captain Sawbridge was relieved of command. Even $1 per month will go a long way! 1916-1945 HMS Renown at war A long career in Her Majestys service. [25], The ship participated in King George V's Silver Jubilee Fleet Review at Spithead on 16 July. Two longitudinal bulkheads were added between the upper and main decks that ran from the base of the conning tower to the end of the boiler rooms. Menu 首頁 HMS Renown Renown Class BC; Your comment. Whitworth, CB, DSO, RN), HMS Repulse (Capt. They fired a 31-pound (14 kg) high explosive shell at a muzzle velocity of 2,387 ft/s (728 m/s) at a rate of ten to fifteen rounds per minute. [16] The ship began a reconstruction that same month along the lines of her sister, although changes were made based on the experiences with Repulse. Join us! - Reeeeeeenown time! HTML tags are not allowed. The World War II Database is founded and managed by Four quadruple Vickers .50-calibre Mark III mounts were also added, two each on the forward and rear superstructures. Then UK-out, Panama Canal, USA, Hawaii, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, West Indies, UK-home; September 1921 to July 1922, Persian Gulf and China Station; December 1922 to July 1923, UK Home Waters Thank you. [4] Her Brown-Curtis direct-drive steam turbines were designed to produce 112,000 shaft horsepower (84,000 kW), which would propel the ship at 32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph). Below are just some of our members who have served at HMS Renown. [4], The ship mounted six 42-calibre BL 15-inch Mk I guns in three twin hydraulically powered turrets, designated 'A', 'B', and 'Y' from front to rear. Its distinctive ‘tumble-home’ on the upper topsides was a particular feature of its naval architecture. C. Peter Chen of Lava Development, LLC. This battlecruiser as well as her sistership HMS Repulse was built because of efforts of single man - John Fisher. Messages 1 to 24 . Postage & Packing to USA Prices include an additional $3.50 for delivery of this item. Richard Holding. A strake of tapered armour was fitted underneath the main belt to deflect any shell that dived beneath the water's surface; it was 9-inches thick at top and thinned to 2 inches (51 mm) at the bottom. She was originally laid down as an improved version of the Revenge-class battleships. Admiral Lord Fisher, upon becoming First Sea Lord, gained approval to restart her construction as a battlecruiser that could be built and enter service quickly. Renown was sold for scrap in 1948. [20], Renown was recommissioned on 28 August 1939 as part of the Home Fleet. Tennant, CB, MVO, RN), heavy cruisers HMS Devonshire (Capt. All replies will be forwarded to the original sender. The ship arrived back in Portsmouth in June 1922 and she was placed in reserve the following month. The armoured hood formerly mounted above the conning tower was reinstalled on the rear superstructure. Renown's main armour belt was removed and a new 9-inch belt was installed, using up the remaining plates made surplus by the conversion of the battleship Almirante Cochrane (originally ordered by Chile and purchased after the war began) to the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle as well as new armour, but installed about 3 feet (0.9 m) higher than on Repulse to offset any increase in draught. In April she participated in Operation Cockpit, an air strike against port and oil facilities on Sabang, off the island of Sumatra. HMS Renown Photo Gallery . Within a few days, however, Fisher increased the number of guns to six and added two torpedo tubes. Renown was launched on 8 May, 1895, by Mrs. Balfour, wife of the Captain Superintendent of Pembroke Royal Dockyard, Captain Charles J. Balfour. Water Structure Map. Rate this photo. I am proud to say that we scanned the Atlantic 24/7… ww2dbase HMS Renown, lead ship of a class of two 26,500-ton battlecruisers, was built at Glasgow, Scotland. Her superstructure and funnels were razed to the level of the upper deck, her masts taken out and the ship's main and secondary armament was removed. The boats had a small forepeak, a crew compartment, a boiler room and a cabin. Simeon, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral W.J. [31] Renown spotted the Germans ships and fired first, but she was hit first by two 28-centimetre (11 in) shells that only slightly damaged her. The ship joined Force H at the Cape of Good Hope in November to prevent Admiral Graf Spee from breaking into the South Atlantic. The 50 ft pinnace for ‘HMS Renown’ dates from this period. The boats had a small forepeak, a crew compartment, a boiler room and a cabin. Also missing from the left side of the crane. Six of the gun turrets, three on each side, were abreast the forward funnel while the remaining four were mounted abreast the main mast. The gun's rate of fire was approximately 96–98 rounds per minute. What was to become a two-strong class of battlecruisers drawn up as improved Revenge-class ships turned into a complete reworking in just a year's time - giving birth to the Renown-class lead by HMS Renown and joined by sister-ship HMS Repulse. Kevin Thompson. Renown, and her sister HMS Repulse, were the world's fastest capital ships upon completion. [32] The ship was under repair from 20 April to 18 May and provided cover during the evacuation from Norway in early June. However, during trials in 1916, Renown's turbines provided 126,000 shp (94,000 kW), allowing her to reach a speed of 32.58 knots (60.34 km/h; 37.49 mph). [30] Three octuple Mark VI 2-pounder mounts were fitted, two on a platform between the funnels and the third at the rear of the aft superstructure. Renown and Force H escorted another convoy to Malta in July and the ship returned home for repairs to her starboard bulge the next month. Please refrain from using strong language. He wanted a long, high, flared bow, like that on the pre-dreadnought HMS Renown, but higher, four 15-inch guns in two twin turrets, an anti-torpedo boat armament of twenty 4-inch (102 mm) guns mounted high up and protected by gun shields only, speed of 32 knots using oil fuel, and armour on the scale of the battlecruiser Indefatigable. Her gun turrets were 7–9 inches (178–229 mm) thick with roofs were 4.25 inches (108 mm) thick. Renown was relieved as flagship by Duke of York on 3 April, but became flagship of Force W which was formed to escort carriers carrying fighters to be flown-off for Malta in April–May. If so, please consider supporting us on Patreon. The flying-off platform on 'B' turret was reinstated and a high-angle control position (HACP) was added to the fore-top. The ship returned to the Home Fleet in early 1945 and was refitted before being placed in reserve after the end of the war. HMS Renown had brief post-war service in British waters and was sold for scrapping in March 1948. [14], Renown was recommissioned in September 1921 for a tour of India, the Philippines and Japan by the Prince of Wales and sailed from Portsmouth in October. The guns had a maximum ceiling of 31,000 ft (9,400 m), but an effective range of much less. Mansfield, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral J.H.D. Crew: 1,180: Contributor: C. Peter Chen. Completed in September 1916, she served with the Grand Fleet in the North Sea during the remaining two years of World War I. Author Churchill, Peter, Lieutenant Commander, RN (Rtd) and Payne, Alan Subjects Ship histories and stories Tags None noted. [4] A 30-foot (9.1 m) rangefinder replaced the 15-foot (4.6 m) model in 'Y' turret and a 20-foot (6.1 m) rangefinder was added to the armoured hood over the conning tower. [8] Flying-off platforms were fitted on 'B' and 'X' turrets in early 1918. [28] Its rate of fire was 12 rounds per minute. [29] The guns were controlled by four dual-purpose Mark IV directors, two mounted on the rear of the bridge structure and the remaining two on the aft superstructure. and useful information about WW2. Renown did not see combat during the war and was reconstructed twice between the wars; the 1920s reconstruction increased her armour protection and made other more minor improvements, while the 1930s reconstruction was much more thorough. [18] The reconstruction only added 3,500 long tons (3,600 t) to the ship's displacement and three inches to her draught. Posts about hms renown written by padresteve. 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