H.M.S. Renown (1916)

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H.M.S. Renown (1916)
Pendant Number: 64 (Jan 916)
99 (Jan 1918)
23 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Govan[2]
Laid down: 25 Jan, 1915[3]
Launched: 4 Mar, 1916[4]
Commissioned: Sep, 1916[5]
Sold: 19 Mar, 1948[6]
Fate: Scrapped
H.M.S. Renown was the lead ship in her class of "large light cruisers", which were essentially battlecruisers.

Construction & Service

Renown was completed with her main battery director in place, but had her secondary battery director system installed in October, 1916 — one month after she entered service.[7]

Renown was completed in September, 1916, too late to participate in the Battle of Jutland. She never saw combat in the war, though her sister H.M.S. Repulse fought in the Second Battle of Heligoland Bight.

Renown paid off at Portsmouth on 1 November, 1920.[8]

Paid off into Dockyard Control on 19 July, 1923.[9]

She re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 2 September, 1926 for service with the Battle Cruiser Squadron supporting the Atlantic Fleet.[10]

Completed to full complement at Portsmouth on 7 June, 1929.[11]

She re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 9 June, 1932.[12]

Renown paid off into Dockyard Control on 2 September, 1936.[13]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 36.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 36.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 38.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 36.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 38.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 36.
  7. The Technical History and Index: Fire Control in HM Ships, pp. 9-11, 16.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 853.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 263.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 262.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 263.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1933). pp. 263-4.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 266.
  14. Sinclair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 368.
  15. Sinclair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 368.
  16. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  17. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 891.
  19. The Navy List. (August, 1919). p. 891.
  20. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  21. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  22. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 262.
  23. Bailey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 218.
  24. Bailey Service Record. The National Archives. 196/47. f. 218.
  25. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  26. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  27. Edward-Collins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 154.
  28. Edward-Collins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 154.
  29. Thursfield Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 276.
  30. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 263.
  31. Calvert Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/14. f. 7.
  32. Calvert Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/14. f. 7.
  33. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  34. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  35. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 265.
  36. He was superseded by Miles. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  37. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  38. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  39. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 246.
  40. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 246.

Bibliography


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