British Ships Involved

Battle Cruisers

HMS Renown

HMS Renown (Renown Class)
General Details
Nationality British
Type Battle Cruiser
Builder Fairfield (Govan). United Kingdom
Laid down 25 January 1915
Launched 4 March 1916
Commissioned September 1916
Fate Rearmored/reconstructed May 1923 to August 1926 at Portsmouth
Completely reconstructed again September 1936 to February 1939 at Portsmouth
Laid up in reserve June 1945
Used as accommodation ship
Sold for scrap 19 March 1948
Displacement
Standard 27,470 tons (design)
Full Load 30,835 tons (design)
32,074 tons (1918)
37,150 tons (1926)
36,080 tons (1939)
38,945 tons (1945)
Dimensions
Lenght (waterline) 787.7' (240 m)
Lenght (Overall) 794.1' (242 m)
Beam 90' (27.4 m) (design)
102.75' (31.3 m) (1926)
Draft 25.5' (7.8 m) (avg)
30.5 (9.3 m) (max)
Armament (design-1939)
Main Battery 6 x 15" (380 mm)/42 cal MkI (3x2)
2 forward 1 aft
Secondary Battery 17 x 4" (102 mm)/45 cal QF HA MkV (5x3,2x1)
AA 2 x 76 mm (12pdr) QF HA MkI (2x1) (design)
24 x 40.5 mm (2pdr)/40 cal MkVIII (3x8) (1939)
16 x 0.5"/62 cal MG (4x4)
Torpedoes 2 x 21" submerged on beam (2x1) (design)
8 x 21" (533 mm) fixed tubes (4x2) (1921)
Armament (1939-45)
Main Battery 6 x 15" (380 mm)/42 cal MkI (3x2)
2 forward 1 aft
Secondary 20 x 4.5" (114 mm)/45 cal QF MkIII (10x2), decreased to 8 (4x2) 1944
AA 24 x 40.5 mm (2pdr)/40 cal MkVIII (3x8)
4 x 40.5 mm (2pdr)/40 cal MkVIII (1x4) added 1942
4 x 40 mm/56.3 cal Bofors (1x4) added 1945
56 x 20 mm/65 cal Oerlikon (16x2,24x1) added 1943,
decreased to 44 (20x2,24x1) in 1944
3 x UP AA MkI removed 1942
Torpedoes 8 x 21" (533 mm) fixed tubes (4x2), removed 1944
Armour
Belt 1.5"-6" (38-152 mm) midship (design)
2"-9" (51-228 mm) midship (1926)
Deck 0.5"-3" (12.7-76 mm)
1"-4" (25-102 mm) (1926)
1"-5" (25-127 mm) (1939)
Bulkheads 4"-3" (202-76 mm) forward/aft
Turrets 9" (228 mm) face
9"-7" (228-178 mm) sides
11" (279 mm) rear
4.25" (108 mm) roof
Barbettes 7"-5"-4" (178-127-102 mm)
Conning Tower 10" (254 mm) maximum (6" (152 mm) revolving hood) rebuilt with 2" (51 mm) 1936
Propulsion
Boilers 42 Babcock-Wilcox 285 psi Large Tube (design)
8 Admiralty 3 drum type (300 psi working pressure) (after 1936-39 reconstruction)
Turbines 2 Brown Curtis direct drive steam (design)
2 Parsins geared turbines (after 1936-39 reconstruction)
Horsepower 112,000 shp (design)
120,000 shp (after 1936-39 reconstruction)
Shafts 4
Endurance 3,650 nm at 30 knts
9,400 nm at 15 knts
Max Speed 31.5 knts (design)
31.7 knts (trial)
30.25 knts (1926)
30.75 knts (after 1936-39 reconstruction)
26-28 knts (1945)
Oil Bunkerage 4,289-4,500 tons oil
100 tons coal (removed later in career)
Complement
Usual 955-1,500