Allied Warships


Renown class

2 ships

The battlecruiser HMS Repulse (34) of the Royal Navy. She was lost on 10 Dec 1941.

Technical information

Displacement32000 BRT 
Length794.25 feet (oa) 
Complement1181 men 
6 15" guns (3x2)
12 4" guns (4x3)
8 4" AA guns (2x2, 4x1)
16 2pdr AA (2x8)
16 .5" AA (4x4)
8 21" torpedo tubes (4x2) (submerged, fixed) 4 aircraft
1 catapult

Renown as reconstructed;
6 15" guns (3x2)
20 4.5 " DP guns (10x2)
24 2pdr AA (3x8)
2 .5" AA (2x4)
8 21" torpedo tubes.
4 aircraft
1 catapult 

Max speed29 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 4 shafts 
PowerRepulse 112000 SHP, Renown 120000 SHP 
Notes on class

Repulse had one triple 4" gun turret replaced by a third 8-barrelled 2pdr pom pom in 1941. 6 single 20mm Oerlikons were also added.

Renown was rebuilt and re-engined before the Second World War. During the war her Anti-Aircraft armament was increased.


All ships of the Renown class

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HMS Renown (72)
HMS Repulse (34) Lost on 10 Dec 1941

2 Battlecruisers of the Renown class. 1 of them was lost.

Full wartime service history on this vessel.

See all Battlecruiser classes.

Books dealing with this subject include:

A Home on the Rolling Main, A G F Ditcham, 2013

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