HMS Revenge

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Battleship histories. Royal naval battleship HMS Revenge. Battleship website dedicated to the history of HMS Revenge from launch to participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of HMS Revenge.

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Revenge Crossing the Line     History of Revenge

HMS Revenge was initially going to be called HMS Renown. She was built by Vickers and launched on the 29th of May 1915. Commissioned into the Royal navy in February 1916 and joined the 1st battle Squadron of the Grand Fleet in March 1916.She was present at the Battle of Jutland. and temporarily became flagship to Vice admiral Burney (after the torpedoing of His ship HMS Marlborough) She also fired both her 3 inch AA Guns and her main 15 inch Armament at a Zeppelin during the late stages of the battle. In November 1916 she became the flagship of Admiral Madden (second in command of the Grand Fleet) After the first world war she was sent to The Mediterranean station in 1920  and was stationed with HMS Ramillies at Ismid in June 1920during the Brief war between Greece and Turkey. In July 1920 she joined the 1st Battle squadron guarding British Interests during the seizure of Mudania and in August returned to join the Atlantic Fleet.   She served in the Home fleet and Atlantic escorting 1939-1940. But because of her poor condition she was reduced to the reserve on the 30th September 1943. She served for a while as a depot ship and was scrapped at Inverkeithing 5th September 1948.

Displacement: 28,500 without bulges, 30,100   Speed: 21.0 knots   Compliment: 920.      Armament: Eight 15-inch guns in pairs and fourteen 6 -inch guns.  Two 3 inch Anti Aircraft Guns.

HMS Revenge, June 1938.

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HMS Revenge, June 1938.

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HMS Revenge, May 1937.

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HMS Revenge, June 1938.

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HMS Revenge, July 1935.

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HMS Revenge, July 1945.

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HMS Revenge, July 1935.

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HMS Revenge, 1930.

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HMS Revenge, July 1919.

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HMS Revenge, 1917.

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HMS Revenge pictured c.1930s

HMS Revenge

HMS Revenge (no. 5) with sister ship HMS Royal Sovereign (no.3) and HMS Resource (no.2), HMS London (no.4) and HMS Queen Elizabeth (no. 6) with HMS Ramillies in dock (no.1). Ships pictured in Valetta Harbour. 

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Photographed during the 1930s, HMS Revenge pictured with an Avro Anson flying overhead.

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Crew of HMS Revenge

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HMS Revenge.

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HMS Revenge.  

HMS Revenge, August 1937.

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HMS Revenge.

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HMS Revenge.

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The 'Bristol Boys' of HMS Revenge.

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HMS Revenge with others, July 1935.

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Crew members of HMS Revenge, including the grandfather of the contributor, William Ryan (circled), 1917.

Contributed by Moira Hannam

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HMS Revenge 1940/41 North Atlantic

HMS Revenge 1940/41 North Atlantic.

Mess 48 (Supply Assts and Writers) shipmates: Top right, Took (known as Tooky); bottom left, Harry Meadows; bottom centre, Ernest Chapman and Les Thompson is bottom right. I don't know the other three but if you do e- mail me at ianandjo@shaw.ca 

The above 3 photographs were supplied by Ian Size at ianandjo@shaw.ca