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HMS Revenge

An aerial photograph of HMS Revenge underway taken in July-August 1940.

The Revenge-class battleships (listed as Royal Sovereign-class in several editions of Jane's Fighting Ships, as with the 1919 and 1931 editions, and sometimes also known as the "R" class) were five battleships of the Royal Navy, ordered as World War I loomed on the horizon, and launched in 1914–1916. There were originally to have been eight of the class, but two were later redesigned, becoming the Renown-class battlecruisers, while the other, which was to have been named HMS Resistance, was cancelled.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Battleship
  • Service Period: 1916-1949
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 624 feet (190.2 meters)
    • Beam: 88.5 feet (26.98 meters)
    • Draught: 28.6 feet (8.72 meters)
    • Displacement: 29,150 tons (Standard); 33,500 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 997 - 1,105
  • Propulsion: Steam turbines, 4 shafts, 24 boilers, 26,500 shp (20 MW)
  • Range: 5,000 nautical miles (9,260 kilometers) at 12 knots (22.22 km/h)
  • Speed: 21 knots (38.9 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 8 × BL 15"/42 Mk.I naval guns (4x2)
    • 14 × BL 6-inch (152.4 mm) Mk XII guns (7x2)
    • 2 × QF 3-inch (76.20 mm) 20 cwt anti-aircraft guns
    • 4 × 47 mm guns
    • 4 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes (submerged)
  • Armour:
    • Belt: 13 in (330 mm) amidships; 4–6 in (102–152 mm) ends
    • Deck: up to 5 in (127 mm)
    • Turrets: 13 in (330 mm) faces; 5 in (127 mm) sides; 5 in (127 mm) roof
    • Barbettes: up to 10 in (254 mm)
    • Citadel: 11 in (279 mm)

Unit RunEdit

  • HMS Revenge (06) - sunk in the Battle of the Blockade on November 7, 1940
  • HMS Royal Sovereign (05)
  • HMS Ramilies (07)
  • HMS Resolution (08) - sunk in the Battle of the Blockade on November 7, 1940
  • HMS Royal Oak (09)
  • HMS Resistance - cancelled during construction
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