By Peter Smith

This is often the tale of the Royal army battle-cruiser H.M.S. Renown, a well-known send with an extended and individual operational profession. initially equipped for the 1st global warfare she therefore served within the post-war fleet and took royalty around the globe. Modernized simply in time for global battle , she re-joined the fleet in September, 1939 and for the 1st years of the warfare her pace and heavy gun armament made her some of the most vital ships of the fleet. She escorted the recognized provider Ark Royal for many of her illustrious profession as flagship of strength H within the Mediterranean and participated in lots of stirring battles and convoy activities.

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Having reprimanded me for not meeting him, he asked to see the Captain. I told him very politely that he was not to be disturbed and apologised for my absence and explained the cause. He turned and went off. In the afternoon I was leaving the ship when the Captain, holding a letter and shaking with anger, appeared. The letter from the Captain of the Dockyard reported that he had not been received by the officer on duty who had arrived ten minutes later, and had slouched up with his hands in his pockets and then become impudent, and so on.

To the sailors too this was a period of frustration, although up to 1916 there was little outcome on either side of the North Sea. Again only the battle-cruisers saw brief action, in 1915 at the Battle of the Dogger Bank, which Beatty dubbed a battle of lost opportunities. A raid by the German battle-cruisers was intercepted by Beatty and a long stern chase followed with every prospect of the annihilation of a greater part of the German force. Unfortunately at a critical time Beatty’s flagship Lion received a hit, which forced her to drop out of line.

He had already come out against the battle-cruiser idea; his viewpoint, as later stated, was that if high speed and heavy guns were a requirement then it was best to spend very much more money and add adequate armour as well rather than compromise. As First Lord he could, and did, refuse to obtain Cabinet sanction for the new ships. But Fisher outfoxed even the wily Churchill. This time he wrote to the C-in-C of the Grand Fleet, Admiral Jellicoe, on 23 December 1914 asking him to write back a casual letter in which the need for more battle-cruisers was pointed out.

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