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Axis & Allies War at Sea - HMS Renown

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General Type Ship
Unit Type Battleship
Cost 38
Set Infamy
Manufacturer Forumini
Country United Kingdom (Details)
Available 1939
Set ID 22
Rarity X
Class Name Renown
Armor 7
Vital 13
Hull Points 5
Speed 139.495
Primary 14/14/13/11
Secondary 5/5/4/0
Torpedoes 1/1/1/0
AA 8/0/-/-
Special Ability Torpedo Protection
Special Ability Bristling with Guns
Special Ability Sharpshooter
Special Ability Flagship 1
Special Ability Extended Range 4
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Class/Manufacturer History: The Renown class comprised a pair of battlecruisers built during the First World War for the Royal Navy. They were originally laid down as improved versions of the Revenge-class battleships. Their construction was suspended on the outbreak of war on the grounds they would not be ready in a timely manner. Admiral Lord Fisher, upon becoming First Sea Lord, gained approval to restart their construction as battlecruisers that could be built and enter service quickly. The Director of Naval Construction quickly produced an entirely new design to meet Admiral Lord Fishers requirements and the builders agreed to deliver the ships in 15 months. They did not quite meet that ambitious goal, but they were delivered a few months after the Battle of Jutland in 1916. They were the world's largest and fastest capital ships upon completion.

Repulse was the only ship of her class to see combat in the First World War when she participated in the Second Battle of Heligoland Bight in 1917. Both ships were reconstructed twice between the wars; the 1920s reconstruction increased their armour protection and made lesser improvements, while the 1930s reconstruction was much more thorough, especially for Renown. Repulse accompanied the battlecruiser Hood during the Special Service Squadron's round-the-world cruise in 1923–24 and protected British interests during the Spanish Civil War between 1936–39. Renown frequently conveyed royalty on their foreign tours and served as flagship of the Battlecruiser Squadron when Hood was refitting.

The United Kingdom, made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is an island nation in northwestern Europe. England – birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles – is home to the capital, London, a globally influential centre of finance and culture. England is also site of Neolithic Stonehenge, Bath’s Roman spa and centuries-old universities at Oxford and Cambridge.

Item created by: Lethe on 2015-05-31 17:46:30. Last edited by gdm on 2016-03-07 17:18:54

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