|HMS Resolution (09)|
HMS Resolution between the wars
|Builder:||Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company, Jarrow|
|Laid down:||29 November 1913|
|Launched:||14 January 1915|
|Commissioned:||30 December 1916|
|Fate:||Sold for scrap on 5 May 1948|
|Class & type:||Revenge-class battleship|
|Displacement:||29,150 tons standard; 33,500 tons full load|
|Length:||620 ft 5 in (189.10 m) overall, 614 ft 5 in (187.27 m) waterline|
|Beam:||102 ft 5 in (31.22 m)|
|Draught:||30 ft 5 in (9.27 m) ax|
|Propulsion:||4 shaft Parsons geared turbines, 18 Yarrow boilers, 40,000 shp (30 MW)|
|Speed:||23 knots (43 km/h)|
|Capacity:||3,400 tons oil fuel; 160 tons coal|
|Complement:||1,009 to 1,146|
|Armament:||Bofors 40 mm guns|
Main Side Belt: 13.0 inches (330 mm) midship, 6 to 4 in (152 to 102 mm) ends|
Deck Armour up to 5 inches (130 mm)
Turrets 13 inches (330 mm) face, 5 inches (130 mm) sides, 5 inches (130 mm) roof
Barbettes up to 10 inches (250 mm)
Citadel 11 inches (280 mm)
HMS Resolution (pennant number 09) was a Revenge-class battleship of the Royal Navy. She was laid down at Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company, Jarrow on 29 November 1913, launched on 14 January 1915, and commissioned on 30 December 1916. The future First Sea Lord John H. D. Cunningham served aboard her as Flag Captain to Admiral Sir William Fisher, the commander-in-chief of the Mediterranean Fleet.
World War I service[edit | edit source]
Inter war years[edit | edit source]
World War II service[edit | edit source]
On the outbreak of World War II, Resolution was part of the Home Fleet, and carried out convoy escort duties in the Atlantic. Whilst supporting the Narvik campaign in May 1940, Resolution was struck by a bomb at Tjeldsundet. In June, 1940 she joined Force H at Gibraltar, and took part in the destruction of the French Fleet at Mers-el-Kebir on 3 July 1940.
In September 1940, Resolution joined Force M at Freetown, shelling French warships at the Battle of Dakar on 24 September 1940. The next day, Resolution was torpedoed by the French submarine Bévéziers and badly damaged.
Following repairs in the United States, Resolution departed in February 1942 for Colombo, and served in the Indian Ocean during 1942 and 1943.
Fate[edit | edit source]
She returned to England in September 1943 and became a stokers' training ship in 1944 as part of the establishment HMS Imperieuse. HMS Resolution was sold for scrap on 5 May 1948 and broken up at Faslane.
References[edit | edit source]
- Martin Edwards (2009). "HM Submarine L24". roll-of-honour.com. http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Ships/HMSubmarineL24.html. Retrieved 31 Jan 2013.
- Imperial War Museum. "15 in Mk I Naval Gun". Imperial War Museum Collections Search. http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30025302. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
Publications[edit | edit source]
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
- McMahon, William E. "Dreadnought Battleships and Battlecruisers", University Press of America, Washington DC, 1978. ISBN 0-8191-0465-5
- Lenton, H.T. & Colledge, J. J. "Warships of World War II", Ian Allan, London, 1973. ISBN 0-7110-0403-X
- Dittmar, F. J. & Colledge, J. J., "British Warships 1914-1919", (Ian Allan, London, 1972), ISBN 0-7110-0380-7
- Young, John. "A Dictionary of Ships of the Royal Navy of the Second World War". Patrick Stephens Ltd, Cambridge, 1975. ISBN 0-85059-332-8
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