HMS Revenge (06)
Battleship of the Royal Sovereign class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Vickers (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.)|
|Laid down||22 Dec 1913|
|Launched||29 May 1915|
|Commissioned||1 Feb 1916|
HMS Revenge is not listed as active unit in the December 1943 Navy List
Sold in July 1948 to T.W. Ward, arrived at Inverkeithing on 5 September 1948 for scrapping.
Commands listed for HMS Revenge (06)
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|1||Capt. Ernest Russell Archer, RN||10 Jul 1939||10 Jun 1941|
|2||Capt. Llewellyn Vaughan Morgan, DSC, RN||10 Jun 1941||6 Jan 1943|
|3||Cdr. St. John Cronyn, DSO, RN||6 Jan 1943||6 Mar 1943|
|4||Capt. Gervase Boswell Middleton, RN||6 Mar 1943||23 Aug 1943|
|5||Capt. St. John Cronyn, DSO, RN||23 Aug 1943|
|6||Capt. Thomas Edgar Halsey, DSO, RN||27 Apr 1944||mid 1944|
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Notable events involving Revenge include:
10 Oct 1940
The British cruisers HMS Newcastle (Capt. E.A. Aylmer, DSC, RN) and HMS Emerald (Capt. F.C. Flynn, RN), with the British destroyers HMS Broke (Cdr. B.G. Scurfield, RN) and HMS Wanderer (Cdr. J.H. Ruck-Keene, DSC, RN) of the 17th DF and the Polish destroyers Garland (Cdr. K. Namiesniowski, ORP) and Burza (Cdr. A. Doroszkowski, ORP) act as a screen to the British battleship HMS Revenge (Capt. E.R. Archer, RN) during a bombardment of Cherbourg.
11 Oct 1940
The battleship HMS Revenge sails from Plymouth with the destroyers HMS Javelin, HMS Jupiter, HMS Kelvin, HMS Kipling, HMS Jackal, HMS Jaguar and HMS Kashmir to shell the French port of Cherbourg.