Allied Warships

HMS Revenge (06)

Battleship of the Royal Sovereign class

HMS Revenge during the Second World War.

NavyThe Royal Navy
ClassRoyal Sovereign 
Built byVickers (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Ordered 1913 
Laid down22 Dec 1913 
Launched29 May 1915 
Commissioned1 Feb 1916 
End service 

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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1Capt. Ernest Russell Archer, RN10 Jul 193910 Jun 1941
2Capt. Llewellyn Vaughan Morgan, DSC, RN10 Jun 19416 Jan 1943
3Cdr. St. John Cronyn, DSO, RN6 Jan 19436 Mar 1943
4Capt. Gervase Boswell Middleton, RN6 Mar 194323 Aug 1943
5Capt. St. John Cronyn, DSO, RN23 Aug 1943

6Capt. Thomas Edgar Halsey, DSO, RN27 Apr 1944mid 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.

Media links

British Battleships of World War One

R. A. Burt

British Battleships, 1919-1945, Revised Edition

R. A. Burt

British battleships 1939-45 (1)

Konstam, Angus

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