HMS Resolution (09)
Battleship of the Royal Sovereign class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd (Jarrow-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Laid down||29 Nov 1913|
|Launched||14 Jan 1915|
|Commissioned||7 Dec 1916|
Sold on 5 May 1948 to Metal Industries, arrived at Faslane on 13 May 1948 for scrapping.
More information on HMS Resolution can be found at this website (offsite link).
Commands listed for HMS Resolution (09)
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|1||Capt. Charles Hugo Knox-Little, RN||22 Jul 1938||11 Nov 1939|
|2||Capt. Oliver Bevir, RN||11 Nov 1939||Oct 1940|
|3||Capt. Arthur Robert Halfhide, RN||Oct 1940||1 Aug 1942|
|4||Capt. John Walter Durnford, RN||1 Aug 1942||10 Oct 1943|
|5||A/Capt. Alfred Mervyn Bingeman, RN||10 Oct 1943|
|6||Capt. Royer Mylius Dick, DSC, RN||27 Apr 1944|
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Noteable events involving Resolution include:
16 May 1940
HMS Resolution (Capt. O. Bevir, RN) is damaged by one 1000kg bomb during an attack by German Ju88 aircraft of II./KG 30 off Narvik. The bomb penetrated three decks before detonating.
9 Jul 1940
This photograph show HMS Valiant (nearest to the camera) and HMS Resolution and is most likely taken during an Italian air attack (by SM 79 bombers) against Force H on 9 July 1940. The photograph is taken from HMS Enterprise.
Photograph with thanks to John Hancocks whose father Lt.(E) J.P. Hancocks served at HMS Enterprise during that time.
25 Sep 1940
The Vichy-French submarine HMS B?v?ziers (Lt.Cdr. Lancelot) torpedoed and damaged the British battleship HMS Resolution (Capt. O. Bevir, RN) during the British / Free French attack on Dakar.
Resolution was hit on the port beam. She took a list of 12?. number 1 boiler room caught fire and the battleship lost all power and had to be taken in tow by HMS Barham. She was towed to Freetown where she arrived on 29 September. After temporary repairs there and at Gibraltar, she sailed for Portsmouth in March 1941. Later she went on the Philadelphia Navy Yard in the U.S.A. for full repairs which were completed in September / October 1941.