Allied Warships


The Renown class battlecruiser HMS Renown (72) of the Royal Navy.

All Battlecruiser classes

The list is divided by navy, then ordered by commissioned date of each class (oldest first).


French Navy

 Dunkerque (2)1937 - 1938

Royal Navy

 Renown (2)1916 - 1916
 Admiral (1)1920 - 1920

3 ship classes.

Please note that we list the classes by navies that initiated/owned the class. Often vessels of certain classes were then built for other nations (or lent), those ships are not visible here but only through the navies pages or by looking into each class.

War losses: Battlecruisers



Royal Navy24 May 1941HMS Hood (51)Admiral 
Royal Navy10 Dec 1941HMS Repulse (34)Renown 


French Navy27 Nov 1942FR DunkerqueDunkerque 

3 Battlecruisers lost. See all Allied Warship losses.

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Zetterling, Niklas

Books dealing with this subject include:

A Home on the Rolling Main, A G F Ditcham, 2013
The Battlecruiser Hood, Roberts, John A., 1982
Bismarck, Zetterling, Niklas, 2009
British Battleships of World War One, R. A. Burt, 2012
Illustrated Guide to Battleships and Battlecruisers, Jordan, John, 1985
Italian Battleships 1928-1957, Wayne Scarpaci, 2009
US battleships 1941-1963, Wayne Scarpaci, 2009

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