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Naval Ship Model - Battlecruiser, HMS Renown Object Reg. No: ST 033442

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Model of the Royal Navy Repulse class battlecruiser (32,000 tons) HMS Renown. Buit by the Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. at Govan and launched in March 1916, Renown served with the Grand Fleet during the First World War. During the interwar years Renown carried the Prince of Wales (1920) and the Duke of York (1927) to Australia. Renown was extensively modified with extra armour, anti-aircraft guns and a new tripod mast. During World War II, Renown served in the South Atlantic hunting the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee and later joined the Home Fleet serving in the Norwegian Campaign where she engaged the German battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and hit Gneisenau three times with two hits in return. After serving with Force H at Gibraltar, Renown took part in the pursuit of the battleship Bismarck in May 1941. Renown joined the Eastern Fleet in 1944 based in Ceylon patrolling the Indian Ocean and the East Indies which included a diversionary operation against the Nicobar Islands at the same time as the US landings in the Philippines. Renown was sold off after serving as a training ship and scrapped at Faslane in 1948.

This model was built by E.J Krummeck and was purchased by the Museum in 1941. It is one of a large collection of British and Australian naval ship models built by Krummeck
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: naval vessels, warships, ship models, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Steam Power
Tertiary Classification: model naval vessels - british
Modelmaker: E. Krummeck, Hughesdale, Victoria, Australia, circa 1941
User of Item Modelled: Royal Navy, England, Great Britain, 1916-1948

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Paul Brownrigg Posted on 05 Dec 2011 4:11 PM
My grandfather, a veteran of the battle of Jutland, was an officer on this vessel in both the 1920 and 1927 visits to Australia. He bought back many souvenirs of Australia to his sons and daughters, three of whom migrated to Australia after the Second World War including my father.

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