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Repulse Class (1916) BC Specification 
- 1941

The ships which fought in WW2 were very different from those of WW1.
Also by WW2 the appearance each of the two ships was very different, as Renown had the HMS Warspite type of completely rebuilt bridge and superstructure, but Repulse had not.  
The main differences compared with the 'as built' specification were:-

Crew :

? To Repulse Class (1916) BB  Ships :
Displacement : Increased by approx 5,000 tons. To Repulse Class (1916) BB Specification - as built :

Dimensions :

Draught increased by about 12in (30cm).
Range : .?

Armour :

n/a
Armament : Repulse;
6 x 15in guns, (20 Elevation);
18 x 4in guns;
24 x 2pdr pom-pom guns;
16 x 0.5in AA machine guns;
8 x 20mm guns.

Renown;
6 x 15in guns, (30 Elevation);
20 x 4.5in guns;
24 x 2pdr pom-pom guns;
16 x 0.5in AA machine guns.

Power plant : Repulse;
unchanged.

Renown;
Re-engined and re-boilered.

Max Speed :

Repulse; 29kt.
Renown; 30.75kt.

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This page last edited - 21 January, 2013.