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HMS Royal Sovereign - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Royal Sovereign

Name : HMS Royal Sovereign
Laid Down : 15th January 1914
Launched : 29th April 1915
Completed : 18th April 1916
Type : Battleship
Class : Revenge
Builder : Portsmouth
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 8th ship with this name.
Pennants : 05
Fate : Loaned to Russia 30th May 1944. Renamed Archangelsk. Returned 9th February 1949. Sold for scrap 5th April 1949.
Later became : Archangelsk

HMS Royal Sovereign was built by Parsons at Portsmouth and launched 29th May 1915 and commissioned in May 1916, she joined the 1st Battle Squadron of the Grand Fleet but missed the Battle of Jutland In 1919 she joined the Atlantic in 1919. During World War Two, Royal Sovereign was in the Home fleet during 1939 and Atlantic convoy duty in 1940-1941. Due to her poor condition she spent September 1942 till September 1943 in refit in the United States, after her refit she spent just one month in the Indian Ocean and then returned home She went into reserve, but was loaned to the USSR (becoming the Archangelsk). She sailed for Mumansk on Convoy duty on the 17th August 1944. and returned to Rosyth in 1949 and scrapped at Inverkeithing. NOTE - Only HMS Revenge and HMS Royal Oak took part in the battle of Jutland. Displacement: 28,500 without bulges, 30,100 Speed: 21.0 knots Range: 4,200 at 10 knots Compliment: 920 Armament: Eight 15-inch guns in pairs and fourteen 6 -inch guns. Two 3 inch Anti Aircraft Guns.

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HMS Royal Sovereign, 1918


HMS Royal Sovereign, 1918


HMS Royal Sovereign, July 1935


HMS Royal Sovereign, July 1935


HMS Royal Sovereign, July 1935


HMS Royal Sovereign, June 1938


HMS Royal Sovereign, June 1938


HMS Royal Sovereign, June 1938


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Aircraft taking off, HMS Royal Sovereign.


HMS Royal Sovereign.

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HMS Revenge (no. 5) with sister ship HMS Royal Sovereign (no.3) and HMS Resource (no.2), HMS London (no.4) and HMS Queen Elizabeth (no. 6) with HMS Ramillies in dock (no.1). Ships pictured in Valetta Harbour.

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HMS Royal Sovereign and HMS Warspite departing Malta by Ivan Berryman

HMS Royal Oak by Ivan Berryman.


HMS Kelly passes HMS Royal Sovereign by Ivan Berryman.


HMS Warspite by Ivan Berryman.

Glory Days by David Shepherd.

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