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Battlecruiser histories. Royal naval battlecruisers HMS Repulse and HMS Renown. Battlecruiser website dedicated to the history of HMS Repulse and HMS Renown from their launch to their participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of HMS Repulse and HMS Renown.

HMS Repulse was built at Clydebank by John Brown, and launched on 8th January 1916 . She saw action in the First World war on the 17 November 1917 at Heligoland Bight (a sortie by British battlecruisers.). During World War Two. She operated off Norway in 1940, and on Convoy duty until the summer of 1941. Repulse joined the eastern Fleet in October 1941, arriving at Singapore on the 2nd of December, she sailed with HMS Prince of Wales and four destroyers to attack Japanese naval forces in their landing areas around Malaya. On the 10th December both the Repulse and Prince of Wales were attacked by 80 Japanese aircraft and were sunk, HMS Repulse being hit by a Torpedo and sunk at 1233 hours, after being hit by a further 4 times.

HMS Repulse, January 1938.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP609

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP609

HMS Repulse, January 1938.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP607

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP607

HMS Repulse, January 1938.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP608

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP608

HMS Repulse, 1937.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP605

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP605

HMS Repulse, 1937.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP606

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP606

HMS Repulse, 1925.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP603

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP603

HMS Repulse, 1930.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP604

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP604

HMS Repulse, 1925.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP601

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP601

HMS Repulse, 1925.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP602

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP602

HMS Repulse, 1918.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP597

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP597

HMS Repulse, 1925.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP599

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP599

HMS Repulse, 1916.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP595

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP595

HMS Repulse, 1916.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP596

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP596

HMS Repulse was built at Clydebank by John Brown, and launched on 8th January 1916 . She saw action in the First World war on the 17 November 1917 at Heligoland Bight (a sortie by British battlecruisers.). During World War Two. She operated off Norway in 1940, and on Convoy duty until the summer of 1941. Repulse joined the eastern Fleet in October 1941, arriving at Singapore on the 2nd of December, she sailed with HMS Prince of Wales and four destroyers to attack Japanese naval forces in their landing areas around Malaya. On the 10th December both the repulse and Prince of Wales were attacked by 80 Japanese aircraft and were sunk, HMS Repulse being hit by a Torpedo and sunk at 1233 hours, after being hit by a further 4 hits.

HMS Repulse Battle Scroll from 1922

Photograph sent in by Andrew Campbell

 

HMS Repulse between 1916 - 1918. 

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  Walker Archive. Order Code  PH329

HMS Repulse photographed in the 1930s

Original Post card for sale Price 28 Order Code  PH330

The above photographs were kindly sent in by Christopher Barker and show HMS Repulse's crew in 1925 enjoying a 'crossing the line' ceremony with the young Prince Edward on board. 
 

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WILLIAM HALL...   My Grandfather William Hall served on HMS repulse and was a petty  officer on this ship when he married in Dec 1928 he was from west ham is he  related to YOU email me at trev2408@aol.com

NORMAN COOK..   My father now passed away, served on the Repulse as an electrician during the war but was transfered to mine sweepers before she went to Singapore (Thankfully).  Anyone that can find a crew list or knew him or any info please contact me samido@paradise.net.nz I have some crew photos amongst his stuff and they are wearing shorts, very brown in front of forward guns.He has a repulse cigarrette case, I don't know if that was issued?

ALBERT WILLIAM REYNOLDS.. I am hoping that someone, somewhere knows of my dad's time on the Repulse. Could not find him on the ships crew list. As far as I know, he was taken off Repulse before she sank. Any info contact me at eve.baker@freshfields.com 

CHARLES NESTOR HOWE.. My Grandfather Charles Howe was (I think) Leading Stoker on the Repulse during her 1924 Royal Cruise. He would have been about 30 years old at the time. Any pictures of crew etc would be interesting to see. Contact me at jeff.howe@ferrari.co.uk 

EDWARD JOHN O'CONNOR.. My father in law served on HMS Repulse and was one of the survivors when it went down. If anyone knows John, please email him at bestbet@btinternet.com 

JAMES EDWARD HAYNES. I recently discovered my relative was a gunner on HMS Repulse. I am now looking for information on him and if anyone may have known him or has pictures of the crew, I would love to hear from them. Contact Richard McShee at richard@mcshee666.fsnet.co.uk 

ARTHUR JAMES BREWER   My Grandfather served on HMS Repulse as a warrant mechanician. He was reported lost presumed killed (he probably went down with the ship). Both myself and my mother would appreciate hearing from anyone who knew him on ship. Contact Roy Worral at royworrall@optvsnet.co.au or Kit Worrall at Kitroy@iprimus.com.au 

VICTOR HALL. My Grandfather was a survivor of HMS Repulse. Did anyone know him. Does anyone have any photo's of the crew of Repulse. if you can help please contact Nicola White at nicola@eliotpark.freeserve.co.uk 

CHUM GREENHAM: My Grandfather was a stoker on HMS Repulse when she was sunk December  1941. if you knew my grandfather or has info that may help, please contact Alan Greenham at A.Greenham@btopenworld.com  

HUGH W JONES..  I am looking for any information or photos showing my Grandfather Hugh WJones. He was a survivor of the Repulse and for anyone that knew of him, any stories or information would gratefully be received. Contact me at: bethjones@softhome.net