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HMS-Resolution

HMS Resolution in the late 1930s.

HMS Resolution (09) was a Revenge-class battleship of the Royal Navy. She was laid down at Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company, Jarrow on November 29th 1913, launched on January 14th 1915, and was commissioned on December 30th 1916. The future First Sea Lord John H. D. Cunningham served aboard her as Flag Captain to Admiral Sir William Fisher, the commander-in-chief of the Mediterranean Fleet. Resolution was sunk in 1940 at the Battle of the Blockade.

HistoryEdit

Resolution was laid down at Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company, Jarrow on November 29th 1913, launched on January 14th 1915, and commissioned on December 30th 1916. From 1916 to 1919, she served in the 1st Battle Squadron (United Kingdom) of the Grand Fleet. Between the wars, she served in the Atlantic Fleet and Mediterranean Fleet, with the exception of a short refit in 1930–31.

On January 10th 1924 Resolution ran into and sank the British submarine HMS L24 as she was surfacing.

On the outbreak of World War II, Resolution was part of the Home Fleet, and carried out convoy escort duties in the Atlantic.

On September 12th 1939, Resolution along with Rodney and Hood sunk a convoy at the Helgoland Bight.[1]

In May 1940, the Resolution along with its sister ship Revenge were assigned to the Channel Fleet.[2]

In November 1940, Resolution was sunk by torpedo planes from the Germany aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Chapter 62
  2. Chapter 94
  3. Chapter 142

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