Billing Boats Renown

$138.60

BB604
Scale: 1:35
Length: 45cm
Beam: 9.5cm
Height: 14cm

Description

Billing Boats Renown

HMS Renown is a Royal Navy battleship that had a storied history during its service in the early to mid-20th century. The ship was the lead vessel of its class and was commissioned in 1916 during World War I. HMS Renown played a significant role in both World War I and World War II, as well as in various naval operations and diplomatic missions.

During World War I, HMS Renown participated in the Battle of Jutland in 1916, which was the largest naval battle of the war. The ship also escorted convoys and carried out patrols in the North Sea. After the war, HMS Renown underwent several refits and upgrades to modernize its weaponry and equipment.

In the interwar period, HMS Renown was involved in various fleet exercises and deployments in different parts of the world. The ship also played a key role in the diplomatic missions of the British government, including transporting the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth) on a tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1927.

During World War II, HMS Renown was active in the Mediterranean and North Atlantic theaters. The ship participated in convoy escort missions, bombarding enemy positions, and providing support for ground operations. In 1941, HMS Renown was involved in the hunt for the German battleship Bismarck and played a crucial role in its destruction.

After the war, HMS Renown was decommissioned and eventually scrapped in 1948. The ship’s legacy lives on in the annals of naval history, with its service in both world wars and its contributions to British naval power and diplomacy. HMS Renown remains a symbol of the Royal Navy’s strength and resilience during a tumultuous period in world history.

Billing Boats Renown kit features: plank on frame construction, laser cut plywood keel and frame components, wooden superstructure and decks, hull and deck fittings in brass and/or plastic. Includes Full size plan sheets and an instruction manual with English Text.

Scale: 1:35
Length: 45cm
Beam: 9.5cm
Height: 14cm
Billing Boats Level: Beginner

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 16 × 4 in

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