Battlewagon Wednesday: HMS Repulse

British battlecruiser HMS Repulse in WW1.

British battlecruiser HMS Repulse in WW1.

Main armament was six 15in guns in three twin turrets. The Renown-class ships were originally laid down as battleships but were completed as battlecruisers capable of 32 knots.

Repulse and HMS Prince of Wales were sunk by Japanese land-based aircraft flying out of Saigon in early 1942.

Murdoc likes the look of WW1-era battlewagons. So simple and elegant.

(NOTE: Murdoc elects to include battlecruisers in his “battlewagons” category.)