Sinking of Prince of Wales and Repulse (マレー沖海戦)Both ships were sent to Singapore in December 1941, to serve as a deterrent to Japanese aggression. First Sea Lord Sir Dudley Pound felt that Singapore could not be adequately defended, unless the Royal Navy sent the majority of its capital ships there to achieve parity with the estimated nine Japanese battleships.

Sinking of Prince of Wales and Repulse (マレー沖海戦)Both ships were sent to Singapore in December 1941, to serve as a deterrent to Japanese aggression. First Sea Lord Sir Dudley Pound felt that Singapore could not be adequately defended, unless the Royal Navy sent the majority of its capital ships there to achieve parity with the estimated nine Japanese battleships.

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Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope (1883–1963), First Sea Lord  royals britain navy top admiral

Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope (1883–1963), First Sea Lord royals britain navy top admiral

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Admiral Sir Francis Charles Bridgeman Bridgeman GCB, GCVO (7 December 1848 – 17 February 1929) was a Royal Navy officer. As a Captain he commanded a battleship and then an armoured cruiser and then, after serving as second-in-command of three different fleets, he twice undertook tours as Commander-in-Chief of the Home Fleet with a stint as Second Sea Lord in between those tours. He became First Sea Lord in November 1911 but clashed with First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill on…

Admiral Sir Francis Charles Bridgeman Bridgeman GCB, GCVO (7 December 1848 – 17 February 1929) was a Royal Navy officer. As a Captain he commanded a battleship and then an armoured cruiser and then, after serving as second-in-command of three different fleets, he twice undertook tours as Commander-in-Chief of the Home Fleet with a stint as Second Sea Lord in between those tours. He became First Sea Lord in November 1911 but clashed with First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill on…

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The Mountbatten/Battenburg family tiara, designed as five diamond stars with button pearl centres rising from a diamond band.  Queen Victoria's granddaughter, also called Victoria, married Prince Louis of Battenburg on 30th April 1884. Prince Louis decided to  make his family surname more English and changed it to Mountbatten, and he became First Sea Lord and was granted the title Marques of Milford Haven in 1917.

The Mountbatten/Battenburg family tiara, designed as five diamond stars with button pearl centres rising from a diamond band. Queen Victoria's granddaughter, also called Victoria, married Prince Louis of Battenburg on 30th April 1884. Prince Louis decided to make his family surname more English and changed it to Mountbatten, and he became First Sea Lord and was granted the title Marques of Milford Haven in 1917.

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Admiral Sir Henry Bradwardine Jackson 1855 To 1929 First Sea Lord Of The Admiralty From The War Illustrated Album Deluxe Published London 1916 Canvas Art - Ken Welsh Design Pics (12 x 17)

Admiral Sir Henry Bradwardine Jackson 1855 To 1929 First Sea Lord Of The Admiralty From The War Illustrated Album Deluxe Published London 1916 Canvas Art - Ken Welsh Design Pics (12 x 17)

Grandson in law of Queen Victoria - Admiral of the Fleet Louis Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven (1854 – 1921) Married to Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine. The father of Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, who also served as First Sea Lord from 1954 to 1959. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, consort of Queen Elizabeth II, is his grandson.

Grandson in law of Queen Victoria - Admiral of the Fleet Louis Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven (1854 – 1921) Married to Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine. The father of Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, who also served as First Sea Lord from 1954 to 1959. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, consort of Queen Elizabeth II, is his grandson.

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ROYAL NAVY DURING SECOND WORLD WAR CAMPAIGN NORMANDY JUNE 1944 (A 24173)   King George VI, accompanied by Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay and the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, touring the beaches at Normandy in a DUKW amphibious vehicle, 16 June 1944.

ROYAL NAVY DURING SECOND WORLD WAR CAMPAIGN NORMANDY JUNE 1944 (A 24173) King George VI, accompanied by Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay and the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, touring the beaches at Normandy in a DUKW amphibious vehicle, 16 June 1944.

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HMS Renown was the lead ship of her class of battlecruisers of the Royal Navy built during the First World War. She was originally laid down as an improved version of the Revenge-class battleships. Her construction was suspended on the outbreak of war on the grounds she would not be ready in a timely manner. Admiral Lord Fisher, upon becoming First Sea Lord, gained approval to restart her construction as a battlecruiser that could be built and enter service quickly. The Director of Naval…

HMS Renown was the lead ship of her class of battlecruisers of the Royal Navy built during the First World War. She was originally laid down as an improved version of the Revenge-class battleships. Her construction was suspended on the outbreak of war on the grounds she would not be ready in a timely manner. Admiral Lord Fisher, upon becoming First Sea Lord, gained approval to restart her construction as a battlecruiser that could be built and enter service quickly. The Director of Naval…

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