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Repulse firing 15-in guns during fleet maneuvers off Portland England United Kingdom 1920s. Photo taken from HMS Hood Renown is next in the line.

Repulse firing 15-in guns during fleet maneuvers off Portland England United Kingdom 1920s. Photo taken from HMS Hood Renown is next in the line.

15 in battlecruiser HMS Repulse pictured between the wars in the Far East, a classic 'Empire' shot: she was to succumb to Japanese air attack there on 10 December 1941.

15 in battlecruiser HMS Repulse pictured between the wars in the Far East, a classic 'Empire' shot: she was to succumb to Japanese air attack there on 10 December 1941.

HMS Repulse steaming towards Singapore a few days before her sinking, December 1941

HMS Repulse steaming towards Singapore a few days before her sinking, December 1941

Vintage photographs of battleships, battlecruisers and cruisers.: Battlecruiser HMS Renown visiting Auckland, April ...

Vintage photographs of battleships, battlecruisers and cruisers.: Battlecruiser HMS Renown visiting Auckland, April ...

15 in battlecruiser HMS Renown, with battleship USS Texas astern, pictured off Iceland in April 1942.  Renown was much more significantly modernised than her sister Repulse before WW2; most notably being given an entirely new bridge structure - compare with Repulse photos elsewhere.  Unlike her sister, Renown survived the war.

15 in battlecruiser HMS Renown, with battleship USS Texas astern, pictured off Iceland in April 1942. Renown was much more significantly modernised than her sister Repulse before WW2; most notably being given an entirely new bridge structure - compare with Repulse photos elsewhere. Unlike her sister, Renown survived the war.

Shortly after leaving Durban. Battlecruiser HMS Repulse pictured with her final convoy! (B&W)

Shortly after leaving Durban. Battlecruiser HMS Repulse pictured with her final convoy! (B&W)

Battlecruiser Squadron composed of HMS Hood (right), plus smaller sisters Repulse and Renown at Gibraltar in February 1923. These three 15 in ships were the only battlecruisers remaining in Royal Navy service by WW2: only Renown survived, the others both being lost in 1941.

Battlecruiser Squadron composed of HMS Hood (right), plus smaller sisters Repulse and Renown at Gibraltar in February 1923. These three 15 in ships were the only battlecruisers remaining in Royal Navy service by WW2: only Renown survived, the others both being lost in 1941.

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