TRU05764 1/700 HMS Renown 1942
If you would like to order it, please email us with the product details above this message and the number you want. We will get back to you with a current price, shipping cost and likely delivery date.
Please also let us know if you´re outside the UK so we use the correct postage rates.
- Customer Reviews
Renown was part of the home fleet at the start of the war and was active patrolling for German ships, most notably in the hunt for Graf Spee. Renown took part in the Norwegian campaign, in which she fought a brief battle with the German battleships Scharnhorst and Gniesnau. She took two 11 inch shell hits from the German ships, which retired after a 15 inch shell from Renown knocked out Gniesnau's forward fire control. HMS Renown took over as flagship of Force H at Gibraltar from August 1940 and escorted many convoys in the Western Mediterranean as well as escorting Ark Royal to attack the Bismarck. She then underwent a refit which added a comprehensive radar suite and extra AA guns. In 1942 she was part of the home fleet escorting Russian convoys and was the temporary home fleet flagship while HMS Duke of York was on detached duties. She then covered Escort carriers ferrying fighters to Malta before joining Force H again to participate in Operation Torch. She had a major refit in 1943, where the catapult was removed and the hangars converted for other uses, newer radars were fitted and the light AA was considerably increased. She was deployed to the Eastern Fleet in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in early 1944 along with other notable ships such as Queen Elizabeth, Valiant, Richelieu, Illustrious, Victorious and USS Saratoga. She took part in many missions bombarding targets and covering the aircraft carriers, attacking Japanese positions in South East Asia. Renown returned home in March 1945 and was placed in reserve in May 1945. She was sold for scrap in 1948.
Trumpeter's HMS Renown kit depicts her as she appeared in 1942, in her modernised appearance and disruptive camouflage. The kit is well detailed and should build up into a good replica of the Renown.