HMS Resolution (1916) BB  (11th)

HMS Resolution was laid down in Dec-1913, launched 14-Jan-1915 and completed in Dec-1916.

She joined the Grand Fleet Dec-1916. Remained with the Grand Fleet and the Atlantic Fleet until 1924. Mediterranean 1925-35, apart from a refit 1930-31. Home Fleet from 1936.

Early in WW2 was employed in convoy escort duties. Saw action in the Norwegian campaign, and hit by a bomb off Norway 16-May-1940, receiving slight damage. More action followed against the French at Mers-el-Kebir 3-July-1940. Supported operations of Dakar Sept-1940. 

Torpedoed by French submarine Beveziers 25-Sep-1940, with considerable damage to the port side bulge, and one boiler room flooded. After temporary repairs at Gibralter returned to the UK Mar-1941, and then on to Philadelphia for full repair and refit April-Sept 1941. Joined Home Fleet until Feb-1942, when she went out to the Eastern Fleet. Remained in the Indian Ocean until late 1943 when she returned to the UK.

Became a training ship May 1944.

Sold 05-May-1948 and broken up at Faslane.

Won the Battle Honours: Atlantic 1939-40 and Norway 1940.


Other HMS Resolution
- 1st  HMS Resolution
- 2nd HMS Resolution
- 3rd HMS Resolution
- 4th HMS Resolution
- 5th HMS Resolution
- 6th HMS Resolution
- 7th HMS Resolution
- 8th HMS Resolution
- 9th HMS Resolution
- 10th HMS Resolution
- 11th HMS Resolution
- 12th HMS Resolution

- Royal Sovereign Class (1916) BB
- Specifications as built  
- Modifications 1916-20
- Modifications 1921-29
- Modifications 1930-39
- Modifications WW2
- Specifications 1942
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This page last edited - 19 February, 2013.

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