Simpleton Saturday, March 27, 2021@07:03-I HAVE TWO PHOTOS OF H.M.S. RAMILLIES 07, BEING ESCORTED TO MOMP=MID OCEAN MEATING POINT, DURING W.W.II, BY R.C.N., CANADIAN DESTROYER, H.M.C.S. ST. CROIX I-81.
Brian Murza…Killick Vison, W.W.II Naval Researcher-Published Author, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
Credit: David Arkwright/
HMS Ramillies was a Revenge-class battleship launched on 12 June, 1916. She joined the 1st Battle Squadron of the Grand Fleet in May 1917. In the disturbances between Turkey and Britain in 1920, Ramillies fired from her position in the Sea of Marmora at Turkish shore targets. In 1924 Ramillies joined the 2nd Battle Squadron of the British Atlantic Fleet. During the 1926 general strike she was sentto the River Mersey to land food supplies, along with HMS Barham. By late 1926 she was with the Mediterranean Fleet.
During the interwar period, Ramillies was lightened by having crushing tubes, wood and cement filling removed from her anti-torpedo bulges. By 1928, her anti-aircraft defences had been altered to 4-4″ quick fire Mark IV guns and her two forecastle deck 6″ guns were removed. When political disturbances broke out in Palestine in 1929, Ramillies was sent out to support the British presence…
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