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Torpedoes carried on HMS Renown after 1939 refit

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#1 Phil Callcott

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 03:16 PM

Hi, this topic follows on from another thread. 


HMS Renown underwent a comprehensive refit in 1938/39, which included the removal of two fixed underwater torpedo tubes from when she was first built.


Two "deck mounted quad 21" torpedo mounts were installed", ie 2 x 4 tubes.

Her crew nicknamed her the "largest destroyer in the fleet", which could indicate that these were of the type normally carried on the centre-line of a destroyer.


BUT, the ship log for her shows her as having 4 x 2 fixed tubes, two on each broadside.


Does anyone have access to a source that could clarify the issue?


If 2 x 4 tubes is correct, where were they mounted and could they pivot?


Thanks in anticipation,


Phil Callcott

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