HMS Renown was the lead ship of her class of battlecruisers of the Royal Navy built during the First World War. She was originally laid down as an improved version of the Revenge-class battleships. Her construction was suspended on the outbreak of war on the grounds she would not be ready in a timely manner. Admiral Lord Fisher, upon becoming First Sea Lord, gained approval to restart her construction as a battlecruiser that could be built and enter service quickly. The Director of Naval…
Mount Snowdon, Wales, UK. Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands. It is located in Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, and has been described as "probably the busiest mountain in Britain".
In February 1976, the Prince of Wales took up command of HMS Bronington. He relinquished his command that December, on the final day of his active service in the Royal Navy. On December 16 he paid a farewell call on the First Sea Lord.
Approaching the Gate to Destiny By William S. Phillips - Lt. Colonel Jimmy Doolittle's April 18, 1942 raid on Japan began with the loading of sixteen B-25s aboard a Navy aircraft carrier, the USS "Hornet," for the first time. Seen here is Task Force 16.2, sailing from San Francisco Bay on the beautiful sunlit morning of April 2, 1942.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh walk with First Sea Lord Admiral Sir George Zambellas at the formal naming ceremony for HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Navy's biggest ever ship, on July 4, 2014