LEGO HMS Repulse

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LEGO HMS Repulse

Oh buoy! The Ships Of War fleet is getting bigger and bigger everyday! Take a look at yet another addition to the collection with the LEGO HMS Repulse Battle-cruiser MOC from the British Navy! Download and enjoy building it!

The HMS Repulse

HMS Repulse was a Renown-class battle-cruiser of the Royal Navy built during the First World War.

Originally laid down as an improved version of the Revenge-class battleships, her construction was suspended on the outbreak of war because she would not be ready in a timely manner.

Repulse participated in the Second Battle of Heligoland Bight in 1917; the only combat she saw during the war. She was reconstructed twice between the wars; the 1920s reconstruction increased her armor protection and made lesser improvements, while the 1930s reconstruction was much more thorough.

Repulse accompanied the battle-cruiser HMS Hood during the Special Service Squadron’s round-the-world cruise in 1923–24 and protected international shipping during the Spanish Civil War in 1936–39.

The ship spent the first months of the Second World War hunting for German raiders and blockade runners. She participated in the Norwegian Campaign of April–June 1940 and searched for the German battleship Bismarck in 1941. Repulse escorted a troop convoy around the Cape of Good Hope from August to October 1941 and was transferred to East Indies Command.

She was assigned in November to Force Z which was supposed to deter Japanese aggression against British possessions in the Far East. Repulse and her consort Prince of Wales were eventually sunk by Japanese aircraft on 10 December 1941 when they attempted to intercept landings in British Malaya.

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