1939 photo UK battle-cruiser Renown at sea / navire Renown sur mer

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Press photo of the British battle cruiser 'Renown' taken at sea during a storm, October 1939 (hunt for 'Admiral Graf Spee').

On tag glued to back:

Our photo showing a view from the ship ‘Renown’ taken during a violent storm
TRAMPUS  - TL 18.10.39
Preproduction authorized for the text and photo, censor No. A-100, 18.10.39


Stamps on back: ’Copyright by AGENCE TRAMPUS…Paris’.

Description paper glued to back of photo.

Paper is 'curved'. Tag yellowed.

13 x 18 cm.

(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale).


Photo de la proie du navire Britannique "Renown'" durant une tempête sur mer.

Sur papier descriptif collé au dos:

Notre photographie montre une vue du navire ‘Renown” prise pendant une violente tempête.
TRAMPUS  - TL 18.10.39
Autorisation de réproduction pour le texte et la photo. Visa de la censure No. A.100 du 18.10.39


Tampon sur le revers: ‘Copyright by AGENCE TRAMPUS…Paris

Photo 'courbée'. Papier descriptif jauni.

(Texte rouge est un filigrane électronique, qui n’est pas sur la photo en vente)


HMS Renown was the lead ship of her class of battlecruisers of the Royal Navy built during the First World War

During the Second World War, Renown was involved in the search for the Admiral Graf Spee in 1939, participated in the Norwegian Campaign of April–June 1940 and the search for the German battleship Bismarck in 1941. She spent much of 1940 and 1941 assigned to Force H at Gibraltar, escorting convoys and she participated in the inconclusive Battle of Cape Spartivento. Renown was briefly assigned to the Home Fleet and provided cover to several Arctic convoys in early 1942. The ship was transferred back to Force H for Operation Torch and spent much of 1943 refitting or transporting Winston Churchill and his staff to and from various conferences with various Allied leaders. In early 1944, Renown was transferred to the Eastern Fleet in the Indian Ocean where she supported numerous attacks on Japanese-occupied facilities in Indonesia and various island groups in the Indian Ocean.