Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Officers quarrelled on board of the British battleship HMS Royal Oak according to the Dutch newspaper Limburger koerier dated 17 March 1928

Revenge-class battleships

An item dated London, England 17th reported that the incidents on board of the British battle cruiser HMS Royal Oak (1) were no mutiny but caused by disagreements between 3 officers.(2)

1. Part of the Revenge-class battleships although often referred to as the Royal Sovereign-class or even ‘R‘_class. There were totally 8 ships planned of which two the Renown and Repulse were built using another design as battle cruisers and the third one the Resistance was cancelled. The 5 sister ships were the Royal Oak, Royal Sovereign, Revenge, Ramillies and Resolution. Preceded by the Queen Elisabeth-class and to be succeeded by the planned but never realized N3 class and the realized Nelson-class. Laid down at the Navy Dockyard, Devonport, England on 15 January 1914, launched on 17 November 1914, commissioned on 1 May 1916 and sunk by the German submarine U-47at Scapa Flow on 14 October 1939. Pennant number 08. Building costs 2.468.269 pound sterling. Nicknamed The Mighty Oak.
2. The involved officers were Kenneth Gilbert Balmain Dewar (21 September 1879 Queensferry, Scotland-8 September 1964 Worthing, England) commanding officer of the Royal Oak and at the same time flag captain of admiral Collard, his executive officer commander Henry Martin Daniel and admiral Collard.