Boats / Sailing / Ships

Nov. 11, 1968 - Commissioning ceremony of H.M.S. Renown.: The commissioning ceremony of H.M.S. Renown, the nuclear-powered Polaris submarine, took place today at the Birkenhead shipyard of Cammell Laird and Co (Shiplbuilding and Engineers) Ltd. By the middle of 1969 she will join HMS Resolution and HMS Repulse in the operational Polaris force. The first of the Polaris submarines to be built at Cammell Laird's, HMS Renown was launched in February 1967. Photo shows general view during the Commissioning ceremony at the Birkenhead shipyard of Cammell Laird's today. (Credit Image: © Keystone Pictures USA/