It was the conversation about the this ship not long ago, so I suddenly changed my plans and drew HMS Courageous instead of HMS Repulse, which I planned to draw.
Initially Courageous was the battlecruiser built during WWI. As well as Renown [link]
, she saw the light thanks to the ideas of First Sea Lord John Fisher. Courageous and her sistership Glorious had lesser displacement than Renown, and only two 2-barrelled turrets with 15" guns, while Renown had three of the same design. But the combination of big guns and paper armor wasn't good. So after the WWI it was decided to reconstruct the battlecruiser into the aircraft carrier. Reconstruction lasted from 1924 to 1930. After that Courageous at different times was attached to Mediterranean, Atlantic and Home fleets. When WWII was started, HMS Courageous was ordered to hunt German submarines in the Western Approaches area. But hunter became the prey. On the evening of 17 September 1939 U-29 hit her by two torpedoes, and she sunk with 519 of her crew.