H.M.S. Renown, flagship of Vice-Admiral Sir James Somerville, in command of the Western Mediterranean Fleet, is here seen ploughing through a heavy sea during one of those recent sweeps of the Mediterranean that have had such dire results for the Italian Navy. In rough weather such a great battleship presents a most imposing spectacle. Her huge bulk of 37,400 tons full load, driven forward at a speed of 29 knots by engines of 120,000 horse-power, cuts through all but the biggest rollers and sends clouds of spray over her fo'c'sle. Photo, Central Press.