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Laid Down : 28th December 1922
Launched : 17th December 1925
Completed : 7th December 1927
Type : Battleship
Class : Nelson
Builder : Cammell Laird
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 6th ship with this name.
Pennants : 29, I29, B9 BPF
Fate : Scrapped 26th March 1948.
HMS Rodney. Built by Cammell Laird, HMS Rodney was launched on 17th December 1925 and commissioned into the Royal Navy on the 7th December 1927. HMS Rodney served with the Home Fleet 1939 - 1942, with Force H in 1943 and the Home Fleet from 1943 to 1945 including being flagship at Scapa Flow in 1944. HMS Rodney took part in the sinking of the Bismarck on 27th May 1941, but the ship had major structural problems, and after the sinking of the Bismarck went to Boston for repairs during winter of 1941 to 1942. This failed to rectify her problems. After the war she was put into reserve in 1945 and finally scrapped at Inverkeithing on 26th March 1948. Displacement 33,900 tons. Speed 23 Knots range (at 16 Knots 7,000 miles) Armament: Nine 16- inch guns in three turrets of three guns. Twelve 6 - inch guns in pairs six 4.7 inch anti aircraft guns in singles. Twenty four 2 pounder AA guns and twelve machine guns (after 1944 this was changed to forty Four 2 pdr. AA Guns) Two torpedo Tubes and two aircraft. Compliment 1330 to 1558
HMS Rodney Photos for Sale
HMS Rodney, May 1935.
HMS Rodney, May 1937.
HMS Rodney, with a Fairey Swordfish on board, May 1939.
HMS Rodney, with Fairey Swordfish, May 1939.
HMS Rodney at Malta, August 1943.
HMS Rodney Artwork Collection
Ships Company by Ivan Berryman
HMS Rodney by Ivan Berryman
Nelson and Rodney 1927 - 1949. The Big Battleships by Neil McCart.
HMS Rodney by Brian Wood.
The Chase, 27th May 1941 by Randall Wilson.
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