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HMS Rodney - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Rodney

Name : HMS Rodney
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

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HMS Rodney.


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 c.1927.


The Chapel of St, Christopher, HMS Rodney circa 1930


HMS Rodney


HMS Rodney with submarine L54.


HMS Rodney.


HMS Rodney

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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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 Shortly after 2pm on Friday 24th October 2003, supersonic commercial aviation was brought to a close as three British Airways Concordes touched down within minutes of each other at London Heathrow Airport for the last time.  Here BA Captain Mike Bannister brings G BOAG down for her final touchdown.

Concorde - The Final Touchdown by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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 A pair of ME109 G-14s of 9th Staffel, Jagdgeswader 54 (Greenheart Wing) make a final sortie during the last days of March 1945.

The Last Patrol by David Pentland. (GL)
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 Giuseppe Biron was one of Italy's most successful pilots serving on the Eastern Front in 1941, claiming at least four kills against Russian aircraft, as depicted here, as he sends a Mig 3 down in flames whilst flying a Macchi MC.200 with 369a Squadriglia, 22° Gruppo Autonomo.  Biron's aircraft sports the <i>scarecrow smoking red stars</i> emblem, designed by Biron himself and adopted as 22° Gruppo's badge before their deployment to the USSR.

Tribute to Sottotenente Giuseppe Biron by Ivan Berryman.
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 The Sopwith Camel was with the mainstay of the Royal Flying Corps.  It is shown here downing an Albatros over the Western Front.

Sopwith Camel by Anthony Saunders. (P)
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 Credited with no fewer than 80 victories, Manfred Von Richthofen, The Red Baron, became legendary, not least for the 17 kills scored whilst flying the diminutive Fokker DR1 Triplane.  Contrary to popular belief, however, only one of his aircraft is known to have been painted all red. Serial no. 477/17 is shown here dicing with an SE5.
Seeing Red by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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Power and the Glory by Ivan Berryman (GS)
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 Designed by the great Ernst Heinkel, the diminutive D.1 was an essential stop-gap that provided the Austro-Hungarian pilots with a front line fighter until they were able to re-equip with Albatros scouts in the Summer of 1917. This little aircraft performed well and was generally held in high regard by its pilots, although it did have some shortcomings, namely that forward vision was extremely limited and the Schwarzloses gun was completely concealed in the overwing pod that made it inaccessible in the air. Most unusual of all was its interplane strut arrangement, designed to reduce drag, which gave it the nicknames Starstrutter or Spider. These examples are shown passing above the German cruiser Derfflinger.

Brandenburg D.1 by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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Tribute to Erich Hartmann by Graeme Lothian. (GS)
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Viewed across the damaged stern of the 80-gun San Nicholas, Nelson drives HMS Captain onto the Spanish vessel in order that she can be boarded and taken as a prize, the British marines and men scrambling up the Captains bowsprit to use it as a bridge. The San Nicholas then fouled the Spanish three decker San Joseph (112), allowing Nelson and his men to take both ships as prizes in a single manoeuvre. A British frigate is moving into a supporting position in the middle distance.

HMS Captain at the Battle of Cape St Vincent by Ivan Berryman (P)
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 On 20th October 1943, Wildcat and Avenger aircraft from the Carrier US Core, on patrol north of the Azores, surprised U378, a type VIIC U-boat which had been active in that area. The element of surprise was so complete that the submarines guns remained unmanned throughout the action.
The Element of Surprise by Robert Barbour.
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 HMS Benbow was completed in 1914, built by Beardmore (launched 12th November 1913). On the 10th of December she joined the Grand Fleet serving with the 4th Battle squadron. She was the flagship to Admiral Douglas Gamble until he was replaced in February 1915 by Sir Doveton Sturdee. During the Battle of Jutland. she suffered no damage. After the war she served from 1919 in the Mediterranean providing Gun fire support to the white Russians in the Black Sea until 1920. She remained in the Mediterranean until 1926 joining the Atlantic fleet for the next three years until 1929 when she was paid off and scrapped in March 1931.

HMS Benbow at the Battle of Jutland by Anthony Saunders.
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 Having broken the line of the French and Spanish ships, HMS Victory is about to lock horns with Redoubtable.

Nelsons Day, Battle of Trafalgar by Randall Wilson (GS)
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  February 1942 and Viz. Admiral Ciliaxs mighty Scharnhorst leads her sister Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen up the English Channel during Operation Cerberus, their daring breakout from the port of Brest on the French Atlantic coast to the relative safety of Wilhelmshaven and Brunsbuttel. All three ships survived what became known as the Channel Dash, not without damage, but the operation proved a huge propaganda success for Germany and a crushing embarrassment for the British. A number of torpedo boats are in attendance, including Kondor and Falke and the Z class destroyer Friedrich Ihn in the distance.

The Channel Dash by Ivan Berryman (GL)
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 The E-class light cruiser HMS Emerald is shown off the Newfoundland coast in company with a Flower class corvette.  Between October 1939 and August 1940, HMS Emerald carried 58 million pounds in gold from Britain to Canada.

HMS Emerald by Ivan Berryman.
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The Battle ship HMS Barham in company with the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle between the two World Wars. Both fell victim to German U-Boats during World War Two.

HMS Barham with HMS Eagle in Valetta Harbour in Malta during the 1930s by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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On Sunday October 25th 1992, HMS Vanguard, the Royal Navys first Trident equipped submarine, arrived off the Clyde Submarine Base, Faslane on the Gareloch. She was escorted by a Sea King helicopter from HMS Gannet, the RN shore base at Prestwick Airport, and a mixed surface flotilla, including Defence Police and Royal Marines.

Trident by Robert Barbour.
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 Renault FT 17 baby tanks of the recently formed US 304th tank brigade commanded by the young Lt. Col George S. Patton Jnr. are employed for the first time during the allied assault on the St Mihiel Salient. Leading the 344th battalion in person Patton and his tanks help the infantry divisions push the enemy back to the Hindenberg line in only 4 days.

Baptism of Fire - St Mihiel Salient, 12th - 15th September 1918 by David Pentland. (APB)
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 Just minutes from opening fire, HMS Royal Sovereign, carrying the flag of Vice-Admiral Lord Cuthbert Collingwood, approaches the Franco-Spanish line at Trafalgar, prior to breaking through and delivering a devastating broadside into the black-painted Santa Ana.  Royal Sovereign had already taken terrible punishment as it had approached the enemy line, unable to bring her own guns to bear.  Ships depicted, left to right, are: Indomptable  (Fr) Rhin (Fr) Santa Ana (Sp) Royal Sovereign (Br) and Fougeux (Fr)

Trafalgar: HMS Royal Sovereign Prepares to Break the Line by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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In August 1808 the 2nd battalion of the 95th Rifles were part of the expedition commanded by Sir Arthur Wellesley to Portugal and covered the landings at Mondego Bay.  On 15th August during a skirmish at Obidos, they had the distinction of firing the first shots of the Peninsular War against the French.  The Rifles were trained to think quickly and by themselves in dangerous situations, they were also taught to work and fight together in pairs while firing harassing and well aimed shots at the enemy.  The Baker rifle which the 95th used was an accurate weapon for its day, with reported kills being taken up to 270 metres away.  During the Peninsular War, Rifleman Thomas Plunkett of the 1st Battalion, 95th Rifles, shot the French General Auguste-Marie-Francois Colbert at a range that may have been even greater.  Rifleman Thomas Plunkett then shot a second French officer who rode to the general's aid.

Tribute to the 95th Rifles by Chris Collingwood. (GS)
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There is no retreat from here, men! said General Sir Colin Campbell (who at that moment may have said to have commanded the regiment in person) as he cantered along the front of the 93rd You must die where you stand To which some of the Highlanders replied cheerily Ay Ay, Sir Colin if needs be well do that. Nearer and nearer the Russian Squadrons approached - the ground trembling beneath their horses feet, and gathering speed at every stride, they galloped on towards that thin red streak, topped with steel   the Sutherland Highlanders awaited the onslaught of the enemys horsemen in line, without a movement in their ranks. I  would not even form four deep! was the reply of Sir Colin, when remonstrated with for giving the Russians such a chance. Cool as if on Birthday parade The Sutherlands stood until their foes were within 600 yards, then down on their knees they dropped the front rank, and delivered a steady volley. But the distance was too great, and, though a few saddles were emptied, the Russians pressed forward unchecked. On they rode, till scarcely 200 yards separated them from the intrepid Highlanders.  When the rear rank brought their Minies to the present and over the heads of their kneeling comrades pourd a withering fire into the enemys masses.Shaken to their very centre, the Russian Squadrons fell back, but, encouraged by their gallant leaders, they determined to make one last bid for victory, and wheeling around, endeavored to turn the Highlanders right flank. here they were checkmated by the grenadier Company, which received the charge with such a volley, that the Russians went Files about and scampered off to seek the shelter of their guns.

The Thin Red Line by Robert Gibb.
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 After coming out of the British Square The 17th Lancers charge by the 58th Regiment. The Battle of Ulundi took place at the Zulu capital of Ulundi on 4th July 1879.  Ulundi became the last battle to be fought during the Zulu war and the British victory finally broke the military power of the Zulu Nation.  The battle began at 6 a.m. when Buller led out an advance guard of mounted troops and South African irregulars.  The British force comprised of five companies of the 80th regiment in square in four ranks, with two Gatling Guns in the centres, two 9-pounders on the left flank and two 7-pounders on the right. The 90th Light Infantry with four companies of the 94th regiment made up the left face with two more 7-pounders.  On the right face were the 1st Battalion of the 13th Light Infantry, four companies of the 58th Regiment, two 7-pounders and two 9-pounders. The rear face was composed of two companies of the 94th Regiment and two companies of the 2nd Battalion of the 21st Regiment.  In the middle of the square were headquarters staff, No. 5 company of the Royal Engineers whhich was led by Lt John Chard who had commanded the troops at Rorkes Drift, the 2nd Native Natal Contingent, fifty wagons and carts with reserve ammunition and hospital wagons. Bullers horsemen protected the front and both flanks of the square. A rearguard of two squadrons of the 17th Lancers and a troop of Natal Native Horse followed.  In total the British force stood at just over 5300 against the Zulu warrior regiments in total over 15000.  The Zulu warriors charged again and again at the square but with the strong British firepower of tifle and gatling gun, they could not get close.  As the Zulu warriors strength weakened, Lord Chelmsford ordered the cavalry to mount, and the 17th Lancers and the 1st Kings Dragoon Guards along with colonial cavalry were ordered to charge the now fleeing Zulus.  The Zulus fled towards the high ground with the cavalry in pursuit.  The Lancers were checked at the Mbilane stream by the fire of a concealed party of Zulus, causing a number casualties before the 17th Lancers overcame the Zulu resistance.  The pursuit continued until not one living Zulu remained on the Mahlabatini plain, with members of the Natal Native Horse, Natal Native Contingent and Woods Irregulars slaughtering the Zulu wounded, done in revenge for the massacre at Isandlwana.

Battle of Ulundi by Brian Palmer (P)
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27th February 1991: After crossing the breach into Iraq, the logisticians carrying combat supplies drove for hour after hour to keep up with the battle groups, following tracks in the sand.  The relentless speed of the advance meant there was little time for sleep.  This painting shows 14-tonne Bedford trucks carrying ammunition (with an extra pallet of ammunition on the top); TTF bulk fuel tankers of 9 Squadron RCT; and DROPS vehicles carrying Rocket Pod Containers for the MLRS.  Flags were flown for extra identification purposes.  WO1 (RSM) Ian McLachlan and Lt Col Philip Chaganis RCT stand beside an Iraqi trench system.  They wear temperate camouflage pattern NBC suits, and helmets with desert pattern camouflage cover; 1958 pattern webbing and ammunition pouches, with respirator pouch at the right hip.  The RSM cradles his SLR while the CO has a Sub-Machine Gun (SMG).  A regimental pennant flies from the radio mast on the side of the FFR Land Rover.  The motorcyclist also wears an NBC suit, with an SMG slung round his neck.  10 Regiment was based at Bielefeld, Germany, and consisted of 9, 17 and 36 Sqns RCT.  The TTF bulk fuel tankers were their only right-hand drive vehicles.  The red desert rat of 7th Armoured Brigade was painted (within the black chevron) on the doors of vehicles.  The black sphinx was painted on the front of the lorries of 17 Squadron RCT.  10 Regiment did not have its full complement of trailers for their DROPS vehicles.  The under-slung loads carried by Chinook helicopters were mainly engine assemblies for Challenger tanks.
10th Regiment Royal Corps of Transport Group, Iraq 27th Feb 1991 by David Rowlands (GS)
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Prussian troops storm the Cemetery of Saint Pravat after a desperate defence.  Gravelotte-St-Privat was the turning point in the Franco-Prussian War leading directly to  the final defeat of the French at Sedan, the collapse of Napoleon IIIs regime and the proclamation of the German Empire.
Le Cimitiere De Saint Pravat by Alphonse De Neuville (GL)
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Queen Elizabeth 1st, Queen of England at the time of the Spanish Armada during the English Spanish wars and the Netherlands War of Independence, who sent troops under the Earl of Leicester, Robert Sidney, to aid the Dutch in 1586. Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII.  Elizabeth 1st was born on the 7th September 1533 and her mother was Anne Boleyne (who was executed three years after Elizabeth was born)  Queen Elizabeth ruled from 7th september 1533 until her death on the 17th November 1558, she was the seventh and last Tudor to rule England and Ireland.
Elizabeth I, Queen of England portrait in the style of George Gower. (GS)
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 In a career that has seen a dramatic rise in the world rankings, Tim Henman has already become the first British born player to be ranked in the top ten, an Olympic silver medalist and Wimbledon semi-finalist. Tim is poised to break through and win one of the Grand Slams that every professional craves and gain success for Britain in the Davis Cup World Group in 1999. Tims finest year to date, was capped by his becoming the first Briton to reach the semi-finals of the ATP World Championship in Hanover.
Tim Henman by Simon Smith
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GIFP1338GS.  Full Cry by Thomas Blinks 1860 - 1912

Full Cry by Thomas Blinks 1860 - 1912 (GS)
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 In 1974 the greatest rugby union side ever to leave the British Isles took on the mighty Springboks in a gruelling 22 match series, including four test matches. By the end, each member of that historic team had entered British Rugby folklore. Several of the victorious side from the 1971 tour of New Zealand united once again and accomplished a remarkable unbeaten record of 21 consecutive victories and a draw in the final test, however, many commentators feel that a perfect record was denied due to poor refereeing. Individual performances, which caught the headlines, included the magnificent half-back pairing of Phil Bennett and Gareth Edwards. JJ Williams completed two brilliant tries during the third test and finished with an impressive 112 tour tries in total. Roger Uttleys appearance in no less than 16 of the 22 games was a formidable achievement and JPR Williams, possibly the greatest ever full back, would have won the final test with a magnificent run to set up Fergus Slatterys try only for it to be dubiously disallowed. Scotlands Ian McGeechan demonstrated superb agility and pace in the centre whilst fellow country man, Andy Irvine, produced countless moments of sublime skill in the final two tests and will always be remembered as one of the most gifted players ever to don a Lions shirt. The Lions tremendous forward line led by inspirational Captain Willie John McBride was in many respects the driving force behind the success of the 1974 tour. McBrides courage and leadership singled him out above all others, as this was to be his fifth and final Lions tour. McBrides Lions career spanned a remarkable 12 years and 17 tests, a record, which may never be surpassed. The other forwards including Cotton, McLauchlan, Gordon Brown, Windsor, Slattery and Mervyn Davies combined effectively to set up a strong platform for victory and proved to be stalwarts in both attack and defence. Everyone returned from the 1974 tour a hero and it would be fair to say that this unparalleled squad is still a benchmark to which each and every successive Lions team since 1974 have strived to emulate.

Pride of Lions 74 by Keith Fearon. (B)
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The Hunt by George Derville Rowlandson (GL)
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GITW1474GS.  The Fall, The Forest Stakes by Henry Alken.
The Fall, The Forest Stakes by Henry Alken. (GS)
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Racing at this pretty and ancient venue dates back as far as the mid 14th century, making it the oldest racecourse in Britain.  Bounded by the River Dee and a Roman city wall, the <i>Roodee</i> is the tightest and smallest course of all.  The oldest record of a race here is that for a prize of a silver bell woth 111 shillings on Shrove Tuesday in 1540, continuing until 1609.  The completely flat track is only a shade longer than a mile and can cause problems for larger horses that often find it difficult to get into their stride.  In longer races, the competitors pass the standds no less than three times covering nearly two miles and three furlongs.  The most famous of the <i>long</i> races is The Chester Cup, first run in 1824, being the highlight of a three day meet in May.

Chester by Paul Hart.
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FAR999. The Wild Card by Derrick Mark.
The Wild Card by Derrick Mark.
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 While dominating the race, a loose wheel nut forced Nigel Mansell into the pits with only 7 laps remaining.  He emerged about 5 seconds behind Senna, and one of the best duels in F1 history ensued, as Mansell quickly closed the gap..  With four laps to go of the tight street circuit at Monaco, Mansell could not get around the McLaren of Senna, and finished just two tenths of a second behind him at the end of the race.

The Duel - Nigel Mansell and Ayrton Senna at Monaco, 1992 by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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