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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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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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 Having already scored his first victory by shooting down an I-15 during the Spanish Civil War, Ennio Tarantola was to survive World War II with a total of eleven victories.  His involvement in the Second World War began, however, as one of the elite dive bomber force, 102° Gruppo <i>'Bombardamento a Tuffo'</i> which was made up of 209a and 239a Squadriglie, flying Junkers JU-87 Stukas. It was Tarantola who scored a direct hit on the destroyer HMAS Waterhen on 24th June 1941, as shown here, crippling the ship and leaving it foundering to be finished off by subsequent German air raids.

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 Max Immelmanns Fokker E.1(E13/15) shooting down a Vickers Gunbus during the Summer of 1915. Immelmann is characteristically already scouring the sky above for his next victim.

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 Gneisenau returns to Kiel harbour after participating in Operation Nord Mark. With number one bowline secured crew crew prepares to bring the ship alongside.

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 The P & O cruise liner Canberra lies in San Carlos Water, Falkland Islands, in May 1982, looking very weather-beaten after her punishing journey south during the conflict with Argentina, whilst HMS Argonaut keeps a watching vigil by her side.  Both Argonaut and Canberra repeatedly came under air attack in San Carlos Water during the disembarkation of 42 Commando, both surviving the encounters, unlike the unfortunate HMS Ardent which was hit and sunk.

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 Jean Bart in company with Richelieu loose off salvoes on the gunnery range in the Med.

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 17th February 1943, U-201 with U-69 were ordered to intercept the westbound convoy ONS165. With fuel low U-201 was eventually forced to surface following a depth charge attack and rammed by the Destroyer HMS Fame.

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 HMS Prince of Wales enters Valetta harbour, Malta.

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