HMS Rodney

The Ship

Scrapped 1948

HMS Rodney. Built by Cammell Laid, launched on the 17th December 1925 and commissioned into the Royal navy on the 7th December 1927. HMS Rodney served with the Home Fleet from 1939 - 1942, with Force H in 1943, and the Home Fleet from 1943 to 1945 (being Flagship at Scapa Flow in 1944).

HMS Rodney took part in the sinking of the Bismarck on the 27th may 1941, however the ship had major structural problems, and after the sinking of the Bismarck, she went to Boston for repairs, during winter of 1941 to 1942. This failed to rectify her problems and after the war she was put into reserve and was scrapped at Inverkeithing on the 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

My Postcards

Not postally used.
Postcard series: MRM Cooper
Postcard number: 2


Postally used 24 September 1938.
Postcard series: Wright & Logan


Not postally used.
Postcard series: Photochrom Co Ltd
Postcard number: 11


Not postally used.


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