HMS Rodney

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HMS Rodney an Admiral Class Barbette ship. HMS Rodney was launched 8th October 1884 but due to the delay in the production of her main armament was not commissioned into the Royal Navy until June 1888. and from July 1906 Rodney was in the Chatham Special Reserve until scrapped 16th June 1909. Sister ships of the Admiral Class: HMS Collingwood, HMS Anson, HMS Camperdown, HMS Howe and HMS Benbow.

Displacement: 10,600 tons.     I.H.P: 11,500.     Length: 330 ft.     Beam: 68ft 6 in.     Speed: 16.9 knots.    Complement: 515.    Max draught: 27ft 3 in.   Armament: four 67 ton guns, four 6 in guns, twelve 6 pounder guns and ten 3 pounder quick-firers.  Partial belt of 18 in composite armour.

HMS Rodney, 1888.

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HMS Rodney

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HMS Rodney firing.

Photograph taken from book published 1892 by captain Eardley Wilmott.  Book owned by Cranston Fine Arts

HMS Rodney - Sister ships of the Admiral Class

HMS COLLINGWOOD 22ND NOVEMBER 1882 SOLD FOR B/U 11TH MAY 1909
HMS ANSON 17TH FEBRUARY 1886 SOLD FOR B/U 13TH JULY 1909
HMS CAMPERDOWN 24TH NOVEMBER 1885 SOLD FOR B/U 11TH JULY 1911
HMS HOWE 28TH APRIL 1885 SOLD FOR B/U 10TH NOVEMBER 1910
HMS BENBOW 15TH JUNE 1885 SOLD FOR B/U 13TH JULY 1909