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HMS Rodney

HMS Rodney (Nelson Class)
General Details
Nationality British
Type Battleship
Builder Cammell Laird, Birkenhead. United Kingdom
Laid down 28 December 1922
Launched 17 December 1925
Commissioned 10 December 1927
Fate Refitted 1941.
Placed in reserve 1945.
Decom. 1946.
Sold for scrap 26 March 1948
Displacement
Standard 33,950 tons
Full Load 38,000 tons
Dimensions
Lenght (waterline) 695.0' (212 m)
Lenght (Overall) 710.0' (216.5 m)
Beam 106.0' (32 m)
Draft 28' (8.5 m) (avg)
33' (10 m) (max)
Armament (Design)
Main Battery 9 x 16" (406 mm)/45 cal MkI (3x3).
Three MkI turrets forward
Secondary Battery 12 x 6" (152 mm)/50 cal MkXXII (6x2) in Mk XVIII turrets.
8 x 4" (102 mm)/45 cal QF HA MkXVI (4x2)
AA 48 x 40.5 mm(2pdr)/40 cal MkVIII (6x8)
61 x 20 mm/65 cal Oerlikon (61x1)
Torpedoes N/A
Armament (1938-40)
Main Battery 9 x 16" (406 mm)/45 cal MkI (3x3)
Three MkI turrets forward
Secondary 12 x 6" (152 mm)/50 cal MkXXII (6x2) in Mk XVIII turrets.
6 x 4.7" (120 mm)/40 cal QF MkVIII (6x1)
AAW 24 x 40.5 mm(2pdr)/40 cal MkVIII (8x1,2x8).
8 x 0.50"/62 cal MG (2x4).
2 x UP AA added 1939
Torpedoes 2 x 24.5" (622 mm) torpedo tubes, removed 1938-39
Armament (1940-45)
Main Battery 9 x 16" (406mm)/45 cal MkI (3x3)
Three MkI turrets forward
Secondary 12 x 6" (152 mm)/50 cal MkXXII (6x2) in Mk XVIII turrets.
8 x 4" (102 mm)/45 cal QF HA MkXVI (4x2)
AAW 48 x 40.5 mm(2pdr)/40 cal MkVIII (6x8).
61 x 20 mm/65 cal Oerlikon (61x1)
Armour
Belt 14.12" (358.6 mm) cemented at 72º abreast magazines.
13" (330 mm) at 72º abreast machinery and aft magazines
Deck 6.32" (160.5 mm)
Bulkheads 12"-8" (305-203 mm) forward
10"-4" (254-102 mm) aft
Torpedo Bulkheads 12" (305 mm) D-steel
Turrets 16.24" (413 mm) face
11"-9" (280-228 mm) sides
9" (228 mm) back
7" (178 mm) roof
Barbettes 15.24"-12" (387-305 mm)
Conning Tower 14" (355 mm) sides
12" (305 mm) front
10" (254 mm) back
6" (152 mm) roof
4" (102 mm) floor
Propulsion
Boilers 8 Admiralty 260 psi 3 drum type w/ superheaters
Turbines 2 Brown Curtis single reduction geared
Horsepower 45,000 shp
Shafts 2
Endurance 5,500 nm at 23 knts
7,000 nm at 16 knts
Max Speed 23.0 knts
23.8 knts (trial)
Oil Bunkerage 3,770 tons
162 tons diesel
Complement
Usual 1,640 (Rodney)