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HMS Rodney (1833)

For other ships of the same name, see HMS Rodney.

Bombardment Of Sebastopol by HMS Rodney
Career (UK)
Name: HMS Rodney
Builder: Pembroke Dockyard
Laid down: July 1827
Launched: 18 June 1833
Fate: Broken up, 1882
General characteristics [1]
Class & type:
Tons burthen: 2598 bm
Length: 205 ft 6 in (62.64 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 54 ft 5 in (16.59 m)
Depth of hold: 23 ft 2 in (7.06 m)
Propulsion: Sails (and steam, after 1860)
Sail plan: Full rigged ship

As second rate, 90 guns:

  • Gundeck: 30 × 32 pdrs, 2 × 68 pdr carronades
  • Upper gundeck: 34 × 32 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 26 × 32 pdrs

HMS Rodney was a two-deck 90-gun second rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 18 June 1833 at Pembroke Dockyard.[1]

Rodney was the ship where William Hall (VC), later to become the first Black man and one of the first Canadians to win the Victoria Cross, began his naval career in 1852.[2]

Rodney was fitted with screw propulsion in 1860, and was broken up in 1882.[1]



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