HMS Rodney (1809)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Rodney.
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Rodney
Ordered: 28 May 1808
Builder: Barnard, Deptford
Laid down: March 1808
Launched: 8 December 1809
Fate: Sold, 1836
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Vengeur-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1754 tons (1782.1 tonnes)
Length: 176 ft (54 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 47 ft 6 in (14.48 m)
Depth of hold: 21 ft (6.4 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 74 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 12 pdrs, 10 × 32 pdr carronades
  • Forecastle: 2 × 12 pdrs, 2 × 32 pdr carronades
  • Poop deck: 6 × 18 pdr carronades

HMS Rodney was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 8 December 1809 at Deptford.[1]

In 1827 she was reduced to a 50-gun ship, and in 1836 Rodney was sold out of the Navy.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p188.

References[edit]

  • Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.