HMS Rodney (1833)
Bombardment Of Sebastopol by HMS Rodney
(17 October 1854, Crimean War)
|Laid down:||July 1827|
|Launched:||18 June 1833|
|Commissioned:||29 August 1835|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1882|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||Rodney-class ship of the line|
|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:
The majority of her commissions saw active service in the Mediterranean Sea, but she also served in the Black Sea during the Crimean War (1853-1856), and after being converted to a steam and screw propelled vessel, served in China as the flagship of Vice-Admiral Henry Keppel, commanded by captain Algernon Heneage from 21 January 1867.
Rodney was fitted with screw propulsion in 1860, completed on 11th January, and was the last unarmoured wooden battleship in full commission. She was broken up in 1882.
Captains who commanded the Rodney
Over the decades after Rodney's launch, seven captains commanded her:
|List of Captains|
|Captain Hyde Parker||29 August 1835||12 May 1840|
|Captain Robert Maunsell||13 May 1840||16 October 1843|
|Captain Edward Collier||4 February 1845||8 March 1849|
|Captain Charles Graham||6 August 1851||22 November 1854|
|Captain George St Vincent King||22 November 1854||21 July 1855|
|Captain Henry Keppel||21 July 1855||24 January 1856|
|Captain George Knyvett Wilson||24 January 1856||20 August 1856|
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p190.
- David W. States, "William Hall VC of Horton Bluff, Nova Scotia Nineteenth Century Naval Hero", Collections of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society Vol. 44, p. 73
- 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.
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