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HMS Rodney (1809)

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Name  HMS Rodney
Builder  Barnard, Deptford
Fate  Sold, 1836
Launched  8 December 1809
Ordered  28 May 1808
Laid down  March 1808
Construction started  March 1808
Class and type  Vengeur-class ship of the line

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

The Dockyard was suffering from a shortage of seasoned timber at the time Rodney was being built. In consequence the hull was built from unseasoned wood which quickly shrunk and rotted when exposed to seawater. After just three years at sea all of the hull fastenings had given way and Rodney was returned to Deptford for decommissioning.

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

References

HMS Rodney (1809) Wikipedia


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