| HMS Rodney|
8 December 1809
| 28 May 1808|
| Vengeur-class ship of the line|HMS Rodney (1809) Wikipedia
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.