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RODNEY 2nd rate sailing ships-of-the-line (1835-1841)


Ships


Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Rodney   57 Pembroke DYd 7/1827 18/6/1833 7/12/1835 screw ship 1/1860, BU 2/1882
Nile     Plymouth DYd 10/1827 28/6/1839 12/8/1839 screw ship 4/1854, TS 7/1876
London     Chatham DYd 10/1827 28/9/1840 25/2/1841 screw ship 5/1858, harbour service 4/1874


Technical data


Data variantsailing screw
Displacement normal, t

2598bm

4375

Displacement full, t   
Length, m

62.6 gundeck

Nile: 62.6 pp

Rodney: 65.3 pp

London: 65.0 pp

Breadth, m

16.6

Nile: 16.6

Rodney, London: 16.5

Draught, m

7.01 hold depth

Nile: 7.06 hold depth

London: 6.88 hold depth

Rodney: 7.01 hold depth

No of shafts

 

1

Machinery

sails

sails + 1 2-cyl HSE

Power, h. p. 

Rodney: 2246ihp

Nile: 928ihp

London: 1804ihp

Max speed, kts 

Rodney, London: 11.5

Nile: 6.9

Fuel, t 

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)   
Armament

4 x 1 - 204/10 68pdr 50cwt shell SBML, 32 x 1 - 163/19 32pdr 63cwt, 32 x 1 - 163/18 32pdr 55cwt SBML, 24 x 1 - 161/15 32pdr 42cwt SBML

1 x 1 - 206/15 68pdr 95cwt SBML, 24 x 1 - 204/15 68pdr 65cwt Shell SBML, 42 x 1 - 163/18 32pdr 56cwt SBML, 24 x 1 - 161/15 32pdr 42cwt SBML

Complement

820

850



Ship project history


92-gun 2nd rate two-deckers (originally planned as 100 guns). Sir Robert Seppings design of 1826.

Modernizations


1840s, all: were armed with 10 x 1 - 204/10 68pdr 50cwt shell SBML, 56 x 1 - 163/18 32pdr 56cwt SBML, 26 x 1 - 161/15 32pdr 42cwt SBML

1854, Nile; 1858, London; 1860, Rodney: were converted to screw ships with data as given in the table

Naval service


No significant events.