Battleship HMS Rodney

Author: Andrzej Jakulewicz
Class: C7
Type: Battleship
Name: HMS Rodney
Category: Senior
Scale: 1:200
Width: 300 mm
Height: 300 mm

HMS Rodney (pennant number: 29) was one of two Nelson-class battleships built for the Royal Navy in the mid-1920s. The ship entered service in 1928, and spent her peacetime career with the Atlantic and Home Fleets, sometimes serving as a flagship when her sister ship, Nelson, was being refitted. During the early stages of the Second World War, she searched for German commerce raiders, participated in the Norwegian Campaign, and escorted convoys in the Atlantic Ocean. Rodney played a major role in the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck in mid-1941.