HMS Rodney

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HMS Rodney

Post by Kyler » Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:59 am

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Re: HMS Rodney

Post by RF » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:57 am

Nice set of pictures, for does look like an ugly warship. It underlines the point that you don't want to argue with an ugly warship....
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Re: HMS Rodney

Post by Kyler » Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:53 pm

I think in the Rodney & Nelson's situation can be summed up by one saying describing the USAF's Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II

"Ugly But Well Hung"

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Re: HMS Rodney

Post by RF » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:34 pm

Indeed.
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Re: HMS Rodney

Post by dougieo » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:19 am

Kyler wrote:I think in the Rodney & Nelson's situation can be summed up by one saying describing the USAF's Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II

"Ugly But Well Hung"

http://www.terrane.co.uk/ProductDetail. ... ductID=489
nice

Id rather be Ugly but well hung than pretty but no balls anyday

Its always a shame to see pictures of these great ships being cut up for scrap

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Re: HMS Rodney

Post by lwd » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:23 pm

Kyler wrote:I think in the Rodney & Nelson's situation can be summed up by one saying describing the USAF's Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II

"Ugly But Well Hung"
Probably one of the reasons the "official" nickname failed for the A-10. Warhog was just a more accurate description.

Thanks for posting the pictures. These help point out that beauty may be an overrated quality for a warship (or a combat plane).

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Re: HMS Rodney

Post by Karl Heidenreich » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:30 am

The Nelson were not ugly, they were different. If the 1921 RN construction plan would have been a reality a lot more of ships resembling this one would have traveled the oceans and, perhaps, would have determined the "normal" look of a battlecruiser or battleship.
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Re: HMS Rodney

Post by RF » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:01 am

I'm not so sure, not least as the armament arrangement was not completely centre line. Ugly? Well, yes.
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Re: HMS Rodney

Post by Jagdboot » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:18 pm

RF wrote:I'm not so sure, not least as the armament arrangement was not completely centre line. Ugly? Well, yes.
Beauty comes in many forms and shapes. Rodney ugly? Or perhaps innovative and ahead of its own time. Everyone is entitled to have an opinion.

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Re: HMS Rodney

Post by richtea » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:44 am

You can't argue with the fact that the Washington Treaty made Nelson and Rodney look different,
but for me it states what the Royal Navy's attitude was at this point in history.
Put all the guns up front, we only go towards the enemy.
That old Nelsonian adage of "Engage the enemy more closely" still resonated through the Admiralty and it showed in the design of these two battleships.

Great set of pictures, many thanks for posting them.
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Re: HMS Rodney

Post by RF » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:10 am

richtea wrote: Put all the guns up front, we only go towards the enemy.
That old Nelsonian adage of "Engage the enemy more closely" still resonated through the Admiralty and it showed in the design of these two battleships.
Maybe, but as I say not exactly centre line. And having all guns up front, together, makes the ship more vulnerable to one or two heavy hits knocking most of the guns out.
Putting a turret on the stern at least offers some insurance against that.
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Re: HMS Rodney

Post by Nellie » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:52 pm

Nice photos, i want to add one myself but from the Nelson.

An impressive view over the forecastle

http://thelastfarewell.net/LF_HMS_Nelson_bow.jpg

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Re: HMS Rodney

Post by RF » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:30 pm

Indeed.
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