HMS Rodney from above

HMS Rodney from above

Here we see the British battleship HMS Rodney seen from above. The main way to tell her apart from her sister ships HMS Nelson is the catapult equipment on top of X turret, which was never installed on the Nelson. This view shows her unusual layout, with all of her main guns carried in three turrets in the front half of the ship, a layout designed to reduce weight and keep her within the dimensions allowed by the interwar naval treaties.

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (1 February 2019), HMS Rodney from above , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_hms_rodney_above.html

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