HMS RODNEY 27-Aug-42 to 19-Sep-42
HMS Rodney had also taken part in operation Pedestal and had left Gibraltar before Nelson, on 16th August, and sailed for Scapa Flow to rejoin the Home Fleet. She then left for Rosyth to carry out some remedial work as there was ongoing trouble with all three of her steering motors that saw the ship having to steer using her propellers at times. There were also problems with leaking boiler tubes and leaking hull from her time in the North Atlantic previously. Therefore both Nelson and Rodney were at Rosyth Dockyard at the same time.
Displ 33750 tons
Arma 9 x 16” (3 x 3), 12 x 6” (6 x 2), 6 x 4.7” AA, 48 x 2lb AA (6 x 8), 20 x 20mm Oerlikons, 2 x aeroplanes
HMS Rodney from astern at Malta 1943.
HMS Rodney following refit in Birkenhead May 1942.