HMS Rodney

Slayer of the Bismarck and D-Day Saviour

Iain Ballantyne

 
Date Published :
October 2012
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
text and plates
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781848848702
Pages : 320
Dimensions : 9 X 6.75 inches
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Overview
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The Second World War battleship HMS Rodney achieved lasting fame for her role in destroying the pride of Hitler’s navy, the mighty Bismarck in a thrilling duel. The Rodney carrying the largest guns ever mounted in a British warship finally succeeded in turning her adversary into twisted metal and so removed a major threat to the Atlantic convoy routes so vital to the survival of the Nation and the war effort.

This splendid book traces not only this mighty battleship’s career in detail but describes the careers of all the ships carrying the name.

About The Author
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Iain Ballantyne has been on both ends of a submarine attack. At the close of the Cold War he was aboard a warship forced to take evasive action in the Barents Sea when a Russian submarine launched a torpedo. He has also sailed under the waves aboard a nuclear-powered attack submarine, at one stage using the periscope to view potential targets during a combat exercise. A one-time London-based defence and diplomatic correspondent for a national news agency, Iain has contributed to coverage of naval and military issues in the SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY, MAXIM and FOCUS as well as prestigious publications published on behalf of NATO and the Royal Navy. http://www.iainballantyne.com/

REVIEWS
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"…provides the reader an in depth look into the histories of each ship, their transformation over time, and a better understanding of the Royal Navy's contribution in WWII."

- Nautical Research Journal

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