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Potential New Ship? HMS Rodney, one of the ships that pursued Bismarck to its death

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HMS Rodney, one of the ships that pursued Bismarck to its death.jpgHMS Rodney.jpg

 

A very unusual design, very similar to the new Dunkerque with only  fore-guns. Designed as a Battleship hunter/killer WoWs would go up another level with her addiation...

HMS Rodney (pennant number 29) was one of two Nelson-class battleships built for the Royal Navy in the mid-1920s. The ship was named after Admiral Lord Rodney. The Nelsons were unique in British battleship construction, being the only ships to carry a main armament of 16-inch (406 mm) guns, and the only ones to carry all the main armament forward of the superstructure. As her superstructure was located aft of midships like RN fleet oilers whose names carried the ...'ol' suffix, she was sometimes derisively referred to as "Rodnol". Commissioned in 1927, Rodney served extensively in the MediterraneanSea and Atlantic Ocean during World War II.

Rodney played a major role in the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck in May 1941. During and after Operation Torchand the Normandy landingsRodney participated in several coastal bombardments. In poor condition from extremely heavy use and lack of refits, she was scrapped in 1948.Following the sinking of armed merchant cruiser HMS Rawalpindi on 23 November 1939 by the German battleshipsScharnhorst and GneisenauRodney hunted the enemy ships but developed serious rudder defects and was forced to return to Liverpool for steering gear repairs.In January 1941, Rodneyjoined the hunt for the German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, without success. On 16 March, however, while escorting a convoy in the North Atlantic, contact was made with the German battleships, but no battle followed, as the German ships turned away when they realised that they were facing superior firepower.HMS Rodney arriving at Devonport Dockyard.August 13, 1936.jpg

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HMS Rodney arriving at Devonport Dockyard.August 13, 1936.jpg

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There would be no running in that ship.  rear turret useless in bow on engagement due to height of Turret#2

 

Direct bow on is suicide anyhow, keeping angled to use the third gun in engagements should also assist teaching BB commanders the correct way to angle...Would be an excellent Tier 4 or 5 ship just for that purpose

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Don't forget the 2 × 24.5-inch (622 mm) fixed torpedo tubes Mk.I, 12 torpedoes they carried.  

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Don't forget the 2 × 24.5-inch (622 mm) fixed torpedo tubes Mk.I, 12 torpedoes they carried.  

 

Idk whether they will implement it or not

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Idk whether they will implement it or not

 

They removed Kongo hull A instead giving it fixed torpedo launchers.

And, don't we have a better one, Izumo?

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