Model of the Royal Navy Nelson class battleship HMS Rodney (33,900 tons). This ship was built by Cammell Laird at Birkenhead and was commissioned in 1927. Members of her crew took part in the Invergordon mutiny of September 1931 in protest at a proposed pay cut. During World War II, HMS Rodney took part in the 1940 Norwegian Campaign, the 1941 hunt and destruction of the German battleship Bismarck, escorted Malta convoys and carried out naval gunfire support for the invasions of North Africa in November 1942 and France in June 1944. By 1945 HMS Rodney was put into reserve and was broken up at Inverkeithing in 1948.

This model of HMS Rodney was made by E.J Krummeck of Melbourne and was purchased by the Museum in 1941. It was one of a collection of British and Australian naval ship models made by Krummeck.

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