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George Brydges Rodney
(d 1792)

George Brydges Rodney was born in Walton-on-Thames and died in London on 24 May 1792. He served in the Royal Navy.

Sons who served as naval officers: Edward Rodney, John Rodney and George Rodney

He received the title of Baron Rodney on 19 Jun 1782.

Honors:

Baronet on 22 Jan 1764

Ranks:

Lt (1740)
VAdm B (1762)
VAdm W (1770)
VAdm R (1770)

Ship Ranks:

Able Seaman on the Dreadnought from 1 Jan 1734 to Nov 1734
Midshipman Ordinary on the Dreadnought from Nov 1734 to 13 Aug 1737
Midshipman on the Dreadnought from 13 Aug 1737 to Sep 1737
Midshipman on the Berwick from 1 Jan 1738 to 1 May 1738
Midshipman on the Romney from 2 May 1738 to Dec 1738
Midshipman on the Somerset from 24 Jul 1739 to 30 Oct 1739
Supernumerary on the Dolphin from 30 Oct 1739 to 17 Feb 1740
Lieutenant on the Dolphin from 18 Feb 1740 to 21 Feb 1741
Captain on the Ludlow Castle from Aug 1744 to Dec 1745

He appears as a character in the books "Eye of the Fleet, An" (Richard Woodman) and "To Glory We Steer" (Alexander Kent).

Notes:

Did not serve any time as a Master and Commander. Promoted directly to Post Captain.
Governor of Newfoundland (17481749)
Governor of Greenwich Hospital (3 Dec 1765 )

MAR: DOD

Further Reading:

Hannay, David. 1891. Rodney. London: Macmillan and Co.
Le Fevre, Peter and Richard Harding (eds.). 2000. Precursors of Nelson: British Admirals of the Eighteenth Century. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books.
Mundy, Godfrey Basil. 1830. The Life and Correspondence of the Late Admiral Lord Rodney. (2 volumes) London: John Murray.
Syrett, David (ed.). 2005. The Rodney Papers: Selections from the Correspondence of Admiral Lord Rodney: Volume I: 1742-1763. Aldershot: Ashgate (for the Navy Records Society).

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