This is the final article about numismatic items that relate to the life of this once famous naval personality. This piece has been saved until last, as it is not engraved to Admiral Rodney himself, but to a contemporary ship named after him.
There are records of three ships in the 1780s called The Lord Rodney. One of these has a significant story, traceable to contemporary records, that is presented here.
This article, and the previous three in the series, can all be accessed here:
Pt 1: History and Contemporary Tokens
Pt 2: Later Tokens and a Coin.
Pt 3: Contemporary Medals etc