Nigel Robert Harley Rodney, RN

Born  21 Feb 1917


1 Dec 1937 S.Lt.
16 Nov 1939 Lt.
1 Jun 1947 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1950 Cdr.

Retired: 13 Apr 1959


Warship Commands listed for Nigel Robert Harley Rodney, RN

HMS Brecon (L 76)Lt.Escort destroyerJan 1944early 1946
HMS Concord (R 63)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer< 19491950

Career information

Lt.Commander Nigel Robert Harley Rodney RN took command of the destroyer HMS Concord serving in the Far East during 1949 until 1950. During the Yangtze Incident he was ordered to enter Chinese territorial waters on the 31 July 1949 and sail his ship over 50 miles up stream with orders to return fire on the Poa Shan fort at Woosung if the heavy guns there placed fired on HMS Amethyst which was escaping from incarceration by the Chinese communists. The operation officially remained secret until 1980 (personal communication).

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