HMS Resolution (1758)
Battle of Quiberon Bay: the Day After (Richard Wright, 1760) Resolution is on her starboard side in the foreground
|Career (Great Britain)|
|Ordered:||24 November 1755|
|Launched:||14 December 1758|
|Fate:||Wrecked, night of 20 November 1759|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Dublin-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1569 tons (1594.2 tonnes)|
|Length:||165 ft 6 in (50.44 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||46 ft 6 in (14.17 m)|
|Depth of hold:||19 ft 9 in (6.02 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
On 20 November the following year, Resolution took part in the decisive Battle of Quiberon Bay captained by Henry Speke. Just before 4pm she took the surrender of the French ship Formidable. However after a stormy night she was found the following morning to have run aground on the Four Shoal and dismasted.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p176.
- Corbett, Julian S. (1907), England In The Seven Years War vol II, Longmans Green, p. 66, http://www.archive.org/stream/englandinsevenye02corb/englandinsevenye02corb_djvu.txt
- Corbett p67
- Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.
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