HMS Resolution (1758)

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Battle of Quiberon Bay: the Day After (Richard Wright, 1760) Resolution is on her starboard side in the foreground
Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Resolution
Ordered: 24 November 1755
Builder: Bird, Northam
Launched: 14 December 1758
Honours and

Participated in:

Fate: Wrecked, night of 20 November 1759
General characteristics [1]
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)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship

74 guns:

  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 9 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 4 × 9 pdrs

HMS Resolution was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 14 December 1758 at Northam.[1]

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.[2] However after a stormy night she was found the following morning to have run aground on the Four Shoal and dismasted.[3]

File:Baie de Quiberon.png
Satellite image of the shoals of Quiberon Bay


  1. 1.0 1.1 Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p176.
  2. Corbett, Julian S. (1907), England In The Seven Years War vol II, Longmans Green, p. 66, 
  3. 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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