HMS Resolution (1770)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Resolution.
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Resolution
Ordered: 16 September 1766
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Laid down: July 1767
Launched: 12 April 1770
Honours and

Participated in:
Battle of Cape St Vincent
Battle of the Chesapeake

Battle of the Saintes
Fate: Broken up, 1813
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Elizabeth-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1612 (bm)
Length: 168 ft 6 in (51.36 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 46 ft (14 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft 9 in (6.02 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship

Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounder guns
Upper gundeck: 28 × 18-pounder guns
QD: 14 × 9-pounder guns

fc: 4 × 9-pounder guns

HMS Resolution was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 12 April 1770 at Deptford Dockyard.[1]

She participated in the Battle of Cape St Vincent in 1780, the Battle of the Chesapeake in 1781, and the Battle of the Saintes in 1782.

Resolution was broken up in 1813.[1]

Citations and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p179.


  • 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.