HMS Repulse (1803)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Repulse.
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Repulse
Ordered: 4 February 1800
Builder: Barnard, Deptford
Laid down: September 1800
Launched: 22 July 1803
Honours and
awards:

Participated in:

Fate: Broken up, 1820
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Repulse-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1727 tons (1754.7 tonnes)
Length: 174 ft (53 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 47 ft 4 in (14.43 m)
Depth of hold: 20 ft (6.1 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 74 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 9 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 4 × 9 pdrs

HMS Repulse was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 22 July 1803 at Deptford.[1]

In 1805, Repulse took part in the Battle of Cape Finisterre. In 1807 the ship served in the Mediterranean squadron under Vice-Admiral John Thomas Duckworth and Vice-Admiral Harry Riddick during the Dardanelles Operation and the Alexandria expedition of 1807.

She was broken up in 1820.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p185.

References[edit]

  • 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.