HMS Resolution

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Resolution in a gale by Willem van de Velde, the younger depicts the second Resolution c. 1678

Several ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Resolution. However, the first English warship to bear the name Resolution was actually the first rate Prince Royal (built in 1610 and rebuilt in 1641), which was renamed Resolution in 1650 following the inauguration of the Commonwealth, and continued to bear that name until 1660, when the name Prince Royal was restored. The name Resolution was bestowed on the first of the vessels listed below:

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  1. ^ Hepper (1994), p.84.
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 15334. pp. 149–150. 3 February 1801. Retrieved 16 February 2011.