HMS Resolution (1770)

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For other ships with the same name, see HMS Resolution.
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Name: HMS Resolution
Ordered: 16 September 1766
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Laid down: July 1767
Launched: 12 April 1770
Honours and
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.