Resolution

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Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered17.12.1703BWAS-1603
Launched31.3.1705BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 70-GunnerB028
Constructor William LeeBWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Burnt to avoid capture20.3.1706/7B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck150' 10"Imperial Feet45.72 
Length of Keel123' 10"Imperial Feet37.4904 
Breadth40' 11"Imperial Feet12.2174 
Depth in Hold17' 1"Imperial Feet5.1852 
Burthen1,102 7094Tons BM 

Armament


15.3.1704/5Broadside Weight = 459 Imperial Pound ( 208.1565 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1706440Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
31.3.1705 - 2.12.1705Captain John Knapp ADM 6/8/167BWAS-16033.12.1705 - 1.9.1706Captain Edward Owen (d.1708) ADM 6/8/206BWAS-16032.9.1706 - 20.3.1706/7CaptainThe Hon. Henry Mordaunt (c.1681-1709/10)BWAS-1603

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
31.3.1705 - 20.3.1706/7First Lieutenant Walter Bell (c.1658-1711) ADM 6/8/168ADM 6/831.3.1705 - 20.3.1706/7Second Lieutenant Joseph Hele (d.1743) ADM 6/8/168ADM 6/831.3.1705 - 30.8.1706Third Lieutenant Robert Edwards ADM 6/8/168ADM 6/831.8.1706 - 20.3.1706/7Third Lieutenant Isaac Townsend (1684-1765) ADM 6/9/85
Commission confirmed 29.7.1707
ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
1705Commissioned for the Channel and Bay of BiscayBWAS-1603
1706Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
19.3.1706/7Loss of the Resolution
21.3.1706/7Run ashore and burnt at Ventimiglia to avoid capture by a French squadronBWAS-1603

 

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