Repulse

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Nominal Guns64B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.2.1777BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down16.5.1777BWAS-1793
Launched28.11.1780B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardEast Cowes - Isle of Wight B028
Ship ClassIntrepid ClassB028
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1793
ConstructorDaniel FurzerBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Wrecked10.3.1800B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck159' 6"Imperial Feet48.4658 
Length of Keel130' 11"Imperial Feet39.6248 
Breadth44' 7 ½"Imperial Feet13.4239 
Depth in Hold19' 0"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Draught Forward11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Draught Aft16' 1"Imperial Feet4.881 
Burthen1,386 6994Tons BM 

Armament


28.11.1780Broadside Weight = 600 Imperial Pound ( 272.1 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

1794Broadside Weight = 678 Imperial Pound ( 307.473 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1777500Design Complement
1794491EstablishmentBWAS-1714

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.11.1780 - 9.11.1781CaptainSir Digby Dent (1739-1817) ADM 6/22/201BWAS-17149.11.1781 - 22.11.1781CaptainGeorge Campbell (1759-1821) ADM 6/22/361ADM 6/2222.11.1781 - 13.6.1783CaptainThomas Dumaresq (1729-1802) ADM 6/22/369BWAS-171413.6.1782 - 8.7.1783CaptainThomas West ADM 6/23/131BWAS-17141.5.1795 - 13.9.1796CaptainWilliam George Fairfax (1739-1813)BWAS-171413.9.1796 - 10.3.1800CaptainJames Alms (c.1755-1816)BWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
2.1798 - 10.3.1800MidshipmanJohn BarclayNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
15.2.1781Completed at Portsmouth - Hampshire at a cost of £36489.5.4dBWAS-1714
13.3.1781Sailed for the Relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
12.4.1781Arrived off GibraltarBWAS-1714
15.1.1782Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
11.1782At blockade of Cap FrancoisBWAS-1714
26.4.1783Sailed from Jamaica for homeBWAS-1714
7.1783Began repairs at Portsmouth - Hampshire BWAS-1714
8.7.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
5.1784Completed repairs at Portsmouth - Hampshire at a cost of £10180.13.4dBWAS-1714
12.1794Began fitting at Woolwich - London BWAS-1714
4.1795RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1795Completed fitting at Woolwich - London at a cost of £16772.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.12.1795Took the Privateer Petit Pearen (6) off the Dutch coast
10.1798Began refitting at Portsmouth - Hampshire BWAS-1714
2.1799Completed refitting at Portsmouth - Hampshire at a cost of £11062.0.0dBWAS-1714
21.3.1799

Arrived at Plymouth

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6.4.1799

Sailed from Plymouth to join the Channel fleet

TNC
14.4.1799

Arrived at Portsmouth

TNC
5.5.1799

Arrived at Cawsand Bay, Plymouth

TNC
6.5.1799Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
10.1799CruisingSNL1799
10.3.1800Wrecked on a rock off Ushant and run ashore with 3 drownedBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
SNL1799Steele's Navy List October 1799SteeleBook
 

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