HMS Repulse

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Repulse, 1803
Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 74
Launched : at Barnard's Yard, at Deptford 21 Jul 1803 ;
Disposal date or year : 1820

Circa 27 Jun 1803 Hon Capt Legge apptd to the Repulse.

21 Jul 1803 due to be launched at Barnard's Yard, at Deptford.

Circa 31 Oct 1803 the Repulse, Severn, Hermes, and Speedy, lying in Long Reach, in the Medway, have taken in their guns and powder, and wait only a fair wind to proceed to the Nore.

12 Nov 1803 the Repulse, Severn, and Speedy, have now departed Long Reach for the Nore to complete their complements of men.

20 Nov 1803 the Circe, when in chase of a French privateer, struck on the Lemon and Oar (sic) several times and sprung a leak, and were compelled to leaved her the following day, when she soon went down. The officers and men were saved by 3 fishing vessels which arrived N Yarmouth Friday evening and put them on board the Repulse, 74, Adm Russell.

10 Jun 1804 the Repulse, Capt Legge, and Hero, Capt Gardner, arrived Spithead from the North Sea Station, to be fitted for Channel Fleet.

18 Jun 1804 R Stanton, a seaman of the Repulse, was tried for mutinous conduct and sentenced to receive 300 lashes and to 12 months imprisonment in the Marshalsea, and was punished on the Tuesday morning, around the ships at Spithead.

19 Jun 1804 departed Spithead, the Repulse, Capt Legge, to join the Channel Fleet.

Circa 27 Oct 1804 it is reported that the Channel Fleet : the Ville de Paris, San Josef, Prince, Prince George, Princess Royal, Temeraire, Windsor Castle, and Plantagenet had departed Torbay for their station, having being joined from Plymouth by the Britannia and Venerable, the Foudroyant, Colossus and Repulse having gone into Cawsand Bay.

19 Feb 1805 Vice-admiral Sir Robert Calder detached from the Channel fleet to take the command of the blockading squadron off Ferrol. 1 Mar arrived off Cape Prior where they found the Repulse with six sail of the line.

15 Jul 1805 with the blockading squadron off Ferrol, under Sir Robert Calder : departed 30 to 40 leagues off Finisterre to intercept Franco-Spanish fleet from the West Indies. 22nd sighted each other. Signal made to engage the enemy - the engagement. The damage ; subsequent manoeuvres by the two fleets ; the wash-up ; 26 Jul 1805 movements of the fleet following the battle.

3 Jan 1806 Sir J.B. Warren's squadron at St. Helen's, adverse winds preventing him sailing. 12 Jan departed for Madeira to gain intelligence of the French squadron under V.-adm. Leissegues.

4 Jun 1806 having returned from his first cruise departed from Spithead for the West Indies arriving Barbadoes 12 Jul with the Fame in lieu of the Repulse.

18 Jan-3 Mar 1807 With Sir John Duckworth on what some have described as his somewhat less than successful expedition to Constantinople. 18 Jan Windsor-Castle and Repulse departed Gibraltar, in company with the Royal-George, for Malta, arriving on the 30th. 4th departed for the Archipelago, arriving off the off Tenedos on the 10th, where she joined the Canopus and her squadron. 11 Feb the squadron departed for Constantinople. 14th anchored off Cape Janizary, ships' boats used to attempt to rescue men from the burning Ajax. 19th steered for Constantinople. 2 Mar returned to the Mediterranean.

24 Feb 1808 Remained at Syracuse when Lord Collingwood departed in the Ocean with the squadron for Palermo.

28 Jul 1809 a part of a large fleet which departed from the Downs, with troops, with the aim of demolishing the dock-yards, and arsenals at Antwerp, Terneuse, and Flushing, often known as the ill-fated Walcheren Expedition. 13 Aug bombardment of Flushing.

21 Nov 1809, Portsmouth, the Repulse and Victorious put back last night, being unable to proceed down the Channel against a strong W.N.W. wind.

26 Jul 1810 Repulse repulses an intention by ships of the French fleet to molest the sloop Philomel, whilst with the Mediterranean fleet off Toulon.

24 June 1811 Reported to be off Tarragona.

18 Jul 1811 off Toulon.

Port Mahon 18 Aug 1811 Ordered to take a convoy of transports to the fleet off Toulon.

28 May 1812 Repulse, Centaur, Malta, and Kent, a part of the in-shore squadron off Toulon.

18 Aug 1812 With the Fleet off Toulon.

2 May 1813 Repulse, Undaunted, Volontaire and Redwing : ship's boats captured 6 small vessels and destroyed shore installations in the harbour of Morgion.

Plymouth 8 May 1814 Passed up Channel with the homeward-bound convoy from the Mediterranean.

Plymouth 10 May 1814 Put back with the Mediterranean convoy by easterly winds.