HMS Resistance

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Resistance, 1805
Type: Troopship ; late 5th rate ; Armament 38
Launched : 10 Aug 1805 ; Disposal date or year : 1858
BM: 1081 tons

1805 Building.

27 Dec 1807 captured the French privateer Aigle on the Home station.

24 June 1811 Reported to be off Leghorn.

18 Aug 1812 Reported to be off the coast of Sardinia, and Corsica.

5 Sep 1813 a part of a squadron involved in operations in and off the port of D'Anzo.

Jul 1830 Plymouth.

4 Nov 1841 Plymouth, is to be fitted as a troop-ship.

11 Jan 1842 taken out of the north new dock at Plymouth.

6 Mar 1842 commissioned this week at Plymouth as troop ship.

24 Mar 1842 in Hamoaze.

12 Apr 1842 ordered to be got ready for sea with all dispatch.

15 Apr 1842 was towed into Plymouth Sound by the Kite, and has been paid advance of wages.

19 Apr 1842 departed Plymouth Sound for Spithead to embark troops for the East Indies.

23 Apr 1842 arrived Spithead from Plymouth to embark the recently created St Helena Regiment.

2 May 1842 ordered to the Chops of the Channel to provide water and provisions for vessels held up by adverse easterly winds, but the winds shifting she returned to Spithead on Wednesday to await orders.

15 May 1842 departs Spithead for Quebec with the 2nd battalion of 23rd Regt. (fusiliers), from Chichester.

15 May 1842 departed Spithead for Quebec with the 2nd Battalion of 23rd Welsh Fusiliers, and is expected to return with the 56th Regt.

16 May 1842 passed Plymouth Sound for the Westward.

25 Jun 1842 arrived Quebec from England.

13 Aug 1842 having embarked the 71st Regt. Wed and Thursday departed Portsmouth today for Quebec.

3 Sep 1842 at Plymouth preparing to depart for Canada with the Calcutta, Pique, Resistance and Crocodile troop ships to bring home the 67th and 69th Regts., and 7th Hussars.

1 Oct 1842 departed Quebec for England with the Grenadier Guards.

20 Oct 1842 arrived Spithead from Quebec with the 2nd Battalion of the Grenadier Guards.

22 Oct 1842 came into Portsmouth harbour to disembark the Guards to Gosport, to take the train to London.

5 Nov 1842 a Halifax newspaper reports that 2 marines were drowned when attempting to get ashore before the Resistance departed for England.

19 Nov 1842 is ordered to proceed shortly to Malta with the 2nd Batt. of the 42nd Regt. and a detachment of the 88th.

23 Nov 1842 embarked the 2nd Batt. of the Highlanders, for Malta, arrived from Forton Barracks, where they'd been accommodated temporarily after having arrived by railway. A detachment of the 88th also embarked during the week, bound for Gibraltar.

27 Nov 1842 departed Spithead for Gibraltar and Malta with detachments of the 88th and 42nd Regts, to be disembarked retrospectively at the stated places.

20 Dec 1848 Sheerness.

30 Aug 1851 Particular Service.

4 Feb 1856 Master J.W. Hall apptd in command ; Mediterranean Station ; vice Huntley invalided.

23 Feb 1856 Moved into Portsmouth harbour Thursday afternoon to refit.