HMS Resolution

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Resolution, 1779
Type: Cutter ; Armament 14
Purchased : 1779 ; Disposal date or year : Jun 1797
Disposal Details : Foundered at sea: crew perished. Commander William Hugget.

14 Jun 1795 the fleet, whilst on a cruise, was joined by a squadron from Gibraltar and England off Minorca.

8 Jul 1795, the fleet, at anchor at in San-Fiorenzo bay, once aware that the French fleet was close by, gave chase. It was sighted on the 13th and later the order was given for the general chase, but apart from the loss of a 74 by the French the result was inconclusive and resulted in not a little criticism, the consequence perhaps being Admiral Hotham's resignation on 1 Nov 1795.

6 Aug 1795, Admiral Hotham put to sea on a cruise, sighting the French fleet in Toulon road.

28 Aug 1796 whilst becalmed off Cape Henry, a squadron including the Resolution, Vice-admiral (w.) George Murray, Captain Francis Pender, sighted 3 French frigates : once able to make sail the Topaze brought the sternmost of the enemy's ships to action. This ship, the French frigate Elizabet, fired a broadside and hauled down her colours, the other 2 frigates escaping in the approaching night.