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REPULSE (74) Built in 1803, Deptford.
Broken up in 1820.

  • 1803 Capt. Hon. Arthur Kaye LEGGE, Channel fleet.
    In 1805, with six sail of the line, he was senior officer at the blockade of Ferrol between the departure of COCHRANE for the West Indies in pursuit of the French Rochefort squadron and the arrival of Sir Robert CALDER on 1st. March.
    Early in the year he captured a valuable Spanish merchantman off Ferrol.
    On 22 June she took part in CALDER'S action with Villeneuve's fleet in foggy weather off Cape Finisterre
  • In January 1806 she was with Vice Ad. WARREN's squadron searching off Madeira for the French squadron that had left Brest the previous month.
  • 1807 Ditto, Mediterranean.
    On 17 January 1807, REPULSE, at Gibraltar, joined Vice Ad. Sir John DUCKWORTH's squadron which then sailed for Malta.
    They left there on 4 February and arrived off Tenedos on the 10th. with orders to force a passage through the Dardanelles to Constantinople.
    The British squadron entered the Straits on the 19th. and REPULSE, aided by the boats of POMPEE, destroyed a Turkish line-of-battle ship, while the rest captured or destroyed the remainder of the Turkish ships.
    The squadron then moved up and anchored within eight miles of Constantinople while DUCKWORTH dithered for over a week and the Turks rebuilt their batteries in the Dardanelles.
    On the 27th. REPULSE opened fire with grape on the island of Prota to deter the Turks from building a battery there.
  • On 2 March DUCKWORTH took his squadron back through the Dardanelles, firing an unnecessary 13-gun salute on the 3rd.
    Thereafter the British ships were fired on by every gun that could bear, REPULSE lost 10 killed and 10 wounded.
  • In February 1808 REPULSE was at Syracuse with Lord COLLINGWOOD, later in the year at Spithead.
  • 1809.
    With Sir John STRACHAN's squadron bombarding Flushing on 14 August.
  • 1810 Capt. John HALLIDAY, Mediterranean.
    On 31 August he saved the PHILOMEL sloop from capture by three French frigates off Toulon by interposing REPULSE between them.
    PHILOMEL had been attempting to attack two French storeships.
  • 1813 Capt. Richard Hussey MOUBRAY, Mediterranean.
    On 2 May the boats of REPULSE, VOLONTAIRE and UNDAUNTED brought out nine laden vessels from the port of Morgion while marines from the same ships were landed and blew up some batteries in the vicinity.
  • Out of commission at Plymouth from the end of 1814.

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