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HMS Monarch (1765)

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Name  HMS Monarch
Fate  Broken up, 1813
Launched  20 July 1765
Ordered  22 November 1760
Tons burthen  1612 bm
Builder  Deptford Dockyard
Notes  Participated in First Battle of Ushant Battle of Cape St Vincent Battle of the Chesapeake Capture of Sint Eustatius Battle of St. Kitts Battle of the Saintes Battle of the Mona Passage Battle of Muizenberg Battle of Camperdown Battle of Copenhagen
Class and type  Ramillies-class ship of the line

HMS Monarch was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 20 July 1765 at Deptford Dockyard.

Monarch had a very active career, fighting in her first battle in 1778 at the First Battle of Ushant and her second under Admiral Rodney at Cape St. Vincent in 1780. She fought in the van of Graves' fleet at the Battle of the Chesapeake in 1781 under Captain Francis Reynolds. In early 1782 was actively engaged at the Capture of Sint Eustatius, the Battle of Saint Kitts, the Battle of the Saintes and, the Battle of the Mona Passage. In 1795 she was deployed as part of the small fleet under Admiral George Elphinstone that captured the Cape of Good Hope from the Dutch East India Company at the Battle of Muizenberg. In 1797 Monarch was Vice Admiral Richard Onslow's flagship at the Battle of Camperdown, under Captain Edward O'Bryen, and in 1801 she was part of Admiral Nelson's fleet at the Battle of Copenhagen, where her captain, James Robert Mosse was killed and she suffered over 200 casualties including 55 dead, the highest number of casualties of any ship engaged in the battle.

In 1808, she helped escort the Portuguese royal family in its flight from Portugal to Brazil.

Monarch was broken up in 1813.


HMS Monarch (1765) Wikipedia

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