HMS Royal George



DescriptionSank while moored at Portsmouth while the ship was being heeled for repairs on the underside on 29 August 1782 with a full crew and a considerable number of visitors aboard. The ship heeled too far and began taking water in the gun ports and sank. More than 800 people were lost, including Rear Admiral Richard Kempenfelt, and up to 300 women and 60 children who were visiting the ship.
Year1782
Nationaliy of ShipGreat Britain
Lives Lost800
Peacetime or WartimePeacetime
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Royal_George_(1756)