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The Sinking of HMS Royal George – Spithead, 29 August 1782

Posted on August 28th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

On 29 August 1782, HMS Royal George sank with the loss of more than 800 lives, while undergoing routine maintenance work at Spithead, by Portsmouth. HMS Royal George was the largest warship in the world at the time of her launch in 1756, and her sudden sinking remains one of the worst disasters ever to […]