Kempenfelt, Richard

Kempenfelt, Richard:

see Royal GeorgeRoyal George,
British naval vessel that sank on Aug. 29, 1782, while undergoing repairs at Spithead. Its commander, Admiral Richard Kempenfelt, and about 800 sailors and visitors were drowned. The incident is commemorated in William Cowper's poem "On the Loss of the Royal George."
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