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  Richard Kempenfelt - LoveToKnow 1911
RICHARD KEMPENFELT (1718-1782), British rear-admiral, was born at Westminster in 1718.
Richard Kempenfelt went into the navy, and saw his first service in the West Indies, taking part in the capture of Portobello.
Kempenfelt, who was in his cabin, perished with the rest.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Richard Kempenfelt joined the navy, was commissioned a lieutenant in January 1741.
At least 800 people are thought to have gone down with the ship, for besides the crew there were a large number of tradesmen, women and children on board.
Kempenfelt Bay on Lake Simcoe in Ontario is named for him.
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 Knowledge King - Richard Kempenfelt   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Richard Kempenfelt (1718 - August, 1782), British rear-admiral, was born at Westminster.
Richard Kempenfelt went into the navy, and saw his first service in the West Indies, taking part in the capture of Porto Bello during the War of Jenkins' Ear.
It is estimated that not fewer than 800 persons went down with her, for besides the crew there were a large number of tradesmen, women and children on board.
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 Native American Flute Portal - Kempenfelt Bay Flute Circle
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 Richard Kempenfelt   (Site not responding. Last check: )
His father, a Swede, is said to have been in the service of JamesII, and subsequently to have entered the British army.
In 1746 he returned to England, and from that date to 1780, when he was made rear-admiral, saw active service in the East Indies with Sir GeorgePocock and in various quarters of the world.
Kempenfelt had effected radical alterations andimprovements in the signalling system then existing in the British navy.
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 BHC2818 : Rear-Admiral Richard Kempenfelt, 1718-82
The beach on which he stands is littered with naval stores and in the left background are two first-rates, the nearer probably the 'Victory', 100 guns, with a blue ensign and a Union at the mizzen, apparently to distinguish him from the rear-admiral of the blue when at sea without the fleet admiral commanding-in-chief.
At the end of 1781 Kempenfelt was sent in the 'Victory', the fleet flagship, with a squadron to intercept an important French convoy which was sailing to reinforce their holdings in the West Indies.
After Howe assumed command in 1782, Kempenfelt shifted to the 'Royal George', 100 guns, as a junior flag officer and he was drowned in her when she sank at anchor at Spithead in August, together with over 800 other people.
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 Encyclopedia: HMS-Victory   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Work restarted in autumn 1763 and she was finally launched on 7 May 1765 having cost £63,176 and 3 shillings and used around 6000 trees, 90% of which were oak and the remainder elm, pine and fir.
On December 2, 1781, Victory, now commanded by Captain Henry Cromwell and bearing the flag of Rear Admiral Richard Kempenfelt, sailed with 11 other ships of the line, a 50 and five frigates, to intercept a convoy which sailed from Brest on December 10.
Ignorant of the fact that the French Comte de Guichen had 21 ships of the line, Kempenfelt ordered a chase when they were sighted on December 12 and began the Second Battle of Ushant.
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 WebEdition 19/3
Richard Kempenfelt (1718-1780) was the son of a Swedish soldier who came to England in the service of James II.
Kempenfelt realised he could not attack the vastly superior French fleet but when he saw the enemy in forming his line of battle between the British squadron and the convoy had placed himself to leeward of the convoy.
Kempenfelt under full sail passed astern of the French line dashed in among the convoy, captured fifteen of them and sank two or three more and dispersed the rest five of which he later picked up.
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Kempenfelt was then flag captain on the "Norfolk" and was present at the battle of Manila, finally returning to England in 1764.
Kempenfelt's idea was to use a system in which distinct flags would be combined in pairs and which used a new code with 10 flags for the numerals.
Lord Howe took up Kempenfelt's rejected work, simplified his proposals, and got them accepted by the Admiralty after Kempenfelt lost his life in a sea accident in 1782 aboard the "Royal George", which Kempenfelt was commanding, which occurred during an effort to repair a leak.
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 Encyclopedia: HMS Royal George   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On the date of the sinking, the HMS Royal George, under the command of Richard Kempenfelt, was preparing to sail with a fleet commanded by Admiral Lord Howe to Gibraltar.
The ship rolled over rapidly and sank, taking with her around 800 people, including up to 300 women and 60 children who were visiting the ship in harbour.
A court martial failed to attribute blame and acquitted the officers and crew (many of whom had perished), blaming the accident on the "general state of decay of her timbers." A court-martial (plural courts-martial) is a military court that determines punishments for members of the military subject to military law.
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 history of American Revolution by Mercy Warren, volume 3, chapter 25
The brave Admiral Kempenfelt was not much more fortunate in an interview with the French fleet which he met with in the winter 1781.
But the great Admiral Kempenfelt lived but a short space after his late disappointment, either to reap the applauses or to fear the censures that arose from the fortuitous or natural events of time.
A few of the guards and most of the men who happened to be on the upper deck were picked up by boats and saved from sharing the melancholy catastrophe of their associates.
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 Royal George info sheet
She was present at the battle of Quiberon Bay and the 1780 Battle of Cape St Vincent under Admiral Rodney (known as the ‘Moonlight battle’).
In August 1782, she was the flagship of Rear-Admiral Richard Kempenfelt and her Captain was Martin Waghorn.
At the court-martial regarding the loss of the ship, a survey of the ship revealed that several beams and timbers were rotten and it was given that the most likely cause of the sinking was that part of the frame of the ship gave way under the stress of the heel.
www.royalnavalmuseum.org /info_sheet_RoyalGeorge.htm   (473 words)

 Richard Kempenfelt -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Richard Kempenfelt -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
Richard Kempenfelt (1718 - August 1782) was a (The people of Great Britain) British (Click link for more info and facts about rear-admiral) rear-admiral.
He was born at (A borough of Greater London on the Thames; contains Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey) Westminster.
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 Toll for the Brave   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Royal George was launched in 1756 and had a distinguished career in the Seven Years War.
At the time of her sinking in 1782, she was the flagship of Admiral Richard Kempenfelt.
Kempenfelt had been promoted Rear Admiral following his victory over a French convoy off Ushant in 1781.
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Kempenfelt's fleet was still in sight when the sun rose the next morning, but it soon disappeared.
When the storm cleared, only two ships of the line and two transports were in shape to continue their journey to the West Indies.
Since Kempenfelt was popular with the Admiralty, there was no question of his having been slighted for political reasons.
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In her, in the following year, he went to North America, where he had the misfortune to come under the command of Captain Molloy, who was even then known as a harsh and tyrannical officer, but whose name received a still more unfavourable prominence after the battle of 1 June 1794.
He continued in the Edgar till July 1781, when he was appointed acting lieutenant of the Victory, and was selected by Rear-admiral Kempenfelt to assist with the signals [see Kempenfelt, Richard].
With Kempenfelt he continued during the year, was present at the capture of a French convoy on 12 Dec.; and the following year, still an acting-Iieutenant, followed him to the Royal George.
www.aboutnelson.co.uk /13durham.htm   (1309 words)

 Howeth: Chapter I (1963)
While it appears that little improvement took place during the conflict, the subject of signaling was discussed in at least 26 of the "Out-Letters" of the Marine Committee and Board of Admiralty between January 1777 and October 1780.
It remained for Capt. Richard Kempenfelt, Royal Navy, to whom Lord Howe turned over his signal book upon retirement, to carry on the fight and lay the foundation for a future visual signal system ultimately to be adopted by all navies.
Kempenfelt faced a long struggle against custom, tradition, and the inherent inertia of his senior officers, but he seized every opportunity to use his system in squadron drills.
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 Loss of the "Royal George" 1782   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Brave Kempenfelt is gone...and the lives of 1400 loyal tars
According to the Hampshire Chronicle about 1400 drowned, amongst them Rear-Admiral Richard Kempenfelt.
Politics may well have played a role here: the dockyards fell under the Navy Board, an organisation at that time severely (and justly) criticised by the Admiralty for mismanagement and corruption.
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 History Of My Ships   (Site not responding. Last check: )
She had taken part in a number of major battles and flown the flags of some very distinguished admirals, including The Hon.
Augustus Keppel, Sir Richard Kempenfelt, and the great Lord Howe.
Earlier in the Revolutionary War, she had also been the flagship of my distinguished friends and patrons, Samuel Lord Hood and Sir John Jervis (later Lord St Vincent).
www.admiralnelson.org /hms_victory.htm   (174 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - HMS Victory
In 1781, this time flying the flag of Richard Kempenfelt and leading a small force of 12 ships-of-the-line, an obsolete 50-gunner and five frigates, the Victory intercepted a French convoy heading for the West Indies.
Through a stroke of fortune and excellent seamanship, Kempenfelt was able to board and capture 15 French merchantmen before the vastly superior French escorting fleet of 21 ships-of-the-line were able to engage him...
Foiled by gale force winds, the French men-of-war were helpless and had to look on helplessly whilst Kempenfelt made off with his prizes.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/ww2/A4267244   (1314 words)

 Sailing Navies: Richard Kempenfelt
Richard Kempenfelt was born in 1718 and died on Royal George in 1782 when the Royal George sank while anchored at Spithead.
He appears as a character in the book "Eye of the Fleet, An" (Richard Woodman).
Please bring any errors and broken or dead links to the attention of the webmaster.
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 INFLUENZA (syn. " grip," la grippe) - Encyclopedia Britannica - INFLUENZA (syn. " grip," la grippe) - JCSM's Study ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It appeared in fleets at sea away from all communication with land, and to such an extent as to disable them temporarily for service.
This happened in 1782 in the case of the squadron of Admiral Richard Kempenfelt (1718-1782), which had to return to England from the coast of France in consequence of influenza attacking his crews.
Like cholera and plague, influenza reappeared in the last quarter of the 19th century, after an interval of many years, in epidemic or rather pandemic form.
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 Victory --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!
In 1778 under Admiral Augustus Keppel, and again in 1781 under Richard Kempenfelt, it led engagements near the island of Ushant (Ouessant).
In 1782 it flew the flag of Admiral Richard Howe in the relief of a besieged garrison at Gibraltar, and in 1793 it served under Admiral Samuel Hood during a brief occupation of Toulon, Fr.
In 1797 the Victory was the flagship of Admiral John Jervis in his destruction of a Spanish fleet off Cape Saint Vincent, Port.
www.britannica.com /ebc/article-9075273   (983 words)

 Richard Clayton
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The second foray occurred on 12th December 1781.
A force of twelve of the line, commanded by Rear Admiral Richard Kempenfelt, intercepted a convoy of merchant ships bound for the West Indies carrying supplies and reinforcements.
An escort of nineteen French naval vessels, under the command of Rear Admiral de Guichon accompanied them.
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 Capt Fredrick Lewis Maitland
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Dictionary of National Biography: FLM in a battle 12/12/81: Queen in fleet of R.A. Richard Kempenfelt against fleet of de Guichen (R.A.) 16/4/1780: Elizabeth off Martinique Rodney v.
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 AllRefer.com - Richard Kempenfelt (British And Irish History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
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