HMS Resolution was a 70-gun third-rate ship of the line of the british Royal Navy, launched at Harwich Dockyard on 6 December 1667. She was one of only three third rate vessels designed and built by the noted maritime architect Sir Anthony Deane. Resolution served as the flagship in an expedition against the Barbary Corsairs in 1669 and took part in some battles in the 3rd Anglo-Dutch War (Smyrna Convoy, Solebay, Schooneveld, Texel) and some battles in the Nine Year’s War (Barfleur, La Hougue). In 1696, dutch admiral Willem Bastiaensz Schepers hired 15 ships (HMS Resolution among them) to blockade Dunkirk, to prevent a return to power of James II of England from his exile at Saint-Germain, France. The ship was lost in the Great Storm of 1703 in Pevensey Bay, East Sussex. The Captain, Thomas Liell, tried unsuccessfully to beach her but the crew had to abandon ship and all made it ashore.