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Richard Kempenfelt (1718-1782), Admiral
Sitter in 4 portraits
Admiral. In 1757 he joined the East Indies fleet, taking part in the capture of Pondicherry, 1761, and Manila. His drowning in 1782 with over 800 others, when the Royal George sank at anchor off Spithead drew attention to the poor state of many British ships.