James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.
On the Loss of the Royal George
By William Cowper (17311800)
Written when the news arrived.
An English man-of-war. While being refitted at Spithead on August 29, 1782, she suddenly heeled over, filled and went down with her commander and nearly 1,000 sailors, marines, and visitors, about 800 of whom were lost.