William Rule


NationalityBritish 
RolesDesigner, Ship Builder, Dockyard Staff 
First Known Service2.4.1778CSORN
Last Known Service1813CSORN
Date of Death1816CSORN
Will Probated29.2.1816, PROB 11/1577/518

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
2.4.17784.9.1778Appointed Master Mastmaker at Woolwich Dockyard ADM 6/21/386ADM 6/21
4.9.17788.2.1779Warranted Master Boat Builder at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 6/21/449ADM 6/21
8.2.177913.12.1779Appointed Assistant Master Shipwright at Sheerness Dockyard ADM 6/21/508ADM 6/21
8.2.177913.12.1779Appointed Master Caulker at Sheerness Dockyard ADM 6/21/508ADM 6/21
13.12.1779 Appointed Second Assistant Shipwright at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 6/22/64ADM 6/22
3.3.17868.1790Appointed Master Shipwright at Sheerness DockyardBWAS-1714
24.4.1790 Launched Leopard (50) - 50 gun Ship of the Line at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.8.1790 Appointed Master Shipwright at Woolwich DockyardBWAS-1714
8.10.1790 Launched Martin (16) - 16 gun Sloop at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
11.2.17931813Appointed Surveyor of the NavyEWIKI
6.11.1793 Launched Minotaur (74) - 74 gun Ship of the Line at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1793
1794/05 Designed Amazon Class - 36 gun Frigate 
1795/01/29 Designed Merlin Class - 16 gun Sloop 
1795/04/22 Designed Albatross Class - 18 gun Brig 
1796 Designed Amazon Class - 38 gun Frigate 
1796/06/27 Designed Amphion Class - 32 gun Frigate 
1796/12/20 Designed Snake Class - 18 gun Sloop 
1797 Designed Cruizer Class - 16 gun Sloop 
1797 Designed Courser Class - 12 gun Gunboat 
1798 Designed Apollo Class - 36 gun Frigate 
1799 Designed Lively Class - 38 gun Frigate 
1800/01/31 Designed Repulse Class - 74 gun Ship of the Line 
1800/12 Designed Archer Class - 12 gun Gun-brig 
1804 Designed Confounder Class - 12 gun Gun-brig 
1805/01/04 Designed Seagull Class - 16 gun Sloop 
1805/03/28 Designed Banterer Class - 22 gun Post Ship 
1809 Designed Decoy Class - 10 gun Cutter 
1810 Designed Salisbury Class - 50 gun Ship of the Line 
1811 Designed Bold - Modified Confounder Class - 12 gun Gun-brig 
1812 Designed Scamander Class - 36 gun Frigate 
1812/11/27 Designed Cyrus Class - 20 gun Post Ship 
1813 Designed Conway Class - 20 gun Post Ship 
1823 Designed Favorite Class - 18 gun Sloop 

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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