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
17873.3.1787Appointed Assistant Master Shipwright at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 6/23/385ADM 6/23
3.3.17873.8.1790Appointed Master Shipwright at Sheerness Dockyard ADM 6/23/385BWAS-1714
24.4.1790 Launched Leopard (50) , Ship of the Line at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
4.8.1790 Appointed Master Shipwright at Woolwich Dockyard ADM 6/24/58ADM 6/24
8.10.1790 Launched Martin (16) , Sloop at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
11.2.17931813Appointed Surveyor of the NavyE-WIKI
6.11.1793 Launched Minotaur (74) , Ship of the Line at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
1794/05 Designed Amazon Class - 36 gun Frigate 
1794/11/06 Designed Caledonia Class - 120 gun Ship of the Line 
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 
27.2.1797 Designed Naiad (38) , Frigate  
14.3.1797 Designed Acasta (40) , Frigate  
7.10.1797 Designed Osprey (18) , Sloop  
1798 Designed Apollo Class - 36 gun Frigate 
2.4.1798 Designed Dragon (74) , Ship of the Line  
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 
2.4.1801 Designed Archer (12) , Gun-brig  
22.10.1801 Designed Plantagenet (74) , Ship of the Line  
29.7.1802 Designed Ethalion (38) , Frigate  
6.6.1803 Designed Euryalus (36) , Frigate  
1.7.1803 Designed Creole (36) , Frigate  
27.9.1803 Designed Snapper (12) , 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 
23.4.1807 Designed Bulwark (74) , Ship of the Line  
23.4.1807 Designed Horatio (38) , Frigate  
2.5.1808 Designed Tuscan (16) , Sloop  
3.11.1808 Designed Bucephalus (32) , Frigate  
1809 Designed Decoy Class - 10 gun Cutter 
1810 Designed Salisbury Class - 50 gun Ship of the Line 
1.8.1810 Designed Impregnable (98) , Ship of the Line  
1811 Designed Bold - Modified Confounder Class - 12 gun Gun-brig 
16.3.1811 Designed Bacchante (38) , Frigate  
25.8.1811 Designed Teazer (12) , Sloop  
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 
1813 Designed Acute (12) , Brig  
11.1813 Designed Bold (12) , Gun-brig  
10.11.1813 Designed Leander (58) , Frigate  
22.11.1813 Designed Jupiter (50) , Ship of the Line  
21.5.1814 Designed Forte (38) , Frigate  
26.7.1820 Designed Trafalgar (106) , Ship of the Line  
1823 Designed Favorite Class - 18 gun Sloop 
12.1825 Designed Griper (12) , Brig  
1.1826 Designed Adder (12) , Brig  
3.3.1834 Designed Havock (12) , Brig  
1850 Designed Pelican (16) , Sloop  


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