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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) 1790-1814
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, 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) 1790-1800
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Sloop at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich
BWAS-1714
11.2.17931813Appointed Surveyor of the NavyE-WIKI
6.11.1793 Launched
Minotaur (74) 1793-1810
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich
BWAS-1793
1794/05 Designed Amazon Class (1794) - 36 gun Frigate 
1794/11/06 Designed Caledonia Class (1794) - 120 gun Ship of the Line 
1795/01/29 Designed Merlin Class (1795) - 16 gun Sloop 
1795/04/22 Designed Albatross Class (1795) - 18 gun Brig 
8.1795 Designed
Dragon (74) 1798-1850
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1842 Renamed "Fame"
, Ship of the Line
 
9.1795 Designed
Acasta (40) 1797-1821
British 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Frigate
 
9.1795 Designed
Naiad (38) 1797-1866
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Frigate
 
1796 Designed Amazon Class (1796) - 38 gun Frigate 
1796/06/27 Designed Amphion Class (1796) - 32 gun Frigate 
1796/12/20 Designed Snake Class (1796) - 18 gun Sloop 
1797 Designed Cruizer Class (1797) - 16 gun Sloop 
1797 Designed Courser Class (1797) - 12 gun Gunboat 
5.1797 Designed
Osprey (18) 1797-1813
British 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Sloop
 
1798 Designed Apollo Class (1798) - 36 gun Frigate 
11.1798 Designed
Plantagenet (74) 1801-1817
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line
 
1799 Designed Lively Class (1799) - 38 gun Frigate 
1800/01/31 Designed Repulse Class (1800) - 74 gun Ship of the Line 
5.1800 Designed
Ethalion (38) 1802-1835
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Frigate
 
1800/12 Designed Archer Class (1800) - 12 gun Gun-brig 
1.1801 Designed
Archer (12) 1801-1815
British 12 Gun
Unrated Gun-brig
, Gun-brig
 
10.1801 Designed
Euryalus (36) 1803-1860
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1859 Renamed "Africa"
, Frigate
 
23.2.1802 Designed
Impregnable (98) 1810-1906
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line
 
1804 Designed Confounder Class (1804) - 12 gun Gun-brig 
4.1804 Designed
Bulwark (74) 1807-1826
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line
 
1805/01/04 Designed Seagull Class (1805) - 16 gun Sloop 
1805/03/28 Designed Banterer Class (1805) - 22 gun Post Ship 
7.1805 Designed
Horatio (38) 1807-1865
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Frigate
 
8.1806 Designed
Bucephalus (32) 1808-1834
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Frigate
 
2.5.1808 Designed
Tuscan (16) 1808-1818
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Sloop
 
1809 Designed Decoy Class (1809) - 10 gun Cutter 
1810 Designed Salisbury Class (1810) - 50 gun Ship of the Line 
7.1810 Designed
Bacchante (38) 1811-1858
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Frigate
 
1811 Designed Bold - Modified Confounder Class (1811) - 12 gun Gun-brig 
3.1811 Designed
Forte (38) 1814-1844
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Frigate
 
8.1811 Designed
Jupiter (50) 1813-1846
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line
 
25.8.1811 Designed
Teazer (12) 1811-1815
British 12 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Sloop
 
9.1811 Designed
Creole (36) 1803-1804
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Frigate
 
1812 Designed Scamander Class (1812) - 36 gun Frigate 
1812/11/27 Designed Cyrus Class (1812) - 20 gun Post Ship 
1813 Designed Conway Class (1813) - 20 gun Post Ship 
1813 Designed
Acute (12) 1813-1864
British 12 Gun
Unrated Brig
, Brig
 
4.1813 Designed
Snapper (12) 1803-1861
British 12 Gun
Unrated Gun-brig
, Gun-brig
 
5.1813 Designed
Trafalgar (106) 1820-1906
British 106 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1825 Renamed "Camperdown"
1882 Renamed "Pitt"
, Ship of the Line
 
6.1813 Designed
Leander (58) 1813-1830
British 58 Gun
4th Rate Frigate
, Frigate
 
11.1813 Designed
Bold (12) 1813-1814
British 12 Gun
Unrated Gun-brig
, Gun-brig
 
1823 Designed Favorite Class (1823) - 18 gun Sloop 
12.1825 Designed
Griper (12) 1825-1868
British 12 Gun
Unrated Brig
, Brig
 
1.1826 Designed
Adder (12) 1826-1831
British 12 Gun
Unrated Brig
, Brig
 
3.3.1834 Designed
Havock (12) 1834-1859
British 12 Gun
Unrated Brig
, Brig
 
1850 Designed
Pelican (16) 1850-1865
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
1863 Renamed "CGWV 29"
, Sloop
 


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