Roman Emperor

Nominal Guns20HCA26
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorPrivate Owners
First Commissioned11.6.1756HCA26
How acquiredPurpose builtHCA26
ShipyardThames - England - Thames, Medway and The Nore HCA26
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Bought by the Navy16.5.1757HCA26
BecomesBritish sloop 'Roman Emperor' (1757) (16)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 10"Imperial Feet27.7368 
Length of Keel57' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet17.3927 
Breadth26' 0"Imperial Feet7.9248 
Depth in Hold11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen272Tons BM 


1756/06/11 - 1757/05/16John BarkerHCA26

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
11.6.175660 HCA26

1 Commanding Officer

11.6.1756 - 16.5.1757Captain (Privateer)Robert BrineHCA26

Service History

11.6.1756Issued with a Letter of Marque as a 20 gun Privateer Ship HCA26

Notes on Ship

Letter of MarqueHCA26


Owners: John Barker and Co.

Lieutenant: David Thompson.

Gunner: John Miller.

Boatswain: William Inglish.

Carpenter: Thomas Prake.

Surgeon: John McIntosh

Cook: John Myland.

HCA 26/5/35 Folio: 49


HCA26HCA 26 1689-1809 High Court of Admiralty: Prize Court: Registers of Declarations for Letters of MarqAuthorityWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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