Regulus

6139
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered20.10.1780BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down6.1781BWAS-1714
Launched10.2.1785BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.1793BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardNortham - Devon BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRoebuck ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor Thomas RaymondBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up3.1816BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 1"Imperial Feet42.6726 
Length of Keel115' 8 ⅝"Imperial Feet35.0679 
Breadth38' 0"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold16' 4"Imperial Feet4.8937 
Burthen888 7794Tons BM 

Armament


2.1793Broadside Weight = 306 Imperial Pound ( 138.771 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

8.1793Broadside Weight = 150 Imperial Pound ( 68.025 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

6.1804Broadside Weight = 486 Imperial Pound ( 220.401 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck20 British 24-Pound Carronade
Lower Gun Deck2 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

5.1808Broadside Weight = 93 Imperial Pound ( 42.1755 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck18 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1769280Design Complement

16 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.10.1790 - 22.11.1790Commander William Mitchell (1746-1816) ADM 6/24/75ADM 6/2418.1.1793 - 20.5.1793Commander James Hewett (d.1798) ADM 6/24/195BWAS-171421.5.1793 - 1.1795Captain Edward Bowater ADM 6/24/241BWAS-17141.1795 - 5.1796Captain George Oakes (d.1797)BWAS-17145.1796 - 8.1798Captain William CarthewBWAS-17148.1798 - 11.1799Captain George FowkeBWAS-171411.1799 - 1.1800Captain George EyreBWAS-17142.1800 - 2.1802Commander Thomas PresslandBWAS-17142.1802 - 7.1802Commander Nicholas KempeBWAS-17147.1802 - 1803Commander Thomas PresslandBWAS-17143.1804 - 5.1807Captain Charles Worsley Boys (1778-1809)BWAS-17148.1810 - 21.10.1810Commander John HudsonBWAS-171411.1810 - 1813Commander John TailourBWAS-171411.1813 - 1814Commander Robert Ramsay (1773-?)BWAS-17141814 - 4.1815Commander John Bartholomwe Hoar CurranBWAS-17144.1815 - 1816Commander George TruscottBWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.1799 - 1795Vice-Admiral of the White Richard Rodney Bligh (1737-1821)ref:676

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
2.1800 - 1802Midshipman Henry Belsey (1790-1855)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
10.2.1785building at Northam - Devon at a cost of £12073.9.4dBWAS-1714
16.2.1785Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
10.3.1785Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4150.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1790fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3236.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.1793Commissioned for the Channel FleetBWAS-1714
2.1793fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1795Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
5.1796Began refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
8.1796Completed refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £8729.0.0dBWAS-1714
23.10.1796Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
2.11.1796Took the Unrated San Pio (18) in the West Indies
6.4.1797Boats raided Cape Roxo, taking and burning some privateers and destroying batteriesBWAS-1714
7.7.1798Took the Privateer La Pauline (4) in the West Indies
6.1799Boats took a small privateer at Rio de la HacheBWAS-1714
10.1799Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
12.1799Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
1.1800Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1800Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £7543.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1800Sailed for EgyptBWAS-1714
1802Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
12.1803Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
3.1804RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1804Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £7543.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.1808Refitted as a Unrated Storeship
8.1808Began large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.1810Completed large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1811At LisbonBWAS-1714
1813In the MedtierraneanBWAS-1714
3.1816Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1714

 

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