Roman Emperor

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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Merchant ship 'Roman Emperor' (1749) (20)
Purchased16.5.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned15.6.1757BWAS-1714
ShipyardThames - England - Thames, Medway and The Nore HCA26
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold16.6.1763BWAS-1714

Dimensions


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 

Armament


6.1757Broadside Weight = 51 Imperial Pound ( 23.1288 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

5.1758Broadside Weight = 26 Imperial Pound ( 11.7912 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.6.1757 - 20.4.1758CommanderWilliam Newson (c.1717-1787) ADM 6/18/410BWAS-17143.5.1758 - 18.5.1759CommanderWilliam Newson (c.1717-1787) ADM 6/18/508ADM 6/187.4.1762 - 23.2.1763CommanderWilliam Locker (1731-1800) ADM 6/19/396BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
16.5.1757Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £1600.0.0dBWAS-1714
16.5.1757Began fitting at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
4.7.1757Completed fitting at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
4.7.1757fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1816.18.6dBWAS-1714
4.1758Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Fireship
4.1758Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
20.4.1758

Paid off

BWAS-1714
5.1758RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1758Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £348.4.7dBWAS-1714
9.1758fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
19.10.1758Sailed with Keppel's squadronBWAS-1714
29.12.1758Capture of GoreeBWAS-1714
29.12.1758Capture of Goree
18.5.1759

Paid off

BWAS-1714
4.1762RecommissionedBWAS-1714
23.2.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.5.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
16.6.1763Sold at Deptford for £1,500BWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
16.10.1758-1.3.1759Expedition against Île de GoréeAugustus Keppel (1725-1786) 

Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1714
Former mercantile built in 1749

 

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