Romulus

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Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.5.1776BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down7.1776BWAS-1714
Named27.8.1776BWAS-1714
Launched17.12.1777BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1.12.1777BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRoebuck ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor Henry Adams (1713-1805)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured19.2.1781BWAS-1714
BecomesFrench Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Le Romulus' (1781) (44)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 0"Imperial Feet42.672 
Length of Keel115' 8 ½"Imperial Feet35.0647 
Breadth37' 11"Imperial Feet11.2812 
Depth in Hold16' 4"Imperial Feet4.8937 
Burthen884 7694Tons BM 

Armament


17.12.1777Broadside Weight = 285 Imperial Pound ( 129.2475 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1769280Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.12.1777 - 19.2.1781Captain George Gayton (1724-1797) ADM 6/21/341BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
17.12.1777building at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire at a cost of £11078.17.8dBWAS-1714
14.2.1778Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.4.1778Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4252.8.11dBWAS-1714
14.6.1778Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
26.12.1778Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
19.2.1781Taken by L'Eveillé (64) off the Chesapeake

 

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