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Romulus

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Nominal Guns36BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.12.1781BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.1782BWAS-1714
Launched21.9.1785BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.1790BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassFlora Class (1778)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1765
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Edward GreavesBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up11.1816BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck137' 2"Imperial Feet41.759 
Length of Keel113' 0"Imperial Feet34.4424 
Breadth38' 3"Imperial Feet11.5919 
Depth in Hold13' 3 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Draught Forward9' 5 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Draught Aft13' 6 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Burthen879 3794Tons BM 

Armament


21.9.1785Broadside Weight = 345 Imperial Pound ( 156.4578 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.11.1778260Design Complement

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.5.1790 - 9.1791Captain
Thomas Lennox FrederickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1799
ADM 6/24/26
BWAS-1714
22.1.1793 - 8.1794Captain
John SuttonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1813
ADM 6/24/196
BWAS-1714
8.1794 - 2.1798Captain
George Johnstone HopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1815
BWAS-1714
5.2.1798 - 5.1798Captain
Henry HeathcoteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1847
BWAS-1714
6.1799 - 1801Commander
John CulverhouseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1802
BWAS-1714
1.1802 - 22.1.1802Lieutenant
Thomas StainesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1825
BWAS-1714
4.1803 - 1.1804Commander
Woodley LosackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1815
BWAS-1714
1.1804 - 10.4.1804Commander
Charles PellyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1812
BWAS-1714
5.1804 - 1805Commander
Thomas BurtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1816
BWAS-1714
9.1810 - 3.1812Commander
David BalgonieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1812
BWAS-1714
3.1812 - 12.1813Commander
George William Henry KnightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1815
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
11.1809 - 12.1810Lieutenant
George Hubert RyeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1847
NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
15.3.1804 - 25.8.1806Master
Alexander PyperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1808
ADM 29-1

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1794 - 8.6.1795Midshipman
Philip Bowes Vere BrokeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1830
ref:616
1795Midshipman
Isaac ShawBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1813
ADM 171/8
13.1.1797 - 12.11.1797Midshipman
The Hon. William CathcartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1804
NRS020
1800 - 11.1802Midshipman
George Charles BlakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1833
NBD1849
1804 - 1.1805Master's Mate
William AbsolonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1815
NBD1849

4 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
21.8.1796 - 13.1.1797Able Seaman
The Hon. William CathcartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1804
NRS020
2.7.1799 - 18001st Class Volunteer
George Charles BlakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1833
NBD1849
17.8.1803 - 18031st Class Volunteer
William Eardley AmielBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1816
NL1865
26.10.1803 - 1804Ordinary Seaman
William AbsolonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1815
NBD1849

1 Marine


DatesRankNameSource
1795Private
William KingstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1795
ADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
21.9.1785building at Limehouse - London at a cost of £11154.5.4dBWAS-1714
11.10.1785Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
2.5.1786Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1736.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1790Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
5.7.1790Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2333.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1791Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1793fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5512.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.4.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
14.3.1795Action off Genoa
24.5.1797Took the Brig
Nuestra Señora del Rosario (14) 1797-1797
Spanish 14 Gun
Unrated Brig
off Cadiz

1798Paid offBWAS-1714
6.1799RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1799Refitted as a 22 gun Unrated Troop Ship
6.1799Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
7.1799Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £10246.0.0dBWAS-1714
1802Paid offBWAS-1714
26.3.1803Refitted as a 32 gun Unrated Floating Battery
4.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1803Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
6.1803Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3167.0.0dBWAS-1714
1807In ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1714
6.1810Began fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
9.1810RecommissionedBWAS-1714
9.1810Refitted as a 22 gun Unrated Troop Ship
10.1810Completed fittingBWAS-1714
7.1813Refitted as a 22 gun Unrated Hospital Ship
24.7.1813Hospital ship at BermudaBWAS-1714
12.1813Paid off at BermudaBWAS-1714
11.1816Broken up at BermudaBWAS-1714

 

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