Romulus

6240
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 ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorEdward GreavesBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.5.1790 - 9.1791CaptainThomas Lennox Frederick (1750-1799) ADM 6/24/26BWAS-171422.1.1793 - 8.1794CaptainJohn Sutton ADM 6/24/196BWAS-17148.1794 - 2.1798CaptainGeorge Johnstone Hope (1767-1818)BWAS-17145.2.1798 - 5.1798CaptainHenry HeathcoteBWAS-17146.1799 - 1801CommanderJohn Culverhouse (1760-1809)BWAS-17141.1802 - 22.1.1802LieutenantThomas Staines (1776-1830)BWAS-17144.1803 - 1.1804CommanderWoodley LosackBWAS-17141.1804 - 10.4.1804CommanderCharles PellyBWAS-17145.1804 - 1805CommanderThomas Burton (d.1843)BWAS-17149.1810 - 3.1812CommanderDavid BalgonieBWAS-17143.1812 - 12.1813CommanderGeorge William Henry KnightBWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
11.1809 - 12.1810LieutenantGeorge Hubert Rye (1782-1854)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
15.3.1804 - 25.8.1806MasterAlexander Pyper (d.1826)ADM29-1

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1794 - 8.6.1795MidshipmanPhilip Bowes Vere Broke (1776-1841)ref:6161795MidshipmanIsaac ShawADM 171/813.1.1797 - 12.11.1797MidshipmanThe Hon. William Cathcart (1782-1804)B1251800 - 11.1802MidshipmanGeorge Charles BlakeNBD18491804 - 1.1805Master's MateWilliam Absolon (1789-?)NBD1849

4 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
21.8.1796 - 13.1.1797Able SeamanThe Hon. William Cathcart (1782-1804)B1252.7.1799 - 18001st Class VolunteerGeorge Charles BlakeNBD184917.8.1803 - 18031st Class VolunteerWilliam Eardley Amiel (1792-1864)NL186526.10.1803 - 1804Ordinary SeamanWilliam Absolon (1789-?)NBD1849

1 Marine


DatesRankNameSource
1795PrivateWilliam KingstonADM 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) 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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
B125NRS Vol 020 - The Naval Miscellany Vol IJohn Knox Laughton EdBook
NL1865The Navy List 1865The AdmiraltyDigital Book
 

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