French ship Romulus (1812)

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Fight of the Romulus against HMS Boyne and HMS Caledonia, by Vincent Courdouan (7 March 1810 -- 8 December 1893)
Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Name: Romulus
Namesake: Romulus, Warrior
Builder: Toulon
Launched: 1812
Renamed: Guerrière in 1821
Fate: broken up in 1840
General characteristics
Class and type: Téméraire class ship of the line
Displacement: 2900 tonnes
Length: 55.87 metres (172 French feet)
Beam: 14.90 metres (44' 6)
Draught: 7,26 metres (22 French feet)
Propulsion: Up to 2485 m² of sails
Complement: 3 officers + 690 men

74 guns:

  • 28 x 36 pdr (16 kg)
  • 30 x 24 pdr (11 kg)
  • 16 x 8 pdr (3.6 kg)
  • 4 x 36 pdr (16 kg) carronades

In 1821 28 x 36 pdr long guns

30 x 36 pdr carronades
Armour: Timber

The Romulus was a Téméraire class 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy.

In February 1814, under captain Rolland, she sailed from Toulon to Genoa, being part of a division under Julien Cosmao. She was engaged by three British ships of the line, notably HMS Boyne and HMS Caledonia, and managed to escape to Toulon by sailing close to the coast to avoid being surrounded.

She was eventually broken up in 1840.

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