HMS Romulus

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Two ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Romulus, after Romulus, one of the founders of Rome in Roman mythology:

  • HMS Romulus was a 44-gun fifth rate launched in 1777 and captured by the French in 1781.
  • HMS Romulus was a 36-gun fifth rate launched in 1785. She was used as a troop ship from 1799, was on harbour service from 1813 and was broken up in 1816. Because Romulus served in the navy's Egyptian campaign (8 March to 2 September 1801), her officers and crew qualified for the clasp "Egypt" to the Naval General Service Medal, which the Admiralty issued in 1847 to all surviving claimants.[1]

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Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) [1969]. Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.