French ship Romulus (1812)

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Fight of the Romulus against HMS Boyne and HMS Caledonia, by Vincent Courdouan (1848)
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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
  • 2966 tonnes
  • 5260 tonnes fully loaded
Length: 55.87 metres (183.3 ft) (172 pied)
Beam: 14.90 metres (48 ft 11 in)
Draught: 7.26 metres (23.8 ft) (22 pied)
Propulsion: Up to 2,485 m2 (26,750 sq ft) of sails
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. On 13, 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.

By 1821, she had been razéed into a frigate, and renamed Guerrière.[1] She was captained by Commander Jean-Léon Émeric.

She was eventually broken up in 1840.

Painting of the action of 13 February 1814, by Pierre-Julien Gilbert 


  1. ^ Fond Marine, t. 2, p. 544

External links[edit]

  • Fonds Marine. Campagnes (opérations ; divisions et stations navales ; missions diverses). Inventaire de la sous-série Marine BB4. Tome deuxième : BB4 1 à 482 (1790-1826) [1]