HMS Janus (1778)

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History
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Name: HMS Janus
Ordered: 24 July 1776
Builder: Robert Batson, Limehouse
Laid down: 9 August 1776
Launched: 14 May 1778
Completed: By 11 August 1778
Renamed: Dromedary on 3 March 1788
Reclassified: 24-gun storeship in 1787
Fate: Wrecked on 10 August 1800
General characteristics
Class and type: Roebuck-class fifth rate
Tons burthen: 883 8094 (bm)
Length:
  • 140 ft 12 in (42.7 m) (gundeck)
  • 115 ft 10 in (35.3 m) (keel)
Beam: 37 ft 10 12 in (11.5 m)
Depth of hold: 16 ft 4 in (5.0 m)
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Complement: 300
Armament:
  • As fifth rate 44 guns:
  • Lower gundeck: 20 × 18-pounder guns
  • Upper gundeck: 22 × 9-pounder guns
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6-pounder guns
  • As storeship 24 guns
  • Upper gundeck: 22 × 9-pounder guns
  • Quarterdeck: 8 × 6-pounder guns

HMS Janus was a 44-gun Roebuck-class fifth rate of the Royal Navy.

History[edit]

From May 1780 she was under the command of Captain Horatio Nelson, though he was superseded by September that year.[1]

In 1793 she was under the command of Captain Sandford Tatham[2]

Loss[edit]

HMS Dromedary was wrecked on the Parasol Rocks, Trinidad on 10 August 1800. Her entire complement survived.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cuthbert Collingwood, 1748-1810, Royal Museums Greenwich
  2. ^ Will of William John Treen otherwise Sparks dated 6 June 1793 and witnessed by the Captain
  3. ^ "LOSS OF THE DROMEDARY". Caledonian Mercury (12359). 1 December 1800.