There have been two HMS Romulus’ in the Royal Navy. One was captured but the French in 1781, the other was in service from 1785 until she was broken up in 1816.
Model - 42 gun frigate of HMS Romulus c.1800. Large model plank on frame hull, painted brown below waterline, then black, then pale brown above., Four anchors, Long bowsprit with female figurehead. Three masts with crows nests, full rigging, no sails. On deck, ships bell, longboat with two masts laid alongside, capstan, steering wheel, 14 brass cannons on wheeled carriages. Four sets of steps to lower deck. Painted glazing to stern cabin. 14 cannon each side on lower deck, through gun ports. Long, pivoting rudder with two restraining chains. Repaired in c.1968 by Buckler Hard Museum, Beaulieu where it was on loan until 1976. Exhibited at the 1976 Exhibition at Greenwich before being returned to Snowshill. In notebook no.6, page 28 (1340945.6) Charles Wade refers to: 'The Blue Room 151. Large Model of Frigate C,1800 Hull 5' 3". The rigging is not very accurate. Hull is planked with oak.'.
CPW item 151 Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.
Wade, 1946: Charles Paget Wade, Contents of Snowshill Manor. Volume 6 The Blue Room, 1946, Page 28