HMS Rose was a 20-gun sixth-rate ship of the Royal Navy, built in 1757. She was in service during the Seven Years' War. Afterward, she was sent to the North American station on Rhode Island and assigned the task of putting an end to the local smuggling. In July 1776, during the American Revolutionary War, the Rose played a large part in the British invasion of New York state. Rose was deliberately sunk by the British in 1779 in Savannah, Georgia, to block the channel from incoming French fleet.
HMS Asia was a 64-gun third-rate ship of the Royal Navy, launched in 1764. She participated in the American Revolutionary War as a troop transport vessel. Asia was also present at the capture of the island Martinique in March 1794. She was broken up in 1804.
Delft was a 56-gun ship of the navy of the Dutch Republic and the Batavian Republic, launched in 1783. In 1795 Delft became a part of the navy of the new Batavian Republic. On 11 October 1797 Delft took part in the Battle of Camperdown against Britain. She was captured and sunk a few days after her capture.
PS Shamrock was a paddle steamer built by Cammell Laird for London and North Western Railway in 1876. She served as a passenger transport on the route Holyhead - Greenore. She was taken out of service in 1898.
Saint-Esprit was an 80-gun ship of the French Navy, launched in 1765. She took part in the Battle of Ushant in 1778. She was renamed Scipion in 1794. She was wrecked in January 1795, during the Campaign of the Great Winter.
The Commerce de Marseille was a 118-gun ship of the French Navy, launched in 1788. She was disarmed in 1791. During the Siege of Toulon in 1793, she came under British control and was taken to Portsmouth. In 1795 she was damaged in a storm and after that remained as a hulk in the Portsmouth harbor. Commerce de Marseille was broken up in 1856.
Tolosa was a cargo ship, launched in 1920 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, US. She was sold to the United Kingdom in 1940 and renamed Empire Dominica. In November 1941, she collided with another ship and subsequently sank.
San Juan Nepomuceno was a Spanish ship launched in 1765. She was captured by the British Royal Navy during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 and renamed HMS Berwick and later HMS San Juan. She served briefly as a base hulk at Gibraltar and from 1808 as a prison ship. During the Peninsular War San Juan served as a flagship to a flotilla of gunboats based in Gibraltar. She was sold in 1816.
Borrowdale was a British merchant ship, launched in 1785. She served as a storeship of the First Fleet, a convoy of 11 ships taking settlers and convicts to establish the first European colony in Australia. After returning to England, she served as a collier. She was wrecked in 1789.
Nunobiki Maru was a Japanese steamship, built in 1874 in Greenock, Scotland. The ship was first operated by a Dutch shipping company as SS Sindoro. In 1896, she was bought by the Japanese company Mitsui Bussan. In 1899 Nunobiki Maru was used to transport weapons and ammunition to Philippines but foundered when she was near the Saddle Islands at the mouth of Yangtze River.
Argo was an iron screw steamer, built in London in 1853 for the General Screw Steam Shipping Company. She was the first steamship to circumnavigate the Earth in 1853. Argo was sold in 1857 and chartered to the Galway Line. She was wrecked at Trepassey Bay, Newfoundland on 28 June 1859.
HMS Hermione was a 32-gun fifth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy, launched in 1780. She served in the West Indies and participated in the British attack on Port-au-Prince in June 1793. On 21 September 1797, an especially bloody mutiny took place on the ship during which the captain and head officers were killed. Hermione was then handed over to the Spanish. The Spaniards took Hermione into service under the name Santa Cecilia. The British recaptured her in October 1799 and renamed her HMS Retaliation and later HMS Retribution. She served in the Royal Navy until 1805 when she was broken up.
HMS Phaeton was a 38-gun fifth rate frigate of Britain's Royal Navy, launched in 1782. At the beginning of her career, she served in the Channel. From 1799, she was transferred to the Mediterranean and participated in the blockade of Genoa. Phaeton returned to Britain in 1802 and was recommissioned for service in the Far East. In 1808, Phaeton entered Japan's Nagasaki harbor with the intent to ambush Dutch trading ships. After receiving requested supplies and learning that the Dutch ship won't be arriving that year, Phaeton left. From 1805 to 1812, Phaeton sailed in the Pacific. She was sold to be broken up in 1828.
SS Nile was an iron-hulled cargo steamship, launched in 1850. She was first operated by the Moss Line of Liverpool and from 1853 by the British and Irish Steam Packet Company. On 30 November 1854, on a voyage from Liverpool to London, Nile struck The Stones off Godrevy Head and sank.
HMS Wolverine was the former collier Rattler, launched in 1796. She was purchased by the Royal Navy in 1798 and converted to a 14-gun brig-sloop. HMS Wolverine was in active service during the French Revolutionary Wars in 1799-1801. Wolverine was sunk by a French privateer in 1804.
USS Tippecanoe was a replenishment oiler of the United States Navy, launched in 1920. She remained inactive at Mare Island until being commissioned in 1940. She operated between the west coast and the Hawaiian Islands. From 1942 she was transferred to serve between Alaska and the west coast. In 1945 she was sent to Japan to support the occupation forces. The Navy sold Tippecanoe in November 1946.
San Ildefonso was a 74-gun third-rate ship of the Spanish Navy launched in 1785. She sailed on a campaign against the French and British navies for four years. Later, she served in a convoy of Spanish galleons sailing to America from 1798 to 1802. Ildefonso took part in the Battle of Trafalgar where she was captured by the British. She was commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMS Ildefonso in 1806. She was broken up in 1816.
Willem de Eerste was a Dutch 74-gun ship, built in 1785 for the Navy of the Dutch Republic. She was incorporated in the Batavian Navy and renamed Brutus in 1795. In 1797, Brutus took part in the Battle of Camperdown. In 1806, she was renamed Braband. For two years she was part of the French navy, but she was returned to the Kingdom of the Netherlands in 1814. Braband was broken up in 1820.
SS Aleppo was a British passenger-cargo vessel, launched in 1864. Originally Aleppo was commissioned for the British and North American Royal Mail Steam Packet Co, Liverpool. From 1878 she was chartered by the Cunard Line. Aleppo was broken up in 1905.
SS City of Quebec was a passenger steamship built in Glasgow, Scotland in 1863 as Thistle. She was sold to a Canadian owner in 1868 and renamed City of Quebec. She sank in 1870 in the St. Lawrence River.
Sepulga was built for the United States Shipping Board as the replenishment oiler Fleetco in 1920. She was transferred to the Navy in October 1921 and renamed Sepulga. Most of her career she served in the Pacific, transporting fuel, general cargo, and passengers. Sepulga was sold for scrapping in 1946.
Républic française was a 32-gun frigate of the French Navy, launched in 1794. In 1795, she was renamed Renommée. She was captured by the British in 1796 and commissioned into the Royal Navy at Jamaica as HMS Renommee. She was scrapped in 1810.
SS Gainsborough was a passenger and cargo steamship, launched in 1880. She was operated by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway and was put on the route between Grimsby, England, and Hamburg, Germany. On 27 December 1883, she collided with the ship Wear and sunk in the North Sea.
The SS Caracas (1881-1889) was a coastal passenger steamship built by William Cramp & Sons in Philadelphia, serving from New York City to Venezuela. The short life of Caracas ended in 1889, when she ran aground in Yaquina Bay under the name Yaquina Bay.
Constitution, also known as Old Ironsides was launched in 1797. Still in active service, her mission today is to promote understanding of the Navy's role in war and peace through educational outreach, historical demonstration, and active participation in public events as part of the Naval History & Heritage Command.
USS Constellation is a sloop-of-war, built in 1854. She is the last sail-only warship designed and built by the United States Navy. Constellation was retired in 1954. She is now preserved as a museum ship in Baltimore, Maryland.
MS Ruahine was a passenger ship that operated in the mid-20th century, primarily for the New Zealand Shipping Company. She was built by John Brown & Company on 11 December 1950 and entered service for the New Zealand Shipping Company in May 1951.
Sirene was a 40-gun frigate of the French Navy, launched in 1795. She took part in the French expedition to Ireland in 1796. After an encounter with the British fleet in March 1808, Sirène was used as a hulk in Lorient. She was broken up in 1825.
USS Congress was a heavy frigate of the United States Navy, launched in 1799. During the Quasi War against France, Congress provided protection for merchant ships. She took part in the First Barbary War and the War of 1812. For a time she was placed in the reserve fleet and returned to service in 1815 for the Second Barbary War. From 1824, Congress served as a receiving ship until being broken up in 1834.