Romney

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Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.11.1693BWAS-1603
Launched23.10.1694BWAS-1603
First Commissioned1695B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall B028
Ship Class1694 Programme 54-GunnerB028
ConstructorSir Henry Johnson (c.1661-1719)B028
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Wrecked22.10.1707BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck130' 0 ½"Imperial Feet39.6367 
Length of Keel109' 0"Imperial Feet33.2232 
Breadth34' 4"Imperial Feet10.3886 
Depth in Hold13' 7"Imperial Feet4.0217 
Burthen683 4194Tons BM 

Armament


1694Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1693280Design Complement

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
c.15.2.1693/94 - 31.1.1698/99Captain Edmund Loades (d.1707)BWAS-16031.2.1698/99 - 5.6.1701Captain John Fletcher (d.1704/5) Transfered ADM 6/5/39BWAS-16036.6.1701 - 11.1.1704/5Captain Charles Strickland (d.1724) Transfered ADM 6/6/102BWAS-160312.1.1704/5 - 21.12.1705Captain John Smith (d.1722) Transfered ADM 6/8/134BWAS-160329.12.1705 - 6.3.1705/6Captain Salmon Morrice (d.1741) Transfered ADM 6/8/213ADM 6/87.3.1705/6 - 22.10.1707Captain William Coney (d.1707)† ADM 6/8/236BWAS-1603

13 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.7.1697 - 31.3.1699First Lieutenant Francis Neagle ADM 6/4/111ADM 6/41.4.1699 - 19.6.1701First Lieutenant Nathaniel Symonds ADM 6/5/44ADM 6/51.4.1699 - 9.5.1699Second Lieutenant Richard Hughes (1670-1756) Transfered ADM 6/5/44ADM 6/51.4.1699 - 12.5.1699Third Lieutenant Thomas Grimston (d.1724) ADM 6/5/44ADM 6/513.5.1699 - 22.6.1701Second Lieutenant Thomas Grimston (d.1724) ADM 6/5/52ADM 6/513.5.1699 - 16.2.1700/1Third Lieutenant Nicholas Gibbon (c.1661-?) Transfered ADM 6/5/51ADM 6/55.6.1699 - 4.4.1701Second Lieutenant Thomas Miles Transfered ADM 6/6/3ADM 6/623.6.1701 - 31.12.1701First Lieutenant Thomas Grimston (d.1724) ADM 6/6/105ADM 6/623.6.1701 - 31.12.1701Second Lieutenant John Napier Transfered ADM 6/6/105ADM 6/67.1.1701/2 - 6.1.1701/2Second Lieutenant Robert Eeles (d.1705) ADM 6/6/128ADM 6/618.5.1702 - 21.5.1703First Lieutenant William Ockman (c.1670-1740) ADM 6/7/36ADM 6/722.5.1703 - 6.10.1703First Lieutenant John Stephens (c.1664-1731) Transfered ADM 6/7/128ADM 6/720.2.1704/5 - 22.10.1707Second Lieutenant Edward Mansfield ADM 6/8/154ADM 6/8

5 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.10.1694 - 6.12.1698Boatswain James Montgomery TransferedADM/A6.8.1696 - 1697Gunner James Rands
Issued by Andrew Leake (d.1704), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 23.6.1697
ADM/A
4.5.1697 - 3.6.1697Cook John Collings TransferedADM/A3.6.1697 - 1697Cook John JohnsonADM/A6.12.1698 - 1698Boatswain James CrewsADM/A

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
17.5.1700 - 1700Volunteer-per-order Wheeler Fletcher ADM 6/6/17ADM 6/616.5.1706 - 22.2.1706/7Midshipman Samuel Gower ADM 107/2/267RNLPC

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1695/96Took the Privateer Le Phénix (30)
7.1697RefittingBWAS-1603
1699Guardship at ChathamBWAS-1603
1702Sailed with a Russian convoyBWAS-1603
1705In the North SeaBWAS-1603
15.12.1706Shared the capture of a 16-gun privateer at MalagaBWAS-1603
22.10.1707Wrecked on the Bishop & Clerks rocks off Isles of Scilly, all but one man drowningBWAS-1603

 

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