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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1695 - 31.1.1698/99CaptainEdmund Loades (d.1707)BWAS-16031.2.1698/99 - 5.6.1701CaptainJohn Fletcher (d.1704/5) ADM 6/5/39BWAS-16036.6.1701 - 11.1.1704/5CaptainCharles Strickland (d.1724) ADM 6/6/102BWAS-160312.1.1704/5 - 21.12.1705CaptainJohn Smith (d.1722) ADM 6/8/134BWAS-160329.12.1705 - 6.3.1705/6CaptainSalmon Morrice (d.1741) ADM 6/8/213ADM 6/87.3.1705/6 - 22.10.1707CaptainWilliam Coney (d.1707)† ADM 6/8/236BWAS-1603

13 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.7.1697 - 31.3.1699First LieutenantFrancis Neagle ADM 6/4/111ADM 6/41.4.1699 - 22.6.1701First LieutenantNathaniel Symonds ADM 6/5/44ADM 6/51.4.1699 - 9.5.1699Second LieutenantRichard Hughes (1670-1756) ADM 6/5/44ADM 6/51.4.1699 - 12.5.1699Third LieutenantThomas Grimston ADM 6/5/44ADM 6/513.5.1699 - 22.6.1701Second LieutenantThomas Grimston ADM 6/5/52ADM 6/513.5.1699 - 16.2.1700/1Third LieutenantNicholas Gibbon (c.1661-?) ADM 6/5/51ADM 6/55.6.1699 - 4.4.1701Second LieutenantThomas Miles ADM 6/6/3ADM 6/623.6.1701 - 31.12.1701First LieutenantThomas Grimston ADM 6/6/105ADM 6/623.6.1701 - 31.12.1701Second LieutenantJohn Napier ADM 6/6/105ADM 6/67.1.1701/2 - 28.11.1701Second LieutenantRobert Eeles (d.1705) ADM 6/6/128ADM 6/618.5.1702 - 21.5.1703First LieutenantWilliam Ockman (c.1670-1740) ADM 6/7/36ADM 6/722.5.1703 - 6.10.1703First LieutenantJohn Stephens (c.1664-1731) ADM 6/7/128ADM 6/720.2.1704/5 - 30.10.1707Second LieutenantEdward Mansfield ADM 6/8/154ADM 6/8

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
17.5.1700 - 1700Volunteer-per-orderWheeler Fletcher ADM 6/6/17ADM 6/621.4.1706 - 23.2.1706/7MidshipmanSamuel 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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
ADM 6/8ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrent Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive
ADM 6/4ADM 6/4 Commission and Warrent Book 1696 25 May-1698 20 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/5ADM 6/5 Commission and Warrent Book 1698 28 Jan.-1699 1 June Archive
ADM 6/6ADM 6/6 Commission and Warrent Book 1699 2 June-1702 26 Jan Archive
ADM 6/7ADM 6/7 Commission and Warrent Book 1702 28 Jan.-1703 6 July Archive
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
 

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