Romney

537
Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered29.12.1707BWAS-1603
Launched2.12.1708BWAS-1603
First Commissioned9.12.1708B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 54-GunnerB028
ConstructorEdward AllinBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild31.7.1723B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck130' 6"Imperial Feet39.6291 
Length of Keel108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Breadth35' 2"Imperial Feet10.6782 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen710 4194Tons BM 

Armament


2.12.1708Broadside 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

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.12.1708 - 24.6.1715CaptainThomas Scott (d.1725) ADM 6/10/12BWAS-160324.6.1715 - 28.2.1715/16CaptainThomas Scott (d.1725) ADM 6/12/44ADM 6/12

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.12.1708 - 22.12.1708First LieutenantJames Hart ADM 6/10/17ADM 6/109.12.1708 - 3.6.1709Second LieutenantJames Herbert (d.bef.1718) ADM 6/10/17ADM 6/1023.12.1708 - 7.10.1713First LieutenantGeorge Proctor (d.1736) ADM 6/10/17ADM 6/104.6.1709 - 1709Second LieutenantNicholas Bunce ADM 6/10/67ADM 6/103.11.1710 - 28.6.1711Second LieutenantSir Hugh Middleton (5th Baronet Middleton of Ruthin) (d.1756) ADM 6/11/79ADM 6/1129.6.1711 - 1712Second LieutenantJames Spellman ADM 6/11/229
Commission confirmed 27.10.1712
ADM 6/11

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
31.7.1710 - 14.4.1713MidshipmanHenry Gwavas ADM 107/3/8ADM107/3

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
12.5.1710 - 30.7.1710Able SeamanHenry Gwavas ADM 107/3/8ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1709In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1713Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1715Returned homeBWAS-1603
17.10.1721Foundered at Plymouth, but raisedBWAS-1603
31.7.1723Completed breaking up at Plymouth and the remains sent to Deptford to be rebuiltBWAS-1603

 

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