Romney

6237
Nominal Guns50BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.5.1811BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1811BWAS-1793
Launched24.2.1815BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardFrindsbury - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassSalisbury ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn PelhamBWAS-1793
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold15.12.1845BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck154' 9"Imperial Feet46.9434 
Length of Keel127' 8 ⅛"Imperial Feet38.7128 
Breadth42' 6"Imperial Feet12.8778 
Depth in Hold17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Burthen1,226 6494Tons BM 

Armament


24.2.1815Broadside Weight = 534 Imperial Pound ( 242.169 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1810350Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1815 - 12.1815CaptainJohn MackellarBWAS-17931823 - 11.1833MasterRichard BrowneBWAS-17937.1824 - 12.1824CaptainWilliam James MingayBWAS-179312.1824 - 10.1827CaptainNicholas Lockyer (1781-1847)BWAS-179311.1833 - 1834MasterJames WoodBWAS-179318.5.1837 - 8.1839LieutenantCharles JenkinBWAS-17938.1839 - 6.1842LieutenantCharles Hawkins (1787-?)BWAS-179327.8.1841 - 28.12.1841LieutenantJohn Oldenshaw Bathurst (1817-?)NBD184913.11.1841 - 18.6.1842LieutenantAugustus John Burton (1818-?)NBD18496.1842 - 1845LieutenantRobert John le Mesurier McClureBWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1815 - 12.1815LieutenantRichard BartonNBD184924.7.1824 - 30.4.1827LieutenantIsaac Avarne (d.1845)NBD18498.10.1824 - 4.12.1826LieutenantWilliam TurnerNBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
9.1815 - 1816MidshipmanRobert Augustus Bradshaw (1800-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1815Laid up incomplete at ChathamBWAS-1793
12.1819Roofed overBWAS-1793
7.1820fitting for sea at Unknown at a cost of £6680.0.0dBWAS-1793
7.1820Began fitting as a Troopship at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
1822Refitted as a 30 gun Fifth Rate Troop Ship
5.1822Completed fitting as a Troopship at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £5476.0.0dBWAS-1793
7.1824Commissioned, but never sailedBWAS-1793
7.1824Began fitting for sea at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
8.1824Completed fitting for sea at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1535.0.0dBWAS-1793
1825Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
6.1.1825Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2414.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.1827Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
10.1827Paid offBWAS-1793
1.1832Began fitting as a Troopship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
4.1832Completed fitting as a Troopship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £12151.0.0dBWAS-1793
1837Receiving ship for freed slaves at HavannaBWAS-1793
2.1837Began fitting as a Receiving Ship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
6.1837Completed fitting as a Receiving Ship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5544.0.0dBWAS-1793
15.12.1845Sold at JamaicaBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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