HMS Romney (1708)

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Name: HMS Romney
Builder: Allin, Deptford Dockyard
Launched: 2 December 1708
Fate: Sold, 1757
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 1706 Establishment 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 710
Length: 130 ft (39.6 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 35 ft (10.7 m)
Depth of hold: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 50 guns:
  • Gundeck: 22 × 18 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 22 × 9 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs
General characteristics after 1726 rebuild[2]
Class and type: 1719 Establishment 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 756
Length: 134 ft (40.8 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 36 ft (11.0 m)
Depth of hold: 15 ft 2 in (4.6 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 50 guns:
  • Gundeck: 22 × 18 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 22 × 9 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs

HMS Romney was a 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built by Sir Joseph Allin to the 1706 Establishment at Deptford Dockyard, and launched on 2 December 1708.[1]

On 11 June 1723 orders were issued for Romney to be taken to pieces and rebuilt at Deptford according to the 1719 Establishment, and she was relaunched on 17 October 1726.[2]

Romney was sold out of the navy in 1757.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p168.
  2. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p170.

References[edit]

  • Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.