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ROMNEY (50) 4th rate Built in 1708, Deptford DY.
Sold in 1757.

  • 1780 Capt. Roddam HOME.
    Captured the French frigate ARTOIS (40), off Finisterre on 1 July.
    On 5 July she captured the PERLE (18) after the enemy fired one broadside and then struck.
  • 1793 Capt. William DONNETT, with the flag of Rear Ad. GOODALL.
    Later Capt. William PAGET with Lord HOOD's fleet at Toulon in December.
    On 17 June 1794 she took the French frigate SYBILLE (40), at Miconi.
    Naval medals were awarded to the survivors of this action in 1847.
  • 1795 Capt. H INMAN, Feb. 1795.
    SOTHERON, Jun. 1795, with flag of Rear Ad. Sir James WALLACE, Newfoundland.
  • 1797 Capt. FRASER, Jun. 1797, Capt. BLIGH, Jul. 1797 with flag of Vice Ad. WALDEGRAVE.
  • 1798 Capt. LAWFORD, March/1798.
  • 1799 re-fitting at Sheerness.
  • 1799 ROMNEY took part in the attack on Helder in August 1799. She accompanied Vice Ad. DICKSON to Copenhagen in the summer of 1800.
    In November 1800 she was forced to cut away her main and mizzen-masts during a gale off Margate.
    On 5 December under Capt. Sir Home POPHAM she sailed from Sheerness with a small squadron, armed en flute, to convoy troops to the Red Sea where they were to link up with General Baird's army from India.
    ROMNEY called at St. Helena, the Cape and the Comora Islands. She surveyed part of the Red Sea and Sir Home POPHAM undertook a dangerous political mission to the Arab States. She arrived in Bombay in November 1802.
  • 1803 Ditto, Chatham.
  • 1804 Capt. Hon. John COLVILLE. She was run aground on the Haaks near the Texel on 19 November 1804, the crew were saved.

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