display_page_title = “HMS Romney”
category = “Politics”
subsection = “Mitt Romney”
Claim: A ship named the HMS Romney was once used to help enforce import duties on the British North American colonies.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, April 2012]
I was on facebook today and I saw a message directed at Teabaggers which stated:
In 1768, the British dispatched a 50-gun warship to
The name of that ship?
Origins: The Royal Navy has included, at various times, five different ships called HMS Romney, generally thought to have been named after the town of New Romney in Kent (or possibly in honor of Henry Sydney,
In 1768, the HMS Romney was dispatched to Boston Harbor at the request of commissioners tasked with enforcing the Townshend Acts, which imposed duties on colonial imports such as paper, glass, lead and tea exported from Britain in order to raise revenue for the administration of the North American colonies.
Last updated: 6 August 2012