La Diligente

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Nominal Guns26NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate east indiaman 'La Diligente' (1756) (26)
Purchased4.1761NNF-1715
ShipyardLorient - Brittany NNF-1715
Constructor Joseph-Louis OllivierNNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1715
National RateCinquième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Wrecked1.1782NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck122'French Feet (Pied du Roi)39.6281 (130′ 0″ Imperial)
Length of Keel106'French Feet (Pied du Roi)34.4559 (113′ 0″ Imperial)
Breadth31' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.2853 (33′ 8″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold16'French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.2239 (17′ 1″ Imperial)
Burthen470Ton 

Armament


4.1761Broadside Weight = 116 French Livre (125.1872 lbs 56.782 kg)NNF-1715
Upper Gun Deck26 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1761200 NNF-1715

Service History


DateEventSource
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
7.7.1779

After the capture of Grenada, d'Estaing chose du Chilleau to bring the news of his victory to Versailles, and ferry the captured governor, George Macartney , to be imprisoned at Limoges.

E-WIKI
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
4.1781-1781Division Le Saige Jacques-Aime Le Saige (Chevalier de la Villebrune) 
 

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