Le Diamant

2247
Nominal Guns50NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1.1730NNF-1715
Launched4.9.1733NNF-1715
First Commissioned5.1734
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon NNF-1715
Designed byFrançois Coulomb (1653/54-1716/17)NNF-1715
ConstructorFrançois Coulomb (1653/54-1716/17)NNF-1715
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1715
National RateTroisième Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured3.5.1747NNF-1715
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Isis' (1747) (50)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck142' 3"Imperial Feet43.2834 
Length of Keel117' 3"Imperial Feet35.6661 
Breadth40' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet12.1984 
Depth in Hold17' 2"Imperial Feet5.1889 
Burthen1,013 4994Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck136' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)44.1773 (144′ 11″ Imperial)
Length of Keel113' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)36.7149 (120′ 5″ Imperial)
Breadth37'French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.0447 (39′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5448 (18′ 2″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold830Ton 

Armament


5.1734Broadside Weight = 320 French Livre (345.344 lbs 156.64 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck24 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.17343599 officers, 350 menNNF-1715

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
28.4.1735 - 1.3.1735/36Garde de la MarineAntoine de Marges de Saint-Victoret (1712-1788)ref:672

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1.1740/41Action of 1741-01-07
11.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
3.5.17471st Battle of Cape Finisterre


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:672Le Comité des travaux historiques et scientifiques Web Site
 

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