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Diligence

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Nominal Guns12DANFS
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorUnited States Navy
Hired1798DANFS
ShipyardPhiladelphia - Pennsylvania DANFS
CategoryUnratedDANFS
Ship TypeCutter DANFS
Transfered6.1799DANFS

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDANFS
Length of Gundeck58' 0"Imperial Feet17.6784 
Breadth20' 0"Imperial Feet6.096 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen197Tons BM 

Armament


1798Broadside Weight = 36 Imperial Pound ( 16.326 kg)DANFS
Gun Deck12 American 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
179850 DANFS


Notes on Ship


Full entryDANFS
Diligence was built at Philadelphia, Pa., in 1797 for the Revenue Cutter Service. Her commanding officer was Captain John Brown, USRCS. She was transferred to the Navy Department in 1798 under authority of an act providing for a naval armament approved by Congress 1 July 1797.

In September 1798 Diligence sailed from Philadelphia for Wilmington, N.C., and Savannah, Ga., with arms for the protection of the southern coast. After completing the delivery she cruised for a time along the North Carolina and Virginia coasts. On 15 December she was transferred to Prince Ruperts Bay, Dominica, to rendezvous with Commodore John Barry in frigate United States, from whom she would receive further orders. Diligence performed convoy duty out of that bay until 15 April 1799 when she returned to Wilmington, N.C. Since her small size handicapped her for full naval service, she was returned to the Treasury Department 4 June 1799.


 

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