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Diligente

2722
Nominal Guns68ref:1266
NationalitySpain
OperatorArmada Real
Keel Laid Down16.7.1754ref:1266
Launched25.9.1756ref:1266
How acquiredPurpose builtref:1266
ShipyardReal Astillero de Esteiro - Ferrol ref:1266
Ship ClassTriunfante Classref:1266
Designed by
Richard RoothBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1750-1761
ref:1266
CategoryThird Rateref:1266
Ship TypeShip of the Line ref:1266
Sailing RigShip Riggedref:1266
Captured16.1.1780ref:1266
Becomes
British Third Rate ship of the line 'Diligent' (1780) (70) 1780-1784
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:1266
Length of Gundeck185' 0Burgos Feet51.541 (169′ 1″ Imperial)
Length of Keel162' 0Burgos Feet45.1332 (148′ 0″ Imperial)
Breadth47' 4Burgos Feet13.1075 (43′ 0″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold22' 3Burgos Feet6.164 (20′ 2″ Imperial)

Armament


25.9.1756Broadside Weight = 648 Spanish libre (699.192 lbs 297.432 kg)ref:1266
Lower Gun Deck28 Spanish 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 Spanish 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 Spanish 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle2 Spanish 2-Pound Pederoso

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
16.1.1780Capitan de navio
Antonio de Albornoz y MantillaSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780
B061

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1779 - 16.1.1780Teniente de navio
Pedro de Winthuyssen y PinedaSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1795
HNE

Service History


DateEventSource
16.1.1780Battle of Cape St. Vincent

 

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