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 Rooth (d.1761)ref:1266
CategoryThird Rateref:1266
Ship TypeShip of the Line ref:1266
Sailing RigShip Riggedref:1266
Captured16.1.1780ref:1266
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Diligent' (1780) (70)

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 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
16.1.1780Capitan de navio Antonio de Albornoz y Mantilla (1734-1795)B061

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1779 - 16.1.1780Teniente de navio Pedro de Winthuyssen y Pineda (1745-1795)HNE

Service History


DateEventSource
16.1.1780Battle of Cape St. Vincent

 

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