Diamond

2804
Nominal Guns42B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Named11.10.1708BWAS-1603
Launched12.10.1708BWAS-1603
First Commissioned11.10.1708B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardBlackwall - London B028
ConstructorWilliam JohnsonBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild3.1720/21B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck117' 2 ½"Imperial Feet35.6743 
Length of Keel96' 6 ½"Imperial Feet29.2735 
Breadth32' 4"Imperial Feet9.8044 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen536 8094Tons BM 

Armament


12.10.1708Broadside Weight = 153 Imperial Pound ( 69.3855 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck18 British 9-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

1714Broadside Weight = 150 Imperial Pound ( 68.025 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1706190Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.10.1708 - 22.12.1710CaptainGeorge Ramsay (d.1717) ADM 6/9/188BWAS-160323.12.1710 - 5.1713CaptainTobias Lisle (d.1719) ADM 6/11/88BWAS-16037.2.1714/15 - 30.7.1716CaptainJohn Balchen (1669/70-1744) ADM 6/12/25ADM 6/1231.7.1716 - 10.6.1720CaptainThomas Jacobs (c.1672-1748/49) ADM 6/12/75BWAS-1603

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.10.1708 - 28.6.1709LieutenantDandy Kidd (d.1740/41) ADM 6/9/188ADM 6/929.6.1709 - 4.7.1709LieutenantJames Rosse ADM 6/10/73ADM 6/105.7.1709 - 26.1.1709/10LieutenantDalby Thomas ADM 6/10/74ADM 6/104.5.1711 - 7.2.1714/15LieutenantSamuel Luck ADM 6/11/230
Commission confirmed 10.11.1712
ADM 6/11
8.2.1714/15 - 20.5.1716LieutenantWilliam Ogilvie ADM 6/12/26ADM 6/1221.5.1716 - 6.3.1718/19First LieutenantEdward Reddish (d.1736) ADM 6/12/70ADM 6/1221.5.1716 - 19.5.1718Second LieutenantTimothy Bridge (d.1737) ADM 6/12/70ADM 6/1220.5.1718 - bef.10.6.1720Second LieutenantRupert Waring (d.1753) ADM 6/12/204
Commission confirmed 30.5.1720
ADM 6/12

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
28.10.1718 - 10.6.1720Midshipman ExtraPalmes Bravel (d.c.1727) ADM 6/12/142ADM 6/12

Service History


DateEventSource
9.9.1708Purchased from her builder whilst still on the stocks
12.10.1708Established as a 42-gun Fifth RateBWAS-1603
10.5.1709Took the Privateer Le René In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1710In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1603
1711

With Walker's squadron in Jamaica

BWAS-1603
1712Returned HomeBWAS-1603
5.1713Paid offBWAS-1603
7.2.1714/15

Recommissioned, then sailed for Jamaica

BWAS-1603
1716In the North SeaBWAS-1603
1717Sailed for Jamaica on anti-piracy dutiesBWAS-1603
10.6.1720

Paid off

BWAS-1603
3.1720/21Broken up at Detford to be rebuiltBWAS-1603

 

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