Diamond

2805
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.12.1740BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down26.1.1742/42BWAS-1714
Launched30.10.1741BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.12.1741BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardCarter's Yard - Limehouse Hole BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 44-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor Robert Carter (d.1751)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold5.10.1756BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 0"Imperial Feet37.7952 
Length of Keel100' 3"Imperial Feet30.5562 
Breadth35' 8"Imperial Feet10.7086 
Depth in Hold14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Burthen678 3394Tons BM 

Armament


30.10.1741Broadside Weight = 222 Imperial Pound ( 100.677 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733250Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.12.1741 - 30.1.1742/43Captain Robert Pett (d.c.1775) ADM 6/16/486BWAS-17141.2.1742/43 - 3.8.1743Captain Charles Wager Purvis (c.1714-1772) ADM 6/16/142BWAS-17144.8.1743 - 18.8.1744Captain James Hodsoll (d.1754) ADM 6/17/367
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 12.7.1748
BWAS-1714
23.8.1744 - 1.6.1748Captain Robert Robinson (d.1785) ADM 3/17/363
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 15.6.1748
ADM 6/17

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.12.1741 - 11.2.1742/43First Lieutenant Philip Manning Columbine (d.1746) ADM 6/15/491ADM 6/1528.12.1741 - 2.3.1741/42Second Lieutenant Henry Bassett (c.1700-c.1749) ADM 6/15/491ADM 6/158.3.1741/42 - 4.11.1742Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Edward Molesworth (d.1746) ADM 6/16/24ADM 6/155.11.1742 - 23.8.1744Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms George Smith (d.1751) ADM 6/16/116ADM 6/1612.2.1742/43 - 20.2.1742/43Second Lieutenant Henry Prettie (1708-1768) ADM 6/16/149ADM 6/1614.8.1746 - 8.8.1747Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Dunton (c.1715-c.1748) ADM 3/17/360
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 2.6.1748
ADM 6/17
8.8.1747 - 1.6.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms William Ernle (c.1720-?) ADM 3/17/363
Issued by The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 13.6.1748
ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
30.10.1741building at Limehouse - London at a cost of £6949.10.0dBWAS-1714
30.10.1741Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
17.2.1741/42Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4287.15.9dBWAS-1714
10.2.1742/43Battle of Toulon
1744In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1.6.1748Paid offADM 51
8.1748Surveyed but not repairedBWAS-1714
15.9.1756Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
5.10.1756Sold for £1,000BWAS-1714

 

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