Diamond

2806
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.12.1770BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down5.1771BWAS-1714
Launched28.5.1774BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.1776BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardCharlestown - Kingston upon Hull - The Humber BWAS-1714
Ship ClassLowestoffe Class - 32 gunsBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorHugh Blaydes (1686-?)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold30.12.1784BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck130' 6"Imperial Feet39.6291 
Length of Keel108' 5"Imperial Feet32.9343 
Breadth35' 1"Imperial Feet10.6731 
Depth in Hold12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Draught Forward10' 1 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Draught Aft12' 4 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen709 7694Tons BM 

Armament


28.5.1774Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
24.4.1760220Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.2.1776 - 14.11.1778CaptainCharles Fielding (1738-1783) ADM 6/21/160BWAS-171424.11.1778 - 9.1.1779CaptainAlexander Graeme (1741-1818) ADM 6/21/559
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 25.5.1779
BWAS-1714
9.1.1779 - 15.11.1779CaptainJohn Linzee (d.1799) ADM 6/22/62
Issued by John Byron (1723-1786), North America
Commission confirmed 7.12.1779
BWAS-1714
9.12.1779 - 1.11.1781CaptainWilliam Forster (c.1724-1780) ADM 6/22/63BWAS-17141.11.1781 - 11.3.1782CaptainChristopher Parker (1752-1804)BWAS-171411.3.1782 - 5.10.1782CaptainJohn Thomas (d.1810)BWAS-17145.10.1782 - 24.8.1783CaptainBartholomew Samuel Rowley (1763-1811) ADM 6/23/156
Issued by Joshua Rowley (1734-1790), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 27.10.1783
BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.2.1776 - 4.5.1776Second LieutenantJohn Thomas Duckworth (1748-1817) ADM 6/21/160ADM 6/214.5.1776 - 15.11.1779First LieutenantJohn Thomas Duckworth (1748-1817) ADM 6/21/185ADM 6/21

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
28.3.1776 - 1.3.1778MidshipmanCharles John Moore Mansfield (1760-1813)HMS011.3.1778 - 25.11.1778Master's MateCharles John Moore Mansfield (1760-1813)HMS01

Service History


DateEventSource
20.7.1773Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
28.5.1774building at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber at a cost of £11506.9.1dBWAS-1714
2.1776Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
5.1776Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4169.8.6dBWAS-1714
14.3.1777Ran ashore and burnt the galley Spitfire (1) BWAS-1714
17.9.1777Took the Privateer Buckskin
28.3.1778Took the Privateer Virtuous Orphan
13.12.1778Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
11.1779RecommissionedBWAS-1714
15.11.1779

Paid off

BWAS-1714
13.4.1780Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
19.9.1781Took the Privateer Le Marquis de Castries
24.8.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
30.12.1784Sold at Plymouth for £405BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
HMS01HMS MinotaurVariousWeb Site
 

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