Diamond

2808
Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.6.1812BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1813BWAS-1793
Launched16.1.1816BWAS-1793
First Commissioned5.1824BWAS-1817
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
Ship ClassLeda Class
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Burnt18.2.1827BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1817
Length of Gundeck150' 1 ½"Imperial Feet45.7327 
Length of Keel125' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet38.1191 
Breadth40' 2 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Draught Forward11' 2"Imperial Feet3.4036 
Draught Aft15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen1,076 1894Tons BM 

Armament


16.1.1816Broadside Weight = 517 Imperial Pound ( 234.4595 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1794284Design Complement
2.1824315 BWAS-1817

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
5.1824 - 1.12.1826CaptainWilliam John Napier (d.1835)BWAS-1817

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1816

Laid up at Chatham

BWAS-1817
2.1817Refitted as a 46 gun Fifth Rate Frigate B181
2.1824

Began fitting for sea.

BWAS-1817
2.1824Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
24.7.1824Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
18.2.1827Accidentally burnt at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
28.5.1827

Wreck docked for breaking up

BWAS-1817
6.1827

Wreck broken up at Portsmouth

BWAS-1817

 

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