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Diamond -> 1868 Joseph Straker

Nominal Guns28B181
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down7.1846B181
How acquiredPurpose builtB181
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard - Sheerness B181
Ship ClassDiamond Class
Designed by
Sir William SymondsBritish
Ship Builder
CategorySixth RateB181
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck140' 0"Imperial Feet42.672 
Length of Keel113' 9 ¾"Imperial Feet34.4615 
Breadth41' 8"Imperial Feet12.7 
Breadth (oa)42' 0"Imperial Feet12.8016 
Depth in Hold11' 1"Imperial Feet3.3782 
Burthen1,051 194Tons BM 


29.8.1848Broadside Weight = 484 Imperial Pound ( 219.494 kg)B181
Upper Gun Deck20 British 32-Pounder
Quarterdeck1 British 68-Pound Shell Gun
Quarterdeck4 British 32-Pounder
Forecastle1 British 68-Pound Shell Gun
Forecastle2 British 32-Pounder

Service History

4.1866Refitted as a Unrated Training Ship B181
13.1.1868Renamed Joseph StrakerB181


B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon, Book

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