Diana

2810
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.6.1756BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down6.1756BWAS-1714
Launched30.8.1757BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardBatson's Yard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSouthampton Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorRobert Batson (1735-1806)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold16.5.1793BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 6"Imperial Feet37.8016 
Length of Keel103' 1 ⅛"Imperial Feet31.3976 
Breadth34' 11"Imperial Feet10.3696 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen668 5794Tons BM 

Armament


30.8.1757Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.3.1756210Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.8.1757 - 22.9.1760CaptainAlexander Schomberg (d.1804) ADM 6/18/432BWAS-171422.9.1760 - 3.2.1763CaptainWilliam Adams (1716-1763)† ADM 6/19/464
Issued by Lord Alexander Colville (7th Viscount Colville of Culross) (1717-1770)
Commission confirmed 14.2.1763
BWAS-1714
12.10.1770 - 22.1.1773CaptainRichard Onslow (1741-1817) ADM 6/20/299BWAS-171431.8.1773 - 12.1773CaptainHenry Davis (d.1776) ADM 6/20/535
Issued by Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792)
Commission confirmed 23.12.1773
BWAS-1714
10.1778 - 1780CaptainGeorge Falconer (d.1780)BWAS-17141780 - 1781CaptainHugh Seymour Conway (d.1802)BWAS-17141781CaptainSir William Chaloner Burnaby (2nd Baronet Burnaby of Broughton Hall) (1746-1794)BWAS-17141782CaptainRobert Calder (1745-1818)BWAS-17141783 - 8.1783CaptainSampson Edwards (1745-1840)BWAS-171412.1789 - 6.1792CaptainThomas Macnamara Russell (1743-1824)BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
9.1.1758 - 6.1758CommodorePhilip Durell (1707-1766) ADM 6/18/468BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
21.1.1791 - 13.3.1792LieutenantMathew Buckle (1770-1855)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
23.12.1789 - 9.6.1792MasterJohn Luckey (d.1812)ADM29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1790MidshipmanWilliam Stratford Ardesoif (d.1796)ref:719

Service History


DateEventSource
30.8.1757building at Limehouse at a cost of £6427.2.6dBWAS-1714
12.9.1757fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £4008.13.7dBWAS-1714
14.1.1758Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
14.2.1759Sailed for QuebecBWAS-1714
10.3.1760Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1.8.1762Took the Privateer La Dunkerquoise (4)
28.9.1762Took the Privateer Le Comte de Flandre (10)
1763Paid offBWAS-1714
4.1765Began repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
11.1765Completed repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £3662.4.7dBWAS-1714
10.1770RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.6.1771Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
12.1773Paid offBWAS-1714
12.1777Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
10.1778RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1779Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £11480.12.2dBWAS-1714
9.1779Sailed to the relief of GuernseyBWAS-1714
5.1780refitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
13.3.1781Sailed with Johnstone's squadronBWAS-1714
16.4.1781Battle of Porto Praya
8.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1785Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1785Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £4270.11.0dBWAS-1714
11.1789Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.1789RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1790Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £3257.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1792Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1793Sent to Mastaer at Rotherhythe for repairs, but this was found to be impracticable after the coppering was removedBWAS-1714
1.6.1793Sold at Deptford for £500BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
ref:719Ancestry.com Family History
 

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