Diana

2812
Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.3.1793BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1793BWAS-1793
Launched3.3.1794BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArtois Class
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold7.3.1815BWAS-1793
BecomesDutch Fourth Rate frigate 'Diana' (1815) (46)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck146' 3"Imperial Feet44.5025 
Length of Keel121' 8 ½"Imperial Feet36.8935 
Breadth39' 3 ½"Imperial Feet11.8999 
Depth in Hold13' 9"Imperial Feet4.0386 
Burthen999 4394Tons BM 

Armament


3.3.1794Broadside Weight = 494 Imperial Pound ( 224.029 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.3.1793270Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.4.1794 - 1798CaptainJonathon Faulknor (d.1809) ADM 6/25/28BWAS-17933.1799 - 1800CaptainAlexander Fraser (d.1829)BWAS-17931800 - 10.1801CaptainJohn Poo Beresford (1767-1844)BWAS-179310.1801 - 11.1807CaptainThomas James MalingBWAS-179311.1807 - 1811CaptainCharles Grant (1770-1824)BWAS-17931811 - 1812CaptainWilliam FerrisBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1806First LieutenantJohn CampbellNBD18499.5.1806 - 6.10.1806LieutenantJames John Gordon Bremer (1786-1850)NBD1849

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1.12.1807 - 20.1.1809MasterJames Sutherland (d.1814)ADM29-15.3.1809 - 19.5.1809MasterJames Sutherland (d.1814)ADM29-11814MasterJames Sutherland (d.1814)PROB11

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
15.2.1796 - 3.17981st Class VolunteerJames CrookeNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
3.3.1794Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
6.6.1794Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £8203.0.0dBWAS-1793
23.8.1794Destruction of the Volontaire
28.8.1796Took the Privateer L'Indemnité (14) on the Irish Coast
12.9.1797Took the Privateer Lugger Le Neptune (12)
10.1797Took the Privateer Le Flibustier (4) on the Irish Station
5.12.1797Took the Privateer La Mouche (16)
17.5.1799Took the Privateer La Medie (10) in the West Indies
6.9.1799Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
13.7.1800Took the Privateer L'Industriel (6) in the West Indies
1802In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1803On the Home StationBWAS-1793
7.12.1804Took the Fifth Rate Corvette Diligencia (22) off Attavela
1805At JamaicaBWAS-1793
1806In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
18.2.1807Took the Privateer La Charlotte (14) in Home Waters
26.5.1807Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1793
11.1807Returned homeBWAS-1793
12.3.1809Sailed for South AmericaBWAS-1793
1810On the Home StationBWAS-1793
13.11.1810Actions at La Hougue
1811On the Home StationBWAS-1793
24.8.1811Action in the Gironde
1812In Ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1793
3.1813Began large repair at Turnchapel - Plymouth BWAS-1793
9.1814Completed large repair at Turnchapel - Plymouth BWAS-1793
9.1814Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
7.3.1815Sold to the Dutch Navy or £36,796BWAS-1793
5.1815Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793


Notes on Ship



Sold to the Dutch Navy

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
PROB11England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 Archive
 

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