Diligence

3913
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.3.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1795BWAS-1793
Launched16.7.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Ship ClassDiligence ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn ParsonsBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Wrecked8.10.1800BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck95' 0 ½"Imperial Feet28.9687 
Length of Keel75' 1 ½"Imperial Feet22.8727 
Breadth28' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet8.5535 
Depth in Hold12' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet3.664 
Burthen318 4194Tons BM 

Armament


11.1795Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1795121EstablishmentBWAS-1793

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.1795 - 1.1797CommanderJohn West (1774-1862)BWAS-17931.1797 - 6.1800CommanderSir Robert Mends (d.1823)BWAS-17936.1800 - 8.10.1800CommanderCharles Bayntun Hodgson RossBWAS-1793

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1796 - 15.10.1798MasterCharles Mason White (1772-1850)ADM29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
13.12.1796 - 17.12.1800Master's MateWilliam Hill (1779-?)NAO

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1795Began building at Bursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1793
16.7.1795Completed building at Bursledon - Hampshire at a cost of £3680.0.0dBWAS-1793
26.11.1795Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
20.2.1796Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4148.0.0dBWAS-1793
16.4.1796Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
1.1797On Jamaica stationBWAS-1793
1.2.1797Took the Privateer La Fougouse (6)
3.3.1797Took the Privateer La Nativeta (16)
23.7.1797Took the Cutter Le Capitaine Thurot (2) off Christiansund
6.9.1797Took the Privateer Name Unknown (6) BWAS-1714
8.10.1800Wrecked on Honda Bank, north-west CubaBWAS-1793

 

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