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
9.1797Took the Privateer Name Unknown (6)
8.10.1800Wrecked on Honda Bank, north-west CubaBWAS-1793

 

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