Diligence

3914
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased5.2.1801BWAS-1793
ShipyardNewcastle upon Tyne - Northumberland - River Tyne BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold16.4.1812BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck99' 0"Imperial Feet30.1752 
Length of Keel80' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet24.4031 
Breadth29' 1 ½"Imperial Feet8.8519 
Burthen361 2394Tons BM 

Armament


2.1801Broadside Weight = 186 Imperial Pound ( 84.351 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck14 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.179875 BWAS-1793

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1801 - 29.4.1802CommanderRichard JonesBWAS-179329.4.1802 - 1805CommanderAlexander Robert KerrBWAS-17931805 - 7.1805CommanderJoseph Brodie (d.1816)BWAS-17938.4.1805 - 8.1805CommanderBrian HodgsonBWAS-17938.1805 - 1808CommanderThomas Holmes TidyBWAS-179310.6.1808 - 27.8.1808CommanderJohn M'KerlieNAO3.1809 - 10.1809CommanderRobert SmithBWAS-179310.1809 - 1.1810CommanderAlexander GordonBWAS-17931.1810 - 1812CommanderAbraham Lowe (1771-?)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.11.1804 - 11.1805Acting LieutenantThomas BevisNBD184916.8.1811 - 28.3.1812LieutenantThomas Bushby (d.1865)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
10.1801 - 1801MidshipmanCharles Beales (1788-1860)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
5.2.1801Mercantile Union, purchased from Randall & CoBWAS-1793
2.3.1801Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
16.3.1801Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
4.1808Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
7.1808Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
9.4.1811Took the Row Boat Unknown Danish Privateer BG
1812In Ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1793
16.4.1812Sold at ChathamBWAS-1793

 

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