Diligent

3918
Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslySpanish Third Rate ship of the line 'Diligente' (1756) (68)
Named20.4.1780BWAS-1714
Captured16.1.1780BWAS-1714
First Commissioned20.4.1780
ShipyardReal Astillero de Esteiro - Ferrol ref:1266
Ship ClassTriunfante Class
Designed byRichard Rooth (d.1761)ref:1266
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold2.12.1784BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck175' 1"Imperial Feet53.3403 
Length of Keel147' 7"Imperial Feet44.8094 
Breadth49' 10 ½"Imperial Feet14.9479 
Depth in Hold20' 6 ½"Imperial Feet6.1087 
Burthen1,952 7094Tons BM 

Armament


4.1780Broadside Weight = 660 Imperial Pound ( 299.31 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1780560 BWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.1.1780 - 9.10.1780CaptainWilliam Peacock ADM 6/22/117
Issued by Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 24.4.1780
ADM 6/22
19.4.1780 - 25.11.1782CaptainAnthony Hunt (c.1734-1796) ADM 6/22/115BWAS-171425.11.1782 - 17.4.1783CaptainJohn Knowles (d.1801) ADM 6/22/545BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1781 - 1782Vice-AdmiralJohn Evans (1717-1794)ref:676

Service History


DateEventSource
20.4.1780Registered, named and commissioned as a receiving ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
7.5.1780Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
27.9.1780Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1782Guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
17.4.1783

Paid off

ref:871
10.6.1783Sailed to Spithead to assist in raising the Royal George (100) BWAS-1714
2.12.1784Sold at Portsmouth for £1,010BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:1266Spanish Warships in the Age of Sail 1700-1860 (Unpublished Manuscript) Book
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
ref:871ADM 52 1672-1840 Admiralty: Masters' Logs Document
 

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Posted by Howard Bartholf on Tuesday 2nd of April 2019 18:33

This is the ship that my Revolutionary War ancestor Jacobus Bartholf was held prisoner on until he was transferred to Forton Prison Gosport England in 1782

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