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Diamond

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Nominal Guns42BWAS-1603
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
Ordered6.1651BWAS-1603
Launched15.3.1651/52B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Constructor
Peter PettBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1610-1672
BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Captured20.9.1693B028
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck127' 6"Imperial Feet38.7152 
Length of Keel105' 6"Imperial Feet32.0345 
Breadth31' 3"Imperial Feet9.525 
Depth in Hold15' 7 ½"Imperial Feet4.5847 
Burthen548 194Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDB002
Length of Keel127' 6"Imperial Feet38.7152 
Breadth31' 6"Imperial Feet9.6012 
Burthen547Tons BM 

Armament


1666Broadside Weight = 304.5 Imperial Pound ( 138.0909 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Gun Deck20 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck6 British Saker

1677Broadside Weight = 313.5 Imperial Pound ( 142.1724 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck6 British Saker

1685Broadside Weight = 247.5 Imperial Pound ( 112.2414 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck6 British Saker

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1651/52150 BWAS-1603
1653180 BWAS-1603
1660140 BWAS-1603
1666180 BWAS-1603
1.1.1679/80Home: 230 Abroad: 200 Peacetime: 150ADM 8/1/113ADM8-DB
1685230 BWAS-1603

21 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1652 - 3.1652/53Captain
Roger MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1644-1654
BWAS-1603
3.1652/53 - 1655Captain
John HarmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1646-1673
BWAS-1603
1656 - 1657Captain
John LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1672
BWAS-1603
23.10.1660 - 26.5.1662Captain
Richard WhiteingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1662
B051
7.11.1664 - 13.4.1665Captain
John GoldingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1652-1665
BWAS-1603
17.4.1665 - 16.9.1668Captain
John KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651-1668
BWAS-1603
18.5.1671 - 1.1.1671/72Captain
John HolmesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1667-1673
B051
3.2.1671/72 - 3.3.1671/72Captain
Levy GreenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1672
B051
6.3.1671/72 - 10.6.1672Captain
Thomas FoulisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1673
BWAS-1603
13.6.1672 - 5.4.1673Captain
George CanningBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1668-1677
BWAS-1603
7.4.1673 - 8.3.1674/75Captain
John ShelleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1678
BWAS-1603
9.2.1673/74 - 14.6.1674Captain
Robert RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1748
B051
15.6.1674 - 11.7.1675Captain
Richard GriffithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1678
BWAS-1603
4.4.1677 - 31.12.1679Captain
John WoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1643-1690
BWAS-1603
27.3.1680 - 16.4.1680Captain
James StoreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1678
B051
17.4.1680 - 2.1.1681/82Captain
Richard DickensonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1667-1690
BWAS-1603
29.1.1681/82 - 3.1691/92Captain
Christopher MaundBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1682-1692
BWAS-1603
22.4.1682 - 19.11.1685Captain
Daniel JonesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1693
BWAS-1603
30.8.1688 - bef.23.11.1689Captain
Benjamin WaltersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1693
Transfered
BWAS-1603
22.7.1691 - 28.1.1691/92Captain
Richard CottonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1697
BWAS-1603
3.9.1693 - 20.9.1693Captain
Henry WickhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1693
BWAS-1603

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1664 - 18.4.1665Lieutenant
William DaviesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1689
B051
1671 - 4.1672Lieutenant
Joseph HarrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1676
B051
bef.1.5.1677 - aft.21.5.1677Lieutenant
Bulstrode WhitlockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1676-1677
ADM 8/1/83
ADM8

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1680 - 14.9.1680Master
Walter BarnabyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1680-1693
ADM 1/5253
4.10.1692 - 12.3.1694Boatswain
Robert HemmensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1694
ADM 107/1/64
ADM 107/1

4 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
21.3.1684/85 - 2.10.1686Able Seaman
John StephensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1681-1718
Transfered ADM 107/1/86
ADM 107/1
11.10.1689 - 27.12.1689Able Seaman
Henry RobbinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1704
ADM 107/1/82
ADM 107/1
9.1691 - 1692Volunteer
Edward ActonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1707
ODNB
1693 - 20.9.1693Volunteer
Paul de BrisachFrench
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1693
ref:801

Service History


DateEventSource
28.9.1652Battle of Kentish Knock
1653In the Channel for the winter of 1653/54BWAS-1603
18.2.1652/53Battle of Portland
3.1652/53Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4360.0.0dBWAS-1603
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
31.7.1653Battle of Scheveningen
1654In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
13.4.1665Action of 1665-04-13
16.4.1665Took the Yacht
Windhond (18) 1649-1665
Dutch 18 Gun
5th Rate Yacht

3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1666Rerated as a 46 gunner
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
25.12.1666Action of 1666-12-25
1671In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
13.3.1671/72Battle of Smyrna Convoy
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
31.8.1673

Pay record starting 1.11.1671 for a period of 21 months, 3 weeks & 5 days for a value of £7,370.0.0d. ADM 8/1/6

ADM8-DB
28.9.1673At Woolwich ADM8-DB
1674In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1677Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1677Rerated as a 48 gunner
1680Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1682Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1684Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1603
1.5.1689Battle of Bantry Bay
1691Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
22.2.1691/92Action of 1692-02-22
20.9.1693Capture of the Diamond
20.9.1693

Captured by the French, for which captain Henry Wickman was imprisoned.

BWAS-1603
20.9.1693Taken by
Le Grénadan (28) 1689-1689
French 28 Gun
Privateer
in the West Indies
ref:681
20.9.1693Taken by
Le Phélipeaux (44) 1693-1701
French 44 Gun
Privateer Frigate
ref:692
20.9.1693Taken by
Le Prudent (44) 1692-1694
French 44 Gun
Privateer
ref:695
20.9.1693Taken by
Le Pélican (50) 1693-1697
French 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
ref:695


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659
Edward MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1656-1672
 

Notes on Ship



Captain John Golding was killed in action with a Dutch 32 gun ship, which was taken

 

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