HMS Diadem (1782)
|Ordered:||5 December 1777|
|Laid down:||2 November 1778|
|Launched:||19 December 1782|
Participated in Battle of Cape St Vincent
|Fate:||Broken up at Plymouth, September 1832|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Intrepid-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1375½ bm|
|Length:||159 ft 10 in (48.72 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||44 ft 5 in (13.54 m)|
|Depth of hold:||19 ft (5.8 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
|Armament:||Gundeck: 26 × 24-pounder guns
Upper gundeck: 26 × 18-pounder guns
HMS Diadem was a 64-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 19 December 1782 at Chatham. She participated in the Battle of Cape St Vincent in 1797 under Captain George Henry Towry.
In 1798 she was converted to serve as a troopship. In 1800 under the command of Post Captain Sir Thomas Livingstone she was employed in the expedition to Quiberon and Belle Île under Sir Edward Pellew, subsequently she was employed in the expedition to Cádiz under Admiral Lord Keith.
Because Diadem served in the navy's Egyptian campaign between 8 March 1801 and 2 September, her officers and crew qualified for the clasp "Egypt" to the Naval General Service Medal that the Admiralty authorised in 1850 to all surviving claimants.[Note 1]
Diadem was broken up in September 1832.
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