HMS Diamond (1652)
|Builder:||Peter Pett, Deptford Dockyard|
|Launched:||15 March 1652|
|Captured:||20 September 1693, by the French|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||40-gun fourth-rate frigate|
|Tons burthen:||548 long tons (556.8 t)|
|Length:||127 ft 6 in (38.9 m) (gundeck)
105 ft 6 in (32.2 m) (keel)
|Beam:||31 ft 3 in (9.5 m)|
|Depth of hold:||15 ft 7.5 in (4.8 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full-rigged ship|
|Armament:||40 guns (1660); 48 guns (1677)|
Diamond was a 40-gun fourth-rate frigate of the English Royal Navy, originally built for the navy of the Commonwealth of England by Peter Pett at Deptford Dockyard, and launched on 15 March 1652. By 1677 her armament had been increased to 48 guns.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 160.
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