HMS Diamond (1652)

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For other ships with the same name, see HMS Diamond.
History
Royal Navy EnsignEngland
Name: Diamond
Ordered: June 1651
Builder: Peter Pett, Deptford Dockyard
Launched: 15 March 1652
Captured: 20 September 1693, by the French
French Royal Navy EnsignFrance
Acquired: 1693
Fate: Unknown
General characteristics [1]
Class and 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.[1]

Diamond was captured by the French in 1693.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 160.

References[edit]

  • Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.
  • Winfield, Rif (2009) British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603-1714: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84832-040-6.