HMS Diana (1794)
Plan used for the Diana
|Ordered||28 March 1793|
|Builder||Randall & Brent, Rotherhithe|
|Laid down||March 1793|
|Launched||3 March 1794|
|Completed||6 June 1794|
|Out of service||Sold to the Dutch Navy on 7 March 1815|
|Naval General Service Medal with clasp "Egypt"|
|Acquired||Bought from the British on 7 March 1815|
|Fate||Destroyed in dry-dock accident on 16 January 1839|
|Type||38-gun Artois-class fifth rate frigate|
|Tons burthen||999 3⁄94 bm|
|Beam||39 ft 3+1⁄2 in (12.0 m)|
|Depth of hold||13 ft 9 in (4.19 m)|
|Sail plan||Full-rigged ship|
|Complement||270 (later 315)|
Because Diana served in the Royal 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 authorized in 1850 to all surviving claimants.[Note 1]
Diana participated in an attack on a French frigate squadron anchored at Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue at the action of 15 November 1810, which ultimately led to the destruction of the French frigate Elisa. (Boats from Diana went in and set fire to the beached Eliza despite heavy fire from shore batteries and three nearby armed brigs; the British suffered no casualties.)
On 7 March 1815 Diana was sold to the Dutch navy for £36,796. On 27 August 1816 she was one of six Dutch frigates that participated in the bombardment of Algiers. Diana was destroyed in a fire on 16 January 1839 while in dry-dock at Willemsoord, Den Helder.
Notes, citations, and references
- "No. 21077". The London Gazette. 15 March 1850. pp. 791–792.
- "No. 17915". The London Gazette. 3 April 1823. p. 633.
- "No. 16438". The London Gazette. 25 December 1810. p. 2061.
- "No. 16598". The London Gazette. 28 April 1812. p. 813.
- "The Marine List". Lloyd's List. No. 4638. 11 February 1812. hdl:2027/uc1.c2735025. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8.
- Winfield, Rif (2007). British Warships in the Age of Sail 1794–1817: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth. ISBN 978-1-86176-246-7.
- HMS Diana at Modelships.de – ship model with a short description.
- HMS Diana at Jotika Ltd. – another model with additional info.