Diligence (16)

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Origin and History

The sloop was built by Richard Wells at Rotherhithe and launched on July 29 1756.

During the Seven Years' War, the frigate was under the command of:

  • ???

The sloop was sold on December 5 1780.

Service during the War

At the end of May 1758, the sloop was part of commodore Howe's squadron who, from June 1 to July 1, escorted the amphibious expedition against the French coasts. On June 5 at 2:00 PM, the sloop was part of 4 vessels led by Howe to silence the battery defending the beach in the bay of Cancale along with 3 other British vessels, clear the beach, and cover the landing. By 4:00 PM, Howe advanced with his 4 vessels against the French battery. Soon after 7:00 PM, the 4 British vessels silenced the battery and cleared the village. From July 31 to September 19 1758, she probably took part to the second expedition against the French Coasts.

To do: campaigns from 1759 to 1762

Characteristics

Technical specifications
Guns 16
Main deck 16
Crew ???
Length ???
Width ???
Depth ???
Displacement ???

References

Blasco, Manuel, British Unrated Vessels 1714-1793, 3 Decks Wiki

N.B.: the section Service during the War is mostly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.