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Diadem

Diadem

Diadem by Thomas Whitcombe

64-gun 3rd rate ship-of-the-line

  • Launched in 1782.
  • Broken up in 1832.
  • Nelson was aboard her as a Commodore for a short time in September 1796.

Presence at Nelson's battles:

Career:

  • 14th March 1795: Fought in the Action off Genoa (when Nelson in the Agamemnon captured the Ça Ira).  (Capt. Charles Tyler)
  • 13th July 1795: Fought at the Battle of Hyères Islands (see the Agamemnon for more details of both these battles).  (Capt. Charles Tyler)
  • 1796: With Nelson's squadron (with Nelson in the Agamemnon).
  • 14th Feb 1797: Fought at the Battle of Cape St. Vincent.  (Capt. Charles Henry Towry)
  • Oct 1799: Some of her seamen were court-martialled for mutinous expressions.
  • 1800: Became a troop ship, and landed troops at Aboukir Bay.  (Capt. Sir Thomas Livingston)
  • 1825: Became a receiving ship.

 


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