HMS Diamond (1874)
HMS Diamond in Farm Cove, Sydney c. 1887.
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Launched:||26 September 1874|
|Fate:||Sold for scrap, August 1889|
|General characteristics (as built)|
|Class & type:||Amethyst-class wooden screw corvette|
|Displacement:||1,934 long tons (1,965 t)|
|Length:||220 ft (67.1 m) (p/p)|
|Beam:||37 ft (11.3 m)|
|Draught:||18 ft (5.5 m)|
|Installed power:||2,140 ihp (1,600 kW)|
1 × 2-cylinder compound expansion steam engine
6 cylindrical boilers
|Sail plan:||Ship rig|
|Speed:||12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
|Range:||approximately 2,500 nmi (4,600 km; 2,900 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)|
|Armament:||12 × 64-pounder 71-cwt rifled muzzle-loading (RML) guns
2 × 64-pounder 64-cwt RML guns
In 1875 she commissioned service for the East Indies Station, later being transferred to the China Station. She returned to England in 1879 and was refitted and rearmed. After refit she commissioned service on the Australia Station in October 1881. She left the Australia Station in August 1888 and returned to England. She returned to Chatham and was paid off in 1889.
- Bastock, p. 72
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- Bastock, John (1988), Ships on the Australia Station, Child & Associates Publishing Pty Ltd; Frenchs Forest, Australia. ISBN 0-86777-348-0
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- Winfield, Rif; Lyon, David (2004). The Sail and Steam Navy List: All the Ships of the Royal Navy 1815–1889. London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-032-6. OCLC 52620555.
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