Aeolus

2912
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Ordered1800/01/28BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1800/04BWAS-1793
Launched1801/02/28BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAmphion Class
Designed byWilliam RuleBWAS-1793
ConstructorFrances BarnardBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Broken Up1817/10BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck144' 3"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel121' 9"Imperial Feet36.8808 
Breadth37' 8"Imperial Feet11.2776 
Depth in Hold12' 6"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen918 7694Tons BM 

Armament


1801/02/28Broadside Weight = 324 Imperial Pound ( 146.934 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1796/06/27254Design Complement

Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1801/03 - 1802/08CaptainJohn William SprangerBWAS-17931802/08CommanderHenry WhitbyBWAS-17931802/08 - 1803/05CaptainJohn William SprangerBWAS-17931803/05 - 1804/05CaptainAndrew Fitzherbert EvansBWAS-17931804/05 - 1809/10CaptainWilliam FitzroyBWAS-17931809/10 - 1810/12CaptainJohn ShortlandBWAS-17931810/12 - 1813CaptainJames TownshendBWAS-17931813CaptainJoseph Lamb PophamBWAS-17931814 - 1814/08CommanderJames CreightonBWAS-1793

Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1804/07/03 - 1806/05/06LieutenantWilliam BlackNBD1849

Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1805/06/07 - 1805/11/17MasterFrancis PriorADM29-11807/04/03 - 1808/06/19MasterMichael Rose LangdonADM29-1

Petty Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1804 - 1806MidshipmanWilliam Bohun BowyerNBD18491805/05 - 1809/06MidshipmanWilliam Baker StrugnellNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1801/02/28Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
1801/04/10Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
1802/01Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
1803/07/25Capture of the Duquesne
1805On the Irish StationBWAS-1793
1805/11/04Battle of Cape Ortegal
1806On the Irish StationBWAS-1793
1807/08/16Sailed for HalifaxBWAS-1793
1809/01/28Capture of Martinique
1814Storeship at QuebecBWAS-1793
1814/08Laid up at WoolwichBWAS-1793
1816/06Laid up at DeptfordBWAS-1793
1817/10Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793
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Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1 ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
 

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