Aeolus

2912
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.1.1800BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1800BWAS-1793
Launched28.2.1801BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAmphion Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorFrances Barnard (d.1825)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up10.1817BWAS-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


28.2.1801Broadside 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
27.6.1796254Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1801 - 8.1802CaptainJohn William Spranger (d.1822)BWAS-17938.1802 - 5.1803CaptainJohn William Spranger (d.1822)BWAS-17938.1802CommanderHenry Whitby (d.1812)BWAS-17935.1803 - 5.1804CaptainAndrew Fitzherbert EvansBWAS-17935.1804 - 10.1809CaptainWilliam Fitzroy (1782-1857)BWAS-179310.1809 - 12.1810CaptainJohn Shortland (d.1809)BWAS-179312.1810 - 1813CaptainJames TownshendBWAS-17931813CaptainJoseph Lamb PophamBWAS-17931814 - 8.1814CommanderJames CreightonBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
3.7.1804 - 6.5.1806LieutenantWilliam BlackNBD1849

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
7.6.1805 - 17.11.1805MasterFrancis PriorADM29-13.4.1807 - 19.6.1808MasterMichael Rose Langdon (c.1763-1815)ADM29-1

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1804 - 1806MidshipmanWilliam Bohun Bowyer (1789-?)NBD18495.1805 - 6.1809MidshipmanWilliam Baker Strugnell (1788-1850)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
28.2.1801Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
10.4.1801Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
1.1802Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
25.7.1803Capture of the Duquesne
1805On the Irish StationBWAS-1793
4.11.1805Battle of Cape Ortegal
1806On the Irish StationBWAS-1793
16.8.1807Sailed for HalifaxBWAS-1793
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
1814Storeship at QuebecBWAS-1793
8.1814Laid up at WoolwichBWAS-1793
6.1816Laid up at DeptfordBWAS-1793
10.1817Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793


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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