Aetna

2914
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.9.1690BWAS-1603
Acquired19.3.1690/91B028
ShipyardHessel Cliff - The Humber B028
Ship Class1690 Program FireshipsB028
Constructor John FrameBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeFireship B028
Captured18.4.1697B028
BecomesFrench Privateer fireship 'L'Etna' (1697) (6)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck90' 11 ¼"Imperial Feet27.4384 
Length of Keel81' 3"Imperial Feet24.765 
Breadth25' 7 ½"Imperial Feet7.6327 
Depth in Hold9' 6"Imperial Feet2.8956 
Burthen283 7494Tons BM 

Armament


19.3.1690/91Broadside Weight = 86 Imperial Pound ( 39.001 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck4 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.12.1690115Design Complement

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
3.5.1691 - 1694Captain Richard CarverthBWAS-16031694 - 18.4.1697Captain Kendrick Anderson (d.1697)BWAS-1603

Service History


DateEventSource
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
18.4.1697Taken by a French 40-gun privateer off Berry HeadBWAS-1603

 

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