Aetna

2918
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.2.1776BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down3.1776BWAS-1714
Named12.6.1776BWAS-1714
Launched20.6.1776BWAS-1714
First Commissioned9.5.1778
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEtna Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Randall (d.1776)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeBomb Vessel
Broken Up5.1784BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 9 ½"Imperial Feet27.7495 
Length of Keel74' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet22.5743 
Breadth27' 6"Imperial Feet8.2514 
Depth in Hold12' 1"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen298 2294Tons BM 

Armament


20.6.1776Broadside Weight = 27.5 Imperial Pound ( 12.4716 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Gun Deck1 British 10" Mortar
Gun Deck1 British 13" Mortar

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
177660EstablishmentBWAS-1714

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.5.1778 - 1.2.1779CommanderPhilip Patton (1739-1815) ADM 6/21/403BWAS-171425.1.1779 - 30.7.1779CommanderFrancis John Hartwell (1757-1831) ADM 6/21/504ADM 6/2130.7.1779 - 25.8.1779CommanderJohn Frodsham (d.1791) ADM 6/22/48
Issued by John Byron (1723-1786), North America
Commission confirmed 10.11.1779
ADM 6/22
25.8.1779 - 1779CommanderArthur Walter ADM 6/22/62
Issued by John Byron (1723-1786), North America
Commission confirmed 7.12.1779
ADM 6/22
5.12.1780 - 12.1781CommanderEdward Iggulden (d.1819)BWAS-17144.11.1805 - 29.3.1806CommanderJohn Quilliam (1771-1829)NAO

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1776Began building at Rotherhithe BWAS-1714
20.6.1776Completed building at Rotherhithe at a cost of £3772.15.7dBWAS-1714
20.6.1776Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
29.10.1778Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £578.14.5dBWAS-1714
7.3.1779Sailed for the African coast and the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
4.1779Recapture of GoreeBWAS-1714
12.1781Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1784Broken up at WoolwichBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
 

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