Aigle

2935
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.9.1798BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down11.1798BWAS-1793
Launched23.9.1801BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAigle ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorBalthazar Adams (1766-1821)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold for Break Up24.11.1870BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck146' 2"Imperial Feet44.5008 
Length of Keel122' 1"Imperial Feet37.1856 
Breadth38' 8"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen970 8494Tons BM 

Armament


23.9.1801Broadside Weight = 421 Imperial Pound ( 190.9235 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1798264Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.12.1802 - 10.1811CaptainGeorge WolfeBWAS-179310.1811 - 1813CaptainSir John Louis (2nd Baronet) (1785-1863)BWAS-179323.8.1841 - 30.8.1845CaptainClarence Edward PagetBWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1809 - 6.1810LieutenantPhilip Henry Bridges (d.1848)NBD18494.1.1814 - 16.3.1814Acting LieutenantFrancis BickerstaffNBD184916.3.1814 - 17.8.1815LieutenantFrancis BickerstaffNBD184917.11.1814 - 17.8.1815LieutenantJames BurneyNBD1849

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1803 - 1804MidshipmanThomas Burdwood (1844-?)NBD18495.1811 - 2.3.1815MidshipmanJosiah OakeNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
27.9.1803Took the Brig L'Alerte (14) BG
28.7.1809Walcheren Expedition
12.9.1810Took the Privateer Le Phoenix (18)
20.11.1811Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1813Paid offBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 42 gun Fifth Rate Frigate
3.1817Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
5.1819Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £36427.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.1831Began cut down at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
6.1831Completed cut down at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
7.1831Refitted as a 24 gun Sixth Rate Corvette
8.1841RecommissionedBWAS-1793
8.1841Began fitting for sea at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
11.1841Completed fitting for sea at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £9670.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.1852Began fitting as a Coal Depot at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
11.1852Completed fitting as a Coal Depot at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
9.1869Moved to SheernessBWAS-1793
15.8.1870Appropriated as a torpedo targetBWAS-1793
3.11.1870Ordered to be soldBWAS-1793
26.11.1870Sold for breaking up to A. W. Howe for £925BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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