Aquilon

3091
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.5.1757BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down15.6.1757BWAS-1714
Launched24.5.1758BWAS-1714
First Commissioned22.5.1758BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCoventry ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorRobert InwoodBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up29.11.1776BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck118' 7 ½"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Length of Keel98' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet29.8768 
Breadth33' 10 ¼"Imperial Feet10.0648 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen599 894Tons BM 

Armament


1758Broadside Weight = 117 Imperial Pound ( 53.0598 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1756200Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.5.1758 - 24.12.1761CaptainChaloner Ogle (1738-1816) ADM 6/18/516BWAS-171424.12.1761 - 18.2.1762CaptainJoseph Peyton (1725-1804) ADM 6/19/373ADM 6/1929.3.1762 - 18.9.1763CaptainPhilip Tufton Perceval (1740/41-1795) ADM 6/19/549
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (1719-1792)
Commission confirmed 18.11.1763
BWAS-1714
1.4.1765 - 18.1.1766CaptainPhilip Tufton Perceval (1740/41-1795) ADM 6/20/69ADM 6/2018.1.1766 - 13.7.1769CaptainRichard Onslow (1741-1817) ADM 6/20/103BWAS-171410.1.1771 - 12.8.1771CaptainWilliam Maltby (c.1725-1793) ADM 6/20/333ADM 6/20

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
17.3.1762 - 18.9.1763First LieutenantAlexander Graeme (1741-1818)ref:676

Service History


DateEventSource
24.5.1758building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £6156.7.0dBWAS-1714
24.5.1758Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
30.6.1758Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4049.6.1dBWAS-1714
12.1.1761Took the Privateer La Marie Thérèse (10)
16.1.1761Took the Privateer Le Royal Cantabre
31.1.1761Took the Privateer Le Comte de Gramont (20)
4.3.1761Took the Privateer Le Zéphyr (12) 140 leagues to the Westward of Ushant and has brought her to Spithead.BG
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
13.4.1761Took the Privateer La Poste
7.1761Took the Privateer L'Aurore (10) off Cape MachicacoBG
7.8.1761Took the Frigate La Subtile (16) at 250 leagues to the Westward of Cape Finisterre and has brought her into Plymouth.BG
19.12.1761Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1763Sailed form the Leeward Islands to NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
18.9.1763

Paid off

ADM 51
11.10.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
12.1764Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
4.1765RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1765Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5064.7.4dBWAS-1714
25.2.1766Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
13.7.1769

Paid off

ADM 51
29.11.1776Sold at Deptford for £725BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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