Aurora

3195
Nominal Guns38BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate demi-batterie 'L'Abénaquise' (1756) (36)
Named22.6.1758BWAS-1714
Captured23.11.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned18.10.1758BWAS-1714
ShipyardQuebec - Canada DBF
Designed byRene Le VasseurDBF
Constructor Rene-Nicolas Levasseur (Seigneur de St-Armand) (1707-1784)DBF
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up4.1763BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel118' 9"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Breadth38' 8 ½"Imperial Feet11.5951 
Depth in Hold15' 2"Imperial Feet4.5822 
Burthen946 3794Tons BM 

Armament


10.1758Broadside Weight = 246 Imperial Pound ( 111.561 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck8 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.10.1758 - 13.12.1758CaptainFrancis William Drake (1724-1787) ADM 6/18/548ADM 6/1817.1.1759 - 16.1.1761CaptainSamuel Scott (c.1718-1774) ADM 6/19/23BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1758Purchased at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5678.7.2dBWAS-1714
20.7.1758Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.1758Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2170.19.10dBWAS-1714
4.1759Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.6.1759Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3612.3.3dBWAS-1714
3.7.1759Sailed with troops for GibraltarBWAS-1714
30.11.1760SurveyedBWAS-1714
5.12.1760SurveyedBWAS-1714
16.1.1761

Paid off

ADM 51
10.12.1762SurveyedBWAS-1714
15.12.1762Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714

 

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