Aurora

3196
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered8.12.1762BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down10.10.1763BWAS-1714
Named30.4.1763BWAS-1714
Launched13.1.1766BWAS-1714
First Commissioned15.6.1769BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship ClassNiger ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJoseph Harris (d.1773)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Foundered1.1770BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck125' 0"Imperial Feet38.1 
Length of Keel103' 3 ⅜"Imperial Feet31.4039 
Breadth35' 3"Imperial Feet10.6832 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen682 5994Tons BM 

Armament


13.1.1766Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1757220Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
15.6.1769 - 1.1770CaptainThomas Lee (c.1729-1770)† ADM 6/20/243BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
13.1.1766building at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £10595.3.6dBWAS-1714
1769Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
24.7.1769Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5632.10.10dBWAS-1714
30.9.1769Sailed for the East Indies with Governor Vansittart and supervisors for the East India companyBWAS-1714
29.12.1769SailedBWAS-1714
1.1770Lost with all hands in the Indian OceanBWAS-1714

 

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