Aurora

3197
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered3.7.1779BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down7.1776BWAS-1714
Launched7.6.1777BWAS-1714
First Commissioned28.6.1777
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Perry (1743-1810)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold3.11.1814BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck120' 6"Imperial Feet36.5836 
Length of Keel99' 4"Imperial Feet30.1865 
Breadth33' 7"Imperial Feet10.1177 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen595 8694Tons BM 

Armament


7.6.1777Broadside 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

1780Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1.1771200Design Complement

14 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.6.1777 - 27.4.1780CaptainJames Cumming (1738-1808) ADM 6/21/296BWAS-171427.4.1780 - 18.1.1782CaptainHenry Colins (d.1791) ADM 6/22/119BWAS-171418.1.1782 - 30.12.1782CaptainGeorge Campbell (1759-1821) ADM 6/22/401BWAS-171430.12.1782 - 12.5.1783CaptainJames Richard Dacres (1749-1810) ADM 6/22/567BWAS-171425.9.1787 - 2.7.1790CaptainJohn Sutton ADM 6/23/417BWAS-171421.9.1790 - 2.9.1793CaptainJohn Stevens Hall ADM 6/24/68ADM 6/242.9.1793 - 1793CaptainWilliam Essington ADM 6/24/266ADM 6/241.11.1794 - 28.7.1795CaptainRichard King (1774-1834)NAO28.7.1795 - 12.1796CaptainCharles Garnier (d.1796)BWAS-171423.12.1796 - 1.1797CaptainThe Hon. Philip WodehouseBWAS-17141.1797 - 1798CaptainHenry Digby (1770-1842)BWAS-17147.1805 - 6.1806CaptainGeorge Elliot (1784-1863)BWAS-171429.7.1806 - 1808CaptainSir George Francis Seymour (1787-1870)BWAS-17141808 - 12.1810CaptainJohn Duer (d.1816)BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.10.1806 - 25.3.1807Acting LieutenantHenry Hayward BuddNBD184925.3.1807 - 26.1.1808LieutenantHenry Hayward BuddNBD18493.6.1810 - 29.1.1811LieutenantNathaniel Brice (1787-?)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1802 - 12.1803MidshipmanThomas Beer (1787-1867)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1804 - 10.18093rd Class BoyJoseph Fauriel Barrett (1793-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
7.6.1777building at a cost of £6370.13.0dBWAS-1714
24.6.1777Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
9.8.1777Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4283.7.5dBWAS-1714
16.11.1777Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
14.12.1777At St LuciaBWAS-1714
14.12.1778Battle of St. Lucia
11.1779Began coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3706.10.11dBWAS-1714
23.4.1781Took the Privateer L'Espérance (10) off Lands End
4.5.1781Took the Privateer Le Comte de Guichen (18)
11.1781In home watersBWAS-1714
6.11.1781Took the Privateer Runtom (2) in Mount's Bay
13.1.1782Took the Privateer St Peter
12.5.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
8.1784Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.1784Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6166.3.4dBWAS-1714
7.1787Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1787RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1787Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2023.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.5.1788Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
2.7.1790

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.1792Began great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
12.1793Completed great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £12632.0.0dBWAS-1714
18.6.1794Took the Privateer Cutter La Narcisse (14) off the Shetlands
4.1.1797Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
27.3.1797Took the Privateer Corvette Le Neptune (16) off Finisterre
13.8.1797Took the Privateer La Marianne (14) BWAS-1714
7.9.1797Took the Privateer Brig L'Aigle (12)
15.9.1797Took the Privateer Brig L'Espiègle (14)
11.1797Took the Privateer Schooner L'Aventure (8) BG
22.5.1800Took the Unrated Galley Prima
7.1805RecommissionedBWAS-1714
23.4.1808Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
11.11.1808At San DomingoBWAS-1714
11.11.1808Capture of Samana
2.7.1809Capture of San Domingo
12.1810Laid up at ChathamBWAS-1714
3.11.1814Sold at Chatham for £1,620BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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