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Aurora

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Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered3.7.1779BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down7.1776BWAS-1714
Launched7.6.1777BWAS-1714
First Commissioned28.6.1777BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise Class (1771)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1765
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John PerryBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1743-1810
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
28.6.1777 - 27.4.1780Captain
James CummingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1805
Transfered ADM 6/21/296
BWAS-1714
27.4.1780 - 18.1.1782Captain
Henry ColinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1761-1791
Transfered ADM 6/22/119
BWAS-1714
18.1.1782 - 30.12.1782Captain
George CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1819
Transfered ADM 6/22/401
BWAS-1714
30.12.1782 - 12.5.1783Captain
James Richard DacresBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1808
ADM 6/22/567
BWAS-1714
25.9.1787 - 2.7.1790Captain
John SuttonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1813
ADM 6/23/417
BWAS-1714
21.9.1790 - 2.9.1793Captain
John Stevens HallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1812
ADM 6/24/68
ADM 6/24
2.9.1793 - 1793Captain
William EssingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
ADM 6/24/266
ADM 6/24
1.11.1794 - 28.7.1795Captain
Richard KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1830
NAO
28.7.1795 - 12.1796Captain
Charles GarnierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1795
BWAS-1714
23.12.1796 - 1.1797Captain
The Hon. Philip WodehouseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1807
BWAS-1714
1.1797 - 1798Captain
Henry DigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1840
BWAS-1714
7.1805 - 6.1806Captain
George ElliotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1853
BWAS-1714
29.7.1806 - 1808Captain
Sir George Francis SeymourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1866
BWAS-1714
1808 - 12.1810Captain
John DuerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1810
BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.10.1806 - 25.3.1807Acting Lieutenant
Henry Hayward BuddBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1842
NBD1849
25.3.1807 - 26.1.1808Lieutenant
Henry Hayward BuddBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1842
NBD1849
3.6.1810 - 29.1.1811Lieutenant
Nathaniel BriceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1840
NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1802 - 12.1803Midshipman
Thomas BeerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1825
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1804 - 10.18093rd Class Boy
Joseph Fauriel BarrettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1815
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) 1781-1781
French 10 Gun
Privateer
off Lands End

4.5.1781Took the Schooner
Le Comte de Guichen (18) 1781-1781
French 18 Gun
Privateer Schooner
ref:692
11.1781In home watersBWAS-1714
6.11.1781Took the Privateer
Runtom (2) 1781-1781
American 2 Gun
Privateer
in Mount's Bay

13.1.1782Took the Privateer
St Peter 1782-1782
American Privateer

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 Cutter
La Narcisse (14) 1794-1794
French 14 Gun
Privateer Cutter
off the Shetlands

4.1.1797Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
27.3.1797Took the Corvette
Le Neptune (16) 1793-1797
French 16 Gun
Privateer Corvette
off Finisterre
BG
13.8.1797Took the Privateer
La Marianne (14) 1796-1797
French 14 Gun
Privateer
BWAS-1714
7.9.1797Took the Brig
L'Aigle (12) 1797-1797
French 12 Gun
Privateer Brig
BG
15.9.1797Took the Brig
L'Espiègle (14) 1797-1797
French 14 Gun
Privateer Brig

11.1797Took the Schooner
L'Aventure (8) 1797-1797
French 8 Gun
Privateer Schooner
BG
22.5.1800Took the Galley
Prima 1800-1800
Ligurian Unrated Galley

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

 

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