Aurora

3200
Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Clorinde' (1808) (44)
Captured26.2.1814BWAS-1793
First Commissioned4.1821BWAS-1793
ShipyardPaimboeuf - Brittany NNF-1800
Ship ClassPallas ClassNNF-1800
Designed byJacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)NNF-1800
ConstructorMathurin CrucyNNF-1800
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up5.1851BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck152' 1"Imperial Feet46.3301 
Length of Keel127' 0 ⅛"Imperial Feet38.7128 
Breadth40' 0 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Depth in Hold13' 1"Imperial Feet3.9709 
Burthen1,083 1494Tons BM 

Armament


4.1821Broadside Weight = 517 Imperial Pound ( 234.4595 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1821 - 1824CaptainHenry PrescottBWAS-17932.1825 - 31.5.1826CaptainJohn Maxwell (d.1826)BWAS-17932.6.1826 - 12.1828CaptainCharles John Austen (1779-1852)NBD1849

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
6.4.1821 - 2.1825First LieutenantJames BanceNBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1.8.1824 - 12.3.1825GunnerGeorge Coulbert (1773-1839)PMD

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
7.1821 - 3.3.1825MidshipmanThomas Frederick Birch (1805-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
17.3.1814Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
8.1817Began large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
10.1820Completed large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £34594.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.1821Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
6.1821Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £14238.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.1832fitting as a Coal Depot at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
5.1851Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1800Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1800 A 1815Alain DemerliacBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
PMDPrivate manuscript documents Book
 

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