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Aeolus -> 1801 Pique

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Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Captured6.2.1800BWAS-1793
ShipyardSt Malo - Brittany BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold for Break Up22.7.1819BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck146' 8"Imperial Feet44.5052 
Length of Keel123' 1 ½"Imperial Feet37.5031 
Breadth39' 7 ½"Imperial Feet11.8999 
Depth in Hold11' 11"Imperial Feet3.3782 
Burthen1,028 2994Tons BM 

Armament


6.1800Broadside Weight = 476 Imperial Pound ( 215.866 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1800274 BWAS-1793

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
6.1800 - 8.1802Captain
James YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1825
BWAS-1793
8.1802 - 2.1804Captain
William CumberlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1825
BWAS-1793
2.1804 - 1807Captain
Charles Bayntun Hodgson RossBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1816
BWAS-1793
8.1811 - 1815Captain
Anthony MaitlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1821
BWAS-1793
2.1816 - 3.1817Captain
James Haldane TaitBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1841
BWAS-1793
3.1817 - 12.1818Captain
John MackellarBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1825
BWAS-1793

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.9.1804 - 1806Lieutenant
Christopher BellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1846
NBD1849
1806 - 13.3.1807First Lieutenant
Christopher BellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1846
NBD1849
10.6.1807 - 2.3.1808Lieutenant
James BrasierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1837
NBD1849
1.6.1812 - 31.5.1814Lieutenant
John HayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1843
NBD1849
15.4.1815 - 16.7.1816Lieutenant
Francis BraceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1843
NBD1849
9.1815 - 12.1818Lieutenant
James Richard AuchinleckBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1826
NBD1849

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
8.1802 - 12.1805Midshipman
James BrasierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1837
NBD1849
1.1812 - 2.1815Master's Mate
Andrew BairdBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1826
NBD1849
6.12.1815 - 1.1819Midshipman
John BradleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1809-1838
NBD1849
1817 - 12.1818Midshipman
Robert Augustus BradshawBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1811-1841
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1800Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
3.1800Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
2.3.1800Arrived at Plymouth and registeredBWAS-1793
9.1800Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1.1801Renamed PiqueBWAS-1793
8.1802On the Irish Station, later sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1793
13.10.1803Took the Brig
Le Goéland (16) 1801-1803
French 16 Gun
Unrated Brig
at Aux Cays, San Domingo

18.3.1804Took the Unrated
Terreur (10) 1804-1804
French 10 Gun
Unrated

12.1804Took the Corvette
Diligencia (22) 1796-1804
Spanish 22 Gun
5th Rate Corvette

8.2.1805Took the Corvette
Orquijo (18) 1805-1805
Spanish 18 Gun
Unrated Corvette
off Havana
BWAS-1793
4.11.1805Battle of Cape Ortegal
17.3.1806Took the Privateer
Santa Clara (1) 1806-1806
Spanish 1 Gun
Privateer

26.3.1806Took the Brig-Corvette
Le Phaeton (16) 1804-1806
French 16 Gun
Unrated Brig-Corvette
in the West Indies

26.3.1806Took the Brig-Corvette
Le Voltigeur (16) 1804-1806
French 16 Gun
Unrated Brig-Corvette
in the West Indies

2.11.1806Destroyed two small privateersBWAS-1793
1807Paid offBWAS-1793
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
4.1809Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
8.1811RecommissionedBWAS-1793
9.1811Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
15.7.1812Took the Schooner
Nautilus (12) 1803-1812
American 12 Gun
Unrated Schooner
off northern New Jersey

3.11.1812Took the Privateer
Snapper (10) 1812-1812
American 10 Gun
Privateer

21.6.1814Took the Privateer
Hawk (5) 1814-1814
American 5 Gun
Privateer

2.1816Commissioned for JamaicaBWAS-1793
12.1818Paid offBWAS-1793
22.7.1819Sold to Mr. Freake at Deptford for £4,250BWAS-1793

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 11th of February 2018 10:19

With ref to my last post "3 Nov 1812 the Childers, Acasta, Maidstone and Aeolus captured a U.S. privateer, the 10 gun schooner Snapper, with 90 men."


Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 10th of February 2018 16:11

Suggest that it was the Aeolus 32 Captain James Townshend that took the Nautilus, Snapper and possibly the Hawk as Pique appears to be on convoy duty to Lisbon and the the Med during this period

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