Aetna

7638
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased10.1803BWAS-1793
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeBomb Vessel BWAS-1793
Sold11.1.1816BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck102' 0"Imperial Feet31.0896 
Length of Keel81' 0"Imperial Feet24.6888 
Breadth29' 2 ½"Imperial Feet8.8519 
Depth in Hold12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Burthen368Tons BM 

Armament


10.1803Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck1 British 13" Mortar
Gun Deck1 British 10" Mortar
Upper Gun Deck8 British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
67Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.1803 - 1.1804Commander George CocksBWAS-17931.1804 - 12.1805Commander Richard ThomasBWAS-179324.12.1805 - 2.1807Captain John Quilliam (1771-1829)BWAS-17932.1807 - 6.1807Commander William Peake (1780-1813)BWAS-17936.1807 - 8.1809Commander William Godfrey (d.1835)BWAS-17938.1809Lieutenant Paul Lawless (d.1813)BWAS-17938.8.1809 - 3.9.1810Commander John Bowker (1770-1847)NBD18499.1811 - 11.1812Commander John Fordyce MaplesBWAS-179311.1812 - 3.10.1814Commander Richard Kenah (d.1814)BWAS-17931815 - 19.8.1815Lieutenant Francis Fead (d.1847)BWAS-1793

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
23.1.1808 - 9.1810Midshipman Thomas BrydgesNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
23.10.1803Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
12.1803Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
31.1.1804Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
23.8.1807Aciton of 1807-08-23
11.4.1809Attack on the Basque Roads
8.4.1810Sailed for CadizBWAS-1793
1813In the BalticBWAS-1793
8.1814Operations in the Potomac
3.10.1814Attack on Balitimore
11.1.1816Sold for £1,850BWAS-1793

 

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