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{{other ships|HMS Aurora}}
 
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|Ship laid down=July 1776
 
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|Ship class=28-gun [[Enterprise class frigate|''Enterprise''-class]] [[sixth-rate]] [[frigate]]
 
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|Ship tons burthen=595 <small>{{fraction|86|94}}</small> (bm)
 
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*[[Forecastle]]: 2 x 18-pounder carronades
 
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'''HMS ''Aurora''''' was a 28-gun [[Enterprise class frigate|''Enterprise''-class]] [[sixth-rate]] [[sailing frigate|frigate]] of the [[Royal Navy]]. The ''Aurora'' was first commissioned in July 1777 under the command of Captain James Cumming. On 16 December 1796, command passed to the then captain [[Henry Digby (Royal Navy officer)|Henry Digby]] who spent around two years in the Mediterranean attacking French and Spanish shipping.
 
'''HMS ''Aurora''''' was a 28-gun [[Enterprise class frigate|''Enterprise''-class]] [[sixth-rate]] [[sailing frigate|frigate]] of the [[Royal Navy]]. The ''Aurora'' was first commissioned in July 1777 under the command of Captain James Cumming. On 16 December 1796, command passed to the then captain [[Henry Digby (Royal Navy officer)|Henry Digby]] who spent around two years in the Mediterranean attacking French and Spanish shipping.
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==References==
 
==References==
 
* Robert Gardiner, ''The First Frigates'', Conway Maritime Press, London 1992. ISBN 0-85177-601-9.
 
* Robert Gardiner, ''The First Frigates'', Conway Maritime Press, London 1992. ISBN 0-85177-601-9.
*{{cite book |title=Nelson's Trafalgar Captains and Their Battles|last=Heathcote |first=T.A.|year=2005|publisher=Pen and Sword Books|location= Barnsley, Yorks.|isbn=1-84415-182-4|url= |accessdate=27 May 2010}}
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*{{cite book |title=Nelson's Trafalgar Captains and Their Battles|last=Heathcote |first=T.A.|year=2005|publisher=Pen and Sword Books|location= Barnsley, Yorks.|isbn=1-84415-182-4|accessdate=27 May 2010}}
 
* David Lyon, ''The Sailing Navy List'', Conway Maritime Press, London 1993. ISBN 0-85177-617-5.
 
* David Lyon, ''The Sailing Navy List'', Conway Maritime Press, London 1993. ISBN 0-85177-617-5.
 
* Rif Winfield, ''[[British Warships in the Age of Sail]], 1714 to 1792'', Seaforth Publishing, London 2007. ISBN 978-1-84415-700-6.
 
* Rif Winfield, ''[[British Warships in the Age of Sail]], 1714 to 1792'', Seaforth Publishing, London 2007. ISBN 978-1-84415-700-6.

Latest revision as of 05:57, 26 May 2016

HMS Aurora (1777)
Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Aurora
Ordered: 3 July 1776
Builder: John Perry & Co, Blackwall
Laid down: July 1776
Launched: 7 June 1777
Completed: 9 August 1777 (at Woolwich Dockyard)
Commissioned: July 1777
Fate: Sold to break up 3 November 1814
General characteristics
Class & type: 28-gun Enterprise-class sixth-rate frigate
Tons burthen: 595 8694 (bm)
Length: 120 ft 6 in (36.73 m) (overall)
99 ft 4 in (30.28 m) (keel)
Beam: 33 ft 7 in (10.2 m)
Depth of hold: 11 ft 0 in (3.35 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Complement: 200 officers and men
Armament:

28 guns comprising

HMS Aurora was a 28-gun Enterprise-class sixth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy. The Aurora was first commissioned in July 1777 under the command of Captain James Cumming. On 16 December 1796, command passed to the then captain Henry Digby who spent around two years in the Mediterranean attacking French and Spanish shipping.

The frigate features in a contemporary work of naval fiction Mr Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat.

References[]


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