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Type: 5th rate ; frigate ; Armament 32
Launched : on the River Thames : 1758 ; Disposal date or year : 1801
BM: 704 tons
1 Jan 1799 Receiving Ship at Sheerness.
Type: 5th rate ; frigate ; Armament 32 (26 x long 18-pounders on the main deck: 10 x 32 pounder carronades: 4 x long nines)
Launched : 1801 ; Disposal date or year : 1817
BM: 919 tons
17/18 May 1801 arrived in the Baltic with Vice-admiral Sir Charles Morice Pole.
24 Jul - 2 Sep 1803 chase and capture of the French 74 Duquesne, and the escape of the Duguay-Trouin, 74 and the 40-gun frigate Guerrière.
5 Sep 1804 Detailed for guardship duties at Weymouth. Saluted the Royal party, en route for the Isle of Portland.
May 1805 Cruising, Channel
29 Jul 1805 detached from the Channel fleet with despatches to join Sir Robert Calder, cruising off Cape Finisterre.
5 Aug 1805 observed the Rochefort Squadron.
7 Aug 1805 met the French 40-gun frigate Didon, but each continued on their passage. It is pondered by William James whether this was the correct course of action or perhaps the Æolus should have pursued and attempted to engage the Didon.
9 Aug 1805 fell in with the Dragon, en route to finding Sir Robert Calder.
29 Oct 1805 in search of the Rochefort squadron. 2 Nov Phoenix reported position of the French Squadron : the chase began. 3-4 Nov 4th, the frigates harass the French rear. The action. the French haul down their colours. Casualties. The frigates role in the action. Prizes taken to Plymouth and added to the Service. The honours, awards and promotions.
30 Jan-24 Feb 1809 a part of a expedition under R.-adm Sir A Cochrane which arrived off Martinique with a view to taking the Island.
13 Aug 1809, departed Bermuda, on a cruise.
5 Dec 1809, arrived Bermuda, from Halifax, with the Flag Ship Swiftsure, and schooner Vesta.
16 Dec 1809, departed Bermuda, on a cruise, (Capt. Lord J. Townshend), with the Eurydice.
Plymouth Dec 6 1811 Is reported to be at Halifax.
5 Jul 1812 despatched as part of a squadron to cruise off the American coast and on the 9th was joined by the Guerrière.
16-19 Jul 1812 a part of a squadron cruising on the coast of America which chased the United States' 44-gun frigate Constitution.
11 Apr 1813, arrived Halifax from Bermuda, with the frigate Laurestinus, the Æolus bound for the Chesapeake, but sprung a leak.
8 Jul 1813 arrived Nova Scotia from England with a convoy.
11 Jul 1813, the Æolus was in in Madame Bay, N.S., where she had a convoy of 60 vessels ready to sail the following day for England.
9 Aug 1813 Plymouth reported to be with a convoy of the on the Green Bank.
Deal Aug 10 1813 Arrived with part of her convoy from Halifax.
Portsmouth 9-10 Sep 1813 Æolus sailed with the Hydra for Quebec with seamen and stores, presumably for the Lakes squadron ?
Portsmouth Aug 16 1814 Arrived from the coast of America.
20 Oct 1817 has been taken to pieces at Deptford.