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Type: 6th rate ; Armament 28
Launched on the River Thames : 1778 ; Disposal date or year : 1814
BM: 596 tons
Nov 1797 captured the French privateer Aventure on the Lisbon station.
27 Mar 1797 captured the French privateer Neptune.
13 Aug 1797 captured the French privateer Marie Anne on the Lisbon station.
7 Sep 1797 captured the French privateer Aigle on the Lisbon station.
15 Sep 1797 captured the French privateer Espiègle on the Lisbon station.
17 Jan 1798 captured the Spanish privateer La Causualided, schooner, 6 guns, 17 men, to the westward of Cape Finisterre.
16 Jun 1798 ships boats destroy shipping in the bay of Curmes.
19 Jun 1798 entered the port of Cedeira with a view to destroying shipping.
22 Jun 1798 damaged a French vessel near to a place called Baquio.
6 Jul 1798 dividend received____on €9590 13s. 9d. the balance of the proceeds reserved of the captured Danish ship Wilhelmina, [per London Gazette of 7 Aug 1821].
7 Nov 1798 a part of a squadron which arrived this day for the invasion of Minorca.
19 Nov 1798, off Minorca, with the Leviathan, Centaur, Calcutta, Ulysses, Argo, Cormorant, Peterell, and cutter Constitution, Lt. Whiston, in support of the Army during the capture of Minorca. See also the Naval Chronicle pp. 77-80 Vol. 1, 1799.
1 Jan 1799, Capt. T. G. Caulfield. At Lisbon.
9 Feb 1799, the Aurora rendez-voused with the Centaur before departing for Tarragona, in consequence of intelligence I received of two Spanish frigates being bound there with Swiss troops from Palma.
24 Oct 1799, it is reported at Portsmouth that the store-ship Serapis had sailed from Gibraltar with the Zealous, Majestic, and Aurora, and a large convoy which included four ships from Smyrna with foul bills of health.
7 Nov 1799 Plymouth arrived the Doris, 44, from a cruise, with the loss of her foremast and bowsprit in the late gales. She has got up a jurymast and bowsprit, and was towed off the Edystone by the Aurora frigate, which had parted her convoy in a gale.
20 Nov 1799, Portsmouth, came in the Aurora to refit, recently returned from the Mediterranean via Gibraltar.
19 Mar 1800, Portsmouth, sailed the Aurora, Captain Caulfield, for Lisbon.
21 May 1800, off Genoa. Capture of the Prima galley.
11 Sep 1800, on the Mediterranean Station.
17 Mar 1805 Convoy to Bermuda.
4 Apr 1804 Dispatches from Admiral Duckworth have been sent to Falmouth, to be put on board the Aurora frigate bound to the West Indies.
11 Nov 1808 Aurora, Franchise, Daedalus, and Pert captured the French privateer Exchange.
11 Nov 1808 Aurora, Franchise, Daedalus, and Pert captured the French privateer Guerrier.