HMS Aid (1809)
HMS Aid was a Royal Navy transport ship launched in 1809 at Kings Lynn. She was the name ship of a six-vessel class of purpose built storeships, the only vessels built as such during the Napoleonic Wars.
|Laid down:||July 1808|
|Launched:||4 April 1809|
|Renamed:||HMS Adventure, 24 May 1821|
|Fate:||Sold 19 March 1853|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Aid-class storeship|
|Tons burthen:||313 68⁄94 (bm)|
|Beam:||26 ft (7.9 m)|
|Depth of hold:||17 ft 4 in (5.28 m)|
|Armament:||4 x 12-pounder carronades + 2 x 9-pounder guns (as survey ship)|
Aid was renamed HMS Adventure in 1821.
As HMS Adventure the ship was deployed for five years between 1826 and 1830 in a survey of Patagonia, under the command of Captain Phillip King. The ship was accompanied by HMS Beagle, a slightly smaller vessel (90.3 ft in length), who was on her first of three major voyages. Adventure was sold in Plymouth by the Admiralty on 19 May 1853 for £750.
Citations and referencesEdit
- Winfield (2008), p.398.
- "Contract for Assistance (1809) and Aid (1809)". collections.rmg.co.uk. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
- Smyth (1854), pp.488-9.
- Winfield, Rif (2008). British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 – 1817: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 1844157172.
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
- Smyth, William Henry (1854) The Mediterranean: A Memoir Physical, Historical, and Nautical (John W. Parker and Son).
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