|Acquired:||18 April 1782|
|Fate:||Sold, 5 June 1783|
|Armament:||20 × 6 & 9-pounder guns|
On 18 April 1782 Eolus was off Cape Cornwall on her way to Waterford when she encountered the French privateer Aglaé, of Saint Malo. After a chase of eight hours, Captain Collins of Eolus succeeded in capturing his quarry. She was a ship of twenty 6 and 9-pounder guns, with a crew of 121 men, under the command of Sieur Dugué du Laurent. She had been cruising for six days but had taken any prizes.
The Admiralty sold Aglaia on 5 June 1783.
Notes, citations, and references
- She was named, in both French and English for Aglaia, a figure from Greek mythology.
- Demerliac (1996), p.198, #1985.
- The London Gazette: . 27 April 1782.
- 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.
- Demerliac, Alain (1996) La Marine De Louis XVI: Nomenclature Des Navires Français De 1774 À 1792. (Nice: Éditions OMEGA).