Hull Number: DD-258
Launch Date: 04/11/2019
Commissioned Date: 07/26/2019
Decommissioned Date: 10/08/1940
Namesake: JOHN H. AULICK
JOHN H. AULICK
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (Published 1980)
John H. Aulick—born in 1787 at Winchester, Va.—was appointed a midshipman on 15 November 1809. During the War of 1812, he served in Enterprise and took part in her battle with HMS Boxer on 4 September 1813. After that engagement ended in a glorious American victory, Aulick served as prize master of the prize. Following the war, he served in Saranac, Ontario, Brandywine, Constitution, and Vincennes.
From 1851 to 1853, Aulick commanded the East India Squadron but was forced by ill health to give up command of the projected Japanese expedition to Commodore Matthew C. Perry. Aulick retired in 1861 and died at Washington, D.C., on 27 April 1873.
Transferred to England on 10/08/1940 as HMS BURNHAM (H-82). Scrapped at Pembroke, England 12/1948.