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L'Isis

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Nominal Guns16NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down7.1762NNF-1715
Acquired10.1763NNF-1715
First Commissioned12.1763NNF-1715
ShipyardIndret - Nantes NNF-1715
CategoryUnratedNNF-1715
Ship TypeCorvetteNNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Sold1.1775NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck102' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)33.1296 (108′ 8″ Imperial)
Breadth26' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)8.4448 (27′ 8″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold13' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.2224 (13′ 10″ Imperial)
Displacementc500Ton 
Burthen250Ton 

Armament


12.1763Broadside Weight = 48 French Livre (51.8016 lbs 23.496 kg)NNF-1715
Gun Deck16 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.1763120 NNF-1715

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
11.1768 - 11.10.1769Enseigne de Vaisseau
Charles Pierre Claret de Fleurieu (Comte de Fleurieu)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1755-1806
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1772 - 1774Capitaine de Vaisseau
François-Joseph Paul de Grasse (Seigneur de Tilly)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1788
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1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1772Enseigne de Vaisseau
Jean Richard de Butler (Vicomte de Butler)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1782
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1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1768 - 1769Garde de la Marineref:673

Service History


DateEventSource
11.1768

Sailed from Île-d'Aix

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1769

In 1768 Claret was appointed to the command of the frigate "Isis" on an expedition to experiment with the marine watch or chronometer , a new instrument, sailing from Aix in November of that year. He took observations at Martinique, Santo Domingo, Porto Rico, Havana, Jamaica, Colon, and New Orleans, and after touching at New York, Boston, and Newfoundland, returned to Aix on 11 October 1769. The results of this expedition were important to geography, as he established the exact position of all the points visited, and published them in his later works.

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11.10.1769

Arrived at Île-d'Aix

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