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L'Aurore -> 1768 Petite Aurore

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Nominal Guns6NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorPrivate Owners
Keel Laid Down1766NNF-1715
Acquired4.1767NNF-1715
First Commissioned5.1767NNF-1715
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy NNF-1715
Designed by
Nicolas Marie OzanneFrench
Naval Sailor
Designer
Other
Service 1742-1791
NNF-1715
CategoryOther VesselsNNF-1715
Ship TypeCorvetteNNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Bought by the Navy1769E-WIKI
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck66' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)21.4639 (70′ 5″ Imperial)
Breadth18' 1"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.8498 (19′ 2″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold8' 2"French Feet (Pied du Roi)2.6525 (8′ 8″ Imperial)
Displacementc130Ton 

Armament


5.1767Broadside Weight = 9 French Livre (9.7128 lbs 4.4055 kg)NNF-1715
Gun Deck6 French 3-Pounder

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1764/04 - 1769
François-César Le Tellier de Courtanvaux (Marquis of Courtanvaux)French
Ship Owner
Other
Soldier
Merchant Sailor
Service 1733-1769
Owner
E-WIKI

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.176740 NNF-1715

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
19.4.1767 - 28.8.1767Capitaine Marchand, rank ? appointed by Royal Edict
Mathieu ChopinFrench
Merchant Sailor
E-WIKI

5 Passengers


DatesRankNameSource
14.5.1767 - 21.6.1767Pilote , Private Owners, , take the role of pilote sometime
François-César Le Tellier de Courtanvaux (Marquis of Courtanvaux)French
Ship Owner
Other
Soldier
Merchant Sailor
Service 1733-1769
E-WIKI
14.5.1767 - 28.8.1767Dessinateur
Nicolas Marie OzanneFrench
Naval Sailor
Designer
Other
Service 1742-1791
ref:673
14.5.1767 - 28.8.1767Volontaire , Private Owners, as astronomer
Charles MessierFrench
Other
Merchant Sailor
Service 1767-1778
E-WIKI
c.11.7.1767 - 22.7.1767Pilote , Private Owners, rejoined at Amsterdam
François-César Le Tellier de Courtanvaux (Marquis of Courtanvaux)French
Ship Owner
Other
Soldier
Merchant Sailor
Service 1733-1769
E-WIKI
25.7.1767 - 28.8.1767Pilote , Private Owners, rejoined at Texel
François-César Le Tellier de Courtanvaux (Marquis of Courtanvaux)French
Ship Owner
Other
Soldier
Merchant Sailor
Service 1733-1769
E-WIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
14.5.1767Sailed from Le Havre E-WIKI
25.5.1767Sailed from Le Havre E-WIKI
6.6.1767Sailed from Calais E-WIKI
20.6.1767Sailed from Dunkerque E-WIKI
21.6.1767Arrived at Rotterdam E-WIKI
29.6.1767

Sailed from Rotterdam

E-WIKI
8.7.1767Sailed from Rotterdam E-WIKI
11.7.1767Arrived at Amsterdam E-WIKI
22.7.1767Sailed from Amsterdam E-WIKI
25.7.1767

Arrived at Texel .

E-WIKI
7.8.1767

Arrived at Boulogne-sur-Mer

E-WIKI
28.8.1767Arrived at Le Havre E-WIKI
1768Renamed Petite AuroreNNF-1715


Notes on Ship


ModelE-WIKI

The Sainte-Geneviève Library at Paris , because the librarian of the Abbey of St Geneviève was Alexandre Guy Pingré , has a large scale model of "Aurore" . The model was made by former sailors of the expedition , and is built as a large 1/12th scale , yielding very minute details . She has as well a marble bust of the Marquis de Courtanvaux , the owner of "Aurore" .



 

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