La Fortuné

Nominal Guns40NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1755NNF-1715
First Commissioned2.1758NNF-1715
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis NNF-1715
Constructor François-Guillaume Clairain Des Lauriers (1722-1780)NNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1715
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFlûte NNF-1715


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck140' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)45.472 (149′ 2″ Imperial)
Breadth31' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.0688 (33′ 0″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold13' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.2765 (14′ 0″ Imperial)


2.1758Broadside Weight = 128 French Livre (138.1376 lbs 62.656 kg)NNF-1715
Upper Gun Deck24 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
2.17581588 officers, 150 menNNF-1715

1 Ship Commander

9.1771 - 16.7.1772Lieutenant de Vaisseau Yves Joseph Marie de Kerguelen (Seigneur de Trémarec et du Carpont) (1734-1797)E-WIKI

1 Warrant Officer

9.1771 - 14.2.1772Enseigne de Vaisseau François Étienne de Rosily-Mesros (1748-1832) TransferedE-WIKI

Service History

13.9.1771Sailed from Île de France E-WIKI
16.7.1772Arrived at Brest FWIKI
6.1774Wrecked at MadagascarNNF-1715


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
13.9.1771-1772First Voyage of Kerguelen Yves Joseph Marie de Kerguelen (Seigneur de Trémarec et du Carpont) (1734-1797) 

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