La Fortune

Nominal Guns2BWAS-1714
NationalityEmpire Français
OperatorPrivate Owners
Ship TypeUnknownBWAS-1714


22.6.1813Broadside Weight = 6 French Livre (6.4752 lbs 2.937 kg)BG
Gun Deck2 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
22.6.181248 BG

Service History

22.6.1813Taken by Castor (32) BG

Notes on Ship

Capture of the La Fortune by boats of HMS Castor, 22 June 1813BG

Admiralty Office, September 21, 1813.


Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Pellew, has transmitted to John Wilson Croker, Esq. a letter from Captain Dilkes, of His Majesty's ship Castor, addressed to Captain Adam, of the Invincible, stating, that on the 22d of June the boats of the former ship, under the directions of Lieutenants Loveless and Stanhope, boarded and brought out from under the protection of Fort Mongat [Montgat], in Catalonia, La Fortune, a French privateer, of two guns, two swivels. and forty-eight men. Captain Dilkes highly commends the conduct of the officers and men employed on this service, in which, from the heavy fire of the enemy upon the boats, Mr William Colford, boatswain of the Castor, and three men were killed, and nine wounded.


London Gazette 18 September 1813 Issue: 16776 Page: 1860


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
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Posted by Adam. G. Quigley on Wednesday 31st of July 2019 08:26

4 men from HMS Castor killed boarding this privateer and nine wounded including one man whose right arm had to be amputated. Info from report held at TNA ADM 1/427

Posted by Adam. G. Quigley on Wednesday 31st of July 2019 08:22

Crew: 48. Armament 2 x 6 pounder cannon + 2 x swivel guns and abundant small arms.

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