La Fortune

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Nominal Guns16NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
PreviouslyBritish sloop 'Fortune' (1778) (14)
Captured26.4.1780BWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwan ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorNicholas PhillipsBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedNNF-1774
Ship TypeCorvette NNF-1774
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1774
Sold1.1789NNF-1774

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 7"Imperial Feet29.2904 
Length of Keel78' 10"Imperial Feet23.7744 
Breadth26' 9"Imperial Feet7.9629 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen300 494Tons BM 

Armament


4.1780Broadside Weight = 48 French Livre (51.8016 lbs 23.496 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck16 French 6-Pounder

Service History


DateEventSource
16.4.1781Battle of Porto Praya
1.1784Refitted as a 16 gun Unrated Packet


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Jacques Valat on Sunday 27th of September 2015 21:42

her french name is "La Fortune"


Posted by Jacques Valat on Sunday 27th of September 2015 21:42

1781/04/18 she was involved in battle of Port Praya

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