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Le Portefaix -> 1785 Astrolabe -> 1785 Boussole

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Nominal Guns18NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down10.1781NNF-1774
Launched1782NNF-1774
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1774
ShipyardBayonne - Aquitaine NNF-1774
Ship ClassDromadaire Class (1781)NNF-1774
Designed by
Jean-Joseph GinouxFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1751-1781
NNF-1774
CategoryUnratedNNF-1774
Ship TypeFlûteNNF-1774
Wreckedaft.3.1788FWIKI

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck127' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)41.2496 (135′ 3″ Imperial)
Length of Keel112' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)36.3776 (119′ 4″ Imperial)
Breadth27' 3"French Feet (Pied du Roi)8.7812 (28′ 9″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold15' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.9045 (16′ 1″ Imperial)

Armament


1782Broadside Weight = 60 French Livre (64.752 lbs 29.37 kg)NNF-1774
Gun Deck20 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1781210Design Complement

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.4.1785 - 3.1788Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Robert Sutton de Clonard (Chevalier de Clonard)French
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1768-1788
† , Capitaine en Second
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bef.1.8.1785 - 13.7.1786Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Charles Gabriel Morel d'EscuresFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1783
† , with rank of Enseigne on board
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Service History


DateEventSource
5.1785Renamed AstrolabeNNF-1774
13.5.1785

Count Charles-Jean d'Hector appointed Morel d'Escures to closely monitor the work and outfitting of the "Portefaix" , a merchant ship (which would become the "Boussole")

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6.1785Renamed BoussoleNNF-1774

 

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