Fortunee

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Nominal Guns38BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Fortunee' (1777) (32)
Captured22.12.1779BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.1780BWAS-1714
ShipyardBrest - Brittany BWAS-1714
Designed byPierre-Alexander Forfait (1752-1807)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up1800BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck141' 3"Imperial Feet42.9787 
Length of Keel124' 5"Imperial Feet37.8005 
Breadth38' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet11.5888 
Depth in Hold12' 1"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen960 8294Tons BM 

Armament


4.1780Broadside Weight = 204 Imperial Pound ( 92.514 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck28 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1780300 BWAS-1714

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
30.11.1780 - 7.1783CaptainHugh Cloberry Christian (1747-1798) ADM 6/22/204
Issued by Hyde Parker (1713/14-1783), North America
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
22.1.1780 - 11.9.1782First LieutenantCharles John Moore Mansfield (1760-1813)HMS01

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
24.4.1781 - 21.7.1783BoatswainDavid OgilvieADM29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1780Commissioned in the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
24.11.1780Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.4.1781Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7904.10.7dBWAS-1714
23.5.1781Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
29.4.1782Took the Ship Le Comte d'Estaing (14) off Jamaica
21.7.1782Sailed to AmericaBWAS-1714
11.1782Blockade of Cap FrancoisBWAS-1714
26.4.1783Left Jamaica bound for EnglandBWAS-1714
7.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
1785Refitted as a Other Vessels Prison hulk
1791Prison ship in Langstone HarbourBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
HMS01HMS MinotaurVariousWeb Site
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Jane Jackson on Tuesday 11th of July 2017 14:08

Hi there,
I note the comment that the Hulk 'Fortunee' was broken up in 1800. I had a 4x Great Uncle imprisoned on the 'Fortunee' when he was first sent to Portsmouth to await transportation beyond the seas. He was actually never sent, serving his whole 7 year sentence on the Hulks, and he was moved to the 'Portland', probably in late November 1801. His presence on the individual Hulks is confirmed in the Hulk Quarterly Accounts, where each account is labelled with the name of the ship.


Posted by Jane Jackson on Tuesday 11th of July 2017 12:43

Hi there,
I note the comment that the Hulk 'Fortunee' was broken up in 1800. I had a 4x Great Uncle imprisoned on the 'Fortunee' when he was first sent to Portsmouth to await transportation beyond the seas. He was actually never sent, serving his whole 7 year sentence on the Hulks, and he was moved to the 'Portland', probably in late November 1801. His presence on the individual Hulks is confirmed in the Hulk Quarterly Accounts, where each account is labelled with the name of the ship.


Posted by Jane Jackson on Tuesday 11th of July 2017 12:43

Hi there,
I note the comment that the Hulk 'Fortunee' was broken up in 1800. I had a 4x Great Uncle imprisoned on the 'Fortunee' when he was first sent to Portsmouth to await transportation beyond the seas. He was actually never sent, serving his whole 7 year sentence on the Hulks, and he was moved to the 'Portland', probably in late November 1801. His presence on the individual Hulks is confirmed in the Hulk Quarterly Accounts, where each account is labelled with the name of the ship.

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