Fortuné (58)

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Origin and History

This ship of the line was built by Jacques-Luc Coulomb et Joseph-Louis Ollivier at Lorient and launched on August 30 1757. She belonged to the Compagnie des Indes, not to the Marine Royale.

During the Seven Years' War, the ship was under the command of:

  • since March 7 1758: captain Étienne Lobry
  • until June 30 1761: captain Pierre-Bernard Tréhouart de Beaulieu
  • from July 1 1761 to September 25 1763: Jean-François de Surville

The ship wrecked in Fish Bay (South Africa) in September 1763.

Service during the War

On March 7 1758, the ship sailed for India.

In 1759, the ship was part of d'Aché's squadron who sailed from Île de France (actual Mauritius) to India. On September 10, she took part in the battle of Pondicherry.

To do: campaigns from 1760 to 1763

Characteristics

Technical specifications
Guns 58
Lower Gundeck 26 x 24-pdrs
Upper gundeck 28 x 12-pdrs
Quarterdeck 4 x 6-pdrs
Crew 458-485
Length at gundeck 156 feet (47.55 m)
Width 41 feet (12.50 m)
Depth 19 feet 8 in (5.99 m)
Displacement 1100 tons

References

Blasco, Manuel, Ships of the Compagnie des Indes, 3 Decks Wiki

Leplat, P., and Enguerrand; Histoire de la Compagnie des Indes et des Colonies d'orient

N.B.: the section Service during the War is mostly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.