british British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN HMS La Lutine (+1799)
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general
nationality british
purpose war
type frigate (old warship)
subtype/class 5th rate frigate
propulsion sailing ship
date built 1779
status
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weight (tons)  
dimensions
material wood
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about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 09/10/1799  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.269rank: 369
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British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
captain Lancelot Skynner
no. of crew 270
about the wreck
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protected
war grave
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 01/07/2002
last update Lettens Jan
last update 31/07/2011
 
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[1] Lettens Jan09/10/2008
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Lettens Jan06/08/2007

Big part is covered with sand. The Lutine still attracts lots of treasure hunters. The latest rumours indicate that the wreck was broken in two pieces and that the biggest part of gold and silver remains to be found.. at another more SE location.

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Allen Tony23/03/2010The official inventory reads: 58 bars of gold, weight 646 lbs. 23 ounces. 35 bars of silver, weight, 1,758 lbs. 8 ounces. 41,697 Spanish silver pistoles. 179 Spanish gold pistoles. 81 Double Louis d´or. 138 Single Louis d´or. 4 English guineas.

In the summer of 1858, the divers brought to the surface the bell of the frigate, which now rests in the committee room of Lloyd´s with the other relics. The Lutine had been one of the crack ships of the French navy and was captured by Admiral Duncan, he who sent her to her doom. The bell bears on its bronze side the royal crown and arms of Bourbon, and on the rim the name of "Saint Jean" under whose protection the ship and her crew had been placed when she was launched as a fighting frigate of His Majesty, Louis XVI of France.
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Janssen Wil16/02/2008Berekening juiste plaatsbepaling van de Lutine. Het oude Lutinemerk op Terschelling bestond in 1874 niet meer. Bij de stormvloed van 1863 die over de Noordsvaarder joeg, verdwenen alle kapen: de beide kolossale Rijkskapen en de Noorden de Zuidkaap, en de later geplaatste kapen werden niet weer op dezelfde plaatsen gezet, maar dat op Vlieland nog wel, terwijl vooral door de triangulatie van generaal Kraijenhoff, een kaart en beschrijving van A.R.Blommendal en enige opgaven van J.Gorter, opzichter van de Rijkswaterstaat op Terschelling, de plaats van het wrak nauwkeurig kon worden bepaald. Het hoofdresultaat van de berekeningen is, dat de Lutine ligt op 53°21´33"974 Noorderbreedte en 0°10´41"804 Oosterlengte van de meridiaan over Amsterdam (Westerkerktoren).

De nauwkeurigheid dezer b epalingen zal men beseffen, als men bedenkt, dat op de breedte de Lutine de waarde van 1 seconde in lengte 18.48 m en die van 1 seconde in breedte 30,9 m bedraagt; in de berekening zijn zelfs de duizendste gedeelten van één seconde niet verwaarloosd en de berekende plaats is die, welke men door de bewerking in de jaren i858-´6o kent als het achterschip der Lutine waarin de waarde ligt.
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 Het Goud van de Lutine
Janssen Wil16/02/2008La Lutine in Engelse handen In 1793 komt een aantal steden in het Middellandse Zeegebied in opstand tegen de Nationale Conventie. De contrarevolutionairen maken zich meester van Toulon en knopen betrekkingen aan met vice-admiraal Hood, de commandant van het Engelse eskader op de Middellandse Zee. Ze geven hem toegang tot de haven, in afwachting van het herstel van de monarchie, en doen afstand van een aantal schepen, waaronder de Lutine.

Op 19 augustus 1793 werd La Lutine in de haven van Toulon door de Britse Royal Navy in bezit genomen. Als Toulon rondom belegerd is door de republikeinse legers trekken de Engelse en Spaanse eskaders zich op 18 december 1793 terug. Bij het vertrek verbranden zij negen linie-schepen en vijf fregatten. Drie linieschepen, zes fregatten, waaronder la Lutine, en zeven kleinere vaartuigen van gering belang worden als prijsschepen meegenomen. Het Franse Toulon-eskader bestaat dan niet meer, een dramatisch verlies voor de Franse revolutionaire marine. De inbeslagname van La Lutine heeft dus niets glorieus.
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 De Lutine 1799-1999
Eekelers Dirk25/01/2006The Lutine HMS, while on route from Great Yarmouth to Hamburg with a cargo of gold, silver bars and money, ran aground in the stormy night of 9th October 1799 on the banks between Terschelling and Vlieland. The ship was very soon broken into pieces by the heavy breakers and except for 1 man, all 270 crew drowned. Shortly after the accident, many attempts were done to recover her valuable cargo, sometimes with success.

In total, some 120 gold and 60 silver bars are known to be salvaged. The Lutine was insured, causing Lloyd´s a lot of financial problems to pay the damage.

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British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London

In 1509 when Henry VIII was crowned he realised the growing navel power of King James IV of Scots. James had built an impressive fleet to control the Western Isles and was allied to France. Henry built up of his own fleet, the Navy Royal, as it was then known. New ships were constructed, the best known being the Mary Rose. Smaller types of warships (galleases) combining the best features of oars, sails and guns were also built. By Henry's death in 1547 his fleet had grown to 58 vessels.

In 1546 a 'Council of the Marine' was established which later became the 'Navy Board'. The Navy Board was in charge of the daily administration of the navy until 1832 when it was combined with the Board of the Admiralty.

Elizabeth I inherited a fleet of only 27 ships in 1558. Instead of building up her own fleet Elizabeth encouraged private enterprise against Spain's new empire. Men like Sir John Hawkins and Sir Francis Drake to command groups of Royal and private ships to attack the Spanish. When Spain threatened invasion with its Armada in 1588 the Navy of England both Royal and private defended the realm.

Early in the Seventeenth Century, larger galleons were built with heavier armaments. the largest English ship was Sovereign of the Seas built for prestige purposes by Charles I in 1637. The first ship with three gun decks to carry her 102 guns, she was the most powerful ship in the world for many years.

When King Charles II came to the throne in 1660 he inherited a huge fleet of 154 ships. This was a permanent professional national force and the beginning of the Royal Navy as we know it today.

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