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The Commissioning of the Ships
The preparation of the Lapérouse expedition remains a confusing example of naval professionalism, of detail, and of speed. In less than five months, two transport vessels , the Portefaix and the Autruche , will be transformed into exploration ships renamed frigates The Boussole and l’Astrolabe at the service of a high-level scientific mission.