There is no mention in the archives that the sinking of the two Natière frigates resulted in any deaths, leading us to believe that all men survived. Traces of their on-board existence were found everywhere on the wrecks. These including dozens of shoes; these were made of leather and most of them were fitted with pegged leather heels. Those from the Dauphine featured a small side buckle, while the lion's share of those found on the Aimable Grenot generally had, most of the time, a large buckle on the front.
Close examination reveals how much use was gotten out of these shoes. When buckles gave way, they were replaced with laces, or the shoe was modified into a sandal or a clog. Studying these shoes also provides precious information about the crew itself – the age and status of the sailors are revealed by the shoes' sizes, while traces of wear and repair are indications of individual pathologies. We have fewer traces of the men's clothing, essentially a few textile fragments. The discovery of buttons made of wood, tin or copper provides a glimpse of their garments. One of them, with a double fastener, gives us an idea of the large, baggy trousers it once held up.