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Le Duquesne14683
Nominal Guns74EWIKI
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1787/08BWAS-1793
First Commissioned1789
How acquiredPurpose builtEWIKI
ShipyardToulon EWIKI
Ship ClassDuquesne Group variant of Téméraire Class
Designed byJacques-Noël SanéEWIKI
CategoryThird RateEWIKI
National RatePremier Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Duquesne' (1803)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck172' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)55.8656 (183′ 3″ Imperial)
Length of Keel155' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)50.344 (165′ 2″ Imperial)
Breadth44' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.3318 (47′ 0″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold22' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.1456 (23′ 5″ Imperial)
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentEWIKI


1788/09/02Broadside Weight = 838 French Livre (881 lbs 410.201 kg) BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12French 8-Pounder
Forecastle4French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1782700Design Complement 

Flag Officers

18031803/07/25Chef d'escadrePierre Maurice Julien de QuérangelTRN5


17941794Capitaine de VaisseauZacharie Jacques Théodore AllemandFWIKI

Service History

DateEvent Source
1795/03/14Action off Genoa 
1795/07/13Battle of Hyeres 
1803/07/25Capture of the Duquesne 


EWIKI WikipediaVariousWeb Site
BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
TRN5 The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
FWIKI Wikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 1st of August 2012 21:48

Nov 1793 Le Duquesne 74 and Fleche 14 corvette with convoy taking refuge in Tunis from a blockade by commodore Robert Linzee in Alcide 74, Agamemnon 64 Cap Nelson plus others awaiting return of Nemesis 28 with instructions from Ad Hood

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