Le Vigilant2375
Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
OperatorMarine Nationale
Keel Laid Down1742/03NNF-1715
First Commissioned1744/12
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest NNF-1715
ConstructorJacques-Luc Coulomb NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RateDeuxième Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Becomes British fourth rate ship of the line 'Vigilant' (1745)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck143' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)46.6088
Length of Keel130' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)42.3864
Breadth38' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.5048
Depth in Hold18' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.09


1744/12Broadside Weight = 486 French Livre (524.394 lbs 237.897 kg) NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck24French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1744/124866 officers, 480 menNNF-1715

Service History

DateEvent Source
1745/05/19Taken by Superb , Mermaid , Eltham  


NNF-1715 Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
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