Le Vigilant2375
Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1742/03NNF-1715
First Commissioned1744/12
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest Dockyard NNF-1715
Ship ClassSaint Michel Class
Designed byJean-Marie HelieNNF-1715
ConstructorJacques-Luc CoulombNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RateDeuxième Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Vigilant' (1745)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck143' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)46.4502
Length of Keel130' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)42.2294
Breadth38' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.3627
Depth in Hold18' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.8769


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

Petty Officers

17451745/05/19Enseigne de VaisseauAntoine de Marges de Saint-Victoretref:672


NNF-1715 Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
ref:672 Le Comité des travaux historiques et scientifiques Web Site
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