L'Orient

11096
Nominal Guns80NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
PreviouslyFrench Merchant east indiaman 'L'Orient' (1756) (80)
Purchased5.1759NNF-1715
ShipyardLorient - Brittany NNF-1715
ConstructorAntoine GroignardNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Wrecked7.9.1782NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck174'French Feet (Pied du Roi)56.5167 (185′ 5″ Imperial)
Length of Keel159'French Feet (Pied du Roi)51.6473 (169′ 5″ Imperial)
Breadth44'French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.3183 (46′ 11″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold20' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.6584 (21′ 10″ Imperial)
Burthen1,800Ton 

Armament


5.1759Broadside Weight = 900 French Livre (971.28 lbs 440.55 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck30 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle18 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.175986614 officers, 852 menNNF-1715

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1759 - 12.1759Capitaine de VaisseauAlain Nogérée de la Filière (1701-1772)FWIKI

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1759 - 12.1759Chef d'escadre Joseph-Marie Budes (Seigneur de Guébriant) (1701-1760)FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
1778Refitted as a 74 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
17.2.1782Battle of Sadras
12.4.1782Battle of Providien
6.7.17822nd Battle of Negapatam
3.9.1782Battle of Trincomalee
7.9.1782Wrecked at TrincomaleeNNF-1715


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
 

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