Le Cheval Marin

Nominal Guns42NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down8.1664NNF-1715
First Commissioned9.1666NNF-1715
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
Constructor Laurent Coulomb (1622-1696)NNF-1715
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1715
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Broken Up1729NNF-1715


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck122' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)39.6256 (130′ 0″ Imperial)
Length of Keel97' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)31.5056 (103′ 4″ Imperial)
Breadth32' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.5019 (34′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold13' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.2224 (13′ 10″ Imperial)


9.1666Broadside Weight = 216 French Livre (233.1072 lbs 105.732 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck20 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 4-Pounder

1703Broadside Weight = 250 French Livre (269.8 lbs 122.375 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck18 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
9.16662666 Officers, 260 menNNF-1715

1 Warrant Officer

1.2.1682 - 1682Lieutenant de Vaisseau Dromon (Chevalier de Saint-Genies)ref:769

Service History

23.7.1681Blockade of Chio
23.7.1682First Bombardment of Algiers
23.5.1683Second Bombardment of Algiers
19.6.1685Bombardment of Tripoli
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head

Depart from La Rochelle with a convoy to the Antilles

Took 4 prizes : "St Jean Baptiste" from Rotterdam and on the return the "Jacques" from Amsterdam , "St Jean" from the Barbade , from the english "Ile of Whig"


Return at Belle-Ile

1703Refitted as a 42 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
1726Refitted as a Unrated Hulk


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