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L'Arc en Ciel

11282
Nominal Guns44NNF-1661
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down6.1674NNF-1661
Launched31.3.1678NNF-1661
First Commissioned8.1678NNF-1661
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1661
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1661
Ship ClassFerme Class (1678)NNF-1661
Designed by
François ChapelleFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1674-1712
NNF-1661
Constructor
Charles AudibertFrench
Ship Builder
NNF-1661
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1661
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1661
Ship TypeFrigate (Frégate-Vaisseau de 1er Ordre)NNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661
Broken Up1699NNF-1661

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck115' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)37.352 (122′ 6″ Imperial)
Length of Keel96' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)31.1808 (102′ 3″ Imperial)
Breadth26' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)8.4448 (27′ 8″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold13' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.2765 (14′ 0″ Imperial)
Burthen500Ton 

Armament


1678Broadside Weight = 276 French Livre (297.8592 lbs 135.102 kg)W033
Lower Gun Deck20 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1678206 NNF-1661

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1684Capitaine de Vaisseau
Chevalier Pierre Le Bret (Chevalier de Flacourt)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1684
ref:687
1689Capitaine de Vaisseau
Barthélemy-Alexandre d'Aralle (Chevalier de Perrinet)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Marine
Service 1670-1689
ref:687
1690Capitaine de Vaisseau
Chevalier Charles de Sainte-MaureFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1692
ref:687

Service History


DateEventSource
1.5.1689Battle of Bantry Bay
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head

 

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Posted by George Ayers on Sunday 13th of November 2016 03:21

I have a copy of the handwritten Journal de la Navigation 1687 from France to New France (April 26 - May 27) for the Arc-en-ciel.

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