Le Trident

Nominal Guns52NNF-1661
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down8.1687BWAS-1603
First Commissioned9.1688NNF-1661
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1661
Designed byLaurent Coulomb (1622-1696)BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateNNF-1661
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1661
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Trident Prize' (1695) (58)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck125' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)40.6 (133′ 2″ Imperial)
Breadth33' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.7184 (35′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold14' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.5878 (15′ 0″ Imperial)


9.1688Broadside Weight = 308 French Livre (332.3936 lbs 150.7662 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck22 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 Pierrier

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
9.1688256 NNF-1661

1 Commanding Officer

1690Capitaine de Vaisseau Riberetteref:687

1 Petty Officer

1693Enseigne de VaisseauVincent Huon de Kermadec (1671-1746)ref:673

Service History

30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
8.1.1695Action of 1695-01-18
28.1.1694/95Taken by Plymouth (52) off Pantelleria


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