L'Adroit

11288
Nominal Guns44W033
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down7.1690W033
Launched20.1.1691EWIKI
First Commissioned8.1691W033
How acquiredPurpose builtEWIKI
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy W033
ConstructorEtienne Salicon (d.1691)W033
CategoryFourth RateW033
National RateQuatrième RangW033
Ship TypeFrégate-Vaisseau de 1er Ordre W033
Sailing RigSchoonerW033
Blown Up22.6.1703W033

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck116' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)37.6768 (123′ 7″ Imperial)
Breadth31' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.2312 (33′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold12' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)3.9788 (13′ 0″ Imperial)
Burthen350Ton 

Armament


8.1691Broadside Weight = 208 French Livre (224.4736 lbs 101.816 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck20 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1691226 NNF-1661
1696220 ref:692
1702200 ref:692
1703294 ref:692
1703260 ref:692

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.8.1693 - 13.11.1693Capitaine de Vaisseau Pierre Vidard (Sieur de Saint-Clair) (1648-?)ref:6931696Corsaire Captain Huraut de Villeluisant ref:6924.1697 - 1697Chef d'escadreJean Bart (1651-1702)FWIKI1702 - 22.6.1703Chef d'escadre Marc-Antoine Hécourt (Chevalier de Saint-Pol Hécourt) (1665-1705)ref:692

Service History


DateEventSource
17.6.1696Bataille du Dogger Bank
16.1.1702/3Took the Frigate Ludlow (32) and one other off GoréeBWAS-1603
10.4.1703Action of 10th April 1703
22.6.1703Sunk by the explosion of the Dutch ship Chateau-d'AnversW033

 

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