Le Griffon

11299
Nominal Guns48NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down9.1704NNF-1715
Acquired10.1.1705NNF-1715
First Commissioned3.1705
ShipyardLorient NNF-1715
Designed byPierre-Blaise Coulomb (1699-1753)W033
ConstructorPierre-Blaise Coulomb (1699-1753)NNF-1715
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1715
National RateTroisième Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1748BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW033
Length of Gundeck125' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)40.6 (133′ 2″ Imperial)
Breadth33' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.7725 (35′ 4″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold14' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.5472 (14′ 11″ Imperial)
Burthen500Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck124' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)40.282 (132′ 1″ Imperial)
Breadth33'French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.7455 (35′ 3″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold14' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.5878 (15′ 0″ Imperial)
Burthen550Ton 

Armament


1704Broadside Weight = 198 French Livre (213.6816 lbs 96.921 kg)W033
Lower Gun Deck22 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 French 6-Pounder

3.1704/5Broadside Weight = 206 French Livre (222.3152 lbs 100.837 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck22 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 French 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1704/53066 officers, 300 menNNF-1715
1707320 

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1706 - 10.11.1706Capitaine de Vaisseau Fondelinref:6831707Capitaine de Vaisseau Pierre-Cesar de Brichanteau (Chevalier de Nangis)

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1723Lieutenant de Vaisseau Louis Langlois (Seigneur de Chancy) (1666-1736)ref:673

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1723 - 1730Garde de la Marine Guy-François de Coëtnempren (Comte de Kersaint) (1703-1759)ref:1220

Service History


DateEventSource
13.4.1706Action of 1706/04/13
10.11.1706

Return to

Brest
ref:683
1.5.1707Action off Brighthelmstone
10.10.1707Battle of the Lizard
19.8.1712Taken off Cape Finisterre by Hardy's squadron.BWAS-1603
1713Returned by the British at the end of hostilitiesBWAS-1603
1744Condemned at BrestNNF-1715


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ref:683Dictionnaire des corsaires et des piratesGilbert Buti and Philippe HrodejDigital Book
ref:673Parcours d'officiers dans la Royale Web Site
ref:1220La Renommée 1744David StockmanWeb Site
 

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