Le Griffon

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Nominal Guns48NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down9.1704NNF-1715
Acquired10.1.1705NNF-1715
First Commissioned3.1705NNF-1715
ShipyardLorient - Brittany NNF-1715
Designed by Pierre-Blaise Coulomb (1699-1753)W033
Constructor Pierre-Blaise Coulomb (1699-1753)NNF-1715
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1715
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
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

3.1705Broadside 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
3.17053066 officers, 300 menNNF-1715
1707320 

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1706 - 10.11.1706Capitaine de Vaisseau Fondelinref:6831707Capitaine de FrégateChevalier Pierre-Cesar de Brichanteau (Comte de Nangis) (1683-1728)E-WIKI1739Capitaine de Vaisseau, ? year before the "Bourbon"Chevalier Étienne de Périer de Salvert (1687-1766)ref:673

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1723Lieutenant de Vaisseau Louis Langlois (Seigneur de Chancy) (1666-1736)ref:6731.7.1733 - 10.1.1734Lieutenant de VaisseauChevalier Emmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc (Comte Dubois de la Motte) (1683-1764)FWIKI

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1723 - 1730Garde de la Marine Guy-François de Coëtnempren (Comte de Kersaint) (1703-1759)ref:12201738Garde de la Marine François Alexis Périer (1725-1756)ref:673

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

 

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