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L'Ardent

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Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Ardent' (1764) (64)
Captured17.8.1779BWAS-1714
ShipyardHessel Cliff - The Humber ref:1326
Ship ClassArdent ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorHugh Blaydes (1686-?)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
National RateDeuxième RangBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured12.4.1782BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Ardent' (1782) (64)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck160' 0"Imperial Feet48.768 
Length of Keel131' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet39.9352 
Breadth44' 4 ½"Imperial Feet13.4239 
Depth in Hold19' 0"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Burthen1,379 3294Tons BM 

Armament


1780Broadside Weight = 576 French Livre (621.6192 lbs 281.952 kg)NNF-1774
Lower Gun Deck24 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 French 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1780600 NNF-1774

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
17.8.1779 - 12.4.1782Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Charles de Bernard de Marigny (1740-1816)EWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
2.1780Began repairs at Brest - Brittany NNF-1774
3.1780Completed repairs at Brest - Brittany NNF-1774
16.3.1781Battle of Cape Henry
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
9.4.1782Action off Dominique
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
12.4.1782Taken by the British at the Battle of the Saintes


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:1326Hessle Local History Society - Shipbuilding Web Site
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
 

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