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Nominal Guns66W033
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down5.1686BWAS-1603
First Commissioned1687W033
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardToulon - Provence W033
Designed byBlaise PangaloBWAS-1603
ConstructorBlaise PangaloBWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateW033
National RateDeuxième RangW033
Ship TypeShip of the Line W033
Sailing RigShip RiggedW033
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Content Prize' (1695) (70)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck119' 6"Imperial Inch3.0226 (9′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth42' 2"Imperial Inch1.0668 (3′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold25' 0"Imperial Inch0.635 (2′ 0″ Imperial)
Burthen1,130Tons BM 

4 Commanding Officers

1688Lieutenant-Général des armées navales Anne Hilarion de Costentin (Chevalier de Tourville) (1642-1701)ref:7711690 - 31.5.1690Chef d'escadreAndré de Nesmond (1641-1702)FWIKI1692Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Charles de Sainte-Maure (1655-1744)FWIKI1695 - 19.1.1694/95Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier François du Chalard (Marquis du Chalard) (1650-1696)B103

1 Crewman

1.5.1690 - 31.5.1690Garde de la MarineJoseph de Nesmond de Brie (1675-1751)FWIKI

Service History

2.6.1688Action of 1688/06/02
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
8.1.1694/95Action of 1695-01-18
28.1.1694/95Taken by Plymouth off Pantellaria
19.5.1695Captured, together with the Trident by a British SquadronTRN2


W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B103Battles of the British Navy Vol IJoseph AllenDigital Book
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
ref:771Histoire de la marine française, Vol V from 1635 to 1684Charles de La RoncièreDigital Book
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
TRN2The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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