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Nominal Guns42NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Purchased1701NNF-1715
ShipyardEngland - Great Britain ref:689
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1715
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the LineNNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Broken Up1723NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck113' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)36.7149 (120′ 5″ Imperial)
Breadth30'French Feet (Pied du Roi)9.744 (31′ 11″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold10' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)3.4916 (11′ 5″ Imperial)
Burthen460Ton 

Armament


1701Broadside Weight = 192 French Livre (207.2064 lbs 93.984 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck22 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
17012266 officers, 220 menNNF-1715

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1710Garde de la Marine
Louis-Philippe Rigaud de VaudreuilFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1753
ref:673
1716 - 1717Garde de la Marine
Louis de Saint-André du VergerFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1757
ref:673

Service History


DateEventSource
1701

Sold by the French South Sea's company (la Compagnie des Mers du Sud)

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Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Sunday 26th of December 2021 22:03

Look at the Rates page, although this is an edge case.


Posted by Stephen L'africain on Sunday 26th of December 2021 17:44

what is the definition of "Fourth Rate" in reference to a ship?

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