Le Trident -> 1671 Aquilon

Nominal Guns52NNF-1661
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down5.1665NNF-1661
First Commissioned4.1666NNF-1661
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1661
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1661
Constructor Laurent HubacNNF-1661
CategoryThird RateNNF-1661
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1661
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW033
Length of Gundeck127' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)41.2496 (135′ 3″ Imperial)
Breadth32' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.3936 (34′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold15' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.872 (15′ 11″ Imperial)
Burthen900Tons BM 


1666Broadside Weight = 222 French Livre (239.5824 lbs 108.669 kg)NNF-1661
Upper Gun Deck22 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 French 6-Pounder

4.1666Broadside Weight = 198 French Livre (213.6816 lbs 96.921 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck22 French 18-Pounder

1696Broadside Weight = 280 French Livre (302.176 lbs 137.06 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck14 French 18-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck8 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1666325 NNF-1661

7 Ship Commanders

1672Capitaine de Vaisseau d'Aillyref:6871673Capitaine de Vaisseau Louis Gabaret (1632-1677)ref:6871676 - 8.1.1675/76Capitaine de Vaisseau François de Villeneuve-Ferrieres (1643-1676)ref:6878.1.1675/76 - 1676Capitaine de Vaisseau Jacques Kadot (Comte de Sébeville) (1647-1707)FWIKI1678Capitaine de Vaisseau de Montbron (Chevalier ) (1640-1693)ref:6871684Capitaine de Vaisseau Jacques-Auguste Maynard (Sieur de Bellefontaine de la Malmaison) (1646-1720)ref:6871690Capitaine de Vaisseau Beaugeaisref:687

Service History

6.1671Renamed AquilonNNF-1661
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
8.1.1675/76Second battle of Stromboli
22.4.1676Battle of Agosta
2.6.1676Battle of Palermo
17.5.1684Bombardment of Gènes
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head


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