Hercule -> 1671 Marquis -> 1671 Hercule

Nominal Guns46NNF-1610
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1655NNF-1610
First Commissioned2.1660
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1610
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1610
ConstructorLaurent HubacNNF-1610
CategoryThird RateNNF-1610
National RateTroisième Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1673NNF-1610


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1610
Length of Gundeck120' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.976 (127′ 10″ Imperial)
Length of Keel92' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)29.8816 (98′ 0″ Imperial)
Breadth30' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)9.744 (31′ 11″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold12' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)3.8976 (12′ 9″ Imperial)
Draught Aft15' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.872 (15′ 11″ Imperial)


1665Broadside Weight = 143 Imperial Pound (154.088 lbs 69.8905 kg)NNF-1610
Gun Deck14 French 12-Pounder
Gun Deck8 French 8-Pounder
Gun Deck8 French 6-Pounder
Gun Deck6 Smaller guns

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
2.1660255 NNF-1610

7 Commanding Officers

1662Capitaine de Vaisseaude la CarteNNF-16104.1663 - 1664Lieutenant-généralSir Samuel Paul (d.1668)NNF-16101664Capitaine de VaisseauMathurin Gabaret (1600-1671)NNF-16107.1665 - 1665Capitaine de Vaisseau François de Livenne de Verdille (1613-1690)NNF-16101666 - 6.1666Capitaine de Vaisseau François de Livenne de Verdille (1613-1690)FWIKI1667Capitaine de Vaisseaude LucheNNF-161010.1669 - 1670Capitaine de Vaisseau Anne Hilarion de Costentin (Comte de Tourville) (1642-1701)NNF-1610

Service History

1665Refitted as a 36 gun Fourth Rate Ship
12.8.1665Battle of Cherchell
1671Refitted as a 38 gun Fourth Rate Ship
6.1671Renamed MarquisNNF-1610
7.1671Renamed HerculeNNF-1610
1673Condemned and broken up at BrestNNF-1610


NNF-1610Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1610 à 1661Alain DemerliacBook
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site

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