Hercule -> 1671 Marquis -> 1671 Hercule

Nominal Guns46NNF-1610
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1655NNF-1610
First Commissioned2.1660NNF-1610
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1610
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1610
Constructor Laurent HubacNNF-1610
CategoryThird RateNNF-1610
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1610
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1610
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1610
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 Ship Commanders

1662Capitaine de Vaisseau de la CarteNNF-16104.1663 - 1664Lieutenant-Général Paul de Fortia (Chevalier ) (1598-1667)NNF-16101664Capitaine de Vaisseau Mathurin 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 Vaisseau de 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


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