Le Soleil -> 1671 Hercule -> 1671 Marquis

Nominal Guns36NNF-1610
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
ShipyardIndret - Nantes NNF-1610
Constructor François-Toussaint GréhanNNF-1610
CategorySecond RateNNF-1610
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1610
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1610
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1610
Broken Up1672NNF-1610


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1610
Length of Gundeck117' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.0016 (124′ 8″ Imperial)
Breadth29' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)9.4372 (30′ 11″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold12' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)3.8976 (12′ 9″ Imperial)


1642Broadside Weight = 199.5 French Livre (215.3004 lbs 97.6556 kg)NNF-1610
Gun Deck4 French 18-Pounder
Gun Deck18 French 12-Pounder
Gun Deck10 French 8-Pounder
Gun Deck4 French 6-Pounder
Gun Deck14 Pierrier

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1642275 NNF-1610

11 Commanding Officers

1644Capitaine de VaisseauSir Joseph MontignyNNF-16101649 - 1650Capitaine de Vaisseau Molé (Chevalier Molé)NNF-16101651Capitaine de Vaisseau ParcNNF-16101653 - 1654Capitaine de Vaisseau Molé (Chevalier Molé)NNF-16101655 - 9.1655Capitaine de Vaisseau GouancéNNF-16109.1655 - 1655Chef d'escadre Pierre Certaines de Fricambault (1620-1666)NNF-16101662 - 1663Capitaine de Vaisseau Abraham II Duquesne (1610-1688)NNF-16101664Capitaine de Vaisseau Kerjean-LesmoualNNF-16101665Capitaine de Vaisseau GouancéNNF-16101666 - 1660Capitaine de Vaisseau François-Bénédict de Rouxel (Marquis de Grancey) (1635-1679)NNF-16101667Capitaine de Vaisseau BeaumeNNF-1610

1 Flag Officer

1646Contre-Amiral Jules MontignyNNF-1610

Service History

14.6.1646Battle of Orbitello
21.12.1647Battle of Castellammare

Took a Algerian privateer of 200000 Livres Tournois of build value

6.1671Renamed HerculeNNF-1610
7.1671Renamed MarquisNNF-1610


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