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Le Figuires -> 1795 Formidable

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Nominal Guns84FWAS1786
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
Ordered1.1794FWAS1786
Keel Laid Down8.1794BWAS-1793
Named4.12.1794FWAS1786
Launched17.3.1795FWAS1786
First Commissioned27.10.1795FWAS1786
How acquiredPurpose builtFWAS1786
ShipyardToulon Dockyard - Toulon FWAS1786
Ship ClassTonnant Class (1787)FWAS1786
Designed by
Jacques-Noël SanéFrench
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Administrator
Service 1758-1825
FWAS1786
Constructor
Jean-Jacques AbauzirFrench
Naval Sailor
Ship Builder
Service 1808
FWAS1786
CategoryThird RateFWAS1786
National RatePremier RangFWAS1786
Ship TypeShip of the LineFWAS1786
Sailing RigShip RiggedFWAS1786
Captured4.11.1805FWAS1786
BecomesFWAS1786

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck194' 6"Imperial Feet59.1328 
Length of Keel159' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet48.4823 
Breadth51' 5 ½"Imperial Feet15.5575 
Depth in Hold21' 6"Imperial Feet6.5532 
Burthen2,248 5594Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW006
Length of Gundeck182' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)59.1156 (193′ 11″ Imperial)
Length of Keel165' 3"French Feet (Pied du Roi)53.5932 (175′ 9″ Imperial)
Breadth47' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)15.2656 (50′ 0″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold23' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.5245 (24′ 8″ Imperial)
Draught Forward21' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.8208 (22′ 4″ Imperial)
Draught Aft23' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.5245 (24′ 8″ Imperial)

Armament


1803Broadside Weight = 1164 French Livre (1256.1888 lbs 569.778 kg)FWAS1786
Gun Deck4 French 36-Pounder Obusier
Gun Deck28 French 12-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck30 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 French 24-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1795854 FWAS1786

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
6.3.1800 - 26.4.1800Capitaine de Vaisseau
Esprit-Tranquille MaistralFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1815
002
1801 - 6.7.1801Capitaine de Vaisseau
Landais LalondeFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1801
W005
8.7.1801 - 14.7.1801Capitaine de Frégate
Amable Gilles TroudeFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1824
E-WIKI
1803 - 1804Capitaine de Vaisseau
Jean François Timothée TrulletFrench
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1755-1807
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1805 - 4.11.1805Capitaine de Vaisseau
Jean-Marie LetellierFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1830
TRN5

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1801Contre-AmiralTRN51805 - 4.11.1805Contre-Amiral
Pierre Etienne René Marie Le Pelley du ManoirFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1819
TRN5

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1805 - 3.11.1805Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Olivier Jourdan de la PassardièreFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1830
FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1795Renamed FormidableE-WIKI
6.7.1801Battle of Algeciras Bay
12.7.1801The Gut of Gibraltar
22.7.18053rd Battle of Cape Finisterre
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
4.11.1805Taken by Strachan's squadonr off the coast of SpainBWAS-1793
4.11.1805Battle of Cape Ortegal
4.11.1805Taken by the British At the Battle of Cape OrtegalFWAS1786

 

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