Le Suffren -> 1794 Redoutable

Nominal Guns74E-WIKI
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down1.1790E-WIKI
First Commissioned12.1792E-WIKI
ShipyardBrest - Brittany E-WIKI
Ship ClassDuquesne Group variant of Téméraire ClassE-WIKI
Designed by Jacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)E-WIKI
CategoryThird RateE-WIKI
National RatePremier RangE-WIKI
Ship TypeShip of the Line E-WIKI
Sailing RigShip RiggedE-WIKI


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck172' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)55.8656 (183′ 3″ Imperial)
Length of Keel155' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)50.344 (165′ 2″ Imperial)
Breadth44' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.3318 (47′ 0″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold22' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.1456 (23′ 5″ Imperial)


1805Broadside Weight = 1000 French Livre (1079.2 lbs 489.5 kg) 
Lower Gun Deck28 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 French 8-Pounder
Forecastle6 French 8-Pounder
Roundhouse4 French 36-Pounder Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

2 Ship Commanders

1800 - 1801Capitaine de Vaisseau Charles Berrenger (1757-1814)E-WIKI1805 - 21.10.1805Capitaine de Vaisseau Jean-Jacques Lucas (1764-1819)

1 Flag Officer

4.1802 - 1802Contre-Amiral François Joseph Bouvet de Précourt (1753-1832)FWIKI

1 Warrant Officer

1805 - 21.10.1805Enseigne de Vaisseau Alexandre Louis du Crest de Villeneuve (1777-1852)FWIKI

Service History

20.5.1794Renamed Redoutable
16.6.1795First Battle of Groix
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
22.10.1805Sank in the storm following the Battle of TrafalgarE-WIKI


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
15.12.1796-13.1.1797Fleet for the convoy to Ireland of the Army under General Hoche Justin Bonaventure Morard de Galles (1741-1808) 

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