Le Suffren -> 1794 Redoutable

Nominal Guns74EWIKI
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down1.1790EWIKI
First Commissioned12.1792EWIKI
ShipyardBrest - Brittany EWIKI
Ship ClassDuquesne Group variant of Téméraire ClassEWIKI
Designed byJacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)EWIKI
CategoryThird RateEWIKI
National RatePremier RangEWIKI
Ship TypeShip of the Line EWIKI
Sailing RigShip RiggedEWIKI


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 Commanding Officers

1800 - 1801Capitaine de VaisseauCharles Berrenger (1757-1814)EWIKI1805 - 21.10.1805Capitaine de VaisseauJean-Jacques Lucas (1764-1819)

1 Flag Officer

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

1 Warrant Officer

1805 - 21.10.1805Enseigne de VaisseauAlexandre 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 TrafalgarEWIKI


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

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