Le Franklin

13395
Nominal Guns84EWIKI
NationalityRépublique française
OperatorState Navy
Ordered1.1794EWIKI
Keel Laid Down11.1794EWIKI
Named5.10.1794EWIKI
Launched25.6.1797EWIKI
First Commissioned3.1798
How acquiredPurpose builtEWIKI
ShipyardToulon Dockyard EWIKI
Ship ClassTonnant Class
Designed byJacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)EWIKI
ConstructorJean-Jacques AbauzirEWIKI
CategoryThird RateEWIKI
National RatePremier Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured2.8.1798EWIKI
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Canopus' (1798) (80)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck182' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)59.1156 (193′ 11″ Imperial)
Length of Keel167' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)54.2416 (177′ 11″ 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)
Displacement3,868Ton 
Burthen2,000Ton 

Armament


1797Broadside Weight = 1140 French Livre (1230.288 lbs 558.03 kg) 
Lower Gun Deck30 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 French 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 French 36-Pounder Carronade
Quarterdeck18 French 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
25.6.1797854Design ComplementFWAS1786

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
3.1798 - 2.8.1798Capitaine de VaisseauMaurice Gillet (1763-1833)EWIKI

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
3.1798 - 2.8.1798Contre-AmiralArmand Simon Marie de Blanquet du Chayla (1759-1826)EWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
1.8.1798Battle of the Nile
2.8.1798Taken by the British Aboukir BayFWAS1786


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
FWAS1786French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786-1861Rif Winfield & Stephen S RobertsBook
 

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