L'Apollon -> 1678 Hardi

13481
Nominal Guns52
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down8.1670
Launched8.1671
First Commissioned12.1672
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis
ConstructorFrancois Pomet
CategoryThird Rate
National RateTroisième Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Deleted from list1709

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck127' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)41.2496 (135′ 3″ Imperial)
Breadth34' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.0432 (36′ 2″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold14' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.6081 (15′ 1″ Imperial)
Burthen850Ton 

Armament


1672Broadside Weight = 366 French Livre (394.9872 lbs 179.157 kg)W033
Gun Deck22 French 18-Pounder
Gun Deck24 French 12-Pounder
Gun Deck8 French 6-Pounder

12.1672Broadside Weight = 432 French Livre (466.2144 lbs 211.464 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck22 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 French 6-Pounder

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1672 - 1675Capitaine de VaisseauJoseph Andrault (1649-1711)FWIKI1675 - 1676Capitaine de VaisseauLouis ForbinEWIKI1678Capitaine de Vaisseau Phillippe Le Valois (Marquis de Villette-Mursay) (1632-1707)FWIKI1683 - 10.1683Capitaine de Vaisseau Joseph Andrault (2nd Comte de Langeron) (1649-1711)ref:7691690Capitaine de Vaisseau des Gouttesref:6871694Capitaine de VaisseauAbraham Duquesne-Monier (1654-1726)ref:687

Service History


DateEventSource
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
11.2.1674/75First battle of Stromboli
8.1.1675/76Second battle of Stromboli
22.4.1676Battle of Agosta
2.6.1676Battle of Palermo
6.1678Renamed HardiNNF-1661
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1661Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1661 à 1715Alain DemerliacBook
W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ref:769Abraham Du Quesne et la marine de son temps Tome 2 from 1670 Augustin JalDigital Book
ref:687Mes campagnes de mer sous Louis XIVPhilippe de Vilette-MursayBook
 

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