L'Alsace -> 1671 Fier -> 1678 Ferme

Nominal Guns60NNF-1661
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1668NNF-1661
First Commissioned8.1670
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1661
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis NNF-1661
ConstructorNoel PometNNF-1661
CategoryThird RateNNF-1661
National RateTroisième Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1700NNF-1661


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck140' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)45.472 (149′ 2″ Imperial)
Length of Keel112' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)36.3776 (119′ 4″ Imperial)
Breadth35' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.4005 (37′ 4″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5216 (18′ 1″ Imperial)

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1670357 NNF-1661

9 Commanding Officers

1673Capitaine de Vaisseau d'Aillyref:6871675Capitaine de Vaisseau d'Aillyref:7711676Capitaine de VaisseauMichel Chabert (1648-1711)EWIKI1680Chef d'escadre Charles-François Davy (Marquis d'Amfreville) (1628-1692)ref:6871681Capitaine de Vaisseau Camille de Digoine du Palais (1647-1721)ref:7691683Capitaine de Vaisseau de Pallas (1630-1702)BNF11684Capitaine de Vaisseau d'AillyBNF11687Capitaine de Vaisseau Jean-Baptiste d'Augustine de Septèmes (Chevalier de Septèmes) (1640-1697)FWIKI1690Capitaine de Vaisseau Vaudricourtref:687

2 Flag Officers

1681Lieutenant-Général des armées navalesAbraham II Duquesne (1610-1688)ref:6871683 - 1684Lieutenant-Général des armées navales Anne Hilarion de Costentin (Chevalier de Tourville) (1642-1701)ref:687

2 Commissioned Officers

1681Capitaine en secondAbraham Duquesne-Guiton (1650-1724)ref:7691684Capitaine en second Charles-Daniel Ricoux (Chevalier de Ricoux) (1663-1708)ref:687

Service History

1671Renamed FierW033
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
1678Renamed FermeW033
23.7.1681Blockade of Chio
23.5.1683Second Bombardment of Algiers
17.5.1684Bombardment of Gènes
11.1689Foundered, but refloatedNNF-1661
12.1689Began repairs at Brest - Brittany NNF-1661
5.1690Completed repairs at Brest - Brittany NNF-1661
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
1696Refitted as a Unrated Hulk


NNF-1661Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1661 à 1715Alain DemerliacBook
ref:687Mes campagnes de mer sous Louis XIVPhilippe de Vilette-MursayBook
ref:771Histoire de la marine française, Vol V from 1635 to 1684Charles de La RoncièreDigital Book
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ref:769Abraham Du Quesne et la marine de son temps Tome 2 from 1670 Augustin JalDigital Book
BNF1Batailles Navales de la France - Vol IO TroudeDigital Book
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site

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