Nominal Guns50NNF-1661
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down12.1669NNF-1661
First Commissioned6.1671NNF-1661
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1661
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1661
Constructor Laurent HubacNNF-1661
CategoryThird RateNNF-1661
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1661
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW033
Length of Gundeck124' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)40.2752 (132′ 1″ Imperial)
Breadth33' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.7184 (35′ 1″ Imperial)
Burthen750Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck123' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)39.9504 (131′ 0″ Imperial)
Length of Keel108' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)35.0784 (115′ 1″ Imperial)
Breadth33' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.7184 (35′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold15' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.872 (15′ 11″ Imperial)


6.1671Broadside Weight = 198 French Livre (213.6816 lbs 96.921 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck22 French 18-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1670305 NNF-1661

3 Ship Commanders

1672Capitaine de Vaisseau Kerjean-Lesmoualref:6871673Capitaine de Vaisseau François-Annibal de Béthune (Chevalier de Bèthune) (1642-1732)ref:6871674Capitaine de Vaisseau de Tambonneau (Chevalier (no date)) (1640-1676)FWIKI

1 Crewman

1672Volontaire de la Marine Joseph-Charles Joubert de La Bastide (1660-1727)ref:687

Service History

28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel


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Posted by regis on Sunday 5th of November 2017 19:18

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Posted by T. Vandenberg on Sunday 5th of November 2017 07:22

Can you confirm this was the ship which left Brest on 16 February 1688 and arrived at the bar of Siam on 15 August 1688. The ship's captain was Msr. de l' Estrille. The ship left there on 13 November for Pondicherry where it arrived early February 1689. From Pondicherry it made a voyage to Phuket (Junk Ceylon) and returned there in Jan 1690. From Pondicherry the Oriflamme was recalled to France and sunk off the coast of Brittany in February 1691.

Nominal guns 50 - lower deck 22 French 18-Pounders. Any idea about the type of the remaining 28 guns?

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