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Le Terrible

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Nominal Guns68FWAS1626
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down10.1669FWAS1626
Named21.2.1670FWAS1626
Launched19.9.1670FWAS1626
First Commissioned1671FWAS1626
How acquiredPurpose builtFWAS1626
ShipyardBrest Dockyard - Brest FWAS1626
Designed by
Laurent Hubac (Sieur de Kervalennec)French
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1637-1682
FWAS1626
Constructor
Laurent Hubac (Sieur de Kervalennec)French
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1637-1682
FWAS1626
CategorySecond RateFWAS1626
National RateSecond RangNNF-1661
Ship TypeShip of the LineNNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661
Wrecked11.5.1678FWAS1626

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck140' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)45.472 (149′ 2″ Imperial)
Length of Keel125' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)40.6 (133′ 2″ Imperial)
Breadth37' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.0408 (39′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5216 (18′ 1″ Imperial)
Burthen1,300Ton 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentFWAS1626
Length of Gundeck140' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)45.472 (149′ 2″ Imperial)
Length of Keel125' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)40.6 (133′ 2″ Imperial)
Breadth37' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.0408 (39′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5216 (18′ 1″ Imperial)
Draught Aft18' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.8667 (19′ 2″ Imperial)
Burthen1,300Tonneaux 

Armament


1671Broadside Weight = 446 French Livre (481.3232 lbs 218.317 kg)FWAS1626
Lower Gun Deck10 French 24-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck14 French 18-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck24 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck16 French 6-Pounder
Roundhouse4 French 4-Pounder

1671Broadside Weight = 524 French Livre (565.5008 lbs 256.498 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck26 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 French 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1671409 NNF-1661
16714055 officers, 66 petty officers, 234 Sailors, 150 marinesFWAS1626

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
3.10.1677 - 11.5.1678Capitaine de Vaisseau
Nicholas Lefèvre de MéricourtFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1677-1678
E-WIKI

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1672Lieutenant-Général des Armées Navales
Abraham II DuquesneFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1636-1684
ref:687
1673Chef d'Escadre
Hector des ArdensFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1673
FWIKI
3.10.1677 - 11.5.1678Vice-Amiral du Ponant
Jean d'Estrées (Comte d'Estrées)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1668-1689
E-WIKI

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1672Volontaire de la Marine
Simon de Pas (Chevalier de Feuquières)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1672
ref:687

Service History


DateEventSource
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
1673Rerated as a 70 gunnerFWAS1626
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
11.12.16772nd Battle of Tobago
11.5.1678Wrecked in central AmericaNNF-1661

 

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Posted by Brian on Monday 18th of January 2016 00:30

London Gazette 1 Aug. 1678 - Paris Aug 6 - From Rochelle as well from Brest, we have an account of the misfortune happened to the squadron of the Count d'Estree in the West Indies, of ?? men of war, and 5 other vessels were lost near certain Isles, called the Isles of Birds about 10 leagues from Curassow, having by the violence of the current being driven upon the rocks that are there, which is attributed to the ignorance of the Pilots. The Names of the French vessels that were lost in the West Indies;
The Terrible 64 Guns The Count d'Estree; The Thunderer 64 Guns Monsieur de Grancy; The Warrior Monsieur de Nemon; The Prince 54 Guns Monsieur de St. Aubin; The Berbon 54 Guns Monsieur de Rosmadecq; The DEfender 54 Guns Monsieur d'Amblimont; The Hurcules 54 Guns Monsieur de Flacourt. Aug 9 - The advice of the lost of our ships is most certain.

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