Le Terrible

Nominal Guns70NNF-1661
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down10.1669NNF-1661
First Commissioned1671NNF-1661
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1661
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1661
Constructor Laurent HubacNNF-1661
CategorySecond RateNNF-1661
National RateDeuxième RangNNF-1661
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661


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)


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

1 Ship Commander

3.10.1677 - 11.5.1678Capitaine de Vaisseau Nicholas Lefèvre de MéricourtE-WIKI

3 Flag Officers

1672Lieutenant-Général des Armées Navales Abraham II Duquesne (1610-1688)ref:6871673Chef d'Escadre Hector des Ardens (1620-1675)FWIKI3.10.1677 - 11.5.1678Vice-Amiral Jean d'Estrées (Comte d'Estrées) (1624-1707)E-WIKI

1 Crewman

1672Volontaire de la Marine Simon de Pas (Chevalier de Feuquières) (1655-1692)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
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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