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Nominal Guns68FWAS1626
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down10.1669FWAS1626
Named21.2.1670FWAS1626
Launched19.9.1670FWAS1626
First Commissioned6.1671FWAS1626
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 Gundeck137' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)44.502 (146′ 0″ Imperial)
Length of Keel118' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.3354 (125′ 9″ Imperial)
Breadth37' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.0176 (39′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5216 (18′ 1″ Imperial)
Burthen1,200Ton 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentFWAS1626
Length of Gundeck137' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)44.502 (146′ 0″ Imperial)
Length of Keel118' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.3354 (125′ 9″ Imperial)
Breadth36' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.7289 (38′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5216 (18′ 1″ Imperial)
Draught Forward17' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5216 (18′ 1″ Imperial)
Draught Aft18' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.8464 (19′ 2″ Imperial)
Burthen1,200Tonneaux 

Armament


6.1671Broadside 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

6.1671Broadside Weight = 486 French Livre (524.4912 lbs 237.897 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck24 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1671409 NNF-1661
6.16714055 officers, 60 petty officers, 206 sailors, 134 marinesFWAS1626

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1672Capitaine de Vaisseau
Hector des ArdensFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1673
FWIKI
1673Chef d'Escadreref:6871677 - 11.5.1678Chef d'Escadre
François-Bénédict de Rouxel (Marquis de Grancey)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1679
ref:687

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1672Capitaine en Secondref:687

Service History


DateEventSource
1672Rerated as a 64 gunnerFWAS1626
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
1675Rerated as a 66 gunnerFWAS1626
11.12.16772nd Battle of Tobago

 

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