L'Ardent -> 1671 Téméraire

Nominal Guns52NNF-1661
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1669NNF-1661
First Commissioned4.1672NNF-1661
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1661
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1661
Ship ClassAnjou ClassNNF-1661
Designed by Laurent HubacNNF-1661
Constructor Laurent HubacNNF-1661
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1661
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1661
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck127' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)41.2496 (135′ 3″ Imperial)
Length of Keel114' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)37.0272 (121′ 5″ Imperial)
Breadth33' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.7906 (35′ 4″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold15' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.9045 (16′ 1″ Imperial)


4.1672Broadside Weight = 426 French Livre (459.7392 lbs 208.527 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck22 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1672305 NNF-1661

Service History

6.1671Renamed TéméraireNNF-1661
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
27.9.1674Force le blocus espagnol de messine.capt Lhéry,avec division du chef d'escadre Valbelle
2.1.1674/75Force le blocus espagnol de Messine.capt Lhéry,avec division du chef d'escadre Vabelle
11.2.1674/75First battle of Stromboli
21.7.1675Raid à Barletta.capt Lhéry,campagne de Tourville en Adriatique
21.7.1675Raid on Barletta
28.7.1675Raid à Reggio.capt Lhéry,campagne de Tourville en Adriatique
15.8.1675Prise du port d'Agosta.capt. Lhéry,sous les ordres du Duc de Vivonne et Du quesne
8.1.1675/76Second battle of Stromboli
22.4.1676Battle of Agosta
2.6.1676Battle of Palermo
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
1693Participe à la Campagne de la Jamaique de Ducasse
17.6.1693Battle of Lagos
9.12.1694Captured and wrecked after action vs. Montagu.


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