L'América

13663
Nominal Guns74NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1786NNF-1774
Acquired21.5.1788NNF-1774
ShipyardBrest NNF-1774
Ship ClassTéméraire Class
CategoryThird RateNNF-1774
National RatePremier Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured1.6.1794NNF-1774
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'America' (1794) (74)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck182' 0"Imperial Feet55.4736 
Length of Keel149' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet45.4216 
Breadth48' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet14.6495 
Depth in Hold21' 7"Imperial Feet6.5786 
Burthen1,884 1694Tons BM 

Armament


6.1794Broadside Weight = 910 French Livre (982.072 lbs 445.445 kg)NNF-1774
Gun Deck4 French 36-Pounder Obusier
Gun Deck16 French 8-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck28 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1782700Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1794Capitaine de VaisseauLouis L'Heritier (1747-1823)EWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
1.6.1794Taken by the British at the Glorious 1st of June


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
 

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