Le Duquesne

14683
Nominal Guns74EWIKI
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down8.1787BWAS-1793
Launched2.9.1788EWIKI
First Commissioned1789
How acquiredPurpose builtEWIKI
ShipyardToulon EWIKI
Ship ClassDuquesne Group variant of Téméraire Class
Designed byJacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)EWIKI
CategoryThird RateEWIKI
National RatePremier Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured25.7.1803EWIKI
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Duquesne' (1803) (74)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck172' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)55.8656 (183′ 3″ Imperial)
Length of Keel155' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)50.344 (165′ 2″ Imperial)
Breadth44' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.3318 (47′ 0″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold22' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.1456 (23′ 5″ Imperial)
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentEWIKI
Displacement2,900Ton 

Armament


2.9.1788Broadside Weight = 838 French Livre (904.3696 lbs 410.201 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 French 8-Pounder
Forecastle4 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1782700Design Complement
25.7.1803275 TRN5

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1794 - 1795Capitaine de VaisseauZacharie Jacques Théodore Allemand (1762-1826)FWIKI

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1803 - 25.7.1803Chef d'escadrePierre Maurice Julien de Quérangel (1758-1840)TRN5

Service History


DateEventSource
14.3.1795Action off Genoa
13.7.1795Battle of Hyeres
24.7.1803Taken by Vanguard (74) off San Domingo, Bellerophon (74) off San Domingo
25.7.1803Capture of the Duquesne


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
EWIKI WikipediaVariousWeb Site
BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
TRN5 The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
FWIKI Wikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 1st of August 2012 21:48

Nov 1793 Le Duquesne 74 and Fleche 14 corvette with convoy taking refuge in Tunis from a blockade by commodore Robert Linzee in Alcide 74, Agamemnon 64 Cap Nelson plus others awaiting return of Nemesis 28 with instructions from Ad Hood

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