L'Alexandre

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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Alexander' (1778) (74)
Captured6.11.1794BWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAlfred Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorAdam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
National RatePremier RangBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured23.6.1795BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Alexander' (1795) (74)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck169' 0"Imperial Feet51.5112 
Length of Keel138' 5 ⅛"Imperial Feet42.0656 
Breadth46' 11"Imperial Feet14.025 
Depth in Hold20' 0"Imperial Feet6.096 
Draught Forward11' 8"Imperial Feet3.556 
Draught Aft16' 9 ½"Imperial Feet4.8895 
Burthen1,620 7194Tons BM 

Armament


6.11.1794Broadside 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

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1795 - 23.6.1795Capitaine de VaisseauFrançois Charles Guillemet (1749/50-1820)FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
16.6.1795First Battle of Groix
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
23.6.1795Taken by the British at the Action of Ile Groix

 

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