Le Conquérant

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Nominal Guns74NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Conquérant' (1746) (74)
Keel Laid Down1.1765NNF-1715
Launched29.11.1765NNF-1715
First Commissioned12.1765NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
Ship ClassActif ClassNNF-1715
Constructor François Coulomb (1653/54-1716/17)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Captured1.8.1798NNF-1715
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Conquerant' (1798) (74)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck169' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)54.8936 (180′ 1″ Imperial)
Breadth43' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.9664 (45′ 9″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold20' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.7396 (22′ 1″ Imperial)
Burthen1,500Ton 

Armament


12.1765Broadside Weight = 838 French Livre (904.3696 lbs 410.201 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck28 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 French 8-Pounder

1798Broadside Weight = 480 French Livre (518.016 lbs 234.96 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.17657216 Officers, 705 menNNF-1715

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1778 - 1779Capitaine de Vaisseau François-Aymar de Monteil (Comte de Monteil) (1725-1787)FWIKI1779Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier César-Henri Boscal de Réals (1723-?)FWIKI1780 - 1782Capitaine de Vaisseau Charles-Marie de La Grandière (Seigneur de Boisgauthier) (1729-1812)FWIKI1795Capitaine de Vaisseau LemancqE-WIKI1797Capitaine de Vaisseau Louis Léonce Trullet (1756-1827)E-WIKI1798 - 1.8.1798Capitaine de Vaisseau Etienne Dalbarde (d.1798)NORG

Service History


DateEventSource
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
20.6.1780Action off Monti Christi
16.3.1781Battle of Cape Henry
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
29.8.1793Siege of Toulon
14.3.1795Action off Genoa
1.8.1798Battle of the Nile
1.8.1798Taken by the British at the Battle of the Nile

 

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