Le Philibert

Nominal Guns40NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorCompagnie des Indes
Keel Laid Down3.1741NNF-1715
First Commissioned1742NNF-1715
ShipyardLorient - Brittany NNF-1715
Ship ClassBaleine ClassNNF-1715
Ship TypeEast Indiaman NNF-1715
Given Away1770BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck128' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)41.5831 (136′ 5″ Imperial)
Length of Keel112' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)36.3776 (119′ 4″ Imperial)
Breadth34' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.0432 (36′ 2″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold14' 2"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.5607 (14′ 11″ Imperial)


1742Broadside Weight = 164.5 French Livre (177.5284 lbs 80.5228 kg)NNF-1715
Gun Deck8 French 12-Pounder
Gun Deck24 French 8-Pounder
Gun Deck10 French 4-Pounder
Gun Deck2 Pierrier

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
174214110 officers, 131 menNNF-1715
3.1746/47219 NNF-1715

1 Commanding Officer

1747 - 14.5.1747UnknownJacques Lars de Lescouet

Service History

3.5.17471st Battle of Cape Finisterre
3.5.1747Taken by Falkland (50)
11.1748Re-purchased/ransomed by two negotiators at PortsmouthNNF-1715


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