Le Vendome -> 1671 Victorieux

Nominal Guns72W033
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1647W033
How acquiredPurpose builtW033
ShipyardBrest - Brittany W033
ConstructorLaurent HubacW033
CategorySecond RateW033
National RatePremier RangW033
Ship TypeShip of the Line W033
Sailing RigShip RiggedW033
Broken Up8.1679NNF-1610


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1610
Length of Gundeck150' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)48.72 (159′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth40' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.992 (42′ 7″ Imperial)
Draught Aft17' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5448 (18′ 2″ Imperial)


1651Broadside Weight = 536 French Livre (578.4512 lbs 262.372 kg)FWAS1626
Lower Gun Deck12 French 24-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck14 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 French 12-Pounder
Forecastle6 French 8-Pounder
Forecastle8 French 8-Pounder
Roundhouse6 French 4-Pounder

1671Broadside Weight = 660 French Livre (712.272 lbs 323.07 kg)NNF-1610
Lower Gun Deck10 French 36-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck16 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1651609 NNF-1610

2 Commanding Officers

1665 - 1666Chef d'escadreAbraham II Duquesne (1610-1688)NNF-16101667Capitaine de VaisseauMathurin Gabaret (1600-1671)NNF-1610

Service History

1669Refitted as a 66 gun Second Rate Ship of the Line NNF-1661
1671Renamed VictorieuxW033


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Tuesday 1st of August 2017 10:41

Thanks Rif.
Updates made to include your info.

Posted by Rif Winfield on Tuesday 1st of August 2017 08:24

In spite of her carrying fewer guns than that normally required for a First Rank ship, the Vendôme exceptionally remained classed as a First Rank ship until the end of her life. The guns listed above are those she carried by 1671; until 1669 she carried 72 guns comprising 12 x 24pdrs and 14 x 18pdrs on the LD, 14 x 18pdrs and 12 x 12pdrs on the 2nd deck, 8 x 8pdrs on the QD, 6 x 8pdrs on the forecastle and 6 x 4pdrs on the dunette.

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