Nominal Guns70NNF-1661
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down4.1690NNF-1661
First Commissioned3.1691NNF-1661
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1661
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1661
Ship ClassSuperbe ClassNNF-1661
Constructor François Coulomb (1653/54-1716/17)NNF-1661
CategorySecond RateNNF-1661
National RateDeuxième RangNNF-1661
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661
Given Away1709NNF-1661


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck143' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)46.4464 (152′ 4″ Imperial)
Breadth40' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.992 (42′ 7″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 10"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5216 (18′ 1″ Imperial)


11.1690Broadside Weight = 628 French Livre (677.7376 lbs 307.406 kg)W033
Lower Gun Deck26 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck16 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1691459 NNF-1661

2 Ship Commanders

1702Capitaine de Vaisseau BennetFWIKI1706Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Abraham Duquesne-Monier (1654-1726)ref:687

2 Flag Officers

1702Chef d'EscadreChevalier Jean Baptiste Ducasse (1650-1715)FWIKI1705 - 1706Chef d'Escadre Abraham Duquesne-Guiton (1650-1724)ref:687

1 Commissioned Officer

1691Lieutenant de Vaisseau Edme-Elie Certaines de Fricambault (1660-1702)ref:769

Service History


Combat and burning of a dutch ship of 56 guns : 107 seamens save by the pinaces of Heureux , the rest drowned

Lieutenant Certaines de Fricambault lost a hand

20.8.1702Benbow vs DuCasse
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
1709Deleted form the list and given to merchant trade at Lorient (East India company?)NNF-1661
2.1710Captured by the EnglishNNF-1661


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