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L'Heureux

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Nominal Guns68NNF-1661
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Ordered16.4.1690NNF-1661
Keel Laid Down4.1690NNF-1661
Named9.8.1690NNF-1661
Launched11.1690NNF-1661
First Commissioned3.1691NNF-1661
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1661
ShipyardToulon Dockyard - Toulon NNF-1661
Ship ClassModified Superbe Class (1689)NNF-1661
Constructor
François CoulombFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1687-1717
NNF-1661
CategoryThird RateNNF-1661
National RateSecond RangNNF-1661
Ship TypeShip of the LineNNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661
Captured3.1710NNF-1661

Dimensions


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)
Burthen1,200Ton 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentFWAS1626
Length of Gundeck143' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)46.4464 (152′ 4″ Imperial)
Length of Keel117' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.0016 (124′ 8″ 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)
Burthen1,200French Feet (Pied du Roi) 

Armament


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

11.1690Broadside Weight = 606 French Livre (653.9952 lbs 296.637 kg)FWAS1626
Lower Gun Deck26 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 French 6-Pounder
Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder

1698Broadside Weight = 522 French Livre (563.3424 lbs 255.519 kg)FWAS1626
Lower Gun Deck26 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 French 12-Pound Obusier
Quarterdeck8 French 6-Pounder
Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1691459 NNF-1661

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1702Capitaine de Vaisseau
BennetFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1702
FWIKI
1706Capitaine de Vaisseau
Chevalier Abraham Duquesne-MosnierFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1719
ref:687

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1702Chef d'Escadre
Chevalier Jean Baptiste DucasseFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Pirate
Administrator
Marine
Soldier
Merchant Sailor
Service 1678-1707
FWIKI
1705 - 1706Chef d'Escadre
Abraham Duquesne-GuitonFrench
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Marine
Service 1668-1717
ref:687

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1691Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Edme-Elie Certaines de FricambaultFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1682-1691
ref:769

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1694Garde de la Marine
Pierre Paul de Mordant (Sieur d'Héricourt)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1712
ref:631
1702Garde de la Marineref:673

Service History


DateEventSource
20.8.1691

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

ref:769
20.8.1702Benbow vs DuCasse
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
1709

Deleted form the list and given to merchant trade at Lorient for priovateering under Nicholas du Buisson de Varenne

FWAS1626
2.1710Taken by the BritishFWAS1626

 

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