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L'Achille

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Nominal Guns70NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorCompagnie des Indes
Keel Laid Down5.1743NNF-1715
Launched5.5.1744NNF-1715
First Commissioned8.1744NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardLorient - Brittany NNF-1715
Ship ClassAchille Class (1744)NNF-1715
Constructor
Gilles CambryFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1739-1777
NNF-1715
CategoryMerchantNNF-1715
Ship TypeEast IndiamanNNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Condemned10.1757NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck155' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)50.344 (165′ 2″ Imperial)
Length of Keel135' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)43.848 (143′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth41' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.3168 (43′ 8″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5448 (18′ 2″ Imperial)
Displacementc2,400Ton 
Burthen1,500Ton 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:1839
Burthen1,200Tonneaux 

Armament


5.5.1744Broadside Weight = 450 French Livre (485.64 lbs 220.275 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck26 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 French 6-Pounder

8.1744Broadside Weight = 450 French Livre (485.64 lbs 220.275 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck26 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.5.1744500 ref:1839
8.1744609 NNF-1715
16.10.1749253 ref:1839

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1746 - 5.11.1748Capitaine , Compagnie des Indes
Etienne LobryFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1752
ref:1839
16.10.1749 - 29.4.1752Capitaine , Compagnie des Indes
Etienne LobryFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1752
ref:1839

Service History


DateEventSource
24.3.1746Sailed from Île de France ref:1839
27.3.1746Arrived at Île Bourbon ref:1839
29.3.1746Sailed from Île Bourbon ref:1839
25.6.17461st Battle of Negapatam
8.7.1746Arrived at Poindichery ref:1839
31.8.1748Sailed from Martinique ref:1839
5.11.1748

Disarmed at Lorient

ref:1839
16.10.1749Rerated as a 24 gunnerref:1839
11.12.1749Sailed from Lorient ref:1839
29.4.1752

Disarmed at Lorient

ref:1839

 

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