La Royale -> 1671 Ferme

Fregate Royale
Nominal Guns56NNF-1610
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down4.1660NNF-1610
First Commissioned11.1661NNF-1610
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1610
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1610
Constructor Laurent HubacNNF-1610
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1610
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1610
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1610
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1610


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1610
Length of Gundeck133' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)43.1984 (141′ 8″ Imperial)
Length of Keel101' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)32.8048 (107′ 7″ Imperial)
Breadth33' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.7725 (35′ 4″ Imperial)
Draught Forward15' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.872 (15′ 11″ Imperial)
Draught Aft18' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.8464 (19′ 2″ Imperial)


1669Broadside Weight = 362 French Livre (390.6704 lbs 177.199 kg)NNF-1610
Gun Deck22 French 18-Pounder
Gun Deck20 French 12-Pounder
Gun Deck10 French 8-Pounder
Gun Deck2 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1661405 NNF-1610

5 Ship Commanders

1662Capitaine de Vaisseau François NuchezeNNF-16101662 - 1666Lieutenant-Général Paul de Fortia (Chevalier ) (1598-1667)NNF-16101666Capitaine de Vaisseau Pierre de Cou (1630-1676)NNF-16101667Capitaine de Vaisseau François de Livenne de Verdille (1613-1690)NNF-16101668 - 1669Capitaine de Vaisseau HilliereNNF-1610

2 Flag Officers

1662Amiral de France François de Bourbon-Vendôme (Duc de Beaufort) (1616-1669)NNF-16101667Lieutenant-Général Paul de Fortia (Chevalier ) (1598-1667)NNF-1610

Service History

2.3.1665Battle of La Goulette
12.8.1665Battle of Cherchell
1669Refitted as a 52 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
6.1671Renamed FermeNNF-1610
5.1676Refitted as a Unrated Hulk


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