L'Infante -> 1671 Ecueil

Nominal Guns36NNF-1610
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down4.1660NNF-1610
First Commissioned10.1661NNF-1610
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1610
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1610
ConstructorLaurent HubacNNF-1610
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1610
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1610
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1610
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1610


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1610
Length of Gundeck120' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.976 (127′ 10″ Imperial)
Length of Keel96' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)31.1808 (102′ 3″ Imperial)
Breadth30' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)9.744 (31′ 11″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold13' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.2765 (14′ 0″ Imperial)


1671Broadside Weight = 188 French Livre (202.8896 lbs 92.026 kg)FWAS1626
Lower Gun Deck22 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1669230 FWAS1626
10.1671220 FWAS1626

6 Commanding Officers

1665 - 1666Capitaine de Vaisseau QuevernNNF-16101666Capitaine de Vaisseau Pierre Guérusseau (Seigneur du Magnou) (1630-1706)NNF-16101667Capitaine de Vaisseau QuevernNNF-16101668 - 1669Capitaine de VaisseauJérome-Augustin du Vernay de Beaulieu (1630-1703)NNF-16101671Capitaine de Vaisseau Charles de Courbon-Blénac (1st Comte de Blénac) (1622-1696)NNF-16101672Capitaine de Vaisseau BaudaNNF-1610

1 Commissioned Officer

1667Lieutenant de VaisseauAndré de Nesmond (1641-1702)FWIKI

Service History

2.3.1665Battle of La Goulette
1669Refitted as a 34 gun Fourth RateFWAS1626
1671Refitted as a 36 gun Fourth RateFWAS1626
24.6.1671Renamed EcueilFWAS1786
3.1672Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Fireship FWAS1626

Wrecked near Porto Rico



NNF-1610Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1610 à 1661Alain DemerliacBook
FWAS1626French Warships in the Age of Sail 1626–1786Rif WinfieldBook
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
FWAS1786French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786-1861Rif Winfield & Stephen S RobertsBook

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