Le Mercoeur -> 1671 Trident

Nominal Guns36NNF-1610
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1661NNF-1610
First Commissioned11.1662NNF-1610
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1610
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1610
Ship ClassMancini ClassNNF-1610
Designed by Gédéon RodolpheNNF-1610
Constructor Rodolphe GédéonNNF-1610
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1610
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1610
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1610
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1610


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1610
Length of Gundeck116' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)37.6768 (123′ 7″ Imperial)
Length of Keel90' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)29.232 (95′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth25' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)8.1633 (26′ 9″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold12' 2"French Feet (Pied du Roi)3.9247 (12′ 10″ Imperial)
Draught Forward14' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.5472 (14′ 11″ Imperial)
Draught Aft16' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.1968 (17′ 0″ Imperial)


1665Broadside Weight = 182 French Livre (196.4144 lbs 89.089 kg)NNF-1610
Gun Deck2 French 18-Pounder
Gun Deck6 French 16-Pounder
Gun Deck10 French 12-Pounder
Gun Deck14 French 8-Pounder

9 Commanding Officers

1662 - 1663Chef d'escadre Mathurin Gabaret (1600-1671)NNF-16101664 - 1666Capitaine de Vaisseau ThurelleNNF-16101667Capitaine de Vaisseau CuvilleNNF-16101667 - 1668Capitaine de Vaisseau Jérome-Augustin du Vernay de Beaulieu (1630-1703)NNF-16101668Capitaine de Vaisseau ThurelleNNF-16101668 - 1669Capitaine de Vaisseau Lefebvre de la BarreNNF-16101669Capitaine de Vaisseau Nicolas Le Roy (Sieur du Mé et d'Aplemont)NNF-161012.11.1669 - 17.11.1669Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Thomas-Albert Riqueti (Chevalier de Beaumont-Mirabeau) (1632-1690)ref:6871676Capitaine de Vaisseau Jacques-Auguste Maynard (Sieur de Bellefontaine de la Malmaison) (1646-1720)ref:687

1 Commissioned Officer

1676 - 5.1676Capitaine en secondChevalier Pierre Le Bret (Chevalier de Flacourt) (1640-1692)ref:687

1 Passenger

1665Volontaire de la Marine de Beaulieu de Tivas (1630-1673)ref:687

Service History


Mousquetaire du Roi on the Mercoeur


By orders of the King , commandement retired from 17/11/1669 to 09/03/1670

6.1671Renamed TridentE-WIKI
22.4.1676Battle of Agosta
2.6.1676Battle of Palermo
23.7.1681Blockade of Chio
1682Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
1686Condemned at ToulonNNF-1610


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