L'Ecueil -> 1678 Fort

15945
Nominal Guns56NNF-1661
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1674NNF-1661
Launched2.11.1678NNF-1661
First Commissioned1679NNF-1661
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1661
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy NNF-1661
Constructor Laurent Coulomb (1622-1696)NNF-1661
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1661
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1661
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661
Burnt in Action4.6.1692NNF-1661

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck136' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)44.1728 (144′ 11″ Imperial)
Breadth37' 1"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.0215 (39′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold18' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.8464 (19′ 2″ Imperial)
Burthen900Ton 

Armament


2.11.1678Broadside Weight = 414 French Livre (446.7888 lbs 202.653 kg)W033
Lower Gun Deck8 French 24-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck16 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 French 6-Pounder

1679Broadside Weight = 390 French Livre (420.888 lbs 190.905 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck24 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1679300 NNF-1661

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1678Renamed FortNNF-1661
8.6.1681Action of 1681/06/08
23.7.1681Blockade of Chio
1.5.1689Battle of Bantry Bay
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
2.6.1692Battle of La Hogue

 

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