Le Comte

15981
Nominal Guns40NNF-1661
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down3.1676/77NNF-1661
Launched11.1677NNF-1661
First Commissioned3.1677/78NNF-1661
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1661
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1661
ConstructorPierre Le BrunNNF-1661
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1661
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1661
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661
Last known1698NNF-1661

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck112' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)36.3776 (119′ 4″ Imperial)
Breadth29' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)9.4372 (30′ 11″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold14' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.5472 (14′ 11″ Imperial)
Burthen450Ton 

Armament


3.1677/78Broadside Weight = 127 French Livre (137.0584 lbs 62.1666 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck18 French 8-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck18 French 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 Pierrier

1696Broadside Weight = 188 French Livre (202.8896 lbs 92.026 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck20 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 French 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1677/78206 NNF-1661
1696236 NNF-1661

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1688Capitaine de Vaisseau Ferdinand de Relingues (Comte de Relingue) (1630-1704)ref:6871690Capitaine de Vaisseau Courbon-Blénacref:6871692Capitaine de VaisseauJean Bart (1651-1702)FWIKI

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1692Garde de la MarineFrançois Cornil Bart (1677-1755)FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
1696Refitted as a 44 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
17.6.1696Bataille du Dogger Bank


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1661Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1661 à 1715Alain DemerliacBook
ref:687Mes campagnes de mer sous Louis XIVPhilippe de Vilette-MursayBook
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
 

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