La Françoise -> 1671 Eole

Nominal Guns36NNF-1610
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1655NNF-1610
First Commissioned1657NNF-1610
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1610
ShipyardSt Malo - Brittany NNF-1610
Constructor TangayNNF-1610
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1610
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1610
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1610
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1610
Broken Up1674NNF-1610


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW033
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1610
Length of Gundeck100' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)32.48 (106′ 6″ Imperial)
Breadth26' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)8.4448 (27′ 8″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold11' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)3.5728 (11′ 8″ Imperial)
Draught Aft14' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.5472 (14′ 11″ Imperial)


1665Broadside Weight = 150 French Livre (161.88 lbs 73.425 kg)NNF-1610
Gun Deck12 French 12-Pounder
Gun Deck2 French 10-Pounder
Gun Deck14 French 8-Pounder
Gun Deck4 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1657233 NNF-1610

5 Ship Commanders

1657Capitaine de Vaisseau Mathurin Gabaret (1600-1671)ref:6871663Capitaine de Vaisseau d'EctotNNF-16101664 - 1665Capitaine de Vaisseau de ChateauneufNNF-16101666 - 1667Capitaine de Vaisseau de ChateauneufNNF-16101672Capitaine de Vaisseau Jacques de Cuers (Seigneur de Cogolin) (1622-1700)NNF-1610

1 Flag Officer

1661Lieutenant-Général Paul de Fortia (Chevalier ) (1598-1667)NNF-1610

Service History

1665Refitted as a 32 gun Fifth Rate Ship
6.1671Renamed EoleNNF-1610
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay


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Posted by gauthard serge on Wednesday 18th of January 2017 11:40

little mistake : FRANÇOISE new name: ÉOLE

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