Le Viala -> 1795 Voltaire -> 1795 Constitution -> 1803 Jupiter

16045
Nominal Guns74
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down2.1794
Launched28.9.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardLorient - Brittany BWAS-1793
Ship ClassDuquesne Group variant of Téméraire Class
Designed by Jacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)
CategoryThird Rate
National RatePremier Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured6.2.1806BWAS-1793
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Maida' (1806) (74)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck172' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)55.8656 (183′ 3″ Imperial)
Length of Keel155' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)50.344 (165′ 2″ Imperial)
Breadth44' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.3318 (47′ 0″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold22' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.1456 (23′ 5″ Imperial)

Armament


1795Broadside Weight = 838 French Livre (904.3696 lbs 410.201 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 French 8-Pounder
Forecastle4 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1782700Design Complement

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1795Renamed VoltaireE-WIKI
12.1795Renamed ConstitutionE-WIKI
2.1803Renamed JupiterE-WIKI
6.2.1806Action of San Domingo
6.2.1806Taken by the British at San Domingo by Duckworths Squadron


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
15.12.1796-13.1.1797Fleet for the convoy to Ireland of the Army under General Hoche Justin Bonaventure Morard de Galles (1741-1808) 
 

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