Le Galion de Guise

Nominal Guns58FWIKI
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down12.1619NNF-1610
First Commissioned7.1621NNF-1610
ShipyardAmsterdam - Holland NNF-1610
CategoryFirst RateFWIKI
Ship TypeShip NNF-1610
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1610
Sunk in Action2.7.1642NNF-1610


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1610
Length of Gundeck134' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)43.5232 (142′ 9″ Imperial)
Length of Keel108' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)35.0784 (115′ 1″ Imperial)
Breadth38' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.3424 (40′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold16' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.1968 (17′ 0″ Imperial)


1642Broadside Weight = 528 French Livre (569.8176 lbs 258.456 kg)NNF-1610
Gun Deck14 French 36-Pounder
Gun Deck2 French 24-Pounder
Gun Deck26 French 18-Pounder
Gun Deck3 French 8-Pounder
Gun Deck3 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1642540 NNF-1610

7 Commanding Officers

1621 - 1622Vice-Amiral Theodore de MantinNNF-16101622 - 1625Amiral de France Charles de LorraineNNF-16101628Amiral de France Charles de LorraineNNF-16101636Capitaine de Vaisseau de NantesNNF-16101637 - 1638Vice-Amiral Theodore de MantinNNF-16101639Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Hercule de Cange (1594-1642)NNF-16101642 - 1.7.1642Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Hercule de Cange (1594-1642)NNF-1610

Service History

1.7.1642Battle of Barcelona


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Pere Izquierdo-Tugas on Wednesday 7th of November 2018 10:56

Hello, Mr. Guise. We are trying to find the shipwreck of the gallion De Guise et Nôtre Damme de la Victoire. Com you contact us at izquierdotp@diba.cat?

Posted by regis on Tuesday 24th of October 2017 11:21

The family de Guise is noble and was a pretender to the throne of France against the royal family

Posted by Cy on Monday 23rd of October 2017 22:40

You are directly descended from a ship? Surely not.

Maybe you should elaborate.

Posted by Donald Henry Guise on Monday 23rd of October 2017 21:52

Direct descendent. Family sir name Americanize, dropping the de and shortened to Guise. Settled in Ohio Valley, moved to Miami during the Depression. I live in NC. Served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam and my son attended the U.S. Naval Academy. A long list of naval history.

Posted by Cy on Thursday 2nd of March 2017 20:40

THe nominal number of guns when built in 1619/20 was 58. THe count of 48 is from a list of 1642. They are both correct.

Posted by Pere Cristofol on Thursday 2nd of March 2017 17:22

The number of guns is 48 instead of 58.

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