Le Royal -> 1634 Amiral -> 1646 Grand Saint Louis

Vasseau de Roi
Grand Vasseau de Roi
Nominal Guns52NNF-1610
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1626NNF-1610
ShipyardAmsterdam - Holland NNF-1610
CategorySecond RateNNF-1610
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1610
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1610
Sold for Break Up12.1649NNF-1610


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1610
Length of Gundeck148' 3"French Feet (Pied du Roi)48.0721 (157′ 8″ Imperial)
Length of Keel105' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)34.104 (111′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth39' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.6943 (41′ 7″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold15' 4"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.8937 (16′ 0″ Imperial)


10.1627Broadside Weight = 546 French Livre (589.2432 lbs 267.267 kg)NNF-1610
Gun Deck6 French 36-Pounder
Gun Deck18 French 24-Pounder
Gun Deck18 French 18-Pounder
Gun Deck10 French 12-Pounder

1642Broadside Weight = 534 French Livre (576.2928 lbs 261.393 kg)NNF-1610
Gun Deck14 French 36-Pounder
Gun Deck2 French 24-Pounder
Gun Deck26 French 18-Pounder
Gun Deck6 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1627350 NNF-1610

9 Ship Commanders

9.1627 - 1631Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Philippe Raquin des Gouttes (1580-1649)NNF-16101636 - 1637Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Philippe Raquin des Gouttes (1580-1649)NNF-16101639Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Philippe Raquin des Gouttes (1580-1649)NNF-16101641Capitaine de Vaisseau Jean Armand de Maillé-Brézé (Duc de Maillé-Brézé) (1619-1646)NNF-16101646 - 14.6.1646Capitaine de Vaisseau Jean Armand de Maillé-Brézé (Duc de Maillé-Brézé) (1619-1646)NNF-16107.1646 - 7.1647Capitaine de Vaisseau Jean-Roger du CrozetNNF-16107.1647 - 11.1647Chef d'EscadreChevalier Jean-Augustin Garnier de Rousset (d.1649)NNF-161011.1647 - 12.1647Capitaine de Vaisseau Jean-Roger du CrozetNNF-161012.1647 - 1648Capitaine de Vaisseau Truchot des ForgettesNNF-1610

Service History

1634Renamed AmiralNNF-1610
24.3.1637Battle of the Lérins Islands
1642Refitted as a 48 gun Second Rate Ship
1646Renamed Grand Saint LouisNNF-1610
14.6.1646Battle of Orbitello
21.12.1647Battle of Castellammare


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