La Reine -> 1671 Brave

Nominal Guns60NNF-1610
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1645NNF-1610
First Commissioned6.1648NNF-1610
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1610
Constructor Gédéon RodolpheNNF-1610
CategorySecond RateNNF-1610
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1610
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1610
Broken Up2.1674NNF-1610


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1610
Length of Gundeck146' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)47.4208 (155′ 6″ Imperial)
Length of Keel116' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)37.6768 (123′ 7″ Imperial)
Breadth39' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.6672 (41′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5216 (18′ 1″ Imperial)
Draught Forward17' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5216 (18′ 1″ Imperial)
Draught Aft18' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.8464 (19′ 2″ Imperial)


6.1648Broadside Weight = 540 French Livre (582.768 lbs 264.33 kg)NNF-1610
Lower Gun Deck24 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1648355 NNF-1610

7 Commanding Officers

3.1650 - 4.1652Chef d'escadreSir Samuel Paul (d.1668)NNF-16101654Capitaine de Vaisseau Nicolas TruchotNNF-16101660Capitaine de Vaisseau Guillaume d'Alméras (1620-1676)NNF-16101664Capitaine de Vaisseau Louis Victor de Rochechouart de Mortemart (Comte de Vivonne than Duc de Vivonne) (1636-1688)NNF-16101665 - 1667Capitaine de Vaisseau Hector des Ardens (1620-1675)NNF-16101671Capitaine de Vaisseau de PallièresNNF-16101672Capitaine de Vaisseau Jean-Baptiste Valbelle (Chevalier de Valbelle) (1627-1681)NNF-1610

1 Commissioned Officer

1665Capitaine de Vaisseau Louis Le Roux d'Infreville-Saint-Aubin (Chevalier d'Infreville-Saint-Aubin) (1642-1712)ref:687

Service History

12.8.1665Battle of Cherchell
1670Refitted as a 50 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
6.1671Renamed BraveNNF-1610
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay


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