Bretagne -> 1793 Révolutionnaire

Nominal Guns100NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down10.6.1765NNF-1715
First Commissioned1767
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1715
ConstructorAntoine GroignardNNF-1715
CategoryFirst RateNNF-1715
National RatePremier Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1796NNF-1715


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck186'French Feet (Pied du Roi)60.4147 (198′ 2″ Imperial)
Length of Keel165'French Feet (Pied du Roi)53.5941 (175′ 9″ Imperial)
Breadth50'French Feet (Pied du Roi)16.24 (53′ 3″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold24' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.8358 (25′ 8″ Imperial)
Burthen2,600Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentFWAS1786
Draught Forward22' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.2268 (23′ 8″ Imperial)
Draught Aft24' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.8561 (25′ 9″ Imperial)


1767Broadside Weight = 1134 French Livre (1223.8128 lbs 555.093 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck30 French 36-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck32 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder

1781Broadside Weight = 1164 French Livre (1256.1888 lbs 569.778 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck30 French 36-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck32 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
17671,21010 officers, 1200 menNNF-1715

1 Commanding Officer

1778Capitaine de Vaisseau Hervé Louis Joseph Marie Duplessis-Parscau (Comte Duplessis-Parscau)TRN3

1 Flag Officer

1778Vice-Amiral Louis Guillouet (Comte d'Orvilliers) (1710-1792)FWAS1786

Service History

27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
1781Refitted as a 110 gun First Rate Ship of the Line FWAS1786
10.1793Renamed Révolutionnaire


NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
FWAS1786French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786-1861Rif Winfield & Stephen S RobertsBook
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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