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L'Hercule

1893
Nominal Guns100E-WIKI
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorState Navy
Launched29.7.1836E-WIKI
First Commissionedc.1838E-WIKI
How acquiredPurpose builtE-WIKI
ShipyardToulon Dockyard - Toulon E-WIKI
Ship ClassHercule ClassE-WIKI
Designed by
Jacques-Noël SanéFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Administrator
Service 1740
E-WIKI
Constructor
Jean-Louis BarrallierFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
E-WIKI
CategoryFirst RateE-WIKI
National RatePremier RangE-WIKI
Ship TypeShip of the Line E-WIKI
Sailing RigShip RiggedE-WIKI
Broken Up1874E-WIKI

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentFWAS1786
Length of Gundeck62.50Meters205′ 0″ Imperial
Breadth16.20Meters53′ 1″ Imperial
Draught Aft8.23Meters27′ 0″ Imperial
Displacement4,400Ton 
Length on the waterline62.00Meters203′ 4″ Imperial

Armament


1837Broadside Weight = 1558 French Livre (1681.3936 lbs 762.641 kg)FWAS1786
Lower Gun Deck4 French 22cm Paixhans
Lower Gun Deck28 French 30-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck34 French 30-Pounder
Spardeck30 French 30-Pound Carronade
Spardeck4 French 16cm Paixhans

1850Broadside Weight = 1522 French Livre (1642.5424 lbs 745.019 kg)FNIII
Lower Gun Deck8 French 22cm Paixhans
Lower Gun Deck22 French 30-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck8 French 22cm Paixhans
Middle Gun Deck24 French 30-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck4 French 16cm Paixhans
Upper Gun Deck20 French 30-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
29.7.1836916Design ComplementFWAS1786

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1837 - 1867Unknown
Joseph Grégoire CasyFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1848
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1838 - 10.10.1838Capitaine de Vaisseau
Paul Joseph Marie FauréFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1816-1841
ref:1241

13 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1838 - 10.10.1838Enseigne de Vaisseau
Jean François Honoré Jules SimianFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1833-1838
ref:1241
1838 - 10.10.1838Capitaine de Corvette
Simon MénétrierFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1831-1838
ref:1241
1838 - 10.10.1838Enseigne de Vaisseau
Édouard Louis Marie LebrettonFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1833-1838
ref:1241
1838 - 10.10.1838Enseigne de Vaisseau
Marie Alexandre Auguste MartinenqFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1835-1838
ref:1241
1838 - 10.10.1838Enseigne de Vaisseau
Emmanuel Aimé Jules de BrucFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1835-1838
ref:1241
1838 - 10.10.1838Enseigne de Vaisseau
Alphonse Henri Simon JaryFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1832-1838
ref:1241
1838 - 10.10.1838Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Bruno Jean Marie d'HarcourtFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1837-1838
ref:1241
1838 - 10.10.1838Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Henri DubernadFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1825-1855
ref:1241
1838 - 10.10.1838Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Alexis Désiré LevasseurFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1836-1838
ref:1241
1838 - 10.10.1838Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Claude Jean Philibert Corentin LacapelleFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1821-1860
ref:1241
1838 - 10.10.1838Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Jean Chaudru de TrélissacFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1831-1838
ref:1241
1838 - 10.10.1838Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Jacques Eugène GuillemetFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1816-1838
ref:1241
21.8.1839 - Enseigne de Vaisseau
Léopold Nicolas Pascal JacquetFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1839
ref:1241

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1838 - 10.10.1838Chirurgien-Major
Joseph Félix Scévola FayeFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1838
ref:1241

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1838 - 10.10.1838Commis d'Administration
Jean François Marie Maxime GuienFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1838
ref:1241

Service History


DateEventSource
1860Refitted as a Unrated Prison hulk FWAS1786
25.9.1873

Ordered to be broken up

FWAS1786

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Wednesday 14th of April 2021 09:08

Yep, possibly. Changed it to 1838 for the moment.


Posted by Jason M Archer on Wednesday 14th of April 2021 04:59

Commission date should probably be 1.5.1837.

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