L'Invincible

1898
Nominal Guns92NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down2.1779NNF-1774
Launched20.3.1780NNF-1774
First Commissioned5.1780
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1774
ShipyardRochefort NNF-1774
ConstructorFrançois-Guillaume Clairin DeslauriersNNF-1774
CategoryFirst RateNNF-1774
National RatePremier Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1808NNF-1774

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck184' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)59.7632 (196′ 0″ Imperial)
Length of Keel167' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)54.2416 (177′ 11″ Imperial)
Breadth50' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)16.24 (53′ 3″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold24' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.8358 (25′ 8″ Imperial)
Displacement4,670Ton 
Burthen2,400Ton 

Armament


3.1780Broadside Weight = 1104 French Livre (1191.4368 lbs 540.408 kg) 
Lower Gun Deck30 French 36-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck32 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 12-Pounder

1781Broadside Weight = 1136 French Livre (1225.9712 lbs 556.072 kg)FWAS1786
Lower Gun Deck30 French 36-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck32 French 24-pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck30 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 French 8-Pounder

1784Broadside Weight = 1168 French Livre (1260.5056 lbs 571.736 kg) 
Lower Gun Deck30 French 36-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck32 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 French 8-Pounder

1795Broadside Weight = 1252 French Livre (1351.1584 lbs 612.854 kg)NNF-1774
Lower Gun Deck30 French 36-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck32 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 French 36-Pounder Obusier
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.17801,055 NNF-1774

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
25.4.1781 - 4.1783Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Jean Guillaume Toussaint Picquet (Comte de la Motte) (1720-1791)EWIKI

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
30.5.1781 - 4.1783Lieutenant-généralChevalier Jean Guillaume Toussaint Picquet (Comte de la Motte) (1720-1791)EWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
1781Refitted as a 100 gun First Rate Ship FWAS1786
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
1784Refitted as a 110 gun First Rate Ship of the Line FWAS1786
1794

Rebuilt and coppered at Brest

FWAS1786
3.1807DisarmedNNF-1774
6.1.1808

Condemned at Brest

NNF-1774


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
FWAS1786French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786-1861Rif Winfield & Stephen S RobertsBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
 

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