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Le Royal Louis -> 1792 Républicain

1909
Nominal Guns106NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down3.1779NNF-1774
Launched20.3.1780NNF-1774
First Commissioned6.1780NNF-1774
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1774
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1774
Designed by
Leon-Michel GuignanceFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
FWAS1786
Constructor
Pierre-Alexander ForfaitFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Administrator
Service 1778-1805
FWAS1786
CategoryFirst RateNNF-1774
National RatePremier Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked24.12.1794NNF-1774

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck186' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)60.4128 (198′ 2″ Imperial)
Length of Keel164' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)53.2672 (174′ 9″ 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)
Displacement4,835Ton 
Burthen2,500Ton 

Armament


6.1780Broadside Weight = 1344 French Livre (1450.4448 lbs 657.888 kg)NNF-1774
Lower Gun Deck30 French 48-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck32 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 French 8-Pounder

12.1782Broadside Weight = 1164 French Livre (1256.1888 lbs 569.778 kg)NNF-1774
Lower Gun Deck30 French 36-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck32 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 French 8-Pounder

1784Broadside Weight = 1180 French Livre (1273.456 lbs 577.61 kg)NNF-1774
Lower Gun Deck30 French 36-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck32 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 French 8-Pounder

1794Broadside Weight = 1236 French Livre (1333.8912 lbs 605.022 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/Forecastle12 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.17801,055 NNF-1774
1786950 FWAS1786
17941,070 FWAS1786

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1782Chef d'Escadre
Antoine-Hilarion de BeaussetFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1782
FWIKI
1794Capitaine de Vaisseau
Pierre-Mandé LebeauFrench
Naval Sailor
FWIKI
7.1794 - 24.12.1794Capitaine de Vaisseau
Chevalier Pierre-Jacques LongerFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1794
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1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1794Contre-Amiral
Joseph Marie NiellyFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1794
FWIKI

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1780 - 1782Lieutenant de Vaisseauref:6731781 - 5.1781Capitaine en SecondFWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
12.12.17812nd Battle of Ushant
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
1784Refitted as a 110 gun First Rate Ship of the Line
9.1792Renamed RépublicainNNF-1774
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Alejandro Garcia-Blessing on Monday 21st of January 2013 21:35

Was this ship lined with coper when first launched, or just the old treatment with fat and oil that made the hull look white? I am asking because this is the time when the British were beginning to use copper.


Posted by Tim Oakley on Thursday 19th of July 2012 05:32

24 Dec 1794 French Republican110 wrecked off Brest due to incompetence

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