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Le Soleil Royal

1917
Nominal Guns110FWAS1626
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down12.1668FWAS1626
Launched13.12.1669FWAS1626
First Commissioned1688FWAS1626
How acquiredPurpose builtFWAS1626
ShipyardBrest Dockyard - Brest FWAS1626
Constructor
Laurent Hubac (Sieur de Kervalennec)French
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1637-1682
FWAS1626
CategoryFirst RateFWAS1626
National RatePremier RangE-WIKI
Ship TypeShip of the LineE-WIKI
Sailing RigShip RiggedE-WIKI
Sunk in Action2.6.1692FWAS1626

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalent
Length of Gundeck164' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)53.2697 (174′ 9″ Imperial)
Length of Keel142' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)46.1216 (151′ 3″ Imperial)
Breadth44' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.3318 (47′ 0″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold21' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.8208 (22′ 4″ Imperial)
Draught Aft23' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.5245 (24′ 8″ Imperial)
Burthen2,400Tons BM 

Armament


1669Broadside Weight = 886 French Livre (956.1712 lbs 433.697 kg)FWAS1626
Lower Gun Deck16 French 36-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck14 French 24-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 French 6-Pounder
Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder
Roundhouse4 French 4-Pounder

1690Broadside Weight = 1058 French Livre (1141.7936 lbs 517.891 kg)FWAS1626
Lower Gun Deck8 French 48-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck20 French 36-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 French 6-Pounder
Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder
Roundhouse4 French 4-Pounder

1692Broadside Weight = 998 French Livre (1077.0416 lbs 488.521 kg)FWAS1626
Lower Gun Deck28 French 36-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck30 French 18-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck30 French 12-Pound Obusier
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 French 6-pound Obusier
Roundhouse4 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1670850 FWAS1626
16881,200 E-WIKI

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
1692 - 4.6.1692Capitaine de Vaisseau
Charles des Nos (Comte des Nos de Forbonest)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Marine
Service 1669-1701
ref:687

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1671Lieutenant-Général
Abraham II DuquesneFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1636-1684
FWIKI
1690 - 2.6.1692Amiral de France
Anne Hilarion de Costentin (Chevalier de Tourville)French
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1669-1692
ref:687

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1692 - 2.6.1692Garde de la Marine
Pierre Paul de Mordant (Sieur d'Héricourt)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1712
ref:631

Service History


DateEventSource
1671Atlantic Cruise between the Conquet & Cape Finisterre with four other vessels including
Le Royal Duc (104) 1668-1688
French 104 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1671 Renamed "Reine"
,
Le Tonnant (68) 1670-1678
French 68 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
and
L'Oriflamme (50) 1670-1691
French 50 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line

1688Rerated as a 108 gunnerFWAS1626
1690Rerated as a 110 gunnerFWAS1626
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
5.1692Rerated as a 104 gunnerFWAS1626
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
1.6.1692Action at Cherbourg

 

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