Le Soleil Royal

Nominal Guns110E-WIKI
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down12.1668E-WIKI
First Commissioned1688E-WIKI
How acquiredPurpose builtE-WIKI
ShipyardBrest - Brittany E-WIKI
Constructor Laurent HubacE-WIKI
CategoryFirst RateE-WIKI
National RatePremier RangE-WIKI
Ship TypeShip of the Line E-WIKI
Sailing RigShip RiggedE-WIKI
Sunk in Action2.6.1692E-WIKI


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 


1669Broadside Weight = 1010 French Livre (1089.992 lbs 494.395 kg) 
Lower Gun Deck28 French 36-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck20 French 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
16881,200 E-WIKI

1 Commanding Officer

1692 - 4.6.1692Capitaine de Vaisseau Charles des Nos (Comte des Nos de Forbonest) (1645-1701)ref:687

2 Flag Officers

1671Lieutenant-général Abraham II Duquesne (1610-1688)FWIKI1690 - 2.6.1692Amiral de France Anne Hilarion de Costentin (Chevalier de Tourville) (1642-1701)ref:687

Service History

1671Atlantic Cruise between the Conquet & Cape Finisterre with four other vessels including Le Royal Duc (104) , Le Tonnant (64) and L'Oriflamme (50)
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
1692Refitted as a 104 gun First Rate Ship of the Line
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
1.6.1692Action at Cherbourg


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