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Le Vengeur -> 1805 Impérial

1928
Nominal Guns118E-WIKI
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
Ordered1793E-WIKI
Keel Laid Down17.10.1793E-WIKI
Named4.1794E-WIKI
Launched1.10.1803E-WIKI
First Commissioned2.1804FWAS1786
How acquiredPurpose builtE-WIKI
ShipyardBrest - Brittany E-WIKI
Ship ClassCommerce de Marseille Class (1786)
Designed by
Jacques-Noël SanéFrench
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Administrator
Service 1758-1825
E-WIKI
CategoryFirst RateE-WIKI
National RatePremier Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Burnt in Action9.2.1806E-WIKI

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Burthen2,746Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentE-WIKI
Length of Gundeck196' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)63.6625 (208′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth50' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)16.24 (53′ 3″ Imperial)
Draught Aft25' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)8.12 (26′ 7″ Imperial)
Displacement5,098Ton 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentFWAS1786
Length of Gundeck196' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)63.6625 (208′ 10″ Imperial)
Length of Keel178' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)57.8144 (189′ 8″ Imperial)
Breadth50' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)16.24 (53′ 3″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold25' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)8.12 (26′ 7″ Imperial)

Armament


2.1804Broadside Weight = 1368 French Livre (1476.3456 lbs 669.636 kg)E-WIKI
Lower Gun Deck32 French 36-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck34 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck34 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 36-Pounder Carronade
Quarterdeck/Forecastle18 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.18031,130 FWAS1786
11.1803825Peace time complementFWAS1786

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1805Renamed ImpérialE-WIKI
6.2.1806

Grounded in combat at Santo Domingo

FWAS1786
6.2.1806Action of San Domingo
9.2.1806

Burnt by th British

FWAS1786

 

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Posted by Rcorre on Wednesday 13th of October 2021 12:56

Hello,
I think there is an error in the weight of the upper deck artillery pieces, which are 18 and not 12 for the imperial

I quote French Wiki.

Although called "ships of 118 guns", the units of the series range from 124 (according to the regulations of 1786) to 136 (according to the regulations of 1806) pieces of artillery if we count the carronades:
32 guns of 36 pounds in first battery;
34 24-pounder guns in the second battery;
34 12-pounder guns in the third battery;
18 8-pound guns and 6 36-pound howitzers on the forecastle.
The total weight of a broadside is 1,368 pounds of cast iron balls.

Beginning with the Imperial, launched in 1803, the 12-pounder guns of the Third Battery were replaced by 18-pounders.
The weight of a broadside increases to 1470 pounds of cast iron.

From the Austerlitz, launched in 1806, the armament of the fellows was modified, they now carried 14 8-pound guns and 12 36-pound carronades.
The weight of a broadside increases to 1,562 pounds of cast iron.

Under the July Monarchy and the Second Empire, the ships of the series were successively rearmed with 120 30-pounder guns.
The weight of a broadside then increased to 1,902 pounds of cast iron.

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