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La Ville de Paris

1931
Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Ordered29.5.1757BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1757NNF-1715
Named1.1762BWAS-1714
Launched19.1.1764BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.1764BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRochefort Dockyard - Rochefort BWAS-1714
Constructor
François-Guillaume Clairain des LauriersFrench
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1738-1768
NNF-1715
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
National RatePremier RangBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured12.4.1782BWAS-1714
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck185' 7 ½"Imperial Feet56.4007 
Length of Keel153' 0"Imperial Feet46.6344 
Breadth53' 8 ½"Imperial Feet16.1671 
Depth in Hold22' 2"Imperial Feet6.731 
Burthen2,347 5294Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck177' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)57.4896 (188′ 7″ Imperial)
Length of Keel144' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)46.7712 (153′ 5″ Imperial)
Breadth48' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)15.6107 (51′ 2″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold23' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.4704 (24′ 6″ Imperial)

Armament


1764Broadside Weight = 1092 French Livre (1178.4864 lbs 534.534 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck30 French 36-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck32 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 French 12-Pounder

1779Broadside Weight = 1146 French Livre (1236.7632 lbs 560.967 kg)FWAS1626
Lower Gun Deck30 French 36-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck32 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 6-Pounder
Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.17641,0966 officers, 1090 menNNF-1715

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1778Chef d'Escadre
Chevalier Charles - Henri Hector d'EstaingFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1793
TRN3
1779Capitaine de Vaisseau
François-Pierre Huon de KermadecFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1756
ref:673
1781Capitaine de Pavillon
Antoine Cresp de Saint-CézaireFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1781
E-WIKI
1781 - 12.4.1782Capitaine de VaisseauE-WIKI

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1778Chef d'Escadre
Luc Urbain de Bouëxic (Chevalier de Saint Louis)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1739
E-WIKI
22.3.1781 - 19.4.1782Lieutenant-Général des Armées Navales
François-Joseph Paul de Grasse (Seigneur de Tilly)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1788
TRN3
5.1781 - 12.4.1782Capitaine de Vaisseau, Major d'Escadre
Pierre-René-Marie de Vaugiraud (Comte de Rosnay)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1755-1809
ref:673

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.5.1764 - 20.6.1764Lieutenant de Vaisseauref:17231780Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Chevalier Guy Pierre de CoëtnemprenFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1812
FWIKI
1780 - 12.4.1782Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Chevalier Gérard Louis de BrachFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1786
, rank ?? not listed
ref:673
1781 - 1782Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Chevalier Jean-Louis de Trédern de LezerecFrench
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Marine
Service 1757-1790
ref:673

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1781Enseigne de Vaisseauref:6311781 - 3.1782Enseigne de Vaisseau, no month endref:673

Service History


DateEventSource
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
1779Refitted as a 104 gun First RateFWAS1626
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes

 

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