L'Auguste -> 1793 Jacobin -> 1794 Neuf Thermidor

Nominal Guns84NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down12.1777NNF-1774
First Commissioned3.1779FWAS1786
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1774
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1774
Designed by Leon-Michel Guignance (1731-1805)NNF-1774
Constructor Pierre-Alexander Forfait (1752-1807)FWAS1786
CategoryThird RateNNF-1774
National RatePremier RangFWAS1786
Ship TypeShip of the Line FWAS1786
Sailing RigShip RiggedFWAS1786


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck186' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)60.4128 (198′ 2″ Imperial)
Length of Keel171' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)55.5408 (182′ 2″ Imperial)
Breadth46' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.9408 (49′ 0″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold23' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.4704 (24′ 6″ Imperial)
Draught Forward21' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.8208 (22′ 4″ Imperial)
Draught Aft24' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.7952 (25′ 6″ Imperial)


3.1779Broadside Weight = 1012 French Livre (1092.1504 lbs 495.374 kg)NNF-1774
Lower Gun Deck30 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 French 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle22 French 8-Pounder

1793Broadside Weight = 1140 French Livre (1230.288 lbs 558.03 kg)NNF-1774
Lower Gun Deck30 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 French 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 36-Pounder Obusier
Quarterdeck/Forecastle18 French 12-Pounder

3 Ship Commanders

28.9.1779 - 12.7.1780Capitaine de Pavillon Jean-François d'Arros (Baron d'Argelos) (1726-1791)ref:12751781 - 1782Capitaine de Vaisseau Pierre Joseph CastellanE-WIKI1794Capitaine de Vaisseau GassinE-WIKI

2 Flag Officers

1779 - 1780Chef d'Escadre Étienne Pierre de Rochechouartref:12757.3.1781 - 1783Chef d'Escadre Louis Antoine Bougainville (Comte de Bougainville) (1729-1811)ref:1275

1 Commissioned Officer

17.11.1781 - 6.3.1782Enseigne de Vaisseau Étienne Eustache Bruix (1759-1805) Discharged Sickref:1275

1 Petty Officer

15.3.1781 - 17.11.1781Garde de la Marine Étienne Eustache Bruix (1759-1805)ref:1275

Service History

9.1780coppering at Brest - Brittany NNF-1774
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
9.4.1782Action off Dominique
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
1793Refitted as a 88 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line FWAS1786
3.1793Renamed Jacobin
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
12.1794Renamed Neuf Thermidor

Wrecked off Brest



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