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La Princesse -> 1671 Triomphant -> 1678 Constant -> 1690 Vieux Constant

Nominal Guns60FWAS1626
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1665NNF-1661
How acquiredPurpose builtFWAS1626
ShipyardSoubise - Aunis NNF-1661
Jean-Pierre BrunFrench
Ship Builder
Service 1663
CategoryThird RateFWAS1626
National RateSecond RangNNF-1661
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661
Last Mentioned1704NNF-1661


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentFWAS1626
Length of Gundeck137' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)44.4976 (145′ 11″ Imperial)
Breadth34' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.0838 (36′ 4″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold16' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.1968 (17′ 0″ Imperial)
Draught Aft16' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.1968 (17′ 0″ Imperial)


5.1667Broadside Weight = 480 French Livre (518.016 lbs 234.96 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck24 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 French 6-Pounder

1679Broadside Weight = 438 French Livre (472.6896 lbs 214.401 kg)FWAS1626
Lower Gun Deck10 French 24-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck14 French 18-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck24 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck16 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1667405400 crew + 5 officersFWAS1626
1671409500 crew + 9 officersFWAS1626

1 Ship Commander

1675Chef d'EscadreFWIKI

Service History

1670Rerated as a Troisième RangFWAS1626
1671Rerated as a Second RangFWAS1626
24.6.1671Renamed TriomphantFWAS1626
11.2.1674/75First battle of Stromboli
1677Rerated as a Troisième RangFWAS1626
28.6.1678Renamed ConstantFWAS1626
1679Rerated as a 64 gunner Troisième RangFWAS1626
1690Refitted as an unarmed Other Vessels (Troisième Rang) Hulk FWAS1626
1690Renamed Vieux ConstantFWAS1626


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