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La Couronne -> 1792 Ça Ira

1945
Nominal Guns80NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down8.1766NNF-1715
Launched5.1768NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1715
Constructor
Antoine GroignardFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1751-1799
NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Captured14.3.1795NNF-1715
Becomes
British Third Rate ship of the line 'Ca Ira' (1795) (80) 1795-1796
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck183'French Feet (Pied du Roi)59.4394 (195′ 0″ Imperial)
Length of Keel168' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)54.5688 (179′ 0″ Imperial)
Breadth46'French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.9679 (49′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold23'French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.4975 (24′ 7″ Imperial)
Burthen1,754Ton 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentFWAS1786
Length of Gundeck190' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)61.712 (202′ 5″ Imperial)
Length of Keel168' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)54.5688 (179′ 0″ 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)
Displacement3,850French Feet (Pied du Roi)0.0159 (0′ 0″ Imperial)
Burthen2,100Tonneaux 

Armament


5.1768Broadside Weight = 996 French Livre (1074.8832 lbs 487.542 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck30 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 French 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle18 French 8-Pounder

1794Broadside Weight = 1068 French Livre (1152.5856 lbs 522.786 kg)NNF-1774
Lower Gun Deck30 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 French 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 French 36-Pounder Obusier
Quarterdeck/Forecastle18 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.176886414 officers, 850 menNNF-1715

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1778Capitaine de Vaisseau
François-Pierre Huon de KermadecFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1756
ref:673
1782Capitaine de Vaisseauref:631

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1778Chef d'Escadre
Louis-Charles de Besné (Comte du Chaffault)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1725-1778
TRN3
1780Lieutenant-Général
Luc Urbain de Bouëxic (Chevalier de Saint Louis)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1739
E-WIKI

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1778Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Pierre-René-Marie de Vaugiraud (Comte de Rosnay)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1755-1809
ref:673
1778 - 27.7.1778Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Chevalier Marie-Auguste du ChaffaultFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1778
ref:631
1795Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Louis Léon JacobFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1834
FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
1781Completed refitting at Toulon - Provence E-WIKI
4.1781

Burnt by accident and rebuilt over the remainder of 1781.

FWAS1786
12.12.17812nd Battle of Ushant
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
1784Began refitting at Toulon - Provence E-WIKI
9.1792Renamed Ça IraFWAS1786
29.8.1793Siege of Toulon
1794Refitted as a 84 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line NNF-1774
14.3.1795Action off Genoa


Notes on Ship


DimensionsFWAS1786

The dimensions given from French Warships in the Age of Sail are those after her rebuild of 1781



 

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