Couronne -> 1792 Ça Ira

1945
Nominal Guns80NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Couronne' (1749) (74)
Keel Laid Down8.1766NNF-1715
Launched5.1768NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardRochefort NNF-1715
ConstructorAntoine GroignardNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured14.3.1795NNF-1715
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Ca Ira' (1795) (80)

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

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1778Capitaine de VaisseauFrançois-Pierre Huon de Kermadec (1726-1787)ref:673

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1795Lieutenant de VaisseauLouis Léon Jacob (1768-1854)FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
1781Completed refitting at Toulon EWIKI
4.1781

Burnt by accident and rebuilt over the remainder of 1781.

FWAS1786
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
1784Began refitting at Toulon EWIKI
9.1792Renamed Ça IraFWAS1786
29.8.1793Seige 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



Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
FWAS1786French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786-1861Rif Winfield & Stephen S RobertsBook
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
ref:673Parcours d'officiers dans la Royale Web Site
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
 

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