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Le Duc de Bourgogne -> 1792 Peuple -> 1794 Caton

1948
Nominal Guns80NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1.1749NNF-1715
Launched20.10.1751NNF-1715
First Commissioned12.1752FWAS1786
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardRochefort Dockyard - Rochefort FWAS1626
Designed by
François-Guillaume Clairain des LauriersFrench
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1738-1768
FWAS1786
Constructor
Antoine GroignardFrench
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Administrator
Service 1744-1798
FWAS1786
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RatePremier RangFWAS1786
Ship TypeShip of the LineFWAS1786
Sailing RigShip RiggedFWAS1786
Broken Up1.1801NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck174'French Feet (Pied du Roi)56.5167 (185′ 5″ Imperial)
Length of Keel152' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)49.3727 (161′ 11″ Imperial)
Breadth44' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.3318 (47′ 0″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold22' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.2268 (23′ 8″ Imperial)
Burthen1,800Ton 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentFWAS1626
Length of Gundeck174' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)56.5152 (185′ 4″ Imperial)
Length of Keel152' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)49.3727 (161′ 11″ Imperial)
Breadth44' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.3318 (47′ 0″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold22' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.2268 (23′ 8″ Imperial)
Draught Forward20' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.6584 (21′ 10″ Imperial)
Laden Draught Aft22' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.1456 (23′ 5″ Imperial)
Displacement3,400Ton 
Burthen1,800Tonneaux 

Armament


12.1752Broadside Weight = 900 French Livre (971.28 lbs 440.55 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck30 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle18 French 8-Pounder

12.1752Broadside Weight = 900 French Livre (971.28 lbs 440.55 kg)FWAS1626
Lower Gun Deck30 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 French 8-Pounder
Forecastle6 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.175291414 officers, 900 menNNF-1715
12.1752864650 crew + 14 officersFWAS1626

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
7.1757 - 1757Chef d'Escadre, no date from
Charles-Alexandre de Morell d'Aubigny d'Assy (Comte d'Aubigny)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Marine
Service 1713-1781
ref:673
1.10.1761 - 21.11.1762Chef d'Escadre
Charles de Courbon (Comte de Blenac)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1725-1764
ref:1755

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1780 - 15.12.1780Chef d'EscadreBNF25.1781 - 1781Chef d'Escadreref:631

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1780Lieutenant de Vaisseau, Capitaine en SecondFWIKI1780Lieutenant de Vaisseauref:673

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
8.1757 - 1757Enseigne de Vaisseau
Claude-Marguerite François Renart de Fuchsamberg d'AmblimontFrench
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1751-1792
ref:673

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
2.5.1780Sailed form Brest as flagship of a convoy carrying troops to North AmericaBNF2
20.6.1780Action off Monti Christi
16.3.1781Battle of Cape Henry
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
9.1792Renamed PeupleNNF-1715
2.1794Renamed CatonNNF-1715
2.1798Condemned at BrestNNF-1715


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
23.12.1761-8.11.1762Blenac Squadron for the Windward islands 1761
Charles de Courbon (Comte de Blenac)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1725-1764
 
 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 23rd of January 2017 19:48

Sorry should have also included
Defenseur74 Louis Armand Constantin Prince de Rohan Montbazon
Brillant64 Etienne Pierre, Vicomte de Roochechouart, Diligente32 Bory
Zéphryre32 Chevalier De Grasse [F. J. Comte de Grasse Tilly?]
Opale26 Chevalier Doisy


Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 23rd of January 2017 19:18

7 March 1762 French R-Ad Charles Comte de Blénac Courbon arrives off Martinique flag on Duc de Bourgogne80 with Hector74 cap Comte de de Sanzy, Diademe74 cap Chevalier Fouquet, Defenseur74 Louis Armand Constantin, Protee64 Pierre Hocdenau, Dragon64 Chevalier Des Rochechouart, Calype26 cap Duchilleau bringing troops from France to help defend the French islands

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