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Le Faucon -> 1671 Orgueilleux

Nominal Guns68W033
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1699W033
How acquiredPurpose builtW033
ShipyardRochefort Dockyard - Rochefort W033
Ship ClassVermandois Class (1670)W033
Francois PometFrench
Ship Builder
Service 1667-1677
CategorySecond RateW033
National RateSecond RangW033
Ship TypeShip of the LineW033
Sailing RigShip RiggedW033
Broken Up1687W033


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentFWAS1626
Length of Gundeck146' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)47.4208 (155′ 6″ Imperial)
Length of Keel122' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)39.6256 (130′ 0″ Imperial)
Breadth39' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.6672 (41′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold18' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.8464 (19′ 2″ Imperial)
Draught Forward19' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.1712 (20′ 2″ Imperial)
Draught Aft20' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.496 (21′ 3″ Imperial)


10.1672Broadside Weight = 534 French Livre (576.2928 lbs 261.393 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck26 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle18 French 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 4-Pounder

1673Broadside Weight = 556 French Livre (600.0352 lbs 272.162 kg)FWAS1626
Lower Gun Deck14 French 24-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck14 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 French 8-Pounder
Forecastle6 French 8-Pounder

1674Broadside Weight = 564 French Livre (608.6688 lbs 276.078 kg)FWAS1626
Lower Gun Deck14 French 24-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck14 French 18-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck14 French 18-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck12 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck16 French 8-Pounder
Roundhouse4 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1672459 NNF-1661

1 Ship Commander

1673Chef d'Escadre
François-Bénédict de Rouxel (Marquis de Grancey)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1679

1 Commissioned Officer

1673Capitaine en Second
Jean Erard (Seigneur de Belle-Isle)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1703

Service History

24.6.1671Renamed OrgueilleuxFWAS1626
1673Rerated as a 70 gunnerFWAS1626
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
1674Rerated as a 76 gunnerFWAS1626


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