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Le Fier

1951
Nominal Guns70FWAS1626
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down5.1681FWAS1626
Launched1682FWAS1626
How acquiredPurpose builtFWAS1626
ShipyardBrest Dockyard - Brest FWAS1626
Ship ClassTonnant Class (1682)W033
Designed by
Laurent Hubac (Sieur de Kervalennec)French
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1637-1682
FWAS1626
Constructor
Etienne Hubac (Sieur de Kervalennec)French
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1668-1724
FWAS1626
CategorySecond RateFWAS1626
National RateSecond RangW033
Ship TypeShip of the LineW033
Sailing RigShip RiggedW033
Burnt in Action4.6.1692FWAS1626

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentFWAS1626
Length of Gundeck145' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)47.096 (154′ 6″ Imperial)
Length of Keel124' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)40.2752 (132′ 1″ 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 Aft19' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.1712 (20′ 2″ Imperial)

Armament


1682Broadside Weight = 540 French Livre (582.768 lbs 264.33 kg)FWAS1626
Lower Gun Deck12 French 24-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck14 French 18-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck14 French 18-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck12 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck18 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1682738Design ComplementFWAS1626

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1690Chef d'Escadre
Ferdinand de Relingues (Comte de Relingue)French
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Administrator
Marine
Service 1670-1702
ref:687
1692 - 4.6.1692Capitaine de Vaisseau
François-René de Betz (Comte de La Harteloire)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1671-1695
ref:687

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1690Enseigne de Vaisseauref:6871690Enseigne de Vaisseau
Chevalier Vincent d'Irrumberry de Salaberry de BennevilleFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Administrator
Service 1684-1750
ref:673

Service History


DateEventSource
1688Rerated as a 74 gunnerFWAS1626
1690Rerated as a Premier RangFWAS1626
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
1691Rerated as a 76 gunner Second RangFWAS1626
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
2.6.1692Battle of La Hogue

 

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