Recent updates


Recent Comments

 

Le Formidable

1952
Nominal Guns80W033
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Ordered25.12.1748FWAS1626
Keel Laid Down1749NNF-1715
Named13.1.1749FWAS1626
Launched6.1751NNF-1715
First Commissioned12.1752W033
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest Dockyard - Brest FWAS1626
Designed by
Jacques-Luc CoulombFrench
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1728-1768
FWAS1626
Constructor
Jacques-Luc CoulombFrench
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1728-1768
NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateW033
National RatePremier RangW033
Ship TypeShip of the LineW033
Sailing RigShip RiggedW033
Captured20.11.1759NNF-1715
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck188' 0"Imperial Feet57.3024 
Length of Keel155' 4 ½"Imperial Feet47.2567 
Breadth49' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet14.9543 
Depth in Hold21' 4 ½Imperial Feet6.4135 
Burthen2,002 8894Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW033
Length of Gundeck177' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)57.4917 (188′ 7″ Imperial)
Breadth44' 10"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.2912 (46′ 10″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold21' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.9832 (22′ 10″ Imperial)
Burthen1,800Ton 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck178' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)57.8144 (189′ 8″ Imperial)
Length of Keel168' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)54.5688 (179′ 0″ Imperial)
Breadth44' 10"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.2912 (46′ 10″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold21' 10"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.8208 (22′ 4″ Imperial)
Burthen1,800Ton 

Armament


1752Broadside Weight = 900 French Livre (971.28 lbs 440.55 kg)W033
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
12.175281414 officers, 800 menNNF-1715

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
30.4.1758 - 15.6.1758Chef d'Escadre
Chevalier Charles de Courbon (Comte de Blenac)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1725-1764
ref:1755
1759 - 20.11.1759Capitaine de Vaisseau
Chevalier Marc-Antoine de Saint-AndréFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1713-1746
† Discharged Dead
FWIKI

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1755Chef d'Escadre
Chevalier Hilarion Josselin Duguay (Comte )French
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1760
ref:673
1759 - 20.11.1759Chef d'Escadre
Chevalier Louis de Saint-André du VergerFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1757
FWIKI

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1757 - 1758Lieutenant de Vaisseau
François-Pierre Huon de KermadecFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1756
ref:673
1759 - 20.11.1759Lieutenant de Vaisseau, rank ??ref:673

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1757Enseigne de Vaisseauref:673

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay

 

Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page





Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Thursday 27th of January 2022 10:19Hilmi
Thursday 27th of January 2022 10:19Hilmi
Wednesday 26th of January 2022 15:35Robert Pennyfather
British gun-brig 'Maria' (1807) (14) 1807-1808
British 14 Gun
Unrated Gun-brig
Wednesday 26th of January 2022 12:10Robert Sharp
Morecroft KirkesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806
Wednesday 26th of January 2022 09:28Angela Thomas
William Beaumaris RushBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1783