Le Formidable

1952
Nominal Guns80W033
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1749NNF-1715
Launched6.1751NNF-1715
First Commissioned12.1752
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest W033
Designed byJacques-Luc Coulomb (1713-1791)W033
ConstructorJacques-Luc Coulomb (1713-1791)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateW033
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured20.11.1759NNF-1715
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Formidable' (1759) (80)

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

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.175281414 officers, 800 menNNF-1715

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1759 - 20.11.1759Capitaine de VaisseauLouis de Saint-André du Verger (1700-1759)FWIKI

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1757 - 1758Lieutenant de VaisseauFrançois-Pierre Huon de Kermadec (1726-1787)ref:673

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
ref:673Parcours d'officiers dans la Royale Web Site
 

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