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Le Fort -> 1671 Foudroyant

Nominal Guns66FWAS1626
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1668FWAS1626
First Commissioned9.1670FWAS1626
How acquiredPurpose builtFWAS1626
ShipyardRochefort Dockyard - Rochefort FWAS1626
Designed by
Jean GuichardFrench
Ship Builder
Service 1668-1690
Jean GuichardFrench
Ship Builder
Service 1668-1690
CategorySecond RateFWAS1626
National RateSecond RangNNF-1661
Ship TypeShip of the LineNNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661
Broken Up9.1690FWAS1626


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck143' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)46.4464 (152′ 4″ Imperial)
Breadth40' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.992 (42′ 7″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5216 (18′ 1″ Imperial)
Burthen1,450Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentFWAS1626
Length of Gundeck146' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)47.4208 (155′ 6″ Imperial)
Length of Keel120' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.976 (127′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth37' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.0176 (39′ 5″ Imperial)
Draught Forward19' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.1712 (20′ 2″ Imperial)
Draught Aft20' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.6584 (21′ 10″ Imperial)


9.1670Broadside Weight = 562 French Livre (606.5104 lbs 275.099 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck22 French 24-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck24 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 French 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 French 4-Pounder

1671Broadside Weight = 446 French Livre (481.3232 lbs 218.317 kg)FWAS1626
Lower Gun Deck10 French 24-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck14 French 18-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck24 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck16 French 6-Pounder
Roundhouse4 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
9.1670459 NNF-1661

3 Ship Commanders

1672 - 1673Capitaine de Vaisseau
Jean Gabaret (Seigneur d'Angoulins)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1692
1678Capitaine de Vaisseau
La Motte-GenouilléFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1690
1690 - 9.1690Capitaine de Vaisseau
François-René de Betz (Comte de La Harteloire)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1671-1695

1 Flag Officer

1673Vice-Amiral du Ponant
Jean d'Estrées (Comte d'Estrées)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1668-1689

1 Commissioned Officer

1671Capitaine en Secondref:687

Service History

1671Rerated as a 68 gunnerFWAS1626
24.6.1671Renamed FoudroyantFWAS1626
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
17.3.1677/78Second Battle of Ouessant
1679Rerated as a 76 gunnerFWAS1626
1688Rerated as a 64 gunnerFWAS1626
1690Rerated as a 76 gunnerFWAS1626


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