Le Fort -> 1671 Foudroyant

1953
Nominal Guns76NNF-1661
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1668NNF-1661
Launched11.4.1669NNF-1661
First Commissioned9.1670NNF-1661
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1661
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis NNF-1661
Constructor Jean GuichardNNF-1661
CategorySecond RateNNF-1661
National RateDeuxième RangNNF-1661
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661
Broken Up9.1690NNF-1661

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
9.1670459 NNF-1661

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1672 - 1673Capitaine de Vaisseau Jean Gabaret (Seigneur d'Angoulins) (1631-1697)ref:6871678Capitaine de Vaisseau La Motte-Genouilléref:6871690 - 9.1690Capitaine de Vaisseau François-René de Betz (Comte de La Harteloire) (1648-1726)FWIKI

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1673Vice-Amiral Jean d'Estrées (Comte d'Estrées) (1624-1707)NNF-1610

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1671Capitaine en second François-Annibal de Béthune (Chevalier de Bèthune) (1642-1732)ref:687

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1671Renamed FoudroyantNNF-1661
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

 

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