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Le Foudroyant

1954
Nominal Guns80NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Ordered18.12.1747NNF-1715
Keel Laid Down29.8.1748NNF-1715
Named3.1.1748NNF-1715
Launched18.12.1750NNF-1715
First Commissioned4.1751NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon Dockyard - Toulon NNF-1715
Designed by
François CoulombFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1730-1749
NNF-1715
Constructor
François CoulombFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1730-1749
NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RatePremier RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the LineNNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Captured28.2.1758NNF-1715
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck180' 5"Imperial Feet54.8656 
Length of Keel147' 3"Imperial Feet44.8072 
Breadth50' 3"Imperial Feet15.3162 
Depth in Hold23' 0"Imperial Feet7.0104 
Burthen1,977 6994Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck177' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)57.4896 (188′ 7″ Imperial)
Length of Keel152' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)49.3696 (161′ 11″ Imperial)
Breadth47' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)15.2888 (50′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold22' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.2268 (23′ 8″ Imperial)
Burthen1,966Ton 

Armament


4.1751Broadside Weight = 900 French Livre (971.28 lbs 440.55 kg)FWAS1626
Lower Gun Deck30 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 French 8-Pounder
Forecastle8 French 8-Pounder

4.1751Broadside Weight = 900 French Livre (971.28 lbs 440.55 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck30 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle18 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.175181111 officers, 800 menNNF-1715

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
1758 - 28.2.1758Chef d'EscadreFWIKI

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.4.1756 - 1.10.1756Lieutenant-Général des Armées Navalesref:1275

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1756Capitaine de Vaisseau, capitaine en second
Chevalier Antoine Drée de La Serrée (Baron de Drée de La Serrée)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1718-1761
ref:673
1758 - 28.2.1758Lieutenant de Vaisseau
François Hector d'AlbertFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1789
ref:631

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1757 - 28.2.1758Garde de la Marineref:673

1 Passenger


DatesRankNameSource
1756Dessinateur
Nicolas Marie OzanneFrench
Naval Sailor
Designer
Other
Service 1742-1791
ref:673

Service History


DateEventSource
20.5.1756Battle of Minorca
2.1758Sailed from Toulon ref:673
28.2.1758

Mutinery on board during the combat

ref:687
28.2.1758Battle of Cartagena
28.2.1758Taken by
Monmouth (70) 1742-1767
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
in the Mediterranean


 

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