Le Foudroyant

1954
Nominal Guns80NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down8.1748NNF-1715
Launched18.12.1750NNF-1715
First Commissioned4.1751NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
Designed by François Coulomb (1653/54-1716/17)NNF-1715
Constructor François Coulomb (1653/54-1716/17)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Captured28.2.1758NNF-1715
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Foudroyant' (1758) (80)

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'French Feet (Pied du Roi)57.4921 (188′ 7″ Imperial)
Length of Keel152'French Feet (Pied du Roi)49.3706 (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)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 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1758 - 28.2.1758Chef d'escadre Michel-Ange Duquesne-Menneville (Marquis de Menneville) (1698-1778)FWIKI

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.4.1756 - 1.10.1756Lieutenant-Général des armées navalesChevalier Roland-Michel Barrin (3rd Marquis de La Galissonière) (1693-1756)ref:1275

Service History


DateEventSource
20.5.1756Battle of Minorca
28.2.1758

Mutinery on board during the combat

ref:687
28.2.1758Battle of Cartagena
28.2.1758Taken by Monmouth (70) in the Mediterranean

 

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