Le Ballon

Nominal Guns4NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down3.1782NNF-1774
First Commissioned10.1782NNF-1774
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1774
ShipyardBoulogne-sur-Mer - Picardy NNF-1774
Ship ClassVanneau ClassNNF-1774
Designed by Jaques DenysNNF-1774
Ship TypeLugger NNF-1774
Given Away12.1795NNF-1774


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck67' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)21.7616 (71′ 4″ Imperial)
Length of Keel59' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)19.1632 (62′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth17' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5525 (18′ 2″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold8' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)2.8149 (9′ 2″ Imperial)


21.9.1782Broadside Weight = 6 French Livre (6.4752 lbs 2.937 kg)NNF-1792
Gun Deck4 French 3-Pounder

21.9.1782Broadside Weight = 15 French Livre (16.188 lbs 7.3425 kg)NNF-1774
Gun Deck10 French 3-Pounder

1794Broadside Weight = 15 French Livre (16.188 lbs 7.3425 kg)NNF-1792
Gun Deck10 French 3-Pounder

1795Broadside Weight = 18 French Livre (19.4256 lbs 8.811 kg)NNF-1792
Gun Deck6 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
10.12.178110Design Complement


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