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L'Intrépide

1960
Nominal Guns74NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1.1745NNF-1715
Launched24.3.1747NNF-1715
First Commissioned7.1747NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1715
Ship ClassSceptre Class (1747)NNF-1715
Constructor
Jacques-Luc CoulombFrench
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1728-1768
NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RatePremier RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the LineNNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Burnt7.1781NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck165'French Feet (Pied du Roi)53.5941 (175′ 9″ Imperial)
Length of Keel157'French Feet (Pied du Roi)50.9969 (167′ 3″ Imperial)
Breadth43'French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.9935 (45′ 10″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold20' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.6584 (21′ 10″ Imperial)
Burthen1,500Ton 

Armament


7.1747Broadside Weight = 838 French Livre (904.3696 lbs 410.201 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck28 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.17476066 Officers, 600 menNNF-1715

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1747Capitaine de Vaisseau
Chevalier Louis-Philippe Rigaud de VaudreuilFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1753
ref:631
1757Capitaine de VaisseauFWIKI1759Capitaine de Vaisseauref:6731.1776 - 3.1778Capitaine de Vaisseau
François-Joseph Paul de Grasse (Seigneur de Tilly)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1788
E-WIKI
1780Capitaine de Vaisseau
Chevalier Louis-Guillaume de ParscauFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1786
FWIKI

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1747Lieutenant de Vaisseau, at the first Batteryref:6731760Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Jean-François du Cheyron du PavillonFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1756
ref:631

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1757Enseigne de Vaisseau
Armand-Guy-Simon de CoëtnemprenFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1779
FWIKI

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1.6.1759 - 21.12.1759Garde de la Marine
Jean François de Hercé (Seigneur du Plessis)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1778
ref:673
1761Garde de la Marine
François-Joseph-Hippolyte Bidé de MaurvilleFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1782
ref:673

1 Passenger


DatesRankNameSource
1748Constructeur Naval
François-Guillaume Clairain des LauriersFrench
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1738-1768
ref:673

Service History


DateEventSource
14.10.17472nd Battle of Cape Finisterre
21.10.1757Forrest's Action
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
1760

Campaign to Martinique

ref:631
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique

 

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Posted by Steve lockhart on Tuesday 11th of May 2021 16:22

Lost on 22 July 1781 off Cap Français,Haiti, when a barrel of local rum caught fire and the ship was burned and sunk.

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