Le Duc de Chartres

Nominal Guns32NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorCompagnie des Indes
Keel Laid Down11.1737NNF-1715
First Commissioned11.1738NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardLorient - Brittany NNF-1715
Constructor Gilles CambryNNF-1715
Ship TypeEast Indiaman NNF-1715


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck124' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)40.2752 (132′ 1″ Imperial)
Length of Keel110' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)35.728 (117′ 2″ Imperial)
Breadth33' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.7996 (35′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold13' 2"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.2404 (13′ 10″ Imperial)


11.1738Broadside Weight = 132 French Livre (142.4544 lbs 64.614 kg)NNF-1715
Gun Deck4 French 12-Pounder
Gun Deck24 French 8-Pounder
Gun Deck6 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1738204 NNF-1715
19.8.1747195 BG

Service History

19.8.1747Taken by Bellona (30) BG

Notes on Ship


On the 18th Instant (marsh 1747), at 9 in the morning, his Majesty's Ship the Bellona, commanded by the Honourable Captain Barrington, gave chafe to a sail,which was then standing to the Eastward, and at 1 he discovered her to be an enemy, as she had 'then' shortened sail for him; in three Quarters of an hour afterwards "the chafe hoisted French Colours, and fired at the Bellona, which Captain Barrington not thinking himself pear enough, being but just within paint-blanfc, would not return till about 2 of the Clock when Ushant bearing East, distant 3 leagues he began to engage her closely, and continued so till half past Four, when she struck. She proved to be a French East India Ship from Lorient, called the Duc de Chartres, mounted with 30 guns, and 195 men, burthen about 700 Tons, laden "with Beef, Flower, Brandy, Wine, and Oyl, and had also on board 3 mortars, and a great number of shells. Captain Barrington has brought her into Mounts Bay.


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