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Le Magnifique

1966
Nominal Guns72FWAS1626
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down10.1683FWAS1626
Named1.1684FWAS1626
Launched12.4.1685FWAS1626
First Commissioned12.1685FWAS1626
How acquiredPurpose builtFWAS1626
ShipyardToulon Dockyard - Toulon FWAS1626
Designed by
Nicolas ChapelleFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1670-1683
FWAS1626
Constructor
Nicolas ChapelleFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1670-1683
FWAS1626
CategorySecond RateFWAS1626
National RateSecond RangNNF-1661
Ship TypeShip of the LineNNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661
Burnt in Action2.6.1692FWAS1626

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck142' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)46.1216 (151′ 3″ Imperial)
Length of Keel116' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)37.6768 (123′ 7″ Imperial)
Breadth39' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.6672 (41′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5216 (18′ 1″ Imperial)
Burthen1,500Ton 

Armament


12.1685Broadside Weight = 822 French Livre (887.1024 lbs 402.369 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck26 French 36-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 French 6-Pounder

1686Broadside Weight = 540 French Livre (582.768 lbs 264.33 kg)FWAS1626
Lower Gun Deck12 French 24-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck14 French 18-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck14 French 18-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck12 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck16 French 8-Pounder
Roundhouse4 French 4-Pounder

1691Broadside Weight = 584 French Livre (630.2528 lbs 285.868 kg)FWAS1626
Lower Gun Deck12 French 24-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck14 French 18-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck14 French 18-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck12 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 8-Pounder
Roundhouse6 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.1685559 FWAS1626

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1690Capitaine de Vaisseau
Charles-François Davy (2nd Marquis d'Amfreville)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1646-1692
ref:687
1692 - 2.6.1692Chef d'EscadreFWIKI

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1688Vice-Amiral du Ponant
Jean d'Estrées (Comte d'Estrées)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1668-1688
BNF1

Service History


DateEventSource
26.6.1688Bombardment of Algiers
1690Rerated as a 84 gunner Premier RangFWAS1626
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
2.6.1692Battle of La Hogue

 

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