Le Royale Thérèse -> 1671 Saint Esprit

Nominal Guns80NNF-1661
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down6.1668NNF-1661
First Commissioned1671NNF-1661
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1661
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1661
Constructor Rodolphe GédéonNNF-1661
CategorySecond RateNNF-1661
National RateDeuxième RangNNF-1661
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661


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)


1670Broadside Weight = 710 French Livre (766.232 lbs 347.545 kg)W033
Lower Gun Deck10 French 36-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck16 French 24-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 4-Pounder

1671Broadside Weight = 608 French Livre (656.1536 lbs 297.616 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck24 French 24-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck24 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1671459 NNF-1661

3 Ship Commanders

1675Capitaine de Vaisseau Vaudricourt1682 - 1683Capitaine de Vaisseau Abraham Duquesne-Guiton (1650-1724)ref:6871692Capitaine de Vaisseau Rolland Barrin (Marquis de la Galissonnière) (1646-1737)FWIKI

3 Flag Officers

1675Lieutenant-Général des armées navales Abraham II Duquesne (1610-1688)ref:6871680Lieutenant-Général des armées navales Abraham II Duquesne (1610-1688)ref:6871682 - 1683Lieutenant-Général des armées navales Abraham II Duquesne (1610-1688)ref:687

3 Commissioned Officers

1680Capitaine en quatrième Abraham Duquesne-Guiton (1650-1724)ref:6871680Capitaine en troisième François du Chalard (Marquis du Chalard) (1650-1696)ref:6871680Capitaine en second de La Motte (Chevalier de La Motte) (1640-1684)ref:687

1 Passenger

1682 - 1683Général des Galères de France Louis de Rochechouart de Mortemart (Duc de Mortemart) (1663-1688)ref:687

Service History

1671Renamed Saint EspritW033
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
8.1.1675/76Second battle of Stromboli
22.4.1676Battle of Agosta
2.6.1676Battle of Palermo
23.7.1682First Bombardment of Algiers
23.5.1683Second Bombardment of Algiers
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur


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