Le Saint Esprit -> 1794 Scipion

1979
Nominal Guns80NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Ordered11.1.1762NNF-1715
Keel Laid Down5.1762NNF-1715
Named20.1.1762NNF-1715
Launched12.10.1765NNF-1715
First Commissioned1766
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest Dockyard NNF-1715
Designed byJoseph-Louis OllivierNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RatePremier Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked26.1.1795NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck184'French Feet (Pied du Roi)59.7645 (196′ 0″ Imperial)
Length of Keel168'French Feet (Pied du Roi)54.5696 (179′ 0″ Imperial)
Breadth48' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)15.6107 (51′ 2″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold23' 2"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.4884 (24′ 6″ Imperial)
Burthen2,050Ton 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentFWAS1786
Length of Gundeck186' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)60.4128 (198′ 2″ Imperial)
Length of Keel168' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)54.5664 (179′ 0″ Imperial)
Breadth48' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)15.6107 (51′ 2″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold23' 3"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.4975 (24′ 7″ Imperial)
Displacement3,850Ton 
Burthen2,100Tonneaux 

Armament


1766Broadside Weight = 900 French Livre (971.28 lbs 440.55 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck30 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle18 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
176686414 officers, 850 menNNF-1715

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1778 - 4.1779Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Jean Guillaume Toussaint Picquet (Comte de la Motte) (1720-1791)EWIKI1781 - 5.9.1781Capitaine de VaisseauJoseph Bernard ChabertEWIKI1794Capitaine de Vaisseau HuguetFWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
2.1794Renamed ScipionFWAS1786
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
26.1.1795

Wrecked off Brest

FWAS1786


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
FWAS1786French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786-1861Rif Winfield & Stephen S RobertsBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
 

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Posted by dave thomas on Saturday 5th of September 2015 00:47

does there exist a ship named Saint Esprit that served in the South China Sea or the China Station or plied Hong Kong, China, Singapore, or East Indies trade routes?

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