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Le Sceptre

1985
Nominal Guns84NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down5.1691NNF-1715
Launched10.11.1691NNF-1715
First Commissioned3.1692NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon Dockyard - Toulon NNF-1715
Ship ClassSceptre Class (1691)NNF-1715
Designed by
François CoulombFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1687-1717
NNF-1715
Constructor
François CoulombFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1687-1717
NNF-1715
CategorySecond RateNNF-1715
National RatePremier RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the LineNNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Broken Up12.1.1718NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentFWAS1626
Length of Gundeck152' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)49.3696 (161′ 11″ Imperial)
Length of Keel130' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)42.2294 (138′ 6″ Imperial)
Breadth43' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.9664 (45′ 9″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold19' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.1892 (20′ 3″ Imperial)
Draught Aft23' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.4704 (24′ 6″ Imperial)
Burthen1,800Tonneaux 

Armament


10.11.1691Broadside Weight = 828 French Livre (893.5776 lbs 405.306 kg)FWAS1626
Lower Gun Deck26 French 36-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck28 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.16936599 officers, 650 menNNF-1715

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1696Lieutenant-Général des Armées Navales
André de NesmondFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1662-1697
FWIKI
7.1.1697 - 9.1697Capitaine de Vaisseau
Lord Jean Bernard Louis Desjeans (Baron de Pointis)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Marine
Soldier
Service 1697
ref:687
1700Lieutenant-Général des Armées Navales
André de NesmondFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1662-1697
FWIKI
1701Chef d'Escadreref:6871704Capitaine de Vaisseau
Jacques d'Arcy d'AillyFrench
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Marine
Service 1674-1704
FWIKI
1706Lieutenant-Général des Armées Navales
Joseph Andrault (2nd Comte de Langeron)French
Naval Sailor
Ship Builder
Administrator
Marine
Service 1669-1706
ref:769

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1696Enseigne de Vaisseau
Joseph de Nesmond de BrieFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1714
FWIKI
1697Enseigne de Vaisseau
Vincent Huon de KermadecFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1733
ref:673
1700Enseigne de Vaisseau
Joseph de Nesmond de BrieFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1714
FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
24.6.1697Took the Merchant
Concorde 1697-1697
British Merchant Unknown
ref:1585
14.8.1697Action of 1697-08-14
4.1703Began repairs at Toulon - Provence NNF-1715
1.1704Completed repairs at Toulon - Provence NNF-1715
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
7.1707Scuttled at Toulon to avoid shellfireNNF-1661
29.7.1707Battle of Toulon
10.1707RefloatedNNF-1661
18.12.1717

Condemned at Toulon

NNF-1715


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
7.1.1697-9.1697Armement Mixte of Jean-Baptiste du Casse
Lord Jean Bernard Louis Desjeans (Baron de Pointis)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Marine
Soldier
Service 1697
 
 

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