Le Sceptre

1985
Nominal Guns88NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down5.1691NNF-1715
Launched10.11.1691NNF-1715
First Commissioned3.1692NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
Ship ClassSceptre ClassNNF-1715
Constructor François Coulomb (1653/54-1716/17)NNF-1715
CategorySecond RateNNF-1715
National RatePremier RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Broken Up1718NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck152'French Feet (Pied du Roi)49.3706 (161′ 11″ Imperial)
Length of Keel131' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)42.554 (139′ 7″ Imperial)
Breadth44' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.2912 (46′ 10″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold20' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.6584 (21′ 10″ Imperial)
Burthen1,800Ton 

Armament


3.1692Broadside Weight = 848 French Livre (915.1616 lbs 415.096 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck26 French 36-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck28 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.16936599 officers, 650 menNNF-1715

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1696Lieutenant-Général des armées navalesChevalier André de Nesmond (1641-1702)FWIKI7.1.1697 - 9.1697Capitaine de VaisseauLord Jean Bernard Louis Desjeans (Baron de Pointis) (1645-1707)ref:6871700Lieutenant-Général des armées navalesChevalier André de Nesmond (1641-1702)FWIKI1701Chef d'escadre Louis Le Roux d'Infreville-Saint-Aubin (Chevalier d'Infreville-Saint-Aubin) (1642-1712)ref:6871704Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Jacques d'Arcy d'Ailly (1648-1720)FWIKI1706Lieutenant-Général des armées navalesChevalier Joseph Andrault (2nd Comte de Langeron) (1649-1711)ref:769

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1696Enseigne de Vaisseau Joseph de Nesmond de Brie (1675-1751)FWIKI1697Enseigne de Vaisseau Vincent Huon de Kermadec (1671-1746)ref:6731700Enseigne de Vaisseau Joseph de Nesmond de Brie (1675-1751)FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
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
12.1717Condemned at ToulonNNF-1715


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
7.1.1697-9.1697Armement Mixte of Jean-Baptiste du CasseLord Jean Bernard Louis Desjeans (Baron de Pointis) (1645-1707) 
 

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